I'm looking for moving/shipping companies to send a couple of boxes of books & clothes from Australia to the USA (as I'm relocating). While requesting quotes, one company strongly suggested that I hire them to pack my things for me as apparently US Customs get suspicious if the boxes were packed by the individual mover (me, in this case) rather than by a professional. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else and the US Customs website hasn't addressed this. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jul 1, 2012 -
Just married, and moving from San Diego to join my husband (non-resident, living in CA on a work visa) in Toronto, Canada. Customs forms? Tips? Advice? Help! [more inside]
posted by routergirl
on Jun 4, 2009 -
Wondering if any Canadians have experience doing this...
I am moving next month from Winnipeg to Vancouver. I will be having most of my possessions shipped, and will be driving my car west.
In my car, I will just have my clothes, a small LCD-TV and my computer. Everything else will be shipped.
My question is .. I want to drive through the U.S. on I-94 and I-90 (from Grand Forks, ND to Seattle, WA) and then cross back into Canada towards Vancouver.
Does anyone know if the border officials (US or Canadian) are going to give me any hassle moving this way? I am just worried about them thinking that the stuff in my car is things I bought in the states, even though I am just moving them via the US.
I have done the Manitoba-B.C. drive a few times and I want to go through the northern U.S. for a change.
posted by ninefour
on Apr 16, 2008 -