Living in the UK as an expat can be challenging, despite the common language. Set realistic expectations by learning the basics in our Living in UK guide.



Learn what you need to do to move to the UK, for work, join family or study. Start with our Moving to the UK guide and get all the facts before you plan.



Being an expat can sometimes get lonely or it can be helpful to chat with other expats who understand. Join the discussions in our friendly expat community forum.

Money Transfer Smackdown: Best ways of sending money to USA or the UK

There are many reasons you would need to send money to the USA or UK and many methods to do it. We've looked at the most common methods to transfer money like Western Union and traditional banks and also newer methods of sending money like Paypal and TransferWise, compared the costs and found out if any are suited best for different situations. The results were surprising!

5 Tax Forms Every Expat Needs to Know About

Filing US taxes as an American living abroad can be time-consuming, confusing and downright frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be! We believe that ‘knowledge is power.’ The first step to preparing your taxes is gathering your tax documents—then it’s time to complete the forms! But which ones? Here are the 5 most common tax forms US expats need to file.

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How long will it take to approve or process my UK visa application?

There is a UK visa processing time table at "Processing times vary depending on a range of factors." As of Feb 2015: Visit Visas Most UK visit visas are processed within 10 days, but some can take up to 60-90 days. Most Business visit visas are processed within 10 days but can take up to 30 days. Most Family Visit Visas are processed within 10 days but can take up to 30 days. Most transit visas are processed within 10 days. PBS...
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