Move from Germany to New York City

Book a smooth move to New York City

At SMOOVER our number one priority is a smooth moving experience. See how we work here

For this we will return to your request within 12 hours and will get the best price for your move. Guaranteed.

Rough price estimate (Please use Desktop PC)

Before you request a quote, here is a calculator to give you an idea of what ballpark your move will be in. The above estimate is a really rough estimates and as so often in live the details matter. We put this up here to clarify expectations: Moving to the US is not cheap. Often it will be more economical to buy the furniture new. But for cases, where you either have a nice collection of good quality furniture, or have an employer pay for the relocation, it will make sense to invest in a proper white-glove relocation service as we provide it.

Our services for international moves to New York

When you want to move to New York we offer the following services

With seven years of hands-on experience managing moves to the U.S, particularly to the vibrant city of New York, SMOOVER is your go-to partner for a smooth, easy move. Our all-inclusive, door-to-door fixed price package takes the hassle out of moving.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Overland transport to the shipping terminal
  • Transport to the departure port
  • Handling of paperwork for U.S Customs and household goods
  • All ocean freight costs
  • Fees for handling and port at the place of origin
  • Clearing customs when we arrive in the U.S

Every step of the way, our friendly, professional team will take care of the details, so you can focus on settling into your new home. Choose SMOOVER for a stress-free, straightforward moving experience.


We can also take care of painting your apartment in Germany if you are in a hurry. We also offer deep cleaning services. Or you can try the complete bundle and enjoy a discount. 

We take care of the paperwork

At SMOOVER, we also simplify the often complex customs process for you. Leveraging our well-established and standardized procedures, we guide you step by step through the required documentation. Our dedicated team is well-versed in customs regulations and procedures, ensuring your belongings clear customs swiftly and efficiently. With SMOOVER, you can rest assured knowing that every detail, including the paperwork, is expertly handled.

NYC: An Unbeatable Destination For Your Next Move

New York City, fondly known as “The City that Never Sleeps,” holds a special allure for anyone considering relocation. As a moving company specialized in transitions to NYC, we can tell you firsthand about the exciting opportunities that await you.

Global Cuisine and Iconic Landmarks: Experience the Best of NYC

One of the top reasons to consider a move to NYC is its unmatched culinary scene and iconic landmarks. With a multitude of dining options that take you on a global gastronomic journey and must-see sights like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and Central Park, your weekends will be packed with exploration and entertainment.

A Robust Economy: Moving to NYC for Career Growth

As a city hosting numerous Fortune 500 companies, NYC presents abundant career opportunities across various sectors. Whether you’re moving to NYC for work or considering it, you’ll find it to be a thriving economic hub.

Quality Education: Make Your Move For Top-Tier Schools

For families and students, NYC boasts a top-tier education system, with a myriad of highly-ranked schools and universities. Making a move with SMOOVER ensures a bright future in a city known for academic excellence.

Vibrant Neighborhoods: From SoHo to Brooklyn

Every NYC neighborhood has its own unique charm, whether it’s the artsy vibe of SoHo or the picturesque brownstones and lush green spaces of Brooklyn. Relocating to NYC with a reliable moving company like SMOOVER means you can seamlessly become part of these vibrant communities.

The Big Apple Welcomes Diversity

Above all, NYC is celebrated for its rich diversity and strong sense of community. It’s a city that welcomes newcomers with open arms. Let SMOOVER, your trusted moving company, facilitate your move to this exciting city, ensuring a hassle-free transition into your new home and community.

The Quickest, Easiest Way To Move

Moving house can be stressful and time-consuming, and choosing a mover you can trust with all your belongings adds to this. That’s why we decided to launch Smoover – to connect you with the most professional moving companies.
Moving house can be complicated and stressful, but our mission is simple – to make your move smooth!

Instant Offer

You can get a quote from removal companies that used to take ages – involving long phone calls, tedious inventory lists, and visits to your home.​

Accurate Inventory List

We can generate an accurate inventory list without home visits by simply filling out a form or using your smartphone to record all your stuff.

Additional Services

We can pack all your items and even hook you up with a painter or cleaner if you need to leave your apartment in tip-top condition before handing over the keys.

No Parking Zone

We can sort out No Parking Zones (Halteverbots Zone), so the truck can be guaranteed a parking place,

English Communication

All communication is in English, including contracts and instant messenger chats on the day of the move.

Privacy First

Form details are entirely anonymous, as we never ask for an address until you decide to move.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • New items (less than one year old), inheritance items, and gifts are dutiable
  • Sales receipts may be required on new items
  • Antiques (Certificate of Authenticity is required)
  • Medicine
    • must be properly identified
    • must not exceed normal quantities required by an individual with a health problem
    • must have either a prescription or written statement from doctor stating that the
    • medicine is required for physical well-being
  • Biological materials of public health or of veterinary importance require an Import Permit

We strongly recommend to not ship alcohol with household goods

  • Certain ports are “Dry Ports” and alcohol cannot be imported at that location; alcohol is not permitted in those states
  • If you bring them, all cartons containing alcoholic beverages should be loaded together, clearly marked on the inventory and be easily accessible for inspection
  • Customer must provide name, quantity, size of bottle, alcohol content , value per bottle, and date purchased
  • Liquor filled candy
  • Lottery tickets
  • Narcotics and dangerous drugs (violation will result in severe penalties)
  • Obscene or pornographic material
  • Unlawful or treasonable material
  • Hazardous articles (e.g. fireworks, combustible, corrosive, flammable or explosive items and toxic or poisonous substances)
  • Switch blade knives
  • Pirated books or articles (e.g. cassettes and computer programs) will be confiscated and destroyed
  • Foodstuff is strictly controlled and subject to inspection and confiscation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Firearms and ammunition (automatic and heavy military weapons are strictly prohibited)
    • Subject to many restrictions
    • Import Permit obtainable and issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF)
    • Proof of ownership
    • Registration, certificates and licenses required and vary according to the type of
    • firearm, the immigration status of the owner, the destination and port of entry
    • If weapon was originally purchased or owned by Customer in the U.S. , proof of sale and date of sale required
  • Animals or plants (e.g. furs, skins, ivory tusks, tortoise shells, wood carvings, etc.) subject to the U.S. Endangered Species Act
  • Automobiles are subject to import duties and taxes
  • Autos previously exported from the U.S. may be imported duty-free provided the customer can supply the export Ocean Bill of Lading and can prove that no modifications have been made to the auto since exporting from the U.S.
  • All automobiles imported must meet both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the

Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements–If required conversions are not performed in the country of origin, Customer must post a sizable bond (approximately 50% of the value of the auto) in order to have the necessary conversions performed in the U.S.

  • Information on emission standards can be obtained from the EPA
  • All costs for exam, testing or modifications of auto are payable by the Customer
  • Make, model and year of auto must be provided
  • Documents required:
    • EPA Form 3520-1
    • Purchase Invoice
    • Title
    • Copy of Driver’s License (if applicable)
  • There are strict controls, restrictions, and prohibitions on the importation of animals, which is regulated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and U.S. Public Health Service
  • Import regulations for pets may include the following, depending on the country of origin:
    • Original Certificate of rabies vaccination showing proof that the vaccination was administered more than 30 days prior to the flight, but not more than 360 days
    • Health Certificate from a veterinarian must be issued within 10 days prior to animals departure
    • Dogs and cats are not normally quarantined, but birds require 30 days quarantine and an Import Permit
Move from Germany to the US

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