Moving to France
Finding an International Moving Company to Move to France
If you already have a set date to move to France or you are making plans ahead of time, finding an international moving company is the most vital step.
With regular departures and offices across the country in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Savannah and Miami, we'll be able to move your household goods to France from anywhere in the United States.
Whether you are moving to Toulouse or Paris and looking for a stress free door to door service for an entire household move, or intend on only shipping a few items from home, you'll find an affordable option with our overseas moving company.
Moving Household Goods
In most cases, individuals moving household goods to France won't have to worry about paying customs duty and taxes on their belongings if they meet certain requirements.
As long as the goods are not new and are for personal use, then you will be able to import them duty free.
View the customs regulations for France for general guidelines. Rules do change however, so make sure to check with the French embassy if you are unsure about particular household goods or cargo.
Different Shipping Options
Depending on what and how much you want to move with, there will be different options using our international moving services.
- With our shared container service, you only pay for the actual volume of household goods you're shipping to France
- For individual shipments, you pay one flat rate and you can fill either a 20ft or 40ft container to the brim
- We also offer vehicle shipping for those moving to France with a car or motorcycle
Schumacher Cargo's household goods moving service to France uses either one of two base ports: La Havre or Marseille.
It's one of our main European destinations and both ports have regular departures from our shipping locations in the U.S.
However, we ship to all the major european base ports so clients always have the option to use such.
Major Destinations in France
If your city is not one of the ones listed below, don't worry. We can make anything work. Just call us for a quote and tell us to which city you're moving.
How Long Will My Move Take?
The amount of time it will take to ship your goods overseas from the U.S. to your new home in France will also depend on which service you select, departure location and final destination.
We have contracts with all the major shipping lines but the vessels themselves can also influence sail times. Generally it's between 2 and 3 weeks on the water from the west coast and 12 days from the east coast.
However, our team of international movers will work with you through the entire process; beginning with packing, loading and all the way to delivery to ensure that your goods arrive safely and within our quoted time frame.
Written by Martyn Cohen
Still have additional questions about shipping household goods to France? Call us today or request a free online moving quote to find your estimated costs!