Your relocation to London England means that you will be bringing many of your own possessions into the United Kingdom. While you can purchase appliances and furniture when you arrive, you may not have the budget to get an entire household brand new. If you are going to use one of the London relocation services companies to help you find an apartment before you arrive, you may be able to make a list of which items you are bringing with you and which you will put into storage or sell.
Your London relocation agents will be able to give you a list of which items are not allowed into the UK and for the most part, they are standard around the world. Americans moving to England should take care though with certain items. The last thing you want to have to do when you have just moved is be hauled down to the docks to explain why you have five laptops in your container.
Customs and border laws have changed considerably in the last few years. Controls are much tighter and you can expect an inspection of your container. As a foreigner contemplating relocation to London England, it is important to state on your customs declaration that you will be returning to your country of origin with the goods. Customs officials are always on the lookout for taxable items in containers, so do your preparation carefully.
If you are bringing any items, especially electrical goods, into the country that are less than six months old, you must have a receipt for them and an explanation as to why you bought them.
If you are using a reputable moving company that has experience with moving goods they will provide you with a full list of what you are allowed to bring with you. This will include any cash that you bring as well as personal items that may be taxed. Having a professional to move your belongings means that your container and creates will be properly packaged and customs friendly.
For the most part your relocation to London England will go smoothly, just don’t try smuggling in your favorite brand of whiskey. It’s not worth getting caught for a drop. You can always buy it when you get here.