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How to use Intlmovers.com for your New York move
- Select where you are moving to and from using the dropdown
- Select from the listed international movers
- Complete the simple online quotation request form
Why you should use Intlmovers.com for your international
removal to New York
- The movers have years of experience with removals to New York
- Avoid the stress and let the movers do the hard work
- They have contacts in New York which can make your removal
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About moving to New York
Many people dream of making an international move to New York.
In New York, both the state and the city 'New York' are meant.
This can lead to confusion.
The state of New York is in the north eastern corner of the
USA, covering an area of 54,500 square miles (141,000 square
kilometres). It has a total population of nearly 20 million
people, making it the third most populous state in the USA.
The capital city of the state of New York is Albany, but the
largest city is New York City with a population of close to
8.5 million people. New York City is the most populated city
in the USA.
There are 62 counties in the state of New York. Five of these
counties are connected with the five boroughs of New York
City. These are namely New York County (Manhattan), Kings
County (Brooklyn), Bronx County (The Bronx), Richmond County
(Staten Island), and Queens County (Queens).
Liberty Island and Ellis Island are two small islands located
in New York Harbour. Liberty Island is a world famous tourist
attraction for visitors to see the Statue of Liberty, a gift
given to the USA by the French. Nearby Ellis Island is a popular
tourist attraction now serving as a museum, but was the main
facility for processing new arrivals and immigrants to the
USA up until 1954.
Climate of New York
The state of New York generally experiences a humid continental
climate, although it is officially classified as having a
humid subtropical climate. The state’s climate is greatly
influenced by a warm humid air mass from the southwest and
a cold dry one from the north east. In the plateau areas and
highlands, the winters are long and cold, with cool summers.
Winter temperatures can average -13°F (-25°C).
In the New York city area (and lower areas of the Hudson
Valley) the summers are generally warmer, but experience a
high level of humidity. July temperatures average around 72°F
(22°C), with a January average of 32 °F (0°C).
The balance of the state of New York experiences relatively
warm and comfortable summers.
Cost of living in New York
The cost of living in New York is one of the most expensive
in the USA, although the statistics are somewhat skewed with
the pricing of New York City itself. This is a standard tend
across all major global cities and is a trade off against
increased employment opportunities and salaries.
Housing and food are the major expenses, which are considered
the highest in the country. Other major costs such as clothing,
appliances and electronics have a high degree of competition,
so if you shop around there is good value to be found. You
can make the general assumption that most purchases will be
more expensive in Manhattan (the main part of New York City)
than in the outer boroughs. Further, in the suburbs of New
York (such as eastern Long Island or southern New Jersey)
you can expect to see a decrease in the costs for accommodation,
food and other general living costs.
Depending on your lifestyle and where you choose to live,
the price you will pay for accommodation in New York will
fluctuate substantially. Living further away from the city
areas usually reduces prices and gets you more for your dollar.
However, make sure you evaluate travel costs and how that
will affect your overall budget.
Visa requirements for New York
No matter where in the world you are travelling, ensuring
that you have the correct visa for your arrival is a key part
of your preparation. When travelling to the USA, there are
a number of options available for your visa requirements.
If you are a passport holder from any of the 36 qualifying
countries under the Visa Waiver Program, you are allowed entry
in to the USA without needing a visa, as long as your stay
is for a period of a maximum 90 days. Stays that are outside
of this length of time will require a visa, and you should
ensure that you have the following documents to arrange one:
- Passport – valid for at least 60 days beyond the expiry
date of your immigrant visa
- Photographs – 2 passport approved format photos
- Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (DS-230
Part I & II)
- Civil documents – birth (and marriage certificates)
- Financial support – proof that you can support yourself
- Medical forms – confirming medical check and vaccinations
If you are arriving from Canada or Mexico with a valid Canadian
or Mexican passport, you will be subject to special conditions
for your arrival in the USA.
Regardless of where you are arriving from, always check with
your local embassy and/or authorities for the exact visa requirements
for your specific situation for staying in the USA.
Popular moves from the USA
Most people who live in the USA request moving quotes from New York, Florida and Texas
Moving from New York
The moving companies on Intlmovers are professionals, who often offer specialization in specific services or fields. If you are moving from New York you can request free moving quotes from the best international moving companies from New York.
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