Moving to the United States (USA)

United States moving guide

Moving to the United States of America
The USA is a major destination for Abels Moving Services. Abels offers comprehensive removals and shipping services to the United States. Moving your personal affects to the USA will either be by air or sea. We have prepared some guidance on the various shipping options to the united states, to enable you to make the right choice.

Moving to the USA does involve specific arrangements and documentation so that your effects and household goods can be imported. We have prepared a guide to moving to the United States which will give you an insight into the requirements. Your customer services manager will thoroughly brief you, and assist in ensuring you meet all the requirements during your move.

Moving to the USA will initially involve our team expertly packing and export wrapping all your personal effects and household goods, using quality materials. Depending upon your chosen shipping method, these will then be loaded into a vehicle for consolidation into a container at our warehouse, loaded into a dedicated container for shipping direct, or packed into air freight pallets ready for shipping by air.

Whichever shipping method is used, your goods will be unaccompanied – we have prepared some general guidance on what you can and cannot include in unaccompanied baggage.
In the USA, our agent will then deliver your personal effects and household goods to your new home, and unpack them, taking away the wrapping and packing materials.  

United States
The United States of America is probably the most cosmopolitan country in the world – it has a huge mix of people from all over the world, with the four main ancestry groups being Irish, English, African and German, with the Hispanic group the current fastest growing. 

The USA is the third largest country in the world by land and population, with English the main language, spoken by 80 per cent of the population, followed by Spanish, spoken by 12 per cent, and Chinese. Religion in the USA follows the ancestry groups with over half the population Protestant and a quarter Roman Catholic.  

The capital of the USA is Washington DC, not to be confused with Washington State, which is on the other side of the country. The United States was established in the 18th century following the declaration of independence of 13 British Colonies.  Today, there are 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

The main cities in the US are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Washington and Boston.