20 October 2016
The UK's decision to leave the EU has sent shock waves throughout the world and the unprecedented number of people who attended the recent Down Under Live expo brought into sharp focus that emigration to Australia and New Zealand is quickly becoming the solution for many.
The New Zealand government, wary that the number of new migrants has been growing substantially over the last few years, has announced that it will be implementing changes to reduce these numbers. However the numbers will not drop dramatically as plans reveal that over the next two years, the projected figure of 100,000 new residents will be brought down to around 95,000. Instead of reaching the target of 140 points to obtain residency, candidates will now require 160. The most notable reduction is the 5500 places held in reserve for families which has now been cut down to 2000. The government has suggested their decision to implement these new directives has been based purely on the issue of balance ensuring that skilled homegrown workers are fairly reflected in the employment market.
In addition to this news, the government has also announced that South Africans visiting New Zealand will need a visa from this November, as a result of the growing number of fraudulent South African passports discovered this year.
These new rules are believed by experts to be the start of a greater shift towards stricter controls over immigration in New Zealand, with Australia taking a similar stance. Therefore if you are considering a new life abroad in either New Zealand or Australia, Seven Seas Worldwide recommends making a decision sooner rather than later: Do the research, ask the questions, establish if a move abroad is right for you at this time.
A decision like this is not to be taken lightly, but if you take too long to make it, you may find your opportunity to take up residency has been taken away from you anyway. Take a look at the range of services Seven Seas Worldwide has to offer. Get a free quote within minutes, and let's start your journey today!
27 September 2016
If you are hoping to send special items in time for Christmas, here are the dates you need to know!
Final Shipping Dates for Christmas 2016
IMPORTANT These dates apply to the final dates for payment to be cleared so your shipment can go ahead. This means you will need to have your boxes, bags or MoveCube already collected and all your documentation completed correctly. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME SO START NOW!
12 June 2015
The last thing you want to think about as you head towards the summer break is the logistics of moving your stuff from A to B. Nevertheless, it's something that needs to be addressed as you hand in your last essay, sit your final exams and pay your last visit to the student bar.
As experts in international shipping, we know a thing or two about how to pack for the next move, whether you're returning home or moving onto new student digs. First of all, you need to prioritise, so make sure you put into a box all the essentials such as tea and coffee-making facilities, cups, cutlery, toiletries - basically all the things that you need to get your hands on straight away as soon as you arrive to make you feel human again, that your life isn't confined to boxes anymore. It's a psychological thing as well as a logistical thing.
It's important to have all university-related admin in a single box too such as the documentation you needed to become a student in the first place (passport, academic certificates, medical cards, job references, accommodation documents, etc.) so you're not rooting around for anything at the last minute.
If you find yourself weighted down with study books or other similarly heavy items such as framed posters and DVD collections, we suggest leaving a few things in storage. After all, if you're going back to your family home, your parents aren't going to be too happy at seeing your bulkier items propped up behind every door in the house or squeezed into that cupboard under the stairs. It's also a good idea to put your winter items in storage too.
Keep all digital equipment together and make sure they all have their relevant chargers, adaptors and assorted leads. We've all been there, energetically tapping away on our laptops and suddenly noticing a red empty battery symbol in the corner of our eye, followed by the realisation that the power lead is over a friends' house. In Richtersveld.
Our final piece of advice is make sure that whoever you're moving with has an international transport network in place and a successful track record. Like us. Seven Seas Worldwide has a specialised student shipping service to help transport your belongings and baggage from A to B.
Take a look below at the regions we cover and see how we can help you:
10 June 2015
As students, you face a lot of drama in your lives, balancing academia and independence on a day-to-day basis, and the last thing you need is added concerns about moving back home come the end of the semester. It's the unavoidable logistical headache to round off a punishing term.
However, as the promise of hot weather looms on the horizon, you're going to have to think about where your stuff's going to go for the summer break. Luckily, we know a thing or two about prioritising.
If you've accumulated one too many items during your study time such as framed film posters, big essay books, homely ornaments or - God forbid - an acoustic guitar, you're going to need to make a list. We don't know your parents, but we're going to hazard a guess they don't want their houses filled with clutter - and let's face it, neither do you. So our advice is make a list of all the items you will definitely need for the summer. The rest will have to be put into storage.
Now there a lot of diabolical companies out there that charge a fortune for what is essentially empty space, so be wise and shop around for bargains and student discounts. More about that later.
Remember to approach packing with the same method as when the trip was reversed - put all important admin stuff such as passport, academic certificates and accommodation documents into one box - and label it. And in this ever changing technological age where if we were going on a picnic, we'd remember to pack three chargers but forget any food, it's a good idea to put all your devices, leads, adaptors and memory sticks together in one specific box too. Oh and always be wary of how much you're putting in a box; it's going to be difficult to embrace the summer with a slipped disc.
Once you've decided what to take and what to store and successfully packed both categories into sturdy cardboard boxes, it's time to start shopping around for a good deal on storage.
And talking of a good deal on storage, may we throw our hat into the ring? Seven Seas Worldwide has introduced a revolutionary approach to storage whereby we can come to your door to collect your goods instead of you overloading your car or renting a van. With Seven Seas Worldwide, you'd never have to visit a storage facility again. Think about that for a moment. Take a look below at the regions we cover and see how we can help you:
03 March 2015
We perhaps should point out that you can only visit these islands if you've been invited, of course. You won't be able to just row up to the shore of Leonardo DiCaprio's Blackadore Caye and ask him to fix you a cocktail. However, if you find yourself in a position to rub shoulders with the rich, the famous and the moderately-talented, here are the remote paradisical locations you should book a ticket for.
10) Musha Cay (below). If you have $37,500 to spare, you can hire Musha Cay from David Copperfield for one day. Yes, that's just for one day. Musha Cay is one of the magician's four islands in the Bahamas. Reports say he paid $50 million for all of them - and the reason he purchased the other three was because they surrounded Musha Cay, thus making Musha Cay more private than virtually every other private island in the world!
9) Necker Island. David Copperfield's rental price for Musha Cay is a snip compared to Richard Branson's fee of $47,000 a day at his resort on Necker Island with its whiter than white sandy beaches, coral reef and 360 degree views from its ten luxury rooms.
8) Mago Island. Oscar-winning actor and controversy magnet Mel Gibson bought Mago Island in Fiji's Lau Group of islands back in 2005 for a mere $15 million, a purchase which has been opposed by descendants of Mago's native inhabitants. It's also a volcanic island. Say what you want about Mel, he likes a challenge.
7) Rooster Cay (below). Do you remember the end of Trading Places when Eddie Murphy is seen relaxing on a beach on a tropical island? That's pretty much his life now. Only he's 30 years older and his films aren't funny anymore. Yes, Mr Murphy, reportedly one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, owns Rooster Cay in the Bahamas and he only needed to fork out $15 million for it.
6) Little Halls Pond Cay. What a quaint name for a vast, $3.6 million island in the Bahamas. Johnny Depp supposedly paid this amount for back in 2004 after wrapping up filming on the first Pirates of the Caribbean film. He recently chose to have his wedding here with Bromley Civic Centre registry office coming a close second, apparently.
The Top 5 will be coming shortly. In the meantime, if you're an international jet-setter with a private island, why not check out the rest of the site to see if we can help you with your luggage?
Please note: Our services are also available for those who don't own their own private islands.