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    ECMT International Removals Permit

    ECMT International
    Removals Permit

    British Association of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly Removals

    Eco Friendly

    Moving To Germany Made Easy

    Forms & Declarations

    For anyone moving overseas, dealing with the unfamiliar paperwork and legal forms can be stressful. When you book with Armishaws, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Removal Coordinator to help guide you through the entire removals process from start to finish.

    • Customs Declarations
    • Port Customs Agents
    • Residence Visa
    • Detailed (digital) Inventory

    We’ll remove the worries from your big move.

    Our Removals Service Includes…

    Worry-free removals, to and from Germany.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws International Removals to Germany, and Removals from Germany.

    Why Movers Book With Armishaws

    • Armishaws operate under the ECMT International Removals Permit. Carriers cannot operate in Europe without it.
    • We’re a member of the British Association of Removers, this gives you greater financial protection and ensures we operate to the highest standards of customer care.
    • We’re proud to be market leaders in eco friendly removals, we’re not just planting trees, we own the land, we’re maintaining habitats, plus a whole range of measures to make your move greener. Read more…
    • There’s a reason our customers rate us “Excellent” on independent review site Trustpilot.

    Eco-Friendly Moves

    Armishaws are committed to reducing the environmental impact of every move.


    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to help lessen the impact of carbon emission and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Recycled Materials

    Recycled Materials

    We use recycled and recyclable materials for all our boxes and packaging which is better for your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Greener Fleet

    We operate a fleet of greener vehicles, plus our drivers go through eco-efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel we use.

    Acid Free Paper

    Acid Free Wrapping

    Using acid free tissue paper is not only better for your items, it’s also kinder for the environment. Win/win!

    Bio-degradable Mattress Bags

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    Our crews seal mattresses in single use, biodegradable bags to protect them in transport. All bags are then recycled.

    Make your move greener

    with Armishaws. See our Eco Pledge here...

    7 Weird Germany Facts

    1. Ich Bin Ein Beer-liner
      Germany has 600 varieties of bread, 1,000 different types of sausage, over 1,000 breweries and more than 5,000 different types of beer!!!
    2. It Gets Wurst
      If you thought that seems a lot, Germany’s dedication to currywurst is even greater. The nation chomps through an impressive 800,000,000 curried sausages every year! Predominantly they’re seen as a late night, post-pub snack.
    3. It’s All Greek To Me!
      German is the third most commonly taught language in Europe and an official language in 6 countries (Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxemburg). The longest word in the German language is; Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (meaning, First Danube Steamboat Shipping Company). Try saying that with a currywurst in your mouth!
    4. Septemberfest
      Oktoberfest actually starts in September. The first Oktoberfest was a wedding celebration for Prince Ludwig of Bavaria in 1810. Beer was served, songs were sung, sausages were scoffed and everyone had such a good time, it became an annual event that’s now celebrated around the world.
    5. Crime & Punishment
      It’s perfectly legal to escape from German prison. German law states it’s human instinct to be free, so prisoners have the right to escape from prison. However, because this normally involves damage to property or violence, prisoners can get punished for other offences (“Ups, mein Fehler!”).
    6. Summer Time
      Germany invented daylight savings time in 1916 during WWI to conserve energy being diverted into making munitions and to make it easier for workers to get to factories.
    7. Bridges of Size
      Berlin has more bridges than Venice. 960 to be precise. It’s also big, in fact Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris.

    Moving to Germany – More Useful Information

    Familiar things in the UK that are not easy to find in Germany include;

    Brown sauce, marmalade, British tea bags, salad cream, baked beans, Cadbury’s chocolate, British style bacon, even loo roll is a different width so you can leave your old loo roll holders back in Blighty.

    British 3 prong electrical plugs also won’t work in Germany but UK travel adapters are hard to find so if you’re bringing British appliances, make sure you bring adapters with you.

    It is possible to arrange a German bank account from the UK. Some of the bigger UK based banks can now be found operating in Germany and some German banks have English speaking phone services.

    As with the UK, many services (such as utilities) require a direct debit in order to sign up so you will need communicable banking in place before arranging many services.

    In more conservative areas of Germany cash is still king, you’ll find some restaurants and shops only accept cash payments so it’s advisable to carry some cash.

    You can use your driving license for up to 6 months after which you’ll need to apply for a German license. You may be required to take a German driving test.

    You’ll need proof of ownership and a valid MOT certificate to import a car. If you and your vehicle are staying in Germany for more than 12 months your car will have to pass the German equivalent of an MoT (‘Hauptuntersuchung’). All cars are required by law to carry a high-visibility jacket for every occupant, a reflective warning triangle and first aid kit. Kraftwork CDs are optional.

    Germany has an excellent health system. Health insurance is a necessity in Germany. Your employer is required by law to provide either state or private health insurance, in most cases contributions will be deducted from your salary. Many German employers also offer family health insurance schemes.

    Let it never be said that Armishaws aren’t anything but thorough in our research. We unpacked our finest cutlery and put our waistlines on the line to check out just a few of the hundreds of different sausages varieties on offer. After all, what’s the wurst that could happen? (we’ll see ourselves out).

    Bratwurst – The most common type of German sausage, it’s a mix of pork, beef and spices.

    Bregenwurst – Traditionally made using cow or pig’s brain, today it mostly consists of pork belly.

    Knackwurst – Packing a powerful garlic punch, they’re the anti-vampire sausage. Not ideal for a first date.

    Landjager – Dried and cured, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and is eaten as a dry snack, similar to jerky.

    Teewurst – Raw sausage meat, fermented then dried, it tastes a lot better than it sounds.

    Leberkase – Translating as ‘liver cheese’ it’s made with neither liver nor cheese. Go figure!

    Blutwurst – ‘Blood sausage’ is made with congealed blood, not dissimilar to black pudding. Dry but very tasty.

    Weisswurst – This white sausage is often made using veal and is traditionally a breakfast sausage. How can you not love a country that has specific sausages for every meal and occasion?!?

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