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Moving to Puerto Rico

July 28th, 2017 - 9:51 AM
Moving to Puerto Rico

Want to move to Puerto Rico?​

Puerto Rico became a U.S. Territory in 1898, making its residents U.S. citizens. But because it isn’t incorporated, it can sometimes feel like a completely separate country — especially if you’re trying to move there. While you can travel to Puerto Rico from the U.S. without a passport and use U.S. currency, other differences (like not paying U.S. taxes or voting in general elections) may make the process seem confusing. Learn more about moving to Puerto Rico, and get tips for adjusting to life on the island. 

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Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

April 11th, 2016 - 4:16 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

Relocating your family to Puerto Rico

When you’re moving, it’s understandable that things might be busy and even a little hectic. But if you’re moving with kids to an unfamiliar place, the process could get a little more chaotic than you’d like.

Here's the good news: the actual act of moving doesn’t have to be difficult (see more about how U-Pack can help with your Puerto Rico move).  There are also several things you can do to make the move an easy transition for your children. We’ve compiled a bunch of information that might be helpful when moving to Puerto Rico with kids.

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Moving to Puerto Rico from the U.S.

March 4th, 2013 - 1:32 PM

(updated 9/11/14)

Though Puerto Rico belongs to the U.S., it isn't actually part of the country -- it's a U.S. territory. Moving to Puerto Rico is different from moving state to state because there are a few extra requirements to follow. But don’t worry! We've done the research and have the information you need to move to Puerto Rico from the U.S.

Here's what we’ve learned:

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Puerto Rico Seeks U.S. Statehood

By Derek
November 8th, 2012 - 12:51 PM

In a non-binding referendum on Tuesday, Puerto Ricans showed interest in changing the island’s status from a U.S. territory to a U.S. state. In the vote, Puerto Ricans were asked two questions.

The first question asked if Puerto Rico should keep its current status as a self-governing commonwealth. The commonwealth allows Puerto Ricans living on the islands to be U.S. citizens, but they cannot vote for president. They are, however, represented by a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives.

54% (922,374 people) said they would like the change to occur, while 46% (786,749 people) said they wanted to keep the status quo.

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How much does it cost to move to Puerto Rico?

September 6th, 2012 - 2:57 PM

Thinking about moving to Puerto Rico? Let me just say now that I’m jealous! There’s a lot to love about Puerto Rico, like the balmy weather, gorgeous sunsets, and beautiful beaches. So, how much does it cost to move to Puerto Rico?

If you need to compare Puerto Rico moving options now, start with a free moving quote from U-Pack. Keep reading to find detailed info about how much it costs to move to Puerto Rico.

Because no two moves are exactly alike, the cost of your move to Puerto Rico depends on how you answer the questions below:

First, answer these 5 questions:

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Moving to Puerto Rico with Pets

By Derek
August 28th, 2012 - 8:13 AM

How can I safely move to Puerto Rico with pets?

Our pets are important members of our family, and like any family member, we want to make sure they’re safe and secure while they’re traveling. If you’re moving to Puerto Rico with pets in tow, there are some steps you can take to ensure they’re safe and comfortable during the flight. The rules for pet travel to Puerto Rico are the same as anywhere else in the Continental U.S. – and that makes it very easy to take your pet with you.

Follow these simple tips for safe travel when you’re moving to Puerto Rico with pets:

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What is the best way to move to Puerto Rico?

May 21st, 2012 - 2:16 PM

(Post updated 9/11/14)

When you move to Puerto Rico, you’ll fall in love with the easy-going Caribbean lifestyle, bask in the rich Puerto Rican culture, and enjoy many of the American conveniences you’re used to. More and more people trading in the U.S. mainland for the Island of Enchantment, so it’s time to learn the best way to move to Puerto Rico.