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I was browsing looking for information on companies that move belongings from Canada--->USA. The tread is so old so i'm starting a new one.

 

What companies/experiences/quotes did you have/get?

 

I'm looking to find a reputable company that is not a UPACK type of place.

 

Thank you in advance.


Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06



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United and Atlas are two of the majors.  None of the minor ones do transborder moves.  

 

They'll quote prices in USD.  We paid around $7500 to move a 2 bedroom apartment Toronto to California.  We had them pack the kitchen and we packed the rest to save some money.  I highly encourage you working with the agent to see what they can do to save you money.  I also recommend getting a "bound not to exceed quote".  This means that if the weight is less than they estimate, you'll get a lower price, but if the weight exceeds the estimate, it's limited to the estimate (or maybe 110% of it).

 

I doubt that you'll find anyone who has anything glowing to say about any of the major moving companies.  Our driver was rather clueless and resistant to getting the needed permit for parking for delivery.

 

They also take care of the customs paperwork to help make that smoother.  


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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Awesome, good advice and thank you!

 

I think since we are moving WPG->Minnesota and its about a 7 hour drive, we might get an okay quote (don't quote me on that...lol)  BUT this "bound not to exceed quote" information is most excellent. 


Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06



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