Whatever the size of your home removal to New York, our Moving Coordinators will help you transition from Granny Smith to Big Apple.
New York is one of the world’s most exciting and electric places to live, which means we’re regularly carrying out removals to the East-side State. We have a trusted global partner network that means we can support your move very quickly and efficiently.
Due to the volume of moves that we carry out to New York, we are able to offer competitive and cost-effective shipping of your belongings. We will assess the content and stipulations of your move to determine the best option to suit your needs while talking you through the process and what to expect along the way.Talk to us
For smaller consignments that do not require a full container for your belongings, our groupage service is a fast, cost-effective option. We move a large volume of clients to New York which enables us to group together consignments and offer competitive rates.
When you are moving the contents of a family home to New York, it is 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 property in the UK.
For small consignments that need to be delivered in the most time efficient manner our air freight service is the most suitable. Your belongings will be collected, delivered to the airport and then flown promptly to New York.
Home to the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Grand Central station to name a few, New York is not only a popular tourist attraction but also a very popular city to live in. Due to the popularity of the city, this has many impacts on the lifestyle for somebody living there.
As a rule of thumb, you should start looking for your new home roughly 6-8 weeks before your intended moving date with contracts generally tend to be either 1 or 2 years in the city. You will need to be able to prove that your salary is roughly 40 times that of the monthly rent to ensure that you can pay the rent. Generally a one month security deposit is required as well as the first and last month’s rent is required to secure the property.
Before you travel to the USA you will need to obtain a work visa (or Green Card) from the US embassy or consulate. To achieve this you will need a US company to sponsor you, without a sponsorship this can be difficult. Many people move to New York from the UK for career purposes. As an international business hub, New York has huge job opportunities with many large businesses being based there.
The cost of living in New York can get expensive, especially in Manhattan, however it does not have to be. A MetroCard is a must have in the city with 30 day passes available that give you unlimited use of the subway and buses. Grocery costs vary depending on the area you are shopping in, again with Manhattan being the most expensive area.Contact us
During your move to New York, we will be here to support you with your paperwork and documentation as well as any questions that you may have during the move. For now, the below is an indication of what to expect when moving to the USA.
– Passport copy
– Visa copy (if you are not using a USA passport)
– Power of attorney
– Completed 3299 customs form
– Bill of lading – original
– Unaccompanied articles form
– Inventory of belongings
– Full address in the USA and UK
– Generally, household effects and personal belongings are not subject to duties and taxes in the US.
– If your belongings are less than 12 months old, you will need the receipt as these are subject to duties and taxes.
– It is important that you are present in the USA prior to the arrival of the shipping container your belongings are in.
– Narcotics & drugs
– Food including dairy products, beverages and tinned fruit and vegetables (it is advisable not to ship food to the USA)
– Ammunition, firearms & explosives
– Pirate copies of copyrighted items