Moving To England From USA
Your Peace of Mind, Is Our Priority
So, if you have finalized the destination to move from the USA and are heading towards England, there is a lot that you need to be aware of. The documentation, the actual process of moving, the house scouting and more! No need to get bamboozled! At International Sea & Air Shipping we are at your beck and call all the time to provide all the relocation assistance you will need for a successful move to England from the USA.
Starting right from offering you free quotes for moving household goods to moving your car and your family, we have a specialized team at International Sea & Air Shipping who can help you complete your relocation to England without the hassles. Our experienced team is well versed with each and every step of an international move. Whether it is to get you ready for the documentation processes or giving you proper guidance on the move – we have experts to assist you at every step.
International moving can be quite costly but with us at International Sea & Air Shipping you will get cost effective, bespoke relocation services. We have in-house international moving experts who will use their knowledge and expertise to offer you the best end-to-end relocation to England from the USA. So, let our professional handle your international relocation and move to England hassle-free.
How International Sea & Air Shipping can help for moving to England
At International Sea & Air Shipping, we offer range of services; we specialize in overseas moving; including shipping personal effects and household goods, export packing and crating, and shipping internationally, cars and boats. Whether you’re relocating from the USA for London, Manchester, Cambridge, Liverpool or any other major city or town in England, you can count on our dedicated teams of professionals to handle everything smoothly and professionally, from beginning to end.
Once you have sorted out the visa and other documentation process it is time to consider moving your household goods and your actual relocation process for moving to England from the USA. You may collect information from different sources on moving your goods and other processes. But if you want peace of mind and a smooth, hassle-free relocation to your new country, it is always best to let the professionals handle the move. At International Sea & Air Shipping we provide A to Z international relocation assistance that will let you focus on settling down in England rather than worrying about the move.
Customs Regulations for England
NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.
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Part of the United Kingdom (alongside Scotland, Wales and north-eastern parts of Ireland), England, which includes the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly along with 100 other smaller islands, is bordered by the Celtic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel which separate England from continental Europe.
Taking its name from a Germanic tribe (the Angles) who settled there in the 5th and 6th centuries, England (meaning “land of the Angles”) has created the English language, the Anglican church and English law – the basis for all common law in many countries around the world, including the United States. England was also the world’s first industrialized nation, thanks in large part to the Industrial Revolution which began in England in the 18th century. England is one of the four countries that make Great Britain. Being one of the first places where modern human beings settled, England has quite an interesting and rich historical heritage.
The English capital of London (formerly Winchester until the 12th century) is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and one of the busiest cities in the world, with the City of London being the world’s largest financial center. London’s Heathrow Airport also boasts the most international passengers of any other airport.
But when you move to England from the USA, it’s not for the history or heritage alone! Relocation to England has its modern perks – the almost free National Healthcare Service, the great educational opportunities and the lure of settling down in one of those English cottages! Irresistible, right?
The VISA and Residential Permit Documentation
First thing first – the visa. Yes, for moving to England from the USA you will need to produce a proper visa. There are different types of work related visa and you can check which one applies to you on the UK government site. However, for the work visa your employer has to be a licensed sponsor. Apart from the different types of work visa there are different other visa that you can check and see which one applies to your purpose of relocation to England from the USA.
Partner Visa: Civil marriage to a UK citizen enables you to apply for the partner visa. This visa will be renewed after 2.5 years until you get a permanent residency.
UK Ancestry Visa: In case, one of your grandparents were born in either in the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands, the UK Ancestry visa can be applied to move to England from the USA.
Innovator Visa: If an entrepreneur has a good business idea then he/she can apply for the Innovator visa.
Student Visa: Student visa is short term. But you should look into this when you are moving to England from the USA and education is there in your mind.
Investor Visa: If one has at least £2 million that they can invest in the UK, you can apply for the investor visa to relocate to England.
Top Reasons to Move to England
England’s public transport options are plenty with bus, train, tram and the underground tube rail! It’s very easy to move in and around England with top notch public transport system.
National Health Service
This is one major reason that people consider moving to England from the USA – the comprehensive National Health Service coverage. With a surcharge on the NHS you can use the service like a regular citizen.
Museums, pubs and music – London and England in general is brimming with entertainment options. There are many world class museums in London and visiting them is free of cost! The country is also home to many globally renowned musicians and singers. And where pub is concerned, England is well-known for its affordable, cozy pubs. So, after a hard day at work or on weekends you have plenty of option to relax and recharge yourself.
International Moving to England from the United States and Back
International Sea & Air Shipping is an international moving company offering door-to-door moving and relocation services worldwide. As a leader among international moving companies, we’re proud to provide full container service and lift van services both to and from the USA with complete documentation, custom assistance, insurance, shipping, storage and inland transportation. If you’re relocating your household in an overseas move, we’re here to help. International Sea & Air Shipping is an international removal company you can trust to simplify your move.
Scouting for houses & Cost of Living
Your relocation to England from the USA will need you to spend considerable time in house hunting if you are completely new to this country. In general, it has been noticed that housing costs are on the higher side in England. However, if your job doesn’t require you to live in the capital city there are plenty of towns and suburbs are available where you will get relatively cheaper and better options. While you need to pay attention on how much you need to pay on accommodation, you will also have to ensure you can take care of your other living expenses while moving to England from the USA. In general, while the cost of daily stuff varies from tier 1 cities to that of the suburbs, you can expect to save more if you choose to settle down away from the major hubs.
Taking care of financial aspect
Needless to say when you are relocating to England from the USA you need to set up your finances in the new country. Good news is, setting up your banking account is relatively a painless process in England. Especially with the presence of many major international banks you may not even need to change your bank! Some American credit cards also work fine in England. However, whether spending on the card or exchanging the currency, you need to closely monitor the exchange rate and international transaction fees. However, if you to set up a new bank account, which eventually you may have to do anyhow, the process is simple. You will have to provide your identity proof and your address proof. Once this is done, your life will get fairly easy in England.
“International Sea and Air Shipping was helpful at every turn. They delivered boxes for things we wanted to pack; they were on time with the packing date; the personnel were courteous, careful and efficient, and when we asked for assistance and clarification with one or two things in the course of the move, they were unfailingly helpful. We had a couple of minor things damaged, but with a move of this size that could be expected. Certainly, it was not because things were not packed carefully. All in all, they met our expectations and I would recommend them to anyone undertaking a move abroad.”