Hi, i am in the process of making a huge move from the united states to the united kingdom to live there permanently. I was wondering if anyone knows other than passports what other processes i will have to go thru...or can i just fly there and thats it? I am a US citizen and so are my 2 kids. please reply as i need some help with this situation.
Do you have a job lined up in the UK? I don't believe you can just show up. I went to graduate school for a year there and I had to have proof when I showed up that I was enrolled and that I had enough money to pay for the year, because they didn't want me working as a non-UK citizen. Otherwise I would have to show a return or 'onward' ticket.
If you have a job lined up, then your employer should be able to write a letter for you.
Check www.fco.gov.uk - the foreign office website.
That may give advice on visas etc.
Only citizens of the EU can live and work in other EU states freely. You will need some sort of visa to stay for more than a few months.
Easiest way is probably to get a job lined up first.
OK thanks all, i do not have a job lined up as i have not been to the uk before. I wanted to ask another question...
If i plan to go as a visitor to the UK for the 6 month maximum period do i need to pay a round way ticket to the UK or could i buy a one way ticket and then buy the other when its time for me to leave again?