Moving to New Zealand

Are you planning moving to New Zealand? Whether, Christchurch, Auckland or Wellington, Premier International Movers has themoving to new zealand experience and local knowledge to perfectly tailor your relocation to your requirements.

Important Considerations:

Importing your personal effects

  • Duty free importing on personal effects and household goods if owned more than 12 months before arrival into New Zealand
  • Passport or visa required to enter New Zealand
  • Full inventory of household effects required
  • Importation forms required to import household goods provided by us (need completing before leaving the UK)

Restrictions and Prohibitions

We suggest not importing the following items:

  • Alcohol & Tobacco
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Plants & plant material
  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Offensive materials

Transit Times

  • Transit of groupage or shared load consignments usually takes 8 to 14 weeks door to door
  • Sole use containers will normally take 6 to 8 weeks port to port
  • Transit times vary depending on:
    • Weather Delays
    • Size of your consignment
    • Customs and Immigration delays

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Domestic pets

  • Find out more about Pet shipping

Importing Motor Vehicles to New Zealand

  • Motor vehicle importation subject to compliance to New Zealand standards
  • Import duty and tax will probably apply

Currencies Direct?

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on Currencies Direct website.

Migrant Banking Services

Find out more about migrant banking services for New Zealand.


Moving to New Zealand with Premier International Movers

Packing & Delivery –

  • Trained packers can pack and wrap all your items to ensure safe transportation
  • Door to door shipping available
  • Unwrap and unpacking service available – Packing materials removed

Customs Clearance -

  • It normally takes 5 to 14 days for customs clearance and delivery

Additional removal services –

  • Comprehensive insurance can be arranged, link?
  • International storage can be arranges
  • Pet shipping

If you are interested in moving to New Zealand, get a free removal quote, and read more about ourinternational removals, and our additional moving services, like pet transport or money transfer.