What to do AFTER YOU ARRIVE

- including the first 24 hours in the UK

When you first arrive in the UK you need to be strategic with your decisions. Taking too long to do something or doing things in the wrong order, can be costly and frustrating - disastrous even.

When you first arrive you have to hit the ground running. The clock is ticking. You are competing with other people for rentals, employment, schools, etc.

The following list of articles is updated regularly, in response to questions and when I come across new information. Read the articles that seem most relevant to your unique circumstances. If you have a question that isn’t answered, simply leave your question in the comments or send us an email.



Clearing UK Customs - A fast and friendly beginning

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How to do the travel transit tango - Dancing your way to your destination 

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How to avoid the temporary accommodation trap - Getting settled without going broke

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Dealing with jet-lag - Tackling time zone troubles

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Mission priorities - Day 1 

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Get connected - How to get a UK mobile phone and SIM

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Validate your UK visa - Collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 

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UK weather survival guide - How to keep warm and dry

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Culture shock and common expat assumptions

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Finding a rental property - Securing your residency status

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Electricity and gas - Connect your home to the grid

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Internet, telephone and TV in the UK

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Your address, your responsibility - Register and pay for council tax

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How to open a bank account and access your money

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England Vs Scotland - The challenge of getting kids into school 

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Smart shopping - food, groceries, furniture and other household items

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How to succeed in the UK job market

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Navigating UK tax rules - Getting a National Insurance Number is just the beginning

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