Home just isn’t home without the things you love the most around you – your memories, treasured child’s drawings and your photographs are the things that make your new house, your home.
We want you to feel settled as fast as possible… Our weekly overseas shipping ensures that you are reunited with your personal belongings and feel settled, faster. As far afield as Australia, a container shipment can be with you in as little as 8 weeks.

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Every country has its own complex customs regulations, local legislations and long lists of prohibited and restricted items.

Our specialist international movers bring over a hundred years of global removals experience and an in-depth working knowledge of customs policies. Your dedicated move manager will guide you through the entire process, making a highly complex process a breeze.

We understand emigrating, whether for a year or long term is a major life change, so we are with you every step of the way, door to door. Our global network of accredited and trusted partners ensures your arrival at emigration in your new home country runs smoothly. It should be an exciting time, after all.

Protecting the things you love the most.

Our flexible service means that you can choose from a range of options that suit you.

Full Home Pack – We will use the latest packing techniques, technology and the best packing materials available ensuring the safe arrival of your belongings.

Breakables only – Whether the crystal glassware, china ornaments or mirrors, our skilled team are regularly trained in proven methods of shipping fragile items overseas; protecting your more delicate possessions throughout their long journey.

Pack yourself – We’ll advise on the right materials and ways to secure your personal effects for long haul; we can even supply the packing materials for you.

Vehicle shipments – Treasured possessions don’t always fit in a box.

It is a long way to ship your car or motorcycle – but the thought of leaving your pride and joy behind is simply heart breaking, isn’t it?
Whether you choose its own exclusive container, a dedicated compartment in a shared container or secure ‘roll on, roll off’ vehicle shipping, our overseas division are highly experienced in international car shipping. They will advise on the best choices when it comes to moving your car overseas; ensuring that that stunning convertible of yours remains without a scratch on it.

Secure storage.

If you are moving short term or won’t be moving into your permanent residence immediately, we have a range of secure storage facilities, in the U.K and overseas which are fully covered by our insurance and 24/7 security.

Shipping for all budgets and timescales.

How to ship personal items overseas:

Your own container – The fastest type of sea freight as you’re working to your own schedule. Loaded and sealed at your home under your supervision, affording you complete peace of mind that all is exactly as you’d want it to be; it is driven directly to the port for loading.

Shared containers – The best choice for small shipments, ‘groupage’ combines your international shipping consignment with others moving to the same destination. It is cost-effective but does take a little longer to consolidate.

Air freight – As you may imagine, the fastest overseas freight shipping is by air; great if you have a tight timescale or if you need some essentials sooner. Many customers choose a combination of a small air shipment, and for less urgent items to arrive by sea.

Car and motorcycle transportation

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Over 120 years of international removals experience has taught us that meticulous planning and attention to detail guarantees a stress-free move overseas.
For us, this starts from the very beginning… Our free of charge home survey allows us to create a bespoke, no obligation quotation within 48 hours.
We don’t have standard pricing, so you won’t end up paying for services you don’t need.

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Your international move in 6 steps

  • STEP 1

    We quote your move

  • STEP 2

    We schedule your move

  • STEP 3

    We pack and load

  • STEP 4

    We deal with customs

  • STEP 5

    We keep you informed

  • STEP 6

    We deliver at destination

  • Dedicated Move Managers

    Take care of all move paperwork, including customs forms.

  • Specialist International Division

    You’re in safe hands – your move is assigned to our experts international division.

  • Customer-First Approach

    We know moving is stressful, that’s why we put you first.

  • Flexible Service

    We make the move fit you to take the stress away.

  • International Quality Standards

    We’re members of international trade associations FIDI and OMNI – ensuring high standards in the UK and in Canada

  • 100+ Years Experience

    Robinsons have been moving families and businesses since 1895.

  • “Excellent” Truspilot Rating

    Our customers love us – see what they say!

  • Regular Shipping Worldwide

    Weekly shipments all over the world means your possessions arrive faster.

To receive a quote, you can

Weekly shipments to all major countries such as

But we work with many more destinations, so call our International Removals Team on 0800 521541 today.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moving Overseas

What Can I Do With The Things I Can’t Take?

As a result of international regulations, there are certain things that you may have to leave behind.  For a comprehensive summary of the Border Services Agency requirements of your destination, please visit our FIDI Customs Guides section.

And if you can’t find a home for the items that you can’t take with you, Robinsons offers first-class, secure storage facilities.

How Long Will It Take To Ship My Possessions?

We quote the following shipping times for popular destinations:

  • 3 to 8 weeks for New York and Toronto
  • 5 to 10 weeks for Vancouver
  • 6 to 10 weeks to Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • 8 to 12 weeks for Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchuch.

All overseas moves are overseen by our expert International Removals team.

Call 0800 521541 and get your quote today!


Why choose Robinsons?

  • Market leading

    We provide a fast, convenient, reliable and professional service that makes use of the latest materials and technologies. This makes us stand out from the crowd.

  • Years of experience

    We’ve been helping people move and store their personal belongings for more than a century. This has equipped us for any eventuality on moving day.

  • Putting you first

    Our customer-focused approach is what sets us apart in the removals industry. Excellent customer service is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Flexible service

    Our staff want to make moving house as simple for you as possible, whatever your requirements. Speak to one of our team today and they'll talk you through the Robinsons process.