A lot of people move to the US from India every year. From students to IT sector professionals, a lot of the Indians migrate to the United States.
Many people have this dream of getting a degree abroad or taking the next big step in their career by moving to the states.
Now, while you are contemplating on making your move abroad, there are a few things that you need to know when migrating to the United States.
Here, we will discuss in detail, the things that you need to keep in mind.
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Get your paperwork and documentation done
There is a lot of paperwork involved when you decide on migrating to a different country. When you are moving to the U.S from India, you need to get a few documentation and paperwork done.
First of all, check your passport for any correction. Once you are ensured that your passport has all your correct information, you can then apply for VISA application and stamping.
VISA is a must when you are traveling from India to the United States, otherwise, you won’t be granted entry into the country.
Also, you need to get an International Driving Permit to be able to drive in the United States.
Update your bank’s KYC information and complete all the Aadhar related formalities as well.
If you have an outstanding utility bill, settle them. Also, confirm pending income tax if any. Do not forget to carry a copy of all your documents, transcripts and degrees with you.
1. Know about the finances
When you move to the U.S, you might apply for a new savings account or checking accounts in a bank.
Some banks in the U.S run a Chexsystems report to check if you have any negative record, and you may be hindered from opening a new account if you have issues with it. Luckily, there are banks in the U.S that do not use Chexsystems. Check Crediful.com to get more information about non-ChexSystems banks in the U.S.
2. Get your body fit and healthy
Before you move to the U.S, there are a few things that you must do that involve your health. The very first thing is, you do not want to visit the United States with any illness or disease.
Finding a doctor or getting treatment is not as simple as it is in India, where you simply just walk up to the doctor’s chamber.
Moreover, when you have newly moved to the country, it might take you some time before you process and figure things out.
Also, get all your dental issues fixed before moving to the U.S. Having a dental treatment in the U.S can cost you quite a lot. You do not want to pay a hefty sum on fixing your dental issues, so it is better to get your teeth fixed before you migrate to the U.S.
Complete your children’s vaccination. Also, bring with you a basic medical kit with all your required medicines.
Do not forget to get good health insurance before migrating.
3. Know about mobile applications and communication systems
Before you migrate to the country, buy a mobile phone that has the right frequency band to function in the U.S.
Also, carry with you a sim card that will take care of all your OTP needs when you are in the U.S
Install banking apps that you are going to need in the United States.
Here are all the pieces of information that you need to keep in mind when moving to the United States. With the help of these tips, you can now properly prepare yourself.