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  1. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi I am wondering if a level 3 plumbing apprenticeship qualification from the UK would hold any significance in becoming a plumber in Virginia. Is there some sort of certification process or tests I would be required to take to become a state-registered Virginian plumber or would my...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey all, I am moving from the EU (Czech Republic) to the UK soon- and I have many houseplants I would like to bring with me. Can any of you share your experiences with this? How have you managed it- what were some regulations? Thank you!
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I need your help. I submitted my application last night and just received some horrible news and need to super priority. I’m thinking to withdraw my current application and resubmit. Any idea which form I need. This form keeps popping up, can anyone confirm. Thanks
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, so I'm applying for a UK citizenship soon. I have worked in the UK for almost 6 years, and I got my ILR last year. My ILR start date is 9th March 2021, so I can officially apply on the 9th of March 2022 (as I understand?) Now, I am aware that I need to make sure I was in the country 5 years...
  5. Expat Tax
    Hi guys, I'm a US citizen living in the UK. I filed my income taxes on the 1040 last year without issue. However, I spun up a UK Private Limited Company in June 2020, not thinking about the possible ramifications. The company is 'dormant' and has never had any income, assets or expenses...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All. I'm a serving detective in the Metropolitan Police Service (London), my employer for 14 years now. For a number of reasons I am strongly considering my options re moving to Australia, especially due to being in the fortunate position of already being a citizen (dual nationality)...
  7. Other Middle East & Africa
    I am about to start a process with my partner who is from Morocco to apply for a fiancé visa with the intention of getting married when he arrives. would love to speak to people who have started the process or maybe completed the process.
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am about to start a process with my partner who is from Morocco to apply for a fiancé visa with the intention of getting married when he arrives. would love to speak to people who have started the process or maybe completed the process.
  9. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone, Hope you're enjoying the holidays! I already found some useful information on this forum but still wanted to start a discussion here to see if anyone is or was in a similar situation. Thanks in advance for your help! My situation in a nutshell: I am currently employed by a UK...
  10. Expat Tax
    Hi, I am a full time traveller for the last 10 years. Although a British citizen I have mostly been out of the country since 2008. I come back to the uk and spend around a month at a time in London for the last 4 years or so. I don't own any property or assets and all my income comes from out...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am preparing to sit for the Life in the UK test prior to applying for ILR. I visited tsoshop.co.uk and there are two options: 1. Life in the United Kingdom - A Guide For New Residents This can be purchased in book, MP3, eBook or PDF formats. 2. Official Life in the UK e-Learning subscription...
  12. Expat Tax
    I am a US expat living in the UK and my husband is British. I work for the NHS as a healthcare professional. We are exploring options of taking on additional private work with the view to potentially grow it into a fully fledged autonomous business (a long way off though). Being a US citizen we...
  13. Expat Tax
    Hi all, I am trying to decipher the HMRC's Foreign Tax Credit Relief working sheet (FTCRWS) but am getting no where fast. Before moving to the UK, I want to work out what (if any) my tax liability will be for income from property in Aus. The SA106 form and notes are straight forward - however...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I have a doubt regarding PCC from the UK. Currently I am in India and i don't remember the addresses I stayed in when I was in the UK. I do remember one of the addresses out of 2 I lived. Kindly help me, with below queries? 1. Is it mandatory to mention all addresses? 2. Do they check...
  15. Articles: Europe
    The UK continues to be embroiled in a kind of Brexit meltdown with expats left not knowing when, or if, their status is going to change, but the scheme for European citizens to apply for settled status is now officially open. Those who have lived in the UK for five years or longer can apply for...
  16. Articles: Europe
    While the visa programme in the UK that will be in place immediately after Brexit is still unclear as Parliament fails to agree what the overall deal should be, the British Government has begun seeking views on the country’s future immigration system. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I'm a Canadian, and my wife and I are planning to move to the UK in October of this year on a UK Ancestry Visa. We have all of the required documents needed to do the application, with one exception: my own birth certificate. It's my paternal grandfather that's British, so I need to...
  18. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I am not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I have received some great advice before so here I am. Later this year I am driving to the UK, I have a Mercedes Vito bus which I am using as a camper for the trip. It has windows all round and slots for three rows of seats. Will this...
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