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.

Late Night Comedy and Live Debate in London

What do you get if you put together an evening of comedy and live American political debate? A fantastic night out if you're in the London area this last week of October. 

American TV on the UK Telly - Autumn 2015

Many of our favourite American shows are back with new seasons and a few new shows will be airing as well. Unfortunately, while many of us were looking forward to a launch of AMC UK and watching the Fear the Walking Dead spin-off, they would have been disappointed that the AMC UK channel is exclusive to BT TV/Sport customers.

5 Surprising Facts about Expat Taxes

It’s no secret that filing expat taxes is confusing and few expats know all the laws and rules. But these 5 facts may surprise even the most seasoned tax-filing expat!

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Can I do any volunteering or charity work while visiting the UK?

Absolutely not, this is a violation of the terms of visiting as a visitor (tourist). In order to do charity work or volunteering, you must apply for a special visa, Tier 5 (Temporary worker - Charity Worker). You must be sponsored by a licensed employer and have a certificate of sponsorship to apply. 1 A visitor also cannot do any work, even online, paid babysitting or studying while in the UK.
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