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

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Transit times

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

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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.

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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...

Very friendly and careful when packing

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Stafford

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Well known name and have used before

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Very friendly and careful when packing

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
You cannot

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Excellent and on time

John Arthur

All of the lads were excellent in every way

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Internet

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Recommendation

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
All of the lads were excellent in every way

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
You can’t…it’s as good as it gets

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
All of your employees are a credit to your company, nothing was too much trouble.

Gary Evans

They took great care in moving items of all shapes and sizes

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Quote was reasonable. Found contact online. You also dealt with confidential shredding on our behalf

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Your office is near Stone. You had already transported items to a flat in Stone and 2 independent properties in Cambridge.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Adrian, Anthony and Alan organised the furniture with patience, sensitively and with energy.
They took great care in moving items of all shapes and sizes. Our previous experience of this team made us feel safe in their hands. Please pass on my thanks to them.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
I was satisfied from the minute your receptionist responded to my phone call, Matthew came and assessed the amount and the team arrived.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
I would book you again either for shredding or furniture removal.

J Alves

Email to Claire

Just taking a break from unpacking & taking the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you for our move.

To you, for your perseverance with my ever changing requests.

But, big shout out to Adam, Gaz & Ade. Despite being delayed by an accident on the motorway they were super efficient at getting everything packed up from our old house. And then the fiasco when they arrived at our new property. They never once complained, made every effort to make the best of the situation and all with a smile on their faces. We helped out as much as we could to ensure that they would be able to get away home this morning. We couldn't have wished for a better team. We've said our thanks to them as well and will be leaving a google review.

Again, many thanks

Jane Shaw

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