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Moving to the Canary Islands from the USA

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Moving to the Canary Islands from the USA

Whether you’re headed to vibrant Las Palmas, picturesque Santa Cruz de Tenerife, or charming San Cristobal de La Laguna, we have the experience and knowledge to cater to your specific needs.

Discover our comprehensive range of services as you continue reading. To kickstart the process, simply fill out our convenient online quote form to request a personalized moving quote.

 

Importing Household Goods Made Easy

Moving to the Canaries promises an exciting adventure, and we understand why you’re drawn to the allure of year-round sunshine and beautiful coastlines. If you’re transitioning from bustling cities like New York, get ready to embrace a more relaxed and laid-back lifestyle.

Rest assured, our team of international household movers is well-equipped to handle the transportation of most household goods to the Canaries. However, it’s important to note that certain items such as firearms, ammunition, flammable goods, plants/plant materials, tobacco, and alcohol are prohibited or restricted.

On a positive note, you’ll be pleased to know that duty-free importation is possible for furniture and personal belongings that have been in your possession for at least a year.

Navigating Customs Simplified

We understand that dealing with customs paperwork can be a source of concern. That’s why your dedicated contact at SDC International Shipping will be there every step of the way to assist you with the necessary forms and supporting documentation required by customs.

With our guidance, you can rest easy knowing that the bureaucratic process will be handled smoothly, allowing you to focus on settling into your new island paradise.

 

Shipping a Car from the USA to the Canaries 

We take care of the international shipping of cars from any city in the US to the Canary Islands. Our crew is equipped to prepare, load, and secure your vehicle for ocean transit. 

In addition, we provide export and import services. This includes procedures like customs clearance, payment of taxes and other necessary fees, compliance with certain regulations, etc. 

Can you import your auto duty-free? Yes, as long as you have owned your car for at least two years, lived in the US for a minimum of 12 months, and plan to stay in the Canaries for a long time as a new resident. Otherwise, be ready to pay taxes at up to 15%.  

If you use our door-to-door removal services, the customs clearance will be done on your behalf. 

 

Moving Domestic Pets with East

We understand that your furry friend is a beloved member of your family, and we’re delighted to let you know that you don’t have to leave them behind when you embark on your move to the Canary Islands from the USA. At SDC International Shipping, we offer reliable and caring pet transportation services to our valued clients who are relocating overseas.

When you choose us as your moving partner, you can trust us to take care of your pet’s well-being throughout the journey. We understand the importance of their comfort and safety, and our dedicated team will go the extra mile to ensure a stress-free experience for both you and your furry companion.

Rest assured that we have the expertise and resources to handle the logistics of pet transportation. From arranging necessary travel documentation to providing comfortable accommodations during transit, we’ve got you covered.

Let us take the worry out of moving your beloved pet. When you become our customer, you can have peace of mind knowing that their care is in capable hands.

If you have any specific concerns or questions regarding the transportation of your pet, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to make the process as smooth and effortless as possible, ensuring that your furry friend arrives safely and happily in their new Canary Islands home.

 

How Much Does It Cost to Move to the Canaries?

We completely understand your desire to gather information about the approximate cost of moving to the Canary Islands. However, it’s important to note that providing an accurate estimation without prior details about your specific shipment would be misleading. Various factors come into play, such as your pickup and delivery addresses, the specific services you choose, the size and volume of your shipment, and more.

To ensure you receive the most accurate and personalized cost assessment, we encourage you to provide us with the necessary information by filling out our convenient online quote form. By sharing the specific details of your move, we’ll be able to generate a comprehensive moving quote that aligns with your unique requirements and budget.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more direct approach, feel free to contact us directly and speak with one of our friendly representatives. We’re here to listen to your needs and provide you with the best possible custom moving price tailored to your specific circumstances.

Rest assured, our goal is to offer you transparency and affordability throughout the moving process. We understand that budget considerations are important, and we’re committed to providing you with a fair and competitive price for your move to the Canary Islands.

 

Additional Removal Services Tailored to Your Needs

At SDC International Shipping, we go above and beyond to cater to all of your moving needs when relocating to the Canary Islands. We understand that a successful move involves more than just transporting your belongings, which is why we offer a range of additional services to ensure a seamless experience.

International Moving Insurance for Peace of Mind

To provide you with added peace of mind, we can arrange international moving insurance to protect your valuable possessions during transit. Our team will guide you through the insurance options available and help you choose the coverage that best suits your requirements.

Secure Storage Solutions

If you require storage solutions as part of your move, we have you covered. Our reliable storage facilities are equipped to safeguard your belongings, giving you the flexibility and convenience you need during the transition. Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, we’ll take care of the details.

Efficient Packing Services

Save time and energy by taking advantage of our professional packing services. Our expert team will handle the packing process with precision and care, ensuring that your belongings are properly protected for the journey. With our attention to detail and quality materials, you can trust that your items will arrive at your new Canary Islands home in pristine condition.

Specialized Logistics for Pianos and Artwork

For those with unique and delicate items such as pianos or valuable artwork, we offer specialized logistics solutions. Our experienced professionals understand the intricacies involved in transporting these precious possessions, and we’ll handle them with the utmost care and expertise.

Your One-Stop Moving Solution

Our aim is to be your comprehensive moving partner, providing all the services you need for a successful relocation to the Canary Islands. We strive to exceed your expectations and ensure that every aspect of your move is taken care of to the highest standards.

 

How Long Does International Shipping to the Canaries Take?

When it comes to transporting your household goods to the Canary Islands, we offer flexible transit options to suit your specific needs and preferences. Depending on your requirements, you can choose between shared or sole-use containers for ocean transit, or opt for the swiftness of air transportation.

Ocean Transit: Shared and Sole-Use Containers

For ocean transit, we provide two options: shared and sole-use containers. Shared consignments typically take around 8-16 weeks for door-to-door service. This option allows you to share container space with other customers, providing a cost-effective solution without compromising on security or reliability.

On the other hand, if time is of the essence, you may prefer the sole-use container option. When leaving from the West Coast, transit time ranges from 6-12 weeks. From the East Coast, you can expect transit times of approximately 4-8 weeks. By opting for a sole-use container, you’ll benefit from faster delivery as your shipment will not be shared with other customers.

Air Transportation: Swift Transit in Several Days

If you require even quicker transit times, we offer air transportation for your household goods. Sending your belongings by air can significantly reduce the transit time, typically taking only several days to reach the Canary Islands. This option is ideal for those who prioritize speed and need their possessions to be delivered promptly.

We understand that every move is unique, and we’re here to provide you with the most suitable transit option based on your specific requirements and timeline.

If you have any further questions or would like more detailed information about transit times, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

 

Popular Moving Destinations in the Canary Islands 

Are you in Los Angeles? Or maybe in Boston or Dallas? Regardless of your location in the USA, we can move you to these popular destinations: 

  • Tenerife
  • Gran Canaria
  • La Palma
  • Fuerteventura
  • Las Palmas
  • Lanzarote 
  • La Gomera
  • Isa del Hierro 

Curious Facts About the Canaries

  • All the Canary Islands are volcanic.
  • The islands are a Spanish archipelago. 
  • The Canaries have a population of over 2 million.
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are the two capitals of the archipelago. 
  • Islas Canarias may refer not to birds but dogs, that’s, “sea dogs” (seals). 
  • Africa is only 65 miles away from the Canary Islands. 
  • Mount Teide is the third-largest volcano in the world. 
  • Popular Canarian wrestling goes back to 1420. 
  • El Hierro generates most of its power from the sun, wind, and water. 

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