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Market Focus: Egham, Surrey

The University town of Egham is located on the River Thames, 19 miles west of central London and close to the M25. A busy coaching town in the 18th and 19th centuries, the town now has a pedestrianised centre making it a popular place for shopping. Surrounded by National Trust fields, Egham is known for […]…
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UK Order for Letting Agents to Publish All Fees

Letting Agents will soon have to publish full details of the fees they charge to ensure a fair deal for both landlords and tenants. The UK Government recently announced the plans which are intended to prevent rogue agents imposing unreasonable, hidden charges and make the lettings industry more transparent for all concerned. The current guidelines […]…
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Dutch Expatriates Feel Welcome in Cleveland

“At times like these, Holland can seem pretty close, the newcomers say, close enough that Cleveland does not feel so foreign.” Robert L. Smith of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio writes about a local Dutch school, De Nederlandse School Cleveland, focused on preserving the Dutch culture in the United States. This school was organized […]…
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Close Neighbors: Understanding the Experience of Moving Between the US and Canada

Dwellworks conducted a study in collaboration with The Interchange Institute (a non-profit research and training organization) on US-to-Canada and Canada-to-US transfers, in light of the often noted but rarely studied difficulties during moves between similar cultures. Using interviews and an online survey tool, in-depth information was gathered regarding the practical and emotional challenges facing over […]…
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Future of the U.S. Rental Market

With the U.S. national apartment vacancy rate expected to remain low moving into 2014, much discussion surrounds the need for more policies catering to transferring employees choosing to rent rather than buy. Michelle Sandlin, Relocation Professional and Correspondent for the Houston Chronicle, presents this issue in her article On the Move: Future of U.S. Rental […]…
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Government Shutdown Effect – Social Security Applications

Here is the latest information on the impact the partial US government shutdown may have on relocation services, from the Social Security Administration (SSA): Effective with a Federal Government Shutdown October 1st, Social Security field offices will remain open with limited services.  Social Security card centers will be closed. Field offices will NOT be able to […]…
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I-94 and SSN Application Process Update

As of April 30, 2013, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented the automated I-94 process for all air and sea ports. The automated I-94 process means that assignees arriving to the United States will no longer receive a hard-copy version of their I-94, as all information will now be stored electronically. (Note: this does […]…
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Foreign Service Officer Strike in Canada

A strike continues to disrupt Canadian visa applications as 150 Ottawa foreign service officers have left their processing centers. This strike significantly affects the plans of students, temporary workers and tourists who are trying to enter the country. According to Tim Edwards, the president of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, “the output of […]…
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Impact of the Automated I-94 Form

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has now fully implemented the automated I-94 process for all air and sea ports.  Although there is speculation this may decrease the time it takes to receive a Social Security Number (SSN), the Social Security Administration (SSA) has not changed their direction on waiting 10 days after arrival into […]…
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Important Change to I-94 Process

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced that effective April 30, 2013, transferees arriving into the U.S. will no longer receive a hard-copy version of their I-94, as all information will now be stored electronically. However, the Social Security Administration and state driver’s license agencies will continue to require a hard copy of the I-94 […]…
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