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Moving to South Korea from the US

Moving to South Korea from the USA has grown in popularity due to their major growth this past decade. South Korea has recently become a major destination for expatriate relocation because of its growing export industries, such as electronics, telecommunications and car production. Now there are over 150,000 American expats living in Korea, and that number is projected to grow as the country continues to advance. As South Korea continues to be a popular choice for expats, Schumacher Cargo Logistics offers the best international moving service to get you there.

While you focus on setting up your new life in South Korea, we can handle all the stress and logistics of moving your household goods to your new home.

Read our guide on how to move to South Korea below and start your international move today!

How to Move to South Korea from the US

Relocating to South Korea from the United States can be intimidating and requires proper preparation and time management. You have to consider where you will be living, what type of visa you need in South Korea, importing costs and any other local taxes on specialty items. Our job as a full service international shipping company is to make each part of your move go as smoothly as possible. With 40 years of experience, you can be assured that your move overseas will go well.

Services for Moving to South Korea

When needing services to move to South Korea, Schumacher Cargo Logistics caters to any dimension of shipment. Whether you are shipping a single room of household goods or you plan to fill the entire container, you have different options for your move.

Shared Container Shipping to Korea

Shared container shipping to Korea is a popular service in that you only pay for the volume used rather than for the whole thing. That means you can change the amount your shipping to better fit your needs. Once there is enough volume between customers, the goods will all ship to South Korea together.

Exclusive Container Shipping to Korea

Exclusive container shipping to Korea is good in the fact that there is no wait for other shipments to fill a container. This means that once you are ready to move, your goods will be on the next vessel. There is access to both 20′ and 40′ containers, so there is still a bit of flexibility in the amount of volume when shipping.

Air Shipping to Korea

Air shipping to Korea is usually only used for very time sensitive or luxury relocations. This is because it is the fastest way to move, which leads it to also being the most expensive.

Automobile Shipping to Korea

We offer dedicated automobile shipping to Korea. When moving to Korea, you can also bring your vehicle with you. For more information, read our guide on shipping cars to Korea.

How Much Does Moving to South Korea Cost

The cost for moving to Korea depends on each individual’s shipment. Some factors that play a role are the size of the shipment, origin location, and services needed. For example, moving to Korea from LA will have a different cost than from NY even with everything the same. Because of this, our representatives create custom quotes for each move, so you get the most accurate info possible.

To get a free custom quote for your move, fill out our Online Form

How Long Does Moving to Korea Take

There are also similar factors that affect the overall amount of time your move will take. In most cases, sail times, meaning time on the water from the west coast to Korea will be around three weeks. From the east coast it is usually 30 days to all base ports. Generally from door to door, moving to Korea takes about 8-10 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.

Schumacher Cargo Logistics: The Best Moving Service to South Korea

Whether you are shipping household items or other cargo, like vehicles, we offer convenient services such as:

  • Door to door options
  • Packing and wrapping
  • Pick up and delivery services
  • 24/7 online tracking
  • Customs clearance, paperwork and more

Why Use Our Relocation Services?

For over 40 years, Schumacher Cargo Logistics has facilitated moves to and from Korea. Our door to door moving service means that we can handle your move no matter where you live or where your new home is.

We operate from multiple offices around the country, pickup from anywhere in the US, pack and wrap goods, and transport to and from our warehouses no matter where you’re located. With accreditation from major international moving groups, we pass every test and quality standard. When relocating to Korea, there is not a better service!

More Info for Your Move to South Korea

Major Cities and Ports in South Korea

Below are some of the most popular places in Korea to move to. 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. We can complete door to door moves to places beyond those listed, but those are the most popular for American expats.

  • Seoul
  • Busan
  • Jeju City
  • Incheon
  • Daegu
  • Daejeon
  • Gwangju

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Housing and Visas for Immigrating to Korea

Many expats report that South Korea was one of the easiest countries to immigrate, work, and live overseas. Some countries can make the process of immigrating difficult, but Korea seems to buck this trend. Check the Korea Visa Portal to see if you can move to South Korea with one of their different types of visas. Once you have settled your visa, finding housing is as easy as applying and being able to afford it.

Korean Visa Portal

Fun Facts About South Korea

  • At birth, babies born in Korea are considered one year old rather than starting at zero
  • South Korea has the fastest average wireless internet speed on the planet
  • More than 20% of Koreans have the last name Kim
  • All online shopping in Korea legally has to be on Internet Explorer
  • 90% of homes in South Korea have heated flooring
  • South Korea has the highest rate of cosmetic surgery in the world

Additional Resources

Begin moving to South Korea by filling out our online quote form!

For more information on moving to Korea call and discuss with one of our Moving Specialists at: 800 599-0190 or 562 408-6677

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