Are you an American citizen, particularly from NYC, considering a move to Singapore? Oz Moving & Storage has over 30 years of experience as a premier provider of international moving services to NYC residents, and we understand the intricacies of international relocation. 

Our International Moving Services

When moving to Singapore, meticulous planning is vital. We provide personalized care throughout the process, from planning to shipping and customs clearance. An international door-to-door service that ensures your move to Singapore is hassle-free. 

We offer shipping options via sea or air and work with reliable global partners to transport your belongings safely to your new home. Full-service packing is part of our service, where our experienced team will take care of all the hard work packing your belongings using professional packaging materials and crating to protect your items in transit. 

With 30 years of experience, we understand what makes a successful international move to Singapore and the potential pitfalls so that we can guide you every step of the way. 

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Why People Are Moving to Singapore?

Thanks to its strong economy, excellent healthcare, and superb education system, Singapore has become a popular destination for US citizens seeking new opportunities. 

It's also safe for families with low crime rates and a blend of modernity and traditional values. There are great opportunities for US citizens and other foreign expats, with many jobs in finance, tourism, science and technology, trade and engineering, and heavy industry. 

Singaporeans take education very seriously, and their education system is currently ranked as the 11th best in the world. Schools in Singapore typically teach in English, and the lifestyle blends Asian and European cultures, managing to feature the best of both. 

Also, much of Singapore's population comprises foreigners who make the most of the opportunities. Hence, it's easy to fit in, and Singaporeans are friendly and welcoming.

Moving to Singapore: What You Need to Know

As a premier international moving company with over 30 years of experience, Oz Moving & Storage understands the excitement and potential challenges of relocating to a vibrant destination like Singapore. Singapore offers a wealth of opportunities for expats, but there are some key points to consider:


Various types of work passes are available when moving to Singapore for employment. Singapore does not use a points-based system for entry. Instead, they offer a few relatively straightforward Singapore visa options, which they refer to as passes. Types of passes include the Employment Pass (high-skilled professionals), ‘S’ Pass (for skilled workers that do not fit the criteria for Employment Pass), Work Holiday Pass, and Entrepreneur Pass. 

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower website details all the individual pass requirements. If you're considering long-term work in Singapore, then obtaining a Permanent Residency (PR) will likely be required. Several residency schemes offer a clear path for professionals and skilled workers to get Permanent Residency. The main criteria include having an employment pass and a job in Singapore.

Living costs

Singapore offers a genuinely incredible standard of living and is one of the most sought-after countries for expats. The wages are high, and there are great opportunities for career advancement. 

However, this is costly, as Singapore has a comparatively high cost of living compared to most parts of the world. But of course, NYC residents are all too familiar with high living costs, and they will find most things, with a few exceptions, are much cheaper in Singapore. 

Car ownership and gas prices are exceptions to the rule and are very expensive. The high costs associated with car ownership are likely because Singapore is a city-state and has created an excellent public transportation network. No need or space exists for every resident to own a vehicle. 

The relatively small size of Singapore also accounts for the other exception, property ownership. Real Estate in Singapore is even more expensive than New York City. But the good news is apartment rentals are around 30-40% cheaper. Overall, the cost of living in Singapore is typically 30% less than in NYC.

Singapore Moving Tips

Moving to Singapore requires precise and careful planning. Begin planning early to organize your belongings and understand the timeline for each process step. Oz Moving & Storage offers personalized timelines and moving strategies, but some handy moving tips to consider include:

  • Declutter and Downsize: Before packing, reduce your possessions to what you need and nothing more. Donate or sell items you no longer need or want to reduce moving costs.

  • Research Import Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Singapore's customs rules. Seek guidance from Oz Moving & Storage on shipping restrictions and customs rules.

  • Organize Documents: Keep essential paperwork like passports and visas handy for easy access; do not pack them in boxes.

  • Choose Professional Packing Services: Trust Oz Moving & Storage's skilled moving team to pack your items for the long trip to Singapore.

  • Label Boxes Clearly: If you are packing yourself, label boxes accurately so you can identify the contents without opening each box.

  • Consider Storage Options: If you cannot ship everything immediately, take advantage of Oz Moving & Storage's self-access long and short-term storage options.

Why Choose Oz for Your Move to Singapore

Suppose you are an American, particularly a New Yorker, gearing up for a move to Singapore. Then Oz Moving & Storage is an industry leader with over three decades of experience in storage, moving, and relocation services. 

Our international moving assistance features a comprehensive suite of services catering to all aspects of your move. We handle every step of the process for a complete door-to-door moving service from NYC to your new home in Singapore. 

Unlike other operators, with Oz Moving & Storage, you don’t have to worry about hidden fees and unexpected costs. Our pricing is transparent and devoid of any nasty surprises. We also offer comprehensive insurance options for your peace of mind. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. 

Please get a free quote to find out why we have a track record of positive reviews and why much of our business comes from existing customer referrals.

Services Offered

At Oz Moving & Storage, we offer a range of specific services for international moves:

Full-service packing

Ensuring your belongings are packed securely is crucial for an international move to Singapore. We offer full-service packing solutions. Carefully pack your belongings using specialized packing materials to ensure they arrive safely.

Pick-up and transport

Once your items are packed, our professional team will seamlessly handle the pick-up and transport to your new Singapore home.


We offer land, sea, and air shipping options and collaborate with reliable shipping partners for safe and efficient transportation of your belongings worldwide.

Customs Clearance

When moving to a new country like Singapore, navigating customs procedures can be complex. We provide expert assistance and, thanks to our experience with international regulations, can facilitate the customs clearance process on your behalf.


To protect your belongings during an international move, Oz Moving & Storage offers comprehensive insurance options with no hidden fees for peace of mind.

Storage Solutions

If you require storage, we offer secure short-term or long-term storage facilities to keep your belongings safe until they are ready for delivery.

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