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Shipping to South Africa

Send your excess baggage home

Let us help you get your goods from the UK to South Africa safely and on time. Whether you prefer to pack your belongings yourself or have our team of professionals take care of them for you, we provide you with packing cartons, at no extra cost. If you live in the M25 area in London, we’ll collect your boxes from your doorstep.

To ensure complete peace of mind, our secure online tracking portal lets you trace your belongings wherever they are in the world.

 

 

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Customs shipping guides

All the documents and guidelines you need to make sure your goods arrive safely in South Africa. Please note: We will require a copy of the goods owner’s passport and visa (if applicable) to facilitate customs clearance.

Standard shipping documents

However you’re planning on getting your goods home, you’ll need to complete these standard forms.

Document Description
1st Contact cartons Our range of export cartons
Collection instructions Collection procedure for all consignments to South Africa
Shipping instructions To be completed for all consignments to Singapore
Removal shipping instructions To be completed for all removal consignments
Prohibited items Please read carefully
Customs inventory To be completed for all consignments to South Africa
Sample customs inventory Example of a completed customs inventory
Terms and conditions Full conditions of standard liability protection
A guide to importing personal and household effects into South Africa Please read carefully
Owner packed transit insurance proposal To be completed if you wish to protect your good
Owner packed transit insurance summary Summary of conditions of marine transit insurance
Professionally packed transit insurance summary Summary of conditions of marine transit insurance

Shipping to South Africa by sea

Goods travelling across the Atlantic to reach their destination, will require some additional paperwork.

Document Description
Marine transit insurance proposal To be completed if you wish to protect your goods destined for South Africa
Marine transit insurance summary Summary of conditions of marine transit insurance

Shipping to South Africa by air

If your belongings will be flown to South Africa, we’ll need to ensure that they’re safe and secure.

Document Description
Airfreight security forms To be completed for all consignments to Australia

Helpful hints and tips

If the task of packing your belongings seems daunting, we have some handy packing tips to make it easier.

Document Description
Removal tips Tips for moving day
Personal checklist Your personal checklist

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