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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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Can I trade in a left hand drive car in the UK?

We will be moving soon to the UK. We currently have two lhd cars that we intend to replace with a rhd one as soon as possible. I thought that I could pack a lot of stuff in one of our current cars, ...
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Challenging foreign registered car insurance traffic violation [closed]

Court procedures after driving foreign registered car with valid third party insurance by a UK resident. Hi anybody having experience challenging a traffic violation for the above. We had a valid ...
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Tier 2 (General) visa and indefinite leave to remain

According to the website www.gov.uk: You can’t stay in the UK under a Tier 2 (General) visa for more than a total of 6 years. Does this mean that once a person has stayed in the UK more than 6 ...
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Confusion about EHIC for a student in the UK

I am a Ph.D. student funded by an EU grant studying in the UK. As such, I have registered with a GP once I arrived in the UK and received an NHS number. Due to my field of study I regularly travel ...
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Having an Australian pension paid to me now that I live in the UK

I am a UK national. I worked in Australia for nearly five years and paid into an Australian pension scheme with MLC. I di have p[ermanent residency status but I believe that this has now expired due ...
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New passport in married name - UK spousal visa

I have received my new passport in my married name. Do I have to transfer my UK spousal visa from my old passport in my maiden name? OR can I just travel with them both until it is time to renew the ...
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What resources can help to find a good neighbourhood in the UK?

How would I go to find a good neighbourhood in a new city in the UK? This lifehacker post links a number of sites with neighbourhood information, but it seems that all of them (Streetadvisor, ...
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Obtaining UK Residence Permit

I am a citizen of Mauritius married to the UK citizen and I have a child with him. According to UK immigration law, to be abe to sponsor his family for residence he needs to earn £18,300 per year, ...
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Where I can cash a paycheck in London without a bank account

Where can I cash a paycheck in London, if I don't have a bank account. Cheap and fast.
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Entering the UK with a valid EEA Family Permit about to expire

I am a Turkish citizen married to an EU (Estonian) citizen, with whom I recently moved to the UK. I am currently based in the UK and holding an EEA Family Member Permit, which will expire by 5th of ...
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Work Permit for Summer Work In UK

I am originally from Pakistan, and am now studying in Germany. If I wanted to do a summer internship in UK (full time) what type of Visa would I need? Is this possible at all? I see that Tier 2 (...
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US Citizen splitting time between UK and Switzerland

Could a US citizen with a UK Long Term Family visa alternate 90 day periods in the UK and Switzerland indefinitely? Switzerland is a Schengen country, but the UK isn't. Background: my mother in law ...
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Can I pass my UK driver's licence with my EU (French) passport?

I have lived in London for 5 years now. My passport is French, can I still pass my theory and practical test here? It mentions needing a valid UK passport or other form of ID. I just want to make sure ...
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Using an EU car in the UK as a student

There are already two questions (How long can a student drive an EU registered car in the UK? and How long can I drive a EU-registered car in the UK?) on site site regarding using an EU registered car ...
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Foreign registered car in UK [closed]

I am considering buying a Spanish registered car in the UK and driving it to Spain where it will be registerd in my name and left there permanently If the car is close to the 6 month limit from the ...
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How long to wait before reapplying for the UK visa after refusal

I came to UK in July 2012 on Tier 2 General Migrant Visa. My wife recently applied for her visa under the Tier 2 General Migrant Dependent Category. However, it got refused 2 days ago, because of lack ...
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Is Dual Residency between the EU & UK Possible with Permanent Residency Visa (ILR)?

I am and American woman who started with a spouses settlement visa and have had ILR for almost 5 years now. I have been eligible to apply for UK citizenship about two years ago but never applied ...
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Cheapest commonwealth nationality to acquire

I have a US citizen friend who is a (legal, permanent) resident in the UK (ie with ILR), who would like to vote, but naturalisation as a British Citizen is very expensive - £906 is the current fee. ...
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Can a dependent continue working after primary visa holder's leave is curtailed?

I am a UK tier 2 visa holder and am planning on leaving my job to return to the states. From my understanding the UKBA allows me 60 additional days after they finish processing that I have left my job....
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How to terminate a UK tier 2 visa?

I am a UK tier 2 visa holder from the US. I am considering leaving my job and returning to the US. From my understanding this will cause the UKBA to curtail my leave We will curtail your leave ...
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Great grandparent's birth certificate for ancestry visa?

I would like to know if one can use a great grandparent's birth certificate to get an Ancestry visa to the UK? I am planning to move there ASAP and would love to get all the details before making a ...
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I'm a US citizen and I reside in the UK, how do I get my Drivers License in UK? [closed]

So I live in the UK with my British husband and I need to get my license, but I only have a passport?
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Opening student bank account in UK from New Zealand

I am planning on starting my studies in the UK later this year and I will spend roughly three years there (possibly staying on to find work). I would like to open a bank account in the UK from my ...
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Do Romanian citizens need a work permit for the UK?

As of 2015 January, do Romanian citizens need to apply for a work permit to be able to work in the UK? Note: I am aware that work permits were needed in the past, and this requirement was meant to be ...
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How to file a tax income for a Canadian living in the UK on the YMS visa?

I am a Canadian citizen currently working in the UK using the YMS Tier-5 visa. Since it is the end of the fiscal year in less than a week, I need to start thinking about filling my tax income. It used ...
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UK NARIC Statement of Comparability for Spouse Job Seekers

The UK NARIC site states... The UK NARIC Statement of Comparability is an officially recognised document that confirms the recognition of an overseas qualification and its comparable level in ...
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Exchanging a Hong Kong driver's licence for a UK one?

I know that a Hong Kong driving license can be exchanged to a UK license if you came to the UK no more than 5 years. My question is that, if I have been living in the UK in the last 10 years and ...
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How long does it take to get dual citizenship in the UK?

As I understand it, in order to get UK citizenship, you have to spend some time in the UK on other visas first, plus x days each year in the country. Assuming you have the right visas, and spend the ...
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How do the new 'Right to Rent' checks affect people wanting to rent accommodation in the UK?

Sections 20-37 of the Immigration Act 2014 require landlords to check the immigration status of their prospective tenants - and all prospective occupants over 18 - before they let out a property. ...
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“The Name of Company/Organisation/Employer” for a freelancer?

I'm a freelance programmer (working outside of UK); I'm trying to apply for a UK Business Visitor visa, and I guess the most proper "working status" for my case is "Self employed". However, when I ...
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Visa application - what working status can be used for a freelancer?

I'm applying for a UK visa, and one of question is about my current working status. I'm working as a freelancer (mainly for one company, but I'm not employed). What option should I use? Employed ...
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UK ILR/Permanent Residency Automatically Canceled after 2 years of being overseas?

I have an Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in UK. However, I have been away from the UK for two years and I need to travel to the UK to visit my son who is a British Citizen. My explicit purpose for ...
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United Kingdom Difference between NN4B and NHS number [closed]

Read something called NHS number that is like a unique identifier for people used by hospitals. Also the heard that there is something called NN4B which assigns NHS numbers for babies. Question: Is ...
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Is it possible for an Indian citizen with matriculation to get US work permit?

I am 26 year old and work as PHP developer. I have passed matriculation. How can or what are the steps i should take to get work permit in USA or at any developed country for that matter?
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National Insurance Number

I worked in the UK from 1976 - 1989 and am currently living in Italy. I would like to return to work and live in the UK. Is my previous NI number still valid?
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Exchange from EU to UK driving licence: is it worth it? Will that make the insurance cheaper?

I'm an UK resident and thinking about buying car and of course insure it. I have an EU driving licence. In terms of insurance, will that have a negative impact? Should I exchange it for a UK licence?
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If I adopt Austrian citizenship can I live in the UK?

I'm self employed American, currently living in the US, and have the possibility of becoming an Austrian citizen. Once I do this can I move to and live permanently in the UK (and continue to be self ...
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Do children of UK citizen working for past 23 yrs in US with green card qualify for British citizenship?

American mother and UK father married and living in states for past 23 years. now would like children to have dual citizenship... Do they qualify for British Citizenship, and what is the appropriate ...
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Can I live and work in the UK after getting married to an EU citizen?

I'm Bangladeshi but for my profession currently I am living and working in Malaysia. My girlfriend is from Spain. She wants to move and live in the UK. I know there is no problem for her to work and ...
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Driving a Polish registered leased vehicle in England as a resident [duplicate]

My friend has recently moved from Poland to England. She is currently driving a polish registered leased vehicle, is it necessary to have UK Road Tax and who's responsibility is it to obtain it, ...
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Getting UK driving licence after moving to Germany

I'm an EU national who has lived in UK for more that 5 years (enough to be a resident, but not a citizen). I have moved to Germany a month ago and started a new job. A couple of months before moving ...
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Can a British citizen with a Non- EU or Non-UK partner live and work in the EU?

I am British citizen and my partner of 6 years is a South African citizen. We have been living between South Africa and Asia for the past 3 years. We would like to move to Italy or Spain. I know that,...
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Can I work remotely while in the UK on a working holiday visa? [closed]

I'm a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. I work and live in the United States. I'd like to visit the United Kingdoms for a year on a working holiday visa (acquired as a Canadian), while ...
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Self-employed US working in UK, paid by US Govt [duplicate]

So, I have been given a research grant from the US Government in order to work at a UK educational institution. Consequently, I am on a Tier II worker visa here in England, sponsored by the UK ...
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Is it legal for dual citizens to have two completely different official names in the two countries where they are citizens?

Details: I'm a Hungarian citizen by birth, moved to the UK 3 years ago. Later I came out as transgender and changed my name here via Deed Poll to an English name, which is completely different from ...
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Married to an EU citizen (UK national in the UK), can I work in the UK?

I'm an US citizen, married to a British national and I came into the UK on the Tier 4 visa. The request to stay as his spouse has been denied because we don't meet the financial requirement. However, ...
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As a UK citizen am I entitled to Paternity leave for a child born in Japan?

I am a UK citizen, living in the UK, married to a Japanese citizen we are currently going through the Visa application process so she can move to UK. She will however give birth (in Japan) before this ...
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Non-aquisition of British Citizenship certificate has obscure date

I am a South African living in the UK. I am trying to apply for retention of my South African citizenship. I have the certificate from the UK Border Agency that says that I am not British but when I ...
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Change of Nationality

I have a UK spouse visa (biometric) on a pakistani passport, but recently about 3 weeks ago I received Bahraini nationality where I was born and bought up. Would this affect me if I apply for ILR and ...
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Is pensioner immigrant from EEA eligible for Housing Benefit in the UK?

If someone gets state pension from an EEA country (Hungary) and they move to the UK (Glasgow, Scotland), are they eligible for Housing Benefit? My mother is considering moving here, but I haven't ...