Moving abroad is a significant decision for anyone, but the immigration process can be particularly challenging if you will be taking your children with you.
The advantages of living abroad are immense, but youngsters frequently find it difficult to see the exciting aspects of such a chance because they will miss their friends and familiar surroundings.
It will take a lot of planning ahead of time to make sure your family can easily move from Canada to USA smoothly. Let us discuss in this post, about moving all your belongings from Canada to the USA.
The following are a few documents that is typically needed in order to move all your belongings into the USA:
- Your valid Canadian passport
- Your approved work/immigration visa that permits you to reside in the USA
- Duly completed 3299 form necessary during the movement
- A full inventory list that are moving in the truck
- If you are also planning to import your car or cars then you need to complete form HS7 needed for each vehicle.
- A valid I-94 record (this document will be created by CBP for you when you are crossing the border. If they give you a paper copy, then you can also access it electronically after you have entered).
Please be aware that depending on your individual situation, extra papers and documentation may be needed. This is merely a general outline of the paperwork needed for a normal move additional paperwork may be requested by CBP officials when you actually move.
CBP advises getting to the border early so that all completed paperwork and immigration information can be given there before your moving vehicle arrives.
By doing this, the required paperwork may be done beforehand, and once the truck arrives, a quick inspection will take place.
Additionally, there are frequently U.S. Duty Fees associated with specific commodities entering the country. If you have owned your household goods and personal belongings for at least a year, you are allowed to bring them into the country.
For some items, ownership documentation may be necessary. Consider the possibility that you could have to pay duty on any products you purchase for your new home in the U.S. when you cross the border.
If purchased in Canada and then imported into the U.S., major goods like furniture and appliances would be subject to duty payments.
It is advised that you get a written appraisal before entering Canada if you might be travelling a lot of antique items.
Any goods that are less than 100 years old may be subject to taxation, and the border office has the option of assessing duty on your goods.
Additionally, you might need to pay tax on the alcohol you are bringing across the border if you are travelling a collection of alcoholic beverages.
The more you will need to plan ahead as your children become older to ensure they have a pleasant experience living overseas, making your family as enthused about the move as you are throughout the preparation stage might be quite important.