Sunday, 5 June 2016

Tips for a Transatlantic Move

The American Dream has such appeal that even many Brits want a piece of it! Upping sticks and moving to the land of the free and the home of the brave has real allure for many that are tired of living in Blighty – so here are some tips for all those considering making a transatlantic move in the future.

tips for a transatlantic move

Visas, visas, visas!

One of the most complicated and stressful parts of moving to the US will be the visa and work permit application processes. The US make this part deliberately tough, and the process can be very long-winded. Make sure you stay on top of things and send off all the relevant forms and information months before you intend to actually move.

Get a good removal company

The importance of a good removal company during a move like this can’t be understated! You’ll need to find one with reasonable rates, and preferably one which has experience of international moves – but this isn’t essential. The important thing here is that you find a York removal company that you’re comfortable handing your possessions over to.

Don’t pack the kitchen sink

Instead of taking every worldly possession you own, why not use this as an opportunity to have a huge de-clutter? Throw out, recycle or sell some of the things that you won’t immediately need – you’ll be able to pick them up relatively cheaply over in the US, especially with the favourable exchange rates right now. This will make life easier for you when it comes to packing and unpacking – and it’ll also make life easier for your man and van York!

Driving permits

Look into getting an international driving permit to ensure you’ll be able to navigate when you get there. You should also read up on the regulations of the state that you’re moving to – each one has various different driving laws and bylaws that you’ll need to be familiar with before you get behind the wheel. You’ll also be driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road… so it’s crucial to be safe!

Get insurance

One-way travel insurance is a must, especially with a move as huge as a transatlantic one. Getting good insurance will protect your belongings in transit and will be your safety net should anything else go wrong. 

Are you thinking of moving to the US? Our York removal company can have you out of your UK home in no time. 

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