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thanks a lot for the advice. unfortunately i don't think my new company will pay for me to relocate over as its a contract position for only a year.
Cran, can you suggest or recommend a van hire place?? i assume you had to drive it back after the move?? also is there a place i can download the customs declaration form online??
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We used a local van hire place http://www.selfdrivecambridge.co.uk/
and got a good deal on weekend rate and mileage, remember to tell them you are leaving the country as they need to give you the vehicle dos and yellow vests... Also check the mileage charges! Yes drove back to the UK with the van.
My GF downloaded the forms (not sure where) and did it all with official forms and stopped at the customs on the way in and made sure we arrived when the offices were open, complete waste of time unless you are in a lorry, and when I came (earlier this year) I didn't bother, I just drove through with all my stuff and then a few days later I cycled to the Zoll office with a list of things and prices that I printed out with excel. They were happy with that.
When you go to the customs offices go to the French desks first and say you need an export stamp (this is a lot easier than trying to get one from the UK, they are used to it and just stamp a card for you). Take this and your list of stuff to the swiss desks.
A google or forum search will probably find the proper forms if you want to get them.
We picked the van up Friday lunchtime, drove overnight, arrived and moved in early Saturday morning, then I drove back Sunday night to get the van back before 9am on the Monday...
Driving at night is easier for traffic and cheaper on tunnel crossings.