Moving to Northern Ireland

Moving to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

You are moving to Northern Ireland. Atlas Movers will get you there.

Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, moving to Northern Ireland will be a totally hassle-free process. Whether you live in the Netherlands, Germany or anywhere else in the world; we will take all your worries off your hands when moving to Northern Ireland. We offer you personal support during this exciting step of moving to Northern Ireland. 

Like any other relocation, moving to Northern Ireland is a major event. Atlas International Movers is there to facilitate your journey from door to door. Atlas International Movers helps people all over the world moving to various locations. We will help with packing, loading and delivering all of your household goods and belongings. Do you have any questions? Our experts would be happy to help! We are the perfect moving company to arrange your relocation to Northern Ireland.

What do you have to arrange yourself?

If you’re moving to Northern Ireland it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to Northern Ireland, your nationality and how long you intend to stay in Northern Ireland. If you are travelling to Northern Ireland and you are not a citizen of the UK or a country in the European Economic Area (the EU plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), you may need to apply for a visa.

So where can I find more information about visas in Northern Ireland? Well Northern Ireland is part of the UK so the best place with the most information is the Official Website Of The UK Government. The UK government made it very easy for you to find out whether you need a visa or not. On the website below you will find a visa checklist.

Find out here if you need a visa for visiting Northern Ireland or the UK

What rights will my visa give me in Northern Ireland? Every visa has different rights and conditions, so it’s important to find out what you’re entitled to and what your restrictions are while living in Northern Ireland. Also It might be worthwhile getting the help of a migration agent or lawyer to help navigate your way through the Northern Irish system.

If you want more information about the different kinds of visas and their rights/conditions, you can find it on this website

Can I become a Northern Irish Citizen?

Northern Ireland is part of the UK. As stated in the Belfast Agreement. There are different ways to apply for British citizenship (or ‘naturalization’) based on your circumstances. You can apply for a British citizenship if you are/have:

  • Born in the UK
  • Married to or in a civil partnership with a British citizen
  • Indefinite leave to remain (ILR)
  • Have ‘settled status’ under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Have ‘permanent residence’ status

For more information on how to become a Northern Irish or UK national, contact the municipality where you live. That is also where you have to submit your application. You could also take a look at this website, it has very clear information about Northern Irish citizenship.

You are moving to Northern Ireland, what’s next?

So you’re moving to Northern Ireland! You have a job offer with a working visa or your citizenship status is approved. Now you want to make the relocation to Northern Ireland as smooth as possible. That’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation. But why else is moving to Northern Ireland right for you? Well, expats living in this country enjoy many benefits of going to Northern Ireland including a high quality of living, great education, good healthcare, nice work-life balance, and decent work benefits from employers.

Northern Ireland is known for its beautiful scenery, somewhat cold and windy weather, Belfast and rich but turbulent history. Vibrant cities with gorgeous old architecture.

These are some of the most beautiful places you should visit whilst staying in Northern Ireland:

  • Giant’s Causeway: The Giant’s Causeway is a bizarre and spectacular rock formation that spills out into the sea. Northern Ireland’s most famous natural attraction is made up of 40,000 basalt columns. These re caused by a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago!
  • Fermanagh Lakelands: The lakes of Fermanagh mark the boundary between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This area encapsulates the classic image of rural Ireland – rich, green rolling hills and wide-open lakes.
  • Titanic Belfast: Titanic Belfast is a fascinating museum dedicated to the ill-fated vessel which was the largest ocean liner of its time. She was built in Belfast in the early-20th century and captivated people across the world, both for her size and her promise of luxury.
  • Derry City Walls: Derry City Walls encircle the whole city and are some of the finest preserved city walls in Europe. They are well maintained and allow you to explore Derry from a prime vantage point.
  • Hiking in the Mourne Mountains: The 28 peaks of the Mourne Mountains dominate County Down and offer some of the UK’s most dramatic hikes, complete with views of forests, lakes and granite mountains.

Of course there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in Northern Ireland, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website!

Living in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is an open country, but a big country with differences between the cities. The people in Northern Ireland are lovely, but also proud and the country has a somewhat turbulent history. So what are the things you should read into, before living in Northern Ireland? 

These are some of the things expats found different about living in Northern Ireland. Luckily there are multiple websites dedicated to make living in Northern Ireland easier for expats. If you want more information about Northern Irish culture and social etiquette, try this website. You’ll find loads of useful information about Northern Ireland.

How do we proceed?

The process of moving to Northern Ireland is different for every client, it depends on which country you’re moving from and if you’re already a Northern Irish citizen. But our system stays the same! The employees of our partners will pack your household goods in seaworthy packaging, after which they will be transported by sea, while small consignments will be sent by air. They will visit you at your home and will discuss with you what is required in order to emigrate to Northern Ireland. 

They will draw up a detailed inventory and will explain to you the specific rules for the customs clearance of your belongings, to ensure you are fully prepared for moving to Northern Ireland. Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, we will ensure that you will have no surprises when moving to Northern Ireland. If you’re planning to move to Northern Ireland and you want us to help you move, you can request a free quote or use one of the options below.

A call request

We will be more than happy to give you a call to discuss your requirements, answer any questions you may have and plan an appointment for a pre-move survey. Let us guide and advise you to make your transition as smoothly as possible. Feel free to leave your name and number, one of our customer service agents will call you shortly to assist you.

A video survey

You have come to a stage that you require to request a quotation for your upcoming move. You may still have some questions and prefer a video survey above an in-home survey. Select a day and time and we will reach out to you to conduct a video survey. Using your mobile device you can show us the items you would like to move.

A survey form

You know exactly what to move and would like to learn more about the flexibility of our services and related pricing. Just follow the process, complete your details, tell us about your requirements and we will get back to you shortly with our quotation for your requested services.

If you are not really sure on what to choose, a call request is the easiest solution. That way we can answer all of your questions! If you, like us, like to prepare for a relocation then you may find our checklist very helpful. It gives a timeline with tips on how to prepare yourself for your relocation! Download our checklist at the bottom of this page!

Your own relocation coordinator

Atlas International Movers guides your move from door to door. If you have any questions during the relocation process, please contact your personal relocation coordinator. This person can answer all your questions about the move. This way you can prepare for your life in Northern Ireland without any problems.

With our years of experience, we know exactly how to get your belongings safely from door to door. Well-trained and committed movers guarantee you a worry-free move! Our relocation consultant will visit you prior to your move to Northern Ireland. Our advisor will discuss the move with you and ask about your wishes and expectations. Whether you want to move to Belfast, Derry or Newtownabbey or one of the other beautiful cities with Atlas International Movers your belongings will arrive safely at their destination.

If you are moving to Northern Ireland and you want to make an appointment with us or one of our partners, please feel free to contact us or view our website! If you would like storage for your household effects before, during or after moving to Northern Ireland, this is also possible. Click here for more information about inventory storage at Atlas. If you want to know more about Atlas International Movers, read more about our moving company here!

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