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Moving from New Jersey to Puerto Rico

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Moving from New Jersey to Puerto Rico

Thinking about Moving from New Jersey to Puerto Rico? You are probably going to need a company specialized in international moving and get some advice on what to pack. Intlmovers is one of the most convenient moving services to help you plan an international move and gather moving quotes. Intlmovers is an online quotation comparison service that is completely free, so you can compare moving quotes and get the best price!

Obligation free international moving quotes

Requesting a number of quotes in a single request helps you prepare a moving budget and get an idea of the services available. You don’t have to call movers or fill out multiple international move quotations separately. You save money by comparing a variety of quotes, and you can verify different services and related costs for your move. The best part about using this service is that you can use Intlmovers without any obligation whatsoever. You only accept quotes that you are completely satisfied will meet your moving requirements!

Get customized quotes for moving to Puerto Rico

Using Intlmovers is one of the easiest ways to find the right international mover to compare moving quotations. Submit a moving request form from New Jersey. Your moving information is immediately forwarded to up to six international moving companies. They will assist you with a quote or any questions you may have about how to pack for your move to Puerto Rico. They will make contact with you directly in order to arrange a customized quote for your Puerto Rico move.

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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Using Intlmovers for your international move from New Jersey to Puerto Rico

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

About moving from New Jersey to Puerto Rico

With booming economy in Puerto Rico and it’s warm tropical Island weather, Puerto Rico can be an exciting leap for skilled job seekers and a paradise for the adventurer. Puerto Rico is a US territory, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Its official languages are Spanish and English, with Spanish being the primary language spoken.

The climate of Puerto Rico falls into the tropical climatic zone. Puerto Rico has a rainy season which stretches from April into November. The mountains of the Cordillera Central are the main cause of the variations in the temperature and rainfall that occur over very short distances. Tropical cyclones can occur during the rainy months.

The best part about moving to Puerto Rico is living on one of the Caribbean Islands with year round warm weather. Since Puerto Rico is an US territory it does not require a passport or visa leaving you free to move in and out of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has a modern infrastructure and host many US business and retail giants such as Wall Mart, JC Penny, and Sears. The cites are abundant with restruants and entertainmet including the popular salsa dance clubs and tropical beaches.

Cost of living

The cost of living is somewhat lower than what you might be use to and affordable rentals or houses can be found outside of San Juan. The average 3 bedroom apartment or condominium is $1600 in San Juan compared to $700 you might find outside of the city. You do not have to pay property tax or Federal Tax if you live in Puerto Rico however there is a local 7% government tax you do have to pay and many retirees’s or people transferring to Puerto Rico from Pharmaceutical employment live quite well in Puerto Rico. Some things you are use to might be different and take some getting use to like, dinning can be inexpensive but the supermarkets might be short on fresh produce and frozen items because they need to be shipped in and are more difficult to come by. Puerto Rico is a favorite destination for many people in the US wishing to venture to the Caribbean Islands and you will find it a different transition into a new lifestyle and great place to live.

About moving to Puerto Rico

During your move to Puerto Rico you will not have pay customs fees for moving your property. You will be required to declare your property value and you can do this by filling out an shippers export declaration. You will have to pay excise tax of 6.6% on the value of your goods. A good experienced international moving company can help you with arranging all the details.

Healthcare and medical facilities are quite good in Puerto Rico. Health Insurance is mainly Blue Cross or Blue Shield. Finding a doctor would be the same as in the US. Select a doctor that takes your insurance and register with that doctor, do not wait until you are sick to do this. Hospitals Doctor’s offices can often have longer than normal waiting times during your visit. Very Few doctors take appointments, the most common way offices are run is first come first serve. Example: The office opens at 8am but the doctor doesn’t get in until 9am. You go at 8 am to put your name on the list and then come back or sit there and wait.

Important to note, that the law requires immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, and rubella. Hepatitis A and B vaccine is highly recommended for anyone over one year of age.

New residents must obtain a valid Puerto Rico driver’s license within 30 days of establishing residency and may register to vote after 30 days. If you are a U.S. Citizen and you have a valid out-of-state license you must provide the following:

  • Take an eye exam
  • Pass the written exam, (if you are over 25 and your current license has no outstanding violations, the written exam could be waived)
  • Internal Revenue Seal of $10.00

The education in Puerto Rico meets the same standards as the US. Most of the education is given in Spanish and English is taught as a second language. There are a number of Private Schools and International Schools that are all taught in English throughout the Island. Home school is also an option.

You don’t have to leave the pets behind. For pets traveling to / from Puerto Rico to any of the Continental US, Pets are not considered an international shipment. Pets will only need regular domestic health certificates and permit as well as proof of current vaccinations (if any) and can be obtained at your veterinarian. All you need to do is check with your airline for travel details.

Personal safety:
As wtih most locations, you should always be careful with your personal possessions and aware of your surroundings. The crime rate is considered higher in PR so practice regular precautions and secure your property. Do not leave things in clear sight in cars or your yard. Don’t let one bad experience ruin or taint your perception of Puerto Rico.

Tips on Moving to Puerto Rico

Tip 1: M. Beal moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico 6 months ago
“I highly recommend bringing a GPS of some kind. I brought my tom-tom and it saved me from wasting hours of my time trying to locate places.”

Tip 2: S. Paulo moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico 12 months ago
“I wish everything was as easy as intlmovers. Intlmovers made finding a mover really easy. Compared to the rest of the things you need to deal with when you get to PR beacuse I learned that if you have errands to do that involve going to any and all of the Government offices in Puerto Rico, you need to be up very early. The earlier the better because between 10am and 2pm it is almost impossible.”

Tip 3: C. Blackburn moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico 8 months ago
“Leave any comforters, linens, clothes (warm ones), sleeping bags, unfinished wood. Store these items or you risk getting them moldy. The same goes for books and notes if you are a student. If you don’t need it, don’t bring it. If you wind up needing it you can always buy it or have someone send it. Anything of extreme value I would leave behind with family or in a safety deposit box.”

Tip 4: M. Santos moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico 3 years ago
“I live in Puerto Rico, but a few years ago I lived in New Jersey and I know you will feel the differences once the plane lands In Puerto Rico you will find things are more expensive than the United States. But the cost of houses, apartments, food, supplies, clothing are cheaper in Puerto Rico. and life here is a lot more calm than all the running around people do in New Jersey.”

Tip 4: M. Ortiz moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico 9 months ago.
“We used inltmovers.com and our move went great two months later our container arrived at our door. However getting a new job was more of a challenge for my wife. You have to use different tactics here, Do it yourself or pay someone to find you a job through a recruiter”

Employment in Puerto Rico

The current unemployment rate in Puerto Rico is 14% however highly skilled workers with experience have a much easier time finding employment. This is due to an increasing majority of the younger skilled labor force leaving the island to pursue employment in the US over the past five years. For those that are moving to Puerto Rico to take a job offer they do enjoy a pretty comfortable life style from the low cost of living and no property tax payments. It is not always necessary to speak Spanish to find a job. Most companies do look for Bi-lingual employees but looking for a job may require some different tactics. For example you need to do your research and locate companies in your area then approach them directly to ask if any positions are available. Many companies do not advertise their open position. Also many people claim they have had great results paying someone to find a vacancy for them. While paying someone to get what you need can be risky it’s often how things get done in Puerto Rico. Also use the classifieds, Ads and employment agencies and of course word of mouth in the expat community.

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 moving 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 Puerto Rico
Quotation date: 5/20/2017 18:27:042 12:57:07)
1 full bed with mattress, one sofa with corner, one TV rack, one square dining room table and four chairs , glassware, dishes, paintings

Moving from New Jersey to Puerto Rico
Quotation date: 5/20/2017 16:41:3515:55:34)
“4 big baggages and 4 medium boxes. No fragile items. Just clothes and some kitchen items. ”

Moving from New Jersey to Puerto Rico
Quotation date: 5/20/2017 17:03:11:10:56)
“Need to move: one bedroom, living room, dining room and dinette plus plus an estimated 50 medium-size moving boxes and 20 large-size moving boxes. All furniture and boxes will be in the first floor. ”

Tips for moving from New Jersey to Puerto Rico

Tip 1: M. Beal moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico 6 months ago
“I highly recommend bringing a GPS of some kind. I brought my tom-tom and it saved me from wasting hours of my time trying to locate places.”

Tip 2: F. Douglas moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico nine months ago
“If you have errands to do that involve going to any and all of the Government offices in Puerto Rico, you need to be up very early”. The earlier the better because between 10am and 2pm it is almost impossible.”

Tip 3: M. Johnson moved from New Jersey to Candada six months ago
“Be prepared for lots of changes – A great piece of advice for you or your family is to stay positive and keep motivated. Do whatever it is that makes you laugh or put a smile on your face when you are feeling, homesick, lonely or frustrated. Try and exercise or join a sports club, socialize with new people, travel and explore, start a new hobby, write a blog or talk with people from home regularly. The winter months are cold and it helps to have something to focus on that keeps your spirit up.”

Tip 4: M. David moved from New Jersey to canada four months ago
I started cleaning out my cupboards and giving away things to friends and family. Some things you want to take with you, but others I knew I was going to rebuy when I arrived rather than spend money on shipping heavy items that I wanted to replace anyway.

Tip 5: T. Sunny moved from New Jersey to Canada eight weeks ago
The movers that I found were really invaluable when it came to offering friendly advice about my move. I would definitely recommend people making the best use of the information that they can provide so easily to you

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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