Moving to the UK: your to-do list

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A checklist of financial tasks to consider when you move to the UK


Complete a visa application if required

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Make sure you have the documents you need to rent a property

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Put utility bills and council tax in your name

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Apply for a National Insurance (NI) number

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Update your CV ready to apply for jobs

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Get a European Health Insurance Card

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Register as an NHS patient

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Take out insurance

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Sort out school places

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Open a bank account

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Everyone's circumstances are different and what applies to one person may not be right for someone else. The suggestions above are based on a general assumption of each circumstance and they are not intended to provide advice or recommendation.