Shipping to the USA from Dubai

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Shipping from Dubai to the United States

The land of the free and the home of the brave, people continue to flock to the promised land which continues to appeal to a broad spectrum of people. Whether you are shipping to the USA from Dubai for the first time or repatriating as a US citizen. Relocating your home can be a demanding experience as the upheaval of changing Jobs/Lifestyle/Surroundings can be stressful.

What should I prioritise when moving from the UAE to the USA?

When should I start obtaining quotes for my relocation to the USA?

We recommend obtaining your quotes for moving to the US at least 2-3 months before your target move date.

This ensures enough time to review your quotes and formally advise the shipping company you have chosen, securing your preferred moving dates.

And enough time to arrange your visa/travel/shipping documents and all the other formalities you have to contend with before your move.


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Documentation requirements for shipping to the USA from Dubai

  • Copy of Passport
  • Form CBP 3299 – declaration for free entry of unaccompanied articles
  • Copy of visa (if non-US citizen / permanent resident) / copy of permanent resident card
  • UAE Visa Copy
  • Packing List in English (Completed by Mover)

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What is the cost of relocating to the USA from Dubai?

The cost of moving from Dubai to the United States depends on a number of factors. The most important factor is the volume of furniture you are moving. The more furniture you move, the higher cost. 

Secondly is the Mode of shipping you choose. 

You can choose to move your items in your own shipping container, or if you’re moving only a few items and only a small amount of furniture you could choose a shared container.

This is known as “Groupage” in the moving industry. Of course, sharing a container, or Groupage, is likely more cost-effective than a dedicated container. However, the compromise you make is shipping times can be longer.

Approximate shipping cost options to the US are as follows:

Full Container (20ft / 40ft) – Starting from AED 19,500 AED

Groupage (Shared Container) – Starting from AED1250/CBM

LCL (Less than a container load) – Starting from AED 1,600/CBM

Air (Quickest, Most Expensive) – Starting from AED 45/KG

This is, as mentioned, a general guide, however, you can click here to obtain competitive, up to date quotes, from reputable movers.

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How long does it take to ship my goods to the USA?

When estimating how long shipping from Dubai to the US takes, we have to consider the mode the goods would be travelling in. Air is the quickest and Sea is the slowest. 

Approximate transit times

Air Shipment – (4-6 Days)

Sole Container by Sea – (40 – 50 Days)

Part Container by Sea – (60 – 90 Days)

Another consideration when estimating time-frame is processing the shipment and customs clearance in Dubai and in the US. We would allow up to 1 week at both ends. (Airfreight should take a couple of days at both ends).

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How do I start the process of getting quotes

Fill out the form provided by telling us your moving requirements. Once the form has been submitted you will start to receive quotes from shippers we have matched to your enquiry.

Shippers will make contact with you based on your requirements, then simply select the quote that best suits your needs!

If you want a more in-depth guide on other moving-related topics we would suggest you read the more comprehensive guide on Moving to the United States article.