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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

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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