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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I initially posted this over in the NZ forum but was told it was probably more suitable here. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I've been here many times in the past and everyone's been a great help. I'm going to waffle a bit at the start so if you want to get straight to...
  2. Articles: Europe
    More than 200,000 people have signed petitions started in a bid to persuade the UK Government to negotiate a free movement treaty with Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It has always been a sore point that people from these three Commonwealth countries with hundreds of years of historic and...
  3. Articles: Europe
    The decision by the Bank of England to cut interest rates to its lowest ever rate of 0.25 per cent is set to be a blow to expat pensioners, many of whom rely on their savings and investments to meet everyday living costs. It also means that what savings they have will work even less for them...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Post Brexit I am wondering whether to get a Spanish passport as I have lived in Spain over 10 years and have Spanish residency. Would I need to give up the British passport and nationality if I did that? Is there a way of having both? Thanks for your help:)
  5. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Expat from Australia and New Zealand in the UK are now subject to the country’s health surcharge under changes announced to make the NHS cost burden fairer. Nationals from these two countries had been exempt from the £200 per person charge which was introduced for non-European Union citizens a...
  6. Articles: Europe
    People moving to the UK often gravitate towards London and other big cities but it seems that South Oxfordshire is the place to live having just been voted as the top rural area in the country. People living in the area, which is not far from London, rate themselves as happy and content with a...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I am confused on what financial documents we need to provide. My husband is a British citizen, and makes the required salary. For him we plan to provide the following 6 months of bank statements (the last being within 28 days of the application) 6 months of paystubs (the last being...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, It's been a pretty long while since I've been active on here, and this site (and all of you lovely people) were so helpful with my previous application questions, so I am back with questions surrounding my next application... and a big thank you in advance if you can help! :) My...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone! I'm in trouble. I am an American citizen who had just sent their completed Visa Document package (complete with passport) over to the UK on a shipping label purchased via vfsglobal.com-- unfortunately, this $200 label does not have a contact number for the Sheffield office. and...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi! I'm currently in university in America and still have a few years left. However, it is a real dream of mine to move to the United Kingdom after I graduate. I've seen some of the things that should be done like getting a British bank account, finding a sponsor, applying for a visa, etc. I was...
  11. Articles: Europe
    British expats who have recently moved abroad are being reminded that they must inform the UK authorities of a change in their circumstances if they are in receipt of benefits. The reminder comes amid growing concern about people moving to popular European expat locations such as France and...
  12. Articles: Europe
    The UK government has announced major changes to the visa rules for non-European Union students which are aimed at cracking down on those who abuse the immigration system. They also address issues that have emerged whereby it is deemed to be ‘too easy’ for overseas students to get work and stay...
  13. Articles: Europe
    Jamaicans are no longer among the top 10 overseas-born groups in the UK with more immigrants from Europe, especially Eastern Europe, new official data shows. There are now more expats living in the UK who were born in Poland and the Indian-born population has grown by half since 2004, according...
  14. Articles: Europe
    Thousands of expat nurses working in the UK face having to return home under new immigration changes brought in by the government because they do not earn enough to stay. The National Health Service (NHS) recruits hundreds of nurses from abroad every year, many of them from the Philippines and...
  15. Articles: Europe
    Almost half of people living in the UK who were born abroad have described themselves as being from a white ethnic group while 33% identified as Asian, official data shows. Figures from the 2011 Census, which have now been released by the Office of National Statistics, also show 13% label...
  16. Articles: Europe
    More people than ever want to work and live in the UK, with the latest government figures showing that net migration has reached its highest level in a decade. Net migration rose by 50% to 318,000 last year with sharp increases from inside and outside the European Union. A total of 641,000...
  17. Guides
    There are signs that British expats have been buoyed by the country’s general election outcome and are looking at investing in property as a result. De Vere Mortgages, which specialises in loans for expats buying abroad or in the UK, as well as foreign nationals buying in the UK, has reported a...
  18. Articles: Europe
    The UK government has decided that the healthcare system is over generous to those who live outside the country but seek medical help and will seek payment for some costs. It means that people from outside the European Economic Area (EAA), including British expats, will have to pay for hospital...
  19. Articles: Europe
    British expats are being reminded that there is still time to register to vote in the UK’s forthcoming general elections. The registration deadline is Monday 20 April and the UK Electoral Commission said it is important for any UK citizen overseas that wishes to register for a postal vote to do...
  20. Articles: Europe
    People arriving in the UK from outside the European Economic Area for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ when they make their visa application from next month. New legislation that comes into effect on 06 April will also mean that non-EEA nationals already in...
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