Moving to the United Kingdom

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Moving To The U.K.

Experienced U.K. Movers In Seattle

For more than 70 years, the highly knowledgeable team at North Coast Moving & Storage has helped individuals and families all over the Seattle area with their U.K. moving needs. Over the years, we have relocated thousands of people to the United Kingdom, and our team has many decades of experience in ensuring that all aspects of our clients’ moves are handled with great care.

Here is some beneficial information that we would like to pass on to our customers planning to live in the U.K.

Brief Overview Of The U.K.

The U.K. or the United Kingdom is a sovereign European country that has had a profound influence on the history of the world. The U.K. is made up of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The current population of the region is just over 67.5 million residents. The U.K. government is a unitary, parliamentary and constitutional monarchy, headed by Queen Elizabeth II. She has presided over the nation since 1953. The healthcare system in the United Kingdom is based on the concept of socialized medicine. London is one of the most popular major cities in the world.

Living In the U.K.

Weather In The United Kingdom

The U.K. has a maritime climate and does not suffer from seasonal extremes. During the months of November through January, the daylight hours are very short and skies are often overcast and gray. Summertime brings average temperatures in the mid 60’s and winter will typically see highs in the low to upper 40’s. Snow is only present in the U.K. about two weeks per year.

Items Prohibited In The U.K. Individuals moving to the United Kingdom should be aware that the following items are strictly prohibited from being brought into the country.

  • Firearms/Weapons
  • Obscene books, magazines, videos, or DVDs
  • Comic books depicting horror
  • Large knives and other weapons
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Certain electronics not approved in U.K.
  • Beef, poultry and other animal products, unless approved
  • Plants and produce, including trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, bulbs, and seeds
  • Animals, unless prior approved
  • Illegal drugs
  • Animal parts derived from protected species, including ivory, fur skins, and reptile leather

The Monetary System In The U.K.

The official currency of the U.K. is the pound sterling, abbreviated as GBP. Unlike many of its European neighbors who utilize the Euro as their monetary system, the nations of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland still use the pound as payment in exchange for goods and services.

Arrival In The U.K.

Moving To The United Kingdom From The Seattle Area

Since 1947, North Coast Moving & Storage has been the mover of choice in the Seattle area for international relocations, including to the United Kingdom. When your plans call for you to move across the pond to the U.K., you can rest assured that we will take care of everything with care and attention to detail. We offer a full range of moving services, including professional packing and climate-controlled storage. When your belongings arrive in the U.K., we will help you with the customs process to ensure that all needed paperwork for a quick approval.

Being a preferred partner of Allied Van Lines, we have long-established relationships with many moving organizations in the U.K., who will see to it that your relocation goes smoothly and stress-free. Contact us today to learn more about why so many people in the Seattle area have chosen North Coast Moving & Storage to relocate them to the United Kingdom.