Moving to United Kingdom
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Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

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Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

Moving to UK

Moving to the UK: A complete checklist of what you need to prepare


Moving to the UK requires a lot of preparation; this checklist outlines all the steps you need to take before and after you move to the UK.

Life in the UK

Settling into life in the UK: Your first week

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Upon arrival in the UK, there will be several things you'll need to arrange including opening a bank account, getting a national insurance number, and finding work.

UK broadband

Setting up broadband internet, a landline phone and TV in the UK


This guide explains how to connect to UK broadband internet, a landline phone and television, plus provides a list of the main broadband internet, phone and TV providers in the UK.

UK Utilities

UK utilities: Connecting to water, electricity and gas companies in the UK

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This complete guide explains how to connect to UK utilities and pay your utility bills, plus includes a list of water, electricity and gas utility companies in the UK.

Getting a UK mobile phone and UK SIM card

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A complete UK mobile phone guide, including how to get a UK SIM card, UK mobile phone number, UK prepaid SIM card or unlock a phone in the UK.

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

UK driver's licence

Exchanging your driver’s licence in the UK


To legally drive in the UK you may need to exchange your driver’s licence for a UK driver's licence.

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