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Are you planning an international removal from the UK to the USA? Well, the Land of Opportunity is calling your name! So, you if want to take advantage of that and find yourself enjoying the high life Stateside, then it’s time to set your move into action. To help you, we offer free removal quotes, information on the cost of removals to the USA, and a great checklist. Sirelo says it’s time to start moving with a smile. 😊

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A Brief Guide on Shipping Your Belongings to America

With the exciting prospect of a removal to the USA on the cards, your head might be spinning as you probably have several questions about how to get your belongings from A to B, since there’s a sea in between! Well, the most common method is loading your household goods into a container and sending them on the long sea voyage to the States, which can last about 6-8 weeks.

If you have a smaller removal (1-bed flat or less), you could opt to send your belongings via plane. It shouldn’t be surprising that this comes at a much higher cost. Of course, a more cost-effective way to send a smaller load is Less container Load (LCL). This is where you share a container and split the costs, a nice little tip for you. 😉

Our advice for smooth removals to the USA is to find a removal company to guide you through the process, there’s a lot of paperwork to get household goods through the US customs and avoid having them detained. Furthermore, be sure to read up on the the cost of container shipping which plays a big role in determining the price. Speaking of costs…

How Much Do Removals to the USA Cost?

When planning to start a life across the pond, the cost of removals to the USA is definitely something you’ve pondered. We’d be surprised if you hadn’t! The price can be a little difficult to pin down as America isn’t a small country.

However, we’ve found that for an international removal to the USA you can expect to pay between £5,500-£7,500, on average, for a 3-bedroom house -presuming you’re not a hoarder. If you’re curious about calculating the volume of your move, then check out our handy furniture volume calculator, it’s pretty nifty.

Of course, a general average might not be scratching the removals to the USA cost itch as you were hoping. So, we took the time to calculate for you the estimates for removals to select cities in the USA from London, just look below:

City1-bed house3-bed house (20ft container)4-bed house (40ft container)
New York£2,000 – £3,000£4,800 – £6,500£6,100 – £8,000
Los Angeles£2,800 – £4,000£6,100 – £8,200£6,700 – £9,200
Miami£2,200 – £3,100£5,000 – £6,800£6,400 – £8,200
Houston£2,500 – £3,600£5,500 – £7,200£6,800 – £8,400
Chicago£2,900 – £4,000£6,100 – £8,300£6,900 – £9,400

Disclaimer: the above figures are merely estimates. The final cost of international removals from UK to USA will depend on several factors. If you’re curious to understand the factors that will affect the price read our page on international moving costs.

Save Time When Finding a Removal Company

Removals to the USA are not just costly to your bank balance, but also your time. If you want to and reduce the stress of your move, then a removal company is imperative. However, finding one takes a lot of research, especially if you want the best price.

But don’t worry, there’s no need to spend endless hours scouring the internet and making calls! Let us do the hard work for you by finding up to 5 removal companies you can compare for your removal to the USA. That way, you can save money and don’t need to spend time searching. Isn’t it great? 😉

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Removals UK to USA Checklist

With international removals from the UK to the USA, there are some important things to organise before you arrive in the Land of the Free, which will otherwise give you quite the headache.

Below, we have covered the most important points for any removal to the USA, but we recommend that you also check out our detailed moving abroad checklist. It has even more essential points you should cover to ensure your removal to the USA goes smoothly!

✔️ Important documents

Let’s start with what will probably be the most crucial things required for any move: your documents Before you begin planning your removal to the USA, check that you have these documents at hand, ensure that they’re valid, keep them safe, and even make duplicates:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Medical Documentation (including dental and immunizations)
  • University Degree(s)
  • Police Background Check
  • Visa and Work Permits
Visas for the USA
With international removals to the USA, it’s all fine and dandy to ship your belongings, but you’ll find that it’ll be hard to ship yourself to America without a visa. If you haven’t secured your visa already, we’ve got a great article for that, just click below!
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✔️ Pack

As your removal to the USA approaches, your mind will likely drift to thoughts of packing. While not a complicated task, it is time-consuming.

As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you start filling boxes at least 1 month before your move to America. In that case, we’ve got you covered with our expert packing guide to help, it’ll be a godsend!

If you don’t like the idea of filling boxes, you can always find a removal company that offers a packing service so you can have a more relaxed move. A great place to start your search is with our list of the top international removal companies in the UK. Having someone else do the hard work give you more time to enjoy your move!

✔️ Social security number (SSN)

This is imperative for anyone living in the USA. An SSN essentially is proof of residency, and you’ll need one when working in America. Unfortunately, you can’t apply before you arrive in the States. However, you should prepare and find the local Social Security Administration office so you can take care of this as soon as possible.

Did you know? 💡 On average, Americans eat 100 acres of pizza per day. So, make sure you budget for that!

✔️ Health insurance

Perhaps one of the hardest things about relocating to America will be waving goodbye to our trusted NHS. Instead, unless you are lucky enough that your employer is covering the costs, you will need to organise private health insurance otherwise you run the risk of being confronted with quite staggering bills.

✔️ Bank account

Without a local bank account, you will lose a small fortune in currency exchange. The American banking scene can be overwhelming, so start by exploring some of the following options:

✔️ Driving licence

The good news is that you can use your UK driving licence in the US for up to three months. However, if you are moving to America from the UK for longer than that, then you are required to apply for an IDP or state-issued driving licence.

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Removals to the USA: A Breeze with the Help of Sirelo!

Uncle Sam is calling! 📞 By now, you’re ready to take on the challenge that is an international removal to the USA. However, before you kick back with a well-deserved cup of tea, although you might want to switch for a cup of joe to prepare yourself for American coffee culture, why not check out the pages linked below for more information about moving. In the meantime, we wish you every success with your move!

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