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Please find below answers to some of the questions we’re most often asked about our removals service, and about moving home between the UK and Ireland. For official guidance on immigration and emigration, please visit the relevant UK or Irish government website. 

Our removals service  

A. This depends on the type of service you need and any added extras such as packing/unpacking, assembling/dismantling furniture, storage and so on. You can be confident that we offer genuine value for money, and have built our business and reputation on customer recommendations. We take particular pride in always trying to ensure your quoted price is fixed and fully inclusive, and even includes Indemnity Cover from our insurance company, which protects all your possessions during transit, at no extra charge to you. Click here to request a quote today. 
A. A full standard home removal service usually takes three days. Day one is for packing, day two for travel and day three for unloading. This can be extended or varied depending on your individual requirements and services booked. For part load removals, we try not to travel with empty lorries, so your loading and/or unloading dates may be flexible to fit in with other deliveries. However, these dates can also be agreed in advance. 
A. Yes. Your household goods and personal possessions will be fully covered by our comprehensive indemnity policy, from packing through to unloading. This is at no extra cost to you as, unlike other companies, we don’t sell insurance. Our standard liability limits can be increased where needed to cover very valuable or unusual items. As with all insurance policies, there are certain exceptions and limitations. Please read about these in our Terms & Conditions before you book your removal and contact us if you have any questions. 
A. To request a free, no obligation quote, please complete our quote form. International removals are complex and we’ll need detailed information about the items you’re removing and the services you require. Please look through the quote form before you fill it in to make sure you have all the necessary information. Please also read our Terms & Conditions carefully as these contain important information about your quote and any additional costs that may apply. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your requirements in person, you’re welcome to contact us by phone or email instead. 
A. Please tell in advance about any local height, length and weight restrictions at either end of the journey. Please also let us know if our vehicles will need to turn off into a narrow or unmade road, or dead end, to gain access to either address. It will be your responsibility to arrange and pay for any necessary parking permits. If we identify any additional costs or time/distance needed to load or unload, this will be advised and agreed in advance before being added to the price we originally quoted. 
A. In line with industry standards, cancellation fees may apply and will include charges for any out-of-pocket expenses we incur. If you cancel less than 7 days before your removal date, the full removal fee will be payable as it will usually be too late for vehicles and crews to be redeployed. Additional cancellation cover is available by prior arrangement to protect you if this happens. You’ll find more details in our Terms & Conditions. 

 Moving between Ireland and the UK  

A. Not if you’re a British or Irish citizen. Citizens of other countries may need a visa or residency permit to move between the UK and Ireland. For find out more, visit the government website for the country where you hold citizenship, or the relevant UK or Irish immigration site. 
A. Yes, vehicles can be exported between the UK and Ireland if your move will be long-term or permanent. Both countries require vehicles to be registered locally, with UK or Irish number plates fitted as appropriate, undergo regular inspections and be appropriately insured. Miles are used in the UK and kilometres (KM) in Ireland, so your milometer may need to be changed. Both countries drive on the left. Make sure you familiarise yourself with local driving laws before you hit the road! 
A. In both the UK and Ireland, most healthcare services are free at the point of access for British and Irish citizens. This includes appointments with GPs (local doctors) and hospital treatment. Some services, such as prescriptions, may be chargeable unless you’re exempt from paying for them. Citizens of other countries may need to pay for some or all of the healthcare that British and Irish citizens receive for free. You can visit the relevant government website for the UK or Ireland, or the website of the country where you hold citizenship, to find out more. 
Some people can get all their healthcare in Ireland paid for by the UK. This could be because you’re: 
Temporarily living in Ireland and normally live in the UK 
Receiving a UK State Pension or some other benefits 
Living in Ireland and working in the UK as a frontier worker. 
For private paid healthcare in Ireland, newly-arrived UK Citizens aged over 65 years can apply for exemption of age-related loading of fees, if the application is made within the first month of arrival. 
A. Local customs, traditions, lifestyles and even the use of the English language vary considerably between towns, cities and counties across the UK and Ireland. The team at McCrorys can give you some tips and pointers on ‘how to be a local’ in your new area, so feel free to ask. Other useful sources of information include websites for local councils and tourist information services, and sites set up and run for new and established expats. 
A. The Common Travel Agreement (CTA) means that British and Irish citizens still enjoy freedom of movement between the two countries to work, live and study. However, customs and import/export regulations have changed. McCrorys can facilitate customs clearance and act as shipping agents, so this will be taken care of for you when you use our removals services. Please contact us with any specific questions or concerns. 
A. This is a hard question to answer, as housing markets and costs of living change over time. As a general rule of thumb, it’s cheaper to buy a house or flat in Ireland than it is in England, but more expensive to rent. Grocery and utility costs tend to be higher in Ireland. With average wage and salary levels, and local taxation and benefits systems, also differing between the two countries, it’s a good idea to do some financial research before you move. 
A. Yes, if you’re a British or Irish citizen. The same rule applies to movement between the Republic of Ireland and mainland UK. Citizens of other countries may need a visa and/or other types of permits to move between the UK and Ireland. To find out more, visit the government website for the country where you hold citizenship, or the relevant UK or Irish government site. 

Let’s start planning your move 

Choose McCrorys Removals and let our team of trained experts do the hard work whilst you focus on your personal and family arrangements. The sooner you start planning your move the better, so please get in touch for a free, no obligation quote today. 
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