Moving to USA from UK Checklist

Whether you are moving to the USA from UK or emigrating to USA from UK, ensure nothing is forgotten about with this helpful, printable checklist. It includes moving to America from UK advice and detailed recommendations that you can refer to at each stage leading up to your moving date.

The very early stages of the move:

  • Check your passports are all valid and in date.
  • Make sure you have received your US visa.
  • Have a good sort out of your belongings and decide which things you want to take with you and those that can either go to charity or go to the skip.
  • Make sure you have necessary insurance cover (for the move, personal, medical, car etc.).

6 weeks before the move:

  • Double check all the travel arrangements, if you're shipping your goods or using trains, planes, etc.
  • Obtain your medical records and make sure you inform your dentist and doctors of your move.
  • Inform your child’s school and obtain a copy of their school records.

4 weeks before the move:

  • Get in touch with us and go over all aspects of the move.
  • Write up an inventory list of everything you wish to take with you.

2 weeks before the move:

  • Speak to the removals manager to arrange the storage of your goods, if you need it.
  • Make sure you have paid all your bills.
  • Transfer or close your bank accounts.

1 week before the move:

  • Final checks with the removals manager.
  • Start cleaning and packing all the belongings you're going to be taking with you.
  • Change over your money to US dollars.

Moving day:

  • Make sure your hand luggage is packed with essentials e.g. passports, essential documents, US visas, etc.
  • Double check everywhere to make sure you’ve not left anything behind.


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