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Removals to the USA

Moving to the USA? And need an international removals company specialising in shipping and removals to the USA?  Imove can assist with household goods, furniture and personal effects shipping and removals to the USA.

Our International Removals service to the USA ships to all popular destinations including: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, Houston, San Diego, Dallas and Washington.

For a free quotation for your move to the USA complete our online quote request form, or call us FREE on 0800-998-7024 to discuss your removals and shipping requirements.

Planning your Removal to the USA:

Planning a move overseas can be very stressful and time consuming.  If it is your first overseas removal to the USA you are going to need lots of information and guidance on the International move process and documentation requirements in America.

When planning a relocation to the USA you will need to consider how much you want to send, how much you want to pay, and whether you want a full packing service, partial packing service, or whether you intend to pack everything yourselves. Then there are budget constraints, how much you have to spend on the removal and shipping costs. That’s where the Imove Move Coordinator can help and be on hand to answer all those questions and work with you to arrange the shipping to the USA on time and within your budget.

You will have the choice of either shipping your goods in a sole use dedicated container or by a share a container service. The service chosen largely depends on the volume of the goods to be moved to the USA measured in either cubic feet or cubic metres.

Generally if you are shipping all of the contents of a 3, 4 or 5 bed house you will need either a 20’ or 40’ shipping container.  The contents of smaller properties can be shipped on a share a container service (sometimes called a part load service) or in a sole use dedicated container.

When shipping to the USA in a sole use container it is a good idea to obtain an accurate assessment of the volume of the goods to be shipped in the container, as American movers delivery charges are assessed on the volume and the weight of the goods in the container and will charge more or less accordingly, so if your goods do not quite fill a sole use container, charges for delivery in the USA will be less than the charges for a container that is full. 

Costs of Removals to the USA:

All moving companies costs are based on the total volume of the goods to be moved measured in either cubic feet or cubic meters. Prices for the ocean freight cost are then determined by how much space your goods will occupy in a shipping container. We then add packing costs, collection costs, and delivery costs to arrive at the final cost of the move to America.  Costs are all calculated as a Pounds per cubic foot or cubic metres. IE £3.50 per cubic foot.  It is therefore very important that when comparing removal companies quotations that you check all companies are quoting on the same volume and a comparable service.

Packing for your Removal to America:

In order to save costs many people opt to pack their own boxes, cartons, or cases in preparation for their international move. Whilst this is perfectly OK for some destinations it is highly discouraged when shipping to the USA.  Since 9/11 United States Customs Authorities are undertaking more inspections of the goods themselves and the paperwork, shipments marked as PBO “packed by owner” will attract much scrutiny and extra charges for customs inspection fees.  In our opinion it is not worth running the risk, and costs could end up far outweighing the savings made by packing yourself.  An important part of your international removals to America is the specialist export packing and wrapping service we provide. Our skilled export packers will ensure your goods arrive in the exact same condition they left you, no matter how far they have travelled. Take a look at our export packing gallery.

Vessel transit times to the USA vary greatly and are dependent upon the port of arrival in the USA.
New York and East Coast Ports 8 - 14 days
Miami 12 – 14 days
Los Angeles/San Francisco/Seattle 25 - 29 days

The documents Required for removals shipments into the USA include:

Copies of your visa and passport,
Completed US Customs Importers Declaration,
Power of Attorney form
Bill of Lading (supplied by Imove)
Inventory/packing list of the goods shippedDOCUMENTATION:

Imove are highly experienced in shipping and documentary requirements for household goods shipments to America, our dedicated Move Coordinator’s will be on hand to advise you of everything you need to know, and will guide you throughout the move from start to finish, right up to delivery to your new home in the USA.

To discuss a quote for your move to America, or to book an estimators appointment to obtain a FREE removals to USA quote call one of our friendly move coordinators FREE on 0800-998-7024.

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Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.52 stars by based on 79 merchant reviews

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79 Reviews
I wanted to take a few items of new furniture to my house in Spain which I couldn't buy out there. As it wasn't a full move I needed a 'groupage' service. I had several quotes and whilst IMove was in line with the others on price more or less I chose them solely on the basis of their reviews. Whilst there were a few horrors they seemed to receive 5star reviews pretty consistently. There was one poor review in particular which concerned me so I asked Aaron what had happened and he was very happy to give me Imove's side of the story in detail. He came across as very open and transparent and I believed him. There are always 2 sides to a story so if you are thinking of using IMove and are concerned by a bad review my advice is ask them about it. Moving on Aaron and then Michaela were both superb. Professional but friendly and once I was committed Michaela kept in regular touch always updating me when she said she would and generally going the extra mile to keep me informed. The crews at both ends were also friendly, polite and treated my furniture with care. So all in all I would certainly recommend IMove and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Thanks guys! Ros
superb quality service
Very professionnal job. Punctuality, efficiency and good care of removed items. Certainly to be recommended.