Online Resources

Magna-Thomson International Movers offers a professional, efficient and comprehensive world-wide moving service. Magna-Thomson’s total relocation package includes advice on the customs and quarantine regulations of your destination country. Your Magna-Thomson Consultant will advise you on your specific destination.

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Country Resources

The following links have been specially chosen to help you learn more about the places you may be thinking of moving to. We have sought out information that would concern an emigrant rather than a tourist. We have, however, not forgotten your recreational needs and we have put together a balanced collection of links that will help.

Click on the country of interest to see relevant links.

New Zealand
United States of America
United Kingdom
South Africa

Bring or Buy?

Work out your options:

  • Do I sell everything and buy overseas?
  • Do I ship a few possessions and buy the balance overseas?
  • Do I ship everything overseas and use your money for setting up?

We suggest shipping all goods. For shipping electrical items, see under Electrical Items and Compatibility. Economically it is normally best to ship everything, rather than buying new goods overseas as it is more cost-effective. It also helps the settling in process to have your own familiar goods around you when settling into your new home in a foreign country.

If you are still finding this decision a difficult one to make and if you require more info on whether it is more affordable to transport your existing furniture and household goods, or to purchase new items once you reach your destination, browse the virtual shopping malls at the links provided below to see what you will pay if you have to purchase new furniture at your destination country.

If you require any additional links for other countries please contact us now and we will source this for you.

Additional Info

Electrical Items and Compatibility
Alcohol and Tobacco

*NB: If shipping more than 20 litres of alcohol out of South Africa, an export permit is required. Again, your Move Consultant will assist.