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Moving from New Jersey to London

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Moving from New Jersey to London

Busy planning an Moving from New Jersey to London? You may be looking for an international moving company to help you. Intlmovers is one of the most convenient places to help you find a safe and reliable moving company to help you move. The best part is that this is an online quotation comparison service that is completely free, so you can compare moving quotes and get the best price!

Custom quotes for moving to London

By recruiting an international moving company to help you with your move, you can not only save yourself a lot of time, but also a lot of stress. Arranging an international move is a big task and you have plenty of things that you are busy planning. The quotes that you request on Intlmovers don’t cost you anything, but they are also obligation free. You should only accept a quote if it meets your needs.

Obligation free requests

The international moving companies that promote their services on Intlmovers can offer you both peace of mind as well as quality of service. You are entrusting your valuable goods with a company, so you want to be confident that they will arrive on time, and in the same condition. Trust in the years of expert international shipping and moving experience of the movers on Intlmovers.com.

How to use Intlmovers

To quickly and easily compare international movers for global relocations:

  1. Select where you are to moving from and to, and click on ‘Find moving companies!’
  2. Complete the easy request form and receive quotes directly for your global relocation.

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“Thanks to the service and information on Intlmovers we managed to make our move abroad a lot easier.”
Damian Makin
Moved from Manchester, UK to Brisbane, Australia (28/5/2017)
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Using Intlmovers for your international move from New Jersey to London

  1. The movers have years of experience with moves to London
  2. Avoid the stress, the movers do all the hard work
  3. They have contacts in Ireland which can make your move cheaper

About moving from New Jersey to London

With new opportunities opening up for companies to collaborate or expand their business outside of the United States, many professionals are seeking either short term or long term career opportunities in the UK. Moving abroad alone or moving the family can be an exciting cultural experience with the extra convenience of being able to speak the same language.

Whether you’re ambitious, adventurous, or reuniting with a loved one, whatever your reason for moving to London may be, there is a lot more to prepare for than packing a warm jacket and securing a residence permit. There are numerous questions that need to be answered and decisions that need to be made that include what to take and what to leave behind, what is the cost of living like? Is my driver’s license valid? Being prepared for the journey ahead and having the right information you need to settle into a new country can reduce unexpected relocation frustration that can occur after you arrive.

About moving to London

The climate in London is almost similar to that in New Jersey and that it has cool mild and often sunny days in the spring with an average temperature around 55°F however the UK may have longer periods of rain. London tends to be sunnier and warmer than most parts of the UK and summer averages are around 68°F and mostly dry. It’s not uncommon in London to see temperatures go as high 96°F on occasion. Winters are cold and average around 38° F to 41°F with a good amount of fog or rain. It can snow in London but that is quite rare.

Transportation in London is good and offers you choices of subways (Underground), trains, buses and four international airports around the London area. If you are looking to keep your first few months living expenses to a minimum it may be best to buy a weekly or monthly zone travel card which will allow you to unlimited travel within the area you work or live in.

Housing costs are considerably higher than most major international cities. Depending on where you choose to live, as with other major cities, prices will fluctuate from living on the modest East side of London to the pricy West side of London. The price of a single flat can run you £290 on the East side of London to around £690 on the West side of London. A two room flat can range from £650 on the East side of London to £800 in West London. Be prepared to pay a first month’s rent plus possibly an additional one month’s rent as a bond or deposit.

Visa requirements when moving to London

Generally British visa types can be divided into five groups:

Tier 1

  • General (highly skilled migrants)
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Post study work

The Tier 1 is a points-based system. When holding a Tier 1 visa you are allowed to look for work in the UK and take up self-employment or business opportunities. There are some cases where you do not need to apply under the points-based system

  • You are a citizen from the British overseas territories
  • You are a citizen of the EEA or Switzerland
  • You are a Commonwealth citizen, who has the permission to stay in the UK and of which at least one of your grandparents are born in the UK
  • There are no commissions and time limits attached to your stay

On some websites you can also calculate your approximate amount of points. In that way you can see your possible chances before your application.

Tier 2

 

  • General (people with job offer)
  • Intra company transfer
  • Sports people
  • Ministers of religion

Applicants for this visa type must be obtaining a job offer from a company in the UK. If you don’t have a job offer, you might consider fitting into the Tier 1 scheme.

Tier 3

Low skilled workers
The Tier 3 visa is generally for temporary migrants who will start a seasonal job in the UK.

Tier 4

Students
For an application for the Tier 4 visa, the student has to be in the register of a British university or educational institution.

Tier 5

Youth mobility
This visa is for young people who wish to come to the UK and experience British life. Each year the government announces several countries and places which are participating in this scheme. Young people from these countries are allowed to travel to the UK. In this case your government will be your sponsor for this period of time.

Tips for getting a visa

Tip 1: C. Bertrand moved from New Jersey to London one year ago
. Schedule an appointment at the nearest visa application center by using the U.K. Border Agency’s online scheduling tool, available once you have finished your visa application. The appointment is required so that your biometric information, fingerprints and photograph can be obtained and your printed application and supporting documents can be submitted.

Tip 2: H. Shilton moved from New Jersey to London ten months ago
. Always approach the Visa consulate officer with a smile. Wear formal clothing at the time of interview, in the United Kingdom formal attire is appreciated in official meetings or interviews.

Tip 3: M. Jenkins moved from New Jersey to London five months ago
. Things to prepare and have available during your visa process: Valid Passport, Proof of Address in the United Kingdom, Travel itinerary, E-mail address, Printout of completed visa application.

Most people who live in the USA request moving quotes from California, New York and Florida

International moving quotes

Intlmovers has partnered in helping people find the right international moving company quote since 2003. Intlmovers sends thousands of international removal quotes per day for people that are moving from the USA to anywhere in the world! Below are some examples of quotation requests submitted for international moves:

Moving from New Jersey to London
(Quotation date: 03/23/2017 21:34:09)
“5 peices of furniture 60 med boxes Car ”

Moving from New Jersey to London
(Quotation date: 04/15/2017 0912:11:56)
“Three. AC. And 1 LCD. That’s it”

Moving from New Jersey to London
(Quotation date: 05/05/2017 11:23:24)
“Large and heavy pieces include a chesterfield couch (94″), a Saarinen oval marble top table, a marble base arc lamp, an Eames lounge chair, metal frame bed (disassembles), a wood credenza, a glass and metal bar (small but fragile), probably 20 boxes, 15 glass pictures, 2 bikes misc. From 1 bedroom apartment. I do not have a destination address yet and do not know if there will be an elevator, but it will be London, UK.”

Tips for Living in London

Tip 1: V. Worley moved from New Jersey to London one year ago
Get your NIN as soon as possible – To be able to identify each individual for organizational and tax related reasons, the UK government demands that every immigrant apply for a National Insurance Number (NIN). The authorities “HM Revenue & Customs” and “Department of Work and Pensions” need your NIN for tax purposes. You will need to arrange an appointment with the “Job Centre Plus” to do this.

Tip 2: N. King moved from New Jersey to London four months ago
Electrical Power differences – The electricity in the UK is 240v which is twice the power as the United States. If possible, leave anything with a power cord behind. Though it is possible to use a power converter to step down the power for a US appliance, the longevity and performance of the device is reduced considerably. PC’s and laptops/monitors have built in power settings for 120v/240v so it may be possible to bring these along. Keep in mind the power plug itself is different in the UK so most US electrical devices will not fit in UK power outlet

No cost, no obligation

Comparing the costs from international moving companies can really save money. The great thing about using Intlmovers is that when you request quotes, you are not obligated to select any of them should they not be what you need. You can submit a request confidently knowing that your request is both cost free, and obligation free!

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