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Moving to Cyprus?

Full Container Loads | Shared Groupage Loads | Storage in UK and Cyprus | Return Loads | Shipping Cars/ Motorbikes

Burke Bros Moving Group are a successful West Midlands based removals firm specialising in overseas removals, relocation, and storage to and from Europe. We are here to make your removals to Cyprus a stress-free and painless experience.

Out of all the European and International destinations, we consider moving to Cyprus to be a speciality of our removals and storage team. As we are regularly shipping to Cyprus every week, if you’re returning from Cyprus to the UK our overseas removals return prices are very competitive.


We run an extremely reliable household goods and personal valuables service between the UK and Cyprus, being your packers and removers, your European shipping and documentation specialists, and even supplying all your shipping cartons and boxes, along with secure car and motorcycle shipping services. If it’s your full house hold contents, a few special items or even your car, once on the boat, you can expect delivery in approximately 22 days. Taking a car or motorbike is no problem. Just contact us for prices and deliveries.

Why Choose Burke Bros for Your Removals to Cyprus

We have moved many of our customers both to Cyprus and back from Cyprus. If you are looking to start a new life in Cyprus, retire to Cyprus, or buy your dream holiday home in Cyprus, we can help you. We would be glad to design a removals service directly tailored to your very needs. We provide removals and relocation services to all regions with Cyprus. Whether moving to Cyprus and moving your furniture to Cyprus or requiring removals in Cyprus, our removal vans cater for second homes or full house moves and our personnel service is reported by our clients to be first class. We know Cyprus intimately, you will have no worries over the move. We know the best and most economical crossings when taken with total journey time. We guarantee a weekly service to and from all parts of Cyprus.

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Importing your Personal Belongings to Cyprus

EU Citizens who transfer their normal residence to Cyprus can bring their personal property into the country without having to pay import duty, excise duty and VAT. The place where you reside for 185 days in a calendar year is considered your normal residence. Personal property includes items of a non-commercial nature, which are imported into the country for personal and household use. The transfer of such property to Cyprus with exemption from excise duties requires proof of the Community status of the items by the production of a T2L document.

The Process

One of our experienced estimators will visit you in your home so we can accurately calculate the volume you wish to take and any of your packing requirements. Calculating the correct volume is key to a realistic quotation and the estimator can offer you some invaluable advice in preparation for your move to Cyprus.

All of our removals team are professionally trained export packers and will ensure your goods are safely and appropriately packed for shipping. We can also supply tailor made, professional shipping crates for items such as pianos, clocks and glass cabinets etc.

We will arrive at your home to pack and wrap your items ready for shipment over a two to three day period with the container being loaded on the last day and the inventory checked, ready for the container to be locked, sealed and driven to the UK port.

Upon arrival in Cyprus one of our trusted agents will then take care of your possessions and move. Any goods entering the island are then subject to customs clearance and quarantine inspection.

Once your items have been cleared our agent’s operations department will arrange a mutually suitable day for delivery to your new home, or your shipment can be placed in to secure storage facilities.

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We provide full container shipping, whereby your household effects will have their own 20ft or 40ft container, which is ideal if you wish to transport a full household of contents. We also offer groupage containers where you only pay for the space your possessions take up within a container. This method can take longer as there is a period of consolidation before the shipment is in transit.

Your items can take on average between 3 to 4 weeks to be shipped for a full container and 6 to 8 weeks on a groupage container. Times can also vary depending on the location of the port in Cyprus they are going to.


We can also manage items to be transported as air freight to and from Cyprus.


Alongside moving household effects, many of our customers want to take their own vehicles abroad. Some customers opt for a method of shipment known as ‘Roll On Roll Off’. This involves a vehicle being driven onto the ship at the port of origin and then secured ‘wind-and-watertight’ on the vessel. After arrival at the destination country port the vehicle will then be driven off and await customs clearance. This provides a cost effective method of shipping a car, but does require that the shipper of the vehicle be present to collect the car before the vessel arrives.

Alternatively, other customers opt for their vehicle to be shipped within a shared or a sole-use container, in which the vehicle is shipped along with either another vehicle or alongside other items. The vehicle is always securely loaded to protect itself and the other items in the container. This method also means that the vehicle can be delivered to your new home.


Our company are members of the British Association of Removers and work to recognized quality standards, ensuring that your move to Cyprus will be handled carefully and professionally from beginning to end. Membership of BAR and the FIDI organisation guarantees that your money and your move are protected. Financial security, operational competence, worldwide support and redress facilities guarantee you complete peace of mind.

Financial Guarantee

Our membership with the BAR and FIDI (the Global alliance of International quality international removal companies) organisations guarantees your money and move are thoroughly protected.

We offer our customers financial security, operational competence, worldwide support and redress facilities through FIDI, that give you total satisfaction that your possessions are being thoroughly cared for. We provide a scheme of pre-payment protection, as payments are made prior to moving, it is reassuring that we are a financially bonded mover. Your advanced payments are protected should the company cease to trade.


We have over 50,000 sq.ft. of storage facilities and offer both containerised storage and self-access storage at our head office in the UK if you require safe and secure storage for your home contents during the moving process. We can also arrange storage in Cyprus.

General Information

Burke Bros can also handle all consignments from Cyprus back to the UK with storage both in Cyprus and the UK.

We have regular groupage rates for Northern Cyprus. The documents needed are:
AWB or OBL, packing list, container manifest, consignee’s passport, covering period 2 years’ prior to the date of importation, otherwise the previous passport is required.
Evidence that consignee (importer) will stay in Cyprus over a year, i.e. rental agreement and/ or contract lease and residence permit.
Invoice on brand new items.

Retiring to Cyprus

If you are retiring to Cyprus; if your stay in Cyprus is to exceed three months you need to apply for a residence permit. You may apply for this, as a retired person and will be given a permit renewable after five years.

Transfer of a Private Vehicle in Cyprus

Car_on_recovery_truckPersons who wish to transfer a vehicle to Cyprus from an EU country are required to furnish proof of residence outside the Republic for 12 consecutive months prior to the transfer of their normal residence. They must also, in accordance with the relevant legislation, present evidence of the transfer of their normal residence and of permanent establishment in the Republic.
Each person may transfer only one vehicle, and the person making a transfer must hold a valid driving licence. The vehicle may not be sold, placed for sale, hired out or commodated (loaned without payment) without the prior approval of the Director of the Department of Customs and Excise.

Documents required:
Vehicle Registration Document in owner’s name, passport, local road insurance cover, invoice, customs prescriptions:

-for temporary importation, duty and T.R.L free/extension of importation up to one year.
-for Diplomats duty, T.R.L. free.
-For foreign intending residents, coming to reside permanently, without practicing any profession (the latter condition applicable to any member of their family). T.R.L. nd registration circulation fees are payable. Prior approval for duty free importation from Customs Authorities is required.
-One motor car per family unit.
-Repatriated Cypriots are allowed to import one motor car per family unit free provided:

1. they return to take up permanent residence in Cyprus

2. they had their permanent residence abroad for a period of at least 10 yrs.

3. Duty does not exceed USD 15000.

In order to qualify for relief from excise duty, the person transferring the vehicle must produce the following documents:

  • Certificates pertaining to the registration of the vehicle (vehicle insurance, the purchase invoice).
  • The certificate of ownership.
  • The receipt for the purchase.
  • The loading list receipt.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Supporting evidence relating to the country of normal residence (income tax statements, social insurance statements, employment letters, etc).

In order to be registered in Cyprus, a vehicle being transferred by a European citizen must be given a technical inspection by a private technical inspection centre before undergoing the relevant inspection by a state Technical Inspection Centre.

After the vehicle has passed both of the technical inspections it can be registered in accordance with the relevant legislation. A private moto vehicle or a power-driven goods vehicle with a gross weight not exceeding three tonnes may be registered in the republic regardless of its age subject to the furnishing of documentation proving that the first registration of the vehicle occurred in an EU Member State.

For a world class removals service and no-obligation pre-move removals survey, please call one of our moving to Cyprus specialists now on +44 (0)1902 714555.

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