Removals to New Zealand

Swan Removals and Storage provide local international moving and storage services covering all postcodes. If you are moving to New Zealand, Swan Removals and Storage will ensure that your personal effects are passed into the hands of a trusted agent at your destination including:
Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Hamilton, Invercargill, Whangarei, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Timaru, Tauranga, Palmerston.

Removals to New Zealand

What happens when emigrating to New Zealand from the UK?
When your goods are packed and forwarded from the UK and Eire, your Move Coordinator will forward your paperwork to our trusted agents in New Zealand who will send you the Customs forms for completion and, on return (with appropriate supporting documents) will arrange Customs and MAF (quarantine) clearance and delivery to your new home.

Transit Times when moving to New Zealand
When moving to New Zealand, household effects are secured in large metal containers and carried on container ships. Transit times are dependent on the type of services that have been chosen.

Full Container Load (container for exclusive use)
Auckland - 8 to 10 weeks, Lyttleton/Christchurch - 8 to 10 weeks, Wellington - 9 to 11 weeks
Door to Door - please note that upon arrival at Port in New Zealand, Customs and Quarantine may take between 10 to 20 working days to complete; this has been allowed in the overall door to door totals quoted.

Groupage (shared container services)
Auckland - 11 to 15 weeks, Lyttleton/Christchurch - 12 to 16 weeks, Wellington - 12 to 16 weeks

What you need to know about NZ Customs when emigrating to New Zealand
Importation of used personal and household effects on a duty free basis is dependent on your status on arrival into New Zealand (ie the type of visa you hold).
Please discuss your circumstances with your local agents' representative.

New Zealand Quarantine Inspections
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand is the merger between Biosecurity New Zealand and MAF Quarantine Services and is the division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF). It also leads New Zealand's bio security efforts which cover; Economic, Environmental, Social and cultural and international trade and animal welfare responsibilities.
It encompasses facilitating international trade, protecting the health of New Zealanders and ensuring the welfare of the environment, flora and fauna, marine life and Maori resources. They manage risk prior to and at the border, including import and export trade inspection and official assurances.
Most larger consignments of household effects will contain some items that require inspection by the MAF when emigrating to New Zealand.

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