Getting your stuff shipped over to the United States doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a huge number of ports to choose from, you’re sure to find a port that’s convenient and close to your new home.
Major ports like New York and Los Angeles and hubs like Denver and Chicago make getting your possessions shipped to either side of the USA easily. At MoveHub we’re here to help you find a shipping company to make your move from the USA as simple as possible.
With the an ocean standing between most countries and the United States, the best way to get your stuff there is to send it by sea or air, which generally doesn’t take that long either.
If you’re moving in a hurry and need to get everything Stateside fast, then air freight is going to be your best bet, but this comes with a premium price. However, shipping your belongings by sea is also relatively quick, taking just over a week in some cases, depending on the amount you’re transporting and to where.
Of course, if you’re not living close to one of the major ports on the coast, there are plenty of other inland options available and door-to-door delivery usually comes as standard with international shipping.
As you’d imagine with a country the size of the USA there are restrictions on what you can bring into the country. We’ve put a list of general items together below, but you can find more information on the USA Customs and Border Protection website.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Automobiles which do not meet the latest fuel-emission requirements.
Absinthe which is not thujone free.
Any articles suspected of being counterfeit goods.
Including handicraft items made from straw.
Soil is anything considered loose material in which trees and plants may grow.
Plants, Cuttings or Seeds which are capable of propagation.