Last year, we helped more than 355 families move to America

There are a few different ways of exporting household items to the USA, which vary in price and speed. Robinsons offer an international removals service that will meet you budget, whether it be via:

  • Groupage (sharing the cost of a shipping container)
  • Full container load (your own container)
  • Air freight (for those moves that are more urgent)

We organise regular shipments to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many more destinations so simply contact our International Removals expert team who will walk you through the whole process and explain all your options. We will work with you to come up with the best solution for you.

Robinsons Relocation Limited is an authorised member and agent of The Movers Trading Club Ltd (MTC) which is a Foreign (non-USA) based ‘Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier’ (NVOCC) registered with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), organisation number 027552.

Your international move in 6 steps

  • STEP 1

    We quote your move

  • STEP 2

    We schedule your move

  • STEP 3

    We pack and load

  • STEP 4

    We deal with customs

  • STEP 5

    We keep you informed

  • STEP 6

    We deliver at destination

  • Dedicated Move Managers

    Take care of all move paperwork, including customs forms.

  • Specialist International Division

    You’re in safe hands – your move is assigned to our experts international division.

  • Customer-First Approach

    We know moving is stressful, that’s why we out you first.

  • Flexible Service

    We make the move fit you to take the stress away.

  • International Quality Standards

    We’re members of international trade associations FIDI and OMNI – ensuring high standards in the UK and in The USA

  • 100+ Years Experience

    Robinsons have been moving families and businesses since 1895.

  • “Excellent” Truspilot Rating

    Our customers love us – see what they say!

  • Regular Shipping Worldwide

    Weekly shipments all over the world means your possessions arrive faster.

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Our recommended Top 4 priorities to tackle when moving to the USA

  1. Immigration

With more than 65 different types of visas issued by the US Government, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services “Explore my options” tool is the best way to find out about your visa options and their eligibility criteria. Generic information about the procedures for entering the USA is also available on

  1. Home

Location, location, location“: whether you choose to live in a high density homes area with a thriving local economy, or in a quieter or less prosperous part of the country, you can already look at the type of properties available and at what cost by visiting and

  1. Schools

Although the overall US school system is good, the standard of education may vary significantly depending on the state or the area you are considering.  It is therefore recommended to check the website of the Department of Education of the state you are relocating to.  Private and international schools are widely available in major cities and provide a wider choice of curriculum. has a great tool with a detailed information per state.

  1. Healthcare

As there is no universal healthcare provided in the USA, you will need to subscribe to a private health insurance either directly or through your employer sponsored programme.  The USA Government website has a comprehensive section about health insurance, including government programmes.  There are many health insurance providers, so start by visiting a site comparison like eHealth to guide you through your options.

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FAQs - Moving To America

What Can I Do With The Things I Can’t Take To America?

We offer secure storage facilities for things you may have to leave at home. This includes alcohol – any shipment arriving at a US port containing foodstuff requires pre-clearance.

Even with a pre-clearance, you’ll need a comprehensive inventory for wine and alcohol, so our advice is that unless it’s something you can’t be without, you might be best to leave it in the UK.

For a comprehensive summary of US Customs requirements, please read the FIDI Customs Guide for the USA.

How Long Will It Take To Ship My Possessions?

We quote the following shipping times for popular destinations:

  • New York 3-8 Weeks
  • Miami 4-8 Weeks
  • Los Angeles 6-10 Weeks

All moves to America are overseen by our expert International Removals team.

Call 0800 521541 and get your quote today!

Why choose Robinsons?

  • Market leading

    We provide a fast, convenient, reliable and professional service that makes use of the latest materials and technologies. This makes us stand out from the crowd.

  • Years of experience

    We’ve been helping people move and store their personal belongings for more than a century. This has equipped us for any eventuality on moving day.

  • Putting you first

    Our customer-focused approach is what sets us apart in the removals industry. Excellent customer service is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Flexible service

    Our staff want to make moving house as simple for you as possible, whatever your requirements. Speak to one of our team today and they'll talk you through the Robinsons process.