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Moving from Portugal to the UK is quite a change, especially after Brexit! It may be excited but at the same time a little bit nervous.

You are probably wondering how to organize the removal to make it as swift and pleasant as possible. How to pack your household goods, pieces of furniture, clothes? How to estimate the volume of your load? Do not bother – you will learn the answers to all your questions either on our website or by contacting the Customer Service Specialist.

Removal services from Portugal to the UK

MyCheapRemovals provides a professional removal service from Portugal to the UK that suits every pocket. If you look for a company that values customers’ needs more than anything else, you are in the right place.

Moreover, we offer a variety of volume options to choose from, so you will find something for yourself.

Fill in the form to get the Instant Removal Quote for your removal or give us a call 01942 387 042 or 01942 387 041.

Removal volumes options

As the prices are related to the volume of your load, the first thing you need to consider is the overall cubic capacity and weight of the load you are going to move to the UK.

We have several years of experience in the removal industry and the volumes we offer are the most common for flat or house removal.

There are five basic options in our offer:

  • 5 cubic meters (176 cubic feet) – up to 300 kg
  • 10 cubic meters (353 cubic feet) – up to 600 kg
  • 15 cubic meters (529 cubic feet) – up to 1200 kg
  • 20 cubic meters (706cubic feet) – up to 1500 kg
  • 30 cubic meters (1059 cubic feet) – up to 2400 kg

Also, if you are not sure what volume option you need, please do not hesitate to send us a list or photos of the goods. Our Customer Service Specialist will recommend the best volume and weight option from our offer.

Removals from Portugal to the UK – costs.

You probably wonder how much it may cost. We prepared some exemplary quotes for you to get an idea of the costs. Please note, that the prices already include the customs fees recently introduced.

Algarve to London:

  • 5m3: £1089
  • 10m3 £1499
  • 15m3: £2099
  • 20m3: £2939
  • 30m3: £3579

Algarve to Birmingham:

  • 5m3: £1149
  • 10m3: £1579
  • 15m3: £2229
  • 20m3: £3139
  • 30m3: £3779

Algarve to Manchester:

  • 5m3: £1189
  • 10m3: £1629
  • 15m3: £2319
  • 20m3: £3269
  • 30m3: £3909

Lisbon to London:

  • 5m3: £1049
  • 10m3: £1419
  • 15m3: £2139
  • 20m3: £2979
  • 30m3: £3619

Lisbon to Birmingham:

  • 5m3: £1099
  • 10m3: £1509
  • 15m3: £2279
  • 20m3: £3179
  • 30m3: £3819

Lisbon to Manchester:

  • 5m3: £1139
  • 10m3: £1559
  • 15m3: £2359
  • 20m3: £3309
  • 30m3: £3949

Porto to London:

  • 5m3: £999
  • 10m3: £1359
  • 15m3: £2039
  • 20m3: £2829
  • 30m3 : £3469

Porto to Birmingham:

  • 5m3: £1059
  • 10m3: £1449
  • 15m3: £2179
  • 20m3: £3039
  • 30m3: £3679

Porto to Manchester:

  • 5m3: £1099
  • 10m3: £1499
  • 15m3: £2259
  • 20m3: £3159
  • 30m3: £3799

Delivery time

As Portugal is about 1,500 miles away from the UK, the average journey usually takes between 36 and 72 hours. However, the exact delivery time depends on the volume you choose.

20m3 and 30m3 – large removals options – are the quickest to deliver, as the van once loaded goes straight to your delivery address. In this case, the delivery might be expected even two days after the collection.

Smaller, part-load volume options, such as 5, 10 and 15 cubic meters may be delivered to the final destination up to three days after the collection. These volume options slightly postpone the delivery, as they might include other pick-ups. Nevertheless, the idea of joining your removal with someone else immensely contributes to the final quote.

Next steps

Having learnt the time schedules for collecting different volume options, and knowing the size of your load, you can finally book a removal to the UK.

As soon as your booking appears in the system, you will receive the confirmation email from our Customer Service representative, with the blank inventory list attached. If you have not prepared the list of the items yet, you will be advised to use the document and prepare one now. This document is essential for both insurance and customs purposes.

Customs Clearance

As you intend to move to a country that is not an EU member, we will need to receive a set of documents for customs clearance. The documents for the removals to the UK include:

Now, if you have not purchased the materials essential to pack your items, that would be the next step to consider. You may find it helpful to read up on our articles concerning the necessary packing materials and tips for packing.

As you are packing your goods, it would be a good idea to compare it with the initial inventory list and make some amendments. Making an exhaustive inventory of your belongings is essential to establish a value statement.

The inventory list, together with the rest of the documents for customs should be sent to us at least three days before the planned collection date or slot.

Our Customer Service Representative will contact you at least one day before the collection to confirm the information about the date and time of collection and delivery, addresses, and payment.

If you still have some questions about removals to Sweden, please kindly check out our FAQ page. You will certainly find the answers there!

So what are you waiting for? Click for a quote or get in touch with us on 01942 387 042 or 01942 387 041 today to book your removal from Portugal to the United Kingdom. Or actually to any country in Europe.


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What places are worth to be seen in Poland?

If you plan to move to Poland other than the growing economy and relatively low living costs, there are a number of interesting places where you can spend your free time.

Life has been quite difficult for Poland, an eastern European country that has been invaded and destroyed many times over the centuries. The country suffered mightily in World War II but the Polish spirit survived, and now Poland is one of the hottest destinations in Europe. Relatively cheap airlines and coach connections have opened up Poland’s wonders to more and more people in recent years.


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This article’s just a guide. MyCheapRemovals will help you with removal to any Eastern European country, but finding a job will be in your hands.

Jobs for English speakers in Poland

English is the most-spoken language in the world, and it can be found spread far and wide. While there’s no official, one language for the planet, English is often used to communicate across nations.

This is because of a number of historical factors, most notably the patterns of colonialism by English speakers. Did you know English is by far the world’s most studied language? And that 20% of the world speaks it! This makes it for native English speakers job hunt much easier – if, for example, they are moving with spouses from the UK to Eastern Europe.


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This article is only a guide – MyCheapRemovals don’t provide pet shipping services

How to move to Germany with pets

If you are planning on moving from the UK to another European country with your pet for the first time, you may wonder where to start. Some steps need to be taken to make the removal with your pet straightforward and hassle-free.

Among the main arrangements, we can indicate making official health certificates for your pet, choosing the right airline, understanding the German rules and regulations regarding transporting pets, and choosing the most convenient and safe kennel for your fur child.

But do not worry, in this article we will guide you on how to move to Germany with pets. We are mainly focusing on dogs as they are the most common pets that are taken along.

Tips on moving to Germany with dogs

  1. Prepare for travelling with a pet

    If you are about to travel abroad with your pet, remember it should have:

    • up-to-date vaccination records against rabies (you must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling),
    • up-to-date veterinary health certificates, (clinical examination, deworming, deticking) taking into account the regulations of the country of departure, the country of destination, and any transit airports,
    • special passport (issued by a vet) with a description of colour, race, and sex of the animal together with a microchip number or tattoo,
    • microchip implant,
    • suitable container

    When travelling with your pooch, cat, or ferret, you must take into consideration the regulations that might be different for certain countries. Understanding both the international and German transportation rules and regulations is the essential step. Next, you should visit the accredited veterinarian where you can receive a pet passport (the passport stays valid as long as you continue to meet the entry requirements) and other certificates necessary for exporting your furry friend. Moreover, your transport company may need a statement from your vet confirming that your pet is fit enough to travel a long distance. Any carelessness in this step can result in the cancellation of your air ticket, so make sure you have it under control.

  2. Taking the pet onboard

    You do not have to drop a bundle to make air travel with your pet possible. Nevertheless, good organizational skills are essential, as you need to make some arrangements even before you buy a ticket for yourself.
    First, do your research and find out which airlines accept pets in the cabin or in the cargo hold.
    When you will find one, please remember, that for your and other passengers’ comfort the airlines can only take a limited number of pets in the cabin, so making a phone reservation for your pet is obligatory. The airlines usually advise you to do so at the latest within 24 hours after you have booked your ticket, but at least 24 hours before departure.
    Usually, there are three travel options for animals:

    • in the cabin,
    • in the baggage hold,
    • in the baggage hold as cargo.

    Bear in mind that the travel option depends on the weight and size of your pet as well as the regulations of the country of delivery. It is also worth mentioning, that the airlines may reserve the right to refuse carriage of the pet in case of reaching the limit of the number of pets carried on a given flight – both in the cabin and as cargo.

  3. Choose a suitable container

    Once you have selected the right airline, the next step is to think about the portable kennel. They are a great way to safely travel with your pooch, whether in the air or on the road. You should go through the requirements of the airline for the crate size, but it is also important to spend considerable time finding the best temporary home possible. With so many varieties, it might be difficult to decide which kennel to buy.
    The type of crate to buy will depend mostly on the type of travel you intend to do, with some additional considerations for your dog’s size.

    • Hard-sided Carriers:
      This kind of kennel is associated with travel craters by most people. These are traditional plastic, hard carriers that provide great protection for your dog, especially if it is about to travel in the cargo hold of an airplane. It is especially suitable for large dogs, but the owners of smaller dogs will definitely appreciate its durability and protective function.
    • Soft-Sided Carriers:
      This sort of carrier has become more popular in recent years, especially amongst owners of small and medium-sized dogs. It is particularly lightweight and easy to take along. Moreover, a soft-sided kennel can be stored under an airline seat. However, this kind of kennel is not good for large and heavy dogs, or for nervous travellers who may attempt to chew through mesh panelling.
    • Wheeled Carriers:
      Both hard and soft carriers can come with wheels. These are great options for heavy dogs, older dogs who shouldn’t be jostled too much, or owners who find it difficult to carry their dog for an extended period.
    • Reinforced Crates: Reinforced crates are a special type of hard-sided carrier made from metal or reinforced synthetic materials. These types of carriers are designed for certain breeds that may be able to chew through a standard hard-sided carrier.
      Many airlines have restrictions on what breeds of dogs they will transport or the conditions upon which they will transport them. For breeds designated by the airline as “dangerous,” they may require you to use one of these special crates that have an IATA CR82 certification.
    • Wearable Carriers:
      Wearable dog carriers are similar to baby carriers, and they are becoming increasingly popular among owners with small dogs. They’re great when walking through airports, but be aware that most airlines still require your dogs to be stowed under the seat during the flight, which isn’t possible with a wearable carrier.
  4. Check Whether Your Pet Is Carry-on or Cargo Baggage?

    Obviously, your pet would not tell you its preferred option.
    Undeniably, cargo is the more dangerous option for pet travel. The safest way for any animal to fly is in the cabin as carry-on luggage, provided that’s an option.
    Here you should keep in mind that if you want to take your dog as checked Baggage. It will be on a first-come and first-serve basis. It obviously works for only one or two pets that are small enough to fit beneath the seat such as a cat, a rabbit, or a small dog. Hence, if you have a family of three to five or even more pets, you should book all your pets in Cargo.

Wrapping Up

You may face some challenges while moving your pet from the UK or any other European country to Germany, so bring a dose of patience with you.
Don’t panic if things don’t go as planned. By focusing on the above-mentioned tips you can ensure a safe and relaxing journey for both you and your beloved pet.

 


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Many people living in the UK were looking at a move to Germany and are now wanting to know what has changed regarding removals to Germany after a Brexit.

Removals to Germany after the Brexit transition period is closed. You will probably find the entire process of removals to Germany will become more complicated and costly to complete.

It also becomes slightly more complicated to gain resident status and to be able to work in Germany after Brexit. You will need a work visa or resident status. This makes a move to Germany from the UK a bit more complicated in 2021 onwards,  however, moving to Germany from the UK is still achievable with MyCheapRemovals help.


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Average costs of moving to Madrid from the UK

With MyCheapRemovals you can quickly find out how much does it cost to move to Madrid in Spain. Our instant removal quote system helps you estimate cost and we promise that we can’t be beaten on the price. Since the United Kingdom is not a member of the European Union additional cost for the customs need to be considered. When you book removal to Spain with us, please make sure you ask our customer service for more details.

Available volume and weight options are 5, 10, 15, 20 and if you need even 30 cubic meters. You can find out more details here. We selected those volumes as we have numbers of years in international removals industry … and it also helps calculate removal quote on the fly. Keep in mind that we are flexible – if you have special requirements like a bicycle or white goods – please contact us and we can discuss the details.

Madrid as a  capital city of Spain is one of the most popular destinations in Spain and actually whole Southern part of Europe.

Here are example quotes for a small removal – 5m3 or 175 cubic feet – up to 300 kg:


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Every year thousands of Brits decide to escape the rainy UK climate and relocate to sunny Spain. However, the Brexit vote left many people uncertain about this choice. Many people are wondering if spending time in Spain, whether on holiday or in retirement is still possible, let alone moving or starting a business in Spain.

Nevertheless, Brits (and other people from countries outside of the EU) can apply for permission to reside in Spain, provided that they comply with the Spanish immigration rules. In this article, we will explain what may be necessary in order to move to Spain and how British citizens can obtain residency status after Brexit.

Post-Brexit removals to Spain

For those of you who have been already living in Spain for at least five years, the procedure is quite simple and straightforward. All you need to do is apply for a “permiso de residencia de larga duración”, which is the Spanish equivalent of residency permission.

However, if you have not been living in Spain for a duration of five years, you will likely need to apply for a visa to stay in the country, until you are able to meet the condition. In order to apply for a visa, you need to send your application to the Spanish Consular Office within 3 months of your arrival in Spain, regardless of the intention of your stay.

Please note that the application process may take quite a long time and it requires a few documents. Hence, it is significant to make sure you have everything you need to finalize your application. Firstly, the consular staff will consider your application, and then it will be sent to the Spanish government office nearest to the region you intend to live in.

If you successfully go through the application process, you will need to visit the consulate in order to collect the visa. Should your application include the right to work, you will then be advised to fill in some additional forms.

If you wish to move to Spain, you will need to fulfil several conditions. They include:

  • Having no criminal record,
  • Being registered as a resident in Spain,
  • Having a Spanish driving license,
  • Being registered for healthcare as a resident in Spain,
  • Proving that you can support yourself and your family (having a permanent job),
  • Having an income of at least €700 per month,
  • Proving that you have not been ejected from Spain before,
  • Two copies of an EX18 application form,
  • Original and copy of your passport,
  • One passport photo,
  • Certificate of registration (Certificado de Empadronamiento),
  • An N.I.E number (it applies if you own property in Spain or live in Spain as a resident)

As soon as your application is authorized, you can expect your visa to be ready within a month. In order for your visa to remain official, you need to arrive in Spain within three months of your application.

Moving to Spain for work

Those of you who intend to work in Spain, whether as employees or as self-employed workers, will need to suit certain requirements. Among the prerequisites that are mutual for both salaried and self-employed workers are:

  • Application for “permiso de residencia no lucrative” (non-profit visa),
  • Proof that you have a permanent income and can afford to live in Spain.

Moreover, the salaried workers will need to provide a contract of employment or other proof of employment status. Usually, as soon as you are employed by a company in Spain, the application to stay in Spain is handled by the employer.

On the other hand, if you declare yourself “self-employed” the additional documents that might be required include:

  • Proof that the commercial activity you are undertaking comply with Spanish rules,
  • Proof that you have appropriate qualifications and adequate capitals to invest in your project to make it feasible,
  • Details of the number of employees (if any),
  • Business Plan,
  • Proof that you are healthy

If you are a non-worker, in addition to an application for residence, you will need to provide your full name and account number to demonstrate that a minimum balance has been maintained across the last year.

Moving to Spain as a Pensioner

The number of old age pensioners deciding to spend their autumn years in Spain is growing year by year. It does not have to change due to the Brexit situation. However, in order to go through the application process successfully, you need to meet certain conditions. They include:

  • Proof that you are healthy and that you do not pose any risk to the public (Covid-19, smallpox, etc.),
  • Proof that your monthly income amounts to €2130 and an extra €532 for each dependant,
  • Proof that you will be able to maintain this income for one year,
  • S1 form (previously E121),
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Moving to Spain as a Student

Students who want to move to Spain will need to provide:

  • Proof of your registration in an educational establishment,
  • A formal declaration that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay,
  • Public/private health cover

Moving to Spain after Brexit

If you are willing to move to Spain, we would be more than happy to help you! Our state-of-the-art vans travel to Spain on a daily basis, so we are able to handle both full relocations and part-loads. Use the form on our website to receive the Instant Removal Quote and contact our Customer Service Specialist to find out more.

 

 


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MyCheapRemovals offers removals services across the whole of Europe.  We already provided a short price guide if you planning to move from Germany to London. Although you can receive instant removal quote from our website, however, if you planning long ahead here you can find example prices depend on the volume.

  1. Small removals – 5 or 10 cubic meters – 176 or 356 cubic feet accordingly.
    Maximum weight of your goods shouldn’t exceed 300 and 600 kg.
    If you decide to choose this option delivery time may be up to 3 days as your consignment will be shared with other customers.
    (i tutaj przykladowe kto moze z tego skorzystac – studenci, kontraktorzy, small flat tip)

    • Essen to Manchester  – 5m3 – £549, 10m3 – £769
    • Frankfurt to Manchester –
    • Berlin to Manchester
  2. Large removals – 15, 20 and 30 cubic meters – 530, 706 and 106 cubic feet.
    Maximum weights: 1200, 1500 and 2400.
    As this is a dedicated service you can expect your goods to be delivered within 24 hours.
    (i tutaj kto moze z tego korzystac)

    • Essen to Manchester
    • Frankfurt to Manchester
    • Berlin to Manchester

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This article is only a guide – MyCheapRemovals don’t provide pet shipping services

Are you planning to move to Spain with pets, such as dogs and cats? Well, you need to make a lot of arrangements from choosing the right airline, making official health certificates, to understanding the Spanish rules and regulations regarding pets, especially dogs.

Not have any ideas? Need guidance?

You have landed in the right place. This article will guide you on how to move to Spain with pets, and it definitely applies to dogs as well. We are mainly focusing on dogs as they are the most common pets that are taken along. Let’s dive deep!

How To Move To Spain With Dogs

Here are a few tips that you should consider if you intend to move to Spain with your dog.

  1. Prepare for travelling with a pet
    If you are about to travel abroad with your pet, remember it should have:

    • up-to-date vaccination records against rabies (you must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling),
    • up-to-date veterinary health certificates, (clinical examination, deworming, deticking) taking into account the regulations of the country of departure, the country of destination and any transit airports,
    • special passport (issued by a vet) with a description of colour, race and sex of the animal together with a microchip number or tattoo,
    • microchip implant,
    • suitable container

    When travelling with your pet dog, cat or ferret, the rules you must follow depend on the country you are going to or coming from. Relatedly, understanding the international as well as Spanish transportation rules and regulations is the crucial step. The next step includes visiting the accredited veterinarian where you can obtain a pet passport (the passport stays valid as long as you continue to meet the entry requirements) and other certificates necessary for exporting your furry friend. Moreover, your transport company may need a statement from your vet confirming that your pet is fit to travel. Please bear in mind that any carelessness in this step can result in the cancellation of your air ticket.

  2. Taking the pet onboard
    Air travelling to Spain with your dog does not have to be an expensive option, but it requires some arrangements. Do your research and find out which airlines accept pets in the cabin or in the cargo hold.
    For your and other passengers’ comfort the airlines can only take a limited number of pets in the cabin, so making a phone reservation for your pet is necessary. The airlines usually advise to do so at the latest within 24 hours after you have booked your ticket, but at least 24 hours before departure.
    Usually, there are three travel options for animals:

      • in the cabin,
      • in the baggage hold,
      • in the baggage hold as cargo.

    Please remember that the travel option depends on the weight and size of your pet as well as regulations of the country of destination. It is also worth mentioning, that the airlines may reserve the right to refuse carriage of the pet in case of reaching the limit of the number of pets carried on a given flight – both in the cabin and as cargo.
    Here it is worth mentioning that American airlines allow you to bring two dogs to Spain with only $200 more as an additional cost. So it is good to check the special dog relocation offers associated with particular airlines.

  3. Choose Kennels but Crates Are Also Perfectly OK!
    Once you have selected the right airline, the next step is to create an inviting space for your dog. You should go through the requirements of the airline for the kennel size, but it is also important to spend considerable time in making the temporary home of your pet as comfortable as possible.
    The Spanish Security system also demands the wearing of a muzzle for certain breeds, such as American Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, and Dogo Argentinos, etc.
  4. Check Whether Your Pet Is Carry-on or Cargo Baggage?
    Of course, your pet cannot tell how you should take it to Spain. It is up to you to decide whether to carry it as Carry-on, or Cargo Baggage. Here you should keep in mind that if you want to take your dog as checked Baggage, it will be on a first-come and first-serve basis. It obviously works for only one or two pets.
    So, if you have a family of three to five or even more pets, you should book all your pets in Cargo.
  5. Moving To Spain By Sea
    If you are moving to Spain by sea with your dog, you will need to approve your pet at different points by showing the documents and paperwork

Wrapping Up
You may face some challenges while moving your pet from the US or any other country to Spain, so bring a dose of patience with you.
Never mind if things don’t go as planned. However, by focusing on the above-mentioned tips you can ensure a safe and relaxing journey.
Happy Hunting!


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Relocations to Denmark are associated with moving to a Scandinavian country with a high quality of life. Many people are moving to Denmark from other countries because of the high standards of living and numerous opportunities for personal development. However, both locals and incoming people complain about the weather and high taxes.

We have prepared some more basic facts you need to know about living in Denmark before you decide to immigrate there.
Knowing the steps to move to Denmark is essential for your upcoming move. This guide provides insider information on visas, housing, banking, healthcare, education, and all the requirements for moving to Denmark.


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Instant removal quote

MyCheapRemovals, as not many of removal services provider, can send you an instant removal quote. Here last few for a guide:

From:To:5m310m315m3
Gdańsk, Poland Kirkcaldy, UK£1139£1439£2039
Germany United Kingdom£989£1259£1699
London, UK Berlin, Germany£909£1129£1519
Brighton, Vereinigtes Königreich Nennig, Perl, Deutschland£799£979£1259
Reading, UK Innsbruck, Austria£889£1059£1409
Gateshead, UK Bonn, Germany£889£1099£1469
Frankfurt, Germany Colchester, Essex, UK£839£1039£1329

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