Living in the UK as an expat can be challenging, despite the common language. Set realistic expectations by learning the basics in our Living in UK guide.

 

 

Learn what you need to do to move to the UK, for work, join family or study. Start with our Moving to the UK guide and get all the facts before you plan.

 

 

Being an expat can sometimes get lonely or it can be helpful to chat with other expats who understand. Join the discussions in our friendly expat community forum.

Five Things You Need to Know About US Expat Taxes for 2016

When it comes to US expat taxes, there may be a lot you don’t know! In addition to the confusing laws, deductions, credits and qualifying factors, things change from year to year. So let’s take a look at 5 things you may not know about filing US taxes- but should.

American TV on the UK Telly - Autumn 2015

Many of our favourite American shows are back with new seasons and a few new shows will be airing as well. Unfortunately, while many of us were looking forward to a launch of AMC UK and watching the Fear the Walking Dead spin-off, they would have been disappointed that the AMC UK channel is exclusive to BT TV/Sport customers.

5 Surprising Facts about Expat Taxes

It’s no secret that filing expat taxes is confusing and few expats know all the laws and rules. But these 5 facts may surprise even the most seasoned tax-filing expat!

Latest FAQ

Can I use the Returning Resident visa if I have have been away from the UK for over two years?

No, you cannot use the returning resident visa if your ILR is expired (after two years residence outside the UK it becomes invalid). We have not seen anyone successfully apply this way. You will need to start the process over again, meeting the financial requirements and will not qualify for ILR again for five years. If you are planning to leave the UK for longer than two years, it is strongly recommended that you should aquire citizenship before you leave.
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UK Yankee is a resource and community for expatriate Americans living in or planning to move to the UK, established in 1999. Please join the discussions in our friendly expat community.