Shipping to Switzerland from Dubai

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Shipping from Dubai to Switzerland

When it comes to quality of life, well 3 of the top 5 cities are in the same country; Switzerland offers a very safe, super high-quality environment in one of the most stunning locations on earth; and it’s central European location makes travel a breeze. However, whether you are shipping from Dubai to Switzerland for the first time, migrating to Switzerland for good, or returning home as a Swiss citizen. Relocating can be a daunting experience and the upheaval of changing Jobs/Lifestyle/Location can be stressful.

What should I prioritise when moving from the UAE to Switzerland?

When should I start obtaining quotes for my relocation to Switzerland?

We would strongly suggest you start obtaining quotes for shipping to Switzerland at least 8-10 weeks before the target move date.

This should provide time to consider your quotations, formally advise the shipping company you have chosen and very importantly, secure your preferred moving dates.

Also, this allows enough time to finalise your visa/travel/shipping documents and all the other formalities you have to contend with before your move. This is likely to take more time than you anticipate.

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Documentation requirements for shipping to Switzerland from Dubai

  • Copy of passport
  • Originally signed Customs form 18.44
  • Supplemental declaration for alcoholic products
  • Copy of residence permit (except for Swiss citizens and 15 EU states)
  • If unavailable then copy of letter of employment from Swiss employer 
  • Copy of lease/purchase contract
  • Registration at local town hall
  • Detailed packing list in English, German, French, or Italian
  • Proof of staying more than 1 year outside of Switzerland (returning citizens)
  • Bill of lading / Air Waybill

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What is the cost of moving to Switzerland from Dubai?

The cost of relocating from Dubai to Switzerland depends on a few factors. The most important factor is the volume of furniture. Generally speaking, the more furniture you include in your move, the higher the cost. 

Secondly is the Mode of shipping you choose. 

You can choose to move your items in your own shipping container, or if you’re moving only a few items and only a small amount of furniture you could choose a shared container.

This is known as “Groupage” in the moving industry. Of course, sharing a container, or Groupage, is likely more cost-effective than a dedicated container. However, the compromise you make is shipping times can be a little longer.

Approximate shipping cost options to Switzerland are as follows:

Full Container (20ft / 40ft) – Starting from AED19,000 AED

Groupage (Shared Container) – Starting from AED 900/CBM

LCL (Less than a container load) – Starting from AED 1,150/CBM

Air (Quickest, Most Expensive) – Starting from AED 40/KG

This is, as mentioned, a general guide, however, you can click here to obtain competitive, up to date quotes, from reputable movers.

Shipping to Switzerland from UAE

How long does it take to ship my goods to Switzerland?

When estimating how long shipping from Dubai to Switzerland takes, we have to consider the mode the goods would be travelling in. Air is the quickest and Sea is the slowest. 

Approximate transit times

Air Shipment – (3-4 Days)

Sole Container by Sea – (30 – 35 Days)

Part Container by Sea – (45 – 60 Days)

Another consideration when estimating time-frame is processing the shipment and customs clearance in Dubai and in Switzerland. We would allow up to 1 week at both ends. (Airfreight should take a couple of days at both ends).

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How do I start the process of getting quotes?

Complete our simple form telling us your moving requirements. The form is instantly submitted to reputable shippers in Dubai who will immediately start work on a competitive quotation

Shippers may make contact with you based on your requirements, then simply select the quote that best suits your needs!

If you want a more in-depth guide on other moving-related topics we would suggest you read the Ultimate Guide! Moving to Switzerland.