Moving to America
Importing your personal effects
- You will be required to provide a copy of the ID page of your passport and provide a destination contact address
- Duty free importing on personal effects and household goods if owned more than 12 months before arrival into USA
- Obtain appropriate visa for entry into America
- Expect containers to be subject to examination by US customs
- Custom forms to import household goods provided by us (need completing before leaving the UK)
Restrictions and Prohibitions
We suggest not importing the following items:
- Alcohol & Tobacco
- Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
- Plants & plant material
- Firearms & ammunition
- Narcotics and dangerous goods
- Inflammable goods & substances
- Offensive materials
- Transit of groupage or shared load consignments usually takes 8 to 11 weeks via the East Coast and 11 to 14 weeks if going via the West Coast.
- Sole use containers will normally take 2 weeks to the East Coast and 4 weeks to the West Coast.
- Transit times vary depending on:
- Weather Delays
- Size of your consignment
- Customs and Immigration delays
- Find out more about Pet shipping
Importing Motor Vehicles to the USA
- Strict emission standards in the USA restrict imports of non USA manufactured vehicles
Purchase your vehicle before departing the UK
- Auto Source – Access to factory programs for the purchase, finance or lease of a new vehicle for those moving to the US for 2 years or more
Currencies Direct Services?
- International payments
- Regular Overseas Transfers
- Prepaid Currency Card
- Forward Contracts
Moving to America with Premier International Movers
- Packing & Delivery – Trained packers can pack and wrap all your items to ensure safe transportation
- Door to door shipping available
- Unwrap and unpacking service available – Packing materials removed
Additional removal services –
- Comprehensive insurance can be arranged, link?
- International storage can be arranged
- Pet shipping
If you are interested in moving to the USA, get a free removal quote, and read more about our international removals, and our additional moving services, like pet transport or money transfer.