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    • Jeanettef2
    • By Jeanettef2 12th Jan 18, 11:51 AM
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    Moving from UK to USA to live for 5 years
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    Moving from UK to USA to live for 5 years 12th Jan 18 at 11:51 AM
    Hi, My husbands job is moving to USA for at least next 5 years. Needing to set up a home in Connecticut, does anyone have any advice or know of any useful website.
    I wish Martin had an American cousin with a US version of this website lol
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    • Voyager2002
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    Top tip: ensure that he makes contact with US employer's HR people. Above all, ensure that you know about medical insurance for all the family.
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    Look at nearest airports with JetBlue and SouthWest flights, avoid Spirit.

    There are lots of loyalty schemes that can be very good thepointsguy website is useful.

    Driving is easy with wider roads, sometimes easier than the airport hassle. Don!!!8217;t forget inland lake holidays can be great.
    Lobster in Maine is delicious.
    Check the sales tax situation in nearby states.

    It gets hot in high summer viz aircon and pop up swimming pool.
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    try city data .com Connecticut and their forum pages for Conneticut. They also have a general USA forum. Sorry can't post the links.

    The move should be easier as it's your husbands employer moving you so they should take care of all the visa and immigration stuff.
    Just beware (and this probably won't apply as husband moving with a company he's already employed by) that many US employers do drug screen urine tests.Codeine is a no no if you don't have a doctors prescription to prove it's for medicinal purposes, so no over the counter co-codamol for 6 weeks is what we were advised.
    Car insurance will be costly as you're going to be starting from scratch. We paid 1500 for 6 months insurance on a car worth $8k, and that was just with the lowest state required cover.
    If you have children then check out what vacinations they need for school admission
    Our son had to have his first of 3 Hep B injections a few weeks before admission.
    At the airport when you land, check that the immigration officer records the correct info on your I-94 arrival card ie the date you have to leave the USA by and visa type. Son flew back from the UK with my father once and the officer got their departure dates and visa type mixed up! The next day I checked son's I-94 stub stapled into his passport and it said he had to be out of the country in 6 months time and my father could stay for 2 years! This may have created a BIG problem for son next time he came to leave the USA if it was outside the 6 months as according to the I-94 he would have overstayed.
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