Moving to New York
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Moving to New York
Whilst you are planning your international move to New York, you are likely searching for the right international moving company to help you. Intlmovers is one of the most convenient ways of finding the right company to help you move. The best part is that this online quotation comparison service is completely free, so you can compare and save easily!
Custom quotes for moves to New York
Using Intlmovers is a quick and easy way of finding the right international mover to meet your needs. When you submit a request for moving to (or from) New York, your moving information is immediately forwarded to up to six international moving companies who can service your needs. They will make contact you directly in order to arrange a customised quote for your New York move.
How intlmovers.com works
- Choose where you are moving to and from on the menu
- Complete the simple online quotation request form
How to use Intlmovers for your New York move
- Select where you are to moving from and to, and click on ‘Find moving companies!’
- Complete the easy request form and receive quotes directly for international moves to New York.
Why you should use Intlmovers 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 cheaper
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 Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island and 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 financially
Medical forms – confirming medical check and vaccinations
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.Free of costs and obligations
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 6 moving companies, which match your international moving and shipping requirements. By requesting and comparing quotes, you will find the perfect moving company for your relocation.