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PippaCummins posted Relocating BACK to UK after 10 yrs on the United Kingdom forum on July 25, 2014:
Hello. Any tips or knowledge on moving back to UK from America after 10 yrs? Two kids, single parent. Need to find somewhere to live and work. Possibly apply for benefits until I find work and can pay for everything myself. Already talked to schools in my hometown - the problem now is finding somewhere to live. Either short-term while I job hunt, or long term. Family back home have no room. District Council told me they can't help unless I'm homeless or fleeing a 3rd world country... Thanks in advance
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gah26 replied to the thread University jobs on the United Kingdom forum on July 25, 2014:
Ms0426 initially posted:
I am finishing my masters and my husband and I want to move to England around 2017. Has anyone decided to move to the UK without it being due to marriage or a job transfer? I currently work at an American university and I would love to teach or be on staff at a UK university. Has anyone or know anyone who is an American that found a job in the college/university industry in the UK?
gah26 replied on July 25, 2014 with:
Who knows what the immigration rules will be in 2017. At the moment, if your job doesn't fall on the shortage occupation list your chances of finding an employer to sponsor you for a work visa are pretty slim unless you are a superstar in your field.
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gah26 replied to the thread OUTSIDE UK on the United Kingdom forum on July 20, 2014:
MISBAHULHASSAN initially posted:
Dear all, yesterday i have got my spouse visa:) they took 1 month and 20 days to stamp my visa. now my question is i am working outside UK and earning much better and do not want to go right now so i need to know how long i can stay outside uk?
gah26 replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Well, the point of getting a spouse visa is that you want to live with your spouse in the UK. It's in your best interest to arrive with at 30 months left on your visa otherwise you'll need to renew you an additional time in order to meet the 5 year residency requirement for ILR.
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USDeborah posted FREE U SA to UK Converters on the United Kingdom forum on July 18, 2014:
We are actually moving from the UK to Switzerland this weekend, but we have several USA to UK converters from our move here 4 years ago. FREE. Pick up in Twickenham. Email me for address. They are in excellent condition. Some barely used. Thanks, Deborah
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cep posted Brighton on the United Kingdom forum:
Two month low rent in exchange for pet sitting OCT and NOV I have 3 bed house to rent at reduce rate in exchange for looking after my dog and cat for 2 months. A
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Keofilms posted Would you like some free pest control? on the United Kingdom forum:
Hi everyone, We're making a brand new series for BBC 2 about female pest controllers, and we can offer free of charge pest control services to people who are willing to be filmed. Please see the below info and get in touch if you need our help! Have you got rats or cockroaches? Do you have an infestation of another pest? Does your home or business need rescuing? From July to Mid September, if you have a big infestation we could help free of charge. Get in touch if you have a problem like cockroaches in the kitchen, mice in the loft or moles in the garden. We’d love to hear from you if you need help with pests. Please contact us at hope to hear from you soon, Charlotte Evans Assistant Producer Ext: 1008 KEO films 9-10 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0BX T: +44 (0) 207 490 3580 KEO films is an independent production company. A full company background can be seen at The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not read, use or disseminate that information. Although this email and any attachments are believed to be free of any virus, or any other defect which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are received and opened, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that they are virus free and no responsibility is accepted by KEO films Ltd for any loss or damage arising in any way from the receipt or use thereof. KEO films Ltd. Registered office as above. Registered in England No 3138064.
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gah26 replied to the thread Spousal Visa to Indefinite Leave to Remain on the United Kingdom forum:
liveandteachabroad initially posted:
Hi fellow expats, I wonder if anyone has recently gone through the process of applying for their Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK? I currently have a spousal visa which is valid until November. I have found the application form and list of supporting documents needed online, but would like to know when I can actually submit my application?! Strangely, the spousal visa should be 2 years, however I seem to have an 3 additional months according to the actual date that appears on the paper copy of my visa. I'm not sure if this therefore allows you a 3 month window to start and complete the application process? Many thanks for any help!
gah26 replied most recently with:
If you apply for a spouse visa from abroad it will come with an extra 3 months on it so that you can get yourself organized to move. When did you apply for your visa? If is was before 9 July 2012 which it sounds like it was, then you are under the old rules and your visa would have been issued for 27 months. When did you arrive in the UK? If you are under the old rules you need to fulfill the 2 year residency requirement before you can apply. You can apply no sooner than 28 days before the 2 year anniversary of your arrival in the UK on the spouse visa and of course you have to apply before your visa expires in November. You must also pass the Life in the UK test.
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kcounterman replied to the thread Anyone moving to the US? on the United Kingdom forum:
mariacarmelo initially posted:
I have several US 110V electrical house hold appliances that are in good working order and can be used by someone re-locating to the U.S. I have a steam mop, 2 hoovers/vacuums, electric hand mixer, toaster, kettle, alarm clock, space heater, 2 or 3 small table lamps, dvd player, 42" Sony flat screen t.v., small flat screen t.v. with built in dvd player. Please be advised that these items do not work here in the UK, as they are 110V. These items are free and in good working condition, but you will need to pick them up.
kcounterman replied most recently with:
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