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How to move to America
The Definitive Expat Guide

Tips, tricks, and guides to help you with your move. Everything from banking to sandwiches.

Need to transfer money? Get a special OFX Rate

Tired of getting ripped off when you exchange currency for your international adventures? We've partnered with OFX to bring you an exclusive foreign exchange rate that'll save your hard earned cash. It's a free membership that unlocks big savings, making your travel budget go further. Find out more and get the special rate here.

Everything you need to know about the E3 Visa

If you're an Australian Citizen and you want to move to the United States, then it's likely that your best pathway is to get an E-3 visa. Find out more about and how to get the E-3 here.

Health Insurance for Expats (Special Deal)

If you're new or if you've lost your job as an expat, this is what you need. Most importantly you need health insurance to cover you for what might go wrong (as it will financially ruin you). Get our special rate here.

The Best Mobile Phone Cell Plan for New Arrivals

Mint Mobile is a newer player on the market and they've “re-imagined the wireless shopping experience and made it way easier.” They've basically taken the good bits and made it all a little bit easier to get signed up without too man hurdles when you're first arriving – and it's our top recommendation.

Best way to transfer money internationally 2021 - Which tool is best? Wise vs. OFX vs. vs. PayPal vs. Banks

Transferring Money (FX)

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Health insurance if you're new or if you have lost your job as an expat

Expat Health Insurance

If you're new or if you've lost your job as an expat, this is what you need.

E3 Visa - Australians Moving to America in 2024

E3 Visa USA

A specialty visa for Australians that allows you to work and live in America.

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E3 Visa - Australians Moving to America in 2022

Before You Arrive

All the information you need before a move to America. How to pack up your life and prepare in advance.

The 5 pains everyone goes through when moving to the U.S.

Setting Up

You’ve landed and it’s now time get yourself setup. This is your guide for the first month.

Understanding Holidays in the United States of America

Living Here

You know the essentials, and now you want to know the extra bits to make the stay even better.