With the support of our designated Moving Coordinators, you’ll feel like you’re already relaxing on Venice Beach before you’ve even arrived.
California is one of the most trendsetting places to live with its accompanying idyllic and sunny lifestyle. It’s no wonder that it’s also one of our most regular spots to carry out our removal assignments too. With our trusted global partner network it also means that we can support your move to California quickly and efficiently. Every aspect of your move from shipping to customs clearance will be managed and looked after with the assistance of one of our designated International Moving Coordinators.Talk to us
If your belongings don’t fill an entire shipping container, then our groupage service is a fast, cost-effective option. We move a large volume of clients to California which enables us to group together consignments and offer competitive rates.
If you’re planning to move the entire contents of a family home to California, it’s more than likely you will require a dedicated container. A dedicated service provides a fast shipping option and where possible the container will be loaded outside of your current property in the UK.
Our air freight service to California is perfect for small consignments that need to be delivered in the most time efficient manner possible. Your belongings will be collected, delivered to the airport and then flown promptly to your nearest destination in California.
Santa Monica, San Diego and Los Angeles are three of the most popular places for expats to live in California and there are plenty of reasons as to why. Not only a popular tourist destination, the West Coast sunshine is a lure for many expats living in California.
There are vast and diverse career opportunities in California with plenty of jobs available. Aside from the obvious film and television industry in Hollywood, there are many other booming industries in the state. Home to the start up culture there are many tech and environmental businesses based in California with many people moving to the area to develop their careers in these sectors. For fast paced, up and coming business and relaxed office attire, California is your place.
When looking to purchase a home in California it is best to start with a buying agent. Once you have found your dream home you will need to pay a reservation down payment, which is a legally binding document. A title insurance company is then used to ensure the property has a clean title before the closure of the deal with the balance being paid. Californian property is generally more expensive that the average prices across America, this is due to the desirability of the area as well as local career prospects.
Both renting and purchasing property in California is among the most expensive in the United States. Everyday items such as milk, bread and eggs are also more expensive across the state, peaking in San Francisco. Utilities tend to be slightly more in line with the country average.
We will talk you through the documentation required for your move and be on hand to assist throughout your entire international moving process. For now, the below is a short guide to the paperwork required for your move to California.
– Copy of passport
– Copy of Visa, if a US passport is not being used
– Power of attorney
– Bill of lading, original version
– 3299 customs form
– Unaccompanied articles form
– Inventory of consignment
– Full UK and USA addresses
– Household and personal effects are not subject to duties and taxes in the US, however there are some exceptions.
– For items that are less than 12 months old, you will need to produce the receipt for them as these are subject to duties and taxes
– You will need to be in the USA upon arrival of your shipping container at the port.
– Food, including but not limited to; fairy produce, beverages, tinned fruit and vegetables (it is advisable to take no food with you to the USA)
– Firearms, ammunition and explosives
– Pirated copies of copyrighted items
– Drugs and narcotics