Moving to USA
USA Moving Destinations
We cover all the major cities such as, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago to every town, city, county and state in between. Alliance Movers has the knowledge, experience, and the quality accredited partners to provide outstanding moving services to anywhere in Europe, ensuring you get value for money and a hassle-free moving service.
Get a Quote for Moving to the USA
We don’t need much to work out the cost of moving your belongings to your new home in the United States. Whatever your requirements, Alliance Movers have a variety of quote options to suit your moving needs. To get started, simply complete the Free Quote request form on this page and we’ll be in direct contact with you.
Moving Your Household Goods to the USA
We are all aware of the stringent security measures imposed by the US government on everything that moves across its borders, importing your household goods is no exception. Before anything else you need to ensure that if you’re immigrating to the United States you have the appropriate visa to live and work there.
USA Custom Services*
All shipments must be cleared by the Customs service for entry into the country. You can import your household goods into the United States free of duty and tax provided you have owned and used them abroad for at least one year. Your shipment must not arrive before you do as it will not be cleared by Customs and will incur significant charges. Due to different regulations in different states we strongly discourage you from importing any alcohol or food as it can cause significant delays and expensive charges.
Virtually every single shipment that arrives into the United States is subject to an inspection of some type, ranging from an external container x-ray to an intensive inspection where a container is completely unloaded and individual packages inspected. There will be additional costs for these inspections and the charges can vary dramatically.
*Disclaimer: All information provided is a general guide only and can change without notice. We suggest making contact with the appropriate authorities for verification.
Approximate Transit Times to the USA
Depending on the method of shipping we can advise the following approximate door-to-door transit times to the United States. These times are based on an average and given as a guide to assist you in your planning.
Sea Freight for Sole Use Container or LCL: 8-11 weeks
Air freight: 1-2 weeks
Packing your Belongings
It is our recommendation that we professionally pack your goods. We use the best materials available and employ the best techniques to ensure your goods arrive safely. We also have a variety of speciality cartons, purpose-designed for household good items. We also custom-build wooden crates for fragile and precious items. Every single item moving will be packaged in some form, thus if it is not packed in a removal carton it will be export wrapped. Once packed all goods will be numbered with a label sticker and recorded on a removal inventory.
Whilst it is our recommendation that we pack your goods it is not mandatory, you are welcome to pack some or all of your goods yourself. We can assist you in this process by providing you with our packing materials and a handy packing guide.
Storing Your Belongings in Singapore or the USA
If you have the need to store your goods we can provide storage services in both Singapore and the United States. Knowing that you can’t ship your household goods to the United States unless you have the appropriate visa might mean that you store your goods here in Singapore until you receive your visa and get the shipping arranged. Or perhaps your shipment may arrive in the United States and you haven’t found a new home, no problem, your shipment can be placed into storage until you are ready.
Insuring Your Belongings
It is very important to consider the protection of your goods during relocation as there is always an element of risk. Peace of mind is paramount, thankfully, we are able to offer a range of insurance options to ensure your personal possessions are well covered should the unlikely happen.