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Removals to Italy



Direct Services | Part Loads | Storage

Burke Bros Moving Group has decades of moving and relocation experience to Italy and throughout Europe. We operate regular services to and from Italy.


Our services involve the movement of your possessions ‘door to door’ and can include a packing service. Fragile items are packed using packing paper, tissue, bubble wrap or polychips. Export-strength cartons in various sizes are used to accommodate books and heavy items. Special linen cartons are used as hanging garment carriers. Furniture is wrapped with padding and transit blankets. Items can also be crated.

Customs Clearance

1. Personal Belongings and Household Goods

  • Inventory List: A detailed and signed inventory list of all items being moved is crucial. This list should be in Italian or accompanied by an Italian translation and should specify the contents, quantity, and value of each item.
  • Proof of Residence: You need to prove that you are moving your primary residence from the UK to Italy. This can be shown through an Italian residency registration (iscrizione anagrafica) or a lease/property deed in Italy.
  • Codice Fiscale (Tax Code): It’s important to obtain an Italian tax code, which is necessary for various administrative processes in Italy, including customs clearance.
  • Declaration of Free Entry (Dichiarazione di Libero Ingresso): A statement declaring that the goods have been in your possession and use for at least 12 months before the move, which qualifies them for duty-free entry as part of your relocation.

2. Vehicles

  • Importing Vehicles: To import a vehicle duty-free as part of your household move, you must have owned and used the vehicle for at least 12 months prior to relocating. Necessary documents include the original vehicle registration, proof of ownership, and insurance records.
  • Technical Inspection: Imported vehicles might need to comply with Italian standards, requiring a technical inspection.
  • Registration: After import, the vehicle must be registered in Italy. Temporary plates may be used during the transition.

3. Restricted and Prohibited Items

  • Certain items may be restricted or require special permits to import into Italy, such as firearms, certain medications, antiques, and artwork. Check the latest Italian customs regulations to ensure compliance.

4. Pets

  • Pets need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. They also require an EU pet passport or a veterinary health certificate. Additional treatments (like tapeworm treatment for dogs) might be needed depending on the pet and the country of origin.

Our European department offer complete step by step support to complete the necessary customs documents.

The Process

One of our experienced estimators will visit your home to determine the volume of goods that will be making the trip to Italy, as well as your packing requirements. Our representative will discuss with you how the moving process works, from the collection stage in the UK right through to delivery to your new residence in Italy. We will give you a realistic quote, without obligation, based on a first class high quality service.

We can move you to any location in Italy including the popular locations of Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Naples, Verona, Turin, Bologna, Perugia, Genoa, Palermo and Cagliari.

Part Load Removals to Italy

Part loads to Italy offer a cost-effective solution for those with fewer belongings to transport. This service allows your items to share space in a removal vehicle with others’ goods, reducing costs. It’s ideal for small moves or when you’re flexible on delivery times.

Dedicated Service to Italy

Dedicated removals to Italy provide a personalised service where the entire removal vehicle is reserved for your belongings. This option suits larger moves or when you need your items delivered on a specific date. It offers direct transportation from your current residence to your new home in Italy, ensuring a quicker and more tailored moving experience.

Packing For Your Move to Italy

Export packing for your move to Italy involves specialised materials and techniques to ensure your belongings are securely protected during transit. It’s crucial for international moves, where items can be exposed to various handling stages and environmental conditions. Our professional packing services use durable materials and methods tailored to each item, from wrapping delicate glassware to crating valuable art, ensuring they arrive safely at your new home in Italu. This service provides peace of mind, safeguarding your possessions throughout their journey.

Applying For A Visa

As a UK citizen, you now require a visa to live in Italy for periods longer than 90 days due to Brexit. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union means that UK citizens no longer enjoy freedom of movement within the EU, which includes Italy.

For stays longer than 90 days, you will typically need to apply for a national long-stay visa (Visa D), which is applicable for various purposes such as work, study, family reunification, or retirement. After entering Italy with a long-stay visa, you will also need to apply for a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) to legally live in Italy. The type of visa and residence permit you need depends on the reasons for your stay and your circumstances, such as:

  • Work Visa: For those who have a job offer from an Italian employer or are transferring within a company.
  • Self-Employment Visa: For those who plan to start a business or work as freelancers in Italy.
  • Student Visa: For those enrolled in a course of study at an Italian educational institution.
  • Family Visa: For joining a family member who is residing legally in Italy.
  • Elective Residence Visa: For individuals who can support themselves independently without working, often used by retirees.

It’s important to consult the Italian consulate or embassy closest to you for detailed information on visa requirements and the application process based on your specific situation.

Register with the Local Authorities

Anagrafe Registration: Once you have a place of residence, you need to register with the local registry office (Anagrafe) at your town hall (Comune). This registration is crucial for accessing local services and healthcare.


Health Insurance: Ensure you have health insurance coverage as part of your visa application. Once registered with the Anagrafe and holding a residence permit, you can enroll in the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, SSN) to access public healthcare services.


If your home contents have to come into the store for weeks or months during the process of relocating to Italy, Burke Bros Moving Group have 50,000 sq.ft of storage facilities and offers two options: containerised storage and self-access storage at our head office in Wolverhampton. We can also arrange storage in Italy if this is required.


As members of the BAR (British Association of Removers) and FIDI (the Global alliance of International quality international removal companies) we are regularly inspected and adhere to their strict code of practices.

Financial Guarantee

Our membership with the BAR and FIDI organisations also 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.

Ready to get moving? Call one of our advisors on 01902 714555 or email sales@burkebros.co.uk

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LUMON, the Property Payment Specialists, have been helping clients make transfers for their international move since 2000. With in-country banking, international bi-lingual teams, and specialist processes including provision of legally required paperwork for property transactions from the French Riviera to the Australian Gold Coast, they are a really useful service to consider with your move.

They have a dedicated Burke Bros team which you can contact on 0044-1494-972-722. Alternatively, you can enter your details and request a call back through their website here: Lumon or email BurkeBros@LumonPay.com

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