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    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
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    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
 
 
  • Immigration

    7 ways to beat the “Heathrow Injection”

    by 1st Contact | Aug 01, 2012
    The urban dictionary defines the Heathrow Injection as “a metaphor for the weight one inevitably gains when one migrates to London for an extended stay”. If you’ve had friends depart for London only to arrive home two years later decidedly porkier than when they left, you’ll know about the phenomenon already.
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  • Immigration

    UK Border Agency announces changes to immigration rights of EEA nationals

    by 1st Contact | Jul 19, 2012
    The UKBA recently announced that changes have been made to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, dealing specifically with the rights of EEA nationals (and their family members) to enter and live in the UK.
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  • Accounting

    Limited company vs. umbrella company: Which is right for you?

    by 1st Contact | Jul 05, 2012
    If you’re a contractor in the UK (or thinking about becoming one), one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is whether to trade as a sole trader or run your own limited company.
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    The Expat Chronicles - Meet Rory

    by 1st Contact | Jul 04, 2012
    This month we spoke to Rory, who moved his family from South Africa to London a year and a half ago. While he’s earning a great salary and his family enjoys the shopping, they’re missing the perks they were used to back in SA, so they are already planning their move back.
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  • Immigration

    20 Interesting Facts about Migration

    by 1st Contact | Jun 07, 2012
    Us humans having been seeking greener pastures for about as long as we’ve been on the planet. Here are 20 facts about migration and the consequent remittance around the world.
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    UKBA IT Crash Delays Biometric Visa Issuing

    by 1st Contact | May 12, 2012
    The UK Border Agency faced a new crisis last week when their IT system crashed under the huge volume of applications, making it impossible to verify or issue biometric visas. Hundreds were turned away at the Croyden office as a result.
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    UK should ease visa regulations for Russia, says ambassador

    by 1st Contact | May 10, 2012
    In a recent speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko said that the UK government should ease UK visa restrictions and that this would go a long way to developing trade and tourism for both countries and strengthening their ties.
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    4 reasons people don’t claim their tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 12, 2012
    It is estimated that 1 in 3 people who work or have worked in the UK are due tax back and there are literally million of Pounds lying at Home Office waiting to be claimed.
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  • Immigration

    Strong opposition to new student visa rules

    by 1st Contact | Mar 06, 2012
    Immigration minister Damian Green last week announced that new rules will soon come into force that will help to reduce abuse of the student visa route and ensure that only “the brightest and the best students” can stay and work in the UK. The most controversial of the new rules is undoubtedly the abolition of the post-study work visa from April this year. This visa allowed self-financing students from India and other non-EU countries to work in the UK for two years after their studies were completed.
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  • Forex

    NEW: Money transfers to Zambia

    by 1st Contact | Mar 06, 2012
    1st Contact Forex is constantly expanding their service to more and more countries. Their latest addition is Zambia!
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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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