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​​UK Moving Guide

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects
Motor Vehicles
Pets
Restricted/Dutiable Items
Prohibited Items
Consignment Instructions
Cultural and Other Information
Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Document Required

  • Legible copy of passport
  • Detailed inventory in English, dated, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Transfer of Residence (ToR)
  • Copy of bill of lading (BL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • C426 with cover letter from respective embassy (diplomat)

Specific Information

  • As of 1/1/17, owners of the goods must go online to apply for a Transfer of Residence (ToR).
    • An approval will allow the owner of the goods to import their personal & household effects goods into the UK with relief from import duties and charges.
    • Application must be made before packing shipment.
    • Once approval is obtained, the owner of the goods will be given a Unique Reference Number (URN) which will need to be passed onto UK Customs in place of the previous customs form C3.
    • The C3 form will become obsolete on 3/31/2017 and will not be acceptable for Customs clearance after this date.
    • The link to the ToR application can be found at the end of this document in ‘Consignment Instructions.’
    • Contact destination agent for further questions.
  • Documents must be received by agent prior to arrival of the shipment.
  • The agent may charge fees for incomplete or delayed receipt of documentation.
  • Inherited goods require C1421 form, copy of death certificate, and copy of the living will
  • You must submit the ToR application within 12 months of the date of entry into the UK.
  • You can bring personal belongings or prive vehicles free of duty and tax as long as you:
    • are moving your normal place of residence to the UK only
    • have had your normal place of residence outside the EU for a continuous period of at least 12 months
    • have possessed and used the belongings for at least 6 months outside the EU before they're imported
Motor Vehicles

Document Required

    • ToR1 Application
    • Original bill of lading / air way bill
    • Declaration form C384 (if less than 6 months old)
    • Copy of registration documents proving ownership
    • Insurance policy documentation (copies from country of origin proving use)
    • Utility bills / bank statements that prove place of residence was outside the European Union and exceeded 12 months

     

    Specific Information

    • Duty-free entry is permitted if the vehicle has been possessed and used for at least 6 months outside the European Union before it is imported and will not be sold or otherwise disposed of for 12 months after the date of importation.
    • Owners of the goods register their intention to import a vehicle in advance to starting the process of shipping with the DVLA.
Pets

Document Required

  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinary health certificate
  • Form C5
  • Import license

 

Specific Information

  • Animals must comply with the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS)
  • Pets must be licensed by the Animal Health department
  • Pets are quarantined upon entry into the country
  • Animals must be fitted with a microchip (Scotland)
  • Dogs must receive a tapeworm treatment within 105 days of arrival (Scotland)
  • Pets that do not qualify to enter Scotland / United Kingdom under the Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals are required to obtain an import license prior to import.
  • Pets will be detained at the owner’s expense at an approved quarantine facility until compliant.
    • Call agent to verify that a facility is available in the country.
  • Certain requirements must be met regarding the vaccination against rabies for specific countries.
    • Contact the destination agent for additional information.
Restricted/Dutiable Items
  • Firearms, explosives, and ammunition
  • Fruit, vegetable, and plant products
  • Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g)
  • Spirits / liqueurs (more than 22% - 1 liter)
  • Fortified wine or alcohol less than 22% (2 liters), still wine (4 liters), beer (16 L)
  • Imitation firearms
  • Offensive weapons
  • Live animals
  • Endangered animals or plants and products thereof (required a valid CITES permit)
  • Fur skins and articles made from fur skin
  • Radio transmitters
  • Rough diamonds
  • Animal food products
Prohibited Items
  • Illicit drugs
  • Knives
  • Self-defense sprays
  • Stun guns
  • Indecent and obscene material
  • Counterfeit, pirated and patent-infringing goods
  • Milk products from outside the European Union (England, Scotland)
Consignment Instructions

MoversZone Note:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While MoversZone has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, MoersZone makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability. 

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

Cultural and Other Information

Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While MoversZone has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, MoversZone makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

​​Moving from Dubai to UK - FAQs

How much is cost of moving from Dubai to UK?

On average, it is estimated that shipping to UK from the UAE by sea will cost you anywhere from AED 16,000-25,000 for a 25 cubic meter shipping container. 

How long does it take to ship via sea cargo from Dubai to UK?
6-8 weeks

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