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Removals to Wellington

Do you need a professional overseas moving company to help with your removals to Wellington? You're in the right place! 1st Move International are a regulated and trusted removals company with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

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Around 5,000 British expats live in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Sharing a similar culture and language to the UK, Wellington offers a better work-life balance, higher quality of life and a warmer climate than Brits are used to.

When you use 1st Move International, you can make the most of Fast Track customs clearance, your own move manager, and our expert knowledge of the industry. Simply fill out our quick and easy form to get a free and accurate quote for your move to Wellington.

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How Much Does it Cost for Removals to Wellington?

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It'll cost £1,462 for your international removal costs from the UK to Wellington via shared container. For a 20ft container, larger move, costs start from £4,387. Use these costs as a guideline for your move, but your total costs will depend on the size and destination of your removals.

International Removals Costs from the UK to Wellington in 2024

Move Size Shipping Method Cost (GBP)
Small Move Shared Container From £1,462
Medium Move (3-bed house) 20ft Container From £4,387
Large Move (4-5 bed house) 40ft Container From £7,896

Prices shown are port to port freight costs and do not include UK collection or packing costs.

For a precise cost for your removals to Wellington, request a quick free quote, talk to our team live or give us a call on 0117 9828 123.

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Unique Benefits

Why use 1st Move International for your Removals to Wellington?

We go above and beyond to guarantee a faster, safer, and smarter move.

It Doesn't End There...

  • 25 years’ experience providing international moving services to Wellington
  • Members of the British Association of Removers
  • Members of the British International Freight Association
  • Modern fleet and fully trained packers and movers
  • Fully insured from your UK home to your destination in Wellington
  • Your own personal, dedicated move manager
  • Free UK storage up to the next scheduled sailing date
  • Electronic and Fast Track customs clearance in the UK and Wellington
  • Faster weekly sailings to Wellington direct from UK ports
  • Track your transatlantic shipment live with 24/7 container tracking
Shipping Options

Shipping Options for your Move to Wellington

Your personal belongings will be shipped via sea freight for your move to Wellington. Choose between the option of either shipping via a Shared Container or Full Container.

Loading a Shared Container with 1st Move Pallets

Shared Container Shipping to Wellington

Shared Container Shipping is ideal for small moves, especially if you’re moving the contents of a 2-3 bedroom property. Your items will be in a container with other customers’ items, so you pay for the space you use and not the whole container. We operate a weekly shipping service where we ship your items alongside commercial goods.

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Loading a Full Container with 1st Move Pallets

Full Container Shipping to Wellington

Choose this type of shipping if you want sole use of a 20ft or 40ft shipping container. Only your items will be inside the container, minimising any handling of them. Full Container Shipping is best suited for those moving the contents of a 3+ bedroom home.

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Our Unique, Safer Packing Process

Our shrink-fast packing method is unique, ensuring the safety of your items. It means we have the lowest insurance claims record in the sector.

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Our Service

Our UK to Wellington Relocation Service Includes:

Benefit from the extras that come with using 1st Move International for your move to Wellington.

Personal move manager

Your move manager will be there to help you through the process of moving abroad. They are experts in customs protocols and know the relevant documents you’ll need.

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Full moving insurance cover

Choose an insurance option to suit your budget and requirements. We have full cover or basic cover options available for further peace of mind throughout the move.

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Fast-track customs clearance

Our Fast Track customs clearance eligibility means you get to Wellington faster than others. We’ll handle the customs regulations, documents, and inspections to get you safely moved.

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135,000+ Happy Customers
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Some Happy Wellington Movers

Find out what our Wellington movers have to say about our service.

R Bidgood

Leamington Spa to Wellington, New Zealand

This company was excellent. The communication was top notch, the chap who turned up to pack our things was professional and very efficient. The cargo turned up very well packed with everything in order.

T Mitchell

London to Wellington, New Zealand

Prompt, friendly service. Good communication at every step of the process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Moving to Wellington FAQs

Our shipping service to Wellington takes 59 days. This is the port-to-port transit times, not factoring in the time for packing, customs or further delivery in Wellington.

Furniture shipping costs for a small shipment to Wellington start from £1,462. For a larger shipment of furniture, it’ll cost £4,387 on average. The size of move and destination will be factors in your total costs.

Get a tailored free quote for your international removals to Wellington. You can also call us on +44 117 9828 123 or talk to an expert live.

September to November forms Springtime in Wellington, which is often voted the best time to move. The pleasant weather combined with fewer tourists provides an ideal time to settle in. If you’re moving for a job, research the best time for opportunities in your sector. The best time to move to Wellington will depend on your preferences and circumstances.

Wellington is a safe city with a family friendly, community feel. With a growing economy, stunning natural beauty and a relaxed way of living, many British expats are attracted to Wellingtons offerings. Wellington has a temperate maritime climate which offers less harsh winters than in the UK.

You don’t need a visa if you only plan on living in Wellington for 6 months or less. To work and live in the city for longer than this, you’ll need a visa. The most popular type of visas are; Working Holiday Visa, Essential Skills Work Visa, Partner and Children Visa, Fee-Paying Student Visa and Investment Visa.

We will need the following documents to ship your items to Wellington:

  • Passport: A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Visa or Permit: You must hold a valid visa or New Zealand passport.
  • Packing Inventory: A list of all items to be shipped.
  • Unaccompanied Personal Baggage Declaration (NZCS218): Our team will supply you with this and help you complete it.

Your documents can be securely uploaded through our document transfer page.

Read our detailed customs guide for New Zealand to find out more.

The suburb of Brooklyn is a good location for families, offering great schools and public transport links. If you’re after an affordable area to live, check out Newtown and Johnsonville for excellent amenities and a community feel. Mount Victoria in Central Wellington offers stunning views and green spaces.

Our container tracking tool lets you live track your shipment as soon as it has left the UK port. You'll get a tracking number so you can follow its movements 24/7.

Yes, we can ship your car to Wellington via our company Autoshippers. They can ship vehicles either by specialist Ro Ro (Roll on Roll off) services from Southampton or inside a container. You will need to get permission and Vehicle Import Approval so we can do this.


Useful Resources & Services for Wellington, New Zealand

International Removals UK to New Zealand

Discover our full door-to-door removals services to New Zealand with unbeatable packing and fast weekly shipping.

Shipping Personal Effects to New Zealand Customs Guide

We cover all the legalities of shipping household goods from the UK to New Zealand.

New Zealand Moving Guides

Whether you're looking for basic moving tips, city info, or full visa and immigration guides we've got you covered.

Container Shipping Costs UK to New Zealand

Get the latest information on UK to New Zealand container shipping costs and American container ports.

New Zealand Container Shipping Schedules

We post up-to-date sailing schedule information and as part of our weekly shipping promise we'll tell you in advance what ship we can get your personal effects on.

Car Shipping to New Zealand

We ship cars too. Get more information on our car shipping service.

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.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.