Relocation Services

Upstate International’s Relocation Program is designed to help families relocating to the Upstate, especially those coming from international locations. The move to a new country can be stressful and daunting. Having qualified assistance eases the strain of the relocation process.

Our program offers orientation and guidance to those who may need help with documentation, social security and licensing; housing and utilities; schools; banking; and more. We can tell you where to go, whom to contact, and what documents are required. Orientations are tailored to the individual family’s needs. The extent of the assistance varies from a few hours to several sessions. Whenever possible, UI provides knowledgeable consultants who speak the native language of the newcomer.

Services provided by our relocation specialist include:

  • Obtaining a Social Security number
  • Obtaining a Driver’s License
  • Automobile Licensing and Registration
  • Apartment Search and Set-up
  • Utility Set-up
  • School Tours and Registration
  • Selecting and Establishing a Bank Account
  • Realtor Reference for Home Ownership

In addition, we can take your family on a tour of the local area, pointing out shopping locations, specialty stores, recreational facilities, museums and libraries, parks, post offices, entertainment venues, medical facilities, and governmental offices.

Upstate International is a nonprofit organization that welcomes people of all nations into this region to gain knowledge, establish friendships, and share their culture and talents. Once your family is established in the Upstate, our relationship with you does not end. We offer programs and events for all family members, including:

For more information, visit our New to the Upstate page, or call Christine at 864-631-2188.