Moving from New Jersey to the UK
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Interested in moving to the UK from New Jersey? You are probably going to need a company specialized in international moving before you decide 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!.
Using Intlmovers is one of the easiest ways to find the right international mover to compare moving quotations. When you submit a moving request form from New Jersey, your moving information is immediately forwarded to up to six international moving companies who assist you with a quote or any questions you may have about how to pack for your move to the UK. They will make contact with you directly in order to arrange a customized quote for your UK move.
Value of moving companies to the UK
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 not only by comparing their quotes, but you can sample different services and related cost to 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!
How intlmovers.com works
- Choose where you are moving to and from on the menu
- Select from the listed international movers
- Complete the simple online quotation request form
About moving from New Jersey to the UK
The climate in the UK 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 but it does rain quite regularly throughout the year so investing in good rain resistant clothing will be handy. The south of the UK tends to be sunnier and warmer than most parts of the UK and the summers averages around 68°F and mostly dry. It’s not uncommon to see temperatures go as high 96°F during the summer. Winters are mostly mild to cold and average with an average of 38° F to 41°F followed by a good amount of fog or rain. It can lightly snow or freeze in the winter but usually only 10″ to 18″ inches.
Transportation in the UK is quite good with choices of subway (Underground), trains, buses and four international airports around the London area. Trains do have delays from time to time so if you need to make an important appointment, flight or interview, then plan on taking an earlier departure to avoid arriving late. Gas prices in the UK are the second highest in Europe so taking public transportation is a good alternative. You can purchase a weekly or monthly zone travel card which will allow you unlimited travel within the area you work or live in.
Housing and food costs are considerably higher than most European countries. Depending on where you choose to live prices will fluctuate from living on the modest east side of London to the more pricy west side of London. The price of a single room 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:
- General (highly skilled migrants)
- 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.
- 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.
Low skilled workers
The Tier 3 visa is generally for temporary migrants who will start a seasonal job in the UK.
For an application for the Tier 4 visa, the student has to be in the register of a British university or educational institution.
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 obtaining your visa for your move to the UK
Tip 1: L. Martin Moved from Newark NJ to London 4 months 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. This will really speed up your application process.”
Tip 2: W. Rice Moved from Texas to London 3 months ago
“Before being granted a visa, your passport must have 1 and sometimes 2 completely clear visa pages in your passport. Dont find this out the hard way”
Tip 3: B.Tailor Moved from Lawrence NJ 6 months ago
“Be really cautious to detail in submitting your visa application. All questions on an application form must be completed.”
Tip 4: S. Lavit Moved from Bloomfield NJ 8 months ago
“The things that you need to prepare and have available during your visa process will be a Valid Passport, Proof of Address in the United Kingdom, Travel itinerary, E-mail address, Printout of completed visa application. Hvaing this up to date and available makes it a lot easier.”
Most people who live in USA request moving quotes from UK, Canada, New York and India
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 the UK
(Quotation date: 03/29/2017 14:34:09)
“1 bed plus mattress, 1 sofa, 1 small book shelf, books, clothes (3-4 boxes for books and clothes)”
Moving from New Jersey to the UK
(Quotation date: 04/11/20127 06:51:49)
“1 oval table w/4 chairs, 2 sofas, 1 42″ flat TV,1 36″ flat TV, bunk bed w/ 3 mattress. kitchen aid table, 2 kids bikes, home theater w/6 speakers and more”
Moving from New Jersey to the UK
(Quotation date: 04/15/2017 09:11:56)
“I am only moving one futon and a single bed, the rest are books, clothes and boxes of personal stuff”
Tips for moving from New Jersey to the UK
Tip 1: W. Jansen moved from New Jersey to Newcastle one year ago
Get your NIN Immediately – 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: B. Bright moved from New Jersey to Belfast nine months ago
Something you should know before opening a UK bank account,- Opening a bank account in the UK can have different results from just about every bank- one bank branch may issue you an account on the spot, while another one will give you a huge hassel. Unfortunealty you need a lot of documentation as possible, including proof of ID, passport, driver’s license and/or birth certificate and evidence of your UK address take alon a utility bill or lease agreement with your name on it. Bringing along a letter from your bank at home as record of your banking history or a letter stating your credit situation, and a letter from your agency or employer. The more documentation you have, the better.
Tip 3: N. Harris moved from New Jersey to Manchester eight months ago
Find a doctor in your local area then call them to see if they are accepting new patients. Don’t wait until you are sick. Once you have registered they might ask you to come in for a free health check. Doctors’ consultations are free in the UK and so is the anti contraception pill. Private health care in the UK is very expensive so you might want to use the free healthcare provider NHS or National Health Service. Your doctor will give you the information to get registered.
Tip 4: A. Bradley moved from New Jersey to Glasgow six months ago
Get a UK Drivers License – If you plan on driving in the UK you can use your American driver’s license up to 12 months. If you plan on a longer residence in the UK you need to get your UK drivers license. You need to take the written and practical driving exams. You will also be required to have a provisional drivers permit before you can take your drivers exam. Plan in enough time before your 12 months expires. Its highly recommended that you enroll in driving lessons before you take the exams because you will be required to know the driving regulations not only in the UK but also in the EU..
Tip 5: J. Clark moved from New Jersey to Milton Keynes eight months ago
Be prepared for culture change – An important piece of advice for you or your family is to stay active,positive and keep busy whether it is a hobby, sports or social activities
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!