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Shipping to the United States from the UK

Enjoy fast, reliable international shipping to the United States

Whether you have a box or two, or need to ship all of your household contents, our experienced team is here to ensure your belongings arrive safely and quickly. We’ll provide all of the packaging you need or, if you’d prefer to leave packing to the professionals, we can arrange for your goods to be packaged. To make sending your goods to the United States as easy as possible, we offer free delivery and collection within London’s M25 area. Once your shipment is on its way, you can use our online tracking page to see where it is in the world.

 

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Customs shipping guides

All the documents and guidelines you need to make sure your goods arrive safely in the United States. Please note: We will require a copy of the goods owner’s passport and visa (if applicable) to facilitate customs clearance.

Standard shipping documents

Whether you’ve chosen to move your goods by air or by sea, we’ll need you to fill in a few standard forms.

Document Description
1st Contact cartons Our range of export cartons
Collection instructions Collection procedure for all consignments to the USA
Shipping instructions To be completed for all consignments to the USA
Prohibited items Please read carefully
Customs inventory To be completed for all consignments to the USA
Sample customs inventory Example of a completed customs inventory
Terms and conditions Full conditions of standard liability protection
Guide to importing personal and household effects into the USA Please read carefully
Removal shipping instructions To be completed for all removal consignments
Owner packed transit insurance proposal To be completed if you wish to protect your goods
Owner packed transit insurance summary Summary of conditions of marine transit insurance
Professionally packed transit insurance summary Summary of conditions of marine transit insurance

Shipping to the United States by sea

Please complete these documents if your goods will be sailing the seas to reach the United States.

Document Description
Marine transit insurance proposal To be completed if you wish to protect your goods destined for the United States
Marine transit insurance summary Summary of conditions of marine transit insurance

Shipping to the United States by air

If you’d prefer to have your goods fly through the clouds, we’ll need to ensure that they’re safe and secure to transport.

Document Description
Airfreight security forms To be completed for all airfreight consignments

Packing advice

Don’t let packing stress you out – read our helpful hints and tips for getting your goods where they need to be.

Document Description
Removal tips Tips for moving day
Personal checklist Your personal checklist

Double Discount Deal

Use our tax refunds service
to claim your tax refund

and get 10% off your shipping fees when you use our
shipping service
to send your excess baggage home.

South Africa

Cape Town

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120

Durban

201 The Annex
Ridgeside Office Park
Umhlanga +27 (0) 31 536 8843

United Kingdom

London

Castlewood House
77/91 New Oxford Street
WC1A 1DG +44 (0) 20 7759 7514

Croydon

5-7 Selsdon Road
South Croydon
CR2 6PU +44 (0) 20 7759 7581

Australia

Melbourne

9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
VIC 3141 +613 (0) 8651 4500

Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services License issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS License number 335 126).

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