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Shipping to the USA


Specialists in Shipping from the UK to the USA

As a well established company with many years of experience in shipping to the US and other worldwide destinations, we can handle your move in a professional and friendly manner. We provide a complete international removal door to door service including full export packing and loading at origin, shipping, customs clearance, delivery and unpacking at destination. We can also provide storage at both origin and destination locations.

There has never been a better time to consider relocating from the UK to the USA. The country can provide great opportunities for emigrants from the UK and offers the chance to live in a culturally diverse society.

Before considering your move to the USA, research your visa requirements carefully. There are plenty of online sources for reliable information including the US Customs Office. Having all your documentation in order will make your move a lot easier.

Shipping to the USA using a provider with a proven record such as John Mason International will ease your mind and mean that your transition to America goes a lot more smoothly.

The country is as large as it is diverse. The northeastern corner, referred to as New England, is home to large population centers. Cities such as New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Boston offer strong markets, cultural diversity, and countless activities. Enjoy snow in the winter and cool down during the hot summers at the beach resorts.

Looking for a warmer climate with a smaller population density? Consider any of the Southeastern states. Many states border the ocean and offer miles of pristine beaches and barrier islands. Although primarily rural, larger cities like Charlotte, Atlanta and Miami offer a full complement of cultural possibilities.

Another vast region to consider when moving to the USA is the Midwestern region. Nicknamed America’s “Heartland,” the terrain is flat, vast, and expansive and provides domestic and international foodstuffs. Agriculture, predominately corn and wheat, is the major industry. The Midwest is also home to America’s domestic oil production, primarily located in Texas.

America’s west coast also offers many favorable attributes for the emigrant. Large cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offer employment and a wide array of cultural actives. Citrus groves and vineyards dot the California landscape in contrast to “Silicon Valley,” which is the country’s technology hub. The state of California alone accounts for 10% of the country’s GDP.

Regardless of where you decide to locate, you’re sure to be close to one of America’s National or State Parks. Construction and preservation for many of these parks began during the Great Depression of the 1930s. America’s parks receive millions of domestic and international visitors annually. A holiday spent at beautiful Yellowstone for example will provide a lifetime of memories.

America also offers many of the finest universities in the world. From the renowned “Ivy League” schools, including Harvard and Yale, to the many state-run institutions including MIT and UCLA, American universities produce many of the world’s leaders in medicine, science, and engineering.

America offers many benefits for someone considering relocating from the UK. Whether you’re seeking a change a climate, new scenery, or employment or educational opportunities, you’ll find it in the USA.

Research the immigration requirements, gather your documentation, and submit the required forms. Choose a reliable and experienced company for an enjoyable move.

Shipping Options to the USA

Full Container Load Service (FCL)

For a full house move, a Full Container Load (FCL) service is recommended. The FCL service allows you to have exclusive access to your own 20ft or 40ft container which is loaded and sealed at your property in the UK. As a general rule, the contents of a three bedroom house will fill a 20ft container.

Groupage / Shared Container Service

Our Groupage service to the US means that you can benefit from reduced shipping costs if you have fewer items to ship. A groupage service is essentially a shared container service and is used by many people who do not have enough household goods to fill a whole container.

Guideline Pricing for Shipments to the USA

In order to obtain a ball park figure for your move to the USA, you can use our Move System, an online quote generator which will let you quickly get a price for your move. Furthermore, you can compare the cost of shipping versus replacing an item and also see the cost to ship individual items.

Follow the link above (top right hand corner of page) to obtain a shipping quote. Alternatively, contact us to arrange a free home survey to obtain an official quote for your move to the USA.

Customs Requirements

Due to the US Bioterrorism Act, food products and alcohol cannot be included in shipments to the USA.

Please note that regulations can change on a regular basis so please contact us if you require further information regarding your move to the USA. A full USA Customs Guide is available upon request.

More about The USA

Our Credentials

As one of the leading Movers on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.
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Some of our Customer Reviews

Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
July 2016

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2016

Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!

C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2016

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