Moving From Canada to the United States
Find out what you need to know about moving from Canada to the United States
Alero Moving & Storage have been helping people successful move since 1991. Our full-service moving and storage solutions can be customized to suit you and your individual needs. Whether you are an individual, family or business looking to move, we have you covered.
If you’re considering making the move from Canada to the United States, our expert team can help safely and securely move all your belongings. No job is too big or too small for Alero Moving & Storage, and we can customize solutions to suit your needs.
What you need to know about moving from Canada to the United States
When making the cross-border move, it is always a good idea to be as thorough as possible in doing research. For example: the rules for getting into the United States are quite different to getting into Canada, and it’s important you talk to the relevant government authorities in each country before you move.
When you move from Canada to the United states, you don’t need to be present when your items cross the border. Your Alero Moving & Storage driver is able to declare the goods for you. For this to go smoothly, it’s necessary that you know the rules and guidelines of the United States Customs office.
If the United States customs do come across any issues, your belongings will be placed in what’s called “bond” and held until you clear the items. And you have to do this in person.
To prevent any mishaps, Alero Moving & Storage recommend you cross the American border early and clear customs before your items arrive. This way you can inform them your household items are following you through.
The advantage of proceeding your belongings is that you can fill out any necessary immigration paperwork so that it’s ready when your belongings cross the border. And this should allow for a smoother crossing for your household items.
Required documentation for moving from Canada to the United states
When working across the border to the United States there are several documents you will need. Without one of these documents, you will be denied entry.
Documents required to cross the border include:
- Up-to-date passport
- Work visa, or study visa and letter of employment
For part-time residents, you will need either a proof of property ownership or lease in the USA, or proof of Canadian residence.
Alero Moving & Storage can help make your move to the United States seamless
With over 20 years of experience Alero Moving & Storage have the national and international resources to ensure your belongings are moved safely and securely.
We offer fully customizable moving and storage solutions, and will ensure you receive the best service for your needs.
If you’d like to know more about how Alero Moving & Storage can help you, fill out the form on this page. The form is for a free, no-obligation moving estimate so you can have a fair idea of what you need to plan for.
Things to consider when moving from Canada to the United States
Getting caught up in the excitement of moving can make it easy to forget the finer details of the move. For example, once your US visa has been approved you should apply for your Social Security Number. This number is pretty much the basis of everything you deal with financially, so you really need to do this as soon as possible.
Once you have your Social Security Number apply for a work visa. A work visa can take 60 to 90 days to clear, so once you have your Social Security Number apply, and save yourself the hassle of not being able to work straight away.
Once you have a postal address and your Social Security Number, open a US bank account. This will allow you to deposit your US paycheques from the go, as well as making it easier to pay bills. When you pick a bank account talk to them about setting up a credit card.
Building a credit history in the US can be difficult, so a credit card’s a good place to start. Also, most Canadian banks will charge a 2.5% foreign transaction fee every time you make a transaction.
If you’ve brought your car from Canada, go to the DMV inside the first week of arriving in America—most of the time you have about ten days to change your car’s registration details. You do not want to leave this to the last minute.
How Alero Moving & Storage can help you move from Canada to the United States
Alero Moving & Storage can provide you with a checklist of everything you need to, as well as tips and advice. We have helped thousands of people make the cross-border move, and our experienced team are happy to answer any and all questions you have.
We can also help you move your motor vehicle, and offer solutions for businesses looking to move employees or an entire office.
Whatever your cross-border moving needs are, Alero Moving & Storage can help you. When we give you a price it’s guaranteed, and there are no hidden costs, or fees. We will take a detailed inventory of your belongings as we pack them, and then we tick off each item as it’s delivered to your new place of residence.
Alero Moving & Storage have been helping people move for over 20 years, and our trusted team will ensure your belongings are moved safely and securely. Our moving packages come with insurance, so if we’ve packed your belongings they will be insured.
Making the move from Canada to the United States
Always remember to be thorough in your research, making the cross-border move is a big decision. It’s always a good idea to check out US government website to double check what you do and don’t need to do when moving cross-border.
To find out more please feel free to fill out the form on this page for a free, no-obligation moving estimate.