Moving to Vietnam from the US
Are you moving to Vietnam from the USA? You must have been overwhelmed with so many things like a visa, where you will live, and so on. We can relate to that. But if you need help with shipping your household goods, you can take advantage of a full-service mover – SDC International Shipping.
We’ll make your relocation to Vietnam as straightforward as possible by providing quality moving services for all your belongings, including vehicles and much more!
Shipping Household Goods to Vietnam
We can ship standard household goods to Vietnam by sea or air freight. When sending items via ocean, you can choose from two options – the whole container or a shared container. If you are wondering which one is the best for your situation, you can always consult our logistics agent.
You need to keep in mind that ocean freight takes around 4-8 weeks to arrive in Vietnam. Although it takes longer than air freight, it is also the most popular and affordable transportation method. If we send your stuff from Los Angeles to Hai Phong, it will take 20 days. Shipping containers from Seattle to Chi Minh City takes 36 days. So you see that the shipping time varies depending on the origin and destination port. If you have time, we recommend this mode of shipping.
But what if time isn’t your best friend? No worries. We will arrange an air freight forwarding service, and your household goods and personal effects will be in Vietnam in two or a maximum of five days.
Here are the requirements for customs clearance when shipping your belongings to Vietnam:
- Only used items are allowed without duty;
- You must have a valid visa and residence permit;
- You must be present in Vietnam for customs clearance;
- Only one shipment per family is allowed;
- Customs will inspect your shipment.
To know exactly the cost of the sea or air freight, you can contact our logistics expert. As your international household mover, we’ll help you with all the import paperwork as well.
Shipping a Motorbike to Vietnam
You can ship any car with less than 9 seats to Vietnam, but motorbikes are the most popular. The engine size of the motorbike should start at 175 ccs. However, import duties on motorcycles can exceed 100% of the motorcycle’s value.
All vehicles entering the country must have a steering wheel. Only you can be the car owner, and it should have the US registration plate number. In addition, you should get a safety standard certificate in your state to import the car.
Used vehicles older than five years can’t be brought to Vietnam. You should own your auto for more than six months, and it must have a minimum mileage of 10,000 km.
You will need to provide the following documentation:
- Passport with valid visa and residency permit;
- Title and vehicle registration document;
- Authorization letter for customs clearance;
- Bill of Lading;
- Customs declaration;
- Import permit;
- Household registration book.
As for taxes and duties on cars, VAT is only 10% of CIF (cost, insurance, and freight), while the sales tax may range between 10% to 65%.
You can rely on SDC International Shipping for professional vehicle shipping services. Our team is always ready to answer any questions you may have.
Packing Service for Moving to Vietnam
You can pack your household items yourself or let professional packers do this tiring and time-consuming job. Hiring expert packers has many benefits, and the most important one is damage-proof. Our packers are trained to properly pack home items, which means that you are unlikely to end up at your new home with damaged or broken items.
Insurance for Moving to Vietnam from the USA
Whether you are moving your household items or vehicle, you will need international moving or marine insurance. You can contact our logistics coordinators, and they will help you understand different types of coverages and the right one to meet your needs.
Moving to Vietnam from the USA
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Piano and Artwork Shipping Service
Our transport process includes everything required to make the relocation of these items a success. If you need a custom solution peculiar to your artwork requirements, we can fulfill that too. At SDC, we understand that each piece of fine art is unique, and you can be sure that our trained packers will handle your priceless possessions with utmost care.
Major Moving Destinations in Vietnam
We ship to many places in Vietnam. These are Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Can To, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Vinh, Kon Tum, Lao Cai, etc.
Your shipping agent will advise you which destination port is the best for you to import to Vietnam based on location, transit time, and other factors related to your shipment.
The top ports to import household goods and vehicles in Vietnam are:
- Ho Chi Minh City (VNSGN)
- Haiphong (VNHPH)
- Danang (VNDAD)
Interesting Facts About Vietnam
- Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashew nuts;
- It is the second-largest coffee exporter in the world after Brazil;
- Vietnam has 3,444 km of coastline;
- Lotus is a national flower of Vietnam;
- It is the cheapest country in the world;
- Teachers are highly respected here;
- There’s no legal drinking age in Vietnam;
- Almost every family in Vietnam has a motorcycle;
- The country is home to the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong.
Why SDC International Mover?
A test of good service is what our customers think of us.
“I was looking for a trustworthy mover to Taiwan to move my stuff out of Long Beach. SDC International Shipping was amazing. Not only did they get all the work done fast, but they were also very careful with my fragile items. They gave me a quote once and that was the price I paid. I highly recommend SDC international shipping for your move.” – Garry P.
“My move from Houston to Thailand was completed two months ago. I should say they did a great job from start to finish. Packers and movers were excellent and worked hard. The shipping cost was perfect for my budget. My shipping coordinator, Alice, was very helpful and friendly. Thank you guys.” – Robert W.