Moving to the United States
Each year King & Wilson helps hundreds of clients successfully relocate from Australia to the USA. We service both coasts of the USA as well as interior cities and regions including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Houston and Miami. The majority of families we move from Australia to the US are corporate transferees reflective of the strong business ties between Australia and North America. We also move many young Australians with tertiary qualifications seeking to further their professional experience in the USA via the E3 Visa program.
We have the people, processes and American agent network to make your move stress-free. Here's how it works:
On the scheduled moving day, we arrive at your home to carefully pack your belongings into specially designed international removal cartons. We also disassemble, wrap, itemise and prepare your furniture to export standards.
A detailed and descriptive customs export packing list is compiled and your packed belongings are loaded and secured into an appropriate shipping line container, transferred to our warehouse for weighing, security sealing and reporting. The container is then transported to the port and onto the vessel for international sailing.
Our experienced move coordinators will ensure all of your necessary shipping documentation is checked and in order to facilitate prompt customs clearance into your destination country. You will be provided with password protected access to our key date tracking system so you can monitor the progress of your shipment as well as a direct link to the shipping line container tracking and/or airline consignment tracing web pages.
We arrange customs clearance of your shipment, collection of the container from the destination port and the delivery of your belongings to your international residence - unpacking the cartons, re-assembling and placing all furniture items to your satisfaction and disposing of any packing debris and mess.
We pride ourselves on providing you with as much assistance as you need to make your move stress free. Should you require it, we can arrange:
- Storage of your belongings at either end of your move
- Support services including house cleaning or home rental search
- Visas and foreign exchange
USA shipping experts
Every year King & Wilson helps thousands of households move internationally - many of whom are moving to the United States.
Together with our US partners, we lead our industry in our commitment to quality and cost-efficiency and regularly benchmark our services against world standards.
We are active members of Australia's peak industry bodies (AIMA and AFRA) as well as the IAM - the dominant industry body for US moving companies.
We are also amongst a select group of movers who have achieved FAIM accreditation from the FIDI, the peak international moving association.
This means that when you move with us, you can be sure that you are receive world standard service and support.
Faster transit times for shared shipments
To save costs, many shipping companies will hold your belongings at their warehouse until they are able to fill an entire shipping container bound for your destination. This means that you may wait weeks, or even months, for your belongings to depart Australia.
We are committed to shipping your belongings quickly and effeciently, and offer a transit time guarantee for all shared services to North America. In the unlikely event that your belongings fail to arrive into your destination port within 9 - 12 weeks (for moves to the USA), we will refund your freight charges in full.
To help make your move to the USA a success, we are pleased to offer the following assistance:
- Supplementary services
- Moving planner
- Shipping & customs information
- Government resources
- Expatriate associations
To help our clients find their feet quickly, we offer additional services from North America including home search, school search, furniture rental and more.
Request a quote or contact your moving consultant for more information.
Our comprehensive International Moving Planner provides a step-by-step guide to preparing yourself and your possessions for your move.
Frequently asked questions
Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.