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alysen5
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September 25, 2012 1:34 pm  

I know there are a lot of government sites,but it doesn't really clearly explain... I thought it would be just easier to get the plain facts from the residents.... they are usually the best source : ) what is the time and difficulty of the process to move there and eventually become a perm resident? what are the documents needed and the steps... Since it is a U.S territory does a teaching License from the states remain in effect?
Thanks everyone for you help and advice..... still trying to make this work... not giving up.... still trying to get the facts.... thx


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OldTart
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September 25, 2012 1:39 pm  

There is nothing special required any more than moving interstate. I believe there's a waiting period before you can register to vote but I believe that's the same elsewhere too. I understand teaching licenses are pretty easily transferrable while some other trades and professions require local certification and vary in their requirements.


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JulieKay
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September 25, 2012 1:52 pm  

I moved here with my Texas Driver's License, no other docs required. It was the same as when I moved from Texas to NYC.


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applepie
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September 25, 2012 1:57 pm  

A Social Security Card seems to be necessary with most agencies.


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JulieKay
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September 25, 2012 1:58 pm  

Oh yes, sorry, forgot to mention that one. 🙂


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Alana33
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September 25, 2012 2:20 pm  

Bring money, a sense of humor, patience and a good attitude!
You may have to check re: your teaching license status with VI Dept. of Education


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Linda J
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September 25, 2012 2:24 pm  

Professional licenses are different in different states/territories. You would have to check on that. Registering to vote requires a specific residency, I think a year, but I could be wrong. You have 90 days to get a VI drivers license, but you can do that earlier if you prefer. Other than that, your existing passport, social security card, birth certificate are all valid here.

Did you have a specific reason for asking? For most things, it's no different than moving from Illinois to Indiana.


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Ronnie
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September 25, 2012 2:37 pm  

We are not a foreign country. You will just continue business as usual as if you moved to another state. After 90 days you will need a VI driver's license. If you bring a car however, that must be registered right away, not 90 days like most jurisdictions. As others have said, you do need to check on your teaching certificate.


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Alana33
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September 25, 2012 3:03 pm  

Teachers are in great demand right now!
Good Luck!


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