If you live in the UK you still need to vote in Australian elections. You will also need to register to vote in UK elections. Make sure your electoral enrolment information is up to date in both countries to avoid expensive fines.
Having a settlement strategy when you arrive in the UK will help you get established as soon as possible. Time is money as they say. The longer you take to get settled, the more money it will cost you. Temporary accommodation alone will eat a massive hole in your cash.
You’ve got some big decisions to make. Where will you live? What are your accommodation requirements? Will you have a car or will you be reliant on public transport? Do you need to find a good school for your kids? Do you have a job or will you start searching for employment after you arrive? You’ll also need to do some essential administration as soon as possible including opening a bank account and registering for a National Insurance Number.
When we arrived in 2016, Glasgow's population was estimated to be around 600,000; with more than 1.2 million in the Greater Glasgow area. It is the biggest city in Scotland and the third biggest in the UK after London and Birmingham. As proud Auswegians, we are in awe that we live in a city that had established trading routes to America and which had built many of it's modern day icons, years before Britain had established penal colonies in Australia in the late 1770's.
There's a lot to the Glasgow Story. The following information is but a sample of its rich history.
From the day our parents told us "It's time for a new chapter in our lives", my emotions and opinion on the subject have been a mixture of empathy and apathy.
You may be aware of what it's like to move house or towns as a child. That massive drop in your chest when you realise that you are leaving all of your friends and connections behind for a new start. Even if it's just across the road in a different street. Change can be tough.