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United Kingdom - A diverse land, the United Kingdom combines the cultural treasures of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales with England's charm. Experience London, enjoy thatched cottages and village pubs, or explore wild Celtic landscapes.

United Kingdom Discussion Forum - Latest Posts

  How To Apply For A National Insurance Number In The UK
  Expat Property Sales Increase In Spain, Decrease In Britain
  Do We Do Enough To Make Expats Welcome in the UK?
  Visa Diaries: Waiting
  An Expat Guide To Taxation In The UK
  Where To Find Your National Cuisine In London
  UK Remains Popular With Young Expat Entrepreneurs
  Visa Diaries: The Joy Of Forms
  RAF relics around Butterworth / Tengah
  American Schools In London: A Guide For Expat Parents

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  How To Apply For A National Insurance Number In The UK


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

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 the UK. While the procedure is relatively straightforward, it can be quite time consuming. Moreover, there are a number of things that you have to keep in mind and missing out on even one could have repercussions. It is therefore best to seek the services of a professional to guide you through the entire process.   more ...

  Do We Do Enough To Make Expats Welcome in the UK?


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

The UK has a long tradition of immigration. Many argue that the island is a nation of immigrants, its character and culture shaped by successive waves of migrants from pre-Roman times to the modern day. Their contribution to Britain's history, culture, and landscape cannot be ignored.   more ...

  Visa Diaries: Waiting


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

by Genevieve Rogis

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

You get a lot of sympathy when you're separated from your partner, and your home, for any length of time. People ask how you are, if you're holding up ok, if you miss him. They help you look on the bright side, remind you about seeing your friends and family, having a long holiday, enjoying better weather and bluer skies.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Taxation In The UK


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

For most people, immigrating to the United Kingdom (UK) means working for a living. As a part of working life there are many expenses that need to be considered, one of which is taxes. There are many types of taxes that apply within the UK, whether it be on everyday items in the form of VAT (Value Added Tax); Income Tax, which is a tax you pay based on how you earn; or corporation tax, which is paid by businesses that is levied on a company's profits. However, the focus of this article is on income tax.   more ...

  A Taste Of Home: Where To Find Your National Cuisine In London


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

Leaving a country where you grew up and spent your early life, adapting to the culture you were born into, and then moving to a city that is very set in its British etiquette, there will be times when you miss a little piece of home, including those authentic traditional home-cooked meals.   more ...

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