Moving to USA

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USA, a country which not only has one of the most powerful, but also influential currencies that are presently available in the world is filled with opportunities. And, to relocate in this country is certainly one of the best decisions that you can take to settle down abroad. Prior to coming at any conclusion, you must have done ample research about the place. Thus, there is absolutely no need or us to tell you about the culture, tradition or the environment of the place. However, the process of documentation involved is complicated and there are a lot of things which you might not be aware of. Thus, here contacting the team of Movage International can be a great option.

We understand how to make Moving To USA a hassle-free experience for you. However, in this process, a proper strategic planning and long list of documents are needed if you wish to get your belongings shipped into this country. Thus, for your convenience, we have listed down all the important documents along with the items that are restricted else prohibited. You can have a glance at these to get done with your initial preparation.

Documents required for Household Goods

  • Copy of passport
  • Form CF-3299
  • CBP form 7501
  • Form CF-6059B
  • Detailed inventory (English)
  • Importers Security Filing
  • Copy of visa
  • Food questionnaire
  • Permit C

Documents required for Motor Vehicles

  • Environmental Protection Agency (if applicable)
  • OBL
  • Bill of sale
  • Proof of conformity from either of these : U.S. Title, Letter of conformity (issued by manufacturer)
  • Completed DOT, HS-7, EPA-3520-1 and Customs 7501 forms
  • Letter of permission issued by (EPA)

Documents required for Pets

  • Veterinary health certificate
  • Rabies vaccination record

Here , it must be noted that all pets will have to undergo an examination at the first port of arrival to determine whether they are suffering from any disease or not.

Dutiable/Restricted Items

  • Soil
  • Plants as well as seeds (PPQ form 505 and an import permit are required)
  • Meats and its byproducts
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Medications
  • Gold
  • Textiles and clothing
  • Game/hunting trophies
  • Alcohol
  • Inherited Goods
  • Food Items
  • Fish / Wildlife
  • Weapons

There are a certain exception and considerations about which a professional will best explain you in personal. So, if you wish to import any such item that has been mentioned in the list, we suggest you to get in touch with our team for detailed information.

Documents required for Antiques, Carpets and Paintings

  •  Detailed inventory
  • Purchase invoice

Prohibited Items

  •  Flavored cigarettes
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Tuna
  • Cuban cigars
  • Haitian animal hide drums
  • Absinthe
  • Blank tapes and CDs from Iran
  • Products made from dog and cat fur
  • Counterfeit items or items inappropriately using a federally registered trademark

NOTE:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While Movage has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, Movage makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.