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Moving Companies To Chicago From Canada

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. What You Need To Know Before Moving To Chicago From Canada
  2. How Can I Immigrate To Chicago From Canada?
  3. Can I Bring A Car To Chicago From Canada? Is It A Good Idea?
  4. Will I Have To Pay Taxes On Household Goods When Moving To Chicago From Canada?
  5. Get Help With Your Move From Canada To Chicago – Contact A-1 Auto Transport Now
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What You Need To Know Before Moving To Chicago From Canada

Chicago is one of the busiest metropolises in the United States, and it has a unique culture, plenty of job opportunities, and lots of recreation options for residents – so more Canadians than ever are interested in moving to Chicago from Canada. Here are a few things you should know about before you start planning your move!

How Can I Immigrate To Chicago From Canada?

Canadian citizens typically have an easy time immigrating to the US. Most commonly, you can get an immigration permit if you’re employed and sponsored by a US-based company. You may also be able to get a visa by starting a business, if you’re joining a family member who is a US resident or citizen, or if you want to attend a college or university in the United States.

For a full overview of your different visa and immigration options as a Canadian moving to Chicago, you should consult with this web page from the U.S. Department of State.

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Can I Bring A Car To Chicago From Canada? Is It A Good Idea?

It’s possible to import a car to Chicago from Canada, as long as it was manufactured to meet US DOT (Department of Transportation) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements. Vehicles made in Canada, the US, or Mexico are typically exempt from duties and taxes.

However, bringing a car to Chicago from Canada may not be a good idea. It depends where you live. In the city, the cost of parking is very high, and there is very good public transit, so you don’t need a car. However, in Chicago’s large suburbs, owning a car can be handy to help you get around.

Will I Have To Pay Taxes On Household Goods When Moving To Chicago From Canada?

No. If you move to Chicago from Canada, you will be able to bring all household goods and personal items into the country without paying any taxes or duties, as long as you have owned them and used them for a least a year.

However, you will need to note items purchased within a year, antiques that are under 100 years old, and a few other items when bringing them into the country, or else you risk penalties or having your items seized. There are also some restricted items you can’t bring. You can get more details here.

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Get Help With Your Move From Canada To Chicago – Contact A-1 Auto Transport Now

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your personal items and your car from Chicago to Canada. With years of experience in international moving, our partners can assist in your relocation – and ensure a hassle-free experience. Contact us online or give us a call to schedule a consultation and get a no-commitment quote.

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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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