Moving to Philadelphia
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Arranging an international move can feel a little overwhelming. With Intlmovers, you can relax in the knowledge that you have a team of international moving professionals to help you with your move.
Quotes made easy
The first step for your move is to arrange quotes from moving companies. Using Intlmovers, you can quickly and easily request quotes from up to six international moving companies, obligation free. The service provided by Intlmovers does not cost you anything but it can save you a lot of time, as well as save you money on the overall cost of your move.
Save your energy
You have got plenty of other things to be taking care of, so when it comes finding the right company to help you with packing and moving, let Intlmovers do your work for you. After submitting your request, which will only take you a couple of minutes, your request is sent directly to the international moving companies. You will hear back directly from them about their customized offer for your Philadelphia move.
How to use Intlmovers.com for your Philadelphia move
- Choose where you are moving to and from on the menu.
- Complete the simple online form in minutes.
- Multiple movers will contact you within one business day.
Why you should use Intlmovers.com for your international removal to Philadelphia
- The movers have years of experience with removals to Philadelphia.
- Avoid the stress, the movers do all the hard work.
- They have contacts in Philadelphia which can make your removal cheaper.
About moving to Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a city in the state of Pennsylvania. It is the fifth most populated city in the USA, with a population of just over 1.5 million people. Historically, Philadelphia was the largest city and busiest port out of the original 13 American colonies. The city is home to the world famous and iconic Liberty Bell, which attracts millions of visitors per year. Philadelphia is famous for the signing of the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall on the 4th July 1776.
Climate in Philadelphia
Philadelphia has a humid sub tropical climate. It experiences hot and humid summers, with average temperatures of around 77°F (25°C) during the month of July. Autumn and spring are typically very mild, and the winters are generally cold. The average January temperature is around 32°F (0°C), but the wind chill factor can often distort this number.
Snowfall is varied, and can range from a light coverage to snowstorms, with an average snowfall of 19 inches annually. Rain is consistent throughout the year, with an average of ten days of rain falling per month, and a total of 42 inches in the year.
Economy of Philadelphia
The main areas in Philadelphia include manufacturing, oil refining, food processing and biotechnology. As with many other major US cities, tourism is also a major contributor to the economy. Philadelphia is a national center for law, with a number of dedicated universities as well as it being the headquarters for the American Law institute. Since colonial times, the city has been an important hub for medicine and healthcare. It is home to Pennsylvania Hospital and houses the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania.
Cost of living in Philadelphia
Compared to other states, the cost of living in Pennsylvania is very close the national average. As a major city that is consistently gaining in popularity as an artistic and cultural hub, the cost of living in Philadelphia is higher than the state’s average. The median household income in Philadelphia is around $51,000. The median price for homes is close to $120,000.
When comparing prices for standard ongoing costs such as groceries, clothes and utilities are considered more expensive, but as the salaries are also generally higher, there is a trade off. In general, the cost of living in Philadelphia is quoted at around 5.7% above the national average.
Visa requirements for Philadelphia
If you are travelling to the USA, you need to ensure that you have the correct visa already organized. If you are arriving with a Canadian or Mexican passport, there are a number of different rules that are applicable for your entry to the USA.
Further, if you are a passport holder from one of the 36 countries that are listed under the Visa Waiver Program, you are allowed to enter the USA for a period of up to 90 days without a visa being required. Participating countries include Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan, Singapore and a number of European countries.
When you are arranging your visa, you will need to have a certain amount of relevant paperwork ready for your visa application. The following list gives you an indication of the main requirements for your visa processing:
- Passport – valid for at least 60 days beyond the expiry date of the immigrant visa
- Photographs – 2 passport approved format photos
- Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (DS-230 Part I & II)
- Civil documents – these include birth and marriage certificates, etc
- Financial support – proof that you can support yourself financially
- Medical forms – confirming medical check and vaccinations
Experience of our moving companies
The moving companies on Intlmovers are professionals, who often offer specialization in specific services or fields. You do not have to worry about your property being damaged because they will ship it reliably and responsibly, so that your belongings arrive in unscathed and ready for you to start your new life in Philadelphia.
Free of costs and obligations
Without any obligation, you will have the chance to compare quotes. This will save you time and money. You will receive a preselected list of 6 moving companies, which match your international moving and shipping requirements. By requesting and comparing quotes, you will find the perfect moving company for your relocation.