Please find updates and service restrictions concerning shipping to the United Kingdom (Mainland) below:
Importing personal effects to the UK
UK Customs (HMRC) have announced a new online process relating to importing household goods and personal effects to the UK as Transfer of Residence (ToR). Shippers are now required to make an application to HMRC prior to shipping from outside of the EU in order to claim VAT and duty relief for importing personal belongings.
The shipper must complete and sign the application form and provide any supporting documentation.
This is currently a "print-and-submit" procedure - all applications and supporting documentation must be sent by email, once signed, to email@example.com.
The application must be made prior to shipping any consignments to the UK. If the applicant is successful in obtaining Transfer of Residence relief, the applicant will then be awarded unique declaration information in the form of an authorisation number, which can be included on the customs invoice (packing list).
Post Code Exclusions
The following post codes do not fall under United Kingdom Mainland:
If your delivery/collection post code is listed below, please go back and select United Kingdom (Offshore Isles) from the destination list.
- All HS (Western Isles)
- IV55 – IV56 (Skye)
- KA27 (Arran), KA28 (Millport)
- KW15 – KW17 (Orkney)
- PA41 (Gigha), PA42-PA49 (Islay), PA60 (Jura), PA61 (Colonsay),
- PA62 – PA76 (Mull), PA77 (Tiree), PA78 (Coll)
- PH41 (Muck), PH42 (Eigg), PH43 (Rum), PH44 (Canna)
- All ZE (Shetlands)
- All IM (Isle of Man)
- TR21 - TR25 (Isle of Scilly)
- PO30 - PO41 (Isle of Wight)
If your delivery/collection post code is listed below, please go back and select United Kingdom (Scottish Highlands) from the destination list.
- IV (excluding IV55 - IV56)
- KW1 - 14
- PA34, PA37-39
- PH19 - 40, PH49 - 50
If your delivery/collection post code is listed below, please go back and select United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) from the destination list.
- All BT
- A £10 charge applies if a DPD Northern Ireland collection is booked under "United Kingdom (Mainland)". For an accurate quote, please select "United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)" on the quote form.
Carrier Information for the United Kingdom (Mainland)
DHL shipping information for the United Kingdom
UPS shipping information for the United Kingdom
TNT shipping information for the United Kingdom
- TNT does not offer damage cover for domestic UK shipments.
Please note: this is not a comprehensive list of restrictions and is provided for guidance only. Transglobal Express kindly encourages customers to seek advice from the relevant government authorities for further clarification and the most up to date advice.