My Baggage offers convenient and stress-free door to door luggage shipping services, helping you to save time and money when it comes to transporting your luggage abroad.
5 most popular destinations in UK:
No matter where you’re off to, emigrating can be a daunting experience. However, relocating to the UK offers expats a life in a historical and cultural country. The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK as a whole boasts a long and fascinating history, beautiful architecture and is famous across the globe for its literature, music, film and sports. As well, it boasts an excellent standard of living, with opportunities aplenty and an extremely high standard of education.
If you’re hoping to further your academic horizons somewhere overseas, the UK is an ideal choice to do so. It goes without saying that the UK higher education system is world-renowned, with qualifications and prestigious institutions recognised around the world.
In particular, London is an extremely successful and popular city. The capital city boasts an abundance of attractions for the whole family, as well as an an historic financial district, countless entertainment options, and a wealth of (albeit expensive) housing options. Other popular destinations include Edinburgh, Belfast, Bath and Liverpool to name but a few.
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Reasons My Baggage customers ship to UK:
Whether you’re off to the UK to study abroad, or perhaps you’re relocating for work; My Baggage’s generous weight allowance and the ability to send as many items as you like can come in particularly useful. It allows you to bring more possessions with you than if you were simply relying on a few checked pieces of luggage when flying with your airline.
Interested in furthering your academic horizons by spending a semester abroad in the UK? Or perhaps you want to see out the entire duration of your degree course abroad? You can send everything you need straight to your new home on campus with My Baggage. Whether you’re off to study at an institution in London, arguably the UK’s most popular destination, or perhaps the world-renowned Oxford University; wherever you’re off to, My Baggage can transport all of your worldly belongings to your new university quickly, safely and at a low cost. We’re trusted by over 50,000 students from all around the world!
5 most popular UK universities for international students:
Our online booking system and door to door collection and delivery makes our service easy and convenient for busy students. And with My Baggage, you won’t need to worry about waiting weeks for your important study materials to arrive. We offer super fast transit times, with Express services available to and from all universities in the UK.
My Baggage prices are student-budget friendly. And we’re not just affordable – our student shipping service offers value for money. You can send as many items as you like with us, and we offer a huge 30kg/66lbs weight allowance per box or suitcase.
The My Baggage team is made up of former students and recent graduates, so we understand how stressful the prospect of moving to university can be – not to mention moving to university overseas! Therefore, we make it our top priority to make your experience as stress-free as possible. Our convenient student shipping services to the UK allows you to relax and enjoy what should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Want to know what other students think about My Baggage? Read our reviews.
My Baggage can help you to easily transport your oversized items, such as bicycles, golf clubs and musical instruments, to the UK without having to worry about renting equipment when you get there – or worse – having to pay oversized baggage fees on your flight. Shipping large, oversized items to the UK with My Baggage is cost-effective and convenient. We help you to avoid extortionate overweight baggage fees from your airline, as well as having to haul your bulky items from home and through train stations, taxis and airports. My Baggage transports your oversized items quickly, safely and at a low cost.
Most common oversized items sent to UK from USA:
Note: if you are shipping your bicycle to the UK with My Baggage, it will need to be dismantled and packaged up in a box so that we can transport it easily and safely. Your local bicycle shop should be more than happy to do this for you for a small fee. Send A Parcel To UK Do you have a loved one living in the UK? Or perhaps you live in the UK, with family residing overseas? Why not send a thoughtful care-package via My Baggage? At My Baggage, we don’t just ship personal effects and suitcases to the UK – we can send parcels and gifts, too. Before you go ahead with your booking, be sure to do some research into UK customs; particularly when it comes to sending gifts. Make sure you invest in a new sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box and cushion items with plenty of internal packaging, to avoid any damage occurring whilst in transit.
Transporting your luggage with My Baggage isn’t he only way to send all of your worldly belongings to the UK. There are other options available that may better suit your needs, depending on the reasons for your travels. Here are a few alternative options:
International Removals To UK
Thinking of emigrating to the UK on a permanent basis? In which case, you might consider sending all of your belongings with an international removals company. This method of shipping allows you to transport all of your luggage – including bulkier items such as furniture – in one single go, and they can be there to meet you at your destination!
Sea Freight To UK
If you need to send a number of large items to the UK that may be otherwise difficult to transport – perhaps a sofa, a fridge or even your car – you might consider sea freight as a shipping option. Although typically a reasonably priced option, sea freight can be an exceptionally slow voyage, meaning you could be without your belongings for quite some time. Depending on the route of your shipment, you could be waiting for up to two months for your items to arrive. You will also need to consider the transportation of your items to and from ports, both departing and upon arrival in the UK, which can be rather costly.
Air Freight To UK
Similar to sea freight, air freight allows you to easily transport exceptionally large, bulky items to the UK. Although a much faster option of transportation; air freight tends to be the more expensive option of the two, as it is charged by weight and volume. Again, you will also need to consider the transportation of your items to and from airports.
When shipping from the UK to anywhere else in the EU, goods do not pass through customs clearance and therefore are not subject to import tax or duty. If, however, you’re sending to the UK from a country outside of the EU, such as Canada or the USA, you are then legally required to complete and send a customs invoice with your shipment. Whether you are simply sending personal effects or a gift to a loved one; if your shipment does not have a customs invoice attached, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay return charged to get it back. My Baggage will automatically provide you with the appropriate customs documents for you to print, sign and attach to your shipment when you send luggage to the UK from outside of the EU. Generally, My Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects. However, as customs processes and allowances are different around the world, and because My Baggage has no direct association with any customs authority; we do advise doing your own personal research into UK customs regulations and quarantine before booking your shipment to the UK from outside of the EU. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in the UK and follow any advice provided by customs. When completing your customs documents, it is important to do so properly and clearly. In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to accurately describe each item included in the package. For example, you would declare: “4 x t-shirts, 2 x pairs of jeans, 3 x dresses” etc, as opposed to “10 x clothing”.
Shipping Gifts To The UK
Thinking of sending a gift to a loved one? When sending a gift from the USA to the UK, it must be sent from one private person to another private person (with a completed customs declaration). Duty is due on gifts worth more than £135 being sent from outside the EU. However, duty is waived if the total due is less than £9. The recipient of the gift in the UK will pay the duty after the goods arrive in the UK but before they are delivered.
My Baggage gives you the freedom to ship your personal belongings all over the world, meaning you can send almost everything you would typically find in a standard holiday suitcase. However, for security and customs reasons, there are certain items which are prohibited and cannot be carried; as is standard with most shipping companies.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
It is important to note that there are also a number of items that can be carried on our services, however, they would be sent at your own risk as they are not covered under our compensation cover. If you choose to send any non-compensation items, please ensure that they are packaged appropriately, with plenty of internal packaging for fragile items. Find out more about My Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items. As import allowances, security and customs processes differ all around the world; we recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before booking your My Baggage shipment to the UK. What type of packaging can be used? When sending your belongings to the UK with My Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong cardboard boxes to package your items so as they are suitable for transit. We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as packaging is not covered under our compensation cover. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit. If you are sending fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers. You can read through our complete packaging guide to find out more.
Sending your luggage from the USA to the UK with My Baggage couldn’t be easier. Our easy to use online booking system is available 24/7 and takes just a few short moments to complete. Simply start by obtaining a quote straight from our website. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you some shipping labels to print and attach to your items. After that, you can sit back and relax. We’ll take care of everything else for you. It’s that easy! With My Baggage, you can ship a huge 30kg/66lbs box or suitcase from the USA to the UK for as little as $108. And we have dozens more routes available all across the world!
Reasons to use My Baggage:
You’re always kept in the know when you book a luggage shipment with My Baggage. We provide access to full online luggage tracking information, which will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment every single step of the way. You’ll even be notified when your item is out for delivery, so you’ll know exactly when to expect it to arrive with you.
If you happen to have any pressing questions along the way, our dedicated customer support team will be more than happy to help. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled customer support; thanks to many years of experience, our team are experts in shipping luggage all over the world. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email and live chat.
My Baggage offers affordable and convenient luggage delivery services for everyone; whether you’re a business user, a holiday maker, an expat or simply moving house. No matter your reason, absolutely anyone can take advantage of our competitive prices and excellent services. In fact, many savvy business users regularly avail of our low cost and convenient shipping services in order to relocate their employees all over the world.
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Sending luggage with an airline is not the most straightforward task in the world. To make life easier, My Baggage has put together has put together some useful airline baggage information.
9 hours ago
Good service but quite expensive, especially when you are only sending your baggage to another city in the same country! they should charge less for shipments within the country.
13 hours ago
Fantastic service! I booked for 2 boxes to be sent from Sweden to the UK and was unaware of the wait time for the ToR number application but MyBaggage customer support were so helpful with letting me change my collection date to a later date (replied quickly via email on a Sunday!). Both boxes were collected and delivered safely, bang on time. I only wish I would've sent all my stuff with them instead of splitting it with my checked in bags - the excess weight charge almost cost me the same as the 2 boxes! Would highly recommend to anyone moving abroad or back home.
15 hours ago
As a 'My Baggage' Newby I was a little apprehensive about using an alternative courier to collect my sons personal belongings from England to Northern Ireland. I had nothing to worry about as I was so impressed at the speed and and professionalism of this company. I have seen the adverts and good reviews and I have to say it is all true. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to move your students between A and B, as that is my experience. Thank you so much. I have a Canterbury student and I will definitely be using 'My Baggage'