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Moving to Ireland from the USA

Moving to Ireland from the USA has become increasingly popular, as many expats choose to live on the island. Due to the numerous opportunities available in Ireland, there has been an influx of American expats. As we have been assisting households in their move from the US to Ireland for over 40 years, we have compiled a quick guide to provide you with an overview of what to expect from your move. Moving household goods to Ireland from the USA is relatively straightforward, so let’s dive in.

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How to Move to Ireland from the USA

Major Destinations to Move to in Ireland

These major cities have the largest expat populations. After leaving the States, they are the most popular destinations for living in Ireland.

  • Dublin
  • Cork
  • Belfast
  • Galway
  • Wexford
  • Donegal
  • Waterford
  • Kerry

Our services go beyond the major cities as well. Our door-to-door services can facilitate a move anywhere in the country. A move to Dublin is just as easy as a move to Clifden. The main ports for moving to Ireland are Dublin and Cork. We can move your goods from those ports to any other destination in Ireland.

How Much Does Moving to Ireland from the US Cost?

The cost of moving to Ireland from the USA depends on a few main factors.

  • volume of goods
  • origin/destination
  • service selected

For example, a move to Ireland from LA would have a different price than a move to Ireland 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!

Moving Your Personal Effects to Ireland

Schumacher Cargo offers full container shipping and consolidated shipping services for moving household goods to Ireland. Consolidated shipping of household goods is our most popular option. With consolidated shipping, you only pay for the space you need in a shared container. Using this option when moving to Ireland will cut costs for those who do not need to book a full container.
Our main port of entry for individual containers is Dublin. From there, we’ll be able to deliver the items to your new home.

How Long Does Moving to Ireland from the US Take?

Plenty of variables 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 Ireland, will be around three weeks. It’s generally four weeks from the west coast to all base ports. Door-to-door moves to Ireland take about 6-8 weeks.

As international moving professionals, we do everything we can to meet estimates. Still, these should serve as more of a general guide.

Importing Goods to Ireland: Customs Information

Upon arrival to Ireland, there are certain documents you, or your international mover, must have for customs, including:

  • Irish Customs form notice 1076
  • Customs form CU56
  • A detailed inventory list of the items you are importing. 2 copies.
  • Passport
  • Documents about residency

Since you are moving household goods to Ireland, we assume you plan to stay and apply for residency if needed.

To relocate with your effects and import them duty-free, you’ll have to ensure that they have been in your possession for over six months and that you have lived in the USA for more than a year.

For new goods and excise items like alcohol and tobacco, you will need to pay taxes and customs duties. VAT in Ireland is 23% at its highest and drops depending on the item.

Using Schumacher Cargo Relocation Services to Ireland

For over 40 years, Schumacher Cargo Logistics has facilitated moves to and from Ireland. Our door-to-door moving service means that we can handle your move no matter where you live in the US or your new home in Ireland.
From one of our US shipping locations in Los Angeles, New York, Savannah, Miami, and Houston, our relocation services cover all major cities and smaller rural towns and those moving to Northern Ireland.
Operating out of multiple offices around the US, we pick up from anywhere, pack and wrap goods, and transport them to and from our warehouses.

With accreditations from major international moving groups, we pass every test and quality standard.

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Do you have more questions regarding your upcoming move to Ireland?
Call us at (562) 408 6677 or request a free moving quote!

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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.