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American Schools In London: A Guide For Expat Parents

Posted on Friday March 24, 2017 (09:12:16)
Moving to London can be a daunting task, especially when you consider all the familiar things you’ll be leaving behind. It can also be a stressful process for families with children who are currently in education. The American schooling system differs greatly from the schooling system in London. The classes, grading methods, timetables, uniforms and general way of teaching are all different from what American children will be used to. Many expats who have moved to London therefore choose to send their children to American schools, which enables them to continue their education on more familiar ground.   more ...

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How Is Brexit Affecting Expats In The UK?

Posted on Tuesday March 21, 2017 (10:21:44)
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There has been a lot of talk about ‘Brexit’, a term that is used for the United Kingdom departing from the European Union. It has already had a major impact on the country. Many expats have moved to the United Kingdom and started to settle into what was supposed to be their happily ever after, which has now turned into an uncertain situation. Citizens who originate from the European Union have been threatened with the closing of bank accounts, termination of employment and rental agreements, or even revoking their right to reside in the UK.   more ...

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What Expats Heading To The UK Need To Know About Health Insurance

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:54:34)
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As one of the world's most popular expat destinations, the UK offers great opportunities and though it has one of the best healthcare services in the world there is still a need for international health insurance.

There are two issues to appreciate for all expats moving to the UK and the first one is for those heading to the country from other European Union member states as they will not need a visa but will need the European Health Insurance Card to ensure they can access healthcare services.

However, the EHIC is not meant to replace traditional health insurance cover but simply give the holder access to emergency and some other treatments.   more ...

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Visa Diaries: On Teamwork

Posted on Tuesday March 07, 2017 (10:06:03)
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by Genevieve Rogis

Over the next few months, I will be applying for an unmarried partner visa in the UK. You can find part one of my Visa Diaries series here.

I am now well into month two of my exile abroad. I've been keeping busy, catching up with friends, bonding with my niece over books and horses, visiting grandma's house, and attending a wedding.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Making Friends In The UK

Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2017 (09:37:04)
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If you are moving to the United Kingdom (UK) in the near future, congratulations! You’re on the move to a great place. Whilst you may be excited about your new adventures ahead, there are many emotions that come with moving. Understandably you are leaving your friends, family, home and memories behind. Luckily, there is social media nowadays to keep in touch with all those familiar faces, but moving abroad can feel lonely at first.   more ...

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A Guide To The Cost Of Living In London

Posted on Monday February 20, 2017 (10:33:49)
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People often call London a mini New York. It is the British version of the city of dreams and it truly does make those big dreams become a reality. This is one of the reasons many Londoners love this wonderful, diverse and fresh city. If anything new or innovative is going to happen, London is going to be the first place to do it. Whilst many people reside here permanently, London also sees millions of tourists each year, all of whom want to experience a piece of the British lifestyle.   more ...

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Ten Classic British Traditions All Expats Should Experience

Posted on Tuesday February 14, 2017 (11:31:24)
Where to begin with an offering of the ten classic British traditions all expats should experience?

1. The pub

Let's start in the pub - the best times often do. Expats who have just moved to the UK may be surprised at how popular the pub is to their British colleagues but it's a good place to socialise and make new friends.   more ...

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Report: UK Citizenship System Reform After Brexit

Posted on Monday February 13, 2017 (11:49:38)
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says that reform of the UK's citizenship system will help prevent harm to the economy.

The Home Office has revealed a 14% increase in the past 12 months in the number of EU nationals applying for British citizenship - which, the IPPR says, illustrates the level of uncertainty the Brexit result is causing.   more ...

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Is Now The Time For British Expats To Buy UK Property?

Posted on Friday February 10, 2017 (14:40:20)
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One of the reasons why many people are currently thinking of investing in UK property is that the pound is trading at historic lows against most of the world's leading currencies, which makes property in the UK much cheaper for foreigners and expats to buy.   more ...

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Visa Diaries: Packed for Exile

Posted on Friday February 03, 2017 (11:42:58)
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by Genevieve Rogis

Over the next few months, I will be applying for an unmarried partner visa in the UK.

I am an Australian citizen, and I have lived in the UK for six years, and lived with my partner, Andy, for nearly three. I started on a Tier 5 working holiday visa, before moving to a Tier 2, sponsored by my employer. After three years, I switched to a Tier 4 student visa. This will be my fourth visa application.   more ...

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