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Edwards European Moving offers a weekly service for removals to Germany from the UK for full loads, part loads or single items.
Are you planning to move from the United Kingdom to Germany? Then you and your entire family may already be very excited to settle in your new home. However, upon thinking about all the things that must be prepared, the move becomes less exciting.
There are plenty of things to pack, loads of paperwork to prepare and transportation services to schedule. Juggling all this in your hands can force you to take time off your work. But if you want to make your move less stressful, then you must definitely consider enlisting the services of a Edwards European Moving. Read on and discover the benefits of hiring professionals for your house or office move to Germany.
Edwards European Moving has the experience, expertise and equipment to take care of all your relocation needs. They can guide you through every step of your relocation, from handling the necessary paperwork to packing and transporting all of your possessions.
With the help of our professional team, you can rest assured that you won’t forget anything in the process.
The first step is to get a quote for an estimate of relocation services to Germany
removals shouldn’t be a complicated process. By working with a reputable relocation company, you should be able to turn this otherwise stressful experience into one that’s hassle-free and enjoyable for the entire family.
Moving To Germany EU Customs Requirements
If you are moving to Germany from the UK, you will now be required to pass customs when moving goods through Europe. You will now be required to show a number of documents and information to avoid getting charged import duty of your personal goods. You Will Need :
- Proof of the address before removal (UK address)
- Duration of residence in the UK
- Confirmation of the new address in Germany
- De-registration certificate from the local UK council
- Certificate of registration in Germany
- Employment contract in Germany
- Copy of the passport
- Inventory list with values
- Agreement/authorisation to act as direct representative
Our co-ordinators and management closely monitor all legislation changes and will be able to advise on customs formalities.
At Edwards European Moving, we promise to be a part of your moving journey, no matter which side of the EU you go to. Give us a call at 01953 718239 to get aquotation for your packing and moving services today.
Just a few of the services that you may want to discuss with us:
- Packing of your belongings
- Storage and transportation options
- Transit protection insurance
- Record keeping of all of your belongings
- Car / Boat Transportation Service to Germany.
No matter what, you need to be sure that your moving process to Germany will meet your needs and that you fully understand what to expect during and after the moving process.
Ask For A Moving Quotation
In order to get a price that you can work with, think about asking for a Removal Quotation before the move. During this time, Edwards European can explain the whole moving process and all of the services that we offer so that we can both prepare for your move but also plan for the little things along the way.
Your Storage Options
If you are going to need somewhere to store your belongings before, during or even after the relocation, Edwards European moving will be able to help.
Edwards European Moving currently offer Storage to our customers that move to Germany
All you have to do is ask about the available storage facilities to give you a safe and secure location to keep your items until you are able to retrieve them. No matter what, this and other services offered by Edwards European Moving we are geared at making the customers life and moving process a whole lot easier.
Tips For UK Expats Moving To Germany
The vibrant German economy and high standard of living make it quite popular among foreign citizens, including Brits, looking to build a new life in a foreign country, either retiring or working Germany lies at the heart of Central Europe, about 1,036 kilometres from the UK. British citizens looking to travel to Germany can do so via train, air or road.
Now that you have decided to move to Germany, read on below to find out everything you need to know in order to lay the perfect foundation for a successful life in this interesting country.
Best Destinations for Expats
As an expat you will find the top cities in Germany to be the best places to set up. The cities of Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt, just to mention a few, are known for their relatively large expat communities owing to their vibrant culture, world class amenities and wealth of employment opportunities in a variety of industries.
To avoid finding yourself on the wrong side of the law, it is essential that you abide by German tax laws, to the letter. As an expat, you need to register your arrival in Germany with the relevant authorities.
At the end of the registration process you will receive a tax card, bearing your tax number, to be used by your employer for taxation purposes.
Tax Returns in Germany
Citizens and non-citizens have to file annual tax returns and a declaration of all assets held outside the country. Failure to comply with this requirement to the letter exposes you to severe consequences.
To avoid double taxation of their citizens, Germany and the UK have a double taxation agreement. Consider hiring a tax expert to help you satisfy all the necessary taxation rules and regulations to avoid any trouble with the authorities.
In most cases, locals use the German language even if they know English. This means that you will need to learn a few common German words and phrases to be able to effectively communicate in this foreign country.
It is also important that you brush up on your understanding of German culture to avoid any awkward situations. Germans love their rules, both written and unwritten. To avoid embarrasment, be sure to learn some of the rules you have to abide by in everyday situations.
It is worth mentioning that most stores are closed on Sundays as Germans use this day to rest.
Once you set foot in Germany you will need a place to stay. German landlords tend to be very cautious about who they rent their property to. To make your apartment hunt much easier, it’s important that you open a bank account. You may also need the services of an agent, or broker whose fee is equivalent to two months’ rent.
The rent in the most popular German cities is more or less the same as it is in London. However, it’s is surprising to note that average cost of living in Germany is lower than the average in the UK.
However, be prepared to buy your own furniture and fittings as most apartments are not furnished.
Even though Germany is home to the autobahn, you might not need to use a car for your daily commute, especially if you live in one of the major cities. Public transport, train and bus systems, is a popular choice for most commuters as it is always punctual and exceptionally clean.
Alternatively, you can opt to walk or use a bicycle as your chosen means of transport. Almost all roads are designed for safe use by a variety of users including pedestrians and cyclists.
Even though you will find all sorts of cuisine in the major cities and towns, Germans enjoy a rich and hearty cuisine. Meat, mainly pork, turnips, beets and cabbage being the most commonly incorporated in their meals. As you might have known, beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage.
Part Load to Germany
We offer a part load service to and from all German & European destinations, an ideal service for clients with smaller consignments or larger consignments with flexible delivery dates.
This service is often the most cost-effective method for moving to Germany as you share the space on our vehicle with other clients shipments. The running costs of the vehicle are then shared by all.
All shipments are individually inventoried and all goods individually numbered ensuring all personal effects are delivered to the correct client’s property. This is a full door to door service with unpacking if required.
Dedicated Vehicle to Germany
Our dedicated service provides you with the sole use of one of our removal vehicles and allows you to choose your collection and delivery dates, this is also a full to the door direct service with unpacking if required.
Delivery from the UK to Germany can be as quick as one day depending on collection point in the UK and delivery point in Germany and volume of Furniture.
The only restrictions on this service are public holidays in Europe where LGV vehicles are often restricted between certain hours and tachograph hours which limits drivers hours for safety. Our European department will provide you with a full relocation plan including expected transit times upon quotation.