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Living in the Washington, DC area

The Washington, D.C. metro area has the perks of a large urban area. It's serviced by an extensive public transit system, is home to plenty of restaurants and entertainment venues and a variety of museums and other cultural sites. Your experience as a resident of the Washington, D.C. metro area will vary depending on the neighbourhood you choose to live in.

Living in the District of Columbia

Living in Virginia

Living in Maryland

Travel and Transportation


Social Security Information

Note: Do not attempt to obtain a Social Security Number until registration with the US Department of State has been finalised and confirmed by the Consular section of the Embassy.