Moving to USA from Canada

Seamless Transitions to the USA from Canada: Our dedicated moving services streamline your relocation journey. From packing to secure transport, trust us for a stress-free move as you embark on your new chapter in the United States.

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Professional and Experienced Staff

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Fully insured and licensed

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Expert packing and unpacking services

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Customized moving solutions

Moving to USA from Canada

How we work

Elate Moving offers across its different branches, catering to the diverse needs of residential, commercial, fine art, international, and government clients

step image Step 1: Initial Planning Begin by creating a detailed moving plan, including a timeline, checklist, and inventory of items to be moved. Image: Display a visual of a moving checklist with key items listed.
step image Step 2: White Glove Packing Hire professional packers for a white glove packing service. They will carefully pack and label each item, ensuring the utmost protection during transit.
step image Step 3: Loading Professional movers will load your items onto the moving truck with precision. Heavy items go on the bottom, and fragile items are secured properly.
step image Step 4: Transportation The moving truck will transport your items securely to the new location. Provide information on estimated travel time and any unique features of the transportation service.
step image Step 5: Unloading Upon arrival, movers will carefully unload your items, ensuring that nothing is damaged during the process. They will follow a floor plan for efficient placement.
step image Step 6: White Glove Unpacking White glove unpacking involves professionals unpacking and arranging items according to your specifications. This includes setting up furniture and organizing belongings.
step image Step 7: Final Touches Conduct a final walkthrough with the movers to ensure everything is in its place. Address any concerns or specific requests.
step image Step 8: Post-Move Follow-up Follow up after your move for a smoother experience! Share your valuable feedback or let us know if you have any post-move concerns that need attention.

How to choose a moving company?

It's important to choose an international moving company with a good reputation. Doing so ensures that you know your goods will be safe when in transit. There are countless consumer reviews websites that allow you to develop an understanding of which companies can be entrusted to help you with your international move

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Experience Matters

Choose an established moving company. Sure, choosing a new company may help you grab a deal that's cheaper than industry averages, but it may also leave you vulnerable to errors or a poor service.

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Clear Pricing

Find a company that's open with their pricing structure. It's an unfortunate fact that many businesses hit you with hidden charges and fees.

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Timely Moves

Get as much information about pick-up and delivery times as possible. This is vital for any move, let alone an overseas one.

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Assigned Coordinator

Work with a company that will assign you a coordinator or manager. There's nothing worse than having to deal with a different employee every time you make contact and doing so may cause something to go wrong

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Coverage Discussion

Discuss the company's liability coverage. If something were to go wrong with your household goods during the move, their liability coverage could make the world of difference and save you from being substantially out of pocket

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Online Insights

Check out customer reviews online. Get a feel for the quality of customer service provided by a moving company, as this is often a good indicator of the overall quality of service you should expect from them.

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Household and personal effects that arrive in the U.S. on the same vessel, vehicle or aircraft, and on the same day that you do, are considered to accompany you. Articles that are shipped as freight on a bill of lading or airway bill are also considered to accompany you when the baggage arrives in the U.S. on the same conveyance that you arrive on. You must complete Customs Form 6059B, “Customs Declaration,” listing all items with their value that you are bringing into the United States with you. Identify those you believe are entitled to duty-free entry, based on the information in this publication. Explain your status to the Customs Inspector and ask any questions that you may have before the inspection of your belongings begins.

Goods Shipped Separately. Household effects entitled to duty-free entry do not need to accompany you to the United States; you may have them shipped to your U.S. address at a later time if you choose. Your shipment of personal and/or household goods must be cleared through Customs at its first port of arrival unless you have made arrangements with a foreign freight forwarder to have your effects sent in Customs custody in-bond from the port of arrival to a more convenient port of entry for clearance. (Ask your moving company if they offer this service.) Customs will not notify you that your goods have arrived. It is the responsibility of the shipper to notify you of the arrival of your goods. After receiving this notification you must enter the merchandise. Failure to enter the merchandise within 15 days after its arrival in port may result in the merchandise being moved to a general order warehouse. If merchandise is placed in a general order warehouse, storage charges will accrue and payment of those charges is the responsibility of the party importing the household goods. Failure to obtain that merchandise from the general order warehouse within six months may result in its sale. When you come to Customs to enter your goods, you must complete Customs Form 3299 “Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles,” to give to the Customs officer. If you cannot come to the Customs office yourself, you may designate a friend or relative to represent you in Customs matters. You must give that person a letter addressed to “Officer in Charge of Customs” authorizing that individual to represent you as your agent on a one-time basis to clear your shipment through Customs.

When completing the Customs Form (CF) 6059B, “Customs Declaration,” for accompanying goods, or the CF 3299 “Declaration For Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles,” the statement that the goods are “household effects” is not sufficient information. The complete inventory of imported goods will be treated as the packing list and must be provided to Customs upon request. The following is an example of an invoice description.

Furniture: Tables, chairs, sofas, bedroom, home/office and living room furniture, desks, lamps, mirrors, etc.
Kitchenware: Silverware, glassware, chinaware, pots, pans, utensils, electrical kitchen appliances, etc.
Household goods: Linens, towels, rugs, toiletries, cleaning products, decorative articles, art, framed pictures, toys, strollers, crafts, holiday decorations, fans, washers, dryers, VCRs, TVs, stereos, records, collectibles, etc.
Sport equipment: (NO FIREARMS). Bicycles, weights, stationary equipment, skis, skates, surfboards, etc.
Clothes: For women, men, boys, girls, and infants.
Books/Printed materials: Books, calendars, personal records, photo albums, etc.
Home/Office equipment/Tools of Trade: Computers (CPU, monitor, printer, software, etc.), filing cabinets, shredders, fax machines, telephone equipment, calculators, books, etc.
Other personal effects: Item(s) not covered by previous categories should be individually described.

The quantity on the invoice must, at minimum, provide the count in boxes, crates, or pieces. This information is required for the efficient completion of Customs document review and examination.

Pets. There are controls, restrictions, and prohibitions on the entry of animals, birds, turtles, wildlife, and endangered species. Cats and dogs must be free of evidence of diseases communicable to man. Vaccination against rabies is not required for cats, or for dogs arriving from rabies free countries. Personally owned pet birds may be entered (limit of two if of the Psittacine family), but Animal & Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) and Public Health Service requirements must be met, including quarantine at any APHIS facility at specified locations, at the owner’s expense. Advance reservations are required. Primates, such as monkeys, apes, and similar animals, may not be imported.

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Just moved from my apartment on Central Park South to New Jersey. George and his crew from Elate Moving were so great to work with! So professional and courteous. As a Real Estate Broker-Associate for Sotheby’s Prominent Properties International Realty I will be referring this wonderful moving company to all my clients. They truly exceeded my expectations!!!!

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Elina Policastro 14.06.2023
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Elate Moving provided excellent service from the second I called them through the completion of the move. They showed up on time, came prepared (with packing supplies, blankets and other tools), were nice and efficient. They also provided the best quote out of all the movers I called. Highly recommend their services for your next move.

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Kathryn Hudman 11.07.2023
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The two gentlemen arrived in their 20 foot truck a half hour early today. That was excellent! These guys packed everything up neatly. They got it all on the truck in a more organized manner than I could’ve ever imagined. Absolutely phenomenal service

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Mike Glide 14.05.2023
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