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Tips For Finding the Perfect Country To Relocate To

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Kevin Stanchfield  Downtown LA skyline. Just after sunset.

Kevin Stanchfield
Downtown LA skyline. Just after sunset.

With advancements in travel the world has become a much smaller place. With over 5 million Brits living abroad, emigration is certainly an attractive proposition to many. But where to start? Many people will have a rough idea of the kind of job they want to pursue or even the climate they want to live in. But other key factors such as language, proximity to home and living standards can have a major influence on choosing a suitable destination.

With so much at stake, we’ve put together some tips to help you choose the right country:

1. Do your research. You may fancy life Down Under but if you don’t meet their strict immigration criteria you won’t get in. New Zealand too draws up a list of careers eligible for a visa, so make sure you read up on all the details. Those careers currently in demand are medicine, engineering and IT. The good news however is if you’re currently moving within the EU things are much easier.

2. Fancy learning a new language? There are plenty of places in the world where you can stick to speaking your native language. In fact, all countries have large expat communities so you’ll never be too far from a familiar conversation. However, you may want to be more adventurous. In countries such as Denmark learning the language is imperative. It’s easy to find courses through your local council who are obliged to offer courses to all foreign residents.

3. Read about the country in all its glory. You may have read A Year In Provence but does it really reflect what life is currently like in southeastern France? It’s unlikely. If you have a family, you’ll need to look into the school system and childcare facilities. Take some time to research housing and social welfare provision and different towns and cities within your chosen country. Expat Forums can give you interesting insights.

4. Look into the weather. Living in a warmer country is often a reason many people (especially Brits) choose to move to a new country. Sunny days may be great for a holiday but can you see yourself working and living in 40’ heat, which you might face if you move to UAE. Just like the UK the weather can be totally different around the country so when choosing a location, make sure you check thoroughly. Los Angeles may be gloriously sunny all year, but New York certainly isn’t.

5. Choose your lifestyle. What kind of life do you want in your new location? Beach barbecues? Balanced working hours? A busy social life? A large salary? Everyone will want something different but it’s important to be clear about what your priorities are. Working in Asian Pacific countries pays an expat on average $126,000 (£95,000) dollars, compared with the global average of $104,000 (£79,000).

If you are considering a move abroad PSS International removals can help. We are a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receives a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 34 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance of ensuring our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

 

Contact us now for a free estimator’s survey, or simply fill in our online moving or baggage quote form.

German Entertainment – A PSS Guide

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Pedro Ribeiro Simões, Girl reading at the beach Cascais, Portugal

Pedro Ribeiro Simões,
Girl reading at the beach Cascais, Portugal

 

Like much of Europe, German entertainment is based upon a mixture of homegrown talent and actors, novelists and singers from around the globe. Here’s our guide to what you might expect to watch, read or listen to should you move to Germany.

TV – what Germans are watching

Sporting fixtures are very popular in Germany with a staggering 13.84 million viewers tuning in to watch the Germany vs. Georgia European Championshipqualifying match in 2015. Another knockout programme saw Wladimir Klitschko’s fight with British boxer Tyson Fury. 8.91 million viewers tuned in. The start of the new I’m A Celebrity .. Get Me Out of Here! bagged 6.82 million viewers. Other popular series included drama/comedy Red Band Society (Club der Roten Bander) and Sing My Song (Sing Meinen Song). Berlin – Day & Night (Berlin – Tag & Nacht) is one of the country’s top ranking soaps.

Music – what Germans are listening to

Germans also like music that is very familiar across much of Europe. The latest billboard chart in Germany features familiar artists such as Drake, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez and Sia all in the top ten. Other German acts such as Helene Fischer win many of the national music awards.

The top ten selling singles for 2015 in Germany were:

1. OMI, Cheerleader

2. Lost Frequencies, Are You With Me

3. Felix Jaehn, featuring Jasmine Thompson, Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)

4. Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do

5. Major Lazer & DJ Snake, Lean On

6. Sido featuring Andreas Bourani, Astronaut

7. Adele, Hello

8. Robin Schultz, featuring Francesco Yates, Sugar

9. Wiz Khafila featuring Charlie Puth, See You Again

10. Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell, Firestone

Books – what Germans are reading

The most popular book for Germans in 2015 was a Diary of a Wimpy Kid, book 10. This is according to the Boersenblatt trade magazine. They also noted that only one of the top five was written in Germany and 13 of the 25 bestsellers were translations.

The top ten books of 2015 are:

1. Jeff Kinney: Gregs Tagebuch 10 – So ein Mist! (Greg’s Diary 10 – What a bummer!)

2. Jojo Moyes: Ein ganz neues Leben  (A Whole New Life)

3. Paula Hawkins: Girl on the Train

4. Michel Houellebecq: Unterwerfung  (Submission)

5. Dörte Hansen: Altes Land (Old Land)

6. Jean-Luc Bannalec: Bretonischer Stolz (Breton Pride)

7. Lori Nelson Spielman: Nur einen Horizont entfernt (Only A Horizon Away)

8. Rita Falk: Zwetschgendatschikomplott (A Provincial Crime )

9. Lori Nelson Spielman: Morgen kommt ein neuer Himmel (Morning Comes A New Heaven)

10. Jussi Adler-Olsen: Der Grenzenlose (Promise)

 

If you are considering a move to Germany PSS International removals can help. We are a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receives a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 34 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance of ensuring our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

Contact us now for a free estimator’s survey, or simply fill in our online moving or baggage quote form.

 

What You Need To Know About Living In Malta

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Bryn Pinzgauer, Valletta, May 2016

Bryn Pinzgauer, Valletta, May 2016

Malta is situated in the Mediterranean close to both Italy and African continents. This close proximity to such diverse cultures has – and still does – influence the country greatly. In 60AD St Paul brought Christianity to Malta but by 870AD the Arabs invaded. Until 1530 Malta was an extension of Sicily after which the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem ruled until 1798. France too invaded but in 1800 the British took over and ruled until 1964 when Malta gained its independence. In 1974 Malta became a republic.

To this day, the British are well received in Malta and many older people reside there thanks to the warm weather. Malta consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is the largest island and its capital Valletta is on the north-east coast. If you’re thinking of moving to Malta here are some essential facts and figures.

Language:

The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English. Maltese or ‘Malti’ is a unique language (the only language of Semitic origin written in Latin) and over time words from the English, Italian and French dictionary have been incorporated. Due to its close proximity to Italy, Italian is widely spoken too.

Currency:

Malta introduced the Euro as the official currency in 2008. It is also the official currency of the neighbouring island of Gozo.

Accommodation:

There are restrictions on property ownership in Malta. If you are an EU citizen or foreign national you can only buy one property in Malta. You can only buy it if you intend to live in it and not rent it out.  However, there are certain areas on the island where these rules do not apply. House prices across all the different styles of homes including apartments, terraces, maisonettes and town houses have continued to rise. The average price for a 3-bedroom house costs €350,000 (£254,686) and 3-bedroom apartments from €140,000 –  €400,000 (£101,916-£291,150).

Healthcare:

Malta has an exceptionally good healthcare system and all residents, including those from the EU, and with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free healthcare in government health centres and hospitals. There is also a thriving private healthcare system too with many citizens taking this up alongside the public system.

Employment:

As a citizen of an EU country moving to another EU country you won’t need a work permit to take up employment in Malta. This also means you have the same rights as national workers including those related to working conditions, pay and social security. In some instances, working for Maltese companies could prove problematic for expats as having a working knowledge of the language and customs can be an issue. That said, with the travel and tourism trades, ICT, gaming and finance big news in Malta, English-speaking candidates can apply.

Climate:

Set where it is in the Mediterranean, Malta has very sunny summers with around 12 hours of sun per day. Summers are dry and hot, but it can be windy. In the winter, sunshine hours amount to just 5-6 but it is mild and generally not too cold. Rainfall is low too, 568mm a year.

Malta’s climate is typical of the Mediterranean and is strongly influenced by the sea.

Education:

As a former British colony the Maltese school system will be familiar with those settling there from the UK. School is compulsory from the ages of 4-16 years. Children start at kindergarten, then go to Primary, Secondary and onto High School (or Sixth Form college) where students study for their A levels. There are also private schools, which are often linked to the Catholic church, and a selection of international schools.

Transport:

For such a small island Malta has a very high proportion of car drivers, who like the Brits, drive on the left. There is also a public transport system that is heavily reliant on taxis and buses. National and international driving licences are accepted should you wish to hire a car whilst you are there.

For more information about how PSS International can help you make your move to Malta visit https://www.pssremovals.com

PSS International Removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 33 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

 

Do you always need a work permit?

For useful articles and tips on moving to other countries and life as an expat, please like the PSS International Removals Facebook page and follow the Twitter profile

 

University of Salford Press Office,Women in construction, www.salford.ac.uk/news/details/797

University of Salford Press Office,Women in construction, www.salford.ac.uk/news/details/797

Finding a job abroad might at first glance feel like a trudge through red tape and bureaucracy and in some instances it is. As a UK citizen looking to emigrate to places such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand you’ll need a job offer before you can apply for a visa to move there. This is also the case in many other places around the world too, and specifically those that are non-EU countries.

However as a UK citizen the good news is that you can work without a permit in any country in the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA includes all countries in the European Union, isuch as Sweden, France, Cyprus, Germany and Malta. The EEA also incorporates Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Within these countries you’ll have the same rights as everyone who lives there.

This will include: working conditions, pay and social security, including benefits.

So how do you go about looking for a job? This is of course different in each country and may be impacted if you are moving from a UK office to a foreign one. However, there are specific websites within the EU countries that can help you find work.

In Sweden head to http://work.sweden.se/working-in-sweden/ to discover how you go about looking for a career. There is a whole host of information about preparing yourself for the Swedish job market including writing CVs specifically with their country in mind. They recommend looking at The European Job Mobility Portal . This offers an extensive range of facilities for living and working in each European country. It also helps with skills and careers guidance around these countries too.

In Sweden the jobs on offer include those in education, construction, IT, science and engineering.

Looking for work in France is currently difficult due to the high levels of unemployment (about 10.5% of the population). However with so many Brits choosing France as home it is an easy option.

Work across aerospace, food and drink, tourism and machinery, to name a few, are still available. Major companies such as Michelin, Carrefour, Renault and AXA are all firmly established in France and could offer good employment opportunities.

Moving to Malta too has its benefits thanks to a large English speaking community and cultural ties that go back many years. In Malta you could look for work in accounting, banking and the food industry. More information can be found at the job seekers website. There are also some specific requirements so please look at the official Maltese website here.

To find more information about working abroad and the need for work permits, or not, please visit https://www.gov.uk/working-abroad/overview

For more information about how PSS International can help you make your move to EU countries and those such as Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand visit https://www.pssremovals.com

PSS International Removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 33 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

Are You Eligible To Vote in The EU Referendum?

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Jirka Matousek, Brussels

Jirka Matousek, Brussels

When the UK goes to the voting booths on Thursday June 23rd 2016, it won’t be to pick a new Prime Minister but to decide whether we stay in or leave the European Union.

If you’re one of the five million Brits who live abroad, you could be eligible to vote. Initially, if you haven’t already you’ll need to register to vote. There are certain restrictions around registration.

British citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 years are not eligible to register to vote in UK elections. To work out whether you fit into this category, the 15-year-old rule begins from the last day that you were on the electoral register in the UK. You’ll need to contact the last local authority you were registered with in the UK. You can find their contact details here.

Those that were too young to vote before they left the UK can also register. There are also rules around British Citizenship within families. See here for more information.

If you want to register to vote in England, Scotland or Wales as an overseas voter for the EU referendum, register here.  To vote in Northern Ireland, visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland Website and download the correct form.

The deadline for registration in the EU Referendum is by Monday 16th May.

If you are eligible to vote and are already registered, living miles from the UK will mean you won’t be able to visit the actual voting booths. Overseas voters have two options when casting their votes:

Voting by Post: In England, Scotland and Wales, individual voters will be entitled to apply by post to vote. First check with your local electoral registration office that you are correctly registered. Once registered you’ll need to fill in an application form, print the replies, sign and date and send back to the registration office. There are strict deadlines for registration and if you apply too late, you won’t be allowed to vote. Check here for deadlines.

Postal ballot papers will be sent to all eligible overseas voters that are registered to vote by post in time for the first dispatch; between 23 and 27 May. Those that apply to register at a later date will be sent ballot papers after their registration is confirmed.

Your ballot paper must arrive back by 10pm on 23 June 2016 to be counted in the EU referendum.

If you live abroad it’s worth considering the time delay in getting the ballot papers back to make them count. If it looks like you’re likely to miss the 10pm deadline on the day of – voting, it may be worth thinking about the following:

Voting by Proxy: This means that you can nominate someone to vote on your behalf. The rules around this changed last year so make sure you have the most up-to-date details. You will also need to fill in a proxy vote application form.  You can nominate anyone who is individually registered to vote on your behalf, however you will be required to give a reason for the nomination.

- One of the eligible routes is that you are a citizen living abroad.

There is a deadline for voting by proxy, which is normally 5pm, 6 working days before an election, but check these details closer to the time.

Visit the AboutMyVote.co.uk for all the essential details.

If you are thinking about moving abroad, PSS International Removals can help. For more information about PSS International Removals and our services contact us now at https://www.pssremovals.com

PSS International Removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 33 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

A parents guide to schools in the USA

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Translingo CO Young group of students in campus - Back to School.

Translingo CO Young group of students in campus – Back to School.

Finding the right school for each of your children can be a difficult job, but it becomes more so when you are moving to a country the size of the USA.  Not only is everything on a bigger scale, the education system is somewhat different to the UK, so there is a lot to acquaint yourself with when you start looking.  Here is an introductory guide to help you make the right choice for your family.

Children have to go to school from the age of 5, but as in the UK, most children attend some form of pre-school education on either a full-time or part-time basis for a year or two before that.

Rules and systems vary between the states, but generally speaking your child will attend Elementary School (Kindergarten to Grade 5), Middle School (Grade 6 to Grade 8) and High School (Grade 9 to Grade 12)

It is compulsory to receive education until the age of 16, but most continue on to the age of 18.

Standards can vary wildly between states and areas, so make careful checks about the area that you intend to live in.

State education is known as public education (not to be confused with English Public Schools, that are private). Public education is funded in part by local taxes so generally speaking the schools in the wealthier areas tend to have better facilities.  There is an argument, that when higher local taxes are taken into account, the same amount of money can be used to finance private education.

The bigger cities, such as New York, Boston, Washington D.C, and Los Angeles will have International Schools which are a good choice if you are just relocating for a short period of time.  However, fees can be high (up to $30,000 per year) and many will have waiting lists.  So if you think you would like to go this route, make enquiries as soon as you can.

Charter Schools are available in some areas – they are often founded by parents and teachers and provide high standards of education.  They are non-profit organisations and are popular so again waiting lists can be an issue.

Another type of school that you may not be familiar with are Magnet Schools.  Available in certain areas from Elementary level, they teach a full curriculum to a diverse range of pupils, although they specialise in certain areas like Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), languages or the Arts.  They are an interesting option if you are going to be living in an area that has one; it’s worth a look.

As in the UK, entrance to private schools can be very competitive and based on academic achievement and/or religious affiliation.  Most private schools offer boarding facilities and you should budget for fees from around $25,000 as well as other additional expenses.

Homeschooling is a popular choice in the USA and could suit you if are only going to be there for a short period of time.  More than two million students are taught at home, so it is more of a mainstream option than in the UK.  You need to check out what your obligations are with your local State Education department as the regulations vary enormously.  You can find some good initial information from the Government here

The school year is only 180 days per year, including a summer break of up to 12 weeks.  As the school vacations are so much longer than in the UK, you need to aware of this when you make your family plans – many children go away on ‘summer camp’.

American Universities, or Colleges, as they are widely known, always feature well in the world’s top Universities.   You can familiarise yourself with some of the best known ones, but beware that an American University education can be very expensive.  Although UK families are used to paying fees, you need to be aware of the costs before you think that the USA is an option for study.

If you are considering a move overseas PSS International removals can help. We are a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receives a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 32 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance of ensuring our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

Contact us now for a free estimator’s survey, or simply fill in our online moving or baggage quote form.

International Removals – The Easy Way

 

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Whether you’re taking your entire household belongings with you when you move abroad or just a car and a few boxes, PSS International Removals offer a streamlined service, at competitive rates. Is your move happening quickly? No problem. Time is not an issue for PSS. We can send your goods through our express service, taking the stress-free approach to moving thousands of miles away.

So how do you go about arranging your removal service? Getting a quote for the shipment couldn’t be easier. First you need to visit the PSS website www.pssremovals.com and pick from one of the many options available, be it International Removals, Excess Baggage or Car Shipping. You will receive a competitive quote within 60 seconds. Alternatively you can speak to one of our Baggage Consultants to talk through your requirements. Call 0800 988 3711 for more information. There is even an option on the website to request a call back.

Excess baggage is easy to accommodate and especially handy if you just have a few boxes of belongings you want to take with you. The boxes come in different sizes and we can also arrange for unusually shaped items such as guitars and skis to be shipped separately. This is a great value option for smaller shipments. No need to pay for a container when all you need is partial space within it.

If you are sending a full or part household we will call you to arrange, a free, no obligation home survey. A consultant will then arrive to run through the whole process, informing you of how our service works and what to expect from moving day. Once the booking is finalised you will be allocated a PSS Move Manager who will request all the relevant paperwork and arrange the shipping details.

When it comes to removal day, our team will arrive to collect your cartons (if you’ve decided to pack for yourself) or start packing your goods, if this is the service you’ve chosen. They will also use a customs seal on your packages. This means that your container will not be opened until it arrives at your destination.

Once loaded onto the lorry, your goods will be driven to a UK port, where the documentation and customs seal will be checked before being loaded onto the vessel. After arrival in the new country, the goods may need to be checked by the official authorities, who will clear goods if they do not contravene agricultural, forestry or fisheries laws in the destination.

Soon after you arrive in your new home, PSS will call to arrange the delivery of your goods to the location of your choice. It really couldn’t be any easier.

For more information about PSS International Removals and our services contact us now at https://www.pssremovals.com

You can also watch this brief video to understand a little more about how PSS International Removals can help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXPZaiLpd1U

PSS International Removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 32 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

What’s more PSS International Removals are fully bonded members of the British Association of Removers (BAR Overseas), IMMI (International Movers Mutual Insurance), FIDI (Global alliance) we have also been awarded with FAIM accreditation which is the international removal industries quality standard.

 

 

 

 

Have Teddy Will Travel – Globetrotting with a PSS Teddy

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For some teddies, life is pretty dull. Shut in a child’s bedroom, a teddy’s lot can be a monotonous experience. Starring at the same four walls, day after day. But that’s not the case for PSS International Removals’ Teddies. For them travelling to the other side of the world is the norm, business class a possibility.

PSS International Teddies arrive in some of the world’s most glamorous locations in the hands of owners migrating overseas; to take up a different job, to reunite with family or start a new chapter in their lives. With PSS customers moving globally to locations such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, their teddies get to see some of the best views and experiences the world has to offer.

For one of our teddies, a road trip from Taupo to New Plymouth on New Zealand’s North Island proved very eventful. Here he was able to sample the delights of the Waikato River (New Zealand’s longest) and get a buzz from a visit to the geothermal power station in Taupo. He then took in the vistas of Mount Taranaki before sipping a beer at Mike’s Organic Brewery in New Plymouth. After a road trip to beat no other, that evening the PSS Teddy slept very soundly.

Over in sunny Australia one travelling teddy was lucky enough to be taken to downtown Melbourne where he particularly enjoyed looking up at their tallest building, the Eureka Tower which stands 297 metres (which is much bigger than your average bear!).

Another PSS Teddy took in the sights in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. The top of Mount Victoria allowed for some spectacular views across the city and the ocean. Teddy couldn’t believe his eyes. Others teddies reported sampling Hungry Jack’s ice-cream in Auckland, New Zealand whilst the culture vultures headed to the North Island to fully understand the Maori culture.

Kuala (not Koala!) Lumpur has also proved to be a popular destination for PSS Teddies. Our last two globetrotting bears were spoilt and travelled business class to Malaysia. After touching down at the International Airport they headed to China Town for some Cantonese snacks, seafood and Hakka noodles. Yum! The afternoon was spent staring at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.

As you can see the PSS Teddies are busy, but wherever they are in the world there is one thing that unites them all. Their poem:

The PSS Teddy finds himself in many a famous spot,

Despite his thick fur it’s normally somewhere hot!

His ventures take him as far as Toronto and Timbuktu,

Famous cities, it’s fair to say our teddies seen a few!

Our traveling teddy sends us snaps from wherever he may be.

After all, there’s so much in the world to do and even more to see!

For more information about how you too can make a teddy’s life just that bit more exciting go to:https://www.pssremovals.com/teddies-travels. These teddies are given out by the PSS team to customers and those that come to see us at various events around the UK.

If you’ve got a PSS Teddy, we’d love to see how they’re getting on. Send your photos to info@pssremovals.com

For more information about PSS International Removals and our services contact us now at https://www.pssremovals.com

PSS International Removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 32 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

International Removals – The Easy Way

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Whether you’re taking your entire household belongings with you when you move abroad or just a car and a few boxes, PSS International Removals offer a streamlined service, at competitive rates. Is your move happening quickly? No problem. Time is not an issue for PSS. We can send your goods through our express service, taking the stress-free approach to moving thousands of miles away.

So how do you go about arranging your removal service? Getting a quote for the shipment couldn’t be easier. First you need to visit the PSS website  www.pssremovals.com and pick from one of the many options available, be it International Removals, Excess Baggage or Car Shipping. You will receive a competitive quote within 60 seconds. Alternatively you can speak to one of our Baggage Consultants to talk through your requirements. Call 0800 988 3711 for more information. There is even an option on the website to request a call back.

Excess baggage is easy to accommodate and especially handy if you just have a few boxes of belongings you want to take with you. The boxes come in different sizes and we can also arrange for unusually shaped items such as guitars and skis to be shipped separately. This is a great value option for smaller shipments. No need to pay for a container when all you need is partial space within it.

If you are sending a full or part household we will call you to arrange, a free, no obligation home survey. A consultant will then arrive to run through the whole process, informing you of how our service works and what to expect from moving day. Once the booking is finalised you will be allocated a PSS Move Manager who will request all the relevant paperwork and arrange the shipping details.

When it comes to removal day, our team will arrive to collect your cartons (if you’ve decided to pack for yourself) or start packing your goods, if this is the service you’ve chosen. They will also use a customs seal on your packages. This means that your container will not be opened until it arrives at your destination.

Once loaded onto the lorry, your goods will be driven to a UK port, where the documentation and customs seal will be checked before being loaded onto the vessel. After arrival in the new country, the goods may need to be checked by the official authorities, who will clear goods if they do not contravene agricultural, forestry or fisheries laws in the destination.

Soon after you arrive in your new home, PSS will call to arrange the delivery of your goods to the location of your choice. It really couldn’t be any easier.

For more information about PSS International Removals and our services contact us now at https://www.pssremovals.com

You can also watch this brief video to understand a little more about how PSS International Removals can help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXPZaiLpd1U

PSS International Removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 33 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.

What’s more PSS International Removals are fully bonded members of the British Association of Removers (BAR Overseas), IMMI (International Movers Mutual Insurance), FIDI (Global alliance) we have also been awarded with FAIM accreditation which is the international removal industries quality standard.

Ticking All The Right Boxes – How To Make Sure Your International Move Goes Smoothly

Kiran Foster, family

Kiran Foster, family

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The worry of moving day may be unavoidable. Waving goodbye to your worldly belongings and keeping your fingers crossed your removal company delivers them to your new international address can however be less stressful.

Choose the right international removals firm with the correct industry accreditation and you can be assured of a trusted service. Knowing that your treasured possessions are in the hands of approved professionals can only ease the pressure.

Since 1982 PSS International Removals have been offering complete or part removal services from the UK to practically anywhere in the world, including countries such as Australia, Canada, Dubai, India, New Zealand and the USA.

We have never diversified from this service so we know exactly what can go wrong, as well as knowing exactly how it can be put right and avoid issues occuring. Moving across oceans and continents can bring with it a number of challenges but at PSS our experience and expertise minimises any such issues.

PSS International Removals is bonded and accredited by the international removals industry, specifically with the following organsations:

We are a member of the British Association of Removers Overseas http://www.baroverseas.co.uk/ an organisation that guarantees its members meet the highest standards in the international moving industry. Being a member also affiliates PSS with the IMMI Advance Payment Scheme, which is designed to protect you and guarantee your payment.

We are also a member of FIDI https://www.fidi.org/about-fidi the most prestigious international moving association. Every FIDI Affiliate complies with the rigorous FIDI quality standards, generally accepted as the supreme professional industry standard worldwide. This ensures final customers that only the top quality movers are part of the network.

We have achieved FAIM accreditation http://www.fidiworldwidemoving.net/, the industry’s highest independent quality assurance standard. Every holder of FAIM has to undergo an on-site compliance procedure by an independent management consultant, and the Compliance Procedures are completed at minimum two year periods.

For more details about PSS International Removals accreditation credentials go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ5vB29nuZQ

For more information about PSS International Removals and our services contact us now at https://www.pssremovals.com

PSS International Removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 32 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.