Moving from the UK to the USA

Movers United Kingdom to United States

 

If you are preparing to start a new life in the U.K.’s most famous former colony, there is a lot you need to know and do. One of the first questions you might ask is: how much does it cost to ship my household goods to the U.S.?

Most overseas shipping is done via moving container. Moving containers come in different sizes. A full container refers to a 40-foot space, and a half-container is a 20-foot space. A full container can be shipped from the U.K. to New York City for £5,000 – £6,800 on average. The trip will take between 3-5 weeks so make sure you pack your valuables carefully. Here’s what else you need to know:

Importing a Vehicle into the US

You will have three important criteria to meet when you import a vehicle to the U.S. These criteria are related to mechanical standards, emission standards, and vehicle safety.

Mechanical standards

Vehicles manufactured for the U.K. are configured to be driven on the left-hand side of the road. In the U.S., vehicles are driven on the right side. In order to meet the mechanical standards, you will need substantial mechanical modifications to your vehicle to accommodate this change. These modifications will need to be performed by a qualified mechanic. These changes can be expensive and unsightly, so be sure to do your research before you commit to such a big change.

Emission standards

In the United States, emissions standards are set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Vehicles manufactured for use outside of the U.S. are not automatically certified as compliant with these standards, so imported vehicles will be subject to inspection and modification as needed.

Safety standards

To prove that you meet safety standards for vehicles in the U.S., you will need an examination for basic mechanical safety and compliance. A safety inspection will evaluate safety features, such as seatbelts, wipers, and headlights.

As always, your vehicle must be fully paid for, with a clean title with no liens in order to be imported to the U.S. You will be required to pay a customs duty of 2.5% of the value of the vehicle.

Importing Household Goods into the US

When preparing your household goods for import to the U.S., remember that customs declarations will require you to present a box-by-box, detailed inventory that includes descriptions and any applicable serial numbers. One important thing to note is that most of your electronics will not be usable in the U.S. due to the differences in power outlets and wattages.

Customs Duty

As far as duty and taxes go, goods valued at less than $800 are not subject to customs duty and taxes, but you will owe customs duty for shipments above that value. Check with your local U.S. embassy for the most current guidance, or work with a shipper so you never have to worry about it.

Three Men and a Truck

International moves can be complicated, challenging, and stressful, or they can be fun and exciting. What’s the difference between a stressful move and a fun move? Working with an international moving company like Three Men and a Truck makes all the difference in the world. With our overseas shipping experts and extensive network of shipping partners, we have what it takes to give you a world-class experience. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation quote to move.

Moves From UK to the USA : Our Top Routes

We can help you relocate overseas from many different cities in the UK to various cities in the US. These are routes popular among people relocating from the UK to Italy.

UK to California


London to California
Manchester to California
Birmingham to California
Leeds to California
Glasgow to California
Southampton to California
Portsmouth to California
Liverpool to California
Newcastle to California
Sheffield to California
Belfast to California
Brighton to California
Leicester to California
Edinburgh to California
Bournemouth to California
Cardiff to California
Coventry to California
Middlesbrough to California
Stoke-on-Trent to California
Reading to California
Sunderland to California
Bradford to California
Northampton to California
Plymouth to California
Derby to California

UK to Texas


London to Texas
Manchester to Texas
Birmingham to Texas
Leeds to Texas
Glasgow to Texas
Southampton to Texas
Portsmouth to Texas
Liverpool to Texas
Newcastle to Texas
Sheffield to Texas
Belfast to Texas
Brighton to Texas
Leicester to Texas
Edinburgh to Texas
Bournemouth to Texas
Cardiff to Texas
Coventry to Texas
Middlesbrough to Texas
Stoke-on-Trent to Texas
Reading to Texas
Sunderland to Texas
Bradford to Texas
Northampton to Texas
Plymouth to Texas
Derby to Texas

UK to Florida


London to Florida
Manchester to Florida
Birmingham to Florida
Leeds to Florida
Glasgow to Florida
Southampton to Florida
Portsmouth to Florida
Liverpool to Florida
Newcastle to Florida
Sheffield to Florida
Belfast to Florida
Brighton to Florida
Leicester to Florida
Edinburgh to Florida
Bournemouth to Florida
Cardiff to Florida
Coventry to Florida
Middlesbrough to Florida
Stoke-on-Trent to Florida
Reading to Florida
Sunderland to Florida
Bradford to Florida
Northampton to Florida
Plymouth to Florida
Derby to Florida

UK to Illinois


London to Illinois
Manchester to Illinois
Birmingham to Illinois
Leeds to Illinois
Glasgow to Illinois
Southampton to Illinois
Portsmouth to Illinois
Liverpool to Illinois
Newcastle to Illinois
Sheffield to Illinois
Belfast to Illinois
Brighton to Illinois
Leicester to Illinois
Edinburgh to Illinois
Bournemouth to Illinois
Cardiff to Illinois
Coventry to Illinois
Middlesbrough to Illinois
Stoke-on-Trent to Illinois
Reading to Illinois
Sunderland to Illinois
Bradford to Illinois
Northampton to Illinois
Plymouth to Illinois
Derby to Illinois

UK to New Jersey


London to New Jersey
Manchester to New Jersey
Birmingham to New Jersey
Leeds to New Jersey
Glasgow to New Jersey
Southampton to New Jersey
Portsmouth to New Jersey
Liverpool to New Jersey
Newcastle to New Jersey
Sheffield to New Jersey
Belfast to New Jersey
Brighton to New Jersey
Leicester to New Jersey
Edinburgh to New Jersey
Bournemouth to New Jersey
Cardiff to New Jersey
Coventry to New Jersey
Middlesbrough to New Jersey
Stoke-on-Trent to New Jersey
Reading to New Jersey
Sunderland to New Jersey
Bradford to New Jersey
Northampton to New Jersey
Plymouth to New Jersey
Derby to New Jersey

UK to Michigan


London to Michigan
Manchester to Michigan
Birmingham to Michigan
Leeds to Michigan
Glasgow to Michigan
Southampton to Michigan
Portsmouth to Michigan
Liverpool to Michigan
Newcastle to Michigan
Sheffield to Michigan
Belfast to Michigan
Brighton to Michigan
Leicester to Michigan
Edinburgh to Michigan
Bournemouth to Michigan
Cardiff to Michigan
Coventry to Michigan
Middlesbrough to Michigan
Stoke-on-Trent to Michigan
Reading to Michigan
Sunderland to Michigan
Bradford to Michigan
Northampton to Michigan
Plymouth to Michigan
Derby to Michigan

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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