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    Are you preparing to relocate to Hong Kong? GoodMove offers a full or part load removals service to various cities across the Far East, including Hong Kong, China and Japan.

    GoodMove have moved individuals and families around the world for over 34 years. We have the necessary knowledge and expertise to plan and execute your international move with relative ease.

    For international moves, we can export your possessions and have them delivered to your new destination. Through our industry partners we negotiate the best shipping and air freight rates to keep our prices competitive.

    To find out more about our removals to Hong Kong service or any other destination don’t hesitate to contact us today. Call us on the above listed number of fill out a quick quote form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

    Why Choose GoodMove?

    Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.

    We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed properly and avoid any damage in transit:

    • Boxes
    • Packing Paper
    • Packing Cases
    • Book Cartons
    • Packing Tape
    • Wine dividers
    • Acid free paper (for silverware)
    • Portable Wardrobes
    • Bubble Wrap

    Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.

    We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.

    Why Move to Hong Kong?

    A survey conducted by HSBC bas ranked Hong Kong as the most desirable destination globally for expats who want to progress their career.

    As one of the world’s leading finance destinations, Hong Kong has long been heralded as the go to destination for British expats looking for renewed working prospects and a better standard of life.

    Here’s why:

    Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world with a low crime rate and first class education opportunities for expats with children.

    A strong expat community with Brits mingling with other expats to share the common experience of living in and adapting to one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

    The high standard of living comes at an expensive price, but this is offset by the excellent salary packages (30% earn more than $200,000 per year).

    Described as a place where “East meets West”. Hong Kong isn’t just a city state, but a vibrant country with a startling variety of landscapes. The surrounding countryside offers lush nature reserves, a rugged coastline and dozens of beautiful beaches.

    Eating out is a foodie’s delight with a huge variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. There’s everything from street carts to Michelin star restaurants.

    Working in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a thriving business world with a competitive and in demand job market. The country continues to grow in influence as a global financial centre and as a conduit of trade between east and west.

    To relocate here you will need to apply for a permit to work. If you have already secured employment your employer will most likely arrange a permit for you before your arrival.

    English is widely spoken across the Island which is a bonus and people love to network and conclude business deals over lunch.

    Don’t be fooled however, people work very hard and the working week is long, often over 50 hours per week! Historically, the most popular jobs were in finance and banking and for those wishing to teach English.

    There is now a growing demand for qualified IT professionals in areas such as mobile applications development and programming. Demand is also high for quality project managers and business analysts.

    Schools in Hong Kong

    The standard of education in Hong Kong is excellent and many of the world’s leading institutions are based here.

    Most public schools are taught in Cantonese and so the majority of expat families choose to educate their children in either private or international schools.

    There are several international schools in Hong Kong which teach the curriculum of their founding country or internationally recognised programmes like the International Baccalaureate (IB).

    These schools are attended by both foreigners and affluent locals who want to get a foreign education for their children. Because of the high quality of teaching, places are in high demand and can be difficult to find with long waiting lists.

    Healthcare in Hong Kong

    The quality of private healthcare in Hong Kong is very good and on a par with the UK. Doctors and nurses are highly trained, and most are either fluent or can speak some English.

    All Hong Kong residents, including non-permanent residents such as expats, have access to government-subsidised public healthcare. However, with public healthcare provision, you will experience long waiting times.

    As such many expats choose to go private with many employers offering insurance as part of their relocation package.

    Click here to read more on everything you need to know about healthcare in Hong Kong.

    Property in Hong Kong

    Buying a property in Hong Kong is very expensive and real estate is reported to be the second highest in the world, behind only Monaco.

    As a guide, the average cost of purchasing property is currently at HK$223,294 (£22,331) per square metre in the centre of the city. Towards the outskirts of the city this drops to HK$143,576 (£14,359).

    As such most expats will choose to rent. Rent is not cheap either though and It is not unusual for expatriates to spend about half of their monthly budget on accommodation.

    If you intend to rent, as a guide, the cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the city is in the region of HK$19,010 (£1,901) per month and on the outskirts HK$12,251 (£1,225)

    Fully serviced apartments are a common phenomenon with not only utilities provided, but also furniture, linen and crockery.

    Serviced apartments can be a good temporary solution when you first arrive in Hong Kong and many employers will cover some of the rental cost as part of your relocation package.

    Click here to search for properties available to rent in Hong Kong currently.

    Travelling Around Hong Kong

    Hong Kong has a highly developed public transport system. It is one of the most utilised of any city in the world and since the territory is barely 50km end to end, owning a car isn’t necessary.

    Rail travel is via the Mass Transit Railways (MTR) which is extremely efficient. The ferry is an essential mode of transit for expats living in Discovery Bay, Lamma Island, Park Island, or any of the other outlying islands favoured by foreigners.

    If you do intend to drive in Hong Kong you will require a Hong Kong driving licence. Hong Kong is densely populated, so parking is hard to find and very expensive, and the traffic jams can be frustrating.

    Local Currency

    The currency in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar, abbreviated as HKD or HK$.

    Credit Cards are widely accepted in Hong Kong at hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, and attractions. ATM machines or BankAutomats are everywhere in Hong Kong. Instructions are available in English which makes it easy, and the process is the same as at home.

    Banks in Hong Kong offer savings, current (checking) and multi-currency accounts. To open an account you will need a residency card and if it is a joint account, both of you will need to be present and provide ID. Like most banks, you’ll also have to provide proof of your fixed-term address.

    Shipping My Effects to Hong Kong

    The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially so when relocating abroad. GoodMove has over 35 years of experience in the removal industry and can help make the process manageable and stress-free.

    We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation. It will be carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, who will able to answer any of the questions you have and offer advice where necessary.

    The purpose of the survey is to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in the container. Following the visit, you will receive a free written no obligation quotation.

    Export Packing for Removals to Hong Kong from UK

    Our experienced UK-based teams pack and prepare your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture ready for export.

    We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. We wrap all china and glassware in special paper and then pack it in double-thickness cartons.

    Bubble blanket and made-to-measure wooden crates provide extra padded protection for furniture and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques.

    Upon arrival at your residence our trusted agents will place boxes and furniture in appropriate rooms as directed. They will unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.


    You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving abroad. Our depots offer secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. Just speak to our surveyor for further information.

    Our European partners can also offer you storage. You may be renting for a while and may not need all of your belongings right away. If so, you can arrange for the delivery of certain  and once settled in your new home, the rest can follow. Please note that storage rates may apply.

    Contacting GoodMove

    For further information on any of our removal services or any international destination, contact our international office. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.

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