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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.

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Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.43 stars by based on 81 merchant reviews

4.43 / 5 Rating
81 Reviews
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.
This company is SHOCKING. Lots of hidden costs - about £1000 - long delays and rude when they don’t ignore you. Which is most of the time. AVOID AVOID AVOID
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