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Old Jun 2nd 2012, 7:39 am
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Hi

My husband has just taken early retirement and after visiting the us on holiday, it has been an ambition of mine and his to move to florida.
We have two girls ages 7 and 11 and they seem keen as well.
I realise that living and working there is completely different from a holiday but we are so fed up in the UK.
I am a part qualified accountant although I can do more than the qualification says and my husband is a plasterer to trade and still does it. Although he was a gravedigger for 26 years with the local government.
I have no idea on what the cost of living is for the sunshine state and have no idea as to where to start applying and looking for work, house etc.
Can anyone help as to what the bills are that we would need to pay and please be very realistic as i wouldnt want to find out about any extra costs.
I also have some savings but not alot and I think that we would rent our property that we have here.
Any help would be most appreciated.
thanks
Pauline
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Old Jun 2nd 2012, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by brady3308
Hi

My husband has just taken early retirement and after visiting the us on holiday, it has been an ambition of mine and his to move to florida.
We have two girls ages 7 and 11 and they seem keen as well.
I realise that living and working there is completely different from a holiday but we are so fed up in the UK.
I am a part qualified accountant although I can do more than the qualification says and my husband is a plasterer to trade and still does it. Although he was a gravedigger for 26 years with the local government.
I have no idea on what the cost of living is for the sunshine state and have no idea as to where to start applying and looking for work, house etc.
Can anyone help as to what the bills are that we would need to pay and please be very realistic as i wouldnt want to find out about any extra costs.
I also have some savings but not alot and I think that we would rent our property that we have here.
Any help would be most appreciated.
thanks
Pauline
Hi and welcome. Most of the US is after 1 am, expect more replies tomorrow.
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Old Jun 2nd 2012, 8:23 am
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Welcome to BE First off, I suggest you do a search in the US Immi Forum. This is a subject that comes up many times and unfortunately the news is generally not good. The US is nigh on impossible to get into unless you have masses of money, a US spouse or a sponsored job offer. Good luck though.
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Old Jun 2nd 2012, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by brady3308
Hi

My husband has just taken early retirement and after visiting the us on holiday, it has been an ambition of mine and his to move to florida.
We have two girls ages 7 and 11 and they seem keen as well.
I realise that living and working there is completely different from a holiday but we are so fed up in the UK.
I am a part qualified accountant although I can do more than the qualification says and my husband is a plasterer to trade and still does it. Although he was a gravedigger for 26 years with the local government.
I have no idea on what the cost of living is for the sunshine state and have no idea as to where to start applying and looking for work, house etc.
Can anyone help as to what the bills are that we would need to pay and please be very realistic as i wouldnt want to find out about any extra costs.
I also have some savings but not alot and I think that we would rent our property that we have here.
Any help would be most appreciated.
thanks
Pauline
Hello and welcome to BE.

Unfortunately you have chosen one of the most difficult countries in the world to move to. From what you have said it is extremely unlikely that you would be able to get a visa to live in the US. Take a look through this....if you fit into any of the categories you may have a chance of living here.

Take a look at some of the threads in the US Forums...we usually get several people per week who want to move to Florida. If you have any further questions about the US please post them in the US Forums.
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Old Jun 2nd 2012, 1:51 pm
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Welcome to BE and good luck!

Though realistically, unless you have a serious amount of capital to invest in a visa, holidays are about all you're likely to get I'm afraid, especially with the kids.

That's not to say that you can't explore the rest of the world, it's a big place out there and there are plenty of great places in the EU where you don't need a visa and where the language really won't be a problem and then further afield, plenty of countries that have a points system that would probably more attainable.
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Old Jun 2nd 2012, 4:32 pm
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

Please contact me if I can give you any further help.

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