Moving Internationally to USA

When moving to the United States of America

Grace are your expert international moving company with the skills, experience and the right international partner network to ensure your move is a smooth one. Our knowledgeable staff work closely with you to formulate a relocation plan that covers all of your needs and requirements. They can also discuss all of the ancillary services available to you including international pet transport, transit insurance, home services and storage options that you may require in addition to moving your belongings overseas.

United States of America

Known as the land of opportunity, the USA is made up of 50 states and is one of the most culturally and environmentally diverse countries on earth. From Alaska in the North to Hawaii in the Pacific, America has a strong multi-cultural scene with large communities from various Latin American, European, African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries. With over 300 cities ranging from beaches to the snow, forests to deserts, lively cities to mountain hideaways, and everything in between, you are sure to find a place in America that caters to your desired lifestyle.

Visa and immigration

From staying for a few days to immigrating long-term, you must obtain a purpose-specific visa before entering the United States. In order to live and work in the country permanently, you must apply for a Green Card which can be a lengthy process. For more information, visit the USA Bureua of Consular Affairs.

The USA Homeland Security Department is in charge of preventing anything that would injure community health, public safety, American workers, children, or domestic plant and animal life from entering the country so it is important to check for any restrictions prior to moving your belongings to the US.


Due to the vast difference in the economy of each state and their array of income regulations, the cost of living can vary within the country and it will depend on which city you decide to relocate to; keeping in mind that the most popular destinations – New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco – are ranked amongst the more expensive cities in the world.

The US Dollar (USD) is the most traded currency in the world and the most influential in the global economic system. Grace Removals New Zealand has partnered with NZForex to make your relocation a seamless experience; offering convenient and competitive solutions for foreign exchange with no fees when transferring foreign currency over NZD $1,000.

Top three things to do in USA

1. Explore the Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado

2. Cross the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, on foot

3. See all the characters on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, California