To live yours american dream, except to have a heritage, a result, you will have to make some concessions. Administrative burdens, housing conditions, labour, tax etc... : here's everything you need to know before you moved to New York.
Live and work in New York, it is the dream of many French, whether they are traders, pastry chefs, engineers or designers. But, to get there, it is the path of the fighter. You must first become a permanent resident, thus receiving the Green Card, the famous green card. To do this, a u.s. employer must be a guarantor . It is often easier to obtain visas to residents of limited duration in time. This is the case of visas, E1 and E2 issued for five years to those who want to invest in the United States, the H1-B visa for six years, for highly skilled jobs, or even a visa O, reserved creative.
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real estate out of reach
once you have your visa and a job, you will need to stay. The prices are prohibitive. Unless you are sure to remain in New York, it is better to rent. Don't dream-not of the beautiful areas of Manhattan. The average rent for a three room apartment in Upper East Side is 3 $ 400 (3 026 euros(1)) per month, while a two-bedroom in the trendy Tribeca will cost you 5 582 dollars (4 969 euros) ! In Brooklyn, in the sector of BoCoCa nicknamed "Little France" due to the number of French residents, in a two-bedroom would cost you $ 2,500 (2 226 euros). Often, you will opt therefore for a roommate.
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taxation of non-trivial
As for the taxation, it is not negligible. The income tax is levied at three levels : federal, state, and municipal. At the federal level, the rates vary between 10 and 39.6 percent beyond a net income higher than 413 201 dollars (368 178 euros) for a single person. New York State levies a tax that goes from 4 to 8,82 % above 2 058 000 (1 833 784 euros), and the city of New York, at rates varying between 2.9 and 3.9 per cent, from $ 500,000 (445 526 euros). The declaration to fill in all of the years, despite deduction of tax at source made by the employer is of a bewildering complexity. These obstacles must not stop you because in New York, the american dream is real : we can climb the ranks at lightning speed and become rich in a jiffy.