Trusted International Movers from Guildford

At 1st Move International, we appreciate that moving internationally from Guildford can be quite a challenging and nerve-wracking event. But with over 25 years of experience, our team of highly skilled professionals will work hand in hand with you to understand your specific needs. We know that each and every move is unique, which is why we offer customised solutions designed for your particular situation.

We expertly handle every detail of your move, from carefully packing and loading your possessions, dealing with paperwork, customs procedures, and insurance. We cover Guildford and its surrounding areas including Ash, Shere, and Worplesdon, committed to making your global move as smooth and worry-free as possible.

Container ship sailing fast

Faster Weekly Shipping Service

No waiting to fill our containers. We have pre-booked container slots sharing space with commercial exporters so we can ship weekly with the world's premier shipping lines.

Packed pallets lined up

Better Protection For Your Move

Palletised international removals for a safer move overseas. Our shrink-wrap packing stops the handling of individual items. This reduces the risks of damage, mix-ups and improves the security & protection of your goods.

Pallets being measured

Measured Exactly for Accurate Billing

When it comes to shipping, size matters. Moving costs are determined by the total volume of your shipment. After packing, our pallets can be measured exactly to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

Our Unique Packing System - The Best in the Business

At the core of every overseas move is the packing, and we employ our unique shrink-fast packing system, validated to be the most secure method to transport household goods and personal items abroad. Our packing processes have been scrutinised and endorsed by our insurers, and this results in one of the industry's lowest damage claim rates, guaranteeing the safety of your belongings from the UK to your destination. With our state-of-the-art packing approach, your move is faster, safer, and smarter. To find out more about our packing process, click here or watch our video.

See our safer packing page for a more detailed breakdown of our packing procedures.

Trusted by Customers Across Guildford

We place immense value on our customer satisfaction. Our thorough packing techniques, amicable and professional personnel, and attention to detail have helped us secure consistently outstanding reviews from our customers. We strive to ensure that every international move is seamless and stress-free, and our excellent reviews are evidence of our commitment. Take a moment to read our customer reviews and see why Guildford residents choose us for their international moves.

Memberships and Accreditations

With over two decades in operation, 1st Move International's team has aided hundreds of customers in moving from Guildford to their new homes abroad. As BIFA (the British International Freight Association) members, we abide by a stringent code of conduct, thereby maintaining superior shipping service standards. As trusted members of BAR (the British Association of Removers), we adhere to its strict service guidelines, including transparency in quotations and pricing, and exceptional customer service.

Marine Insurance

We provide comprehensive shipping insurance through our collaboration with Basil Fry & Co, a prominent provider in the UK's moving industry. Our unique packing systems, which have been developed and refined over 20 years, have allowed us to keep the lowest claims record in our sector. These systems reduce the risk of damage or loss, guaranteeing the safety and security of your possessions during transit. We always recommend marine shipping insurance due to the involvement of various parties in handling your goods, including overseas customs officials.

Areas Covered in and Around Guildford

  • Bellfields
  • Stoughton
  • Merrow
  • Burpham
  • Onslow Village
  • Park Barn
  • Shalford
  • and more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When it comes to international removals from Guildford, the cost will depend on several factors, including the size or volume of your shipment, the destination, and the value of your household goods. Additional considerations like packing requirements and distance from international ports can also impact the cost of your move. At 1st Move International, we offer competitive pricing and provide a range of services to help make your international move as stress-free as possible. You can expect to pay from £750.00 for a shared container service or over £4000.00 for a dedicated 20ft or 40ft full house move.

To get a better idea of the costs involved, be sure to check out our international removals costs guide.

You can bring all manner of personal effects and household goods with you, such as furniture, electronics, artwork, clothes, and other items providing you're the owner of course!

However, it's important to note that there are certain items that are prohibited from overseas shipping, including perishable goods, plants, tobacco, alcohol, and more. We provide a list of often prohibited good in our customs guide, which you can refer to for more information.

There are several options available, each with its own set of advantages and considerations. These include:

  • Full container load (FCL) shipping, which involves shipping all of your belongings in a single container.
  • Less than container load (LCL) shipping, which involves combining your belongings with other shipments in a shared container.
  • Air freight, which is faster but more expensive than sea freight.

Choosing the right shipping option will depend on factors such as your budget, the volume of your belongings, and the speed of delivery required. Our team of experts can help you navigate these considerations and choose the right shipping option for your needs.

The duration of an international move to Guildford will depend on the final destination. Shipping port to port from the UK to New York, USA, for instance, takes roughly 12 days. Shipping to Singapore takes around 26 days, and shipping to Australia can take approximately 50 days. For detailed information on transit times and sailing schedules to major destinations, refer to our weekly international moving schedules.

We understand that tracking the progress of your international move from Guildford is important. Fortunately we offer online tracking services that allow you to monitor the status of your shipment. You will typically receive a tracking number or reference code, which you can use to track the progress of your shipment. Our container and cargo tracking system enables us to track your goods in real-time, anywhere in the world. If you have any questions or concerns about tracking your international move, don't hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

We highly recommend that you consider taking out insurance for your international move from Guildford to protect against the risks associated with international shipping. Our marine shipping insurance, provided through our brokers Basil Fry & Co, is designed to give you peace of mind and covers loss, theft, and damage. Our Standard cover policy is more than adequate to cover your goods in the event of loss, theft and damage and includes damage cover for all goods packed by usl.

Get Your FREE Quote

Planning an overseas move from Guildford or its nearby areas? Your search ends with 1st Move International. With over 25 years of expertise, we are the specialists in comprehensive international removals services. Contact us today to discover more about how we can facilitate your new life abroad. For a detailed quotation and more information on our superior services, complete our quick moving quote form here and trust in us to make your move from Guildford smooth and stress-free.

Ready to start your journey?
Get a free quote to move overseas from Guildford using the form above, or give us a call on 0800 389 0784 to speak to one of our advisors.

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Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

This is our craft - lives packed with care and attention for their journey overseas. Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.

We're proud to post these images, showcasing our removals team's passion and skill. Your personal effects are in the very best hands and are now destined for new adventures abroad.

Come and have a look.