Shipping household goods and personal effects to Bermuda

Shipping household goods and personal effects to Bermuda

If you are looking to send goods or personal possessions to Bermuda, then it is important to plan ahead.

Moving can be a stressful experience at the best of times, so this handy guide will explain how to best move these items with the minimum of fuss and provide you with a stress-free experience.

Shipping options

When shipping from the UK to Bermuda, a range of shipping options are available. These include:

  • Full Container Load (FCL) by sea
  • Less than Container Load (LCL) by sea
  • Air Freight


Shipping goods to Bermuda require special packaging to ensure your items arrive safely. We are able to arrange a professional packing service which covers anything from one box to a full house move.

As with any move abroad, some items will not be accepted, so please ensure not to pack any of the following:

  • Plants
  • Liquids
  • Food
  • Jewellery
  • Explosives
  • Flammable substances
  • Batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Aerosol cans
  • Weapons
  • Lighters
  • Medicines


While goods can be securely packaged, there is always an element of risk involved with sending items abroad, so we recommend that you insure anything being sent. For more information, our partner in Bermuda, BEST Shipping, will be able to help you further.

Shipping costs

Items will be charged for based on their size, weight, and their destination. Charges will also vary depending on whether you will be delivering the shipment or if we need to collect it, and if you will be collecting the shipment at its destination or if we will be delivering it to you. The shipping method will also have a bearing on costs.

Booking your shipment

Once you are ready to book your shipment then you will need to contact a member of our export team who will provide you with a Household Good/Personal Effects booking form. Please complete and sign this form and send it back for us to proceed with the shipment.

Arrival at destination

Once your shipment arrives in Bermuda, it will need to clear a customs check. Please provide an inventory of the items shipped along with the below forms:

  • Cash values of used household goods and personal effects form
  • HM Customs – Declaration of personal effects form
  • Standard work permit (if applicable)


If you have asked us to deliver your shipment, then BEST Shipping will be in contact to arrange a delivery time. They can then either drop the items off at your door or provide a service whereby a team will move the items into your home and remove the packaging materials.

If you would like more advice about shipping goods and personal effects to Bermuda, please speak to our team today.