Our recommended Top 4 priorities to tackle when moving to the USA
With more than 65 different types of visas issued by the US Government, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services “Explore my options” tool is the best way to find out about your visa options and their eligibility criteria. Generic information about the procedures for entering the USA is also available on www.usa.gov.
“Location, location, location“: whether you choose to live in a high density homes area with a thriving local economy, or in a quieter or less prosperous part of the country, you can already look at the type of properties available and at what cost by visiting www.realtor.com, www.century21.com and www.zillow.com.
Although the overall US school system is good, the standard of education may vary significantly depending on the state or the area you are considering. It is therefore recommended to check the website of the Department of Education of the state you are relocating to. Private and international schools are widely available in major cities and provide a wider choice of curriculum. www.privateschoolreview.com has a great tool with a detailed information per state.
As there is no universal healthcare provided in the USA, you will need to subscribe to a private health insurance either directly or through your employer sponsored programme. The USA Government website has a comprehensive section about health insurance, including government programmes. There are many health insurance providers, so start by visiting a site comparison like eHealth to guide you through your options.