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About 1st Contact Kickstart

In 2005, we created our first Kickstart packages to help South Africans begin their adventure in the UK.
Over 10 years later, we’ve helped thousands of international citizens live out their London dreams.



We knew, from experience, how difficult it was for newcomers to the UK to open bank accounts. We wanted to make this process quicker, easier and far less painful. We developed relationships with leading UK banks so that new arrivals could get set up with accounts in the first few days.

Over the years, this simple offering has grown into a multi-faceted package. We take care of everything the international traveller needs to make the UK home. We help with National Insurance numbers, mobile SIM cards, foreign exchange services, tax refunds and more.

How we kick-start your UK journey

Our multinational team of experts, offers our clients practical and accurate advice - with the added advantage of having inside knowledge. We know what it's like to move to a new country – we’ve done it ourselves. Many of our staff come from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and Poland.

We’re specialists in our industry, providing consultancy and case management services to individuals and businesses around the globe. With over 150 staff worldwide and offices in London, Cape Town and Melbourne, we have the resources to ensure that your migration journey runs smoothly and successfully.

We have helped over 400,000 people start their lives in the UK and 65% of our business comes from word of mouth - proof of our exceptional customer service. You don’t have to take our word for it – put us to the test and find out for yourself.

Contact us:

United Kingdom - 0207 759 7236
Australia - 1800 039 300
New Zealand - 0800 224 322
South Africa - 0800 003 163

Phone numbers are toll free when calling from a landline within the country stated.



Classic Kickstart Package

The Classic Kickstart Package has long been a favourite with travellers to London. With everything you need to live
and work in the UK included in this package, you’ll be able to start your adventure as soon as you land.

uk kickstart pack
Classic Kickstart Package The iconic all-in-one pack that’ll help start your UK adventure. Includes a UK bank account, free money transfer, job assistance and much more.

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Classic Kickstart + Easy NINO Everything in the Classic Kickstart Package, as well as dedicated assistance with getting your NI number. Essential if you’re going to work in the UK.
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Tier 5 visa Kickstart Package combo The Tier 5 youth programme lets 18 to 30-year-olds from designated countries live and work in the UK for up to two years.
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Package add-ons The most popular Kickstart Package add-ons. Allowing you to customise the service, these can be purchased separately.


We have some exciting news
for all our Kickstart clients...

Kickstart is rebranding to 1st Contact Sable International! For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next few months we're going to complete that merger.

This will in no way affect your relationship with us. We're not going anywhere, as the entire Kickstart team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great Kickstart service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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