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Moving to Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona

Wisse Moving is the most complete option if you are moving to Barcelona. We offer a complete door-to-door service. Packaging, customs clearance and a transport insurance are included, and storage can be handled as well. Your move will be in good hands with Wisse Moving, we’ll take care of everything.

Free proposal

Before we actually begin with the move, we’ll prepare a free, detailed proposal. You can contact us and we’ll make an appointment for a pre-move survey by video call. You can show all your personal items and furniture you want to move to our surveyor, and we’ll estimate the volume of your goods. We’ll also bear in mind access situations, possible special items that need extra wrapping, and your preferred moving dates. If you have any comments or concerns you can also discuss these with the surveyor. We’ll prepare a personalized proposal adjusted to your situation and your preferences.

Moving to Barcelona from UK

Moving to Barcelona from UK is still relatively easy. Inspite of the Brexit there are no customs formalities to be done, at least until 31/12/2020. After that date, in theory, the situation will change and borders will be put up again. The EU is still negotiating with the UK government still though, and the future situation is not clear at the moment.

Removals from the UK to Barcelona are usually done by part-load trucks. If required we pack your move anywhere in the UK. Then we collect it, and we combine the move together with the goods of other clients in large groupage trucks to Spain. We have regular transports from the UK to Spain and vice versa. In Barcelona we deliver to your new residence, and we unpack the goods if you prefer so.

Moving by sea container
Moving by sea container

Moving to Barcelona from the US

For moving to Barcelona from the US we will always take care of wrapping your goods perfectly. We can collect anywhere in the USA. For transport to Spain the most common options are a sea container or a part-load sea container. For smaller, urgent shipments there is also an option to send goods by airfreight.

If you have a large number of boxes with personal items and furniture, then usually we would use a sea container only for your move.Everything will be perfectly pack, and we would ship from the nearest port in the USA to the port of Barcelona.

If you don’t have too many boxes, and only some smaller pieces of furniture or no furniture at all, then we would pack your goods and crate them. the crate would be shipped in a part-load container together with other goods. Both options are equally safe and fast. The desicion whether to use a container only for your goods, or a part-load container is purely economical.

  • N T. ★★★★★
    A few words of appreciation for the wonderful experience I had with Wisse Moving for the move of my household goods from Malaga to San Francisco. After contacting three moving companies it soon became evident to me that Wisse Moving based … More in Barcelona would be able to address all my needs, including communication in English as they have a bilingual staff. They answered all my questions and concerns and offered competitive prices. The door-to-door service was completely transparent on the basis of a fixed price proposal, with no surprises or hidden charges. The service included collection of goods from Malaga, crating them into liftvans, transport of goods by sea container, customs clearance in Spain as well as USA, terminal handling/port charges and delivery to the final destination. The estimated times of transport and delivery were communicated at the time of booking and were quite reasonably accurate. The pickup and delivery crew were prompt and the goods arrived in perfect condition. My contact person, Mr. René Wisse, is a cordial, knowledgeable and professional gentleman and I would highly recommend their services. / Nasser Tufail
  • Ilya P. ★★★★★
    I am completely satisfied with the whole service provided to me. It was done on a short notice, all the details were communicated timely and accurately. The collection of the items was performed quickly and carefully, coordination with … More the receiving agency was done transparently and I have received all my items in perfect condition. Even when some of my stuff was not fitting in the standard packaging solutions were found.I would definitely recommend (and I have) working with René to anyone who wants a good moving service.
  • Ben C. ★★★★★
    We contracted with Wisse to move our house from Marbella in Spain to San Francisco. Through the whole process Rene and the team were so very responsive to the huge number of questions we had as this was our first move of this size. The … More service end to end was just fantastic and I would highly recommend Wisse for any relocation.

Customs clearance in Barcelona

When your move arrive to Barcelona, it will have to be customs cleared. Wisse Moving will take care of customs formalities on your behalf. Customs clearance is usually only required if your goods come from a non-EU country. For moves coming from the United Kingdom customs clearance is not required at the moment.

Storage in Barcelona

If the goods arrive to Barcelona, but you still don’t have a place to deliver them to, then Wisse Moving offers a storage solution. We have a safe and dry storage facility on the outskirts of Barcelona. We can store the goods any amount of time before you can take delivery. If you’re moving with a vehicle to Barcelona then we can also hand-out the car from our warehouse.

Moving with outside elevator
Moving with outside elevator

Delivery with full service

Once you’re ready to receive your belongings into your new residence, then parking permits will have to be arranged. In Barcelona parking permits are mandatory to occupy the road. Wisse Moving will take care of these as well. The costs depends on the area, and of the time that the permit is necessary.

We can unpack your furniture and assemble it again. Optionally the boxes can be unpacked, and all the packing debris will be removed and recycled as well.

Useful links

  • Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona town hall). Here you can apply for your “padrón” (inscription as a resident in Barcelona). You can also aply for other services here.
  • Dirección General de Tráfico (traffic department). Here you can registrer vehicles, renew your drivers’ license and much more.
  • Ministerio del Interior. Here you can apply for NIE = Número de Identificación fiscal para Extranjeros. This is a tax identification number for foreigners which you will need when you are importing a move in Spain. You also need the number to pay any taxes, buy properties, registrer vehicles etc etc.
  • Agencia Tributaria. Here you have to register your NIE number in order to activate it once you have obtained it.