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Enjoy living and working in San Diego

Are you an expat living in San Diego? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the American aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺCan you help me find a language partner to improve my business English and knowledge of American corporate culture?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for international schools in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in San Diego can take you hours. However, by using our San Diego expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to San Diego. Beginning with culture and sights top tips about education & children - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in San Diego.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in San Diego. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Washington, D.C. to living in Shanghai.

Top Articles in the San Diego Expat Guide

  • Moving to San Diego

    Due to its unique location of being right on the border of Mexico and the United States of America, San Diego has a lot to recommend it to expats looking to move to the West Coast. Get prepared for your move to San Diego by reading up on the city, its climate, US visas, and more.
  • Living in San Diego

    One of the most popular cities on the West Coast, San Diego, California, boasts year-round warm weather, enormous sandy beaches, and a range of different cultures and foods, making the city an ideal choice for expats. But there is more to life in San Diego; read up on education, transportation & more.
  • Working in San Diego

    San Diego is an exciting place to work in for expats from all different walks of life. One of the fastest growing industries is the health industry; the city has a growing reputation as a hub for health services, research, and education. Find out more about working in San Diego in this article.
  • Demographics of the US

    The United States, home to people with origins in all corners of the globe, is the third most populous country in the world. Only India and China have larger populations. In this overview, we briefly touch upon noteworthy facts about the demographic makeup of the United States.
  • Buying Property in the USA

    While buying property in the USA is rather common, it also comes with a lot more red tape than renting. In addition, the language may make it even harder for expats to deal with the paperwork. We give you some pointers on how to navigate the process of purchasing your dream home.
  • Visiting a US Dentist

    Whether it is a cavity or a regular check-up, sooner or later a visit to the dentist becomes inevitable. After their move to the United States, expats often don’t know where to turn when they get a toothache. We tell you how to find a US dentist and how to finance the treatment.
  • Tourist Attractions in the US

    As is known all over the world, the United States is not only one of the most popular countries for expatriates, but also a leading tourist destination. In their report for 2012, the World Tourism Organization ranked the US second worldwide in the number of international tourists.
  • Crime in the United States

    Thousands of crimes are committed in the US every day. These include violent criminal felonies, but to a much larger extent are made up of property crime and white collar crime. In this article, we’ll discuss common types of crime, capital punishment, and law enforcement in the US.
  • Childcare in the US

    Are you moving to the US with young children? Do both you and your spouse work? Then you will probably need to find childcare in the US. Our article guides you through the different available options, enabling you to make the best choice for your family.
  • Banks in the US

    What types of banks and bank accounts exist in the US? How do you choose the right bank for you? Find out about different types of bank accounts, building up your credit history, and making money transfers in this InterNations guide on US banks.
  • Nonimmigrant US Visa

    There are many different types of nonimmigrant US visa and every individual case can further differ. The following article therefore does not claim to be fully comprehensive. It does, however, give you a first overview as well as some pointers on where you can find more information and help.
  • US Income Tax for Expats

    Paying income tax in the US is complicated. Tax is due on several levels: You need to pay US income tax to the federal government as well as the individual state. Sometimes, local income tax is also due. This overview helps expats to navigate such tax issues, providing guidance for filing your tax returns.
  • Applying for Jobs in the US

    So, you want to live and work in the United States? You have already found a few jobs that you’d like to apply for – what next? Our brief overview of the job application process in the US will guide you through the search for jobs, from the resume to the official interview.
  • Buying a Car in the US

    Having your own four wheels can make life in the USA much easier. However, since importing a car can be quite a hassle, buying a car in the US is often the simpler choice. InterNations tells you what to look out for when choosing a vehicle and tells you about the change of ownership process.

Information for the Expat Life in San Diego

Are you looking for specific information, such as foreign chambers of commerce in town or a doctor speaking your native language in the USA? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for San Diego, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in San Diego. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our San Diego expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations San Diego and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Hello from our expats living and working in San Diego.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside San Diego? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in London or living in Amsterdam!