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On-arrival checklist

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you arrive in the UK. You’re finally here and ready to start your adventure, but first, there are a few things you should take care of.


To make sure your arrival in the UK is simple and stress-free, we’ve created a checklist of things that you should try to arrange in your first week.

What to do in the first week:

  1. Collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card
  2. Collect your UK sim card*
  3. Meet with your chosen bank*
  4. Make an appointment for your National Insurance (NI) number*
  5. Ensure your CV is in the correct UK format*
  6. Register with Job Assistance and a variety of recruitment agencies
  7. Decide where you’d like to stay and find accommodation*
  8. Get an Oyster card*
  9. Acquaint yourself with the London Underground
  10. Phone your family with your calling card
  11. Set-up auto top up on your calling card

What to do in the first month:

  1. Register with the National Health Service (NHS)
  2. Do a London bus tour
  3. Register with 1st Contact Forex
  4. Register with your local dentist
  5. Speak to a 1st Contact Tax Refund consultant

*Assistance or service provided with the various Kickstart packages and add-ons

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