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Chasing the American Dream and relocating to Washington? 

When planning your move to the United States there’s a lot to think about. While it is considered the ‘land of opportunity,’ destination USA can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. After all there are over 330 million people living in 50 states, most of which are bigger than New Zealand. In addition, the USA has strict regulatory and security requirements, particularly for foreign nationals looking to emigrate. 

Your Perfect Partner for Moving to The United States of America


NZ Van Lines is the perfect partner for your forthcoming move. We provide full ‘coast to coast‘ services to every state and postcode of the United States. For over 35 years we have consistently delivered quality removal services to our customers making the move to Washington.

New Zealand Van Lines has been helping Kiwis relocate from NZ to Washington and all over the USA since 1986.

Moving with NZ Van Lines

Moving individuals and families to Washington for over 35 years

After 35 years of building our USA partner network NZ Van Lines can deliver a complete ‘door to door’ service to individuals and families moving abroad to Washington, USA.

Our service starts at home with the appointment of a dedicated Moving Consultant to assist with your international move every step of the way. This includes everything from the packing and uplift of your shipment, the preparation and lodgement of key documents right through to a full clearance and delivery service to your new Washington residence.

Relocate to Washington from New Zealand

Whether you’re moving with just a few items, or a full house load we treat all customers as a priority. If your consignment is a smaller one, less time sensitive or you’re on a tight budget, our shared container ‘groupage’ service is a popular option. You still receive the same personalised packing and delivery services, but only pay for your share of the container costs.

Our service includes much more than moving your household goods. We can get you there by either air or sea, or a combination of both, depending on your requirements. In addition, we provide secure storage options, (at both origin and destination) pet moving, motor vehicle and motorbike relocationsfully comprehensive marine insurance, and a range of settling in programmes at destination.

NZ Van Lines is your perfect moving partner to Washington, USA. Request a free, no obligation moving quote to Washington online or call us on: 0800 362 236

International Shipping to the USA

If you are considering a move to the USA we will provide a seamless door-to-door process. As New Zealand’s biggest volume international mover you can be assured that NZ Van Lines has the best shipping options with regular sailings to all major US ports.

Air Freight

Air Freight shipments are generally needed when there are specific personal effects required, within a short time frame. Many customers will have a smaller air freight shipment arriving in advance of their sea freight. This is a popular option for customers moving into longer term transit accommodation while they wait for their primary shipment, or self-employed workers setting up their home office.

Sea Freight Sole-Use Container

Sole-use 20’ or 40’ shipping containers are most often used for complete house loads, and can include additional items e.g. motor vehicles. They are the most efficient and quickest option for a direct door-to-door service. In some instances, we can deliver your personal effects from the same container that was loaded at residence.

Sea Freight Shared Container

Shared or Groupage Containers are a popular choice, often being used for small shipments or when two to three households of personal effects can be consolidated into the same container. Generally, a shared container is very cost effective, as you only pay for the space you use. They are especially popular with less time sensitive customers.

Our Services

International Packing

As New Zealand’s premium worldwide moving company, our removals and packing team are the best in the industry. Our professional moving staff are trained to international packing standards, and have years of experience in export wrapping and packing, stowing, storing, and moving household goods. We will pack everything using materials that are specifically designed to protect your household effects in transit. 

Inventory

NZ Van Lines will prepare a detailed inventory of all your items prior to loading; numbering, describing and labelling each item. This document key to ensuring the safe transit of your effects as it is checked and cross-checked while your shipment progresses from uplift through to delivery.

Loading and Transport

Your consignment will be loaded into a secured shipping container for shipment by sea or a customised airfreight container for transportation to the USA. NZ Van Lines will transport the consignment to the departure port / terminal.

Vehicles / Boats

Cars, motorbikes, trailers, boats etc. are received at our depot for loading, unless collection has been requested. A vehicle condition report will be completed upon arrival at our facility.

Vehicles will be secured in the container; in some instances these will be framed within the container when loaded along with household effects. Motorbikes will have custom built crates.

Documentation

NZ Van Lines will prepare all the export documentation and arrange outward Customs clearance procedures, and manage payments of freight, port or terminal charges at origin and destination.

Clearance

We will manage the clearance of the shipment, excluding Customs duties or taxes or any subsequent treatments ordered as a result of inspection.

Delivery

Your household effects will be safely transported from the port of arrival to your residence. Please note this will be via store to meet local Customs and Quarantine inspection and clearance requirements.

Vehicles will be collected from our USA partners facility, alternatively delivery can be arranged.

Unpacking

All items will be placed in the appropriate rooms in your new residence, furniture items disassembled by NZ Van Lines will be reassembled.

Items will be unwrapped and placed on a flat surface such as a bench top or table top. 

We will assist with the removal of waste packing materials following delivery.

NZ Van Lines Movers Insurance

Moving from one location to another involves navigating many challenges, and one of them is concern for the safe transport of your household goods and personal effects.

NZ Van Lines provide a complete range of marine transit insurance options, while your possessions are under our care. You will have full protection for damages, partial or total loss, from the moment our packers arrive at your home, until you take delivery and are unpacked, at your destination.

Secure storage solutions

NZ Van Lines provides a broad range of storage solutions for both short and long-term requirements. We can assist with secure and affordable options in either New Zealand or the USA before or after your household goods are shipped to the USA.

our standards and accrediations

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FIDI is the world’s largest global alliance of international moving and relocation companies, with members in over 100 countries. All FIDI affiliated companies have one thing in common: their high level of quality service - and we prove it.

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IAM (The International Association of Movers) is the moving and forwarding industry's largest global trade association. With more than 2,000 members, it comprises companies that provide moving, forwarding, shipping and logistics in over 170 countries.

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OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) is a network of the world's finest corporate moving and relocation companies operating on every continent. Represented worldwide by companies that have demonstrated the excellence of their service, market influence, financial security and innovation.

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NZOMA (New Zealand Overseas Movers Association) is a national organisation for members who are quality accredited with a global industry specific standard, whose objectives include delivering high professional, financial, ethical, operational standards, and leadership for the New Zealand international moving industry.

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