Finding A BAR Registered Removals Company When Moving to Washington
Are you thinking of moving to Washington DC, most people who arrive in the city are surprised by just how small it is, especially since it is possible the most influential city in the USA. The largest employer in the city is the US government, with approximately a sixth of all people working for the federal government or other related industries, such as publishing, defence contracting and various forms of lobbying.
Foreigners are unlikely to find employment working for the US government; however they may find work in finance, IT and scientific research. The cost of living is one of the highest in the USA and this should be remembered when negotiating a work salary.
Schools if moving to Washington DC
Washington DC has an excellent variety of schools in both the public and private sectors. Expat children are eligible to attend public schools but these may be limited depending on the area you live. Many expats will choose to educate the children at an international school.
There are two main international schools, the British School of Washington and the Washington International School, both teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
A selection of schools can be found at the following site: http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21978.htm
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Washington DC
There is a good selection of housing in Washington, although it get much more expensive closer to the city centre. Many people choose to live in neighbouring Maryland or Virginia. Anyone moving to Washington DC would be wise to research the different areas of the city.
The famous Capitol Hill is very popular and expensive because of its closeness to the main government work places. Areas such as the northeast and Southeast, past the 11th Street have a very high crime rate so expats may wish to avoid these areas.
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Washington DC
When you first move to a new city, finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.expatarrivals.com/the-usa/banking-money-and-taxes-in-the-usa
Travel if you are thinking of moving to Washington DC
Most people in the city try to walk or cycle wherever possible. There is a good public transport system that consists of trains and various bus services, such as the DC Circulator, which is useful for people commuting to work, as it services areas not covered by the city’s Metro system.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Washington DC
The official currency is the US Dollar (USD). The US Dollar is broken down into 100 cents. Banking is extremely competitive and the choice of services and rates can make deciding where to open an account confusing. It is often more straight forward to maintain an overseas account, open a US based account at the same bank and transfer money back and forth overseas.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
International Removals To Washington DC
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