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Moving to Paris from the USA

Many Americans move to Paris from the US after falling in love with the food, culture, fashion, art and so much more. While the dream of moving to Paris is nice, it’s important to make a plan for getting there.

If you’re not sure where to begin, check out our Moving Overseas Task List.

At Schumacher Cargo we have been moving individuals and families overseas for over 40 years. You will enjoy a stress free process and competitive rates for your move to Paris from the US. So whether you’re an expat in the USA moving back home or an individual relocating with your family for work reasons, our team of international movers can get your belongings there hassle free.
Read our guide on how to move to Paris from the USA and start your relocation today!

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How Much Does Moving to Paris Cost?

One of the first questions people ask is how much does moving to Paris cost. The main factors that affect your moving costs are the volume of household goods and their location in the USA. Once we have this information we will create a custom quote base on your specific needs for your move.

To find out your costs get a Free Quote for Moving to Paris!

Documentation and Customs Procedures

There are documents that are absolutely vital to help your international mover clear your household goods through customs.

The most important document is the Certificat de Changement de Residence, or the change of residence certificate.

Others Necessary Documents for Your Move to Paris Include:

  • detailed inventory list (in French and signed)
  • Address of origin
  • passport copy (both sides)
  • Signed form for declaring goods duty free
  • Proof of residence in Paris

Granted, some of the requirements may be different depending on your length of stay and legal status among other things.

If you meet the customs requirements, you’ll often be able to move to Paris with household goods and import them free of duties and taxes.

Paris at a Glance

Aerial view of Paris
Those relocating to Paris from the US will find that it’s a densely populated city.
For example, Houston, TX is about 60% larger in land mass than Paris, but Paris has over 5 million more people living in it than Houston!
Although it may be crowded, transportation, eateries, markets and attractions among other things are more easily accessible.

Communes and Neighborhoods

Administrative Communes in Paris

When moving to Paris, knowing where you are going to be living and in which administrative commune will help in relation to registering as well as taking advantage of the public services.
Paris communes, also called arrondissements, include 20 distinct districts.These zones are referred to by their actual numbers which makes it slightly easier to remember.

Buying and Renting a Home in Paris
No matter the neighborhood, make sure you start looking for a place to live in Paris early. When looking for rentals there is high demand. If you don’t know which arrondissement you want to live in, renting is a great way to get to know Paris before you buy.

Transportation in Paris
Cycling in Paris
Getting around Paris is pretty easy. There are lots of public transportation options with buses, trams, the metro, and trains. If you plan to commute regularly you can buy monthly and annual passes. It’s also a great city for cycling. Of course we can always ship your car or motorcycle to Paris as well.

Ship Your Effects With a Reliable International Moving Company

When it comes to receiving your personal effects in Paris, there are a number of ways in which your goods will end up in your possession.

Most individuals select our door to door moving service and it makes the overall process of moving less stressful.

For those shipping household goods to Paris, once your belongings depart from the US they’ll enter one of the primary ports of entry.

Upon arrival, your effects will be cleared through customs by our overseas agents. Depending on the service you have chosen, they will be delivered to your doorstep straight from the port or unloaded at our agent’s warehouse and then delivered via van.

Get a free quote for moving your household goods from the US to Paris.

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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.