Florida is one of the highly desirable destinations in the United States for people who are looking to relocate. Whether you are moving from within the U.S or abroad, life in Florida is the true embodiment of ‘The American Dream’.
The Florida State is the most populous state in the Southeastern states which are commonly known as ‘The South’ of America. It is often called the Sunshine State because of its many beautiful beaches like the Miami Beach and shopping outlets plus tons of resorts and some of the biggest resort parks of the world. Florida has been successful in becoming a thriving tourism industry and has seen over 60 million visitors each year which has created a place full of various cultures.
If you are planning to move to Florida, you need to make sure that you have well researched the state to make sure you get to live in the best place possible. Here are some very important tips for moving in Florida, especially if you are coming from abroad with a family.
Finding a place to settle down
If you are planning to move to Florida, there are a variety of different lifestyle options you can choose from. Whether you love bright lights or a fenced suburbia, you’ll find everything here. There are even beautiful coastside areas in Florida which are ideal for anyone who loves beaches, the countryside and a serene environment. Before you move to Florida, discuss the kind of area and lifestyle you want to live with your family.
Moving to Florida with your personal assets
When moving from abroad, all of your possessions such as furniture, appliances and other personal items can be sent to Florida by sea or air. It all depends on how urgently you wish to move and settle down. A typical shipment of a container by ship can take up to 14 days. If you want stuff moved faster, consider using through air an option.
It’s also worth noting that high net worth individuals choose Florida because there are literally no State income taxes.
Rules of keeping domestic pets
Before you move to Florida with a pet, you need to have a certificate showing that they have been vaccinated against rabies. If you are moving from any other state or across the country which is not a ‘rabies-free’ country, this is an essential thing to get done before moving. If however you are moving from a rabies free area, then you should already possess the require documents.
Clearing all your financial matters
Before you move to Florida, especially from another country, you need to make sure that you resolve any of your financial matters within your home country. This can include anything from clearing your loans, telling the HR Revenue and customs department and organizing your bank accounts. If you do not plan on coming back to the country or state you are leaving from, then you absolutely need to make sure all of these matters are cleared with the respected authorities of your country/state. There are even restrictions on how much money you can bring with you to the USA, so make sure you are well aware.