Moving to a new country and starting a new life there is a complicated and exciting process. There are always going to be hoops to jump through no matter where you move to. The United States has some strict rules that you will need to abide by.
You Will Need Health Insurance
Research what kind of health insurance policy you will need for your family. Prepare a detailed history of any medical issues you have had in the past. Remember that leaving anything out can void any coverage you take out. Shop around to find the best deal for you. Find a policy that can start as soon as possible because health care in the United States is highly expensive.
Moving Is Hard Without A Job Offer
Wait for a firm offer of employment before you start the process of moving. Talk to your employer about what they need from you to help them move the visa application process along. Remember that you may need to provide proof of employment when you arrive, and that having a fixed address before you arrive is also a good idea.
Understand Your Visa Requirements
Talk to a lawyer based in the US before you move. Explain what your situation is and be prepared to answer a lot of questions. Remember that the more information you can provide early on, the quicker things will go. Find out what specific visa you need to apply for. Read as much as you can on relevant applications, such as an EB 5 investor visa for wealthy immigrants looking to invest in US-based companies. Prepare yourself for a large amount of paperwork and background checks. Find a lawyer in the area you are looking to move to that has experience in this specific type of immigration law.
Laws Vary From State To State
Do your research on the state that you are moving to before you get there. Remember that there are specific laws and regulations in different states, but most of the major ones will be consistent throughout the United States. Look for COVID-19 guidelines in the area that you are moving too and find out if you need to be wearing a mask or social distancing. Factor in the tax when you are shopping as display prices may not include them and sales tax rates vary from state to state. Tip your wait staff, taxi drivers and other people in the service industry as it is expected that customers will pay an extra 15-20% of the stated bill.
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