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.

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
Brennen Lee
Brennen Lee
09:55 07 Mar 20
Paid 750baht to have a washing machine moved from Tha Sala to San Kampeng. They wrapped it up in plastic and cloth and moved it the same day I inquired. No damage, easy customer sevice.
marco azzi
marco azzi
10:48 03 Mar 20
I used Chiang Mai Removals 2 time in Chiang Mai, very satisfied, they are fast and professional and careful. I strongly recommend!
Andy Aitch
Andy Aitch
14:00 09 Feb 20
I’ve used the affordable help of John and the team at Chiang Mai Removals twice now. The prompt and efficient service provided by these guys is nothing short of exemplary. Heck, there weren’t even... any clothes to iron at the other end, thanks to the expert packing and stacking.It’s an A+++ from me.read more
Elodie Longo
Elodie Longo
07:53 24 Jan 20
Can only recommend Chiang Mai Removals. Had a table moved from one house to another within Chiang Mai. Quick, uncomplicated, efficient and reliable. Will use them again in the future.
Scott O'Brien
Scott O'Brien
05:41 08 Jan 20
Very easy to contact and communicate with. Excellent and prompt service. Will definitely use them again.
Anthony Harnett
Anthony Harnett
11:28 26 Dec 19
Needed moving supplies for an upcoming move to Bangkok. I found Chiang Mai Removals in an on-line search. Wrote them an email with my needs and got a very quick reply.The next day I got the exact... GPS coordinates and rode down to check them out. I ordered some boxes and wrapping paper. Very fair pricing. They were delivered next morning by a friendly and helpful associate.A satisfying experience. Very professional and responsive. Not to mention perfect, or far more than adequate, English. Would recommend them highly. I'm using the same Bangkok based company who moved me here, to move me back, otherwise I would definitely use Chiang Mai Removals.read more
james jacobs
james jacobs
05:13 23 Nov 19
Excellent service from these guys. I have used them on and off over the last 5 years. Recently arranged some shipments directly from China for our house build whilst I was out of the country. They... received them, stored them and then delivered to our site when we were ready for them with zero problems. Also excellent value. Thanks!read more
Camilla D
Camilla D
01:25 19 Nov 19
Kuhn Ply and her team were excellent. From the first contact email through to the packing and moving our possessions back to Australia.Extremely professional and thorough keeping us informed every... step of the process.Her team were relaxed, happy and efficient and went about the job professionally and with great care.We fully recommend Chiang Mai Removals for any jobs big or small.read more
Stephen Crabtree
Stephen Crabtree
07:48 13 Nov 19
Chiang Mai Removals are professional, have high quality service, and are easy to work with.
Tania Scott
Tania Scott
04:39 13 Nov 19
Highly recommend John and his team. From the moment I made contact to the actual removal day the responses were quick, professional and always with a smile on their faces. It was a pleasure working... with John who was also happy to get involved and help with the lifting, very impressed. As you can see from the photo, they were also pretty creative in moving some items! 🙂read more
Kel Willis
Kel Willis
01:32 27 Oct 19
Can’t rate John and his team enough for the recent move they did with me. Better than any removal firm I have ever used in Thailand. Quick to reply and follow up, polite, courteous from the first... point of contact. The team on site were nothing short of amazing. Really took care and attention to my furniture, loaded it professionally and removed it and placed in my house with amazing attention.These guys aren’t the cheapest in the area, but you really get what you pay for. I have used cheaper and had poor service and damaged furniture. John and his team were recommended from a colleague at work, and were spot on in everything. Highly recommended professional set up, hard workers and I honestly believe you won’t find better in Chiang Mai. Thanks John, your team were fantastic!read more
Tom Green
Tom Green
05:17 21 Oct 19
Used these guys last week to move within Chiang Mai, great service, very good price. Very happy overall.
The Juniper Phase
The Juniper Phase
17:12 01 Aug 19
Had my Honda Rebel 300 shipped from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. No hassles, reasonable prices, professional service, and thorough communication in English :). Would certainly recommend, and hope to use... them again!read more
Kevin O'Connor
Kevin O'Connor
02:08 13 Jul 19
A truly professional service that should be your first thought when moving items in Chiang Mai. I really was expecting items just to be loaded in the back of a pickup. When the crew arrived on time,... in clean uniforms, in covered vehicle, and started unloading packing material I was more than pleasantry surprised. The guys were quick, methodical, efficient, and professional. I am very satisfied, indeed impressed at how well it went and care taken. A job very well done. Highly recommend.read more
david williams
david williams
13:15 12 Jun 19
An excellent service all round. John came over to my house himself within a couple of hours of my first calling the company. He made a quick assessment and gave me an extremely reasonable quote and... put forward a specific arrangement which catered perfectly to my needs. 3 trucks and a full team arrived 2 days later to pick everything up along with John to manage every detail. Job was done in under 2 hours. Quick and utterly painless. Couldn't recommend them enough.read more
Tom Camp
Tom Camp
10:43 11 Jun 19
John was incredibly helpful with our move. He came by to be sure to give an accurate quote, helped us box everything up, and his staff was careful and wonderful. This was the best moving experience... that we've had and is our 14th move in the last 10 years!!!!Thanks again to John and his staff.P.S. Google should remove to the two reviews under mine. The one is mad because they didn't see a sign? And the other got a quote but didn't hire them? How are you going to leave a review for a service that you didn't use? Sheesh, people.read more
Aubrey Graham
Aubrey Graham
10:16 05 Jun 19
Would not recommend. We went here using the google maps address to ask about moving stuff from our home in Chiangmai to the USA. The name on the sign isn’t Chiangmai Removals. They told us we needed... our own special 1 cubic meter boxes, but not where we could find them or how to get the boxes to the company once filled. They did not seem to understand the idea of removals. But, if you need a list of prices for shipping 1 cubic meter boxes, then this is the place for you.read more
Kim Glidden
Kim Glidden
10:05 21 Feb 19
John and his staff are exceptionally helpful, kind, and professional. High quality services at incredibly reasonable prices. Greatly exceeded our expectations. Stellar communication at all points. We... will continue to reccomend them to all of our friends and colleagues and will certainly not hesitate to use them again in the future.read more
Dylan Kerr
Dylan Kerr
06:04 26 Nov 18
Grant Corrin
Grant Corrin
14:14 14 Jan 18
Fast and efficient service, English speaking, and there was a lot of great furniture available to buy too for my next house.Full service business pickup and storage and delivery. Brilliant.
Anna Klasson
Anna Klasson
10:15 07 Jul 17
Very professional and efficient company. Their coordinator speaks very good English which is very helpful. All plans were followed up according to our agreement, at a good price and very efficiently.... They were helpful with changes that needed to be done both in the apartment I was moving from and the one I was moving to also. I have no problem recommending this company if you plan a move, a very good experience!read more
Leanne Allen
Leanne Allen
01:24 06 Jul 17
Chiang Mai Removals helped us move home. They were professional and excellent. Guys had a great sense of humour (even towards the end of a tiring day) and Ply was excellent. She oversaw the job... throughout the day and spoke great English. Would definitely use again and did a great job! Did everything they promised to do and even came back the next morning to move a wooden house for us. 5 *****read more
Perfect Homes
Perfect Homes
08:52 12 Dec 15
At Perfect Homes there is only one choice for our clients when removal services are required.They are truly a professional removal company.
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