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Use A Firm Experienced In Overseas Removals

You may have occasionally heard it declared that moving house can be one of the most stressful undertakings known to humankind.  Admittedly this claim might be slightly over egging the cake – however, short of wars and natural disasters it does fairly succinctly capture the fact that moving house can be, and frequently is, very stressful. Add in the complications of not simply moving down the road or even to another UK town but to mainland Europe and clearly there is a whole new layer of potential trouble ahead.

Whether moving to France, moving to Germany or any other EU country, where you will benefit in making the whole experience much more straightforward is employing the services of a company that specialises in moving between mainland Europe and the UK. At European Removal Experts Ltd, we are a London based company that specialises in exactly this type of removal. In exactly the same way that you don’t visit the local English Chip shop for a sampling of Poulet et Frites, you shouldn’t be looking to a typical UK removal firm to help you navigate the roads and customs of moving to France.

The service offered is scalable to your needs and we offer removal of single items of furniture or complete or part loads to first, second or even third homes. Our service can assist in passing your belongings through customs with minimal effort and most importantly it can be ensured that either your handful of boxes or the entire house contents arrive at their destination when they are needed and in good order.

When moving to France or other European countries, the basic job of moving physical items may be the same, but the cultures, rules and expectations are not, so rather than be the guinea pig for a UK company to experiment with, choose a specialist provider.

Aaaargh! Culture Shock!

Culture shock is a bit like regular shock – sometimes you can’t identify it once you’re suffering from it, which makes it very hard to cope with.

Signs
Writing “symptoms” felt a little contrived, as culture shock isn’t really a disease or mental illness, more just a feeling of being lost, out of your depth (remember trying to put your foot down in a swimming pool and having that moment of utter panic as you gurgled and spluttered under the surface?), isolated or simply unable to grasp onto any little culture-related life-raft like familiar road signs or Marks and Spencers. Don’t’ panic though; culture shock is only temporary, so moving to France, moving to Switzerland, moving anywhere can become home with a little patience.

Coping
Culture shock is very much fear-based – the shock of the new and unfamiliar. Upon relocation (moving to France, Germany etc.) people tend to split into two groups – those who embrace the new culture over their own, and those who reject it and try to keep their own country alive. Neither of these is the right or wrong choice. Allowing you and your family to each develop your own tactic for dealing with a great move is crucial.

Of course the best way to cope is to be prepared. For example, when moving to Switzerland, have everyone take an interest in the new culture –the food, the hobbies, what the schools tend to look like, what are the common modes of transport, how do you swear in Swiss-German?

The important thing is to be patient, brave and regain control.

Stress-free Swiss Bliss!

European Removal Experts is the discerning customer’s choice when moving to Switzerland. Our friendly staff have years of experience in the secure packing, removing and storing of fragile and valuable items, and in transporting your precious possessions safely over land to your newly-adopted Alpine homeland.

Moving to Switzerland is a brave but wise decision: the Swiss are a punctual, precise and professional people, with high levels of expertise in fields as diverse as watch-making, chocolate production, skiing and pocket-knife manufacturing. Switzerland is an innovative nation which embraces modern technology but is home of some of the most beautiful, ancient and dramatic scenery on Earth.

Whether you are relocating to Switzerland for personal or professional reasons, European Removal Experts can ensure that your removal needs are met professionally, discreetly and courteously, because we pride ourselves on the professionalism of our staff. We are acutely aware of the potential for panic and stress which seems unavoidable but we can guarantee that moving to Switzerland will be a pleasure rather than a chore. You will enjoy the journey as well as the destination when you engage the elite services of one of Europe’s greatest removals companies – European Removal Experts.

European Removal Experts also offers a part-load service whereby you can share a van’s storage capacity with other customers or a dedicated service where the entire van is solely used for your move. You are free to choose which service will best meet your requirements. We are confident that we are the best in the business and we can definitely offer you stress-free Swiss bliss!

Some Facts About Moving to Switzerland

If you are planning to move abroad to a country within the European Union, you will be aware that this is a relatively straightforward thing to do. The rules on moving around the EU mean that relocation from country to country is made as easy as possible for those who come from the member states. This is connected to the charter of the EU which promise the free movement of people, goods and services within the Union. But if you are moving to Switzerland, this could be difficult.

The rules on immigration for those who are planning on moving to Switzerland are very strict, and your nationality is important when it comes to making a decision about whether you will be allowed to move permanently. Citizens of the fifteen pre-2004 European Union member states and of the various European Free Trade Association countries face fewer restrictions than citizens from the rest of the world.

It may seem harsh, but the reality is that it is almost impossible for non-EU nationals to find work in Switzerland unless they have something to offer the state. The only way a non-EU national can find work in the country is if they are highly qualified and able to perform a job that no Swiss person can do. Having said that, if a non-EU national has a couple of million pound in the bank, they will be welcomed with open arms!

It’s also worth noting if you are planning on moving to Switzerland that without a job arranged in advance, you cannot take up residence.

You Don’t Have to be Wealthy to Live in Switzerland

If you are relocating to Switzerland, you will probably have heard some of the myths surrounding the country. One of these is that only the super rich can afford to live there, and while tax rates differ across the country which means that wealthy people can apply to different regions for their tax status, there are opportunities for us ‘ordinary’ people as well.

Having said that, many celebrities such as Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Lewis Hamilton, Shania Twain, Roger Moore, Yoko Ono and Michael Schumacher have all lived in the country at some point. The friendly tax system is perhaps the main reason which saw them moving to Switzerland, but there are other reasons for moving to this wonderful country, for example the relative lack of crime and the high standard of living.

Lets move away from the rarified atmosphere of the super rich celebrity and look at what Switzerland means for the rest of us. The good news for us mere mortals is that if your company is moving to Switzerland from the UK and you have been offered the chance to continue with your job, you can move to live and work in Switzerland relatively easily. Switzerland is not in the EU which means that it does not have the same rules relating to relocation, so you need to be aware of the process for moving to Switzerland well in advance of your starting date. But keep positive and remember that if you have a job offer, you should be able to get a visa which makes moving to Switzerland a lot easier.

Switzerland – Lessons in Education

Anyone considering moving to Switzerland from the UK will be comforted by the obvious similarities in culture or infrastructure between the  nations, however, there are always going to be differences between European nations – whether its the food or the health care etc. One of the most pertinent differences between European nations are the differences in education standards, and arguably the UK does not have the best reputation when it comes to this important aspect of daily life.

By contrast, Switzerland has a world renowned reputation for education, and therefore this alone could be a great reason for moving to Switzerland; but why exactly is it that the Swiss have an impeccable reputation for education, whereas we don’t?

Well it is perhaps unfair to suggest that the Swiss experience in regards to education is far superior than that of the UK, however there are certainly differences; and therefore if you are moving to Switzerland then you should be prepared for a significantly different way of doing things.

The most immediate thing that you’ll notice is different when moving to Switzerland, is quite obviously, the languages; however, far from being a drawback in Swiss education it is perhaps one of its best features, and arguably the key to Swiss education is the fact that kids are obliged to learn four official languages, which is an organic way to help them develop there mental dexterity from an early age.

Those Tricky Swiss

Moving to Switzerland is in many ways, very similar to moving to any UK address but with a longer distance to cover. The way in which it differs greatly from a UK house move, or even moving to Germany or France for example is in the need for detailed customs practices to be adhered to.

Switzerland has a fairly unique culture and a high standard of living in a beautiful environment. In order to maintain this, they do have a culture of rules and regulations that can appear prohibitive if you do not understand the correct way to navigate them. This should not be mis-interpreted as a negative statement about Switzerland; it is a very desirable place to live but you are required to respect their rules and regulations. They do have strict customs rules and for a successful move you will need to adhere to them.

The best method to navigate these rules when moving to Switzerland is to use a removal firm that specialises in such international moves and understands these rules and regulations. At European Removal Experts, we possess these credentials and will be able to assist you with any scale of move to the continent. This move may be moving to France, moving to Spain or moving to Switzerland or one of many other European destinations as well as Switzerland.

Some house moves will necessitate a dedicated van and full packing service but others may only require the moving of a select few items. With varying deadlines and schedules for each move, flexibility and a range of moving options is key to being a great removal service provider. We are able to include a period of Long and Short Term Storage with many of our house move options and aim to deliver what you need from your house move experience.

The Importance of Preparation When Moving to Switzerland

You’ve just watched a programme on TV that shows how beautiful, cultured and diverse Switzerland is, and you want to experience it for yourself. But you want more than just a holiday, you want to live there, so you start planning your escape in the quickest possible time.

Slow down! Before you dive right into the idea of moving to Switzerland, it’s important to be prepared. Contrary to what you might think, moving abroad takes a huge amount of preparation that can’t all be done overnight.

Moving to Switzerland will involve a number of complex issues. You need to think about the sale of your current house and the purchase of the new one, and what about visas, work permits and residency issues? Have you thought about the language, the locals, the part of Switzerland you want to live in, and what about your possessions?

You need to consider all of these points and many more before you can even begin to think about the reality of relocating to Switzerland. Failing to be properly prepared can leave you unstuck and you could find yourself in a foreign country with no-one to help, so make sure you’re probably organised and that you have experts on hand at every step of the way (such as us here at European Removal Experts).

As you can see, it really is important to be prepared when you’re moving to Switzerland. There are a lot of things you need to think about before you embark on your new life and it’s important you’ve got everything organised before you begin, so no matter how tempting it may be, try not to jump in at the deep end.

Reasons to Relocate

These days, relocation is on the rise. It isn’t hard to see why either as moving abroad can be a fantastic decision, and if you’re thinking of moving yourself here are a few reasons to tip the scales.

• The food. England isn’t always known for its top-class food, but France certainly is. All you gourmets out there will be in your element if you considered moving to France, and you can experience the delights of French cuisine every single day.

• The scenery. We do have some spectacular scenery in the UK, but can it really rival the Alps? If you have a love of skiing or of breathtaking views then moving to France or Switzerland could well be for you.

• The culture. You’ve lived in the UK all your life, so you know what it’s all about. But are you familiar with the cultures of the Netherlands, Switzerland or Germany? If you’d like to experience something completely different, then moving to Holland could be a great idea.

• The way of life. Britain is an incredibly fast paced society, and sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and take stock of everything. By relocating abroad, perhaps by relocating to Holland or Switzerland, you’ll be able to enjoy a much more peaceful way of life – particularly if you choose somewhere off the beaten track.

These are just a few reasons that you should relocate, and there are many more besides. So what are you waiting for? Pick your country and start your new life abroad, and remember to get in touch with us here at European Removal Experts to make the whole process as stress-free as possible.

Making Moving Easy

Moving to Germany successfully from the UK can be achieved in many different ways and using many different removal companies. If you want the best chance of a seamless moving experience or if you have special needs such as either modest or grand requirements, we at European Removal Experts believe we can offer the service that you require.

By specialising in moves between the UK and the European continent, we are able to make moving to Germany as seamless as possible. We are a London-based company as this is the perfect location for our operation. We are close to hand for the most densely populated area of the UK and conveniently close to the most common route for travelling between the UK and mainland Europe.

When moving to Germany the types of things that you will need to consider are how you wish to plan your move. Some people will want the entire house move experience to be handled for them from packing to unloading whilst others may select a range of specific items to be moved on their behalf for them and handling the rest themselves.

If renting a furnished property, moving to Germany may simply mean moving your more personal belongings and possibly a certain key piece of furniture without which life would simply not be the same. For these reasons, we offer a variety of services. If cost is an issue, goods can be moved on a shared container basis rather than in a dedicated removal vehicle. Even if you do use a dedicated van, less key items could be moved at a later date using our shared shipments. This may also create a need for storage which is also a service that we offer. A well planned move with an experienced removal firm will make moving to Germany as easy as ABC.