Moving to America


Planning on moving to America? Whether, New York, Chicago, Orlando or LA, Premier International Movers has the experience and local moving to americaknowledge to perfectly tailor your relocation to your requirements.


Important Considerations:


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 Times

  • 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

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Domestic pets

  • 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.


Or call us for some FREE, helpful advice: 0128 351 7700