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Moving Pets to the UK

The British have no rabies in their country, and want to keep it that way. (At the end of 2002, they had their first case in 100 years, from a bat bite in Dundee, Scotland.)

Formerly, all pets (dogs and cats) had to go through a 6 month quarantine before being able to enter the UK. Finally, the Pet Travel Scheme became available, which the US was recently included in it’s list of allowed countries!

Shipping Your Stuff to the UK

For those who want to bring more of their possessions than can be brought as luggage, here are some of your options.

Electronics Compatibility

US-to-UK Electronics

One of the most often asked questions is what electrical devices you can bring from the US. The UK has a completely different electrical standard, voltage, frequency and plug type. This website and its author(s) will not be held responsible for any accidents or lawsuits that occur from following this advice, it is not professional electrician advice.


So you want to move to the UK!

Online or long distance relationships are becoming ever more common but there are hurdles to the happily ever after life in the UK. While everyone would like to be able to just fly over and set up house with their special other, there are certain routes you must follow. This advisory hopes to make clear the main options for Americans to live legally in the UK with their loved one.

Dovetail – the Relocation Partner – links up with Expatriate Life Coach, Katherine Barton

London, UK – 31st October 2006 – Dovetail, the Relocation Partner, is linking up with one of the few trained Life Coaches in the industry who specialises in coaching expatriate families to get the mos

15 Top tips about moving to the UK

You confront challenges that may be overwhelming. You face worries about a new neighborhood, new schools, new bank, new doctors, new way to work, new job, and new ways to get lost on new roads. All of this can be quite aggravating and stressful. Not to mention expensive.

Here are a few helpful tips:

To Relocate Or Not To Relocate—That Is The Question

by Alyice Edrich
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UK Yankee is a resource and community for expatriate Americans living in or planning to move to the UK, established in 1999. Please join the discussions in our friendly expat community.