If you are planning on moving to Asia, then you have come to the right place.
Andrew Porter Limited has more than 30 years' experience in international removals, including helping hundreds of people move to Asia. With such a vast continent and numerous cultural and language barriers to face, it is important to choose a removals company which has experience and local contacts in the region you are relocating to. At Andrew Porter Limited, we have expert knowledge in removals to Asia across the entire continent, but with particularly strong networks across the Indian sub-continent, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Shipping to Asia will take several weeks, but will vary considerably depending on where in the continent you are moving to. If there are any items you need quickly or at the last minute, we can provide air freight services which are significantly faster but will also cost more than sea freight shipping.
Each country in Asia has its own customs rules and guidelines which you are advised to check carefully. All our customers are provided with their own removals co-ordinator, who will be a consistent point of contact throughout the moving process and will inform you of your shipment vessel and arrival date in due course. Your move co-ordinator will be able to help explain to you the individual regulations for the country which you are moving to and help you understand which of your belongings may not be allowed into the country.
Any items you decide not to take with you can be stored at Andrew Porter Limited's purpose-built secure storage warehouse until you need them again.
Transporting vehicles to Asia
Andrew Porter Limited can help to safely and easily transport your motor vehicle to Asia.
We provide containerised vehicle shipment to Asia, where your motor vehicle can be secured in a dedicated container or packed along with your household items in a larger shipping container. We can also store your vehicle at our secure warehouse until it is ready to be shipped.
Import restrictions and regulations vary depending on which country in Asia you are shipping your vehicle to so it will be necessary to check on these with the immigration service of your destination country. In all cases, it is advisable to have your vehicle thoroughly cleaned inside and out to avoid bringing in any foreign plant or animal matter which may be attached to the vehicle.
Moving pets to Asia
Although moving your pets to Asia can be a complex process, Andrew Porter Limited can help guide you through the regulations to make it as stress-free as possible.
The procedure will vary depending on which country in Asia you are moving to, but in most cases your pets should be able to travel there with you.
With some countries you will require an import permit or microchip and some areas require quarantine. However, by planning in advance, you may be able to fulfil the quarantine regulations at your own home prior to departure, helping to save significant quarantine fees. Most Asian countries will require that your dog or cat has a valid rabies vaccination.
It is also worth taking the time to research the pet culture of the area you are moving to. Are there specific laws regarding pets, for example muzzling dogs or is there open space to let your pets run free?
If you have specific questions relating to removals to Asia or would like a quote, please contact our International Removals Asia team today on 0800 389 1222.
This information is intended as a guide only and full checks on immigration requirements and import restriction should be carried out before your move.