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    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
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    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
  • Immigration

    Could you qualify for Irish citizenship?

    by 1st Contact | Jun 19, 2014
    With so much focus on British nationality and ancestry rights, it seems that Irish ancestry has stayed under the radar. But our research shows there are many people who aren’t aware that they may qualify for Irish citizenship through their grandparents.
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    Home Affairs travel regulations spark outrage

    by 1st Contact | Jun 12, 2014
    Newly-appointed South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is off to a shaky start. Under the auspices of curbing child trafficking (and the “efficient management of migration”), Home Affairs has revised their travel regulations to require anyone travelling into or out of South Africa with children to produce each child’s unabridged birth certificate.
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    Ten tips for hitting the ground running when you arrive in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Jun 09, 2014
    So you’ve got your visa and a seat on a plane to the UK, congratulations! You're about to embark on an exciting adventure. At this point, you're probably feeling some anxiety at the thought of moving to a foreign country and starting a new life. Fear not. Here are our ten tips for finding your feet quickly.
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    7 rules to protect yourself from online scams

    by 1st Contact | Jun 03, 2014
    There are a number of online scams doing the rounds at the moment, including some that claim to be from the Home Office itself. Here are seven rules to follow to protect yourself from online scams.
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    Ancestry visa: Could you be eligible for British citizenship?

    by John Dunn | May 28, 2014
    The UK Ancestry visa allows Commonwealth citizens with a grandparent born in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man, to live and work in the UK without restriction for an initial five-year period. Common wealth countries that qualify include: South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
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    Seven things to look out for in a shipping agency

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | May 28, 2014
    Shipping your goods abroad can add to the stress of relocating, if you choose a shoddy shipping agency. But a reliable agency will ensure a stress-free experience, avoiding any unwanted surprises along the way. The key word here: reliability.
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    UKBA closes after five troublesome years

    by 1st Contact | May 27, 2014
    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), a division of the Home Office, is now responsible for the UK visa system after the abolishment of the UKBA last year.
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    Your guide to the UK spousal visa

    by John Dunn | May 21, 2014
    UK spousal visas are intended to make life easier for genuine couples who want to live together in the UK, despite their different nationalities. Here’s everything you need to know about this visa – and how to meet the government’s application criteria.
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    “I didn’t know” is no longer an excuse for tax evasion

    by 1st Contact | May 13, 2014
    If you are holding money in offshore accounts, it’s essential that you fully declare these accounts to HMRC to avoid crippling fines and possible prison time.
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    16 quirky facts about New Zealand

    by 1st Contact | May 09, 2014
    Planning a trip to New Zealand or considering making it your home? Check out some of these quirky facts about Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.
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  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • young-friends-drinking-beer-at-pub
    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • big-ben-on-union-jack
    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 

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