Denver International Moving Companies
Denver, Colorado is known as the “Mile-High City” because it is located at exactly one mile about sea level. At this elevation, you may need some time to acclimate, and you may even find that you need to adjust the cooking time for your favorite recipes. Denver is a popular city, offering wonderful outside recreational activities and tons of green space.
What are the rules for importing household goods?
To import your household goods to Denver tax and duty-free, you must meet these requirements:
- You must not intend to sell, lend, or rent these items within the first year of your arrival in Denver
- You must have owned and used the items for at least a year prior to your move
- You must be moving to Denver permanently
U.S. Customs Officials will require the following documents:
- Valid Passport
- Stamped VISA in passport
- I-94 Form
- Bill of Lading
- Detailed, box-by-box inventory of your imported goods
Pay close attention as you pack and inventory your goods. Customs agents will carefully review your inventory and compare it to the actual contents of your shipment. Discrepancies could cause delays, additional fees, and extra hassle.
While you are not required to travel with your import, there is additional paperwork required if you do not accompany your goods. This paperwork includes:
- Power of Attorney to authorize Customs agents to clear your goods in your absence
- Supplemental Declaration for Unaccompanied Personal and Household Effects
- Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles Form 3299
Can I import my vehicle to Denver?
Vehicle imports are handled in two main categories, vehicles that are 25 years and younger, and vehicles 25 years and older. What if your car is 25 years old? Customs officials will use their discretion to determine how to handle your vehicle.
25 Years and Younger
For vehicles manufactured in North America, the customs process will be fairly straightforward.
Modifications for vehicles that are not ready for right hand drive can be costly and complicated. Your vehicle may need new doors, headlights, bumpers, dashboards, steering, brakes, and more. In fact, it can cost between $10,000-$20,000 to make these modifications. Not to mention, you have to make all of these changes before you leave your country of origin, or risk having your vehicle impounded at the border or sent back to your home country at your expense.
25 Years and Older
“Classic” cars are cheap and easy to import, in part because they are exempt from the expensive modifications required on newer vehicles.
What does it cost to ship my goods to Denver?
If you choose to work with an international shipping company like Three Men and a Truck, you could find that the added expense pretty much pays for itself. You will get a price quote you can count on, valuable guidance and support for packing, paperwork, and logistics, and even better, a single point of contact who can answer questions, advocate for you with customs and shippers, and go to bat for you when things don’t go as planned.
To learn more about the international moving services provided by Three Men and a Truck, contact us today for your free, no-obligation shipping quote.