Our Latest USA Expat Guides

Expat Healthcare in the USA

It often comes as a shock for any Brits thinking of moving to the USA to discover how expensive American healthcare can be. In the UK citizens receive free healthcare at the point of delivery thanks to the National Health Service (NHS), but this concept simply doesn’t exist in the USA.

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Living in San Francisco, California

Anyone who’s ever seen an iconic road movie will want to emulate their hero and set off in their car to explore the whole of the United States. This country is car crazy, they even named the Motown record label in honour of the motor vehicle manufacturing city of Detroit.

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Driving in the USA

Anyone who’s ever seen an iconic road movie will want to emulate their hero and set off in their car to explore the whole of the United States. This country is car crazy, they even named the Motown record label in honour of the motor vehicle manufacturing city of Detroit.

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An Expat's Guide to the USA

The USA is known to be a great destination for expats to relocate to, in order to enjoy great weather (depending on where you go), job opportunities and quality of life; but there are also many little everyday differences you can also look forward to as you prepare for your new life Stateside...

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Top 4 US Cities for UK Expats

The USA is an amazingly large and diverse country, and there are a million different options for expats relocating to the States to choose from when finding a new city to settle in. Here are four of the top picks for expats moving to the USA.

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Obtaining Foreign Credit Can be a Struggle for Expats

Moving to a new country takes a lot of planning and work, everyone knows that with visas, finding jobs and accommodation, and schools for your kids, there are tons of big challenges that everyone faces when relocating to a new country. However, there are lots of things that might not be such instantly obvious hurdles to those moving to a new country, but can actually turn out to be a massive problem once you are there. One of the most surprising of these is establishing credit.

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Missing The UK?

For all of those Brits who have settled across the pond in the States or Canada, many will find that quality of life is incredible and the weather is perfect - whether you have set off in search of sunshine or snowy mountains. However, nearly everyone is filled with some kind of “there’s no place like home” nostalgia at one point or another. So for all of the expats living Stateside, here are some of the most British places to take a visit to on the North American continent

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Living in Charleston, South Carolina

Those planning on relocating to America may want to consider the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Named America's friendliest city and also America's most polite and hospitable city by Travel + Leisure and Southern Living magazines respectively, it's no question as to why tourism is big business in Charleston

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Living in Chicago, Illinois

Nestled between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Watershed is Chicago, Illinois, one of America's most populous cities. Ranked number seven on the Global Cities Index and home to the world's busiest airport (Chicago O'Hare) this sprawling metropolis attracts international business professionals looking for a slice of success

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Why Expats Are Choosing New Nationalities for their Children

If a child is born to an American parent or parents outside of the USA, that child is automatically granted US Citizenship at birth. Technically, this kicks in during the process when the parent registers their child's birth with the American authorities. But that child is still also technically a US Citizen even if the parents do not register them with the authorities.

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Living in Atlanta, Georgia

Living in Atlanta, Georgia is a true Southern city experience. Home of Coca Cola, and the world’s busiest airport for the past 14 years running, Atlanta is a bustling metropolis with heart. Nicknamed Hotlanta, Atlanta has a warm, humid climate with hot summers and mild winters.

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Living in Burlington, Vermont

Nestled among the Green Mountains at the side of the mammoth Lake Champlain, the first thing that will strike you about Burlington, Vermont is it's quaint beauty.

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Understanding Gun Culture?

When moving to a new country it may be difficult to intergrate in to the new way of life and culture. For Europeans moving to the USA getting used to the constant presence of guns in the home can be tricky.

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Living in the US: American Culture

American culture, facts about the culture of the US including traditional American food, religious beliefs and the influences of immigration in USA.

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What to Expect in the USA: Your Essential Guide

From planning the move to getting your Visa, we guide you through the process of moving to the United States and what to expect when you get there!

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Working Culture of the USA

Information on working in the US, working hours in America, holidays, national salaries and other information on working life in the USA

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British Expat Pensions in the US

Guide to UK expat pensions from America, claiming your state pension and transferring pensions from UK to USA

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Pet Transport to the USA

Guide to pet transport to the USA including information on US animal import laws, pet airlines and carriers and everything you need to know when relocating your pets to America.

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How to Get a US Social Security Number

How to get a US social security number for non citizens living in America. A vital guide to the SSN if you intend to work in the US.

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Essential Information for Living in America

Useful facts and essential information for people planning to move to the US including useful numbers and a tipping guide for the US.

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Trains, Buses and Cars: Key Facts About Travelling in the US

Transport in the USA, how to get around America and information on trains, buses and driving in the US plus other information on travelling in the US.

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Applying for Jobs in the USA the Right Way

How to apply for jobs in the USA, how to write a résumé and covering letter and information on job interviews in America.

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Getting a Job in the US

Jobs in the USA guide to finding employment in the US and advice on looking for jobs for expats considering a move to America.

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How Does the US Tax System Work?

Information on American taxes including US tax rates and returns, American income tax and social security guide for expats living in America.

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Getting to Grips with the US Education System

US education system and information on American schooling, school ages, grades and exams for British expats living in the USA.

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Everything You Need to Know About US Services and Utilities

Information on household services and utilities in USA including electricity bills, gas, water, refuse collection and mail.

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Buying a House in the US

How to buy a house in the US, a useful guide to house buying in America and an explanation of realtors for expats moving to the USA.

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The US Health Care System Explained

Health care services in America including American health care reform and insurance. An essential guide on medical care in the US for expats living in USA.

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The US Rental and Property Market Prices

Property market and prices in the US, average rental prices and information on US rental market for those looking to move to America.

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Renting a Property in the US

Information on renting in the US, finding houses to rent in America and information on the rental market.

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What is The Cost of Living in the USA?

Cost of living in America comparing housing prices, average salaries and costs of running a household in the US.

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How to Open a US Bank Account

Advice for expats on opening a US bank account and an overview of the US banking system for UK migrants.

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Top Reasons to Move to the United States

Move to the US guide for British expats on why to migrate to America, information on standard of living, the US economy and other reasons to emigrate to the USA.

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How to Apply for a US Visa

How to get a US visa, which visa to apply for and brief guides on types of immigration visas for America.

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