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ppereira posted Any expats in Weston Super Mare, North Somerset? on the United Kingdom forum on October 31, 2014:
Hi I am from Guatemala and I moved 5 years ago. I volunteer with the BME Network where we give free english lessons and immigration drop in and information if you need I am looking for more expats in the area I promote my country in England Cheers Patty
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ppereira replied to the thread Can a family of 2 adults and 1 toddler (4yrs old) live on a UK annual salary of £70000 on the United Kingdom forum on October 31, 2014:
Zamani initially posted:
Hi. Can 2adults and a4 year old child live comfortably in London (zone 3/4) on an annual salary of £70000? Any advice/help requested. Thank you
ppereira replied on October 31, 2014 with:
Most people in England could only wish to have that income! you would have to see where would you live. to have a better idea of the cost of living in uk go to
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miyax posted Neigborhood to live in between Westminster and Egham? on the United Kingdom forum on October 25, 2014:
Hello! My husband I are will be moving to London in August 2015 for graduate school - he at the London School of Economics in Westminster and me at Royal Holloway in Egham Hill. We're looking for suggestions for places in between our schools to rent a one bedroom flat that will divide our commute relatively evenly. Anyone know of good starting neighborhoods we can look - hoping for somewhat reasonable rent, walkable (no car needed), preferably with the basics nearby - groceries, coffee shop, a couple restaurants or bars - between central London and Surrey? I've been looking at maps but have a hard time judging distance/commute time, and it's difficult to get a sense of neighborhood feels.
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gah26 replied to the thread Jobs in the UK on the United Kingdom forum on October 23, 2014:
severts18 initially posted:
I'm thinking about moving to London from America and I was wondering if you have to have a job lined up in order to get your visa or can I go over there on my passport and then get my visa and a job while I'm already there?
gah26 replied on October 23, 2014 with:
You can't move to the UK without a visa. You must be sponsored for a visa for a specific job by an employer. Unless your job falls on the shortage occupation list your chances of finding an employer to sponsor you are slim. Before an employer can offer you a job they have to prove there is no one who doesn't need a visa can fill the position. That's 500 million people as it includes the entire EU.
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Reading2014 posted Food Supplements, Vitamins, Naturopathic Items on the United Kingdom forum on October 18, 2014:
I cannot find any customs related information regarding supplements, vitamins, etc. It appears that there are a number of things we use that are not available in the UK. So, we are stocking-up and plan to ship them with our household goods. Will they require duty or VAT or even be excluded by violating some standards in the UK? Thanks.
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Reading2014 posted Identity Theft Protection - Recommendations? on the United Kingdom forum:
I contacted a company recommended to me, but they cannot provide coverage for identity theft protection when we are residents of the UK (must be residents of USA). Can anyone recommend a good company and level of service in the UK? Thanks.
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Reading2014 replied to the thread Supplemental Health Insurance - Options on the United Kingdom forum:
Reading2014 initially posted:
We will be moving to England for 5 years and covered by NHS. We have typically (in the USA) not used our health insurance much and paid many alternative health care providers directly (services not covered by our insurance). What are your experiences with the value of supplemental insurance in the UK vs. the premiums and may it simply be better to use those resources for elective health care and not premiums?
Reading2014 replied on October 17, 2014 with:
Ed, Thank you for the input. I am gaining confidence to simply use NHS and pay for anything else we may choose to do.
EdP replied on October 15, 2014 with:
I have lived in the UK for quite a while now having moved from France, and the NHS is great. Having not been treated in America I can't comment on comparisons there, but I don't know anyone who uses private healthcare here. Saying that I don't know what you're used to so maybe keep an alternative on standby until you've seen it for yourself? Ed
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gah26 replied to the thread Tier 2 Visa on the United Kingdom forum:
Reading2014 initially posted:
We will be arriving about 2 weeks after the start date on our Certificate of Sponsorship. I see information that we can arrive early, but nothing about arriving late. Does anyone know whether that will be OK? Or be a problem? Thanks.
gah26 replied most recently with:
You can arrive anytime between the valid from and valid to date.
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