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Moving To The UK? Which Areas Will Be Best (And Worst) Off After Brexit?

Posted by: Scar on Monday February 11, 2019 (18:04:07)   (25 Reads)
Another year has slipped by and many of us are taking on new year’s resolutions with determination and zeal. Smokers are quitting, the gyms are filled with newly energised fitness first-timers, and millions of Brits are shaking off their bad habits in a brighter, more optimistic 2019.

Unfortunately, Westminster can’t quit its old habit of disagreeing about everything, meaning Brexit is still looming over the country like a muddled spectre. ...    more ...
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How To Pass The UK Citizenship Test

Posted by: Scar on Thursday October 25, 2018 (10:34:58)   (820 Reads)
The UK Citizenship Test is a challenging hurdle to overcome at the best of times, and uncertainty over Brexit adds a further layer of anxiety to the process – especially when native Brits cheerfully report that they have tried the test and failed.    more ...
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What Does The EU27 Settlement Scheme Mean For You?

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday October 10, 2018 (13:38:14)   (1001 Reads)
Brexit is currently creating a great many questions in the minds of EU nationals as well as the British themselves, and a new settlement scheme such as the EU27 may well be top of the list of queries. What is it? And what is it likely to entail?    more ...
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What Do The Changes To The UK's Tier 2 Visa System Mean For Expat Doctors?

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday October 03, 2018 (11:41:38)   (585 Reads)
It is no secret that the state of the NHS has been a major topic in recent years, with chronic understaffing in facilities across the nation. With fewer young people studying to become doctors, in part due to increased university fees that could see them facing a crippling debt of £50,000 upwards, the UK has for some time heavily relied on qualified international workers to fill the void. However, since 2011, there has been a restrictive cap in ...    more ...
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How To Bring Your Pets Into The UK

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday September 26, 2018 (14:50:29)   (637 Reads)
Moving from one country to another can be stressful. Therefore, having everything neatly ordered is a must. Between finding a place to call your own in an exciting new country, to getting your belongings packed and ready to be sent to your new home, there are so many steps you must take to make your transition as smooth as possible. Such a move can be hard enough for you and your family, but what if your furry, feathery or even cold-blooded loved ...    more ...
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Moving To The UK? Get The Paperwork Right!

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday March 14, 2018 (08:50:19)   (1697 Reads)
If you are planning to move to the UK, you may find yourself preoccupied making arrangements for your new job or education course whilst also trying to figure out what to wear in a country where the weather seems to change almost hourly! However, you will need to get your paperwork right as well, otherwise you’ll be stopped at the airport.    more ...
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What Do Expats In The UK Think About Brexit?

Posted by: Scar on Friday June 23, 2017 (14:07:46)   (1633 Reads)
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Since the Brexit vote in 2016, there has been much concern and discussion around what will happen to expats when the UK leaves the EU.

A main area of concern at the moment is around expats who are worried about the effect Brexit will have on them. How is the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union going to affect the Europeans who live in the UK, or British people living abroad? There is a sense of security for the moment; un ...    more ...
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How To Move Your Pet To The UK

Posted by: Scar on Thursday May 18, 2017 (11:58:15)   (933 Reads)
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Pets have been part of many families for decades now. Many have grown up with pets since their childhood; others have been treated to a pet after wishing for one. Often they are ‘babies’ to people who do not wish to have children. They are dependent on their owners to look out for their well-being and often travel with them wherever they go. Travelling with your dog or cat was something that holidaymakers did not deem possible in the past. Ho ...    more ...
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Visa Diaries: The Final Word

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 05, 2017 (16:37:11)   (1043 Reads)
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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 start from part one of my Visa Diaries series here.    more ...
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How To Apply For A National Insurance Number In The UK

Posted by: Scar on Monday April 24, 2017 (15:51:53)   (4767 Reads)
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The United Kingdom is a popular expat destination for many reasons, including its culture, lifestyle, benefits, healthcare, diversity, education, infrastructure, and career opportunities. Outsiders considering a move to this place should not be deterred by its high living costs, unpredictable weather, grey skies and unimaginative cuisine.

It is absolutely essential that you get all your paperwork in place if you are planning to settle down in ...    more ...