Removals to France
Get a quote for moving to France from the UK and check out our FAQ guide
If you are moving to France in 2023 or looking for more information about removals to France from the UK then you are in the right place!
Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the international removals process, including estimated removal costs and answers to frequently asked questions such as: what can/can’t I take?; how long does removals to France from UK take?, and what transportation service do I need? In fact, everything you need to know for your move to France.
PSS International Removals specialise in assisting families and individuals to professionally ship the contents of their house to France.
We undertake full household removals to France as well as moving personal effects and vehicles to Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux
International removals to France are easy with PSS
Home Survey or Quote
Get an online quote in 60 seconds or book a FREE home survey.
Help and Advice
Your dedicated Account Manager can help answer your questions and tailor your removal requirements.
Your belongings packed and shipped
Our specialist export-packing team will take care of everything for you.
Customs clearance & delivery to your new home
On arrival our agents will handle your customs clearance and deliver to your door.
Moving House to France
PSS International Removals are one of the UK’s leading and most trusted international removal companies. In fact, we only undertake overseas moves. Due to the number of people we help move to France every year, we can offer the best prices and still maintain high standards of service.
So if you are looking for the best international removal company for furniture removals to France look no further!
We’ll take the stress out of your overseas removal service to France so you can relax and focus on starting your new life.
If you wish to get an immediate estimate of your removal costs then use our online international removal calculator to get a guideline price.
Alternatively, for a more accurate quotation, you can book a Home or Video Survey with one of our International Removal Surveyors.
If you require more information about removals from the UK to France see our complete guide and FAQ section below. Or you can call our team for a free consultation with an International Removals Adviser.
Our France Removal Service includes:
- Door to door removal service
- Removal from anywhere in the UK to anywhere in France
- Free home/video survey
- Part load (shared) or dedicated lorry service
- Advice from an expert International Removal Consultant
- Dedicated Move Manager
- Help with documentation
- Advice on France customs requirements
- Use of recognised accredited shipping lines
- Tailor-made shipment protection policies
- Frequent sailing schedule and delivery to all destinations in France
- Storage in UK or France if required
- Low prices without compromising on service
Mover and Packer Services Include:
- Full international export standard packing & wrap service
- You pack, we ship option
- Fully trained export packers
- Provision of export quality boxes, cartons & packing materials
- Custom wood casing/crates if required
- Professional antique wrapping
- Advice on preparing your items for transport to France
“Why choose PSS International Removals in 2023?”
- Free home survey
- Family run business for over 40 years
- We only handle Overseas Removals
- Members of BAR Overseas Group
- BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme
- FIDI Global Alliance (Worldwide Moving Association)
- FAIM Accredited (Removal Quality Assurance Standard)
Removals from UK to France Reviews
International removals to France cost calculator
Want to know how it will cost to move house to France? Our free online International Removal Cost Calculator will help you calculate the volume of household goods you want to ship and provide you with an estimate of the cost.
Complete Guide to House Removals to France from the UK
Below are answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about overseas removals to France. There is a lot to consider which is why we allocate you a Move Manager to guide you through the whole removal process.
Before You Move
Part load removals or dedicated load service to France from the UK?
Most people who move to France use our part load removals service which is especially useful small removals. Your belongings are loaded onto a removals van or larger European road train to be sent via road freight to your destination.
This enable you to share the costs and benefit from economies of scale – even with small removals. This service does however take longer to arrive.
Alternatively if you have a large move to France, you can use our dedicated or full load service. You will have your own lorry with crew. This allows for greater flexibility and is a lot faster.
Where to Move in France?
Moving to France after Brexit
With the UK leaving the EU following Brexit, some of the procedures for moving to France and Europe from the UK have now changed.
From 1st January 2021 new paperwork, documentation and customs requirements apply. Your Move Manager will be able to advise you on the latest situation and guide you through completing any necessary documentation.
We will take care of the customs clearance on your behalf in Austria, so you will need not worry. It is, however, imperative that you have the correct documents in place. Our move managers will be pleased to guide you through everything that is required..
You will need to ensure you have the right residence requirements, visa or passport depending on the nature of your stay. This will vary depending on whether you are a UK or EU citizen, or have permanent or temporary residency in France.
How Much Do International Removals to France Cost?
How Long Do Removals to France from the UK Take?
Road freight removal times from the UK to France will vary depending on whether you choose a dedicated service or a part load service. To ensure speedier delivery we recommend contacting us and booking weeks in advance of your move.
Average removal/transportation times to France from the UK
|Method||Dedicated / Part Load||Air Freight|
|Average Time||1-4 weeks||7-14 days|
NB: These are average transportation times – actual time will depend on a number of factors.
Why Choose PSS International Removals - A Leading UK to France Removalist?
How are my items transported to France?
Moving To France
What Can't You Take to France? Restricted and Prohibited Items
Like most countries, France has a list of products and goods that are either prohibited or have restrictions on importation.
We highly recommend you check the FIDI Customs Guide for information on what can and cannot be imported into the country.
Failure to do so can result in your shipment being delayed in customs, refused entry or you may have to pay fines or fees for disposal of items.
How to Transport or Ship Furniture to France?
Do I Need Shipment Protection Cover or Removals Insurance to France?
What Happens on Moving Day?
Your Move Manager will advise you on what you’ll need to do to prepare items for moving day, including which items need cleaning and disinfecting.
Please advise us beforehand if you decide to take additional items so we can ensure that they will fit on the container and also if necessary update your quote.
On moving day our professional and friendly international movers and packers will take care of everything for you. Typically for a full house overseas removal, they begin packing furniture on day one and your container will arrive for loading sometime on day two.
For part container loads we will take your packed belongings to our depot for loading onto the container.
How Are My Belongings Packed?
Our specially trained and experienced export packers will ensure all your belongings are speedily but carefully packed before being loaded into your container. Hundreds of miles by road from UK to France is a long journey so higher standards and different techniques are needed than used by a standard domestic removal company.
For delicate items and antiques, we have even higher grade materials including custom made wooden crates if required.
Furniture Removals to France
Can I Self-Pack my Furniture Removal to France?
It is recommended to use professional international removalists who are specially trained and experienced in export wrapping and packing for overseas furniture removals.
However, we do have an option available if you want to pack your belongings yourself.
Can I Ship my Car, Motorbike or Other Vehicle?
We are able to help you ship vehicles overseas including cars, motorcycles, motorhomes and caravans to France. They can be transported in the same vehicle or container as your household goods or sent separately.
There are a number of factors you need to consider when importing cars into France, so we suggest you speak to one of our advisers or visit our France vehicle shipping page for more information.
What Documentation is Required When I Move To France?
Arriving in France
When your belongings in arrive in France they will need to pass through customs. Requirements will vary depending on whether you are a British citizen, a non-EU citizen, an EU citizen or a national returning home.
Fortunately, as part of our service, we will handle the customs clearance process on your behalf.
For household removals of personal effects, depending on your status, you may not have to pay customs duty and taxes on all items.
There may be some additional charges such as inspection fees charges you need to pay to the local customs authorities. These vary and so are not included in your shipping quote.
There will be some forms you need to complete and other documentation you need to provide as evidence.
Your Move Manager will be able to talk you through the latest situation and you can also find out more details in our FIDI Customs Guide.
Delivery of Your Items in France
What if I Need Storage or Don't Yet Have a Delivery Address in France?
This is not a problem as all we will require is a contact address and contact details. The delivery address can be advised at a later date or when you arrive.
If required, we can also arrange storage of your household goods and personal effects in France whilst you arrange your new home. Once you’re ready our local movers will be able to deliver your belongings.
Removals to the UK from France
Removals to the UK from France
No matter whether you’re a British Expat returning home or an Francen migrating to the UK, we will be able to assist you with your move. Our partners and professional packing teams will take care of your move in France and we can handle customs and deliver of your belongings to anywhere in the UK or Ireland.
Living in France
Where to get up to date advice on living in France?
When you are moving to France from the UK is a good idea to consult the UK government website guide on Living In France. This provides a whole range of advice on entry requirements, health, education and working in France.
It also provides information on any current issues you need to know about.
Buying property in France
When you first move to France it may be a good idea to rent first while you become familiar with the market and area you wish to live in. We will be able to help you store your belongings with our local partners whilst you find your property.
Purchasing property in France differs from the UK so make sure you seek professional advice from people familiar with the local area.
Work in France
Despite the current situation, there are opportunities for working in France. If you are fortunate you may move to France as an expat or on an intra-company transfer.
Having a good understanding of the local language will certainly improve your work prospects. But being self-employed or buying a business is an option.
Nowadays more people are taking advantage of remote working basing themselves in France whilst keeping in touch online.
Healthcare in France
There is good quality healthcare available in France. However, you will need to check what you are entitled to or if your company provides healthcare benefits.
Otherwise taking out a private healthcare policy is a good option.
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