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...
Had full confidence
Removals crew were very helpful, courteous people. Have used previously. I have used your company before and had full confidence in them.Michelle HydonStafford
The A team were fantastic. They remembered the children's names and they made us at ease all day. They were amazing. Initial enquiry was very easy to deal with and professional service.Simon OlphinStafford
Efficient. Friendly. Made the actual move stress free
All the men were very good. Efficient. Friendly. Made the actual move stress free. Darren G. Rob. Anthony. Dan. Gareth. All were exceptional.
Competitive quote. Friendly and professional communication. Felt like an individual rather than just another job.Estelle GallagherStafford
A credit to your company
I am sending a quick email to say thank you so much for the teams work in moving us these past few days. It was absolutely fantastic and they felt like friends we had known for years not days.
Would you kindly thank each of them individually from us please... Clive, Lee, Paul, Alan and Dan.They truly were a credit to your company and we really cannot thank them enough.
Once again, thank you.David SingletonStafford
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