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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Access the U.S. version of The Huffington Post

I moved from the U.S. to the U.K. While in the U.S. I would frequently check the U.S. version of The Huffington Post for news. Now that I am in the U.K. every time I try to access the U.S. version ...
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How long can a student drive an EU registered car in the UK?

I am an 18 year old Maltese student studying at the Warsash Martine Academy and I was wondering if it is possible to drive my EU registered car in the UK for a period of 7 to 8 months.
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Will my US overstay affect my chances of getting a UK Work Visa

I overstayed my student visa in the US by a couple of years. Now I have a job offer in the UK and will be applying for a Tier 2 work visa. Will my US overstay affect my chances of getting the UK visa?
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Cancellation of an indefinite leave to remain when divorcing

I am an Indian citizen, having UK ILR and want to know if ILR will be cancelled if I do not visit UK for 2 years? Actually I'm getting separated from my husband who is a British national and want to ...
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insurance on foreign cars covers any driver?

I'm driving my car, registered in Romania, in the UK (I'm not a resident). If I'm lending it to another Romanian and he will be stoped by the police, will they see him like an insured driver or not? ...
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Driver's license, UK, change of address

In a word, what is (really) required in practice, when changing address for a UK driver's license? Consider, say, the situation where in the UK you are (genuinely) "living at a friend's house," or ...
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How long does UK citizenship application take?

How long does it usually take between submitting the application for the UK citizenship (assuming using NCS, correct documents, etc.) and getting the answer? I mean specifically application AN (5 ...
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Why is it almost impossible to find a property in UK that accepts pets? [closed]

I've been looking for the last three weeks to get a place to rent in north Kent, as I have to move there for work, and it's impossible to find a property that accepts cats – I'm having two adorable ...
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How does US J1 visa termination affect a UK Tier 4 student visa application?

In 2012 I participated in "Work and Travel" student exchange program and obtained J1 visa. But because of conflict with my employer the program was terminated and I had to come back. The problem is ...
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How changes in nationality affects indefinite leave to remain

I hold Pakistani passport and hold Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Recently I have been offered Bahraini nationality (my country of birth) which would mean I will have to give up my Pakistani ...
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Moving from France to the UK in September - taxes and tax breaks given the different years?

This is a specialisation of the How to handle moving between countries with different tax year dates question, for what seems like one of the specific edge cases from it. France uses calendar years ...
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Taxes and Health Insurance (US -> UK, paid by US Govt)

I have a bit of a complication to my move to the UK. I am moving to the UK for a couple of years from the US. I am being paid by the US Government. I have a couple of questions about how this works. ...
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Driving in the UK with foreign registration number [duplicate]

I have been driving a vehicle with bulgarian reg number since 28th January 2014 and my car got confiscated tonight as I did not managed to give them a proof I could drive it here. However, I am ...
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Can I get a UK passport?

I was born in the United States in 1980 to a British father and American mother. My father still lives in the US and has a green card. At the time of my birth, no attempt was made to get me a passport ...
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Using a Pay As You Go mobile phone in the UK [closed]

I just moved to the UK from the USA. In the USA I only used Tracfones. They were cheap and easy to use. There was no fuss. After arriving in the UK I purchased a Nokia 105 pay-as-you-go phone. In ...
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Japanese Spouse Applying for UK Indefinite Leave to Remain - Koseki Tohon or Marriage Certificate?

My wife is currently in the process of drawing up her application for ILR in the UK using form SET(M). She's been in the UK for 4 years now. Among the documents that are required with the application ...
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How to get a car for a one year relocation in UK?

I need to move to UK for a year, and get everything set in less than three weeks. For the time I'll be in UK, I'll need a car. I'd like to find a car lease/rental that can take care of maintenance and ...
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Can I own a car in Switzerland, without living in Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am from Sweden, I live in Switzerland and I am moving to London. I have a car in Switzerland that I am not yet sure what to do with. I like it and I want to keep it. However, I am not sure what my ...
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Will my current UK Tier 2 sponsor be notified if I try applying for another Tier 2 visa using a certificate of sponsorship from another employer?

More information: Currently on a UK Tier 2 sponsored visa that is being sponsored by my current employer. I just got an offer from another company that is willing to sponsor my Tier 2 visa. I will ...
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What to do if an NHS centre doesn't believe you are entitled to free use and charges you for treatment

Based on the NHS site, you are entitled to free healthcare if you are an ordinary resident in the UK. But it can happen that you are still denied free healthcare (if they believe you are not an ...
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Moving to UK,I will be going as dependent visa.How to approach an employer for a job?

I'm 27 Years old.Working as team leader(PHP/Wordpress Developer)for an UAE-based company in India.Me,my wife and son(3 year old)all are planning to make the move to London next September. She is going ...
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Working self-employed in England

My question is about working self-employed in England. The visa type I'm interested in only allows me to become a self-employed individual and requires me to pay tax depending on my income. So, in my ...
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Brazilian son of a UK citizen

I am a Brazilian citizen and my wife has dual nationality: Brazilian and British. Our son was born in Brazil. Now we are moving to the UK to stay for an indeterminate period of time. Does my son have ...
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I am a non-EU citizen, one of 3 directors of a company in the UK. How can I work in the UK?

The situation is that I am one of 3 directors of a digital agency set up in the UK. We are a remote team with multiple UK and Europe based clients, and our team is all over the world. I am not an EU ...
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What is the process of getting a UK visa and a work permit for a non-EU citizen married to an EU citizen?

Me (an Estonian citizen) and my wife (a Turkish citizen) are currently living and working in Turkey, but planning to go to live and work in the UK. Being an EU citizen, I know I don't need a work ...
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Do I need a visa to study in Germany as a holder of Netherlands residence permit?

I came to Netherlands one year ago for my studies in Hospitality Management (Euro BA). There is one year in Netherlands, a second year in Germany and a 3rd year in UK. I have a Netherlands residence ...
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Is registering a vehicle in Great Britain and using it in and outside of Britain possible?

Here are the details. I work both in Britain (own a British Limited Company) and outside of Britain. I am not a permanent resident in Britain but live permanently in another EU country. My question is ...
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Child born in UK to Indonesian citizens

My wife and I are both Indonesian nationals, currently living in the UK on a Tier 2 Visa. We had a baby born in the UK recently. He has a birth certificate and no passport. How do we get him a ...
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Getting a UK Provisional (learners) driving license, as a newly arrived EU Citizen?

From the Can I drive with my EU driving license in United Kingdom? question, we know that a newly arrived EU citizen with an EU country issued full driving license is fine to drive on it in the UK. ...
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Is the VFS's city relevant from where you apply for a UK visa?

Following the completion of my short term work visa, my organization has asked me to return to India to apply for a United Kingdom ICT Tier 2 Long Term work visa. I already have the paperwork ready, ...
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What should I specify in an invitation letter for parents and siblings visiting UK?

My wife's parents and siblings are planning to visit my family in the UK. We are all Indonesians by nationality. They need to apply for family visitor visas, and one of the documents I need to supply ...
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UK residency for Japanese wife of British citizen

I'm asking this on behalf of a good friend, who is a retired English army officer. He has been married to a Japanese woman for 15 years, and they have a 14-year-old son. He has for many years been ...
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What is the Home Office reference number? [closed]

I am filling a tax credit form, and it asks for my Home Office reference number. What is the Home Office reference number, and where do I find it? I have a Tier 2 UK Visa.
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Transferring Australian superannuation to United Kingdom (for Australian citizen)

I am an Australian citizen now permanently resident in the UK, while I lived and worked in Australia my employers contributed to my superannuation fund. A) Is it possible to transfer my ...
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How to get British Sky TV in Italy

I have some relatives who have recently moved to Italy and still want British Sky TV. The previous owners of the house were also Brit expats who'd had the Sky dish realigned to pick up the Brit Sky ...
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Getting Paid in USD while living in UK

I am moving to the UK for a job in the next few months. This job is for the US government and they will be paying me in USD. The vast majority of my expenses will be in GBP. Is there an easy way for ...
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Alternative to UK's Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa for Indians [closed]

I want to live and work in the UK. The UK Govt. offers Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa to live and work for 2 years, but these visa type is not applicable for Indians. What is the alternative ...
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Is it possible to switch to a UK Tier 2 ICT Long-term Staff visa in the United Kingdom?

Can the application process for switching from a UK Tier 2 ICT Short-term multiple entry visa to a UK Tier 2 ICT Long-term multiple entry visa be carried out in the United Kingdom? Or will the visa ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany. So would I need to register as a freelancer in Germany and how soon, if I travel back to England a ...
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Should I find consulting contracts before or after moving to the UK? [closed]

I'm seriously thinking about moving from Canada to the UK for two years, to work as an IT consultant. I want to get a contract before leaving Canada, but pretty much every recruiter I talked to seem ...
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Can I use my international driving license instead of a provisional one to pass a driving test?

I hold my foreign international license which I still can use to drive within the UK (i.e. less than 12 months has passed). Now I am going to obtain full UK license. Can I go through the whole ...
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Which visa for self-employed work in the UK?

Which visa do I need to apply for to work self-employed in the UK, doing some consulting work for companies, on contract? I've done my research on the different visas available to work in the UK, and ...
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Applying for UK Tier 2 sponsored visa: If my employment ends, what are my options?

I am in the process of getting a Tier 2 (company sponsorship). What would happen if my employment or my company ends? Particularly, will I have a grace period to look for a new job or will I have to ...
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Can you apply for a student visa to UK after receiving an order of removal in the US?

My nephew overstayed in the United States and received an order of removal four years ago. He never committed any crime and always maintained a good record throughout his entire stay in the US. He ...
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Which country gets to prosecute criminal cases over travelers committing a crime in foreign countries? [closed]

My passport contains a paragraph along the lines of "visitors must respect both the laws of country of origin, and the laws of the visiting country". I notice I'm feeling confused about this, so here'...
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Where do couples who are non-UK citizens register the birth of their child in the UK?

My family and I live in the UK; we are not UK citizens. We had a baby born in the UK recently. Where do I register the birth of our baby in the UK? My wife was told to make an appointment with our GP, ...
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Can I get a NI number from abroad?

I will be turning 16 soon, I am a British citizen but I have never lived there. I want to be able to receive a National Insurance Number to work in the UK when I am older. Most people in the UK are ...
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What would happen with my pension if I leave Europe and never return?

I have pensions in Norway and the UK. I was told that it is possible to transfer the funds between European countries. But what would happen if I leave Europe and never return?
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Getting fresh carp for Christmas in the UK

Common Carp is a common Christmas dish around Central Europe, but not around the rest of the world, including the UK. It is commonly bought alive, and only killed before actually preparing the dish (...
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Is there a US version of the UK Criminal Records Bureau check?

I am a US citizen who has moved to the UK. My new employer has asked me to get a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check so I can work with children. Since I do not have sufficient history in the UK, my ...