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Last year, we helped more than 500 families move to America.

If you are relocating to the USA, then you will want the removals process to be as easy and frictionless as possible – you already have enough to worry about!

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.

Overseen by our expert international removals team, your dedicated Robinsons Move Manager will be with you every step of the way, and will even take care of all of the paperwork, including your customs forms.

You can get an estimated cost over video chat today.

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.

How does Robinsons international removals service to the USA work?

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


Groupage removal is where your items share a shipping container with other movers’ items and you all share the cost of it. This is generally the cheapest type of removals to the USA.

Full container load

This is where you have your own shipping container. You can fill this container to the brim, so this method is useful if you have a lot of items.

Air freight

If your removal needs are urgent, then air fright is the perfect solution.

Once your items arrive in the USA, your Robinsons Move Manager will keep you fully updated

Trusted, experienced overseas partners carry out our destination services. They’re specially selected for their expertise. We choose agents who, like ourselves , are members of FIDI and/or OMNI, and are FAIM 3.1 Top Performer.

Once your goods have arrived at their destination we will contact you to arrange a convenient delivery date. Our partner will unload all items into your property. Where agreed, they will unpack and remove the packing materials.

Your international move with Robinsons 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

Local branch near you

Our branches cover most of the UK.

Dedicated move managers

Take care of all move paperwork, including parking requirements.

Customer-first approach

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

Flexible service

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

“Excellent” TrustPilot rating

Our customers love us – see what they say!

Competitive pricing

We price competitively, but never compromise our quality of service.

100+ years experience

Robinsons have been moving families and businesses since 1895.

Free, no obligation survey & quote

Call today to arrange your home survey.

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


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


“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


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.


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.

FAQs - Removals to America

Information on USA customs and import law changes constantly, and also differ depending on state and federal law, so the list of prohibited items that can’t be taken with you will be different for each move.

Some items, such as food, need to obtain pre-clearance before being shipped to the USA and some, such as alcohol, require a full inventory.

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

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.

We quote the following shipping times for popular destinations:

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

This depends on the volume of the goods you wish to ship and the way you wish to ship them.

A Robinsons Moving Consultant will assess the volume of your goods during our free survey. They will also discuss your individual needs and answer any questions you may have.

We will provide indicative charges for this within our quote. Likewise, we can advise on the costs of any duty/tax payable at any other destination.

All moves to America are overseen by our expert international removals team.
Call 0800 521 541 and get your quote today!

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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.

Memberships & accreditations

BAR membership

European partnership