Moving from UK to France

Moving from UK to France

What Happens to Your Belongings When Moving from UK to France?

When moving from UK to France, you need to arrange for your belongings to follow you over. Using a reputable international shipping firm like Movewise Ltd is usually the safest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to do this. We arrange an end-to-end collection and delivery service that covers the entirety of the journey from your old home in the UK to your new one abroad.


Here what you can expect to happen to your belongings during the process.

Initial Collection

The process begins when we arrive to collect your belongings for shipping. We start by checking your outgoing item and completing a detailed inventory. We remove any restricted items from your possessions and complete all the necessary paperwork to see your shipment through its journey.

Waiting at the Warehouse

If you are sending your items over as a part load with other shipping customers, they will be held at our secure warehouse until we have received the personal effects belonging to our other clients. During this time, you items will be kept safe and sound, benefiting from round-the-clock CCTV surveillance.

From Road to Ship

Once we have a full shipping container destined for France, we load it onto a haulage truck and carry it by road from our warehouse facility to the port. Here your belongings will be loaded onto a cargo ship for freighting to the continent. The port we use will depend on where you will be living in France and the availability of vessels on a given shipping lane.

Sea Freight

When moving from UK to France, the most cost-effective method of shipping your personal belongings is by sea. Your container will be loaded onboard, accompanied by the haulage paperwork we complete for you prior to departure. The ship then makes the short trip across the Channel, where your items will be unloaded, ready for the next part of the journey.

Collection by Local Delivery Partner

After your shipping container arrives in France, it will be subject to inspection by French Customs officers. Once it has passed through this process, it will be held at another local storage facility on the continent. We work closely with trusted delivery partners all over Europe – firms that we have a long relationship with and who we know share our passion for outstanding customer service. They will ensure your belongings arrive in one piece at your new home.

Get in touch

When moving from UK to France, always makes sure your possessions are in the hands of experts. Here at Movewise Ltd, we look after your items from the moment we collect them from your home, to the moment they are delivered to your new home in France. Call the team today on 01543 525 895, or send us an email to to book our services, or to obtain a free, no obligation quote.