Moving to Morocco from the USA
Are you moving to Morocco from the USA? SDC International Shipping provides a comprehensive service to take care of your move no matter where you are relocating from.
We ship overseas household goods, including pianos and artwork. If you need to get your vehicle to Casablanca, Rabat, or any other city, we can help with that. Our moving experts have know-how in dealing with export and import paperwork. They will coordinate you through every step of this exciting journey and find the best shipping fit for your needs and timeline.
You can request a moving estimate by filling out an online quote.
Shipping Furniture and Personal Belongings to Morocco
The US citizens moving to Morocco permanently must apply for a residency permit, a study, or a work visa. As a legal resident, you have the right to bring in a shipping container with household goods without duties (unless these are restricted items), given that they’ve been in your possession for more than six months.
You will have to present the following documents (in French) to import personal belongings:
- Copy of passport
- Bill of Lading
- Packing list
- Signed authorization letter
- Detailed Valued Inventory
For more information about shipping to Morocco from the USA, don’t hesitate to contact our international household movers. They are waiting to answer your questions and make your relocation a pleasant experience.
Shipping Cars and Motorcycles to Morocco
Although shipping a car or motorcycle to Morocco isn’t a problem, all vehicles are highly dutiable – up to 30% of the car’s value. As for the vehicle shipping cost, it may range between $1,000 to $2,500. However, other factors will determine the price, such as the size and type of your vehicle, shipping method, origin, and final destination in Morocco. For example, the RoRo method is less expensive than sending a car in a private container.
Here are the documents required for shipping a vehicle, and you have to be on-site to receive your vehicle:
- Vehicle registration
- Bill of Lading
- Original Invoice
- Original car license
We have been shipping cars to Morocco for years, so we understand the diversity and complexity of logistics in African countries. Talk to our representatives and see how they can help you get your car to Morocco.
Shipping Home Goods to Morocco by Sea
We ship boxes, crates, and pallets by sea either in a Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than Container Load (LCL). Sea freight is the cheapest shipping mode with a handful of advantages, like convenience, flexibility, affordability, etc. Based on the size of your goods, we will advise a suitable container dimension.
Ocean freight takes several weeks (8-10), but you can opt for the airfreight service if you can’t wait.
We Care About Safety of Your Household Goods
Are you concerned about the safety of your personal belongings? Then consider paying an extra fee for professional packing service and international moving insurance. Our packers use the best materials and equipment to pack any item to endure long-distance transport. Besides, marine insurance will compensate you if some of your things get damaged or broken.
We also ship pianos and fine art overseas. Learn more about:
Most Popular Moving Destinations in Morocco
Morocco boasts a rich history and diversity mixed with European, African, and Arab cultures. So it’s no wonder that more expats are considering moving to Morocco from the USA. Most foreign communities are found in Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech. Yet, our door-to-door service also extends to other destinations:
- Al Hoceima
- Beni Mellal
With many port options on the west and east coast, shipping your goods to Morocco from the USA should be easy.
Basic Things to Know Before Moving to Morocco from the USA
- Morocco is located in western North Africa, bordering Algeria, Mauritania, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- The country is almost Canada’s size, covering 446,550 square kilometers.
- “Darija” is a Moroccan Arabic spoken in the country, but French is also widespread.
- Morocco is the only monarchy in North Africa.
- 99% of the population are Muslim, so you must respect their laws if you are moving to Morocco from the USA.
- Moroccans are known as very warm and hospitable people.
- Healthcare and educational systems are lower than in the US. Many expats prefer private insurance.
- If you are moving to Morocco from the USA, obtain international driving insurance. Carry it with you all the time when driving, including your passport and local license.
Fill out our online quote form and start your move to Morocco today!
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