Moving to the United States of America

Moving your items to the United States of America

Are you moving to the United States of America? Transpack is specialized in international moves to different destinations in the United States of America. You can move from Amsterdam to New York for only €339 and from Amsterdam to Los Angeles for just €409.

Calculate the costs of the move online without any obligation and get a tailor-made quotation to your destination in the United States of America.

The United States of America in a nut shell:

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CapitalWashington D.C.
Population324 million
Official languages

Moving to America

When you move to America, you may also want to move your belongings. With this guide on how to move to America, we hope to make your move to the US as easy as possible.

The costs of moving to America

To calculate the costs of your move to America, there are certain things you need to take into account. Do you want to rent your own container for your move or do you want to save money by using a groupage container where you share the sea freight and customs costs with others.

In addition, there is also the choice of sea transport or moving your belongings by plane. The biggest advantage of moving by sea container to America is the cost. A huge number of containers go on a boat, which means that the price is of course lower than when moving by air freight. To give you an indication of the costs, here are two examples of destinations in America, based on a starting price:

AmsterdamNew Yorkfrom € 339,-Request a quote
AmsterdamLos Angelesfrom € 409,-Request a quote

How long are my possessions on their way to America?

How long your goods take to travel to America depends on the type of transport you choose and the destination. With regular sea freight it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the East coast and 8 to 10 weeks for the West coast. With groupage, the average is 10 to 12 weeks for all destinations in the country. The destination is less influential with air freight, where almost all cities can be reached within 2 to 3 weeks.

Tips on emigrating to America

Moving to America is still a very exciting prospect for people of many nationalities around the world. If you have decided to join the more than one million people who move to America each year, there are a number of steps you need to take to ensure that your ‘American Dream’ is fulfilled.

Do I need a visa for America?

One of the biggest hurdles in moving to America is obtaining the required U.S. visa or Green Card. The application process begins with a visa application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Once approved, the National Visa Centre takes over and provides instructions for the formal visa application and interviews. All in all, it can take months, so start early. Check the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) website under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) . If you are wondering how to move to America as an international student, you should apply for an F1 student visa. Our Eurohome Relocation Specialists can also help you arrange a visa.

What should I take with me when I move to the United States of America?

To help you get well prepared to travel, we’ve listed a few tips. Make sure that you do not have documents, keys, medicines, jewelry or any other important items in your  sea and/or air freight shipment. Always take these things with you.

ClothingIt is important to bring appropriate clothing to the United States of America. The country has different climates. In the Northeast it can get very cold in winter with hot summers. In the South West, such as California, there are warm summers and mild winters. The North West has mild summers and colder winters.
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The main voltage in the United States of America is 110-120 Volt and the frequency is 60Hz. You need an adapter plug if you bring electrical devices.

MedicinesCheck if your medication is available in the United States and what the maximum amount is that you can take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate to take your medication with you when traveling.
DocumentsTake important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. with you in your hand luggage – also make copies.
Personal itemsThink of your favorite care products, things that remind you of home and other things that shouldn’t be missing when traveling.

Tip: bring a set of extra clothing in your hand luggage in case your checked-in luggage is delayed or lost.

If you have any questions about moving to the United States of America, please feel free to contact us.