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Removals to Switzerland



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


Our European removals service involves 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

Office and House removals from the UK to Switzerland involves specific customs clearance requirements, especially considering that Switzerland is not a member of the European Union. Here’s a detailed guide on what you need to know for customs clearance when relocating to Switzerland from the UK:

1. Personal Belongings and Household Goods

  • Inventory List: You must provide a detailed, itemized inventory of all goods being moved, written in English, German, French, or Italian. This list should include descriptions, quantities, and, if applicable, the value of each item.
  • Residence Permit or Visa: Proof of your permission to reside in Switzerland, such as a residence permit (Permit B or C) or a long-stay visa, is required for customs clearance.
  • Registration Form 18.44: This is a Swiss customs form that declares your household goods for duty-free importation. It serves as a declaration of your relocation and includes your personal details and a declaration that the goods have been in your use and possession for at least six months and are intended for continued use in Switzerland.
  • Duty-Free Import: Household goods and personal effects can be imported duty-free if they have been used for at least six months prior to the move and are intended for personal use.

2. Vehicles

  • Importation of Vehicles: Vehicles may be imported duty-free under similar conditions to household goods if they have been in your possession and used for at least six months before the move. You will need the vehicle registration documents, purchase invoice, and proof of insurance.
  • Technical Inspection: Vehicles may need to pass a technical inspection to ensure they meet Swiss standards, especially regarding emissions and safety.
  • Driving License: You may use your UK driving license in Switzerland temporarily but will need to exchange it for a Swiss license within a year of residency.

3. Restricted and Prohibited Items

  • Switzerland has specific regulations regarding the import of certain items like firearms, medications, plants, and animal products. It is crucial to check the latest regulations and possibly obtain necessary permits or undergo inspections.

4. Pets

  • Pets require a microchip, rabies vaccination, and a pet passport or an animal health certificate for entry into Switzerland. Depending on the species, additional tests or treatments might be necessary.

Our European department offers complete step-by-step support to complete the necessary Swiss customs documents.

Part Load Removals to Switzerland

Part loads to Switzerland 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 Switzerland

Dedicated removals to Switzerland 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 Switzerland, ensuring a quicker and more tailored moving experience.

The Process

One of our experienced estimators will visit your home to determine the volume of goods that will be making the trip to Switzerland, 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 Switzerland. 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 Switzerland including the main locations: Geneva, Bern, Zurich, Basel, Lausanne, Montreux and Thun-Koniz.


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

Currencies Direct offer a fast, easy way to transfer money overseas, without the hassle and cost of dealing with your bank - either online 24/7 or over the phone.

With over 20 years’ experience they’ve helped thousands of people save money when buying property abroad, offering bank-beating exchange rates and never charging a transfer fee. They’ve even helped customers save the entire cost of their removal charges!

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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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