Chiang Mai's Leading Moving Company

International Moves
chiang mai international removals

International moves from Thailand

We are very experienced in moving household goods abroad.

We have an export license registered in our company name so can ship your household goods to your new home.

We are members of a few international movers associations which give us access to reliable tried and tested contacts worldwide who can help with clearing goods at the port of entry and then onward trucking to your home. They will also unload and unwrap your items, place them in the right rooms and remove all packing material.

Get in touch with us and we will arrange a convenient time for us to come and see what needs moving.

Items requiring special permission for export from Thailand

Apart from the usual restricted items such as weapons, drugs and alcohol, there are some items which require special permission to export from Thailand, these are religious images and hard wood products.

Religious images are three dimensional images of deities or symbols from any religion be it Buddhist, Christian or Hindu for example – it also includes Khmer figures. As this is a mainly Buddhist country, it mostly concerns Buddha images. It is possible to obtain permission from the Fine Arts Department at the Chiang Mai Museum of full intact Buddha images, it takes about a month to process the documents, ideally you will need an invoice from the shop where you bought the piece and they must also have a license for selling religious images. Part images such as heads, hands, Buddha images missing feet or other parts can’t be shipped, this is strictly adhered to by customs at all ports in Thailand, all courier services and even the post office. Customs will hold your whole shipment and then there will be storage charges applied until permission is gained to access the port and further permission to open your container and remove and destroy the items in question. Please don’t try to hide images as all containers from Thailand are X rayed before being loaded on the boat.

Any hard wood furniture requires a hardwood license which is obtained from the shop where you purchased the item. If they are imported pieces you will need proof of import which we then present to customs when the shipment is being cleared at customs. If you show us the pieces we will be able to guide you on the best course of action. There are several hardwoods that are barred for export, any attempt will have serious consequences. The same especially applies to unfinished logs or planks of wood.

Other items to be wary of are animal based products, be it fur rugs, horns or other animal parts. Ivory is strictly illegal.

Beauty products or liquid items and food stuffs also require permission.

When we come to visit we can explain all of this in detail.

We will estimate the volume and work out the cheapest way to get your goods shipped to your new home. It may take a few days to get the quote from our counterparts in the destination country.

There are 2 ways to ship, as a part or a full container. For full containers the sea freight varies from month to month depending on season and fuel charge.

If you’re ok with the quote we will then arrange a day to come and pack your things and make up an invent of your goods.

If you like we can hold your goods in our storage warehouse for free for up to a month, after this there will be a small charge. This allows you time to find your new property if you haven’t already decided.

Shipping times vary but to give you an idea main ports in Europe, US or Canada take 1 month, Australia and India take 3 weeks.

We do provide insurance which costs 3.5% of the declared value of goods to be insured. For electrical goods there is an extra charge of 0.3% which covers damage to the internal electrics even if the item looks physically ok.

This insurance doesn’t cover Pirates but that is very rare.

If you have any questions just send us an email or give me a call.

Moving Into Chiang Mai From Abroad

Wherever you are coming from we can arrange your move from door to door using our network of accredited international movers.

First we will have our team come and do a survey and work out the cheapest way to ship your goods.

We will then use the invent to see what import tax you need to pay if any and give you a full door to door quote. The only thing we can’t quote for is if customs do a random inspection which also might incur storage charges. This is very rare though.

We can provide a full clearing process into Thailand and delivery to your new home in Chiang Mai or whichever city you are moving to or store your goods until you are ready.

We can provide full insurance on your goods, see above.

trrisner37
trrisner37
04:30 23 Jul 21
Chiang Mai removals made my move so much easier. It was absolutely worth the money. They were very careful with all things they moved. They were also very very fast. Communication was great before... hand. Absolutely impressed with everything and can not recommend enough! Thank you!read more
Charlotte Hankin
Charlotte Hankin
09:00 20 Jul 21
Fantastic service from the team at Chiang Mai Removals. They packed all of our boxes in super fast time and were professional, friendly and accommodating throughout. Highly recommendation
Serena
Serena
11:07 16 Jul 21
Choosing Chiang mai storage is one of the smartest decision I’ve made in my life.Thank you for storing my items when I was pandemically locked out. Thank you for delivering them to my first house,... safely, securely and effectively.Thank you for today where you send two young, polite, hardworking guys to assist me with my move to my final lovely yellow house in mae rim. Polite and respectful service - exactly what I needed.read more
Harvey Monro
Harvey Monro
11:56 07 Jul 21
I ordered some furniture from Lazada but quickly found that the instructions were unclear and I didn't want to attempt the task of putting them up myself. I messaged Chiang Mai Removals and got a... response immediately. They quoted me a price and sent some staff over that day to assist.A very professional, friendly service and all for a great price. Thank you very much John and the team!read more
Pascal Basel
Pascal Basel
03:29 02 Jul 21
Ver good experience. They are super professional, bring all boxes etc. what’s needed and you don’t really have to do anything. Will definitely choose them again in the future. Thanks a lot!
Brettski
Brettski
03:11 29 Jun 21
I am truly impressed with the efficiency and constant contact by this company. What should be a stressful time moving my belongings over 1000km has actually been the opposite. I couldn’t recommend... the staff and company enough. Thank you Chiang mai removals!read more
Samantha Taranto
Samantha Taranto
09:41 28 Jun 21
Wonderful service very happy with my move, thank you 😊
Nicola Jordaan
Nicola Jordaan
09:30 28 Jun 21
What an awesome experience with this company.I messaged them on the the day and they were able to help me out no questions asked.Super fast, super reliable and the staff are super friendly.Will... definitely use them again 😊read more
Toeko Ogawa
Toeko Ogawa
06:11 24 Jun 21
The best moving company in ChianMai including the staff ! Their preparation is perfect as they had confirmed the day before and they've done on time.  Amazing!In addition, the furniture was covered... perfectly to carry.The quality is exactly the same as  Japanese moving company, and of course  cheaper than Japan.Thank you very much.read more
JC Nordman
JC Nordman
09:46 14 Jun 21
I moved between places in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai Removals did a very good job and I'm very happy with my experience. Recommended!
Ivan Wong
Ivan Wong
15:09 29 May 21
Good service
Alexandra Bias
Alexandra Bias
05:45 27 May 21
Excellent, proffesional service and staffWill use again, big or small moving, shipping
Fred Molenberg
Fred Molenberg
09:09 18 May 21
Very efficient and they took great care with my possession when moving me between CM and Jomtien
Kohssut
Kohssut
10:39 03 Apr 21
I had some stuff to move inside of Chiang Mai while not being in town. Not much, but still I didn't want to bother my friends with this.It was super convenient to communicate online with Chiang Mai... Removals and they managed it efficiently for a great price. I'll definitely use their service again next time.read more
Zach Hallead
Zach Hallead
11:50 26 Mar 21
We used Chiang Mai Removals to move between houses in Chiang Mai. They provided excellent service with a smile. They worked hard, asked questions regularly to make sure they did everything how we... needed it, and handled all our stuff with care. We enjoyed using their service and would recommend it to others.read more
Tester Test
Tester Test
02:33 17 Mar 21
Vintage Recording Electronics
Vintage Recording Electronics
00:57 05 Mar 21
One of the best run businesses in Thailand. Could not give a higher recommendation. Absolutely the best. The staff is completely professional and the management is top. Everything is handled safely,... on time, and without issues.read more
OneRealty Corp
OneRealty Corp
13:17 02 Mar 21
Nilanjana Chatterji
Nilanjana Chatterji
08:21 12 Feb 21
Prompt, efficient service with great communication. Will definitely use again!
Marja B
Marja B
03:14 04 Feb 21
Everything was great. They were on time and did a great job. The entire staff I spoke to was supernice.
Chase mcnorton
Chase mcnorton
10:03 29 Jan 21
Owner was very kind and professional. Very respectful and responsive to questions. The guys that came to our house were polite and hard working. They moved our house so fast! Highly recommended to... anyone.read more
Heath Stewart
Heath Stewart
05:39 28 Jan 21
Very impressive! From the beginning, very fast and easy communication via LINE. On the moving day, three man arrived on time with smiles and wearing uniforms. Work was completed fast and... professionally. Recommended.read more
Amandine Lecesne
Amandine Lecesne
08:29 27 Jan 21
Wow, your team was awesome!! They made sure to be super careful when bringing in the items and put things back in their original spots as they left (even when I said they didn't have to bother!). I'm... super impressed 😉 Thanks so much for your help today!read more
Steve Riebeek
Steve Riebeek
04:12 23 Jan 21
Awesome work. They came with 3 vans, semi trucks and 6 people in total. The whole moving was done within 1.5 hour. Very professional. Next time if we have to move again I'll definitely will use them... again.read more
Erwan Manac'h
Erwan Manac'h
07:49 19 Jan 21
Super efficient team for a reasonnable price. Great experience !
Christian Nahke
Christian Nahke
04:46 15 Jan 21
Great service, helpful stuff and very good communication. Strongly recommend!
Alasdair Forsythe
Alasdair Forsythe
09:08 06 Jan 21
Helped me move from Pai to Phuket. Professional service. No damage even on fragile items. Recommended.
Barbara Weibel
Barbara Weibel
10:42 05 Jan 21
Top service! I contacted Chiang Mai Removals about a week before I needed a few pieces moved to a new apartment, sent photos, and had a quote instantly. Very affordable. They arrived at the exact... time they were scheduled to arrive. Wrapped everything in heavy moving blankets, and even put each piece in the exact spot I wanted it in my new apartment. I couldnt be happier. Highly recommended.read more
Dean Housden
Dean Housden
13:29 26 Dec 20
Great service. From getting the estimate to removal of empty boxes the service was professional and flawless.
steve bagley
steve bagley
12:24 26 Dec 20
Good efficient reliable service. Would use them again .
Brett Thompson
Brett Thompson
11:38 16 Dec 20
I used Chiang Mai Removals to transport my two cats from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. They are easy to work with and did an excellent job. They were very accommodating and also a very good value for the... service. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!read more
Florent D
Florent D
00:56 15 Dec 20
Very good service provided by reliable people.Thank you John
Debbie Everingham
Debbie Everingham
07:14 09 Dec 20
I was really pleased with the sevice from Hua Hin to BangkokThey arrived on time at both locations and everything was in good orderThanks
My
My
09:31 07 Dec 20
Chiang Mai Removals moved stuff for me from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai. Everything perfect packed and arrived in time. Super nice Team. Highly recommended.
John Braden
John Braden
07:47 29 Nov 20
Fast, courteous, and professional.
Bevin Ginder
Bevin Ginder
07:27 25 Nov 20
These guys are so easy to work with and do good at what they do. Worth every baht 🙂
ksena semenova
ksena semenova
03:03 19 Nov 20
Super efficient, very professional and responsive to special requests on a very short notice. Thank you so much, John!
Chip Ge
Chip Ge
03:56 28 Oct 20
We had an excellent experience with Chiang Mai Removals. We moved from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and had a bunch of stuff that needed moving, including boxes, a dryer and a motorbike. Prices are very... fair and the experience was great. Highly recommended.read more
Ashley Owens
Ashley Owens
16:57 03 Oct 20
Punctual, patient, flexible and efficient!10/10 would use their service again.
Karen Greenberg
Karen Greenberg
07:35 03 Oct 20
David Gouldthorp
David Gouldthorp
11:37 24 Sep 20
I shipped several boxes of household items from Chiang Mai to Eastern Tennessee. Everything was well wrapped and packed with zero damage. Well done. 5 stars!
Keith Sharp
Keith Sharp
12:46 27 Jul 20
It could not have gone any better... We had a short notice move request today, phoned Chiang Mai Removals 0815 and by 0830 John returned my call. I had a big ask, all my stuff is packed and wrapped... and I was ready. Within a couple hours time, a truck and 2 well trained movers were in my living room. Long story short, loaded and delivered uneventful. Packed the truck like a puzzle, no damage and felt in capable hands for an incredible price. Thanks again John, to you and staff; could not be happier.read more
James H. Jenkins
James H. Jenkins
02:41 21 Jul 20
I called Chiang Mai Removals and spoke with John about moving my 3-bedroom house furnishings near Chiang Mai to Hang Dong.He scheduled an estimate team of two people to come to my house the next... day.They arrived 10 minutes early as scheduled, and were very polite and courteous as we walked through the house and they gave me a cost estimate for boxing up clothes and books and moving the furniture.They loaned me boxes before the move so that I could pack up some critical things that I wanted to move early. They also loaned me two rolls of boxing tape and at one of those tapes guns that you use to put tape on the boxes efficiently.Everyone was polite and courteous and they have access to phone, texting, line app,etc. For communications.No hassles.I highly recommend them, especially for their excellent customer service!read more
Susan Billstrom
Susan Billstrom
06:24 11 Jul 20
Good job.
Jono Du Preez
Jono Du Preez
17:30 08 Jul 20
Chiang mai removals did an amazing job moving my house. They delivered boxes ahead of time with packing materials for us to pack boxes, then on the moving day they were on time with four trucks and a... 6 wheeler truck. They had 10 people moving everything (they wrapped all of my furniture in cloth and Saran wrap before packing it) and offloaded it to wherever we wanted them to place each item at our new home. And when we are done unpacking, they will collect the boxes. And they had someone translating for us the whole time. Amazing service. Highly recommended.read more
Greg Robertson
Greg Robertson
10:44 06 Jul 20
I contacted them the day before I needed to moved across town. It was a very last minute decision but John was able to give me a quote that day and sent a team of guys to my house the very next day.... Reasonably priced for what your getting: Full service, boxes and packaging of delicate items provided. They do everything. It was absolutely hassle free. It went above and beyond my expectations. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!THANKS JOHN!read more
Steve Croll
Steve Croll
09:21 02 Jul 20
I made a short move which was handled perfectly ..fast ,efficient and helped me on both ends of the move. Managed by a friendly and very thorough manager..great value for money well spent. Thank you... John and team. The whole move took 3 hours...Stephen CrollMae Rimread more
Jim Plamondon
Jim Plamondon
08:20 02 Jul 20
Used Chiang Mai Removals to relocate my family's things from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. They were considerably less expensive (30% less) than all other bids (except one; I always throw out the lowest... bid); great communication throughout the process; picked up and delivered on time; thoroughly professional. I will definitely contact them next time I need to relocate. 🙂read more
Maarten Rischen
Maarten Rischen
04:47 30 May 20
Very very pleasant experience shipping a lot of fragile items (musical instruments, all very dear to me) from Chiang Mai to Pai. Excellent service in English from the first moment, great prices and... communication throughout the process. Would give 6 stars out of 5 if possible.read more
Cam Truex
Cam Truex
15:25 09 Mar 20
We did not have a truck so we when we had to pick up a sofa across town, we basically didn't know what we were going do. We had only been in the country two months, and did not know what options we... had. We learned about Chiang Mai Removals and it was basically the easiest thing ever. We called, got a quote right away, and had our couch in our living room 3 hours later. The packing crew was fantastic and took great care and detail with our new couch as well. Great company to know about and could not express enough how good they were! Strongly recommend to anyone needing a hand with a quick move across town.read more
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