Moving to France

If you have decided to make the move to France, Huli International Movers can assist you with the door-to-door service that you are looking for. Whether it is for your entire household, your car, or your snowboard and toolbox, we’ve got you covered.

Moving Services from Canada to France

At Huli International Movers, we ensure reliable, rapid, secure, and efficient shipping to France. We have several shipping options for you to choose from:
Sea freight 20′ or 40′ shipping container
The best way to move your car or all of your household belongings.
Air freight
The fast and efficient way to move a few boxes, pallets, or your sporting equipment.

Shipping Your Motor Vehicle to France

Are you considering shipping your vehicle to France? Many people do and there are several reasons for doing so; you would lose too much money on resale, you’re attached to it, or it’s your baby, regardless of the reasoning, we can help. Aside from the cost of shipping, there are also Customs regulations and road safety requirements that you should be aware of.

As long as you have previously lived in the EU, lived outside the EU for at least 12 concurrent months, and have possessed and used your vehicle for at least 6 months prior to importing, it will be duty and tax-free. Provided your vehicle arrives a maximum of 6 months before your arrival or no more than 12 months after your arrival to France, no duty or tax will need to be paid.

Types of Vehicles We Ship to France

Car/Auto
We are trained and knowledgeable in secure auto transport services and shipping vehicles internationally.

Motorcycles
As a knowledgeable and freight forwarder in Canada, we are able to reliably ship your motorcycle internationally.

Boats and Yachts
We ensure secure and reliable boat and yacht shipping services.

RVs and Motorhomes
Our sea freight shipping services will ensure secure global shipping of your RVs and motorhomes.
All-Terrain Vehicles/ATVs
We have the knowledge and experience to facilitate shipping your international ATV shipping.

Snowmobiles
With our reliable ocean shipping services, we will ensure the security of your snowmobiles.

Jet Skis
At Huli, we offer safe and secure international jet ski shipping services.

Heavy Equipment
If you are in need of your heavy machinery or equipment abroad, Huli is able to provide secure and reliable international shipping of your heavy machinery.

Your Moving Destination in France

Whether you are moving to a major city such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, or anywhere in between, we have the knowledge and experience to facilitate your move to any destination in France.

Moving your household goods to France

Before moving to France, if you are not an EU citizen, you are required to have a visa to live and work there. An online application and declaration, Transfer of Residence application (ToR1), must be completed prior to importing your household goods.

France Customs Service

As long as you have previously lived in the EU, lived outside the EU for at least 12 concurrent months, and have used your goods for at least 6 months prior to importing them, they will be duty and tax-free. There is a duty and tax on all alcohol and cigarettes, regardless of quantity. Provided your household goods arrive a maximum of 6 months before your arrival or no more than 12 months after your arrival in France, no duty or tax will need to be paid.

Approximate Transit Times to France

Marseille/Lyon: 4-5 weeks by sea freight
Paris/Toulouse/Lille-Roubaix/Bordeaux: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
Air freight: 2-5 business days

These are expected average times to assist you in the planning process.

Packing Your Belongings

In order to ensure the most secure and space-efficient packing, we recommend that our professionals pack your goods for you. We use the best materials and techniques in order to put you at ease through knowing that your goods will arrive safely. We have premium boxes and hardware, built to transport anything from flatscreens to artwork, to your fancy suit.

For your delicate and precious items, we custom-build wooden crates for maximum security. Every item moved will be export-wrapped or packed in a box. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this.

Storing Your Belongings

We have storage facilities available in France in case you are not in immediate need of your goods. We can store your items until you need them, at which point they are easily accessible.

Insuring Your Belongings

When moving overseas, you should insure your goods in order to put your mind at ease. 80% of our satisfied customers opt into our offer of insurance.

Can my car be shipped to France?

Yes, it can. Provided your vehicle arrives a maximum of 6 months before your arrival or no more than 12 months after your arrival to France, no duty or tax will need to be paid.

What types of vehicles can I ship to France?

We ship many kinds of vehicles to France, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, yachts, RVs, motorhomes, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, and heavy equipment.

Can I ship alcohol to France?

Yes, however, there is a duty and tax on all alcohol and cigarettes, regardless of quantity.

When can I expect my belongings to arrive in France?

In general, these are expected average times to assist you in the planning process:

  • Marseille/Lyon: 4-5 weeks by sea freight
  • Paris/Toulouse/Lille-Roubaix/Bordeaux: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
  • Air freight: 2-5 business days

Am I able to store my goods in France?

Yes, you can. If you are travelling and will not be arriving in France for a while, you have not yet purchased your home in France, or you do not immediately need your goods, we have facilities to store your goods for you from a week to several months.

Is there duty and tax that I must pay for my household goods when moving to France?

It is possible. However, provided that you lived outside the EU for at least 12 concurrent months, and have used your goods for at least six months prior to importing them, there will be no duty and or tax on your belongings.

Am I able to pack my belongings myself?

Yes, you can. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this.

Am I able to have my container delivered directly to my home in France?

Yes, provided the streets are wide enough and there is vehicle access to your home.