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Moving to the USA with OSS World Wide Movers

How can I move my personal belongings to the USA?

Are you moving furniture and other household goods to the United States? OSS World Wide Movers provide safe and reliable moving & relocation services to all parts of the USA. Our professional packing and shipping service provides fast and efficient moving of your effects though customs via our US moving partners.

The United States is, and has always been, a popular and exciting destination for Australians. Moving to the USA to further one's professional training, skill base, and/or career opportunities are common occurrences. For 40 years OSS World Wide Movers has been assisting individuals, business people, and Corporates, with the professional service and advice that comes from choosing a quality international moving specialist.

Fortunately there are many cultural similarities between Australia and the United States based upon our shared history. Moving to the United States is therefore one of the easiest countries to relocate to for any assignments or permanent relocation.

Choosing an international moving company will no doubt be one of the first and most important decisions you make in the relocation process. OSS World Wide Movers move thousands of Australians around the world every year. Being Australia’s only specialist international mover, OSS World Wide Movers can ensure a regularity of shipping to the USA that others cannot.

Coupled with the expertise and training of our staff, potential costly delays can be avoided. For your piece of mind and protection OSS World Wide Movers is a FIDI FAIM accredited company as well as being a member of Americas International Association of Movers (IAM).



Can I pack my own goods when I move to the USA

It is recommended that you do not ship items to the USA which have been "owner packed"  as they will attract  stringent inspection by Customs on arrival. It is advisable to have your goods packed by your moving company to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.

Can I move my pet to the USA?

It is recommended to send your pet through a registered pet transportation agent who will be able to contact all the relevant agencies in the USA. More information about relocating pets can be found in our moving links section of this website or speak to an OSS World Wide Move Consultant.

How much will it cost to ship my belongings to the USA?

The cost of your move will vary according to a range of factors; Freight type, if you container is personalised or shared, the nature of your items (ie. fragile, exotic etc). 

Please submit an enquiry and/or request a quote to find out more information on what it will cost to ship your belongs to the USA.

How do I move my car to the USA?

Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to the USA is possible provided Customs criteria are met. 

This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in the USA following customs clearance. 

Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in the USA, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in the USA would be sufficient. 

Can I move my boat to the USA?

Moving a boat to the USA has similar requirements to moving a car to the USA when it comes to registration requirements and process. 

Customs and Quarantine in The USA will have a special interest in the boat due to its exposure to marine life, however as Australia has a fairly clean marine environment, your boat should pass customs and quarantine without any problem.

How long will my move to the USA take?

Clearance of your move into the USA takes approximately 5 to 7 working days for an FCL (Full Container Load e.g. not a shared container), and 7 to 10 working days for a GRP (Groupage or shared container load) once the shipping container has been unloaded from the vessel.

USA Moving Guide