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Mallorca is known as a popular tourist location in Spain. However, it has also become highly favoured by UK expats wanting to move to a sunnier climate. Thanks to the sunny weather and relaxing lifestyle, Mallorca is home to thousands of Brits.
Mallorca is the largest Balearic Island, meaning it is under Spain’s jurisdiction. It currently has a population of 923,000 people, with over 20,000 UK-national residents.
It’s important to be as prepared as possible when planning your move. This includes finding the right removal company to move your belongings from the UK. The moving process is the same as moves to Lanzarote and Ibiza.
One of the first decisions you will need to make is what shipping method to use. Shipping furniture overseas can be expensive if you are moving lots of large and heavy items. Therefore, knowing what mode of transport is right for you will ensure that you stay within budget.
When choosing your mode of transport, you should consider your budget, the types of items being shipped, and your time scale. Bear in mind that there may be delays due to Brexit.
Mallorca is reachable by land, sea, and air. This means you have multiple options to choose from. The main modes of transport from the UK to Mallorca are:
You can choose one option or a combination to suit your requirements when moving to Spain from the UK.
Sea Freight is one of the most popular options for those moving goods to Mallorca. Highly accessible by sea, there are 12 ports ranging in size. This means that you can be assured of finding a port near your new home.
Your chosen removal company will ensure that your belongings are securely loaded onto the container. They will then arrange for the goods to be transported by sea.
The main port is the Palma Harbour which is the largest harbour on Mallorca. Other popular ports include Port Portixol, El Arenal, and Port Cala d'Or.
Shipping goods by sea is ideal for moving lots of heavy items as there are no weight limitations. Compared to other shipping methods, it is also more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Road Freight is the cheapest option for those shipping goods to Mallorca. This is thanks to the excellent road and rail network system throughout continental Europe. You can be assured that your belongings are shipped door-to-door. This makes it highly accessible for those moving to inland Mallorca.
It is important to remember that road freight can take longer compared to other shipping methods. On average, road shipments take 3 to 4 days but this can be longer when goods are shipped to the Balearic Islands.
International removal companies that specialise in road freight must have Goods in Transit and Public Liability insurance coverage. This ensures your goods are protected during shipment.
Those embarking on a smaller move can benefit from part-load shipping. This is when you are assigned a portion of a container with other people’s belongings. Part-load is the cheapest option as you will only pay for the space you use.
However, part-load takes the longest amount of time, especially if there are a lot of stops along the way. Items can take between 5 to 7 days on average, but shipments to the Balearic Islands can be even longer.
Air Freight is the most convenient shipping method as goods can arrive on the same day. However, it is also the most expensive and the least eco-friendly solution. This is because air freight costs are calculated by weight rather than volume.
There are also weight limits with air freight, making it unsuitable for those shipping large and heavy items.
Mallorca has one international airport, Palma de Mallorca, which sits on the outskirts of the capital city.
The average cost of shipping to Spain, including Mallorca, from the UK is between £1,468 and £3,015 for a 20ft container and a 40ft container, respectively. Your total cost is dependent on various factors including the volume and weight of your items. If you choose to have additional packing services, this can add an extra £250 to your costs.
Another key factor that can influence the total amount is your mode of transport. Air freight is known for being the most expensive method, while road freight is cheaper. However, the times and services available can fluctuate.
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Be aware that the above prices are approximate based on data from PSS
For more information, read How Much Do International Removals Cost?
Before you move to Mallorca, you must make sure you have all the appropriate documentation to hand. This will prevent delays and avoid any hefty fines. The legal process for moving to Mallorca is identical to other areas of Spain.
You will need the following documentation upon entering the country:
Following Brexit, UK citizens do not have an automatic right to permanent residency in Spain. This means you will need to apply for the appropriate visas and permits.
Those looking to spend up to 3 months in Spain, including Mallorca, will need a Spanish Schengen Visa. Whereas those wanting to permanently move to any area of Spain will need to apply for a Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero (TIE) card.
You should always factor in the cost of living in Spain and make sure you include any visa fees in your budget.
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