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Cross Border Moves Made Easy With QMM

By Quality Move Management Inc / January 13, 2022

If you are looking for a simple way to make your cross border move, whether you are moving from Canada to the USA or from the USA from Canada, QMM World Movers are here to help with our simple, reliable cross border moving services. Whilst many other services are still on hold in the US and Canada, moving is considered an essential service so relocating to the USA from Canada is still possible.

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Cross Border Shipping Made Easy

As specialists in short haul and long haul shipping services, QMM offer a wide variety of services to give you complete peace of mind during your cross border move. Whether you are shipping personal belongings from the US to Canada or looking for a cross border shipping service to help you move to the US from Canada, our experienced moving team is ready to help. We always provide reliable estimates for our cross-border moves and use the latest trucks and equipment to ensure your belongings get to where they need to be safely.

Moving From Canada to the USA

Moves from Canada to the USA pose their own set of challenges. There are certain rules that need to be followed in order to relocate to the US from Canada including visa requirements such as having a sponsor in the United States or studying on a course held in the United States. We offer a range of moving to the USA services to help you move from your home in Canada to a new home in the United States.


In order to move your belongings to the USA from Canada, you may need to meet certain import requirements. It is good practice to create an itemised inventory of all your belongings before travel and to ensure that you have not included any prohibited items within your packed items. Some items are not permitted to be brought into the United States such as meat or vegetable items, imitation designer garments or items made in Cuba, Iran, Burma (Myanmar) or Sudan so be sure to talk to your move manager before packing to see what you may need to leave behind or dispose of.


Our moving experts are there to guide you through every stage of moving to the USA from Canada and have experience of any type of problems you may face along the way. We can advise on everything from moving a car from Canada to the US to moving your pet to the USA and everything in between to ensure a hassle-free cross-border move.

Moving From the USA to Canada

If you are planning on moving to the land of maple syrup and the great outdoors, our professional USA to Canada moving services are here to help, no matter what size your move. Canada is a country open to the world as a great place to start your career or discover a new way of life with the Canadian way. Those moving to Canada from the United States will enjoy lower crime rates with some of the best education levels in the world and fantastic healthcare through the Universal Healthcare system. As with Canada to the USA moves, those non-residents moving to Canada will need to fulfil some visa requirements in order to be allowed entry into the country and to live and work in Canada as a US citizen.


When moving to Canada from the USA, it is important that you check regulations carefully, particularly if you are planning on transporting items such as firearms or other potentially restricted items as this could cause major delays in your moving journey.


Your dedicated Canada to USA moving specialist will be able to advise you on all stages of the moving process as well as advise on what documents you may need.


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Cross Border Moving Tips

When it comes to shipping personal belongings from the US to Canada or moving from Canada to the UK, there are a few simple tips that can help make your move a success from the start. Cross-border delivery offers unique challenges no matter how much you are moving but with the help of our cross border checklist, you’ll be prepared to combat any problem that comes your way.


  1. Check you are eligible to move before arranging any moving details. Visas often experience delays so it is important to check you are eligible to live and work in the country of your choosing before paying out to removals companies and arranging dates.

  2. Get rid of anything you don’t really need or could buy again in your new home before estimating packing costs as more belongings will cost more for cross-border shipping.

  3. Use a moving service with experience of cross-border moves to ensure every base is covered. They should be able to advise you on import paperwork and rules and regulations you will need to follow when moving home.

  4. If you are moving to the US from Canada, make sure to apply for your Social Security Number well in advance, this will be the basis of a lot of parts of cross-border moving to the United States.

  5. Get a prepaid cell phone to use whilst you are settling in to allow you to keep in touch with any family or friends back home.

  6. Arrange health insurance in advance. Whether you are moving from Canada to the US or moving from the USA to Canada, you will need health insurance in order to cover any unexpected medical emergencies that arise. Although Canada provides Universal Healthcare, it will take time to receive your healthcare card as you will have to fulfil certain criteria depending on the Canadian state you are moving to.

  7. If you are moving to Quebec, you may need a translation of important documents in French. It is also a good idea to learn some French prior to moving to the area as this is the primary language of business.

  8. Try to estimate what your living costs may be before you move. Those moving to Canada may see an increase in the amount of money they spend on basic items such as bread and milk compared to what they are used to spending back home, so it is important to compare this to the income you will be receiving to ensure you will have enough to live on.

Cross-Border Shipping Advice from QMM

Whether you are moving from the USA to Canada to from Canada to the US, our expert teams have the knowledge and experience needed to help guide you every step of the way. Whatever your question, our team can answer with expert advice honed from years in the industry.


Contact our team online or by calling 1.866.880.8681 now to find out more about how we can make your cross-border move a success.

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