Moving from one country to another can be a pretty big thing with a lot of moving parts. In most cases, people will want to hire a long distance moving company since this project tends to be quite big in scale. In the meantime, we here at Augusta Movers want to provide you with assistance on how to do this job in the most effective & efficient manner possible.
Check if You Need to Pay a Departure Tax
Canadians who are looking to move to the United States (or for that matter, anywhere else that is abroad) may end up charging you with what is known as a departure tax. This isn’t always required, but as a good practice it is important you check and see beforehand so you can be prepared if they do ask for it.
Choosing the Right State
Each state in America has their own cultures and weather patterns, so it is entirely dependent on your preferences and what you can tolerate/what you prefer. For example, in a state like Oregan, during the winter things get extremely snowy and cold. Alternatively, if you move to a state such as Florida, things are extremely hot and muggy. If you are not a snow person, or on the other side of the coin, not much of a hot weather person, you can choose the state that is right for you based on weather alone.
There are a lot of other things to take into consideration however — such as law systems and crime. In certain states, the laws are less strict. In others, they are extremely tight. In certain states, the crime rates are much higher (most commonly in urban areas), while some states have a lower crime rate. When you are interested in looking out for your safety among other things, be sure to take this into mind when choosing a state to move to.
Check Your Visa Status & Open a Bank Account
Even though Canadians do not require a Visa to simply visit the United States, you will need one when you are planning on either: A. Working there long term or B. Living there long term. When you declare that you are moving to America on a Visa and go through the process that entails, you are avoiding any potential prosecution or ban (which are both serious consequences).
In addition, getting a hold of your funds is a lot easier when you have an account with a local bank in the state you’re living in. In addition, having an American bank account makes it a lot easier to work with a number of different services and companies without having to jump through loopholes and such.
Let Our Company Help
If you’ve planned a move out of the country and are in need of a moving service to help you and be there every step of the way, look no further than our team here at Augusta Movers. With our team, you can be guaranteed an easier, more efficient move. To learn more about our professional long distance movers in Toronto, call us at +1 (647) 783-8730 today!