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...
Furniture and belongings all safe and secure
Very friendly and helpful. Excellent service, thank you. Furniture and belongings all safe and secure with no concerns.
Where can we improve our removals day experience? A courtesy call a few days before would relieve some stress, just so we were reassured that someone was still coming, as I had to call to confirm
Why did you use us? Met our needs to include storage and re delivery after several weeksJo McMannStafford
The guys were excellent. Very professional, polite and hardworking.Sarah McDermott,Stafford
Britannia Goodwins have an excellent reputation
They were extremely efficient showed a helpful and informative approach and were most professional. It was a walk in the park. Initial enquiry was like talking to a lifelong friend.
Where can we improve our removals day experience? Very difficult to improve on excellence, and a respectful attitude
Why did you use us? Because Britannia Goodwins have an excellent reputationMichael CooperStafford
I really felt they went the extra mile for me
They were wonderful… very helpful courteous and understanding. I could not fault them. Paul, Gareth and Dan were very helpful and I really felt they went the extra mile for me very happy with the service. Easy to set up a virtual quote too.
Why did you use us? Availability and priceJoanne ReddingsStafford
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