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R1chn Jan 12th 2016 7:35 pm

Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 
Hi Everyone

We are a couple in our early 30's moving to FL for my work. My partner wont be able to work I dont think and we need to find somewhere to live!

We need to be within 30mins of Haines city and are looking at celebration and davenport.

Any advice apreciated?!

Also any guidance in what our monthly bill might be would also be greatful.

Thanks for your help!

Rich

Noorah101 Jan 12th 2016 7:42 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 
So you're not sure if your partner can work or not? What visa do you have? Are you married?

Rene

R1chn Jan 12th 2016 7:52 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by Noorah101 (Post 11835414)
So you're not sure if your partner can work or not? What visa do you have? Are you married?

Rene

Hi,

We are about to go through the visa application process. We are not married. We were wondering which are the best areas to live where we can start out new life that is commutable to haines city and what are all the things we'll have to pay monthly.

Thanks for the reply.

Rich

Pulaski Jan 12th 2016 8:01 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by R1chn (Post 11835421)
.... We are about to go through the visa application process. We are not married. ....

What is the visa type? The most common company transfer visa is an L-1A or L-1B, and your spouse would be able to work. The same applies for an E-2, which is also sometimes used for a transfer.

R1chn Jan 12th 2016 8:08 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 
Thanks for the advice on that. It'll be september so best get married!

Noorah101 Jan 12th 2016 8:17 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 
"The visa application" is not enough information. Which visa, exactly? Either way, you must be married for your partner to get a dependent visa. Some allow work, some don't, so we can't help you with that until we know which visa you're getting.

Rene

R1chn Jan 12th 2016 8:23 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 
Hi

Thanks for your help. To clarify im not asking for advice regarding eligability to work - although the abive advice has been great and very helpful - Im hoping to get some guideance on the best area to live and what our monthly bills are likely to be.

Thanks again.

Ric

SanDiegogirl Jan 12th 2016 8:26 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by R1chn (Post 11835421)
Hi,

We are about to go through the visa application process. We are not married. We were wondering which are the best areas to live where we can start out new life that is commutable to haines city and what are all the things we'll have to pay monthly.

Thanks for the reply.

Rich

Are you being transferred by your current company in the UK? That will give some idea of what your visa might be.

R1chn Jan 12th 2016 8:30 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl (Post 11835464)
Are you being transferred by your current company in the UK? That will give some idea of what your visa might be.

Yes thats correct

Jerseygirl Jan 12th 2016 8:31 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by R1chn (Post 11835459)
Hi

Thanks for your help. To clarify im not asking for advice regarding eligability to work - although the abive advice has been great and very helpful - Im hoping to get some guideance on the best area to live and what our monthly bills are likely to be.

Thanks again.

Ric

Please bear with us...you see we get several posts a day where people state they are moving to the US but they do not realize that they are not eligible for a visa. So first things first, if you could please tell us what visa you have/are applying for...then we can proceed from there. Thank you. :)

Noorah101 Jan 12th 2016 9:56 pm

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by R1chn (Post 11835459)
Hi

Thanks for your help. To clarify im not asking for advice regarding eligability to work - although the abive advice has been great and very helpful - Im hoping to get some guideance on the best area to live and what our monthly bills are likely to be.

Thanks again.

Ric

Sorry about that. Since your initial post sounded like you weren't sure about the work eligibility, I thought I would try to clear that up for you.

Rene

markcst Jan 13th 2016 12:31 am

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 
Hi I am wondering why you would want to move nearer the tourist traps of Davenport and Celebration which are more than likely going to be more expensive to buy and rent in than south of Haines City?
If you want to get a view on property prices and areas, get Trulia. It has the crime databases for an area, the school score etc and average house rentals and prices.

JPROPS72 Jan 13th 2016 2:02 am

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by R1chn (Post 11835406)
Hi Everyone

We are a couple in our early 30's moving to FL for my work. My partner wont be able to work I dont think and we need to find somewhere to live!

We need to be within 30mins of Haines city and are looking at celebration and davenport.

Any advice apreciated?!

Also any guidance in what our monthly bill might be would also be greatful.

Thanks for your help!

Rich

Hi Rich,

I live in Davenport. Celebration will cost you significantly more and would be a longer commute. Another area you could look at if Haines City is your work area is Lake Alfred or Winter Haven.

In Davenport, rent will run you $1200 to $1500 for a 3 or 4 bed house. We pay $1400 for a 5 bed with a pool.

Electricity will cost you $250-300 a month in the summer and $150-200 in the winter months. Water in Polk County will run you $100ish a month, Cable, Phone & Internet around $130 a month. You will be required to pay a deposit on ALL of your utilities. These range from $300 to around $1000.

Hope that helps and if you have any more specific questions, feel free to PM me.

R1chn Jan 13th 2016 5:48 am

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 

Originally Posted by Noorah101 (Post 11835568)
Sorry about that. Since your initial post sounded like you weren't sure about the work eligibility, I thought I would try to clear that up for you.

Rene

Thank you. The visa wont be an issue we dont think. Im have an MBA and and a director of a good size organisation. Thank again.

RICH Jan 13th 2016 5:54 am

Re: Moving to Orlando FL Help!
 
I am intrigued about this scenario. From where I sit , Haines city is in the back of beyond, in the middle of nowhere. Now they are hiring international hotshots with unspecified visa eligibility.


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