Moving To Austin, Texas From Canada? Here’s What You Should Know
Austin, Texas is one of the best places to live in America – with lots of tech jobs, a laid-back way of life, and a great higher education system. Interested in making a move from Canada to Austin, Texas? Get more details about the process now.
How Can I Move To Austin, Texas From Canada?
The first step is to get a US residence permit. If you want to move to Austin, Texas, the best option is to find employment at one of the tech companies located in the area – it’s well-known for being a hub of innovation. You may also be able to get residence to attend a university in Austin, or to join a family member who lives in Austin, Texas.
You can learn more about your options at this page from the U.S. Department of State, and see which immigration options may be available to you.
Can I Bring My Household Goods & Car To Austin, Texas From Canada?
Yes. As a Canadian, you can bring your household goods to the United States without any taxes, and you can usually bring any vehicle that meets US DOT (Department of Transportation) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards.
You can typically import your car tax-free if it was built in Mexico, Canada, or the US. However, cars built outside these countries may be subject to additional taxes.
What’s The Best Way To Ship My Stuff When I Move To Austin, Texas?
Most people moving to Texas from Canada choose to ship their household goods and car using a truck. Trucking is the simplest way to get your stuff to Austin, and it’s probably the best option for Canadians moving to Austin.
Overall, you’ll usually get the best value and service by shipping your stuff in a moving truck. Ocean-going international freight is a lot slower, and you’ll still need to hire a truck to send your items to and from a port to be shipped by sea. Sending your items via air freight is the fastest option, but is extremely expensive, so it’s not a great option for most people. is faster, but also a lot more expensive.
How Hot Is The Weather In Austin, Texas?
Hot. Much hotter than Canada. It has very long, hot summers with short, mild winters. The average high in July is 95.6 F (33.4 C), and the average high in January is 61.5 F (16.5 C). Snow is rare, though the nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing in the winter, and ice storms occur occasionally.
Get Help Moving Internationally To Austin, Texas From Canada!
Moving to the capital of Texas from Canada? Let A-1 Auto Transport help you ship your car and your household goods. Our experienced team will help you through every step of the process, and simplify your move from Canada to Austin, Texas. Contact us online or give us a call to get started right away.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.