Moving to New Zealand from the USA

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Moving to New Zealand from the USA

With SDC, you’ll be looking forward to your move. 

Moving to New Zealand from the USA for a job? Your employer has arranged all the paperwork for you to make the necessary transition, and you only need to get your home belongings shipped to your new home. Well, you are in the right place. 

SDC International Shipping has moved US citizens, diplomats, and returning New Zealand citizens for years. We are experts in shipping household goods, vehicles, pianos, and artwork. 

Read on our guide below about shipping to New Zealand from the USA, and we’re sure you will want to start your relocation with SDC International Shipping.

Shipping Your Household Goods to New Zealand 

New Zealand is a popular destination among Americans, and it’s good news for our potential clients. First of all, shipping containers leave our port terminals every two weeks. 

We are likely to send your items from the west coast terminal in Los Angeles because sail time is shorter, and the ocean freight cost is lower than shipping from Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, or New Jersey. 

We offer port-to-port and door-to-door services, including packing. If you need professional assistance with preparing paperwork for customs, we can also help with that. 

New Zealand Household Goods Moving Services include: 

Whether you need to move from San Francisco to Auckland or from Dallas to Wellington, we are a one-stop relocation solution that will take care of your shipping needs. 



How Much Does It Cost To Ship Household Goods to New Zealand? 

The shipping cost to New Zealand hinges on factors affecting the final price. We’ll look into the volume of your goods, origin and destination, shipping method, and additional service you may choose. For example, the cost of shipping from Los Angeles to NZ by the ocean with door-to-door service will be different from the same LA to NZ move with port-to-port delivery. With this in mind, our logistics experts create quotes tailored to each specific situation.

If you wish to get an initial custom quote for your relocation, fill out our online quote form.  

Shipping Your Car to New Zealand 

Are you wondering whether you can ship your classic car to New Zealand? The answer is yes. The country allows shipping cars that are over 20 years old. 

New cars or those less than 20 years old should comply with safety standards and other requirements. 

The standard goods and service tax (GST) is 15%, but it may vary depending on your immigration status. We recommend that you check with a New Zealand consulate to know which rules apply in your situation. 

Foreigners and their spouses are allowed to import one vehicle per each that has been owned for one year before shipping to New Zealand. They must provide evidence of personal ownership and use of the car and hold a valid driver’s license. It is not permitted to sell a vehicle for two years. 

Returning NZ residents can bring a car without paying duties as long as they have owned and used it for more than a year. 

New Zealand Car Moving Services include: 

Once you start working with the SDC International Shipping agent, you will get complete information on what documents you need to ship your household goods or vehicle to NZ. 

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car to New Zealand?

The cost of shipping a vehicle to New Zealand depends on the following factors: 

  • the original location of your car; 
  • the make and model of your auto;
  • freight forwarding cost;
  • inland transportation to one of the departure terminals;
  • final destination. 

Every customer has unique vehicle shipping needs, so it’s better to talk to our representative to obtain an accurate quote for shipping your car to New Zealand. 

Piano and Artwork Shipping Services to New Zealand 

If you are considering shipping a piano or artwork items to New Zealand, you can rely on our specialty services to safely transport your precious belongings. We have skilled packers with all the necessary packaging and crating equipment to complete safe transportation of delicate and bulky items. 

Moving to Any Destination in New Zealand   

We can move you to any destination in New Zealand, even to the most remote ones, by arranging inland transportation to your new home. 

Most our customers moving to NZ from the USA usually choose the following major cities: 

  • Auckland
  • Tauranga
  • Hasting
  • Wellington
  • New Plymouth
  • Palmerston North
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Christchurch

Moving to New Zealand with SDC International Movers

We impress our customers with how we do.

“I called SDC International Moving for our first big move from NY to New Zealand. They gave us a decent quote. Packers were great, and also the team that came to upload the boxes to a container. They were very careful and wore face masks the whole time. Our furniture and TVs arrived intact. I will definitely use their service again if I need to. Thanks, SDC!” 

Julia V. 

“Great service, on time, good communication. Picked up and delivered our furniture and a huge collection of books on the days agreed. Shipment arrived in 6 weeks. We are satisfied with the service. No complaints.”

Bob N.

Moving to New Zealand from the USA

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