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Moving to Brazil from the USA

Moving to Brazil from the USA is popular among Americans for many different reasons. Even though they are one of the biggest economies in the world, Brazil is still expected to grow even further. Areas like Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro have large expat communities and are traditionally where American expats end up in the country. As an American moving to Brazil, you’ll need to have a reliable shipping company bring your goods to your new home. With all these new expats, Schumacher Cargo Logistics is here to help make your move stress free.

Read our guide below on how to move to Brazil from the USA and start your relocation today!

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How to Move to Brazil with Schumacher

Schumacher Cargo Logistics has over 45 years of experience moving Americans to and from Brazil and the USA. We have locations across the states making the process of moving both convenient and affordable because we’re able to offer clients a wide selection of moving services. See the steps below for how you can move to Brazil with SCL.

Steps for International Moving to Brazil

  1. Calculate Volume of Goods
  2. Get a Custom Quote for the Move
  3. Schumacher Packs and Moves the Goods to Our US Warehouses
  4. Ship your Household Goods to Brazil
  5. Receive your Goods

Start Your Shipping Estimate

Firstly, the best place to start is to estimate the amount of goods you need to ship with you. This is because the size of your move will determine the different service you may need to complete your shipment. If you don’t have a solid idea of the size, we can work with you on estimates based on the amount of rooms in your home.

Get the Cost for Moving to Brazil

Each shipment has different factors that affect the price to move to Brazil. Some factors are the overall volume, origin in the USA, and destination city in Brazil. Even with everything else the same, moving to Brazil from California will have a different price than moving to Brazil from New York. For this reason, our representatives create custom quotes for each move. This allows us to be as accurate as possible so you know what to expect during the process.

Use our Online Form to get a quote for your move

Pick Up and Delivery to a Schumacher Warehouse

Our door to door moving service makes it easy to export goods to Brazil. We pick up the goods from anywhere in the continental USA then pack and load them. After they enter our warehouse and prepare to go out to sea. They will then ship once the container is ready to go. You will receive a Bill of Lading and message as the ship leaves which includes an ETA for the arrival.

Moving Household Goods to Brazil

For the actual shipping portion of moving to Brazil, we over a variety of services to fit your move. Whether you prioritize speed or value, we can guide you on the appropriate services. 

Our International Removals Services to Brazil:

  • Consolidation or Sole Container Options
  • Household Survey for Move Size
  • Door to Door Moves
  • Continental Anywhere in Continental US
  • Packing and Wrapping
  • Crating
  • Pick Up and Delivery
  • Unloading at Destination
  • Customs Clearance
  • Automobile Shipment

How Long Does Moving to Brazil Take?

There are variables that affect the overall amount of time your move will take. For example, many of the things that affect cost also affect time. Generally a shipment takes about 8-10 weeks door to door. This does not account for factors like consolidation time if you choose that method. The actual time to move the goods to your door in Brazil has so many factors involved that you should wait to see the ETA once the boat sails.

As international movers, we do everything that to deliver as soon as possible but these are just a guide as transit times vary.

Completing the Move to Brazil

The main port for importing goods in Brazil is Santos in Sao Paolo. For shipping household goods to Brazil, we offer door to door services meaning you can choose for us to deliver anywhere in the country once they arrive.

When arriving, your goods enter the custom clearance process. As they clear, they unload into the warehouse and a representative will contact you regarding the next steps. Your delivery will be scheduled as transit is secured and then delivered to your door. After receiving your goods, all that’s left is to enjoy your time as an expat in Brazil.

Popular Moving Destinations in Brazil

When moving to Brazil the most popular destinations are Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, though we have even done moves to smaller towns such as Florianópolis. Many different cities are now great places for expats to live and no matter where you choose, Schumacher can get your household there.

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Paolo

Checklist for Moving to Brazil as an American Expat

Here is a quick checklist of some of the most important things to have ready when moving to Brazil as an American expat. Not having any one of these items can slow down your move so definitely keep them in mind.

  • Visa and Residency Requirements
  • Passport
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Finances and Banking
  • Tax Obligations
  • Transportation
  • Legal Documents – birth certificates, marriage certificates, medical records


Moving your household goods to Brazil as an American requires careful planning, organization, and attention to detail. By following these steps and seeking assistance from reputable professionals, you can ensure a smooth and successful relocation experience. Embrace the journey with enthusiasm and optimism, and look forward to the exciting adventures that await you in your new home abroad.

More Brazil Moving Resources

For any additional questions about moving to Brazil from the USA, please use our quote form to get a free estimate or call one of our specialists at:

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Schumacher Cargo Logistics utilizes insured, secured and bonded facilities. We provide warehousing, packing, crating, trucking and loading services out of our own warehouses here in the USA - Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, and New Jersey. All other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.