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!
06 January 2015
Arriving in the country where you have chosen to spend the rest of your life (or at least a significant portion of it) can bring on a mixture of emotions – excited to be starting anew yet feeling blue about the people and places being left behind. And coupled with this multiplicity of contrasting feelings is a vast list of logistical things you need to do now you’re here. Luckily, Seven Seas Worldwide is here to shoulder the burden.
Moving furniture and personal belongings from one country to another requires a lot of planning and Seven Seas Worldwide can help every step of the way with collection, shipping and delivery, in most cases, door-to-door. But what if your consignment arrives in your destination country and you’re not yet in a position to move it into your new address? Well, Seven Seas Worldwide has got that covered too.
On top of a global relocation network, we also offer storage at a very affordable rate so as soon as they arrive in the destination country and are cleared through customs, we can transport them to our nearest secure storage facility until you’re ready to receive them. We do this via our relatively new invention, the StoreCube™; this is a cube inside a trailer that can collect, store and redeliver according to your needs.
The StoreCube™ is an off-shoot of our hugely popular MoveCube® and is designed to provide a safe and inexpensive alternative to the usual storage companies, none of whom provide a transportation service similar to ours.
Should you be interested, get a free quote now via our freight calculator or talk to a member of our friendly team. They’re always here to help.
Oh and good luck with the next chapter. Make it a good one.
09 December 2014
Moving overseas is probably one of the biggest decisions of your life and the last thing you want to be weighed down by is the logistics of the whole thing - that's what shipping companies are for. However, there is always the possibility that you might need to put your items in storage before moving them to your chosen destination abroad - and that's something that shipping companies can't help you with...except us. Obviously.
We hit upon the idea that if we're moving people's belongings around the world and placing them in depots before shipping them off, we may as well turn these depots into secure storage facilities. And that's what we've done. Not only that, we now also provide a method of transport that collects all items from your home address so you don't have to cart them to the storage facility yourself. This is something that even self-storage companies don't do.
This method of transport is called a StoreCube™ and it's an off-shoot of our highly successful MoveCube® service. It's the simplest way of moving your stuff into storage and it works like this. First of all, you arrange the move with Seven Seas Worldwide via our frankly brilliant freight calculator. We'll then turn up at a time convenient to you with a StoreCube™, a container inside a trailer that is towed to your address by a Seven Seas Worldwide van. You will then have a few hours to load up the cube with your belongings. Later, we shall return to collect your packed cube and transfer the contents to the nearest Seven Seas Worldwide storage facility, ready to be shipped at an agreed time.
Don't go to a shipping company that will only do half the job - talk to Seven Seas Worldwide about moving, shipping and storage.