United States Archives – Angry Expat

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Moving to the USA, the land of opportunity will be an incredible adventure, however, it’s not always easy to get your head around how to set up everyday needs. We have covered the process in a step by step checklist to ease the process for you.

Each point has a full blog for further detail so hit the link for more detail on each point. Let’s get you started.

Before you move

– to live and work in the USA you will need a valid working visa – take a look at our visa section here for more information on which visa would be best for you.

Insurance – make sure you have coverage

When you arrive

– there are many places that offer phone cards in the US. If you know you are going to be here for a while but you cannot be granted with US credit (because you haven’t built a credit score yet) go to a company such as AT&T which offer the service to carry over a prepaid number to an account later on.

and accommodation– this does not need to be your home address, it can be a hotel or a temporary place you are staying. You will need it for your entry card when you arrive in the U.S.

– you will need one of these to get paid by your employer in the USA

(you will need utility bills as proof of address for a lot of things so the sooner the better)


After the first six months

When you have settled in there will be a few extra things that you need to take into consideration.

Making friends in a new city

Other essentials

Take a look at transferring money with .

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