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1. Posted by Sophia (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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Hello.I just recently happened upon this site. My husband and I are seriously considering moving out of the US. We are very interested in moving to England. Can anyone explain what we would have to do to move there for a year , maybe four?
Thanks in advance for any help.

2. Posted by shez (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y

I take it you will want to get a job in the Uk, if so then approach the British embassy for working visa's. You need to do it officially, it might be well worth your while to come to England for a holdiay before you make your decision. You will also need to decide what part of the UK you want to go to. London is hectic did you want a more relaxed lifestyle away from the big citys, What sort of jobs are you looking for, and do you have enough money to live for a few months without work or a home...
I know quite a few Americans who are thinking of emigrating, most of them because of the political situation. I can understand why you might want to move..but is it worth considering fighting politically and socialy to make your country what you want it to be.
Leaving your home country is a huge step, I dont think I could ever leave England... and I have seen enough of the rest of the world to know that I would not be happy anywhere but here.
England is a lovely island, but its a big culture shock to anyone who has never been here before... The weather for a start can be down right miserable as it is today,
Think about it carefully before you make a decision that will affect the rest of your life. :(

3. Posted by notarealme (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

Well all we need is more Americans in England..jokes, i for one would welcome anyone from the US bar the ones who are just plain rude. Anyway, Not that i dont like people coming to the UK at all, everyone to there own, but i would rather have a hard working Ameican(s) come here than someone who wants to live off my tax money, But apart from that its a nice country, Richmond in Surrey is very nice, its Rich in history and in wealth mick jagger live here, and its close to the city about 20mins on the fast train.

Have you ever been to England? as you know we all speak english, but as i found out while i was in Okla a Bin is a trash can,as i spent the first hour at my friends place asking where the bin is, to her being so annoyed, she locked me out until i start talking American, anywho, learn the local slang, this person today on the Bus said my town looked cute to this other person, because ive been to the US i knew where she was going, and this person on the bus said "i dont know? is it cute?" she tried to explain, he didnt have a clue.

But be ready, as some people will define others by there country, me i define people by there person, if you do come and live here, Welcome to the UK in advance.

4. Posted by tea mangle (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Now I'm an american living in the states (pretty much sick of all the obesity) and thinking about moving to England, but tell me...why should I move to England? What is it that makes England such a great place?

5. Posted by EDAngeli (Budding Member 43 posts) 9y

Hmm why should one move to England?

Our highest drug taking and teenage pregancies in Europe?
Our huge drinking culture from a really young age?
The extorionate prices?
The weather?

No seriously though I think England is a fantastic place, a pub on almost every street corner..wahey!!!!

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

yeah why england?

goodlist so far can I add:

Overzealous egos
Binge Drinkers
Crap Music

go to Berlin!

7. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting tea mangle

Now I'm an american living in the states (pretty much sick of all the obesity) and thinking about moving to England, but tell me...why should I move to England? What is it that makes England such a great place?

Sick of all the Obesity? Moving countries because you don't like fat people? That sounds a bit extreme, surely you have other reasons?! But I hope you realise that the UK has a huge obesity problem and all most people eat is heavily processed junk, and decent fresh healthy food is expensive.

Why should you move to England? Why, the great weather and cheap cost of living of course.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 29, 2006, at 4:00 PM by Clarabell ]

8. Posted by EDAngeli (Budding Member 43 posts) 9y

Crap music is a bit harsh!!

England may have its downfalls but I was mainly joking before, I honestly think its a brilliant places despite all the drinking, weather, prices etc..

9. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

eh sorry, i mean all the bands that sound like Franz Kiaser Monkeys.

Wondering, did Sophia ever make it to Britain...or leave the USA?

10. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 9y

To add to the list:

Crap weather
Good food is hard to find and when you find it, it is so overpriced you can't afford it
Public transport is a nonsense and over priced
Generally cost of living is over priced