UK Immigration Terms: What is Right of Abode?

UK Immigration: What is the Right of Abode?   Foreign citizens applying for a visa to the United Kingdom often encounter the term “Right of Abode,” which could be mistaken for one’s entitlement to own a house or property. According to the UK government, the phrase means “one’s right to live or work in the UK without any immigration restrictions.”  According to UK immigration rules, there are...

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11 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to the United Kingdom

It’s not hard to understand why most people are anxious about moving to the United Kingdom. The political climate has been unpredictable since the much-publicised referendum, and a lot of laws and policies are expected to change in the coming months and years. Still, the country remains welcoming to everyone who’s coming to the country, chiefly to those who’ll do it legally. But beyond securing...

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4 Unique British Customs Every Immigrant Must Know

  There are a lot of recognisable things about the Brits. On top of the long list is the sexy accent. How about their exceptional style? Perhaps you’ve also noticed their penchant for tipping, as well as their preference for a more formal language embellished with adverbs even in the most mundane circumstances.     Indeed, the list goes on, and we’re not yet talking about their quirky festivals...

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Everything an immigrant parent should know when enrolling a child in a UK school

One of the most difficult problems you’d face after successfully migrating to a country is when it’s time to send your kids to school. It’s a bit of a predicament because not all schooling systems operate the same way.    Half of this means that you have to prepare your kids for all the stuff (read more about them here) they might encounter when they finally meet their new classmates, the...

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The 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in the UK

Let’s be frank about it—a lot has changed after Brexit. But that doesn’t mean the country’s job market will just yield to an incessant freefall. The new administration’s many efforts in pulling the economy up have paid off. As The Guardian’s economic editor Larry Elliot put it, “The job market is slowly catching up.”    In other words: there are still jobs for everyone. In fact, locally...

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30 British Expressions and What They Mean

Brits have a way with words that could make even English-speakers from other parts of the world scratch their heads in confusion. Wordplay is common in everyday expressions, particularly when describing things—from the most mundane occurrences to massive sporting events. If you want to inject some creatively cryptic (and somewhat bold) expressions into your vocabulary, start off with these...

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Getting Around London on Public Transit

Image source: http://tinyurl.com/gryq6ye   London’s street plan is considered by many as some of the most complicated in the world, but that doesn’t mean that the city is impossible to navigate. With a complex transport system to complement the England capital’s intricate urban layout, you’d find that getting around London is not as intimidating as it seems. After all, being a metropolis...

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