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Shipping to USA? Are you moving to USA or furnishing a holiday home and want to ship furniture, household goods or personal effects to the USA? You need an experienced International removals company who provide a regular shipping to USA service. 

Imove can arrange household goods and furniture shipping to Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The main ports for shipping to the USA include Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Philadelphia and Miami. IMOVE International Removals provide a  DOOR TO DOOR shipping service. Our furniture removals and shipping to the USA service is for small baggage shipments or a full house removal. Imove can arrange a share a container service or your own dedicated container for shipping. We will arrange furniture collections from all over the UK and Western Europe.

When planning a shipment to the USA we can quote you for:

Baggage Shipping to USA
Share a container shipping to the USA
Full Container Loads sole use container shipping to USA

When planning your move to the USA there are many considerations to take into account; such as how much do you want to send, how much do 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. Do you want to take your car or motorbike with you, if so what are the costs and documentation requirements in the USA. 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 on time and within your budget.

Our experienced Move coordinators will plan everything for you from providing the initial quotation, packing and collection, arranging the shipping and right through to delivery to your new home in the USA.

Shipping Costs:

Prices for furniture shipping to the USA are dependent upon the amount of furniture, household goods and personal items you have to move.  We measure the items and work out the volume in either cubic feet or cubic metres.  Prices are then based on the amount of space your goods will take up in the shipping container. Other factors that affect the cost of the removal and shipping to the USA are the amount of export packing required, cost of the ocean freight, and delivery agent’s costs in the USA. Prices also take into consideration the service level required, whether you require a box packing service or if you are packing yourself, whether you require an un-packing service or a straight forward delivery into rooms designated by you. You may require a special crating service, parking suspensions, ladder lifts, transhipment vehicles all these costs will be factored into your shipping quotation.

Quotes for shipping:

For a free quote for furniture removals and shipping to the USA complete our quotation request form.  The quote lists typical household items room by room just fill in the quantities and the form will calculate a volume.  We aim to process your quotation within 24 to 48 hours.  

Personal and Household effects shipments:

Removal goods that consist of used furniture and household goods which have been in the owners use and possession abroad for at least a year prior to shipping & importation into the USA will be allowed Duty Free entry.

Household goods shipments should not arrive prior to the owner’s arrival date. US customs will not clear the goods until the shipper/owners arrival.

Documents Required:

We will need the following documents to accompany your shipment to the USA. We will supply the customs forms or they can be downloaded from this website. Imove will prepare the inventory when collecting your goods. And of course your move coordinator will be on hand to assist if you have difficulty completing the forms.
Copy of Visa
Copy of passport (photograph page)
US customs form C3299 (importers declaration)
US Customs Supplemental declaration for Unaccompanied Personal & Household effects
Power of Attorney Form
Inventory/Packing list of goods  

Shipping to USA: Prohibited Goods:

Generally it is not advisable to include the following items in your shipping to the USA:

  • Inflammable goods and substances
  • Firearms and Ammunition
  • Plants & Plant Material
  • Foodstuffs, Perishables or otherwise
  • Alcohol, narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Pornography 

Transit Times:

Groupage/share a container service to East Coast ports allow 5-10 weeks door to door
Groupage/share a container service to West Coast ports allow 8-12 weeks door to door
Sole use containers East Coast ports 12 days Port to Port
Sole use containers West Coast ports 30 days Port to Port

Transit times for shipping to the USA do vary depending on customs or immigration delays, weather conditions, time of year and the volumes being shipped. For up to date information please call an IMOVE move coordinator free of charge on 0800-998-7024

Customs Clearance:

Customs clearance will take between 5 to 10 days, and will depend upon the volumes at customs.

A professional service with Imove International Removals. For more information or advice on Shipping to the USA, please feel free to contact our dedicated Shipping to USA team on Freephone 0800 998 7024 or 020 3743 2298.

Call today for a FREE quote 0800 998 7024

Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.35 stars by based on 95 merchant reviews

4.35 / 5 Rating
95 Reviews
Worst experience! Contacted them at the end of January and was told they could have my stuff delivered around the 18th of feb when we moved so I cancelled a original booking with a different company and paid the deposit including the remaining balance on the 5th of February. It’s now the 1st of March, still no delivery! So no furniture clothes or anything for myself my husband and children including two babies and have just been told hopefully the 6th or 7th of March! Not good enough. I would rather pay extra and have stuff delivered on time and when your originally told instead of having the first date lied about to get your custom then pushed further and further back. I would recommend as it’s turnt our move into a nightmare!
I was impressed by the communication. IMove dealt with all my queries and requests promptly and efficiently. The crew contacted me directly to advise on their arrival and kept to time. All together a good service and reasonably priced. Thank you.
We recently used Imove International to move all of our household items from UK to Thailand, and found the entire process from initial quote to final delivery very easy. We had a sole use 20ft container, which was perfect for the contents of our 2 bedroom house. The chap who came to do the quote was able to reassure us that the container lorry would be able to reach our house ok, as that was one of our worries. The 2 man packing team arrived at 8:30am on the Thursday and set about wrapping and boxing everything. I can't speak highly enough about how hard they worked that day - it was virtually impossible to get them to stop for a tea break. The only thing it would have been useful to know in advance at that stage was that they wanted us to remove the pedals from our 4 bicycles, and turn the handlebars so that they were in line with the wheels, but it was sorted in a matter of minutes. The following day a 3 man team turned up and completed the packing. The lorry was due a 12:00, but in fact got delayed until about 3:00pm. As the weather was good, the lads moved everything out on to the front drive in the meantime, in order to make the loading faster. I had asked the neighbours to leave the communal parking area free for the day, which made it much easier for the lorry to manoeuvre when it arrived. The loading only took about 30 minutes, and we waved goodbye to our goods, en route to Felixstowe Docks. The thing that amazed me most was that there was not a single scuff mark left on the internal walls of our newly decorated house! Imove had provided us with a link to a web portal which had all the details of our shipment updated on it, including estimated arrival date in Thailand. It also included the name of the ship our container was on, and I was delighted to discover a web site ( where I could track it's progress in real time. (Note to Imove - perhaps you could add that link to your web portal?). About a week before it was due to arrive in Thailand the agent at this end contacted us and talked us through all the paperwork necessary for customs clearance at this end. The ship arrived exactly on schedule, and we visited the agent to drop off passports, ID cards, etc that they needed to clear the shipment with customs. That went very smoothly, and when we returned to the agent to collect our documents we got to meet the driver who was going to deliver the shipment to our house in northern Thailand - a 700km journey. Luckily I was able to give him our exact location on Google Maps, which avoided the hassle of trying to explain a rather obscure location. The lorry arrived exactly on schedule, at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, and again it only took the 4 lads about 30 minutes to unload it. They did offer to unpack everything and remove all the packing materials, but we declined that, as most of our stuff will probably remain in boxes for the next few months while we build a new house here. So, all in all it was a very simple process, and very professionally managed.