Whether you are a foreigner on holiday and exploring the possibilities of living in the United States, or whether you have already made up your mind to go there full-time, this easy-toread handbook will tell you how to go about it. It covers all you need to know about: - How to obtain visas, whether for tourism or business - How to obtain permanent residency, on a number of possible grounds - Shipping your possessions and Customs and Excise - Finding work and starting your own business - Dealing with money matters and mortgages - Educating your children at school and at college - Personal security and how to stay safe - Travelling around the States - Opportunities for young people and teachers
Contents: 1. Considering the USA; 2. What's it like in the USA?; 3. Preparations at home; 4. Visas and immigration; 5. Getting to the USA; 6. Travelling about; 7. Finding work; 8. Money matters; 9. The children and their education; 10. Opportunities for young people and teachers; 11. Staying or returning; US English; Glossary; Statutory public holidays; State tourist offices; Further reading; Weights and measures; Index.
Dr STEVE MILLS teaches at the David Bruce Centre for American Studies, Keele University. He has lived and worked on both sides of the Atlantic for 30 years, including at the universities of Maryland, Tennessee and South Carolina.