USA

The ongoing situation with Covid 19 may cause shipments to the USA to be delayed. This is due to flight disruptions and added customs / quarantine checks.

IMPORTANT

When sending items to the USA, a completed 3299 Declaration for Free Entry form is required by customs in order for your belongings to be cleared into the country - www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2019-Nov/CBP%20Form%203299.pdf

You’ll also need to fill out a Treasury Supplemental Declaration and a Power of Attorney form, which gives Baggage Hub (and/or our agents) permission to clear your shipment through customs. Copies of all these forms will be supplied to you via your customer portal and must be completed and signed by hand (details must match passport). Scanned copies should be uploaded to your customer portal before collection.

It’s important that you (i.e. The person that’s booking the shipment) are in the USA before your shipment arrives. You will need to supply returning flight details on your Declaration for Free Entry form if you are making the booking before you travel.

You will also be required to upload a copy of your passport details page to your customer portal. If you do not have a US passport, you must also upload a copy of your visa.

CUSTOMS INFORMATION

Personal Effect shipments are eligible for duty exemption into the USA for US citizens or if you are moving there permanently with the relevant working / residents’ visa. If travelling to the US on an ESTA (tourist visa) you are able to send a shipment but you will not be exempt from taxes and duties. This may alsodelay clearance at customs.

All shipments of personal items must be accompanied by a detailed inventory list. This must be a detailed, itemised list. US customs will not accept general terms on inventory such as ‘household effects’ or ‘kitchen items’. All items need to be itemised in a comprehensive list so it is clear exactly what is being shipped.

Items can be sent to relatives in certain circumstances, but we do not recommend this as it may require a broker and will incur additional taxes and duties. Either way, you must be able to show that you are coming to the country to live by supplying the relevant flight and citizenship / visa details.

With certain couriers (such as TNT/FedEx) you will need to fill in additional forms if you are sending artwork.

For sea freight shipments, there may be inspection fees payable to the destination agent. This will only happen if the shipping container is selected for quarantine inspection. The inspection fee would be divided between all those that have a consignment in the container and split according to the size of each customer’s shipment.

PROHIBITED ITEMS – USA

At Baggage Hub, we supply a general list of Prohibited and Restricted items as standard, but there are specific rules and restrictions when sending items to USA which it’s important to be aware of.

Alcohol is prohibited via air but permissible by sea freight. However, we strongly recommend that you do not send alcohol at all as each state has different laws around the import of alcoholic substances, which can lead to additional paperwork and will also incur taxes and duties.

We also strongly advise against sending any food items. This can delay customs clearance and some items will also require pre-approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Please make sure you review the full prohibited items document here [ prohibited-items.pdf ]. Youwill be required to digitally sign this list within the customer portal to confirm youunderstand what else not to pack.

BAGGAGE HELP CENTRE

Generally personal effects only, clothes, shoes, linen, books, documents, chinaware, toys, computers, monitors, and laptops. For further information on prohibited items please click here »

Not a problem, we supply our Move Packs throughout the UK and Europe and cardboard boxes plus tape to the majority of countries worldwide.

We don’t supply bubble wrap but this can easily be purchased online.

Our sea freight prices are based on volume and the number of items you are shipping. The transit time varies between 8 to 12 week will depend on your final destination. We only offer sea freight services from certain countries and to a limited number of countries.

Road freight would normally be used for transporting your possessions into Europe or throughout the USA. Our prices are based on the number of items being moved as well as the overall weight. The transit times varies between 7 - 14 days.

Our airfreight service is quick plus affordable and takes between 7 - 14 days depending where in the world you are going. All airfreight prices are based on actual or volume weight whichever is the greater.

Yes you can, hard cases are ideal, but not essential.

When booking with Baggage Hub, we will take a deposit to cover the costs of packing materials and delivery plus collection. Once your shipment has been collected and returned to our warehouse you will receive a final invoice which will be sent you in an email. Payments are made securely via Stripe using either your credit or debit card. If you would like to discuss alternative payment options please feel free to contact our customer service team.

Yes, once your shipment has been collected and it is received into our warehouse you will be able to log into the customer portal or download the mobile tracking app. It’s simple to use and will provide you with all your relevant shipping information.

We offer shipping protection, and is calculated based on the value of your goods. You have an option to purchase shipping protection on check out and will be added on to your final invoice. Please note if you decide not to take out shipping protection your goods will not be insured and in the unlikely event your goods are damaged or lost you will not be able to make a claim. Further information on our standard liability can be found by clicking our terms and conditions.

We offer a professional packing service that is carried out by our team of experts.This is ideal for those customers who are very busy and need assistance with packing fragile and high valued items.

Our standard service is based on Monday to Friday 0800 to 1800. We offer timed collections and deliveries, this option is available on check out.

We strive in providing our customers with the best possible service, however you need to be aware of the legal stuff and your responsibilities which is highlighted in our terms and condition. We must draw your attention to our what’s excluded from our quotations: Customs and quarantine inspection fees, and fumigation charges are normally charged at destination. These fees do differ from country to country and will need to be paid prior to delivery.

Custom duties and taxes are excluded from our prices, these such fees are only charged on items that are declared to be unused or owned for less than 12 months (Subject to local regulations). Duties and taxes can also apply if the owner of the goods fails to be in the country of destination when the goods arrive. If you have any questions please email our customer care team who will be delighted to help.

Should our driver fail to turn up, please contact our customer care team. We aim to response as quickly as possible and in most cases will respond within an hour during working hours. Please remember you must be in to take delivery or collection

If your order has already been processed and packing materials have been despatched, you may loose your deposit. We strongly recommend should you need to cancel, you send an email to customer care at least 48 hours prior to your booked delivery or collection.


COUNTRY INFORMATION AND CUSTOMS DETAILS

Please click the links below for important information about the country you are shipping to:

Europe/EU

Switzerland

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa

United States

United Arab Emirates

Canada

Russia

Japan

China

Hong Kong

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