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11. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Quoting t_maia

Ok, let me guess: You just had your prom night and after being asked what your plans are after school you boasted that you would move to Europe, right?

Because that is what your plan sounds like. If you had done one thimble full of research before you posted here .......

My goodness, that was one of the snottiest replies I've read in these forums. I don't believe I have seen any rules that stipulate one has to do any research at all before asking questions. If we all studied/wrote research papers before asking questions, why would we need these forums anyway? Sheesh.

Tommy, keep participating, you actually won't run into a lot of posts like this...most folks keep it friendly.

Best of luck with the move and the job search.

12. Posted by Nodnyl (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi Tommy,

Quick question; did your parents apply for British Citizenship for you? Or - is it possible for you to apply for British Citizenship given your birth in the U.K.? I'm no expert on these things, however I'd start there if I were you. With a British Passport - you'll just need to turn up, register yourself with the tax authorities and off you go.

If not, I'd not be too worried. There probably is a visa that you can apply for, for an extended stay that will give you permission to work and play. If not, well, you'd not be the first and certainly not the last to pitch up and overstay your 3 month holiday visa allowance. I've met plenty of people who did just that. It's an option.

In regards to work - well - the big cities are probably going to be the easiest places to start off with. You can get 'Live-In' [that is you live on the property] work at pubs - which provide you with a roof and food as well as some money for your services behind a bar in a pub. Other 'easy' work to find is on building sites, for security companies or doing deliveries. Listen, it's not going to be mega-money, however it's going to be something.

Check these websites for more information:
TNT Magazine - some might call this a 'Travellers Bible'


The Gumtree

You should be able to find some more information there from people in London and or in a similar situation as you are.

Go for it mate!


13. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

I repeat what I've said before: the UK, as far as I know, departs from a territorial principle for granting or denying you British citizenship, so if you're born while your parents were in the UK legally, you're most probably entitled to it.

But that's something that you really have to sort out yourself, as there are usually dozens of exceptions to these principles; I do agree with Maia, contra Belize me, that's it's more useful in these cases to do your own research, and not rely too much on what people are saying here.

Niels (Amsterdam)

14. Posted by Nodnyl (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

I agree with bentivogli; check out what your status is and if whether or not you are entitled to British Citizenship. You might be entitled to it. Whilst I will not vouch for the accuracy of Wikipedia, you might want to have a look here: - to get some idea as to what appears to be how things work. Alternatively, call up The British High Commission in the US - or whatever is local to you / nearest to you - and ask them some questions.

15. Posted by Cosmo P. (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thank you for the information. I guess it's something i will look into alittle bit more.

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