10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Washington DC

If you are thinking of moving to America’s capital city, Washington DC, what are your priorities going to be when it comes to finding out more about your destination? We are going to take a look at ten important things to consider if you are planning to make Washington DC your home.   Can I … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Texas

If you are thinking of moving to the Lone Star State, what are your priorities going to be when it comes to finding out more about your destination? We’ll take a look at ten important things to take on board if you are planning to relocate to Texas.   Can I find a job? Texas … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Santa Barbara

If you are contemplating a move to the ‘American Riviera’, you will find the Pacific Ocean on your doorstep and the Santa Ynez mountains close to the city to the north. It is a picturesque, vibrant, and yet small city. What will you need to know before you go? We will take a look at … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To San Francisco

If you are contemplating a move to the lovely old West Coast city of San Francisco, you may be wondering what you need to know before you go. We will take a look at your top ten questions below.   Can I find a job? If you are white collar and have a track record … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Portland

If you are contemplating a move to Portland, you will find that it is one of the most popular destinations in the US for good reason. The Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains are nearby, and there is world-renowned food, high levels of education, a famously laid-back culture, plenty of good quality jobs, and – … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To New York

If you are contemplating a move to New York, you are looking at relocating to one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities on Earth, home of world-famous attractions, such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Central Park. What will you need to know before you go? We will take a … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Miami

Florida is a popular destination among both US citizens and expats, and one of its greatest cities is Miami. With its famous beaches and Art Deco architecture, Miami is a beautiful place to live. If you are thinking of moving to this part of the ‘Sunshine State’, what do you need to know? We will … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Massachusetts

If you are contemplating a move to the Pilgrim State, you will find a densely populated, small state, with the Atlantic Ocean on your doorstep, plus all the conveniences of modern life in a bustling, vibrant environment, and a centre of educational and sporting excellence that are second to none. What will you need to … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Los Angeles

If you are contemplating a move to the beautiful West Coast city of Los Angeles, you may be wondering what you will need to know before you go. Home of the film industry, legendarily glamorous LA is nonetheless host to a wide range of other job sectors, too. We will take a look at your … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Illinois

If you are contemplating a move to the Prairie State, you will find three ‘C’s – corn, cold and Chicago. Illinois farmers rank highly for corn production, and winter temperatures are forced down by winds coming off Lake Michigan. Nonetheless, the state has much to recommend it. So, what will you need to know before … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Houston

If you are thinking of moving to the Texan city of Houston, the fourth largest city in the USA, what should your priorities be when it comes to finding out more about your destination? Houston is one of the state’s most popular cities, with a solid job market and a high standard of living. We … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Florida

Florida is a popular destination among expats, particularly British retirees. Many people choose to retire there for the warm weather and the ease of communication. If you are thinking of moving to the ‘sunshine state’, what do you need to know? We will take a look at the top ten things to consider.   Can … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Denver

If you are thinking of moving to the ‘Mile High City’, then what do you need to know about your destination? Denver has much to recommend it, from its beautiful mountainous location to its vibrant cultural scene. We are going to take a look at ten important things to consider if you are planning to … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Colorado

If you are thinking of moving to the lovely state of Colorado, then what are your priorities going to be when it comes to finding out more about this beautiful, mountainous state? We are going to take a look at ten important things to consider if you are planning to make Colorado your home.   … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Chicago

If you are thinking of moving to the ‘Windy City’, then what are your priorities going to be when it comes to finding out more about your destination? Chicago is a popular destination among expats. Property prices here are competitive with other cities in the US, and the quality of life is high (though be … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To California

California is one of the jewels in America’s crown and a popular state among expats looking to relocate. However, moving there is not always easy. It’s one of the most desirable US destinations, with its vibrant cities, fabulous beaches and mountains, and a high standard of living. If you are thinking of moving to the … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Boston

If you are contemplating a move to the New England city of Boston, what will your priorities be when it comes to finding out more about your destination? Boston is a popular choice, and is one of the oldest and most sophisticated cities on the Eastern seaboard. We are going to look at ten important … Read more

10 Things Expats Need To Know When Moving To Austin

If you are thinking of moving to the Texan city of Austin, what are your priorities going to be when it comes to finding out more about your destination? Austin is a popular choice – its unofficial slogan is ‘Keep Austin Weird’, and it’s known for being a blue city in a (largely) Republican state. … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In The USA

Foreigners who are nationals from any of the 38 visa waiver countries can enter the United States for tourism or business purposes, for a period of up to 90 days, without obtaining a visa. If you are entering under the Visa Waiver Programme, you will require an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), which must … Read more

An Expat Guide To The Cost Of Living In San Jose

San Jose is situated on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, in the centre of the Santa Clara Valley. The city is sprawled over an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is a major technological hub and the largest city in Northern California. It’s also the third most populated city in … Read more

How To Pass The American Citizenship Test

Citizenship tests are always a challenge, and the test for US citizenship has an especially tough reputation. But what does the American citizenship test actually involve? How Do I Apply For Citizenship? If you were born in the USA, but now live abroad, or if you are of American parentage, obtaining US citizenship will obviously … Read more

How The Proposed Changes To The American H-1B Visa Might Affect You

For skilled expats hoping to live and work in the United States, the H-1B visa has been an attractive option. However, since early 2017, the Trump administration has proposed a range of changes to the program that threaten to impact current H-1B visa holders and restrict options for future visa applicants.So if you’re an expat … Read more

What Will The Changes To The H1 Visa In The US Mean For You?

The Government of the United States has recently made several reforms to its immigration laws. Some of these changes are in relation to national security and have resulted in tighter border controls. Officials and key decision makers are expressing concern about foreign workers and migrants taking up jobs or assignments across the country instead of … Read more

How To Move To The USA With Your Pet

Moving abroad can sometimes bring with it a host of worries – from getting your paperwork sorted to planning your journey. If you’re travelling to the United States, fortunately there is a lot of information that can help make your journey more easy. Almost everything you require is listed on government websites or public portals. … Read more

Dealing with the US Immigration Department

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Service [hereinafter ICE] is the country’s second largest law enforcement agency behind the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The agency has been on a seemingly perpetual ‘high alert’ since at least 2001 (at which point the agency came under the jurisdiction of the newly-formed Department of Homeland Security) and is likely … Read more

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