If you are planning to move to the San Francisco Bay Area, there are many things you need to think about and many things you need to do! How do I get a visa to live and work in the US? What is the best neighborhood for me to live in? How do I open a bank account? How do I get a driver's license? The links below will lead you to information that will help you piece it all together and take action!
As you navigate through the maze of information, consider joining the BABC Northern California as a member. We are a ready made network of companies and individuals who can help you get up and running quickly. Our chapter of the BABC Network is a dynamic community of people who are passionate about helping others get connected and off the ground! Membership in the BABC Northern California is a fantastic way to tap into resources, link to the British-American community, network, gain access to valuable educational opportunities, and more.
Visit this page to learn more about membership and compare the benefits of different levels of membership.
Travel and Passports
Getting ready to visit or move to the US? Get the A to Z information on requirements including living and traveling abroad.
UK Government and Trade & Investment Organizations
British Community & Networks in the Bay Area
Finding the Right Neighborhood
The nine county San Francisco Bay Area and each of its cities have their own distinct style and culture. Even if you know which city in the Bay Area is destined to be your new home, you'll still need to choose a place to live and try to distinguish the up-and-coming areas versus the not so good! Known as the City By The Bay, San Francisco, offers many different neighborhoods, each one with its own unique charm and character. You'll want to explore which neighborhood feels right for you. Other things to consider, especially if you have children, are proximity to amenities and schools. The links below should help you!
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