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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, My wife and I moved to Edinburgh Scotland from Canada in June of 2013. We moved here under the UK Ancestry Visa. This visa gives us all of the rights of a UK citizen except for the right to vote in the National Election, and "recourse to public funds". We both have full work rights...
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    While the UK as a whole had pledged to reduce the number of people arriving to live and work in the country as a whole, Scotland is encouraging immigration. If Scotland becomes independent after the referendum on its future, which takes place in September, it would need to attract an extra...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys. Weird question. Our plan is to move to Edinburgh this October, so naturally we will be applying for a UK visa. However, the referendum for Scotland's independence is taking place on September 18th. If Scotland does indeed gain their independence, will this effect our visa? My...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, We are confused so I’m turning here for some help and advice from people who’ve already gone through the fun filled processed with the UK Border Agency etc. So let me start of by saying that my fiancé is a US Citizen who was previously in the US Air Force, stationed in Germany and...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Has anyone here made the move from Canada to Scotland? How did you go about shipping any items? Which company did you go with, what was the cost, ect? We aren't planning on bringing a lot, but there will be a little more than what can fit in a few suitcases.
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, all. I hope I am posting this in the right place (apologies if I'm not). I'm an American citizen hoping to move to Scotland, but I have no idea how to go about it and have heard it can be terribly difficult. I have three children, a spouse (also an American citizen) and I work as a...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am entering the UK this May (2013) on my third Ancestry visa to live back in London. I am intending on staying the whole 5 years this time so I can then stay permanently. My grand father was Scottish so I enter via ancestry through him. If Scotland becomes a independent country from the...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Many thanks to everyone who posts here; your input has been invaluable. But as always - some questions. I am USC, my fiance is from Scotland. We want to marry this August or September in the US, apply for my spousal visa with priority processing, and then hope to leave for Scotland, if all...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, my husband, myself & our two young children are moving to Edinburgh in the spring/summer 2013...(my husband and kids both hold EU & Canadian passports) so we know work won't be an issue, but we are concerned the the economy there. As we have 2 small kids my husband will be the only one...
  10. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi guys We've been researching our Canada move for about 4 months now, but we are really struggling to find Canadian employers (anywhere!) who are hiring electricians from the UK. Can find some jobs for other trades, but not electrical. Does anyone know any Canadian employers who are hiring...
  11. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hey there folks! We are a 23 year old couple from Edinburgh Scotland. Moving to Canada has been a long term ambition of ours and next year in September(ish) we should have the opportunity to do so. I (Matt) have a Degree in Politics and International Relations and a Masters in European...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    My cohabitant partner of 2 years and I are looking to moving to Scotland summer of next year. He is both Danish and British. We currently live in Norway. I myself am however not an EU citizen. 1. Should we "waste" 1000 GBP to apply as a spouse under the regular visa system? 2. Use his EU/EEA...
  13. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi This is my first post, so here goes :) We are looking to move next year to Alberta. My boyfriend is an electrician and we are hoping to emigrate through the Temporary Foreign Workers Programme in Alberta. I've got loads of questions and would really appreciate if anyone has any advice or...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I am looking to move to Scotland mid to late 2013 to live with my Scottish boyfriend and also spend time with family. I am 28 and was born in Scotland after 1 January, 1983 to a British mother and an American father. My mother currently lives in the USA and still holds her British...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi....me and my family are moving to Scotland in Argyll! My husband is Scottish! I'm Thai! However i just need a bit information about in Argyll!! We might live in "Lochgilphead or Oban" any recomment! About weathere in Winter!! Im quite exciting about it! We moving next year 2013 around July...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    My partner and I were just issued our Tier 4 Visas today after only 11 days using the standard service. I will be attending the University of Glasgow for Postgraduate studies and will be leaving in September! It's been a long road, but I'm so relieved that everything is ready to go! Nic
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I'm a UK passport holder who has never lived in the UK before (always lived n Canada). I was offered a job in the UK, and I was wondering what else I need now. What agencies should I register with? Do I need a health card of some sort now? I'm not sure where to start. Oh, and if anyone is in...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello expats! I'm a writer, interested in living in Scotland for a year while I work on a novel set in Scotland. I have published 1 novel, have another coming out in December 11 and another coming out in December 12. (Writing is how I make most of my living, although I do a little freelance...
  19. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hello, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post, so be gentle. I'm a UK national, currently living and working in Scotland as a police officer. I've thought about moving to the US for as long as I can remember. The problem is just how to go about it! I don't have a degree or any family...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Greetings Everyone, I am an American living in the US, my girlfriend is British living in London, and we are planning on marrying this year and settling in America. Based on our projections, we are looking at a wedding date in mid- to late-July. We submitted the paperwork for her US visa in...
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