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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 4.40 stars by based on 83 merchant reviews

4.40 / 5 Rating
83 Reviews
Very simple and the guys excellent
Bad experience with iMove. They said we would need 2 extra men because of difficult access and unnecessarily charged us extra. But the men that turned up said no extra help was required. But Nikki didn't care and wouldn't refund us. This topped up an overall bad experience anyway. They (Nikki) did not once call to update us on where our goods were or to inform us of delivery date. I had to follow up each time and got canned and even rude responses to these queries. Would not use again.
We used this company for our move from London to Auckland (NZ). The experience was really good at first, but when we received our boxes in Auckland, one was missing with parts for our baby's cot. At first they wouldnt want to hear anything as I didnt subscribe to an insurance (I didnt complain about the various things that arrived broken, but i thought delivering all the 25 boxes without missing one was the bare minimum we could expect from a moving company), I then had to escalate and speak to someone higher in the hierarchy, they first told me that they would cover the cost for replacing the cot...and then went silent. After 2 months I had to send them an email every week to have an update and it was always "we ll come back in a few days" (of course they did not) ... more than 2 months after my complaint (and 6 months after they collected the boxes in London to send them to Auckland) we are now left without a cot bed for our 10 month old baby and we have to buy another one for £300 as they cant replace the parts or even refund the cost. Needless to say that I am very disappointed, we paid top money for that move hoping it would go well but not only did they lose a box but the interaction to try and get a refund was very slow and painful. There are so many other moving companies, I would strongly advise to go with someone else.