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Welcome to the United States! As you settle in, we'll guide you through American culture and traditions to help you settle into life in the U.S.
If you plan to work in the United States, you’re required to pay taxes. If you’re not eligible to receive a Social Security Number (SSN), you’ll need to an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). In this guide, we’ll discuss ITINs in greater detail.
If your visa is on an expired passport, you can still travel in an expired passport — as long as certain conditions are met. In this article, we explain more about which rules you must follow so that you can have a stress-free visit to the U.S.
Whether you come for a job, great food, community or culture, there’s a lot to explore in Los Angeles. Learn more about how to find an apartment, navigate transportation, set up your finances, land a job and more after your move to LA.
New York has always been a city of immigrants. The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of welcome for many, stands proudly in New York Harbor. Today, New York has 3.2 million immigrants, the most in its history. Below, find a get-started guide to your New York.
In many cases a landlord may require a renter to provide additional information, or complete additional steps prior to approval. Often times, this means finding a guarantor.
If you’re coming from the UK or Australia, you might use a curriculum vitae, or CV, to apply for jobs and other positions. However, in the U.S., a CV is usually reserved for academic positions. Employers in other fields will ask for a resume.
Some American sports are similar to pastimes in other countries, while others are unique to the United States. Read on to their more in this guide.
Tipping often confuses visitors from countries outside the United States where tipping isn't common. Who do you have to tip and how much? Below, we share a guide on common tipping practices in the U.S.
Even if you need to work on your credit score, there are still several ways you can get a cell phone with no credit check.
Security deposits for rental apartments might be handled differently in places in the U.S. than they are in your home country. The customs and regulations surrounding rentals will vary by U.S. location. Read on for what you need to know.
More Aussies than ever now find themselves on American shores. And with them, they’ve brought their healthy, hip and authentic coffee culture to New York, Miami, San Francisco, and other cities.
Most households pay rent responsibly and on time, but that track record of on-time payments has historically not been reflected in their credit history. That’s beginning to change due to newer credit scoring models that use rent payment info in the calculation of credit scores.
When you first come to the U.S., you might find the apartment rental process difficult. Our in-depth guide covers everything from getting started to getting your deposit back.
The process of renting as a newcomer to the United States can be daunting. Here are five tips to help you as you swim through a sea of ads to sort your EIK (eat-in kitchen) from your WIC (walk-in closet).
There are several requirements for a J-1 visa, one of which is health insurance to cover your stay while you complete a U.S.-based program.
If you are born outside of the United States and need proof of your U.S. citizenship, you’ll need to complete an Application for Certificate of Citizenship.
When you become a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, you’ll need to obtain an SSN. In this post, we explain how.
Whether you’ve packed up your life for an international move or you’re studying abroad for a short time, sometimes you can’t help but feel a little homesick.
Newcomers to the U.S. not only have to cope with the basics of moving from setting up a bank account to establishing a credit history, but they’ll also have to navigate the nuances of American culture.
Credit history plays a major role in securing many of the things you need for everyday life from lines of credit, utilities, and even an apartment.
An Interview with Louis Aboud-Hogben, a cryptocurrency investor from Australia.
Nova Credit's interview with Miguel de los Rios, a software engineer from Mexico.
Your bags are packed, you’ve found a place to stay, and your flight is booked. You’re ready to move to America, right? Not quite. You’ve forgotten one very important thing — travel medical insurance.
Once Eduardo reached Illinois, started to settle into a new routine, and began to make money, he wanted to help his brother support his family. So, Eduardo asked his coworkers how they send money to their loved ones back home.
Tennessee has a surprisingly large Egyptian presence. What are 12,000 do Egyptians doing in Nashville?
Damira, our beloved Privacy Counsel, takes us through a personal story of her family's refugee journey and reflects on why tackling immigration issues is more important than ever.
If you're planning a move to the U.S. and running the numbers, grocery costs should be a big factor in your budget. To give you a better idea of what you'll be spending compared grocery costs of U.S. cities to other cities around the world.
If you've never heard of a Social Security card, don't worry—we'll walk you through why and how you should get one.