10 November 2014
With the news that the Commonwealth Exchange is proposing bilateral moving zones between the UK, New Zealand and Australia, effectively granting Australians and New Zealanders special status to live and work in the UK without restriction, we at Seven Seas Worldwide would like to suggest that were this proposal to be considered seriously, prospective movers should seek us out.
Author of the Commonwealth Exchange report, Tim Hewish, advocates that were mobility zones to be introduced, the policy would be a two-way street with Britons also moving to Australia and New Zealand with greater accessibility, mirroring the freedoms offered to new arrivals from the EU.
In his report, Mr Hewish recommends a Commonwealth-wide business visa system which would, among other things, reduce waiting times at UK airport passport lanes. Another way of making a trip to the airport a relatively stress-free one would be to use the excess baggage service of Seven Seas Worldwide. Imagine catching a flight without having checked in any suitcases or luggage, safe in the knowledge that they were being sent directly to the door of your new destination overseas - meaning fewer queues and absolutely no hidden baggage charges at the check-in. Boarding a plane could be as simple as stepping on a bus.
Hewish also makes it clear that were his proposals to go ahead, the idea could be opened up to include other English-speaking countries including Canada and South Africa, both of which are serviced by the Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube®, together with Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The MoveCube® is essentially a container inside a trailer which is revolutionising the way we move home. Foregoing the man with a van, the MoveCube® is a more secure option that operates within Seven Seas Worldwide's global network. The MoveCube® is brought to your door - all you need to do is load it. Then we'll take it away again to your new address, whether that be in the next town along or halfway round the world. A full explanation of the service along with the complete list of countries where the MoveCube® is operational can be found at our Moving Home section.
Hewish states that 'it would be shameful and a deep error to disregard the shared language, legal system and customs that the Commonwealth family provides'. If the world is opening the door a little further, helping people move with more freedom from country to country, to live and work in other countries without the waiting and the bureaucracy, one thing is for certain - Seven Seas Worldwide has a system in place to make this global pursuit a relatively effortless one.