You’ll need to have the appropriate visa if you’re planning on staying for any length of time. You can find out more and apply for a visa at U.S. Immigration. You will also need to prepare paperwork that itemizes all of your packed possessions, including what is inside the boxes used to move your furnishings, personal possessions, etc. Simcoe Moving provides all of the necessary U.S. Customs and Border Protection paperwork to our customers. Your job will be to fill all paperwork out properly and make sure it is available for Customs inspection. Some moving companies in Canada require that you be there for Customs inspections, but we know that you may be busy with your new job or unable to come to the U.S./Canadian border at the right time, so we don’t require it as long as we have all the paperwork necessary.
Know What Is Prohibited
There are many prohibited materials that you can’t bring into the United States from Canada, including protected wildlife, Canadian medication, explosives, ammunition, fireworks, toxic or hazardous substances and more. If you aren’t sure whether an item is prohibited, err on the side of caution and don’t try to cross the border with it. A current list of prohibited items can be found at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website (www.cbp.gov).
Not all moving companies in Canada are experienced with United States Customs regulations. Simcoe Moving has moved hundreds of customers who have successfully relocated to our southern neighbour. We can help make your move to the U.S. a smooth one.
If you have any questions about your international relocation, call 877-810-1047 or visit our website at Simcoe Moving to learn more about moving across borders.