Removals to the USA
If you are planning on moving to America, whether to the East Coast or West Coast or somewhere in between (the Midwest), Britannia Goodwins has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your specific needs. We know moving your household goods is just a small part of your move, so we also have information about American visas and advice on living in the United States of America.
What you're moving to America
What you move to your new home in America is just as important as how we move it for you. Your household goods and personal effects can usually be imported duty free, provided they have been owned for at least 12 months before arriving in the USA. Most containers arriving in America will be subject to examination by US customs. To import your household goods, we will provide you with the correct customs form which must be completed prior to your goods leaving the UK.
Prohibitions and restrictions on things you may move to America
In general it is in your interest not to import the following items to the United States of America:
- Firearms & ammunition
- Inflammable (or - as they say in America - flammable) goods & substances
- Plants & plant material
- Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
- Narcotics and dangerous goods
- Offensive materials
- Alcohol & Tobacco
Transit of groupage (shared load) consignments usually takes 8 to 11 weeks via the East Coast and 11 to 14 weeks if going via the West Coast. Sole use containers will normally take two weeks to the East Coast and four weeks to the West Coast. However, transit times will also vary depending on the size of your consignment, customs or immigration delays and weather conditions. More information on overseas removals shipping times
Moving your domestic pets to America
We can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pets to your new home in America. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures for you and help clear your pets when they arrive in the USA. Find out more about moving your pets abroad.
Moving motor vehicles to America
Due to strict emission standards, only vehicles that have been manufactured in the USA can be shipped with your household goods. Contact us for more information on importing a car to the USA.
Removal quote appointment booking service
Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage can help your overseas move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 01785 251161 and speaking with one of our Stafford and Cheshire removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
See what our customers think of us...
They had a positive and cheerful approach
They had a positive and cheerful approach, which makes a stressful experience as good as it can be.
Everything worked well for us, no change needed. We had seen the B/G vans locally.
We were very satisfied particularly at the booking stage, especially when others in the chain changed the date more than once. The waiver arrangement served us well.
My queries were answered very fully and I felt confident to proceed with a booking.Susan WatsonStafford
They have made the move so much easier
Just a quick email to thank you, Kim ,Paul, Alan and Anthony for an amazing job this morning.
They we all so professional and nothing was too much trouble, what a lovely bunch of people as well.
They have made the move so much easier and for making this part of the move go so smoothly.
Thank you all at Goodwins.
I look forward to hearing about our onward journey with you but for now. Thank you.Tracy WebbStafford
The uplift team and re-delivery absolutely amazing
The uplift team and re-delivery absolutely amazing. Matthew Myers had been highly recommended.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Very accommodating and friendly.Bridget ScallyStafford
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