Compare My Move can help you to save on your international removals to Singapore by up to 70%. 5.9 million people currently live in Singapore, around 50,000 of which are British expats.
The most popular area of Singapore to live in for UK citizens is Holland Village. This is due to its central location and amenities. Other popular areas include Tanglin, Tiong Bahru, Orchard and River Valley.
Singapore is known for its large and successful financial sector. It’s also one of the highest densely populated areas in the world, which is worth keeping in mind when looking to move from the UK.
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Shipping furniture overseas can be a costly process, this is why it’s important to ensure you have chosen the correct option for your budget and also your moving schedule.
By hiring the help of a professional international removals company, you can help prevent potential delays, and ensure your goods are protected during transit.
Singapore is located over 6,800 miles away from the UK. As a result, shipping costs and times tend to be longer than moving to a European country. You will also need to consider the paperwork and documentation needed for shipping.
The main shipping options from the United Kingdom are:
One or more of these services can be used depending on your preferences and budget. Due to logistics, road freight isn’t a viable option.
Shipping freight is the easiest and least expensive option when shipping to Singapore. Located in the South China Sea, it's easily accessible by sea freights. However, if you need goods to arrive quickly, this isn’t the best option to consider.
On average, it will take goods around 3 weeks to arrive in Singapore. You will need to consider custom clearance times and potential delays too.
There are two main shipping ports in Singapore to choose from. These are:
If you’re looking to move the contents of a full house, shipping freight is the best option to consider. It allows you to choose between a 20ft or 40ft container depending on the size needed when moving overseas. In addition to this, you can use shipping freight to transport vehicles too.
Part-load services are great for those looking to move a smaller amount of goods. It allows you to share a shipping container with other people. This helps to lower the overall cost of the international removals service as you are only expected to pay for the space used.
As the container is shared, delays are more common, and shipping times are longer. This is because the items need to be delivered to multiple locations, and part-load shipping is less frequent compared to full shipping.
Part-load services can take up to 6 weeks to arrive by sea. Air freight times will differ from this.
Air freight is the most time-efficient shipping option. It will take an average of 1-5 days to arrive. This can be up to 11 days in some instances. While there are only 2 international airports to choose from in Singapore, they are popular options to consider. These airports are:
If you need important items to arrive quickly, air freight is the most suitable option. The quick transit time is reflected in the additional costs of this shipping service.
Costs are calculated by the weight of the items shipped. There are also limitations when it comes to larger household items as these won’t fit on the aeroplane.
Shipping container costs to Singapore are around £944 - £2,025 on average. The total cost will depend on the removals team you use, the number of items you have and the shipping option chosen.
If you need help with packing removal boxes this will come at an extra cost. Typically, companies will charge around £250 for packing services. You may want to purchase packing materials to do this yourself.
While door-to-door services are often included in the total price, companies may charge for this. You will also need to take into consideration customs charges, duties and potential taxes too.
Here are the average shipping costs from the UK to Singapore:
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*Data taken from our International Removal Costs article
To move to Singapore, there is certain documentation and details you will need to provide. This includes the relevant visas and permits. Documentation needed includes:
If you’re looking to move to Singapore permanently (for more than 90 days), you will be required to apply for a long-stay visa. This will need to be approved by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
It’s recommended to apply for your visa around 2 months before travelling to ensure the application is completed on time. If your move is work-related, in addition to the most suitable visa, you will also need to have an Employment Pass to legally work in Singapore.
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