Moving to the USA from the UK is going to be life changing. The fact that English is spoken in the US definitely makes the transition to your new home much easier. Many UK expats that want to retire in the States head to Florida or California for the sunshine and warm winters. Students often to move to the US from the UK for the educational opportunities. The other two reasons many make the move from the UK to the US is you get more space for your money in the US and wages in the US tend to be higher than in the UK.
How to move from the UK to the USA
No matter where you are moving across the 50 states from the UK, Schumacher Cargo Logistics can ship your household goods.
With over 40 years of international removals experience, Schumacher Cargo is a premier overseas mover. Your goods will come into the US through one our six locations. Operating with 6 warehouses across the US we can transport your goods from the UK to any state you choose.
Schumacher Cargo US Warehouse Locations:
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- New York, NY
- Miami, FL
- Houston, TX
- Savannah, GA
Cost to Move to the US from the UK
The cost to move your household goods overseas to the US will greatly depend on the size of your move, the services you choose, and the final destination. You can use our household goods volume calculator to help determine the size of your shipment. Then use this information to get a quote for your specific move.
Get a free estimate for your move from the UK to the US using our online quote form.
You can also speak with one of our international moving specialists at 1-800-599-0190.
Moving Services to the USA from the UK
Shipping household goods overseas via shipping container is the most popular method for moving to the USA from the UK. Along with any shipping method you choose our international moving specialists will make sure your paperwork is in order. You can have your goods delivered from the UK to a US port and pick them up yourself or we can deliver them right to your door.
Move from UK to USA Shipping Methods
Shipping goods to the USA from the UK is done in a variety of ways with Schumacher. We take care of the shipment so both the export from the UK and the import into the USA is simple no matter which method you choose.
- Exclusive container service – Your goods will be loaded into a 20ft or 40ft container depending on the size of your move. Since this service is exclusive, the container is shipped to the USA with only your goods and as soon as they’re ready to move.
- Shared container service – You also have the popular option of using a consolidated container for moving your goods from the UK to the US. Shared container services are great if you cannot fill a full container yourself. You can share the container with other shipments that will be going to the same US port from the UK. With consolidated container shipping, you pay for the space you use in the container which brings down the cost to move to the USA from the UK compared to exclusive container.
- Air Freight service – When moving to the US from the UK air freight is the fastest way to move your goods. With the speed comes a higher price. Air freight will have the highest cost to ship to the UK from the USA. With the high cost, it is generally reserved for high value items like antiques and art.
Household Good Considerations When Moving to the US from the UK
When planning your move, consider the items you want to ship versus buy when you get to the US. Some goods don’t get imported into the US that often, so are definitely worth shipping. On the other hand, some goods have bad compatibility in the States.
Electrical Outlets in the US
For most electronics you can purchase an adapter that will allow you to use them in a US outlet. For larger items like appliances you will want to purchase those new when you get to the States. If you plan on renting first when arriving in the US, many homes and apartments have large appliances.
Shipping Cars to the US from UK
While many of the cars we import to the US from the UK are classic or antique cars you can use our auto import tool to check the eligibility of your vehicle. In the US you will drive on the right side of the road. Many find it difficult making the transition with the steering wheel on the opposite side. It may be worth it to purchase a new car when you get to the US. Either way, Schumacher Cargo can handle your car shipment as well. You can ship your car and household goods in the same container together depending on the size of your move.
Shipping Furniture from UK to USA
Shipping furniture from the UK to the USA is as easy as packed boxes, though there are some extra considerations. The most common thing that happens with furniture is there may be additional costs with moving it. Additional costs can occur when furniture is located on a high floor or is especially heavy. If the particulars of your furniture shipment are properly shared with your representative, issues like this won’t be surprising.
Moving to the US from the UK Additional Info
For information on Visas visit https://uk.usembassy.gov/
Our overseas shipping specialists can work with you to help determine the best method of shipment for your time frame and budget. Call us now at 1-800-599-0190 to get started or fill out the moving quote form to get a free estimate for your move from the UK to USA.