Moving to the UK is almost like a rite of passage for us Kiwis. Whether you’re completing your OE in your younger years or thinking about a more serious relocation with the family, the tradition of living in the UK is a long-standing one for Kiwis. But before you’re mastering the London Underground system, there are a few things you should know about. Here are five tips for moving to the UK.
Make the most of cheap flights
Flights in the UK, and all of Europe, can be very affordable. We’re talking 10 pounds (or 25 NZD) for a flight to an entirely different country. It’s the perfect thing to do on the weekend: finish up work on Friday, head to the airport and spend Saturday and Sunday exploring somewhere different! A break in Budapest? 10 quid. Time off in Tuscany? 10 quid. Rendezvous in Reykjavik? You guessed it – 10 quid.
It’s even colder than here
Dress warm – the UK is very cold with very mild summers. That being said, it’s a chance for you to visit ski resorts in nearby France or Switzerland – and if you want to escape the chilly temps, head down to Lisbon or Seville for a few days, where the average temperatures are around 25 degrees in winter.
Find your city
Whether you’re looking for the fast-paced lifestyle of London, or the cultural hubs of Liverpool or Glasgow, the UK has so many different cities with their own unique charm. Schooling and work options are fantastic everywhere, so that’s a plus – it’s all down to where the best opportunities are for you, and where you find the most appealing.
Sort out your paperwork
We Kiwis have it pretty lucky when it comes to getting working visas for the UK: it’s remarkably simple. That being said, make sure that you’ve got all the correct immigrations documents filed.
Get the perfect team of movers
The UK is pretty much as far away as you can get from New Zealand. You’ll need a top-quality moving team who are experienced in the art of moving to the UK. The Moving Company specialise in global moves and can get you and your belongings safely to your new home in the United Kingdom.
Get a Moving to the UK quote from The Moving Company today.