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Moving to Germany from USA

International Moving to Germany

Looking for international moving to Germany from the United States?

If you need to relocate overseas to Germany with your household goods and are looking for a reliable and experienced international service to ship your belongings, you’re in the right place!

We have locations across the USA making the process of moving both convenient and affordable because we’re able to offer clients a wide selection of moving services. Additionally, because of its business sector and ties with the U.S. military, Germany is one of our busiest destinations and we orchestrate thousands of international moves each year for families and individuals.

Read our guide below and start moving to Germany from the USA today!

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How to Move to Germany from the US

There are a lot of opportunities as an American moving to Germany from the US. This has caused an boom of American expats in the country. With so many people thinking about coming here, we compiled a guide on how we help move people to Germany.

When moving to Germany, start with all of the details particular to your shipment. A few of the things you should have in mind are the volume of goods, origin, and destination. With this info we can begin to complete your door to door relocation.

Our German Overseas Relocation Services

When using our international moving services to move to Germany, you won’t have to worry about anything during the move process. We take care of preparing your shipment and documentation so that everything runs as smooth as possible once it arrives overseas.

German Moving Services Include:

  • Door to Door full service moves
  • Enclosed storage
  • Packing and wrapping
  • Pickup and delivery to our warehouse/port from anywhere in the USA
  • Customs clearance and documentation
  • Surveys for accurate quotes of your volume

Ways to Move Your Household Goods

Our international moving company offers a few different shipping options when moving household goods to Germany. One can either use a shared or sole container service.

With a shared service, you only pay for the actual volume you ship. This is a very popular method because not everyone has enough cargo to fill a 40ft container. If you’re only relocating from a one bedroom condo, chances are that you won’t fill up your own container, so why pay more than you need? Our experience and volume allow us to complete multiple consolidations to Germany a month. Ultimately meaning you won’t have to wait long for your goods to ship.

If you are on an absolute time constraint, we offer clients their own exclusive shipping container of 20ft or 40ft at a flat rate. 

Don’t be worried about leaving your car behind. We can also ship your vehicle to Germany along with your household goods and other personal effects.

How Much Does Moving to Germany Cost?

The cost for moving to Germany from the USA depends on a few different details. Some factors that change the price are volume of goods, origin/destination, and service selected. For example, a move to Germany from LA would have a different price than a move to Germany from NY even with everything else the same. With this in mind, our international move representatives create custom quotes for all inquiries.

To get a custom quote for your move, fill out our Online Quote Form today!

How Long Does Moving to Germany Take?

There are plenty of variables that affect the overall amount of time your move will take. In most cases, sail times, meaning time on the water from the east coast to Germany will be around three weeks. From the west coast it is usually 30 days to all base ports. Generally from door to door, moving to Germany takes about 6-8 weeks, but there are shipments that are shorter or longer.

As international movers, we do everything that we can to meet our estimate but these should serve more as a guide than exact times.

Major Destinations in Germany We Ship To

  • Kaiserslautern
  • Bremen
  • Munich
  • Stuttgart
  • Dortmund
  • Hanover

**If you are moving to Germany and your final destination is a small town outside one of the cities listed below, chances are our team of international movers will still be able to move you right to your door.

Importing Goods into Germany

Those moving household goods to Germany as personal property in most cases can import their belongings duty tax free. However, those who wish to take advantage of this must meet the German tax and customs relief requirements. We’ll guide you through this process once you begin your shipment with us.

More Germany Moving Info

Start your move to Germany from the United States by filling our Online Form

For more information regarding your move, please call one of our representatives:
Toll Free: 800-599-0190 // USA: 562-408-6677

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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.