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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    So my wife (Japanese) and I (British) have finally collected together all of the documents necessary to apply for her spouse visa. We have been married for 5 years. I was just wondering what kind of file/folder you think we should put them in? I am aware that if the documents aren't arranged in...
  2. Articles: Europe
    Expats moving back to Britain face challenges if they need to find a home to buy with many surprised by the rise in prices in places like London. While many expats, who planned to only work abroad for a set time and rented out their property rather then selling up, there are others who return...
  3. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Has anyone done so ? Seems as well as submitting current passport one needs to send an original proof of residency and /or name and address plus an official translation of this, which can be done only by the UK passport authority recognised translators in each Italian region. One of the...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi. I'm off on holiday for 2 weeks this week. My dad who does not use the internet at all nor have a smartphone wants to be able to watch BBC MOTD and The Channel 5 Football Show whilst I'm away. He will have access to a laptop as I'll be leaving mine. I could probably show him and leave him...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am confused as to whether my mother can apply for a British Passport. She was born on 12 July 1949 in South Africa, to a South African mother and a British Father (Born in Manchester), they were married before my mother conception and only parted by death. My mother has never lived in the UK...
  6. Articles: Europe
    British people are not known for their proficiency in foreign languages, but a new poll suggests they want to be with one in five planning to do some learning in 2018. One in three intends to try and learn at least some phrases in another language in the year ahead with Spanish the most popular...
  7. Expat Tax
    Apologies if I have posted in the wrong place, I would really appreciate your help. I am a US citizen by birth, living in the UK (citizen/national by residency; I have lived here since 2002). I heard through word of mouth that as I am a US citizen, even though I have never worked there, I could...
  8. Articles: Europe
    While many expats are worried about their status once the UK leaves the European Union, British purchasers are buying second homes in France with a view to making a permanent move to the country. Almost half, some 47%, who took part in a new survey said that their main reason for buying a...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I am doing research on the requirements for the UK spouse visa for my husband and I am rather confused about a few things. The main thing I am worried about is meeting the financial requirement. I am currently working for an agency for temporary admin/clerical workers for the past 4...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Guys I am british Passport holder and my wife has dependant visa. We are expecting our 1st baby this year. My wife is currently in non-Eu country We are trying to decide whether to have the delivery in UK or outside UK.. Obviously it will be lot cheaper and easier to have it in home...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys I hope you are ok. I am applying for my British Citzienship / Naturalization application. I have got some questions hoping some gurus would help :help: 1 I got my ILR on 30.06.2016. Now it says you can apply after 12 months of ILR.. Does that mean I can ONLY apply on or after...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I'm nearly ready to apply for my second extension as a husband on the FLR(m). We've had our son after we got married in the UK, therefore he is British and not applying with me. I'm applying under Category A and my application seems quite straight forward, we live together and own a...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I am a UK citizen, living with my New Zealand wife in Asia. I'll finish my contract here in March and return to the UK. My wife will likely return to New Zealand for a short break to see her family and prepare to join me in the UK. She qualifies for an ancestry visa through a...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello all, My name is Joe :)and I am currently living and working in England. Originally from Ireland, I moved to England to complete a degree in Sports Science & Coaching Studies. I have since became the elected President (sabbatical officer in other terms) of the Students' Union and...
  15. Articles: Europe
    British expats with incomes in sterling are feeling the pinch but the weakened pound is good news for those earning in a foreign currency, according to new research. Greater economic uncertainty has contributed to the pound declining in value against the majority of major currencies in the past...
  16. Articles: Europe
    Hundreds of thousands of British expats in the European Union are now wondering about their future after the UK voted to leave the political and economic community. Many had been angry that they were not allowed to vote in a referendum that will now prove to be historic as voting rules in the...
  17. Articles: Europe
    British expats are facing fewer options when it comes to banking and getting a mortgage as more and more banks and lenders change their policies. The Royal Bank of Scotland and its NatWest arm are the latest UK lenders to stop offering mortgages to expats. All applicants from next week, 19 May...
  18. Articles: Europe
    Much has been written already about the UK potentially leaving the European Union and its potential effect on expats with concerns and worries being expressed. But new research shows that European citizens are even more concerned about what is known as a Brexit than British people. The poll of...
  19. Articles: Europe
    When moving to a new country it is helpful when local people and those you work with are friendly as becoming an expat, especially for the first time can be daunting. The British as a nation are known for their reserve but new research shows that they are actually friendlier than you might...
  20. Guides
    The clichè of older British expats retiring to warmer countries and living the lifestyle of their dreams may be changing with new research revealing how many actually end up returning. It is still true that those who retire abroad want better weather with 93% seeking warmer climes and some 99%...
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