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International Removals to the USA

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Fast Track Your Move to the USA

At 1st Move International, we do things differently. While other movers wait around for weeks to fully book a container, our specialised packing process allows us to slot your move in available space on regular commercial shipments. That means your personal belongings are shipping alongside major exporters departing every week with no delays, and you aren't kept hanging around.

That's not all. We strive to make your move as streamlined and easy as possible. Our unique packing systems have earned us the lowest insurance claims rate in the industry, greatly reduce handling by third parties and foreign customs, and make the job of delivery to your door simple. All of this adds up to an overseas moving experience that is as streamlined, easy, and stress free as possible.

Experienced Move Managers

With over 25 years of expertise in international removals to the USA, 1st Move International ensures your move is in the safest of hands. Choosing us for your relocation from the UK to the USA means you'll be assigned a dedicated and experienced Move Manager. Our Move Managers are not just experts in logistics; they are specialists in stress-free transitions.

Your Move Manager will guide you through every step of your journey, from initial planning to final delivery in the USA. They are always on hand to answer your questions, offer practical advice, and ensure that every detail is managed with precision and care. Trust in our dedicated team for a seamless and worry-free move to your new home in the USA.

1st Move Price Guarantee

With our unique packing system, your move to the USA is not just safer, but also smarter in pricing. We meticulously measure each of your custom-packed pallets, ensuring you are billed for the precise volume of your shipment – no more, no less. This means you pay only for the actual space your belongings occupy, eliminating any guesswork.

Our commitment to transparency extends to providing you with photographs of your securely packed goods, reaffirming our dedication to accuracy and security. Plus, all shipments undergo independent measurement and security checks by the shipping line before setting off to the USA.

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Cost of International Removals to the USA

How much does international removals from the UK to the USA cost?

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to the USA starts from £1,238 for a shared container service, £7,568 for a 3 bed house and £9,097 for a 4 or 5 bed house. The UK to USA port-to-port shipping charge will ultimately depend on your move size and final location in the USA.

UK to USA Moving Costs

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 bed house / 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4 bed house / 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Charleston From £1,283 £7,568 £9,100
Chicago From £1,268 £8,177 £9,895
Houston From £1,352 £8,559 £10,044
Los Angeles From £1,328 £9,743 £11,846
Miami From £1,298 £8,276 £9,619
New York From £1,238 £7,757 £9,195
Norfolk From £1,343 £7,568 £9,097
San Francisco From £1,418 £10,553 £13,196

* Our costs table should be used as a guide only. As we do not know your collection or destination address, or how much you plan to ship, these costs do not include the following charges: UK collection, onward delivery from the port in the USA to your new home, professional packing and loading costs.

For a bespoke quote for shipping to the USA, use our removals quote form or contact a member of our team for more information.

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Shipping Options For Your Move

Full Container Shipping


Ideal for large full-house moves

Shared Container Shipping


Perfect for smaller moves



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Guide to Removals to America

We answer Frequently Asked Questions about overseas removals from the UK to the USA.

Once collected, your shipment will be packed and ready for shipping to America in 2-4 working days. Your shipment is then immediately scheduled on the next available weekly sailing to the USA.

Transit times from the UK to the USA vary, depending on your exact destination. Shipping from the UK to New York can take around 12 days, whereas shipping to California can take up to 30.

For more detailed information on our weekly US shipping schedule and transit times to major cities/states, please visit our USA Sailing Schedule page.

The cost to move from the UK to the USA depends on a number of factors, such as the volume of your shipment (how much you are shipping), the value of your shipment (for insurance), your current address (for collection) and your final address (for onward delivery). All of these factors, and more, play a part in determining your final cost.

The best way to find out exactly how much it will cost you is to request a free quote here on our website. We typically respond within 1 working day with a free, no-obligation estimate.

For a very rough idea of costs, our shared container service starts from £1,268. For a full 20ft container the shipping cost starts at £7,568 and a full 40ft container starts at £9,100.

Keep in mind, these estimates do not cover collection, insurance, packing, etc. As a ballpark figure, it's wise to allocate an additional £1,000 to £2,000 for these services.

  • Safer Packing: Our unbeatable packing sets us apart in the overseas removals industry and provides the best protection for your prized posessions in transit to the U.S.
  • Faster Shipping: We're the only mover who can offer weekly shipping to the USA. Period. Thanks to the way we ship, we don't need to wait around for containers to be full. Your shipment will be booked on the next ship as soon as it is packed and ready.
  • Smarter Billing: Another incredible benefit of our packing is that it allows us to precisely measure your shipment once packed. No guessing. This means clear, transparent pricing.
  • Experienced Move Managers: With our decades of experience, our dedicated move managers will be by your side at every step of the journey and will be on hand to answer any questions you have.
  • Streamlined Customs Process: As a registered customs broker we'll handle all of the customs paperwork and procedures for you.

Our removals services cover all states and cities in the USA, including but not limited to:

This list is not exhaustive, and we cater to many other locations across the USA. Our goal is to make your move as convenient and stress-free as possible, no matter where you're relocating to in America.

Easy! Simply fill out the quick quote form here on our website and we'll pop you an email with a free, no-obligation estimate for your move that includes everything that you need to know. No need for a home survey.

As with shipping to any country, there are certain items that are either prohibited or restricted from being imported into the USA.

Check out our blog post on what you can and cannot ship to the USA for more info. Also, check with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for the most up to date information.

Don't worry - our Move Managers are experts on the topic and will advise you based on the inventory that you provide.

Yes, we offer full assistance with customs clearance when shipping to America. Our service includes preparing all the necessary documentation and ensuring that your belongings comply with all regulations. This helps in minimising delays and avoiding potential issues at the border.

Absolutely! We provide a tracking service for all our international removals shipments. Once your belongings are on their way to the USA, you'll receive a tracking number that allows you to monitor the progress of your shipment online and stay informed about its estimated arrival time.

Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.