Trusted International Movers from Woking

At 1st Move International we are fully aware that every international move from Woking presents its unique challenges and concerns. However, with more than 25 years of experience under our belt, we have a team of seasoned professionals who make it their mission to understand and cater to your specific requirements. Our customised solutions are designed to fit the exact needs of your move no matter what you're shipping or where you're going.

We manage all aspects of your move meticulously, from carefully packing your belongings securely, handling customs formalities, sorting out insurance, and even making sure the necessary paperwork is in order. Our services extend beyond Woking to surrounding areas such as Knaphill, Pyrford, and Sheerwater. Our aim is to make your international move as straightforward and stress-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

For us, quality packing is at the heart of every successful international move. We utilise an industry-leading shrink-fast packing system, a proven and reliable method of securing household goods and personal belongings for their journey overseas. Our packing procedures are not only approved but have also been audited by our insurance providers. This rigorous process results in one of the lowest claims rates in the industry, ensuring the safety of your items from Woking to your overseas destination. Learn more about our packing process here or take a look at our video demonstration.

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

Trusted by Customers Across Woking

We take great pride in the satisfaction of our customers. Our meticulous packing process, combined with our friendly and professional staff and an unwavering attention to detail, have earned us glowing reviews from our clientele. We strive to make every international move effortless and stress-free, and our customer feedback is a testament to our dedication to customer satisfaction. Take a moment to browse our customer reviews and understand why Woking residents choose us for their international moves.

Memberships and Accreditations

Over the years, 1st Move International has assisted countless individuals and families in relocating from Woking to their new homes overseas. As members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association), we strictly adhere to their Code of Conduct to ensure high standards in our shipping services. Additionally, as trusted members of BAR (the British Association of Removers), we commit to its stringent service guidelines, promising transparency in quotations and pricing, as well as superior customer service.

Marine Insurance

In collaboration with Basil Fry & Co, the UK's leading provider in the removals industry, we offer comprehensive shipping insurance . Our unique packing systems, honed over two decades, have enabled us to maintain the lowest claims record in the industry. By mitigating the risk of damage or loss, we assure the safety and security of your possessions during transit. We always advocate for marine shipping insurance due to the involvement of multiple parties in handling your items, including overseas customs officials.

Areas Covered in and Around Woking

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When it comes to international removals from Woking, 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 Woking 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 Woking 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 Woking 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

Considering an international move from Woking or anywhere nearby? Choose 1st Move International. With our rich experience and comprehensive international removal services, we stand ready to ease your transition to your new overseas home. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your abroad venture. For a detailed quotation and more information about our superior services, complete our quick moving quote form now.

Embrace your upcoming international journey with confidence, knowing that 1st Move International is committed to facilitating a smooth and secure transition for you. We look forward to being a part of your exciting new chapter in life.

Ready to start your journey?
Get a free quote to move overseas from Woking 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.