Thompson & Son Removals

Thompson & Son - West Midland Removals
Thompson & Son - West Midland Removals
Serving our clients for over 30 years.

International Removals Advice

We understand the complexities of international removals, and we go through this process regularly. As such, we can guide you through the required steps to complete the necessary paperwork involved in an international move.

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International Removals - Inventory List

The first step in our process is creating an inventory list. This comprehensive document details all the items that we’ll be transporting. Our dedicated team works closely with you to itemise each belonging, noting its value for insurance purposes. This meticulous approach not only helps track your possessions but also provides the foundation for the customs declaration and insurance documents.

We start by categorising your belongings into different groups such as furniture, electronics, clothing, kitchenware, and personal items. This categorisation helps in organising the packing and loading process and aids in quick identification of items during unloading at your new home.

The valuation of each item is done based on its current market value or replacement cost. This information becomes crucial when it comes to claiming insurance in case of any damage or loss during transit. Our team is skilled in assessing the value of different types of items, ensuring accurate valuation for your peace of mind.

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Insurance Documents

At Thompson & Son Removals, we strongly recommend insuring your belongings during transit. We offer tailored insurance packages to give you peace of mind. Upon securing your chosen package, we will provide you with all the necessary insurance documents detailing the coverage and terms.

Our insurance packages are designed to cater to different needs and budgets. Whether you’re moving a few valuable items or a houseful of belongings, we have a plan that fits. Each package covers a range of incidents including loss, theft, and damage caused by accidents, natural calamities, or transit-related mishaps.

Once you choose a package, we ensure that the insurance process is transparent and straightforward. We provide you with detailed documents outlining the terms and conditions, extent of coverage, and the claim process. You’ll also receive a copy of the insurance policy for your records.

Customs Declaration

When moving goods across borders, a customs declaration is essential. This document details the items you’re bringing into your new country of residence. Each country has unique import regulations, and our experienced team is well-versed in these variations. We’ll guide you through the process, ensuring your declaration accurately reflects your inventory list and complies with all destination country requirements.

The customs declaration process can be complex given the varying regulations and procedures in different countries. Our international removals team stays updated on these changes to provide accurate guidance. We help you understand the types of items that need to be declared, the requisite fees or duties, and the necessary paperwork involved.

In addition to guiding you through the customs declaration process, we also assist in preparing the necessary paperwork. We ensure that the information on the declaration form matches the inventory list and that all required supporting documents are in place. This attention to detail helps avoid potential delays or complications at customs, ensuring a smooth transition to your new home.

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Passport/Visa Copies

At Thompson & Son Removals, we understand the importance of adhering to international regulations and ensuring a seamless moving process. We require copies of your passport and, if applicable, your visa, which allows us to verify your identity and legal status in your destination country.

Providing these documents serves multiple purposes. Firstly, it helps us maintain transparency and integrity in our operations. Secondly, it assists us in coordinating with international customs authorities, facilitating a smoother transition for your belongings across borders. We handle your personal documents with utmost confidentiality and follow stringent data protection protocols, ensuring your privacy is always safeguarded.

Bill of Lading

The Bill of Lading is a vital document that serves as a contract outlining the terms and conditions of our services. It also functions as a receipt once the move is completed, and includes your detailed inventory list. Our international removals team will walk you through this document to ensure full understanding and agreement before your move begins.

This document is your assurance of our commitment to delivering your possessions safely to your new home. It details everything from the pickup and delivery dates to the list of items being transported and the agreed-upon charges. It’s our way of maintaining transparency and accountability in our services.

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Import License or Permit

In some countries, you need an import license for certain items. If this affects your goods, we’ll show you how to get the needed documents. Our team keeps up with these laws and will guide you.

Dealing with a new country’s import rules can be tricky. But we’ll help you navigate. From identifying which items need a permit, to applying for one, to estimating the timeline, we’re here for you. We’ll help you with the paperwork, clarify the costs, and update you on your applications. This complete approach prevents customs issues and guarantees a smooth delivery of your goods.

Certificate of Residence

Sometimes, you may need to provide a certificate of residence or proof of address in your destination country. You will most likely already be aware of this, but we will check with you to ensure you have this vital document.

Obtaining a residence certificate can sometimes be a complex process, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the legalities of your new country, but don’t worry, our team will use their extensive knowledge of international removals to guide you through this process, making it less daunting.

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Trust Thompson & Son for your International Removals

At Thompson & Son Removals, we’re all about personalized service to make your international removals stress-free. We’ll handle all the practical details, every step of the way. Do remember, each country has its own unique moving rules. That’s where we come in, with our understanding of these complexities.

Thinking of moving internationally? Contact us. Our team is approachable, knowledgeable, and ready to help. They’ll address your concerns, offer a free quote, and help kick-start your move confidently. With Thompson & Son Removals, it’s not just about moving goods. It’s about a team committed to ensuring your move is as smooth and easy as possible.


Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what many of our happy customers have to say.

We had a faultless house move and storage solution with this company, everything was done perfectly and nothing broken, Dean and the guys are friendly but professional, respectful and hardworking, the whole experience was stress free and we would highly recommend them for removals or storage.
I've used the services of this removal company twice in recent years. Extremely efficient professional service. The staff all work as a team and take pride in what they do. Highly recommended.
These guys were absolutely amazing! Nothing was too much trouble and they worked so hard. It was a day that we had anticipated to be very stressful but the whole move went very smoothly thanks to their efficiency. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends and family.

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