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– United States of America

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Removals to United States of America

Moving to or from the United States of America is made effortless with Britannia Alan Cook. Our commitment goes beyond mere relocation – we take pride in offering a suite of removal services tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re in need of storage solutions or expert packing assistance, our goal is to ensure your move to or from the United States of America is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

At Britannia Alan Cook, we’re your trusted solution for relocation to the United States of America, irrespective of the size or destination. Whether you’re navigating local landscapes or exploring picturesque regions, our seamless service is supported by the extensive network of Britannia Movers International. Your journey to the United States of America begins with us.

For more details on our International Removal services, click here. Alternatively, contact us to arrange a free quotation, or if you have any further questions.

Country Facts:
United States of America

Time Zone:

There are a number of time zones in the United States, the most well- known are Pacific Daylight time (UTC -7), Central Daylight time (UTC -5) and Eastern Daylight Time (UTC – 4)

United States Dollar

Calling Code: +1

Languages spoken

There are a number of languages spoken in the U.S. and they do not have an official language. The most prominent language is English, with Spanish being the second most popular.

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Importing Personal Effects

The below documents are required to import effects into the USA from the UK:

  • Completed US customs form – Britannia Alan Cook will supply these forms for you to complete
  • Copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Visa/residence card (if you do not have a U.S. passport)
  • Other documents maybe required – Britannia Alan Cook will advise if this is the case.

Importing Vehicles

 It will need to be determined before shipping a vehicle to the U.S. if the vehicle is ‘Conforming or non-conforming’. Non-conforming vehicles should not be shipped to the U.S. Please ask Britannia Alan Cook for further information and what information would be required to see if a vehicle is’ conforming’ and if any duties would be charged to import the vehicle.

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Moving Pets

A proof of inoculation would likely be required and arrangements would need to be made for a US agent to meet plane on arrival to start the clearance process. Please check for advice and further information from a company specialising in pet transportation.

Prohibitions and Restrictions:

Dependent on the state you are moving to alcohol & food are either prohibited to be shipped or can be restricted. If alcohol is permitted to be imported, it will be subject to import duties & taxes.
Plants & seeds are prohibited to be imported, medicines can be restricted. We can send a customs guide with more information on other prohibited and restricted items

Importing plants do you need a Phytosanitary certificate: It is prohibited to import plants to the US from the UK.

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Britannia Alan Cook Removals & Storage lorries outside a customers new home ready to be unloaded

General information about the country and what it is known for

Although the famous annual U.S. celebration of Independence Day is July 4th, Independence from British rule was officially voted for on July 2nd,1776. It wasn’t until July 4th that the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
The American national anthem is called ‘The Star-Spangled Banner. It wasn’t formally designated as the national anthem of the United States until 1931. It had been officially used by the U.S. Navy since 1889.

The US have quote a good record at the Summer Olympic games…. they have the record for the most medals won. As of the end of the last summer Olympic games in Tokyo, the amount of medals won by U.S. athletes is 2629, they have won a gold medal on 1061 occasions.

Whether you need a permit to work or live there

Non- American citizens/residents will need a visa/permit to live and work in the US.

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International money transfers

If transferring currency from or to the United States of America, IFX can use their expertise to save you money with competitive rates that are better than the high street bank. Please contact them to see how much you can save.

BRITANNIA MOVERS INTERNATIONAL PLC in partnership with International Foreign Exchange (

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