Moving to the USA
Relocating to the US
Are you planning on moving to the United States this year? Maybe you are ready to pack up for a new life in the USA, or it is time to return home?
But now you are unsure what to do with all of your personal effects? See how Whybirds International can assist with your move to, or from, the USA.
For door-to-door relocations to the United States, Whybirds International are the team to trust. We provide in-house consultation, where we can discuss the many moving services available and work out a timeline, your personalised removal plan. Your removals package can include pre-packing, cleaning, valet services, insurance and storage, as well as all transport needs. All shipments to the U.S. have the option of single-use or shared containers and your moving consultant will discuss these options with you personally. Contact us today.
Removals Guide — USA
Whybirds International Removals is Australia’s oldest independent removal company for international removals to the USA, and handles around 2,000 consignments of personal and household effects worldwide annually.
With depots in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Mount Isa, and as proud members of the AMG group, we cover the whole of Australia. We’ve been helping people with relocating to and from the USA for more than 20 years and have an unrivaled reputation for helpful, professional and reliable removals to and from the USA. Wherever in the USA you are moving, you can be sure we’ll deliver your belongings safely, securely and on time.
The key to our success in home removals to the USA is the professionalism of our team—you’ll find they will go out of their way to ensure your international relocation to the United States goes according to plan. What’s more, we are members of Australian International Movers Association (AIMA) and work to recognised quality standards, guaranteeing that your USA removals will be handled carefully and professionally from beginning to end. Full details of our USA removal services are available in our removals to USA guide.
We believe that planning your relocation to the USA is essential and we begin that process with an initial visit to your home, or a telephone consultation. We’ll explain everything from packing, collection and shipping to final delivery and reinstatement of furniture and household goods once in the USA. We’ll also devise a personal moving plan and keep you up to date at all times. Our removals to the USA tips and removals to the USA checklist have been designed to send you on your way.
We offer budget-friendly international removals to USA via Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, San Francisco, Savannah, Seattle and Portland, by shared container (you only pay for the space your goods occupy). For larger consignments we can provide a container for your exclusive use. Call us to find out which is most suitable for you.
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Now you have Whybirds International managing your move, have you considered how to move your money?
Whether moving abroad or simply making international payments, fluctuations in exchange and traditional bank charges can make a significant difference to the amount you finally receive in your bank account.
HiFX, with whom we partner, minimise unnecessary banking overheads and invest in technology, then in turn offer both companies and private individuals significantly better exchange rates and provide an exceptional service.
They are passionate about what they do and share a common belief; that every day they can assist clients in achieving significant savings and minimise the impact fluctuating exchange rates can have on their funds.
HiFX and Ria (also part of Euronet Worldwide) are now the third largest money transfer business in the world. Do you want to know how much you could save?
Money Transfers with HiFX, you can try this calculator
Planning Your Move
We believe that planning your move is essential, and we start that process with an initial visit to your home, or with a telephone consultation if you prefer. We’ll explain the entire removal process from professional packing, collection and shipment to final delivery and reinstatement of furniture and effects in your new home. Just as importantly, we’ll agree on an individually tailored personal moving plan with you and keep you informed and updated at all times. Our personal checklist and tips on moving day have been designed to help you on your way.
Protection from Start to Finish
We have the knowledge, skill and experience to professionally pack your belongings, using approved materials and recognised techniques to provide the best protection throughout their journey. Our packers are trained to Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) export packing standards, the highest in our industry, and are familiar with the very latest techniques. You will find our team courteous, helpful and respectful of your valued possessions.
Most large households travel by sea and are loaded and sealed within a “sole use” 20-foot or 40-foot steel shipping container at your home and then delivered directly to the port for shipment. Smaller consignments are packed on site, returned to our warehouse and safely stored for consolidation and shipment with other “groupage” consignments bound for the same destination (you pay only for the space your effects occupy).
Whybirds International is a high-volume shipper of personal and household effects with Maersk Line, OOCL, CMA-CGM and operates to regular sailing schedules with guaranteed container allocations on every vessel. For priority essentials, we can arrange air freight or express courier delivery. Our shipment tracking enables you to monitor the location and status of your goods. All shipping documentation can be found on our website. For further information please refer to our prohibited items guide.
If you are travelling en route, we can arrange to store your goods in transit, or for longer periods, and defer shipment to coincide with your arrival in the USA. Alternatively, we can arrange to store your possessions on arrival to the USA.
Quarantine & Customs Clearance
Household effects must have been owned and used for 12 months or more preceding your departure to the USA, or customs duty/taxes may apply.
We will supply US Customs Form 3299, Declaration for Free Entry Of Unaccompanied Articles, which should be completed and returned to us. Include a legible copy of the ID page of your passport and that of any family members accompanying you, as well as a full descriptive inventory on the form, provided prior to shipment. It is essential that any items that may have come into contact with soil or vegetation are thoroughly cleaned prior to shipment, failing which treatment may be required.
For further information, please refer to our guide to importing personal and household effects into the United States.
Marine Transit Insurance
We take every precaution to protect your possessions during storage, transit and delivery. In addition, your removal consultant can advise and arrange comprehensive insurance cover for your goods and will help you complete all the necessary paperwork.
Final Delivery Reinstatement
Our American partners will take care of all destination customs and quarantine formalities, and deliver your goods to your new home on a date suitable to you. They will complete unpacking of all items and position furniture at your direction before removing discarded packing materials on the day of delivery.
Each partner has been carefully selected for their local knowledge and the quality of their destination services, and form part of our global network of accredited FIDI specialists.