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If you have all the required paperwork and fill it out correctly, migrating to the USA from Canada is a straightforward procedure. Your personal belongings and household items are welcome to enter the United States duty-free. You must present records that you have had in your custody and usage for at least a year.

Antiques must be 100 years or older to be eligible for duty-free entry. Customs will require that you prove this, so be prepared to furnish a receipt or an appraisal.

While it is not normal practice to charge duty on used personal items, some items such as photographic equipment, vehicles, consumable items, etc. may be dutiable. Check with the nearest U.S. Consulate in your area for specific information. If you are already in the U.S, contact your nearest Customs Office listed in the U.S. telephone directory under U.S. Government Offices, Treasury Department.


Moving companies cannot transport alcohol on the van with your household goods.

Motorized Vehicles Including Motorcycles

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An EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) form must be completed for each motor vehicle being imported into the U.S and is required in addition to the compliance letter. The EPA form is not required if it is a return of a U.S.-registered vehicle.

An HS7 document is required on all motor vehicles, including a return of a US-registered vehicle. This form can be found on the NHTSA website along with full details on vehicle importation:


If you will be in the US for one year or less, you can import a non-conforming vehicle, however, the vehicle must be exported within one year – no extensions are permitted.  It may be necessary to post a bond for this type of importation.

Returning US citizens/residents who have purchased a vehicle while living in Canada should be aware that duty will be charged on any automobile that was manufactured outside of the NAFTA zone. Duty is currently charged at the rate of 2.5% (subject to change).

Required Documentation-households goods

To clear your household goods shipment through U.S. Customs, the mover will require copies of the following documentation:

For Returning US Residents:

Completed 3299 Customs Form

Valid Passport

For Non-Residents:

Completed 3299 Customs Form

Work or Study Visa and Letter of Offer of Employment (if applicable)

Valid Passport

Copy of the I94 form that US Customs inserts in your passport upon entry

 For Part-time Residents:

Completed 3299 Customs Form

Proof of Property Ownership or Lease in the USA

Valid Passport

Proof of Canadian residence:
property deed, property tax records, utility bills, etc.

It is not necessary for customers to be present at the border when the Atlas van operator crosses with your shipment on board. We are usually able to clear your shipment for delivery to the residence providing all of your documentation is in order. If there is a problem, the shipment will be placed ‘IN BOND’ at the closest customs office to your new home. You will be required to personally appear to clear your goods.

Unless you are a returning US Resident, you need to enter the United States before your shipment arrives at the border. It is important for people entering on a work/study visa to have completed the immigration process so that their status is properly established. When you personally enter/cross into the US and your work visa is determined to be in order, US customs will put an I94 document in your passport. You must provide your moving company with a copy of this document to prove that you have been granted entry into the United States.

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US Customs will verify this information when your moving truck arrives at the border. If there is any problem with your immigration status, US Customs may turn your shipment back. As a result, you will incur additional charges for border delays, the cost of returning your shipment to its origin, and storage until the matter is sorted out.


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In order to handle the exceedingly perilous handling of large objects like gun safes, pianos, and hot tubs, EMS Moving has invested in cutting-edge machinery. This investment safeguards both your possessions and our hardworking moving crew. The experts conducting your move are skilled at moving in a way that safeguards both themselves and your possessions.

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