Moving to a new state is more complicated than simply relocating within your state. Things such as taxes, driving licensing procedures, education, insurance practices, and health care will inevitably work a little differently in your new state of residency. You need to do some research to inform yourself regarding your responsibilities in your new state.

You'll probably need to handle all of the following tasks after you make your move so that your residency is established properly and your needs are taken care of in your new home:

Visit the DMV

After you switch states, you'll need to make sure that you head to the DMV and have your license transferred to your new state. You'll also need to change your vehicle tags so that you have a license plate issued from the DMV in your new state. 

DMV requirements dictating how much time you have to get a new license and registration vary by state. Do some research online to find out any regulations and costs regarding license and registration practices in your new state. 

Do some research and find a new doctor

Finding a doctor is important to maintaining your health after your move. This is especially true if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or severe allergies. 

The Internet is a good source of information on area doctors in your new place of residence. However, you should also consult with your old doctor to see if he or she can recommend any colleagues to serve as your primary health care physician in your new area. 

Enroll your children in a new school

If you've already bought a house in a new area, you're probably already familiar with the school district in which the new home is located. However, you might still want to consider enrolling your child in a private school after the move. 

Look for information sources online that will help you to find school district ratings and other information about educational institutions in the area. This information will help you determine which school is best for your children. 

Handle your tax responsibilities

You need to keep up with your tax obligations in your new state. It's important to notify the IRS so that they send correspondence to your new address.

Now that you're living in a different state, you'll be paying different state taxes. The department of finance and taxation in your new state will have its own unique set of laws and regulations, so you'll want to research any differences in the tax system in the new state to make sure you file your income taxes correctly. 

To learn more about moving, contact an interstate moving company.