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How much does moving from the UK to France cost?
The removal from the UK to France doesn’t need to cost a fortune. France is the country that our drivers visit on a daily basis, as it borders The UK. If you plan to remove a few household goods, you can use our part load service. The full-house moves require a whole van or even a bigger truck. To give you some idea about the costs of moving from the UK to France, we prepared some quotes from and to the biggest cities in both countries. All of the prices are final – they already include the customs fee and other applicable taxes.
Moving 5m3 from London to Paris costs £729. 10m3 from Bristol to Nice totals £1159. 15m3 from London to Rennes is a cost of £1349, and 30m3 on the same distance will cost you £2299.
How long does it take for my belonging to arrive in France?
Usually, it takes around 24 hours to deliver the goods from The UK to France, so you can expect your load to arrive on the following day. The van once loaded will go straight to the delivery address, sometimes taking some additional loads on the way, yet the distance from the UK to France is still pretty short. Only the complications with the customs documents can influence on the delay in your delivery, which we always inform you about in advance.
I’m moving to France – what documents do I need?
The documents that you will need to submit to us include the following:
- The inventory list includes:
- total number of items
- the volume of each item and the total volume (can be an estimate)
- weight of each item and the total weight (can be an estimate)
- value of each item and the total value (can be an estimate)
- the statement, that the goods are over 6 months old
- date and handwritten/electronic signature (you can print the list, sign it and send the photos/scan etc.)
- A copy of your passport/ID,
- Proof of the destination address (current bank statements or credit/debit card statements, current utility bills, a rental contract, storage contract etc),
- Proof of living in the previous address for the last 12 months. Here is a list of Valid documents (one of them should be enough):
- Council TAX Bill
- Utility bill showing 12 months old history
- Payslip for the last 12 months
- Job contract
- Tax Return
- Filled in non-cession document
- Filled-in CERFA
We send the forms of the last two documents for you to fill in.
What are the living costs in France in comparison to the UK?
Food in London is 17% cheaper than in Paris. The basic lunchtime menu (with a drink included) in the business district of London is around €3 cheaper than in Paris. For a combo meal in a French fast food restaurant, you will pay €1 more than in an English one.
Housing is statistically 12% more expensive in London than in Paris. Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in an expensive area will cost you around €2,814, which is around €250 more than the monthly rent in Paris.
When it comes to transportation, the monthly ticket for public transport in London is 116% more expensive than in Paris. In London, the monthly ticket will cost you €162, whereas in Paris – €75.
To sum up, living in London is around 21% more expensive, than living in Paris. Yet, taking into consideration the average salary, it is also higher in London than in Paris.
The average monthly net salary (after-tax) amounts to 2,144.30 € (1,852.37 £) in Paris, and 2,591.28 € (2,238.50 £) in London.
Can I move to France with my Pet?
Every country sets its own rules for importing pets when you move to or visit their country. In France, it is the French Ministry for Agriculture, Food, and Forestry that governs pet importation. The rules differ somewhat, depending on where you live now. For instance, if you and your pet (dog, cat, or ferret) currently reside in another European Union country and your pet has a current EU Pet Passport, you do not need any additional documentation to bring your pet to France.
However, if you currently reside in a non-EU country, there are specific steps you will need to take in order to bring your pet into France. You can consult this page to get the details, but we have outlined all the essentials below. You will be happy to learn that France’s pet import requirements are less complex than those of many other countries.
But do not take the requirements lightly. Without proper documentation, your pet could be sent back, quarantined, or even euthanized. If your pet causes or contributes to the spread of transmissible disease, you could be fined or worse.
If your pet will not be travelling with you, you will need to sign a consent form for the person who will accompany or be authorized to transport your pet.