Moving to Vietnam from the USA

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Moving to Vietnam from the US

Relocating from the USA to Vietnam? Simplify Your Move with SDC International Shipping

Are you planning a move from the USA to Vietnam? As of 2021, the number of American expatriates living in Vietnam is estimated to be around 101,550, out of a total population of 98.2 million. Most expats are concentrated in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with significant numbers also found in other centers like Danang, Nha Trang, and Vung Tau. The process of moving internationally can feel overwhelming, with countless considerations such as visa requirements, finding a place to live, and more. We understand the challenges you’re facing and are here to simplify your transition.

At SDC International Shipping, we specialize in international relocation services. As a full-service mover, we’re committed to making your move to Vietnam as seamless and stress-free as possible. From shipping your household items to transporting vehicles, we handle it all with the utmost care and professionalism.

Trust us to deliver quality, comprehensive moving services that cater to your unique needs. We’re not just about moving your belongings; we’re about moving your life. With SDC International Shipping, your move to Vietnam becomes a less overwhelming and more exciting journey.

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Shipping Household Goods to Vietnam 

We can ship standard household goods to Vietnam by sea or air freight. You need to keep in mind that ocean freight takes around 6-12 weeks to arrive in Vietnam from the West Coast. From the Central part of the United States, shipping takes approximately 5-11 weeks. And from the East Coast, 4-10 weeks.

What if time is a key issue? 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 (*times are subject to change). 

Some of the key requirements and procedures for customs clearance when shipping belongings to Vietnam include:

  • Documents Required:
    • Customs declaration form for import goods (original)
    • Commercial invoice
    • Purchase and sale contract or equivalent
    • Bill of lading
    • Certificate of origin
    • Import goods declaration form
    • Import permit
    • Authorization letter
    • Valid visa and residence permit
  • Presence and Inspection:
    • The owner must be present in Vietnam for customs clearance.
    • Customs may inspect the shipment, and the decision to examine a consignment depends on various factors, including the level of risk of breach of customs law.
  • Exemptions and Post-Clearance Audit:
    • Certain goods and individuals may be exempt from actual customs inspection.
    • Post-clearance audit may be conducted at the customs office or at the enterprises to ensure compliance with customs law.
  • Restrictions and Duties:
    • There are restrictions on certain items, and duties and taxes may apply to specific goods, such as luxury items.

To receive a precise quote for sea or air freight, please reach out to our logistics experts. As your dedicated international household movers, we’re here to assist with all necessary import paperwork, making your move as smooth as possible. Trust SDC International Shipping to simplify your transition to Vietnam.


Shipping a Motorbike to Vietnam 

Motorbikes with an engine size starting at 175cc can be shipped to Vietnam, but import duties on motorcycles can indeed exceed 100% of the motorcycle’s value.

All vehicles entering Vietnam must have a steering wheel, and used vehicles older than five years cannot be brought into the country.

The requirement for the vehicle to have a US registration plate number is not accurate. The vehicle should have a registration document from the country of origin.

The information about the minimum ownership period and mileage for the vehicle is not consistent with the search results.

The documentation required for importing a vehicle includes a passport with a valid visa and residency permit, title and vehicle registration document, authorization letter for customs clearance, bill of lading, customs declaration, import permit, and household registration book.

The import duties and taxes for cars are not accurately described. VAT is 10% of CIF, and 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. 

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Packing Service for Moving to Vietnam 

Safeguard Your Belongings with Expert Packing Preparing for a move to Vietnam can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to packing your treasured household items. While self-packing is an option, it’s worth considering the benefits of our professional packing services. The primary advantage? Ensuring your belongings are damage-proof. Our skilled packers are trained in the nuanced art of packing, using techniques that significantly reduce the risk of your items arriving damaged or broken. In choosing our services, you gain peace of mind, knowing your possessions are in expert hands.

Insurance for Moving to Vietnam from the USA

Moving internationally, whether it’s your home contents or a vehicle, necessitates the protection of international moving or marine insurance. Our knowledgeable logistics coordinators are ready to guide you through the various insurance coverages available, helping you select the perfect fit for your unique needs. With our assistance, your transition to Vietnam can be worry-free and secure.

Moving to Vietnam from the USA

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Piano and Artwork Shipping Service

At SDC International Shipping, we recognize the specialized care required for shipping pianos and artwork. Our bespoke piano and fine art removal services are designed to accommodate the distinctive needs of a wide array of art pieces and pianos. From the initial packaging to the final delivery, our comprehensive transport process ensures your valued items are relocated successfully. If your artwork requires a particular touch, our custom solutions are crafted to meet those needs with precision. Trust in our team to treat every piece of art with the reverence it deserves.

Major Moving Destinations in Vietnam 

Our reach extends across Vietnam’s major cities and destinations, including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Can Tho, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Vinh, Kon Tum, and Lao Cai. Your personal shipping agent will offer expert advice on the optimal destination port for importing your belongings into Vietnam, considering factors such as location, transit times, and other specific details of your shipment. With SDC International Movers, your journey to a new beginning in Vietnam is in reliable hands.

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.

Moving to Vietnam from the USA

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