How to Prepare for an International Move

Moving can be an exciting, yet stressful process. And moving internationally adds another layer of complexity to an already nerve-wracking milestone. As more and more companies expand globally, international relocations will become more common. While the decision to relocate globally for work, experience, or pleasure is ultimately up to you, outside factors might just guide you to a new country. So what is the global relocation process like? Who do you have to notify? When do you have to start? What documents do you need to arrange? We’re here to help answer five of the most frequently asked questions about […]

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5 Low-Cost Cities for American Expats

Relocating is expensive. Relocating globally can be even more so. However, as more companies look to expand their operations, global mobility is becoming more and more popular. Cost-of-living will play a role in your decision to move. Some global cities, like Zurich and Hong Kong, are extremely expensive. However, there are more budget-friendly opportunities when considering a global move. According to, all ten of the least expensive cities to live in in the world are outside of the United States. Four of those ten cities – Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, and Madras – are in India. Which cities top the […]

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5 Most Expensive Cities for American Expats

Every day people move around the world for one reason or another. A different cultural experience, to be closer to family, and career opportunities all drive people to new cities. But if your company asks you to relocate, or you decide to move on your own, how much will the new city cost you? Living in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. can be expensive. However, moving outside of the United States might also cause a financial strain. According to, seven of the ten most expensive cities to live in in the world are outside of […]

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Verena Goetz was amazed at the scope of JK’s operations

Verena Goetz joined JK last summer as a Global Relocation Coordinator. She had seen the JK trucks all around the Washington, D.C.-area, but it was not until she joined JK that she realized just how many pieces cooperate to form an independent moving company. “I was very amazed when I first came on board at the size of the operations.” She realized that the company is made up of more than movers. There are long-distance drivers, move coordinators, operations and logistics, and also the training managers that keep our crews’ skills fine-tuned in JK’s training house. You can see Verena’s full interview by clicking here. […]

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Meet David Macpherson, Senior VP of JK’s Global Business Unit

Who is David Macpherson? I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where I met my wife Alison. After our marriage, Alison and I moved to London, England. In 1985, we then moved to Toronto, Canada, where our son Grant (a JK Moving Consultant) was born. In 1992, we moved again; this time to the States. I had thought Canada and the U.S. were fairly similar, but I experienced huge culture shock when I moved to the States. Everything was very different (except that I could still watch “The Benny Hill Show!” every night!). I also would say I am a bit […]

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Our College Interns: Meet Patrick Wang

(Editor’s Note: Kyle Smith is an intern in our Marketing Department. Today, he shares perspective on participating in a summer college internship program. Stay tuned for more in this series.) For the 40 million Americans that move annually, about 13 percent move their residences in the summer months. That equates to more than 5,000,000 people moving every summer! To support this productive time of year, JK Moving Services employs college interns every summer. We’d like to introduce you to some of our talented interns. JK Moving Services is pleased to introduce you to Patrick Wang, our International Services intern. Patrick […]

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