There are plenty of things to go over if you plan on relocating to the UK. Our team at I Love Moving
has put together for you some information on what to expect and consider before you relocate to this unique country. Stay tuned for more!
Be sure to do all the research on how to receive a UK visa. The more you want to stay in the country, the longer the procedure. Tourists have up to six month’s maximum of stay in the country, but if you want to move here, it is a whole other process. You have to be able to prove that you have the money to support yourself while you are there. They may also ask to see your return ticket, as proof of your plans to return. Students are able to get visas, but they have to prove that they have the budget to pay the entire tuition, plus the living expenses. If you want to work in the UK, you are going to need a working visa. Request that your employer applies for the visa before you arrive to the country.
If you are relocating with your furry friend know that the animals have to have a period of six months of quarantine at home in the UK before they can go outside. Your pet should have all their vaccines and they have to go through a procedure of blood testing and microchipping. Ask your vet for information on how to get your pet a passport. Go visit your local airlines before planning out your move because all airlines have different rules for pets.
The weather in the UK really is its stereotype and the more north of the country you get, the darker and rainier it is. Winter in the UK barely has five hours of sunlight. So be prepared and don’t forget your umbrella!
The difference between England, Britain, and the UK
To avoid embarrassment, it is important to know the difference between England, Britain and the UK. It often offends people when they are asked so it is good to know that England is simply a state within the United Kingdom. Great Britain is the island where England, Scotland and Wales are situated. The UK is a shortening for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Even though you may not understand the differences, it is useful to know them.
It doesn’t matter to where you have decided on relocating in the UK, every place is unique in its own way. When you do arrive to the country, do your best to get to know the area and become very familiar with all the differences the UK has in comparison to other countries, like driving on the other side of the road for instance. When you feel that you are ready to start scheduling your relocation, give I Love Moving a call
! We are excited to be hearing from you!