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Wridgways Moving Services: Your International Furniture Removal Experts

Moving to USA

Many Australian individuals and families make the big decision to relocate to the USA each year, and we can understand why. The diversity of lifestyle on offer is exceptional. No matter what kind of surroundings you are looking to take advantage of in your new life, whether it’s sun-drenched beaches, snow-capped mountains and fantastic ski opportunities or a thriving metropolis, the USA. has you covered. The United States also boasts the world’s largest and most technologically powerful economy. A desirable relocation destination for many across the globe.

Whether you are moving to the USA for a lifestyle change, family and/or career opportunities, trust Wridgways to deliver your treasured possessions on time and in perfect condition. Many Australians move to the USA. each year and you can too, with Wridgways. Having carefully moved individuals and families household items across the globe for over 125 years, your treasured possessions are in our very capable hands. We are the international moving experts.

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Wridgways Complete Moving Service to the USA

Now you’ve made the big decision to relocate to the USA, but knowing the best time to move, what to take and how to get there can be daunting to consider without the right assistance. This is where your dedicated Wridgways team is here to help! We will keep you updated on the progress of your personal delivery throughout the transport process and be available to answer any questions or queries you might have along the way.

From the professional packing to managing the secure transport of your household treasures, insurance, customs and quarantine clearance, and even unpacking your cartons at the other end – we have it covered! We specialise in transporting not only your personal possessions and vehicles but your much-loved pets too. Need help with purchasing or leasing a property; migration assistance; passports and visas or cross-cultural briefings? Our Relocation division is ready to assist here too.

Prompt and Secure Sea Freight and Air Freight Delivery

We provide all of our customers with a complete door-to-door moving service from Australia to Chicago, New York, San Francisco, California, in fact anywhere in the USA.

Every international move is tailored to suit your individual time constraints and budget, this includes both air freight and sea freight services to the USA. Whether you require a full container sent by ship or a shared container, Wridgways will assist in packing and safely transporting your personal effects to their new destination. You may also want to consider air freight for those essential personal belongings you will require immediately upon arrival in the USA.

Wridgways Global Capacity

Part of the Santa Fe Group, spanning Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, Wridgways is part of a global network with 96 offices in 47 countries. This means your personal goods are handled by Wridgways experienced team every step of the way.

An Accredited International Moving Company

To further assure you are choosing the right international movers, Wridgways is a fully accredited removalist company. Proudly members of:

  • Federation of International Furniture Removals (FIDI),
  • Overseas Moving Network International (OMNI),
  • International Association of Movers (IAM) and,
  • The Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA).

This means we not only have years of moving experience, but the necessary equipment, transportation methods, premises and staff training needed to complete a professional international move.

Helpful information about the USA:

Tipping – Tipping is widely practised in the USA as service charges are not generally included in the bill and waiters depend heavily on tips for their income. You would generally be expected to pay 15% – 20% to waiters and taxi drivers.

The population in the USA – As of 2014 the United States has a total population of 317.6 million, making it the third-most populous country in the world. It is very urbanised, with 82% of people living in cities and suburbs. The most populated states in the United States are New York, Texas and California.

Important Quarantine restrictions – To help protect their countries precious community, economy and environment it is compulsory for anyone moving to the United States to declare goods like prescription medicines, certain foods, cigarette lighters etc. But don’t stress, Wridgways moving consultants will provide you with the relevant documentation and arrange this for you.

Arranging your Visa – Generally, those wishing to enter the USA from a foreign country must first obtain a non-immigrant visa for a temporary stay. Applicants for visitor visas generally should apply at the nearest US embassy or consulate in the country where they live. For general information about applying for a visitor visa, including documentation and fee requirements, please visit

Find more information about the United States here.

Moving services

When you are moving home, it isn’t simply enough to just take your possessions and move them to another home. There are a lot of other details that need addressing during your move, such as moving your pets, the insurance and cleaning. Our removalist teams are on hand to assist with all of these aspects of your move in Australia regardless of whether you are moving interstate, locally or even internationally.


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Settle into your new home without the stress, by using our friendly unpacking team.

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Make your next move a breeze and ask about our cleaning services.

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Vehicle Transport

From cars and bikes, to boats and more! We’ll move your vehicles wherever they need to go.

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Pet Transport

Give your furry friend a smooth transition to their new home with our range of pet relocation services.

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