Shipping my personal goods to Singapore

For over 40 years OSS World Wide Movers has been assisting individuals, business people, and Corporates relocate to Singapore. Moving to Singapore with OSS provides you with the professional service and advice that only comes from choosing a quality specialist international moving company.
Expats moving to Singapore will find themselves in a city credited with offering foreigners one of the finest lifestyles in the world.
The nation has an exemplary public transport system, excellent communications, top class healthcare facilities and a multiethnic and cosmopolitan culture that promotes tolerance and a good standard of life for its citizens. Not to mention, Singapore is incredibly safe.
Prudent measures by the government have ensured a stable economy, and with big names in business and trade establishing regional headquarters in the city-state, qualified expats will find plenty of professional opportunities.
It follows that Singapore has become home to a large percentage of high-earning expats, many who substantiate that they have access to much more disposable income than they did in their home country. That said, inflation continues to creep up, resulting in a higher cost of living than in many surrounding countries, and expats will need to make sure that they negotiate a salary that can cover the hefty housing prices.
Raising children here is also ideal for parents, those relocating overseas with little ones can take comfort in the knowledge that the city is crime-free, clean and safe. Furthermore, a variety of  international schools provide a high standard of education, with school fees usually financed by the employer.
Not to mention, even though nearly 50 percent of the city is occupied by dense high rises and soaring sky skyscrapers, expats will find that the government has balanced the concrete jungle with natural flora and fauna; beautiful botanical gardens, zoos, waterfalls and underwater parks are all present and accounted for.
Coupled with the expertise and training of our staff, potential costly delays can be avoided. For your peace of mind and protection OSS World Wide Movers is a FIDI FAIM accredited company as well as being a member of the International Association of Movers (IAM).
Our network of FAIM/IAM accredited partners cover the whole of the South East Asian Region.  As an independent Company we can then choose the best and most suitable company to handle the clearance and delivery of your effects, for your situation. Our partners in Singapore  are well versed in all aspects of the requirements for importation of personal and household goods and are at the ready to meet your needs. This guarantees you a seamless, tailor made move right through to your new home on the other side of the world for not only your personal effects and vehicles, but your much loved pets as well.

Can I pack my own goods when I move to Singapore?

If you are sending items which have been packed by yourself “owner packed” then they will attract more stringent inspection by Customs on arrival in Singapore.

Providing a detailed carton by carton inventory will assist Customs in inspecting your effects, and may avoid unnecessary delays.

It is advisable to have your goods packed by OSS if you are looking at sending larger consignments, to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.

How do I move my car to Singapore?

Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to Singapore is possible provided Customs criteria are met.

This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in Singapore following customs clearance.

Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in Singapore, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in Singapore would be sufficient.

Can I move my boat to Singapore?

Moving a boat to Singapore has similar requirements to moving a car to Singapore when it comes to registration requirements and process.

Customs and Quarantine in Singapore will have a special interest in the boat due to its exposure to marine life, however as Australia has a fairly clean marine environment, your boat should pass customs and quarantine without any problem.

How long will my move to Singapore take?

Clearance of your move into Singapore takes approximately 5 to 7 working days for an FCL (Full Container Load e.g. not a shared container), and 7 to 10 working days for a GRP (Groupage or shared container load) once the shipping container has been unloaded from the vessel.

What insurance should I have when moving to Singapore?

OSS offers a full range of moving insurance options depending on your needs.

Although your shipment to Singapore will be packed to export standards (designed to withstand the the longest journey), the small cost of insurance gives you complete peace of mind with regard to the exposure and rigours inherent in moving from one side of the world to the other.

Ask us about Movecover, our Marine Transit Insurance product.

Singapore moving guide


Shipping to Singapore