Moving from UK to Spain

Moving from UK to Spain

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

So, you’ve decided you’re moving to Spain. You’ve bought or rented a property, sorted out your flights and transfers, set up a job when you arrive, and you’ve arranged for your belongings to be transported over by a respected international shipping company like Movewise Ltd.

Depending on the shipping method, it can take up to six weeks for your belongings to reach you in Spain. So what actually happens to your personal items in that time?


Initial Collection

It all starts when our team collects your belongings from your UK home. They will check all your possessions to make sure no restricted items are included among them and completed any paperwork, including a detailed inventory. Your belongings are loaded up and taken to our warehouse.

Waiting at the Warehouse

If you are using our part load (or groupage) service, your items will remain at our warehouse until we have collected enough to fill an entire shipping container. This might take a few weeks, but your belongings are kept safe and secure throughout your removals to Spain.

From Road to Ship

Once the shipping container is full, we transport it by road from our secure warehouse facility to the port where it will be loaded onto a freight ship. The specifics of departure and arrival ports will vary, depending on the delivery.

Sea Freight

The most cost-effective way of your belongings moving from UK to Spain is by ship. Your shipping container is loaded aboard along with hundreds, if not thousands of others. The ship travels across the Channel and along the Mediterranean until it reaches the Spanish port. Here, it will likely be inspected by a Spanish customs officer, aided by the full paperwork we provided from the start.

Collection by Local Delivery Partner

Once the container has passed through Customs upon its entry into Spain, it is held at a local storage facility. From there it is picked up by one of our local delivery partners, who will transport everything direct to your door. We only work with local firms that we trust and whom we know share our commitment to outstanding customer service.

Get in touch

While your belongings may go on quite a journey when moving from UK to Spain, you can rest assured that they will be safe with Movewise Ltd from start to finish. For more information about our international shipping solutions, or to receive a free, no-obligation quote, call the team today on 01543 525 895, or send us an email to