LIFE IN THE UK: What you must do after arrival in the UK

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This is long over due, been in the UK for almost a year in a half but haven't had the chance to update my blog, been very busy building my new life here. Getting the settlement visa is not the end of our settlement visa journey, here's what to do after arrival in the UK:

1. Collect the Biometrics Residence Permit (BRP) before the vignette expires or within 10 days of arriving in the UK from the post office, you usually has the post office address on your letter that you received with your visa. You must bring your passport and the letter upon collecting the BRP. 

2. If your partner owned/rented the house under their name, let them add you in the Council Tax bill. You can do this online or visit the council tax office in your area. 

3. Register at the Medical Practice , usually you can register wherever your partner is registered. Requirement depends in the Practice , the usual is passport and BRP. you can also phone them or check their website for more details. 

4. You can register in the Dental Practice as well.  

5. Add your name to other utility bills if possible. 

6. Apply for a National Insurance number, you have to call the National Insurance number application line to apply. They will tell you what documents to bring in your interview. 

7. Open a Bank Account. Requirements are Passport, BRP and utility bills (but not all utility bills are accepted) , different banks has different requirements,  you can enquire to the bank your eyeing. I think the most acceptable is Council Tax Bill. 

8. You can apply jobs online, submit as many as you can. Mostly, application is online, but you can also try walk-in to the nearest shop or company. 

9. Keep all correspondence, whether its paper or as soft copy, especially those from the UK government as you will need them on the next visa extension ( the FLR M). 



15 comments:

  1. The immigration in United Kingdom has been following a strict immigration policy. That is why immigration in the UK is tough for the foreign nationals.

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  2. My mom's bestfriend is from UK and these tips are really helpful and good.

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  3. Great tips to know and I am sharing your post. I do plan to visit the UK once things settle down by me.

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  4. I must say this is an awesome piece of information, not everyone knows how to go about this process, I have been there once, and would say, in a land that have rules, this would be very helpful on how to go about it.

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  5. Sometimes,you think you know it all,until you come across articles like this. This is very informative and educative. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  6. Wonderful tips for those want to settle in the UK. Great information.

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  7. Super informative, these tips should be saved to notes just in case. I can think of these things easily but not as complete as yours honestly.

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  8. These are great tips, I especially how simple the list is

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  9. This is good to know. You never know what life brings you and when will you need this.

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  10. These are some helpful tips. I will have to add this on my bookmark. Thanks for this.

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  11. Sounds right! Not that different from what EU people have to do.

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