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Moving to New Zealand from the USA

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Moving to New Zealand from the USA

With SDC International Shipping, your move becomes something to look forward to.

Are you relocating to New Zealand from the USA for a new job? Your employer has taken care of the paperwork to facilitate your transition, leaving you with the task of shipping your personal belongings to your new home. You’ve come to the right place.

SDC International Shipping boasts a wealth of experience in moving US citizens, diplomats, and returning New Zealand citizens. Our expertise lies in shipping a wide range of items including household goods, vehicles, pianos, and artwork.

Explore our comprehensive guide below on shipping to New Zealand from the USA, and we’re confident you’ll be eager to kick off your relocation journey with SDC International Shipping.


Shipping Your Household Goods to New Zealand 

When it comes to shipping your household goods to New Zealand, you’re in good hands.

New Zealand’s allure for Americans is no secret, and that’s great news for those considering our services. Our shipping containers depart from port terminals every two weeks, ensuring timely and reliable service.

Typically, we dispatch your items from the west coast terminal in Los Angeles. This choice is beneficial due to shorter sail times and lower ocean freight costs compared to other departure points like Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, or New Jersey.

At SDC International Shipping, we provide a range of services including port-to-port and door-to-door options, complete with professional packing assistance. Should you require help with customs paperwork, our team is equipped to support you in that aspect as well.

Our New Zealand Household Goods Moving Services include:

Whether your journey takes you from San Francisco to Auckland or from Dallas to Wellington, we offer a comprehensive relocation solution tailored to meet all your shipping needs.



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

Determining the cost of shipping your household goods to New Zealand involves several factors that influence the final price.

Key considerations include the volume of your items, the origin and destination locations, the chosen shipping method, and any additional services you opt for. For example, shipping from Los Angeles to New Zealand via ocean freight with door-to-door service will have a different cost compared to the same route with port-to-port delivery. Our experienced logistics specialists take all these factors into account to provide customized quotes for each unique scenario.

To receive an initial personalized quote for your relocation, simply complete our online quote form. This will enable us to tailor our services to meet your specific needs and provide you with accurate pricing information.


Shipping Your Car to New Zealand 

Curious about shipping your classic car to New Zealand? The answer is a resounding yes! New Zealand permits the shipment of cars that are over 20 years old.

For newer vehicles, those less than 20 years old, compliance with safety standards and other requirements is essential.

The standard goods and services tax (GST) in New Zealand stands at 15%, although this rate may vary based on your immigration status. It’s advisable to consult with a New Zealand consulate to clarify the specific regulations that apply to your circumstances.

Foreign nationals and their spouses are allowed to bring in one vehicle each, provided they have owned it for at least a year prior to shipping to New Zealand. Proof of personal ownership and usage of the vehicle, along with a valid driver’s license, is required. It’s important to note that selling the vehicle within two years of importation is not permitted.

Returning New Zealand residents can import a car without incurring duties, provided they have owned and regularly used it for over a year. These regulations help ensure a smooth process for bringing vehicles into the country.


New Zealand Car Moving Services include: 

Once you engage with an SDC International Shipping agent, you will receive detailed guidance on the specific documents required to ship your household goods or vehicle to New Zealand. Our experienced agents are dedicated to ensuring that you have all the necessary information and paperwork to facilitate a smooth and hassle-free shipping process. From documentation for your belongings to the requirements for transporting your vehicle, our team will provide you with comprehensive support every step of the way.

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

The cost of shipping a car to New Zealand varies based on several crucial factors:

  • The original location of your vehicle
  • The make and model of your car
  • Freight forwarding expenses
  • Inland transportation to the departure terminal
  • The final destination in New Zealand

Since each customer’s vehicle shipping requirements are unique, it is recommended to consult with our representative to receive a personalized and precise quote for transporting your car to New Zealand. Our team is well-equipped to assess these factors and provide you with tailored information to help you plan and budget for your vehicle shipment accordingly.


Piano and Artwork Shipping Services to New Zealand 

When it comes to shipping pianos and artwork to New Zealand, you can trust our specialized services to handle your valuable possessions with care. Our team of skilled packers is equipped with the essential packaging materials and crating tools needed to ensure the secure transportation of delicate and bulky items. Rest assured that your precious piano or artwork will be in safe hands as we take the utmost care in handling and transporting these special pieces to your desired destination in New Zealand.


Exploring Every Corner of New Zealand: Your Seamless Move to Any Destination  

At SDC International Shipping, we ensure a smooth transition to any location in New Zealand, no matter how remote, by coordinating inland transportation straight to your new residence.

For those relocating from the USA to New Zealand, many of our customers often opt for the convenience of moving to key cities such as:

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

Whether you’re headed to one of these bustling urban centers or a more secluded spot, our comprehensive services are designed to cater to your needs and make your move to any destination in New Zealand a seamless and stress-free experience.


Moving to New Zealand with SDC International Shipping

At SDC International Shipping, we take pride in exceeding our customers’ expectations with our exceptional service.

Julia V. shared her experience, stating, “I called SDC International Moving for our first big move from NY to New Zealand. They gave us a decent quote. The packers were great, and also the team that came to load the boxes into 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!”

Bob N. also expressed his satisfaction, saying, “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.”

These testimonials reflect our commitment to professionalism, reliability, and care in every aspect of your move to New Zealand. Trust SDC International Shipping to deliver a seamless and stress-free relocation experience tailored to meet your needs.

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