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.

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!

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!

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What documents do I need as evidence or proof of relationship?

​Due to the number of fake relationships and marriages that the Home Office has dealt with, they do require evidence that you are truthfully in a relationship. Along with a fiancé or spouse application for a visa, you will need to provide as much of the following evidence as you can: Photos Air Fares Emails Skype/Facetime or other similar app’s chat history Phone Bills Or other types of billing or receipts that can prove that you are communicating, visiting or are together and are in a...
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