Moving to Los Angeles, USA, can offer an experience of a lifetime. There are more than 140 languages spoken here making this busy American city a potential expat’s dream. Expatriates from across the globe, and other US cities, flock to this Western city in their droves. Many people move to Los Angeles because they looking for glory in the entertainment capital of the world; most don’t find their pot of gold or fifteen minutes of fame and head on back to their homes. Others are seduced by LA’s Mediterranean climate and famous beaches. For expatriates living in LA, like any cosmopolitan city, a little bit of home comes with you and perhaps nowhere else in the world is this more apparent than the city’s influx of ethnic enclaves, such as Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Koreatown, Thaitown, West Hollywood’s Russian population, and Santa Monica’s British and Australasian population. Los Angeles' Latin American influence is omnipresent. The city has the largest population of Latin American outside of Latin America. LA also has one of the largest LGBT populations in the country.
The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to Los Angeles covers the following topics-
Moving to Los Angeles can be a complex and frustrating process. America is well known for its bureaucracy and expatriates looking to relocate to Los Angeles will face complicated rules and regulations. The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to Los Angeles contains everything you need to know in order to ensure that you complete your application for visas and residency accurately and send them to the right people at the right time. We also provide information pertaining to social security and taxes so that you can be sure that your stay in the USA meets the requirements of the complicated laws here.
The sheer size of this city is enough to make any foreigner’s head spin and moving to Los Angeles can be extremely overwhelming. Doing research before you go is essential. The Los Angeles Expat Info Desk relocation guide provides practical information on finding a home in this city and presents a comprehensive view of all the popular residential areas so that you can have all the information you need before deciding where to set up home.
Once you have found somewhere to live there will be a wide range of tasks that you will need to complete in order to settle in and start to feel at home. The Expat Info Desk guide to moving to Los Angeles provides comprehensive advice and information pertaining to the nitty gritty elements you will need to take into consideration including: selecting and arranging utility and phone providers, finding places to worship, transportation, looking after pets, health and beauty, shopping and banking. It won't be long until navigating the infrastructure in the complex city becomes second nature.
Expats who move to Los Angeles all agree that this city is one of the best entertainment venues in the world. Our relocation guide to Los Angeles contains full listings of hotels, restaurants, tours and attractions, music, nightlife and culture; everything you need to have fun in Los Angeles. We provide reviews of the best places to go as well as highlighting those that should be avoided. In addition we point you in the right direction for meeting friends and like-minded people.
Like every large city, some parts of LA are safer than others. Our expat relocation guide to Los Angeles contains an insider’s view of which areas should be avoided as well as information about some of the common scams you may encounter. The guide also provides information about how you can assess health and medical services, which type of insurance you will need and how much you can expect to pay for all types of treatment. Everything you need to safeguard your health and safety is here!
Adjusting to a new culture and assimilating with the local people can be very challenging for anyone who lives and works abroad. Even in the USA, a country with which everyone is very familiar as a result of popular media, expats can feel bewildered by what is going on around them. The Expat Info Desk guide to moving to Los Angeles contains everything you need to know to assimilate quickly and begin to feel at home.
Written by an author who has experienced first hand the trials, tribulations and joys of relocating to Los Angeles, our writer offers readers the information and advice that she wish she had been given when she first relocated here as an expat. This is not a travel guide; it is a realistic insight into life in Los Angeles that will become invaluable throughout your relocation process and beyond.
Los Angeles lays claim to the world's largest outdoor amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl, which has a seating capacity of 18000.