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Working in New York: this is what you need to know

Are you considering moving to the United States for work, specifically to New York? Here's what you need to know about working in New York. You can read about it in this blog post. We hope that our information about working in New York helps you find answers in your search. 

What characterizes working in New York?

First and foremost, New York earned the nickname "the city that never sleeps" for a reason. The big city of New York is always in motion and never sleeps. There is always traffic, the subways in New York run day and night, and many people live there. Working in New York is hectic. A glance at the busy streets or Times Square says it all. But this lively "melting pot" of seemingly always busy people and their specific work culture also makes working in New York a fantastic experience. And who wouldn't want to enjoy their takeout meal while working in New York in Central Park?

Working in New York: a unique opportunity

The world trade city New York is leading in many areas. Especially in finance or the famous Wall Street, working in New York offers career opportunities. Are you looking for work in New York in IT, shipping, or the cultural sector? There's demand for that too. 

Not easy to work in New York

Depending on the borough where you will live, you should be prepared for the challenge of finding housing and substantial living costs. The work culture is quite hierarchical for us Dutch people, although the enthusiasm and friendliness of the average New Yorker will make up for it. Additionally, the entire process from job searching to obtaining a work permit can take a long time.

Working in New York: work permit

Keep in mind that working in New York is not straightforward due to obtaining a visa. So, if you are exploring the possibility of staying in New York for business reasons, you will need an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) visa for tourism, which allows a maximum stay of 90 days. 

To work in New York, however, you need a Green Card. Without an employer, the chances are slim that you will qualify for a Green Card.

When moving for work, the U.S. government distinguishes between three categories. If you fall under an extraordinary profession, the chances of getting a Green Card are considerably higher.

Want to read more about applying for a residence permit to work in New York? Read it on Applying for a Residence Permit for Your New Homeland - De Haan. Please note that we cannot help you get one. Our business is moving you internationally.

More information about moving to America?

Have you found work in New York? Congratulations! Can we help you with your international move? De Haan Removals is happy to help you move to America. We can assist you with customs formalities, packing, and the move by sea container or air freight. Don't hesitate to contact us so you can depart for working in New York quickly.