Specialists in Shipping from the UK to the USA
At John Mason, we have a wealth of experience in Shipping to the US and other worldwide destinations. Whether you’re considering relocating to the US or Australia, 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. This service is carried out through origin, shipping, customs clearance, delivery and unpacking at your chosen destination. If you are looking for storage at either your origin, or delivery destination, we can also provide this.
Now is better than ever to consider relocating from the UK to the USA. Providing great opportunities for emigrants from the UK, the US truly does offer the opportunity to live in a culturally diverse society.
Moving to the US Post Covid-19
Established in 1884, John Mason International Movers has seen the world around us change daily. As a business, we are continuing to evolve to ensure we deliver a first-class international removal service, making your move to the US and other countries as seamless as possible. Fast forward to today, we are now the UK’s largest international removals companies, moving around 10,000 people internationally each year. We can guarantee that if you are planning on moving to the US, post COVID-19, we can make your international move far easier.
Moving to the US post COVID-19 can feel daunting due to the current circumstances. However, considering the Government guidelines in addition to the British Association of Removals (BAR), we can gladly confirm that we are in fact fully operational. The safety of both our customers and employees, is our number one priority. Therefore, we have introduced several new safety measures to ensure we are Covid Secure. The international removals service to the US remains to be in place, and our process remains to be safe and sound! International removals to the US are a viable opportunity despite the current pandemic, and we can assure you that your move will be smooth sailing.
About New York
There is much more to New York than just New York. With 19.85 million residents, New York is the fourth most populous state in the USA. It’s true that 40% of the state’s population lives within New York City, but there is plenty to explore across its 55,000 square miles. New York state was one of the 13 original colonies which first formed the United States, which is perhaps why we associate NY culture with being so typically American. All of this, truly does make New York a remarkable city to reside in, why not consider moving to New York?
New York City – let’s start with the obvious. NYC is the most populous city in the US, and is deservedly the cultural, financial and media capital of the world. The city’s fast pace is a result of its position as a hotspot for business, and it is also an important location for international diplomacy, acting as host to the headquarters of the United Nations as well as other organisations.
Rochester – located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Rochester is a great place to live for people of all ages, with low living costs as well as a low rate of unemployment. In terms of education, Rochester has good schools and several universities, including the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Buffalo is New York state’s second largest city and lies in a beautiful location on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, close to Niagara Falls. There is plenty to do in Buffalo whatever your interests, from roaming around the 50+ art galleries to taking a stroll in one of the city’s many parks- there are more than 20 in total!
Albany is the state capital and is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River. The city is a hub for high-technology and nanotechnology industries, so is a great location to consider for your move to the USA if you work in this sector. Albany has plenty to offer by way of keeping you entertained both by day and night, with more than 60 public parks, as well as a vibrant nightlife and good entertainment.
Transport / Getting Around in New York
There is great public transport to get you around within New York as well as connections to other states and countries. The ‘Northeast Corridor’ train service runs through New York on its way between Boston, Massachusetts and Washington DC. Within the state, the ‘Empire Corridor’ runs between New York City and Niagara Falls. There are also intercity networks which can get you from place to place on a budget. In terms of aviation, New York state has 20 commercial airports, 11 of which operate international services. With this in mind, transport around New York is most certainly not an issue.
Things to Do in New York
Moving to New York is an exciting adventure which offers an array of opportunities. Whilst you’re nearby, it’s highly recommended that you experience the buzz of NYC. For a more outdoorsy vibe, you can go hiking in the Adirondack mountains, or fishing in Lake Ontario. Letchworth State Park is a largely overlooked spectacle but is sufficiently breath-taking to be referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East”.
New York City has 722 miles of subway track
The “New York Post” is the oldest running newspaper in the United States and has been in print since 1803.
The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady
New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
Other Popular Destinations
British nationals can relocate to the US via several options, including employment-based visas, family-sponsored visas, investor visas, participation in the Diversity Visa Lottery, obtaining student visas, and engaging in exchange visitor programs. Each of these pathways comes with its own set of qualifications and procedures for application. Staying up-to-date with evolving immigration regulations is crucial, and seeking advice from knowledgeable professionals here at John Mason can provide accurate guidance throughout the process.
Relocating to the USA without a job can be challenging, but there are options available. One of the options to consider involves entering on a tourist visa, though this allows only a limited stay and no work authorisation. Another promising route is enrolling in and attending a U.S. educational institution on a student visa. This pathway may offer opportunities for limited on-campus employment and Optional Practical Training in the US post-graduation. There are many other visa pathways that do not hinge on a permanent job offer, we recommended to thoroughly investigate these options to determine the most suitable visa based on your individual circumstances. It’s important to factor in the diverse legal regulations surrounding a move to the US before making any decisions. Whether you’re aiming to relocate for career prospects or a fresh beginning, our international removals service provides comprehensive assistance to ensure a seamless transition. Our knowledgeable international removals team is available to address any inquiries you may have.
The cost of moving to the USA can vary depending on a variety of factors such as, transportation method, distance, and relocation specifics. Expenses to consider include visa and immigration fees, travel costs, shipping and transportation methods, housing costs (including deposits and rent), cost of living variations across regions, healthcare and insurance costs, immigration and legal fees, and miscellaneous expenses like driver’s license fees. It’s crucial to thoroughly research and plan your move while considering these factors to create a tailored budget. Additionally, you can use our Instant Online Quote generator, to obtain a ballpark figure for your move to the USA and compare the cost of shipping versus replacing items. For a more accurate quote, you can arrange a free home survey through our services. For further guidance, explore our expert online moving guides.
What are the visa requirements for moving to the US and how can John Mason assist with this process?
Before considering your move to the USA, it is important to 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. At John Mason International Movers, we can provide expert advice on visa requirements for moving to the US and guide you through the process. Our experienced Move Managers are on hand to assist with any questions or queries you may have and can help ensure that all necessary documentation is in order before your move. We understand that the visa application process can be daunting, which is why we aim to make this process as stress-free as possible for our customers.
John Mason offers two main shipping options for moving from the UK to the USA. The Full Container Load (FCL) service is recommended for those who are moving the majority of their household contents. With FCL, you will 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. Alternatively, our Groupage service is ideal for those who are not taking a large volume of effects with them. A few shipments are ‘grouped’ together, which means that you can split the freight costs between other consignments. This option is usually less expensive for shipping small or part house consignments. Our experienced Move Managers can provide expert advice on which shipping option would be most appropriate for your move and guide you through every step of the process.
When planning your move from the UK to the USA, there are several important factors you need to consider. Firstly, ensure that you have the appropriate visa and immigration documents in place, given the complexities of the U.S. immigration system. Research and understand the cost of living in your chosen American city or state, including housing, healthcare, and daily expenses, as they will likely differ from the UK. Health insurance is crucial due to potentially high medical costs, and this isn’t a common expense in the UK. If you’re moving for work, research job opportunities and the job market beforehand, if you haven’t already secured a position.
Deciding whether to rent or buy a home requires careful consideration, including neighbourhood and school options for families. We recommend taking some time to acquaint yourself with American social norms and customs. If you have school-age children, familiarise yourself with the U.S. education system. Our team of international removal specialists at John Mason are always on hand and happy to help with any questions that you may have.