How Intlmovers.com works
How to use Intlmovers.com for your California move
- Choose where you are moving to and from on the dropdown
- Select from the listed international movers
- Complete the simple online quotation request form
Why you should use Intlmovers.com for your international move to California
- The movers have years of experience with moves to California
- Avoid the stress, the movers do all the hard work
- They have contacts in California which can make your move
Fast facts about California
- Sacramento is the capital city
- Has a population of nearly 38 million people
- Covers an area of 163 707 square miles
- Third largest state in the USA
- Introduced white zinfandel to the world
About moving to California
Visa requirements for California
When you are planning an international
move to California, you will need to ensure you have the
correct paperwork. There is a Visa Waiver Program in the
USA. There are 36 participating countries that include Australia,
New Zealand, Singapore as well as a number of European countries
are able to visit the USA for a maximum of 90 days without
the need of a visa.
Canadian and Mexican passport holders
have other applicable rules, depending on their reason for
travel to the USA.
There are a number of different types
of visas for travelling to and staying in the USA. The type
that you need to apply for will depend upon your reason
for going to the USA. These include examples such as being
married to a US citizen or if you are travelling under an
employer sponsorship. There are also special visas for students
and professional athletes, as well as for artists and performers.
In order to apply, the following documents are required:
- Passport - valid for at least 60 days beyond the expiry
date of the immigrant visa
- Photographs - 2 passport approved
- Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
(DS-230 Part I & II)
- Civil documents - these include birth
and marriage certificates, etc
- Financial support - proof
that you can support yourself financially
- Medical forms
- confirming medical check and vaccinations
As with all forms of international travel, it is important that you
check with your local authorities for the exact needs for
your personal situation.
Employment in California
The major areas of employment
in California are trade, transport, utilities and hospitality.
Agriculture is also a very important contributor to the
Californian economy. Being home to Silicon Valley, there
is also a vast amount of opportunity in the IT industry,
with many major technology companies having head office
or headquarters based out of California.
Tourism is a huge industry, with California being home to the movie production
center of Hollywood as well as home to a number of world
famous theme parks, including Disneyland.
Cost of living in California
The average price of a family home in California is around
As with all real estate estimates, pricing is
always dependent upon where you live and the total space
that you have. An average apartment rental can range anywhere
between $1200 per month to around $3500 per month. Depending
on where you live in California, the tax rate can vary between
7.25 and 8.75%. There is no tax applied to food or prescription
drugs. The cost of living in California in comparison to
other US states is considered high.
Climate in California
Being the third largest state of the USA, the climate of California varies
significantly. In the northern areas it ranges from arctic
to subarctic climate conditions; whereas it experiences
a Mediterranean climate in the coastal and southern areas.
These areas experience warm and dry summers with cool and
wet winters. The influence of the ocean has a great impact
on the Californian weather patterns.
Popular moves from the USA
Most people who live in the USA request moving quotes from California, New York and Florida
Moving from California
The moving companies on Intlmovers are professionals, who often
offer specialization in specific services or fields. If you are moving
from California you can request free moving quotes from the best international
moving companies from California.
Free of costs and obligations
Without any obligation, you will have the chance to compare
quotes. This will save you time and money. You will receive
a preselected list of six international moving companies, which match your international
moving requirements. By requesting and comparing quotes, you
will find the perfect moving company for the shipping of your personal belongings.