Moving anywhere is a difficult equation to solve. However, moving to another country, especially a country overseas is an even greater challenge. I’m sure there are many of you right now overwhelmed beyond belief at the thought of uprooting your life for a new one in the US. Today, we are here to break down your move into simpler terms so that you can avoid the stressful unknown and so that you can take charge in your next move.
If you do not have the proper permits or visas prepared to begin your move, you will run into major issues moving to San Francisco. Even if you are currently toying with the idea of moving to San Francisco from the UK, you will want to ensure that you understand everything that goes into immigrating to the US.
So, research. You will want to study up on the ways you can enter the country and stay for longer than a vacation. There are dozens of visas that you can apply for in your move to San Francisco. But keep in mind, the government in any country is fairly bureaucratic, so planning ahead for when you need to turn in your application documents is a must in order to move successfully.
How much will it cost for me to move from the UK to San Francisco?
As far as overseas moving goes, there are very few options to get you from the UK to San Francisco. And those options include air freight or sea freight. Every shipping method that you can choose from has to cross the ocean. Because of this, you will be paying more for over water shipping than you would for land shipping.
Additionally, the difference in costs between air freight and sea freight are astounding. Because of the convenience of air freight shipping — receiving your belongings in one to three days because of its efficiencies, you will pay exponentially more for it. If you choose sea freight, it will take fifteen to twenty days for your belongings to arrive in the US, but you will be saving so much more money in the process.
Depending on the size, distance, and route of your move, you can spend anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 moving your belongings. On top of shipping your belongings, you will also have to factor in travel costs that you will pay from the UK to San Francisco.
None of these price calculations are meant to deter you from moving overseas. However, it is essential to understand exactly how much you will be paying so that you are prepared in advance for your next adventure.
My items have arrived. What now?
So your belongings have made it across the pond. Now your next dilemma is hauling your possessions to your new home in San Francisco.
Luckily, this part of your move should and can be a breeze. With Iron Man Moving, we can get you and your belongings where you need them to be! We do this with our experienced team in the moving industry in the San Francisco area.
Are you feeling incredible jet lag that the thought of moving, reassembling, and unpacking is overwhelming you? Have no fear, because we are a full-service moving company that will take care of you from the start. All that you need to do is relax. We will move, unpack, reassemble all of your items so that you can focus on what matters most, yourself.
You will never have to complete anything alone when you have Iron Man Moving by your side.