Moving to the UK



Citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area countries and Switzerland are free to travel in and out of the UK. Residents from other nations will require a visa before travelling and shipping items to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. To qualify for a visa, the requirement of UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) need to be met. The UK visa regulations operate on a points-based system. This system determines whether or not you are allowed to travel, work or study in the UK. For foreigners, getting permission to work, find a home and arrange a shipment to Britain is no formality. Applicant require a so called Cos (Certificate of Sponsorship). This is a document that the employer needs to apply for, but that will only be provided if the job it refers to is not likely to be filled by a British, EU or EEA citizen. Exceptions can be made for so called shortage occupations. For specific occupations for which there is a shortage of skilled workers, foreigners can be allowed to move to the UK.

Expats and people moving overseas can be found all over Great Britain. However, the majority consists of people moving to London, Birmingham, Manchester an Glasgow.


Living in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, consisting of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, is one of the healthiest economies in the European Union after the financial crisis from 2007. This positively affects the labor market, attracting thousands of high-educated professionals and students to move into the United Kingdom. London is the financial capital of Europe, and also the mainmigratory city in UK. Moreover other cities like Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester or Edinburgh are common destinations for reallocations.

Key characteristics of the UK

The United Kingdom is a large country. You will learn a lot about it once you live there. Here is some basic information to get you started:


Capital: London
Population: 64 million
Currency: Pound Sterling
GDP: $ 2.5 trillion (nominal)
National anthem: God save the Queen

Why Moovmii?

Instead of spending time searching for movers, Moovmii will send your request directly to the moving companies. You will just have to wait, and get contacted by them, either by phone or by email. And by doing that you can save money, since moving companies will compete for your move! You will be able to choose the right mover for you, depending on its services, and its price. Is this not enough to convince you to use Moovmii and its network of removal companies when moving to UK? Here are some other reasons that will surely convince you:

  • Our service is free!
  • You get up to 5 quotes, giving you the possibility to choose;
  • International moving companies have years of experience, and have done furniture transports just like yours innumerable times;
  • Movers can disassemble and assemble your furniture, pack your belongings, and do all the heavy lifting;
  • Moving companies are specialized in transporting furniture and hefty items around, so they can guarantee you the best protection for your things, whether you are opting for a shipping by land, by air, or by sea;
  • Other services provided are insurance and help in the handling of documents

With Moovmii your international move to UK starts in the right way: You will get up to 5 quotes, and be contacted by the best movers around. All without having to spend time, and money. Thanks to Moovmii and its network of international moving companies you can be assured that your international transport will start, and end, with a smile.