Everything you need to know about overseas removals from the UK to United States of America including removal costs, shipping furniture and getting a good quote

If you are moving to the USA in 2021 or looking for more information about removals to the United States from the UK then you are in the right place!

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the international removals process, including estimated removal costs and answers to frequently asked questions such as: what can/can’t I take?; how long does shipping to the USA from UK take?; and what size shipping container do I need?

PSS International Removals specialise in assisting families and individuals to professionally ship the contents of their household to America.

We undertake full household removals to the USA as well as moving personal effects and vehicles all across the USA. Popular destinations including Florida, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and everywhere in between.

International removals to the USA are easy with PSS


STEP 1
Home Survey or Quote

Get an online quote in 60 seconds or book a FREE home survey.

STEP 2
Help and Advice

Your dedicated Account Manager can help answer your questions and tailor your removal requirements.

STEP 3
Your belongings packed and shipped


Our specialist export-packing team will take care of everything for you.


STEP 4
Customs clearance & delivery to your new home


On arrival our agents will handle your customs clearance and deliver to your door.

House Removals and Shipping to the USA

PSS International Removals are one of the UK’s leading and most trusted international removal companies. In fact, we only undertake overseas moves. Due to the number of people we help move to the USA every year, we can offer the best prices and still maintain high standards of service.

So if you are looking for the best international removal company for shipping furniture to the USA look no further!

We’ll take the stress out of your overseas household removal to the USA so you can relax and focus on starting your new life down under.

If you wish to get an immediate estimate of your removal costs then use our online international removal calculator to get a guideline price.

Alternatively, for a more accurate quotation, you can book a Home or Video Survey with one of our International Removal Surveyors.

For more information about removals from the UK to the USA see our complete guide and FAQ section below. You can also call our team for a free consultation with an International Removals Adviser.

Our United States Removal Service includes:

  • Door to door removal service
  • Removal from anywhere in the UK to anywhere in the USA
  • Free home/video survey
  • Shared (Groupage) or full load (FCL) container service
  • Advice from an expert International Removal Consultant
  • Dedicated Move Manager
  • Help with documentation
  • Advice on American customs requirements
  • Use of recognised accredited shipping lines
  • Automated notification of shipment advice
  • Tailor-made shipment protection policies
  • Frequent sailing schedule and delivery to all destinations in the USA
  • Storage in UK or the USA if required
  • Low prices without compromising on service

Mover and Packer Services Include:

  • Full international export standard packing & wrap service
  • You pack, we ship option
  • Fully trained export packers
  • Provision of export quality boxes, cartons & packing materials
  • Custom wood casing/crates if required
  • Professional antique wrapping
  • Advice on preparing your items for transport to the USA

“Why choose PSS International Removals in 2021?”

  • Free home survey
  • Family run business for over 39 years
  • We only handle Overseas Removals
  • Members of BAR Overseas Group
  • BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme
  • FIDI Global Alliance (Worldwide Moving Association)
  • FAIM Accredited (Removal Quality Assurance Standard)

Removals from UK to the USA Reviews

How can we help? Call 0800 988 3711

Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions.

International removals to the USA cost calculator

Want to know how it will cost to move house to the USA? Our free online International Removal Cost Calculator will help you calculate the volume of household goods you want to ship and provide you with an estimate of the cost.

International Removals Cost Calculator

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Removals From the USA to the UK

We can also help you if you’re moving to the UK from the USA. Just complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

How can we help? Call 0800 988 3711

Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions.

Complete Guide to Household Removals to the USA from the UK

Below are answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about overseas removals to the USA. There is a lot to consider which is why we allocate you a Move Manager to guide you through the whole shipping process.

Before You Move

Shipping Boxes or Luggage to United States

How Much Do International Removals to the USA Cost?

Why Choose PSS International Removals - A Leading UK to the USA Removalist?

How Long Do Removals to the USA from the UK Take?

Sea freight shipping times from the UK to the USA are around 2-6 weeks for a full container load (FCL) or 7-10 weeks for a shared container/groupage service (Sometimes called less than container load – LCL). In addition, you will also need to allow added time for customs clearance.

Usually, it will take our professional packers 2-4 days to pack and load a shipping container.

Average Sea Freight Shipping Times to the USA from the UK

Port Full Container Load (FCL) Shared Container (Groupage)
New York 2-4 weeks 7-10 weeks
Orlando 2-4 weeks 7-10 weeks
Chicago 2-4 weeks 7-10 weeks
Los Angeles 4-6 weeks 7-10 weeks

Where in the USA Do You Do Removals to?

How to Get an Overseas Removal Quote?

You can use our online calculator to get a quick estimate.

However, for a more accurate quote, we recommend you book an appointment for a Home Survey or Video Survey with one of our International Removal Consultants.

Not only will they be able to calculate your volume, but they will also provide free expert advice on packing requirements, the shipping process, customs and what you should and should not take.

Moving To the USA

What Can't You Take to the USA? Restricted and Prohibited Items

What Items are prohibited or restricted to Ship to the USA?

Do I Need Shipment Protection Cover or Marine Removals Insurance to the USA?

What Happens on Moving Day?

Your Move Manager will advise you on what you’ll need to do to prepare items for moving day, including which items need cleaning and disinfecting.

Please advise us beforehand if you decide to take additional items so we can ensure that they will fit on the container and also if necessary update your quote.

On moving day our professional and friendly international movers and packers will take care of everything for you. Typically for a full house overseas removal, they begin packing furniture on day one and your shipping container will arrive for loading sometime on day two.

For part container loads we will take your packed belongings to our depot for loading onto the container.

How Are My Belongings Packed?

Furniture Removals to the USA

What Documentation is Required?

Can I Ship my Car, Motorbike or Other Vehicle?

We are able to help you ship vehicles overseas including cars, motorcycles, motorhomes and caravans to United States. They can be shipped in the same container as your household goods or separately.

There are a number of factors you need to consider when importing cars into the USA, so we suggest you speak to one of our advisers or visit our the USA vehicle shipping page for more information.

Arriving in America

Customs Clearance and Quarantine

Delivery of Your Items in United States

What if I Need Storage or Don't Yet Have a Delivery Address in America?

Removals to the UK from the USA

Removals to the UK from the USA

No matter whether you’re a British Expat returning home or an the USAn migrating to the UK, we will be able to assist you with your move. Our partners and professional packing teams will take care of your move in the USA and we can handle customs and deliver of your belongings to anywhere in the UK or Ireland.

Please contact us for more details.