Category Archives: International Moving

Moving to England From America

If you are moving to England from America, you have to think about somethings and plan well.  You need to know if and when you can travel to England.  You have to look for a place to stay.  You should research the major cities.  Some places are dangerous, you should know which places to avoid.  Also, if you plan on going places, you have to learn the transportation system in England.  Finally, you have to know the laws and customs of England.

The first order of business it to find out if you will be allowed to travel to England, when you will be allow, and how long you will be allowed to stay.  You have to apply for a visa.  If you are only moving there for a short period of time, less than six months, you can just get a travel visa.  If you plan to move for longer and you need to work, then you will need to obtain a work visa.

Once you have the visa in order, you need to look for a place to stay.  You can do searches on google.co.uk for “relocate to England”, “flats”, “let a room”, “rent a room” to start with.  You can also search real estate sites like rightmove.co.uk.

You should research the different regions of England including the major cities like London, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Coventry, Nottingham, and Leicester.  Each of these cities are located in different parts of the country and have different things to offer you.

You also have to be aware of the dangerous places in England.  Usually when you hear about England in America it is not in the context of bad neighborhoods, but there are some bad neighborhoods in England that could be very unsafe for you and your family.  So make sure you know where they are.

Moving to Europe from the USA

Moving to Europe from the USA can be an exciting experience, but you have  to take somethings into consideration.  You are still a citizen of the United States.  Europe is not one big country like the United States.  The laws are different from the US no matter which country you decide to move to.  Also, you will be far away from family.  Finally, you may not have the same conveniences that you have in the US.

Every year thousands of American citizens visit countries all over Europe.  They take in the beautiful scenery and are sweep off of their feet.  Many get the itch to move to Europe.  Some decide to make that journey.  I assume, if you are reading this, that you are at least thinking of moving to Europe from the USA.

One thing you have to remember, if you are from the United States, is you are still a citizen of the US unless you obtain citizenship in the new country you are moving to and relinquish you US citizenship.  This means you have to abide by the laws of the country you are living in, as well as, by the laws of the United States of America.  If you do anything that is illegal in the US, even if it is legal in the country you are moving to, you could be charged in the United States.

In the United States we have a set of laws that guide our nation.  As part of the federal law, states are give all of the rights that are not reserved by the federal government.  Europe is different.  They have unified in some ways, but each country is different.  You have to learn the laws and customs of the particular country you move to.

Being far away from home is probably the hardest thing to deal with.  Unless you know a lot of people in your new country, it can be a little lonely at times.  But, if you make an effort to get out and meet people you should do fine.  Most European countries are friendly toward Americans, as long as you don’t act obnoxious.

Moving To Europe From The USA

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We are all use to having Walmart, Target, and other conveniences close by.  In some parts of Europe you will not find these kinds of conveniences so close.  If you are from the country, this may not seem like anything.  But if you are from the city, it could take some adjusting.

Moving to Europe can be fun.  Just be sure you research everything before you go.  Be ready to learn some new things and make new friends.  You will do fine.