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Moving to another country is an awesome experience, and a great professional and personal opportunity to grow. At the same time, it is important to maintain a similar standard of living. We will provide you with a comparison between your current city and the one you are moving to, so you can make any adjustments.
TIP: Not everything is comparable. Sizes in Texas are much bigger!!!
Finding the right house, in the right neighborhood at the right price (and, if necessary, in the right school district) in a new city and country can be very stressful. Our experts will offer a "virtual" tour of the city's neighborhoods. Once in town, we'll show a pre-selected number of houses, help, and assist closing the deal.
TIP: although most people in Texas big cities live in houses, apartment living in downtown is very trendy
Finding the right school in the chosen neighborhood or not too far to avoid a long commute … can also be stressful. We'll present alternatives prior to any trip (private vs public; small vs large; religious vs laic; …). Once in town, we'll show the pre-selected schools, and help with all the enrollment process.
TIP: There are many religious and non-denominational private schools in Texas
Remember, being new in town, an out of state resident, or even a foreign resident cannot be an excuse not to abide the laws of your new city. Our legal experts will guide you through the basic regulations affecting your daily life: taxes, driving, insurance, recycling, and many more.
TIP: an open alcohol container is not allowed in the passenger's area of a car... only in the trunk
Do you need help with visas: working, investor, spouse and children? Our immigration lawyers can resolve all your questions, clarify all your doubts, and walk you through the necessary process to obtain the right visas to work and live in the United States.
TIP: immigration laws in the United States are no stricter than in Europe
When moving from abroad, opening a bank account can be challenging. Our experts will help with the process to have the account ready from Day 1. A good credit history is necessary for purchasing a house, a car, cable tv or even a cell phone. We'll provide you with the right strategy to start building your credit history.
TIP: most banks have drive-thru lanes so no need to get our of the car to withdraw money!
Many big cities in the United States lack a proper public transportation system. Our experts will help with the process of renting or purchasing a car, getting the right insurance, or obtaining a driver's license.
TIP: in most intersections, even with a red light, you can turn right after making a full stop and respecting pedestrians crossing at all times.
We're aware that the health cost in the United States is very expensive. Having the right insurance is essential. Our experts can help identify the right coverage for everyone.
TIP: pharmacies work a bit different than in many European countries. It is important to identify a pharmacy close to your home or work, so you doctors can send your prescribed medicines to that one.
Simple things as electricity, water, insurance ... and most importantly ... cellular and wifi service ... suddenly become more complicated. We'll help setup everything so all those services are ready when moving into the new home.
TIP: while prospecting in the United States, there are ways to be connected to home w/o spending a fortune in roaming charges.