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    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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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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    UK visa applications for South Africans: How to get tested for TB before you apply

    by John Dunn | Jul 06, 2017
    As a South African, part of the process of applying for a UK visa is getting tested for Tuberculosis. The process is relatively straight-forward but you’ll have to ensure that the clinic that tests you has been approved by the UKVI. Every year the UKVI updates their list of approved clinics where you can get screened at, read on to find out which clinics have been approved.
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    Thinking of applying for an Australian visa? Here’s some exciting news

    by Sam Hopwood | Jun 28, 2017
    Applying for an Australian visa can take a long time. It can take months for the government to let you know if your visa has been approved, which can leave you stressed out and frustrated. In an effort to reduce waiting times, the Australian government has announced that they will be modernising both visa and citizenship applications. This overhaul has several important implications for anyone looking to move Down Under, or apply for Australian citizenship.
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    Don’t get caught out! Your guide to airline luggage allowances

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jun 16, 2017
    There’s always that one person at the airport who’s laden with enormous bags, boxes, briefcases and sporting equipment. We’ve all been stuck behind someone who takes ages to check in all their items and then haggles over the exorbitant excess baggage fees at the check-in counter. Don’t be that person. Use our guidelines below to ensure you stay within your baggage allowance when flying.
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    Aussie visa fees to increase across the board

    by Sam Hopwood | Jun 15, 2017
    The Australian government announced in the last Budget speech that visa fees will increase on 1 July 2017. What’s more, visa fees will continue to increase annually thereafter. The good news is that the increases (for this year at least) are not massive. We’ve put together a list of the increases for some of the most common types of visas below.
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    It just got tougher to become an Australian citizen

    by Sam Hopwood | Jun 12, 2017
    The Australian government has implemented changes to citizenship applications that make it much tougher for people living and working Down Under to become full citizens. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has moved to put Australian values at the heart of the naturalisation process. Find out what this means for you.
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    You won’t be fooled again: Transfer money online safely

    by Gemma Blommaert | Jun 01, 2017
    Many people fall victim to international money transfer scams. However, with a few simple precautions you can send money internationally with peace of mind. Follow these guidelines to ensure that the forex service you use takes care of your money.
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    Heads up for South Africans looking to apply for a UK visa: The UKVI has issued a warning

    by John Dunn | May 31, 2017
    UK Visas & Immigration has released an important message for all South Africans wanting to apply for a UK visa.
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  • Kids going to school

    Everything you need to know about sending your kids to school in the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | May 18, 2017
    Relocating your family to the UK can seem a bit daunting. Ensuring your kids find a school that is the right fit for them is important, but the UK school system is complex, and can be tricky to navigate as a first-timer. Luckily, we have a handy breakdown of the UK school system below. Read on so you can be fully prepared to make the best decision for your children.
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    Avoid having your Australian visa cancelled in 2017

    by Sam Hopwood | May 17, 2017
    Every year thousands of would-be immigrants and visitors to Australia have their visas cancelled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DBIP). There are literally hundreds of reasons why a visa can be cancelled, so if you’re hoping to live, work or travel through Australia, you best be aware of some of the most common causes of cancellation.
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    You need to stop using your bank for international money transfers, right now

    by Gemma Blommaert | May 08, 2017
    If you regularly send money overseas, you probably use your bank to make the transfer. But unfortunately, banks aren’t the best solution. Independent foreign exchange providers can provide lower fees, better rates and faster service. Here are a few reasons why you should stop using your bank for international money transfers.
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  • man-working-at-home
    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • tax-hand-magnifying-glass
    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • students-graduating
    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • 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
 
 

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