Moving to New York City, USA
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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!
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 customized quote for your New York move.
Obligation free requests
The benefits of requesting a number of quotes in a single request are obvious. You can save yourself time because you don’t have to contact a number of international movers separately. You can also save money because comparing their quotes will allow you to see what different services and costs there are. The other benefit of requesting quotes with Intlmovers is that it is without any obligation whatsoever. You should only accept a quote if you are happy that it meets your 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
Why you should use Intlmovers.com 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 a lot 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.
In the state of New York are 62 countries. Five of these counties are connected with the five boroughs of New York City. These five are Queens County (Queens), Bronx County (The Bronx), Kings County (Brooklyn), Richmond County (Staten Island), and New York County (Manhattan).
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
If you are arriving from Canada or Mexico with a valid Canadian or Mexican passport, you will be subject to special conditions for your arrival in the USA.
Regardless of where you are arriving from, always check with your local embassy and/or authorities for the exact visa requirements for your specific situation for staying in the USA.
Popular moves from the USA
Most people who live in the USA request moving quotes from New York, Florida and Texas