The USA is the third largest country in the world and each of its 50 states has different customs. In other words, the American dream is different in each of these realities. Here's everything you need to know about living in the United States. 

If you're choosing the state of Florida, you'll find everything you need at real estate information e news about the region on our website. But more broadly, today we're bringing you the information you need to know about living in the United States. By the end of this article, we'll have clarified the important points for your decision. 


The first step to living in the United States is to have a valid visa and passport. You can find out how to apply for a US visa here. There are many options for the country, from tourism to work. 

But if you want to start your own business or invest in US initiatives, you can also apply for a specific visa. It also covers the entire family group, through the EB-5 program. Learn more about this possibility here

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With your visa or green card in hand, it's time to think about the other documents you need to take to the United States to start life there. It's worth pointing out that it is essential to bring originals and also a copy of the translated documents. 

To begin with, you need to carry a personal identification card and your passport. You also need an international birth certificate, which will already be issued in English. 

You must also have a copy of your marriage or divorce certificate translated. If you are a single parent, you will also need a declaration of custody, both original and a translated version.

In addition, it is important to have tax records and other financial documents with you, as well as bank details if you have an account in your country of origin.  

Employment and education

If you want to get a job in the US, it's important to get a professional translation for your CV, cover letter, etc. Other documents that deserve attention are those relating to academic qualifications. Take your school and university diplomas with you, as well as other additional proofs, both original and translated into English. 

But if you are still studying, or have recently finished your degree, you need to have your documents assessed and recognized by an accredited organization. 


Also, don't forget to visit your doctor to get an international vaccine registry. Also, have all important medical records translated into English.


If you already have a driver's license, you can also apply for an international driver's license. That way, you'll arrive in the country able to drive a vehicle.

How to take your pet?

Moving to another country involves the whole family, including four-legged friends. It's worth noting that, in order to take the family pet to live in the USA, you also need to take care of the pet's documentation. In other words, less than 30 days before the trip, it is necessary to take the pet to the vet for a check-up. issue a health certificate in English. 


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How do I take my belongings?

Can you fit everything you need to start a new life in the United States into a few suitcases? Great! Then you can take it all with you on the flight. However, if you're planning to take much larger items, you'll also need to find a company that can do this for you. There are shipping companies that specialize in container moves.

In the United States 

Is the whole family already on US soil? You still need to organize a lot of documents to get your routine back on track. Below is a list of everything you need to see in the country:

Social Security Number 

American bank account

Credit Score

Health insurance

Pension plan

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Where to live?

Even before you leave Brazil, one of your biggest concerns about living in the United States is where you will live. It's worth noting that the location of your family home determines many factors, including the school your children will be able to attend. Therefore, evaluate the possible neighborhoods you would like to live in and the scores of the schools around. 

When it comes to choosing your ideal home, you can count on The Florida Lounge. A consultancy specializing in real estate investment for Brazilians in Florida. TFL's relationship agents can help you with all the steps involved in moving to the United States. 


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