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I'm considering relocating to the US before finding a job there in order to improve the chances of getting one (yes, I am able to do that legally). However, this will of course cost a huge amount of money; How/where can I establish a low-cost "base of operations" for my search? — I need a permanent address (to open a bank account, get a driving license, etc.) but don't have an income to show to potential landlords. I have no relatives or close friends in well-connected places who could host me in such a manner, and I don't want to be stuck in some backwater without a car, as I'll never get a job that way.

  • I would think that you could open a bank account in an online US bank from where ever you are now. As for finding a job, you do not mention what kind of work you are looking for or have the credentials (university degree or other) for. That would certainly make a difference in location. Finally I suggest that you create a list of possible locations based on several criteria: good public transit, good selection of jobs in the industrial or vocational area you are interested. There are a number of job search web sites that can help you with the job area. Good luck. – Richard Chambers Nov 14 '17 at 0:55
  • @RichardChambers your information is patently false: it is generally not possible to open a bank account without a physical address (I have not checked with every minor bank out of thousands, so I cannot write "impossible"); please remove your comment in order to avoid misleading others. – errantlinguist Nov 15 '17 at 7:51
  • I said nothing about opening a bank account without a physical address. However there are services for establishing a physical address with mail forwarding if that is needed. How do digital nomads do it? medium.com/nomad-gate/… – Richard Chambers Nov 15 '17 at 16:59

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