European removals managed from start to finish
Humphrey’s European Removals service has been moving families and their belongings for decades, helping to give them a great start to their new life overseas.
Having your furniture and personal belongings with you in your new home as quickly as possible, is an important part of settling into your new surroundings, particularly a new country.
The process starts with a visit to your home so we can understand the specifics of your particular move. We survey your belongings – the furniture and contents of each room – plan your shipping options and create a provisional schedule.
Humphreys’ European Removal Network
We have a network of trusted and approved European moving agents who we’ve worked with for decades. These are shippers and agents we’ve known for nearly 30 years – trustworthy family-run businesses who share our values and best practices.
Together with the UK office overseeing the operation, you have a dedicated team handling every aspect of your move with care and attention.
European Moving Expertise
Shipping, customs, import regulations, and general ‘paperwork’ and procedures can differ widely from country to country.
We’ll manage it all for you:
Prohibitions and Restrictions
You’re probably familiar with the ban on firearms and narcotics but we’ll remind you about restricted items such as plants and food.
Domestic pets: we can recommend a specialised shipper of animals who can coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures. Please note the new Brexit rules requiring an animal health certificate before travel.
Vehicles: cars, motorbikes, vans etc. – we’ll help you work out the duty and taxes that apply.
Customers can choose from individual or groupage (shared containers). A ‘standard’ move (e.g. the contents of a 3 bed house) generally fits within a 20 foot container. However, should you need more space (the fitness kit in your garage!) you can share a container (and costs) with other customers instead of paying for 40 foot of extra space. We call this ‘Groupage’.
Packing for European Removal
Packing for moving overseas is a real skill so we recommend you consider letting Humphreys do it for you. Over the years, we’ve learnt some real tricks of the trade. Ultimately, we aim to not only reduce shipping costs but also protect your furniture and personal belongings from the effects of movement during long periods of transit.
Insurance for European Moves
Moving home checklist
We regularly review our operational procedures to ensure maximum protection for both our customers and staff in the UK.
Please see our Covid-19 statement which follows UK government guidelines and our industry best practice. We also abide by other countries’ guidelines as appropriate.
Thanks for informing me about the delivery.
I have today received an e-mail from Germany to say everything arrived safely, and they are delighted with it.
operation. A good job done and great service.
Frequently Asked Questions
What countries in Europe can you move us to?
One of our customers recently moved to Germany. We had to arrange for an external lift to get a lot of his furniture upstairs because the doorways were too narrow – they always are! We arranged everything, including the lift and parking permits with the local council.