Our trusted partner in Finland is the well established moving company Victor Ek. Victor Ek is a family business which was established in 1885. The company has a reputation for providing high quality moving services in Finland. Operations are ISO certified and the company are members of the leading trade organisations which include OMNI, FIDI, LACMA, IAM and are shareholders in Unigroup Worldwide UTS. The company have also achieved FIDI FAIM, the highest quality standard for the International Moving industry.
Removal Services from the UK to Finland
The packing teams at John Mason International are trained to the highest standards and are certified by the British Association of Removers (BAR). All packing and wrapping of furniture is completed in your residence before items are loaded onto a vehicle or shipping container. We only use high quality packing materials in order to ensure maximum protection for your belongings.
Methods of Transportation
Sea Freight: Full Container Service (FCL)
If you are moving the full contents of your house, it is likely that you will need a full container service. This service is available as either a 20ft container, a 40ft container or a 40ft High Cube container depending on the volume of household goods which you wish to transport. As a rough guide, the contents of a house with three bedrooms can usually fit into a 20ft container. The sailing time from the UK to Finland is 2 weeks, therefore the overall transit time for this option would be between 3 and 4 weeks.
Sea Freight: Part Container Service (LCL)
An LCL (Loose Container Load) service is the best option if you have a small shipment or not enough items to fill a full sea container. Your household effects and furniture will be packed and collected at your residence and then loaded onto a vehicle. Your LCL consignment will then be consolidated with other shipments and placed in a shipping container. Upon arrival at destination, your belongings will be delivered to you by the moving company and unloaded into your new residence. The transit time for this service would be approximately 3-5 weeks.
Collection and delivery via road service is avaliable on request. The appoximate transit time for a move from the UK to Finland via a road service is 3 – 6 weeks.
We can also arrange for your effects to be sent via air freight to your convenience. This service can also be combined with a sea freight service so that you can have your essential items as soon as you arrive in Finland.
Storage and Insurance
We can store your household effects in the UK or Finland in secure, accessible and modern storage facilities.
We can also arrange for full, all risk insurance cover for the transit of your effects at competitive rates. We can also provide total loss insurance also. Please contacts us to request more details and an Insurance Proposal Form. We can provide guidance on completing the Insurance Proposal Form if you require any assistance with this.
CUSTOMS INFORMATION – Moving to Finland
Importing furniture and household effects into Finland
There are no customs duties or taxes to be paid when importing your items from the UK or any other EU Member Country. An inventory of goods is required for importation, this will be provided by the moving company handling your shipment.
Restricted and Prohibited Items
FOOD – Dry food only. No other foodstuffs are allowed to be imported into Finland. Dry food can be imported duty free as long as the quantity is for reasonable household use.
ALCOHOL – All alcohol is subject to VAT and customs duty in Finland. It is a requirement that a full list of all the alcohol to be imported is submitted (containing information on type, volume, % alcohol and approximate cost of each bottle).
Moving to Finland from outside of the EU
If you are moving to Finland from a non-EU member country, you will need to provide the following documentation in order to import your household effects:
- Inventory (list of packages and contents) – provided by the moving company
- Copy of Passport (last page with photograph)
- Import Declaration Form
The inventory will be created by the removal crew during packing and collection. The Import Declaration Form and any other forms will be provided to you by your Move Manager. If you need any assistance with regards to completing the forms, your Move Manager will be on hand to help and advise you.
Pet Relocation to Finland
If you are moving to Finland with your pet, we can work with with a pet relocation specialist. You may need a veterinary certificate of rabies vaccination. Your allocated Move Manager will be able to provide further information on this.