From 1 December 2014, anyone holding a valid visa or residence permit for Australia, New Zealand, the United States or Canada will be exempt from obtaining a transit visa when passing through the UK.
New Year’s Eve is around the corner, so best get your plans in order soon. Here’s our round-up of six things to do in London this New Year’s Eve.
The UK’s second-ever Small Business Saturday is scheduled for 6 December and aims to cultivate a “shop local” attitude in the build-up to Christmas and beyond. The end goal? To channel foot traffic to the UK’s many, many small businesses and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship that lasts well into 2015.
With Freelancers’ Day fast approaching, we thought it would be the ideal time to offer tips and advice for those IT workers considering moving over into self-employment. Here are our top tips for making a success of your IT contracting career.
National Freelancers’ Day 19 November 2014
If you have children of school-going age and are planning to migrate to the UK, one of your main concerns will probably be which school to send your kids to. We’ve put together an easy-to-understand guide to help you choose the right school for your children.
The 2011 Census reported that more than a quarter of Australia’s 22 million residents were born in a country other than Australia. Most of those flocking to the continent were born in New Zealand, the UK, India, China and South Africa. But what about Australians leaving the land Down Under – where do they go?
After consultation between Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom and Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba, changes have been made to the controversial South African immigration rules announced earlier this year. The requirement for children travelling to South Africa to carry an unabridged birth certificate has now been postponed until 1 June 2015.
We’ve given you some weird and wonderful facts about Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Wales, so without further ado, here are 11 lesser-known, interesting facts about the United States.
At 1st Contact Tax Refunds, we like to take a break from the norm and showcase the lighter side of business matters. Tax may have been around since ancient times, but it’s not without it’s fair share of oddities. Here are seven unusual taxes imposed through the ages.
Enjoy a true wilderness adventure with Topdeck Travel in the Canadian Rockies and get to know this beautiful, proud country. Brush up on your ice hockey, start eating maple syrup and prepare to fall in love with Canada’s many charms.
Sail away to the Mediterranean havens of Turkey and Croatia this summer and spend a week basking in the sun, swimming, relaxing and having a real summer holiday. Speak to Topdeck Travel to lock in your epic summer 2014.
Topdeck is giving 1st Contacters an exclusive 10% discount (15% if you’ve travelled with Topdeck before) on their Turkey, La Tomatina and Balkan Explorer summer holidays. To take advantage of this fantastic Topdeck Travel discount, mention 1st Contact and Topdeck will sweeten the price for you. Book online or call 0845 257 5212.
Travel Talk is having a one-day only flash sale on their Greece and Croatia tours. Tours start from as low as £79 plus port tax; no local payment needed. What are you waiting for? Head to Travel Talk now or call 020 8099 9596.
At the SDW 2014 conference in London, Frank Smith, strategy co-ordinator for the Home Office biometric programme, identified passport microchips and electronic visas as an important security measure for passports.
The US of A did fairly well in the Fifa World Cup, so why not hop over the pond and check out their awesome country? From dazzling Vegas to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, this country has everything to offer. Check out Topdeck Travel and mention 1st Contact for a discount.
Our mates at Topdeck Travel are all about food, from paella in Spain and goulash in Hungary to schnitzel in Austria and ice cream, ice cream, ice cream! Mention 1st Contact for a sweet discount.
Football players might have a flair for the melodramatic, but there’s nothing wrong with the game itself. We’ve unpacked five unexpected life lessons from the beautiful game, and show you how they’ll help you as a contractor.
With England and Spain now out of the running for the prestigious FIFA World Cup title, we thought it would be a good idea to look back and see how initial predictions faired against actual results. As we’ll show, some of these predictions are not to be trifled with.
The Home Office has once again been in the spotlight over the past month, due to two separate cases involving South Africans caught up in immigration bureaucracy.