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Old 13.12.2010, 01:45
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Bern -> London: customs regulations

I called the Bundesamt für Migration and the stupid woman had no clue of anything. She kept on asking: Do you already have a resitence permit and a work permit in London?
Anyway, she couldn't help me.

We are finally moving back to the UK (London).
We only keep some personal things. First I have to look for a property before my Mom's BF will put the few boxes across the canal.

Does anybody know how the costum regulation works?
As I know we have to list everything exactly in german and english.
But do we have to seal everythig, like a few years ago?

It would be lovely if someone could tell me how it works or where I get all the right infos.
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Old 13.12.2010, 06:56
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Re: Bern -> London: customs regulations

If you're moving CH->UK, surely HMRC are the ones to ask about importing goods and chattels, and not the Swiss one.

Also try using the forum search function - I am guessing you are not the first EFer to move back to the UK.

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Re: Bern -> London: customs regulations

I take it you're moving the stuff over yourself?

I've helped quite a few Brits move back home and seriously, the customs at Dover are only interested in drugs and illegal immigrants. If your van is stoppedjust tell them it's all personal stuff and you're bringing it back home.
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Re: Bern -> London: customs regulations

Hi Grumpygrapefruit,

you say you have helped move a few brits back - are there people willing to do this?
I may have to move back to the UK around Feb 2011 and starting to get quotes from removal companys as to how much they charge. Although I will get rid of lots of stuff, I would still have the equivalent of 14-16cubic metres.

Any ideas of reasonable removals?

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Hi Grumpygrapefruit,

you say you have helped move a few brits back - are there people willing to do this?
I may have to move back to the UK around Feb 2011 and starting to get quotes from removal companys as to how much they charge. Although I will get rid of lots of stuff, I would still have the equivalent of 14-16cubic metres.

Any ideas of reasonable removals?

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I don't do this anymore but there are a few guys here who still do. search the transport threads and I'm sure you'll find them
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I called the Bundesamt für Migration and the stupid woman had no clue of anything. She kept on asking: Do you already have a resitence permit and a work permit in London?
Anyway, she couldn't help me.

We are finally moving back to the UK (London).
We only keep some personal things. First I have to look for a property before my Mom's BF will put the few boxes across the canal.

Does anybody know how the costum regulation works?
As I know we have to list everything exactly in german and english.
But do we have to seal everythig, like a few years ago?

It would be lovely if someone could tell me how it works or where I get all the right infos.
Couldn't find anything at ezv.admin.ch


I was moving to London 4 years ago as Swiss with my son 8y old by then. I have packed my Swiss car full with all our personal belongings and the custom control of Great-Britain have taken me out of the line , I think it was in Calais, and was asking me what I am going to do in Great-Britain. I have just told them that I was moving to England to search for work and the goods was mine. And that was it. No forms , nothing. All was fine.
(I think it could be probably different when moving with a removal company. )
good luck.
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Re: Bern -> London: customs regulations

Thanks very much Edith, and to all others.
Yes, that's what I thought. It's just, I'm flying in March and my mom's boyfriend will bring my few boxes later on. But I guess, if I send him a proof of address and a labour contract it won't be a big deal. I'm just a bit scared of my Scottish name (birthplace) with a Swiss passport. I don't have a British citizenship anymore. Thanks to my daft parents...

Anyway. I worked already in other European countries in the 90's and that was much different as today.
Still wasn't sure if I have to declare it's all personal stuff and no customable.

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