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A Beginners Guide to Renting in New Zealand

If you are considering moving to New Zealand then it makes sense to consider renting a property before you rush in to buy as...
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Working Culture of the USA

Whether you are a permanent resident of the US or a temporary worker you are legally covered by worker's rights to minimum pay and...
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Applying for a New Zealand Skilled Migrant Visa

If you want to move to New Zealand from the UK to work then you will need a visa. Residents of the UK can...
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British Expat Pensions in the US

If you have been paying into a company pension, private UK pension or a state pension then you might wonder what will...
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Pet Transport to the USA

Leaving behind family and friends to move to America may be heart rending and emotional but how many of us could say goodbye to pets? Pets...
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How to Get a US Social Security Number

The first thing you will have to do when you move to America is to obtain a social security number. Only with one of these can...
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Essential Information for Living in America

From car breakdowns to gas leaks, we've all been through life's little dramas and usually come out the other end unscathed, but what about...
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Trains, Buses and Cars: Key Facts About Travelling in the US

When you move to the US, you will find many things different from the UK, travelling is just one of them. America is a country...
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Applying for Jobs in the USA the Right Way

So you're moving to the USA and you need a job, applying for jobs is the easy part? We respond to the advert with our CV...
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Getting a Job in the US

For those expats who are moving to the USA, finding work is never going to be an easy task. Employment has slowed since the economic...
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How Does the US Tax System Work?

If you are moving to the US to work then you will be subject to tax. Collection of these taxes is done by the Internal Revenue...
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Getting to Grips with the US Education System

Moving your family to the US is a huge step, especially with small children in tow. They may have already started school in the...
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Everything You Need to Know About US Services and Utilities

When setting up home in the US you'll need to know who provides your basic services such as gas, electricity and water as well...
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Buying a House in the US

When moving to the USA, buying a home is one of the most stressful events in your life and when that home is in the...
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The US Rental and Property Market Prices

The US property market has been battered by the economic storm that has hung over the UK. Back in 2006 America's housing bubble finally...
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The US Health Care System Explained

The US Health Care system is undergoing radical changes since the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act brought in by Barack Obama and...