Moving to the USA
from Australia

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Thinking of trading Melbourne for Manhattan? What about Sydney for Seattle? The U.S. is — and has always been — a popular and exciting destination for Australians. Moving to America to further one’s professional training, skill base and/or career opportunities are common occurrences. For 50 years OSS World Wide Movers has been assisting individuals, business people and Corporates, with the professional service and advice that comes from choosing a quality international moving specialist.

Moving and Living in The USA

As a main player on the world stage, the United States is constantly under the global media spotlight. From its vast plains, snow-covered mountains, deep forests and strange rock formations, to soaring skyscrapers and a thunderous cultural scene, the United States is a collage of extremes.

Marvel at the thunderous spectacle of the 12,000-year-old Niagara Falls in northern New York, or seek an antidote to urban chaos amidst the flat farmland of the Midwest. There are also the black hills of South Dakota, the dramatic mountain and ocean landscape of California’s Pacific Coast Highway and, of course, the world-famous Grand Canyon, just one of the 397 National Parks in the country. All 50 states are scattered with gasp-worthy natural wonders.

It’s not just the range of landscapes that have attracted so many to the United States. Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Manhattan’s unforgettable skyline, the sweet strains of New Orleans jazz or the neon-lit excesses of Las Vegas. While New York City is the most densely populated with soaring skyscrapers, including the iconic Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, other cities have admirable architecture as well, like Chicago’s Willis Tower or the monuments of the nation’s capital in Washington DC.

The USA is also the unrivalled entertainment capital of the world, bursting with theme parks, sports venues, and theatres. The turquoise waves of surf capital California and ski resorts of the snow-cloaked Rocky Mountains in Colorado provide ample excuses for adrenaline junkies to explore, whilst the palm-lined beaches of laid-back Miami and sweeping Oklahoma prairies offer true relaxation.

Moving to the USA from Australia with OSS

At OSS World Wide Movers our network of FIDI / FAIM accredited partners cover the whole of USA.

Our partners in the USA are well versed in all aspects of the requirements for importation of personal and household goods.

This guarantees you a seamless, tailor made move to the USA, right through to your new home not only your personal effects and vehicles, but also for your much loved pets as well.

From its vast plains, snow-covered mountains, deep forests and strange rock formations, to soaring skyscrapers and a thunderous cultural scene, the United States is a collage of extremes.

MOVING YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS TO THE USA

VISAS AND IMMIGRATION

Visas and Immigration information when moving to the USA

If your move is for work purposes and you’ve already been extended a job offer, you’ll want to apply for E3 visa, a special visa designation just for Australian citizens. Applications go directly through the U.S. Consulate rather than the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), greatly reducing the timeline for acceptance compared to most other visas. It’s important to know that the E3 visa only lasts for 24 months. After that you’ll need to apply to become a permanent resident or U.S. citizen.

While this visa is good for many job opportunities, it’s not a given you’ll be extended an E3 visa just because you’re an Australian citizen with a new position in the States. The U.S. Department of Labor only gives out the visa for skilled positions, typically meaning jobs that require a college degree. If your new job doesn’t meet the threshold for an E3 visa, your visa options will include the H1B visa and the L1 visa. In each case, you’ll need your new employer to sponsor your application.

If you’re making the move to the U.S. for personal reasons, your path to residency may be a little harder. While the children and spouses of American citizens can qualify for a green card, this isn’t true in every situation. Notably, the U.S. doesn’t allow for “de facto partner” green cards, meaning that only a legal marriage to a citizen will qualify you for residency.

Moving to the USA Visa and Immigration

High Commission of USA in Canberra

Contact the High Commission of USA in Canberra by visiting Moonah Place Yarralumla, ACT 2600.
Phone: (02) 6214-5600
Email: australia@ustraveldocs.com
Follow this link to the High Commission website: https://au.usembassy.gov/

Are you moving furniture and other household goods to the United States? OSS World Wide Movers provides safe and reliable moving & relocation services to all parts of the USA. Our professional international relocation service can quickly and efficiently move your effects through customs via our US moving partners.

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