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Moving to America

Move to America?

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The American Dream: moving to America is a dream of many. Moving to New York or one of the other major cities on the East or West Coast is especially popular. De Haan relocation helps you by arranging all important matters involved in emigrating to America. Reliable and skilled employees are ready to relieve you completely and our moving company has all important quality certificates. This way you can be sure that your moving to America or moving to the Netherlands fromAmerica will be arranged down to the last detail via De Haan relocation.

Moving to America, what to do?

Do you want to move to America? Then a lot of arranging work awaits you. You don't just move to America, it takes a lot of preparation beforehand. Perhaps you are now walking around with the following questions:

  • How should I transport my belongings to the other side of the world?
  • I want to move to America, but how does it work with US customs?
  • How do I ensure that my departure from the Netherlands and arrival in the United States go smoothly?
  • How do I arrange a remote move?

You are currently afraid of overlooking something. Especially in a country with strict import rules such as America, it is important that everything related to your international move is properly arranged. Do you want to move to America in a carefree way? Then leave it to the professionals at De Haan relocation.

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Your household effects will arrive in your new home country in one piece

Your biggest fear is that your precious belongings won't make it across to the United States. That your heirloom is damaged, your family photos are lost or that your administration is impossible to find. You don't just emigrate to America, so always invest in quality. De Haan's movers handle your household effects with the utmost care and provide the best service in both the Netherlands and the United States. 

Moving to America: all your documents in order

Which documents are requested and which requirements and conditions apply when you move to America, depends on your personal situation. We are happy to assist you in this difficult matter of documents because we understand that this can be stressful. Here you will find information (available in English only): FIDI Imports Customs Guide for America

Emigrate to America with a good feeling

You are moving to America. First of all, that means that you are handing over some of your most personal and valuable items and you want them to be treated with respect and care. During the move your life is turned upside down for a while and then it is nice to have a party next to you that guides, supports and informs you. From the very first contact to delivering your belongings in America, to providing support through the relocation process. With the experienced movers from De Haan, you can emigrate to the America of your dreams with a good feeling.

What should you pay attention to when you move to America?

Moving to America is quite an undertaking. It is logical that you have many questions about this. We have listed a number of important factors for you.

  • When you move to America, you need a Green Card. This is a permanent residence permit that gives you the same rights and obligations in the US as any other US citizen (although you cannot vote). This can be done through your employer (for example, if you are going to emigrate to America for work), but also by marrying an American. You are also more likely to receive a Green Card if you plan to invest a lot in the US, for example by starting a business there.
  • Where do you want to settle? With so many different states, it is important to know which state you want to settle in when you move to America. Because the country is so large, there is an enormous variation in climate and landscape. For example, do you love heat? Then the sunny states of California and Florida are suitable locations.
  • Working in America. Moving to America often means looking for a new job. Unless you emigrate for work. This is generally a more difficult process in the United States than in the Netherlands. Therefore, travel well prepared with an up-to-date CV and good references from your last employer. Because the process can take a long time, you can already start looking for jobs in the Netherlands by sending open applications to companies.
  • Healthcare in America. After you move to America you are not automatically insured for health care. You must take out this yourself with a private insurer. Don't forget this because a bill from the hospital can quickly become high.
  • Driving in America. Your Dutch driving license is valid for the first three months of your stay in your new country. After this period, you must take a driving test to obtain the US driver's license.
  • Consequences of the corona crisis. As a result of the corona crisis, the global logistics chain has been under enormous pressure for some time now. At the moment there are still disruptions in shipping, there is a backlog in production, distribution all over the world is under pressure and there is a shortage of raw materials such as wood. Due to the high transport demand on the one hand and the shortage of carriers on the other hand, logistical waiting times and costs are currently very high. The acute shortage of sea containers in particular is not expected to be over in the short term. Therefore, take into account the possible occurrence of delays and/or rising costs for intercontinental moves. Read the FIDI letter.

Are you moving to America and do you need more tips and information? Also view our general moving tips.

Moving to America?

Enlist the help of De Haan De Haan is a recognized specialist in moving to America. Within America, De Haan Relocation has FIDI-registered partners in every region of America.Whether you are moving to New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC or Chicago: De Haan can make contact with the right people everywhere and provide you with the correct information and necessary documents for customs. Emigration to America of complete household effects as well as small or large (subsequent) deliveries are no problem for De Haan. Weekly relocations are made via sea containers or air freight.

Reasons why you want to choose De Haan for your emigration to America:

The family business has been providing removals to and from countries all over the world since 1777;

  • We have partners across America that we work closely with;
  • Our recognized movers are trained internally and go to work with passion;
  • You have one dedicated contact person to whom you can ask all your questions;
  • The help you need with your emigration to America is fully adapted to your needs and your unique situation;
  • We not only arrange the transport of your household effects, but also the professional packing and unpacking on location, all the necessary documents and the permits that are involved in the crossing.

Would you like to know more or are you curious about the costs of moving to America? Request a price estimate without obligation. This way you immediately know what you can expect from our services when you move to America. 

Moving to The Netherlands from America. Home Sweet Home! 

We've got an extensive network of partners that can be of service if and when you decide to move to The Netherlands from America. They'll pack and ship your household goods professionally and with the utmost of care when moving to the Netherlands from America.

De Haan relocation then takes care of delivery to your new home. It goes without saying that we'll make sure you've got all the information you need to clear your household goods through customs. 

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April 11 2024

We had an excellent experience with De Haan Relocation. They promptly responded to our information inquiries. The staff expertly answered all our questions, and a quote was promptly provided thereafter. The pickup, packing, and removal of the goods were well-organized. The staff knew how to disassemble the goods, and the antique cabinet was expertly packed in a custom-made crate. The information flow about shipping dates and arrival dates was excellent. De Haan's staff kept us informed of all steps in the transportation process and contacted us immediately after the goods arrived to inquire if we had received any updates on local handling, customs clearance, and delivery of the goods. Delivery and assembly of the goods were excellent. We are extremely satisfied with the service provided by De Haan Relocation, Netherlands!


Moving to United States,
from Netherlands


March 26 2024

We are very satisfied with the service provided by De Haan Relocation. They responded promptly and were pleasant to deal with. The communication was clear, and all items were packed with great care and speed. The journey to America went smoothly, and nothing was damaged.


Moving to United States,
from the Netherlands

December 16 2023

In a flash we sold our property of 35 years in Holland and called De Haan. It is amazing how much professionalism and efficiency was shown, together with top-class materials to pack books, glassware, bedding, furniture and ship it overseas to the USA. Their ward-robe hanging-boxes are top-of-the line !!


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from Netherlands

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