According to one of the nation’s leading movers, Atlas Van Lines, the past year was one of increased corporate relocations. In response to the 48th Annual Corporate Relocation Survey, 49 percent of firms saw relocation volumes increase in 2014 and roughly half expect volumes to increase further overall and internationally in 2015.
“We’re thrilled to see our longest running industry survey results identify increased relocation volume and budgets,” said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas World Group. “Our human resource and mobility peers expect corporate relocations to increase throughout the remainder of 2015, and we look forward to working alongside them to identify key insights that will continue to assist them in their profession.”
2015 Survey Fast Facts:
For complete survey results click here: 2015 Relocation Survey
Foreign visitors to the U.S. need to arrive armed with a myriad of information about their new surroundings, including, schools for their children, work and social mores, not to mention missing their home country.
Worries about not only where everything is, but, how to get around, certainly add to the anxiety of an international relocation. Being as prepared and educated as possible prior to your new assignment can make all the difference. Researching exactly how to obtain a U.S. driver’s license will certainly make the road less traveled a bit easier to navigate.
Most important to note – every state has different residency requirements. Checking the following link which will allow you to review the requirements state-by-state will prove helpful in understanding eligibility requirements:
Each state requires certain documentation to be provided in order to obtain a U.S. driver’s license. Most states require at least one document in each of the following categories:
Due to the increasing mobility of individuals and families, allowing foreign visitors the ease of continuing their driving privileges outside of their home country has become more and more of a necessity.
As a result of the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, the U.S. allows citizens from certain foreign countries the ability to forgo the U.S. driver’s license process (which includes the driving test) and simply exchange their foreign license for a U.S. equivalent. Review the list of countries that participate in a reciprocity agreement on-line or inquire at your local U.S. embassy to confirm whether or not there have been any new agreements made with additional countries prior to your travels to the States.
Determining the rules of the road before your feet even touch the ground will certainly make your transition to a new country and a new culture all the more enjoyable and, most importantly, more mobile.