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  1. Scotland’s First Minister says EU citizens are needed whatever happens with Brexit

    Articles: Europe
    Scotland wants people from European Union nations to stay and not leave whatever happens with the increasingly chaotic Brexit negotiations amid concerns that leaving the EU could result in a population fall. Visiting Paris to open the Scottish Government’s new office in the French city, First...
  2. Scotland wants to be able to welcome EU workers after Brexit

    Articles: Europe
    People in Scotland are unhappy with the way the Brexit negotiations are going and are concerned that the British Government is not doing enough to take the needs of the country into account. In particular there are concerns about access for European Union workers after March 2019 as many parts...
  3. Scottish Government wants free movement of EU citizens after Brexit

    Articles: Europe
    Scotland supports the free movement of people from European Union countries after Brexit even although the British Government does not back this position. New figures from the Scottish Government show just how important EU citizens are in the nation’s jobs market and economy and Ministers are...
  4. Help with accommodation rules for a Spouse Visa to the UK

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! My husband and I are planning on applying for a spouse visa to the UK (most precisely Scotland) next year, but we have a question: - He's been living in Brazil for a few years, and will now return to his home country with me. He still doesn't have a house, and he plans on buying one as...
  5. Scotland named as world’s most beautiful country

    Articles: Europe
    If you want to move to the most beautiful country in the world then Scotland is the place to consider, having taken the top spot in an annual poll by a global travel guide. Scotland has been voted the world's most beautiful country by Rough Guide readers, beating Canada into second place...
  6. Calls for Brexit negotiations to help Scotland attract more immigration

    Articles: Europe
    Politicians are calling for Scotland to have more power over immigration so that it can attract more skilled workers, as its population is growing at a slower rate than the rest of the UK. Currently immigration policy for the whole of the UK, which is set to get tougher since the nation voted...
  7. Fife is the happiest place in Scotland, research suggests

    Articles: Europe
    While some parts of the UK want to see less immigration, the government in Scotland has often said it wants to attract more people from abroad to live and work and now a new index says Fife is the happiest place to settle. The ancient Kingdom of Fife lies north of Edinburgh and is famous for...
  8. Moving a Rabbit to the UK

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Is it possible to move a pet rabbit to the UK with us without it having to go through quarantine? We're moving from the U.S. and can't imagine a rabbit doing well in quarantine for 4 months or more.
  9. Marriage Visitor Visa - guidance

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, all! First, a little about my situation: I am in a long distance relationship with a UK (scottish) resident, and have been for ten years. We have seen each other in person twice, I stayed with him for three months back in 2011-2012 and three months from November 2015 to February of this...
  10. Gibraltar wedding/UK&US

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    :fingerscrossed:Hi everyone, Wondering if I,as a US citizen can avoid a fiancé visa if we marry in Gibraltar.My future husband has had several European job offers,and at this point we are not sure whether we will be going on to Europe,or the UK.I understand if we returned to the UK,I would have...
  11. Scottish officials go to Australia to persuade expat doctors to return

    Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Health board officials from Scotland are travelling to Australia to try to persuade expat GPs to return to the country which has a shortage of doctors. The NHS Education Scotland delegates are attending the 2016 Ottawa medical conference in Perth but are also planning face to face with GPs...
  12. Scottish business wary of planned UK visa surcharge

    Articles: Europe
    Plans for a visa surcharge on British employers recruiting people from outside the European Union should not apply to the whole of the UK, it is claimed. While there is concern in England about the number of skilled professional workers coming from abroad and worried that they could be taking...
  13. Edinburgh tops new UK quality of life index

    Articles: Europe
    Edinburgh is the best place to live in the UK, having jumped from 98 to top the latest annual quality of life index to be published in Britain. Bradford is the worst, and Scotland is fast becoming the region to live in with Scottish locations making the biggest gain in rankings, according to...
  14. Scottish island life tops survey of best place for children in the UK

    When expats with families move to the UK they tend to settle in London and other big cities but if they want a better quality of life then research suggests they should look to Scotland. But not just any part of Scotland, it is the Orkneys, Shetlands and the Western Isles that come top in a new...
  15. What do I need?

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I have a few questions for the fiance visa for US to UK. Firstly, I know that I have to include some forms that are written on, as well with my photos and proof of relationship. We have: Cover letters (both mine and sponsor) Bank statement (one going back six months, his; we are going on...
  16. Poll Suggests Scots Don’t Want Immigrants to Have Free Public Services

    Articles: Europe
    Scotland is thought to pride itself for welcoming expats from around the world but a new survey suggests they are not so keen on them accessing public services free. Indeed, the majority of Scots believe incomers should have to wait some time before they can use public services, according to a...
  17. How much should I write?

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    For the fiance visa, I am wondering how much I should write to introduce ourselves and our relationship. We are getting married in Scotland. If I could have it my way I'd write a book,but that's probably not for the best. :p Can anyone give me advice for how much they'd put on their application?
  18. FLR(M) Getting ready to submit

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, my Fiance and I were married on Friday, and upon receiving out Marriage license, are pretty much ready to go. I wanted to get anyone's opinions on whether there is anything else I should include. I am currently an American studying in Scotland and am looking to transfer from Tier 4 to...
  19. Spouse Visa?

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I am from the U.S. and currently live in the U.S. with my Scottish wife. We are thinking about trying to move back to Scotland to be near her family but we are having trouble understanding what we need to do this. Do we actually need her to move over to Scotland and find a job paying...
  20. Attitude towards immigration

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey all, Please forgive me for not introducing myself before posting this topic (I'm not sure there's even a board for it, but okay :P). I'm Robert, eighteen years old and I live in the Netherlands (luckily not for long!). I've never felt at home in the Netherlands, but ever since I went to the...