Moving to the United Kingdom

Grace are your international moving experts when it comes to relocating to the United Kingdom (UK).

We take pride in working closely with you and our network of international partners to plan and implement your relocation from beginning to end. We also provide you with a number of additional services including storage solutions, pet relocation and specialised packing to help make your move to the United Kingdom a stress free experience.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has become one of the most attractive destination for expatriates; encompassing England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Island. With its diverse landscapes and historical sites, the UK has become a cultural melting pot. From major sporting events, to the many world class restaurants and eateries offering a variety of local and exotic flavours, or the close proximity to the rest of Europe, there are an array of activities .

Visa and immigration

There has been a toughening of UK immigration policies over the years with specialist skilled expatiates being given priority. The UK Immigration and Visa website provides a comprehensive and detailed guide regarding work visa requirements.

The responsibility of monitoring and managing the import of personal belongings to the United Kingdom is within the jurisdiction of the UK Government Home Office. It is therefore important to check any restrictions in place prior to making the move.

Currency

The United Kingdom, particularly London, England, is known to be one of the most expensive to live in globally. However, depending on lifestyle and spending decisions as well as employment, it is possible to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. The UK has now begun to make steady economic growth despite the impact of the economic downturn. The Great British Pound (GBP) is one of the highest valued world currencies. To make your transition simpler, Grace has partnered with NZForex to provide you with fee free transfers over NZD $1,000 plus competitive and convenient foreign exchange services.

Top three things to do in the United Kingdom

1. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath

2. Catch a game at Wembley Stadium

3. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace