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Cross Border Moving

The call to move internationally can be daunting in several ways. We would love to form one part of that call worry free. We can be sure of moving your merchandise and household items to your new home to create the transition swift and seamless. We have a lot of expertise in moving households from Canada to U.S or vice versa. Our professional team can familiarize you with all the documentation you may require for the move as that's the foremost important half of the full process. We can ensure that you just perceive the process fully thus that there are no delays and problems in moving your items across the border. As there are different rules and rules for U.S. and Canada, the following list can be a sturdy starting point for you.

Moving from Canada to the U.S.:

  • Photocopy of the first page of your passport including photo
  • Alternate photo ID (if you do not have a passport)
  • Offer of employment
  • Work/study visa
  • CBP Form 3299 US Customs and Border Control
  • CBP Form 3299 US Customs and Border Control

You can access some of these forms here:http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3299.pdf 

The United States allows household goods and furniture to be brought into the country duty-free, provided the items have been used for more than one year. This includes but is not limited to goods like:

  • Furniture
  • Rugs
  • Wall décor/other decorative accessories
  • Sheets/linens/beddings
  • Kitchen items like dishes and cutlery

All of this will need to be declared at the border when entering the country. Additional information can be found at: http://www.cbp.gov or 202-325-8000.

Moving from the U.S to Canada:

  • US Passport/Birth Certificate
  • CBP Form 3299 US Customs and Border Control

You can access some of these forms here: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3299.pdf 

Canada Customs regulations requires that the person who would like to move his/her goods to Canada from United States must clear the goods in person as an owner. Our representative will be in touch with you as soon as our truck arrives at the border so you can arrange a meeting at the customs office to make the declaration. You will require the following documents at the declaration appointment:

  • Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Photo Identification
  • Employer Letter of Intent
  • Work Visa
  • Marriage Certificate if the spouse has a different name

Sometimes, there can be duty, taxes owing or other fees that will have to be paid prior to the goods being released by the customs office. For more information, you can visit the following websites:

For this process to be as smooth as possible, it is really essential that you have documentation like passports, photo ID’s, birth certificates, Social Insurance or Social Security etc, all up to date. Of course, our consultants will be there to guide you every step of the way to make your move hassle free.