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Moving Companies In Canada Can Help You Relocate To The U.S.

If you’ve been offered a job in the United States or are joining your spouse or family there, the preparations for moving immediately become more complicated. Any time you move from one country to another, you have to make sure you have the right paperwork and know what you can and can’t bring into your new resident country. You and all of your belongings will have to clear customs in the United States, which can be a lengthy, confusing process if you don’t know what to expect. In order to make sure your possessions aren’t held by Customs, keep these tips from moving companies in Canada in mind:Have Your Paperwork Ready

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 (

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.