Moving to the United Kingdom
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Moving to the United Kingdom
Regardless of where you are planning to move overseas to in the United Kingdom, the moving companies listed on Intlmovers are professional and experienced in home and business relocation. They will help you with the organization and the transport of your household and professional goods.
Avoid the stress for your move to the United Kingdom
To avoid much of the stress associated with a move, Intlmovers can help you find the right moving and shipping company to suit your budget and your needs. Compare offers from up to six international moving companies – completely cost free and obligation free!
How intlmovers.com works
- Choose where you are moving to and from on the menu
- Select from the listed international movers
- Complete the simple online quotation request form
How it works for your move to the United Kingdom
- Choose the destination you are moving from and click on the button
- Select the listed international moving companies and click on the request button
- Complete your online quotation request
Where people moved from to the United Kingdom
About the United Kingdom
What your should know about..
Cost of living in the UK
The cost of living in the UK is overall high, especially in the London area.
Low costs in the UK
Costs that are average or low compared to other countries are clothing, education, healthcare, going out to dinner, sports and hotel costs.
Getting things for your home like furniture is of lower costs in the UK compared to other countries. Groceries are overall cheap e in the UK, it depends highly on where you shop and in which area you live.
High costs in the UK
Some basic needs in life such as housing and accommodation are of high cost in the UK. The houses in the London area are overall highly priced. This includes costs for electricity, fuels or gas, water, and taxes. Transportation is not cheap as well. If you live in the London area, taking the subway or ‘the tube’ is the cheapest way to travel.
Communication costs such as telephone costs and internet are not cheap in the UK compared to other countries.
General service costs are high as well in the UK, for example if you need a plumber. By comparing quotes for improving your home you can save money.
International schools in the UK
There are a lot of international schools in the UK to choose from. Some of theme are completely orientated on children coming from America or France. We advice you to pick a school 9 to 6 months prior to your international move to the UK. Most of the schools are located in the London area. Here is a complete list, the schools with a good are accredited.
|ACS Cobham International School|
|ACS Egham International School||Egham|
|ACS Hillingdon International School|
|American School in London||London|
|Buckswood School||Nr Hastings|
|International Community School London||London|
|International School of Aberdeen||Aberdeen|
|International School of London||London|
|International School of London In Surrey||Woking|
|Marymount International School London||London|
|Southbank International School Hampstead Campus||London|
|Southbank International School Kensington Campus||London|
|Southbank International School Westminster Campus||London|
|St Clare’s Oxford||Oxford|
|TASIS The American School in England||Thorpe|
|The King Fahad Academy||London|
Immigration to the UK
Generally British visa types can be divided into 5 groups:
- General (highly skilled migrants)
- Post study work
The Tier 1 is a points-based system. When holding a Tier 1 visa you are allowed to look for work in the UK and take up self-employment or business opportunities. There are some cases where you do not need to apply under the points-based system:
- You are a citizen from the British overseas territories
- You are a citizen of the EEA or Switzerland
- You are a Commonwealth citizen, who has the permission to stay in the UK and of which at least one of your grandparents are born in the UK
- There are no commissions and time limits attached to your stay
On some websites you can also calculate your approximate amount of points. In that way you can see your possible chances before your application.
- General (people with job offer)
- Intra company transfer
- Sports people
- Ministers of religion
Applicants for this visa type must be obtaining a job offer from a company in the UK. If you don’t have a job offer, you might consider fitting into the Tier 1 scheme.
- Low skilled workers
The Tier 3 visa is generally for temporary migrants who will start a seasonal job in the UK.
For an application for the Tier 4 visa, the student has to be in the register of a British university or educational institution.
- Youth mobility
This visa is for young people who wish to come to the UK and experience British life. Each year the government announces several countries and places which are participating in this scheme. Young people from these countries are allowed to travel to the UK. In this case your government will be your sponsor for this period of time.
If you are a citizen of the EEA or Switzerland, you don’t have to apply for a visa.
Living and property in the UK
To be able to identify each individual, for organizational and tax related reasons the UK government demands that every immigrant apply for a National Insurance Number (NIN).
Furthermore the authorities “HM Revenue & Customs” and “Department of Work and Pensions” need your NIN to be able to follow your accomplished contributions. For that, you need to arrange an appointment with the “Job Centre Plus”.
Why you should use Intlmovers.com for your move to the United Kingdom
- The movers have years of experience with moves to the United Kingdom
- Avoid the stress and let the movers do the hard work
- They have contacts in United Kingdom which can make your move cheaper
Experience of our movers
It doesn’t matter from where in the world you are, and where in the UK you are planning to move. The moving and shipping companies on Intlmovers will take care of your move – either overseas or cross country. Thanks to the professional moving companies, you don’t have to worry about transporting your household goods to your new home or business.
Free of costs and obligation
You can save yourself a considerable amount of time and energy when you use Intlmovers to help you with your search for a moving company for your UK move. You can select from up to 6 moving companies that you would like to compare. You will contact all of them and request offers from them at the same time with only one click.