New members of the England forum, introduce yourselves here - 2022

Hi all,

Newbie on the England forum? Don't know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country,
or to tell us more on your expat projects in England if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Although I am not new I would like to express my warmest appreciation for England and it's lovely people. God bless you all. I can honestly say that in 19 years no one has ever been rude to me. On the contrary the people who I know and come across are kind. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to people in Bildeston (Suffolk), especially my very kind neighbours, Linda and Jean.

Hello! I am Eve! Just signed up -been living in England (the North East) for 3 years now. Would love to get to know more people!

Hello, my name is Alex, I'm from Spain and I'm planning to go to live in Leeds next month, I'll be living and working there for a while with the intention of improving my English, I would love to meet new people and maybe we can make plans together, greetings!

hello everyone,

I'm an artist and a model. I have signed with a Londonian mother agency and so I'm planning to move to England to get closer to my mother Agency and maybe have a higher chance for getting jobs being closer to it.
But waiting that happens, I wanna find a job to pay my main needs.

Hello Fata Kama,

Welcome to  :cheers:

Is there a way we can assist you?


Cheryl team

Hello, my name Is Idris, From Crumpets. I am by profession i am a writer and currently working as a freelancer, and affiliate program with different online stores in UK.

Thank you so much for the welcome. hope that we make a strong connection.

Do you still get any job????

Hello everybody !
So excited to join your community.
I am a futur expat in London and now I am looking for smart advices, thanks !
I am James.  I presently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, and, after visiting China in 2020, I would like to put another continent under my belt, and what better place to move than another English-speaking country?  My academic training is in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Computer Information Systems.  So, I wonder if I can find a job in the UK in one or more of those fields.
I am James.  I presently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, and, after visiting China in 2020, I would like to put another continent under my belt, and what better place to move than another English-speaking country?  My academic training is in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Computer Information Systems.  So, I wonder if I can find a job in the UK in one or more of those fields.
- @jwcorpening

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

If your profession is in the Healthcare sector, then the UK NHS have a website devoted to this; this link will take you there.
Other than this, you will need a work visa, there are many different types, the UK Government GovUK website has all the details; this link will take you straight to it.

If you have any further specific questions, then please come back to us.

Hope this helps.

Expat Team
Hello everyone !

I'm Diati  Diallo ,I'm new here and I don't really know how it works.
 I've been in London for a year now with my husband and we are looking to meet new people to feel less lonely1f611.svg.

If someone could help me or give me some advice it would be really great

Thanks in advance



Thank you for the warm welcome. Hope you all are doing well.

I am a British citizen and I am recently married to an Indian citizen. I will be applying for his spouse/family visa. I have few questions as below and it would be great if someone can help and provide their valuable guidance.

Will I be the main applicant or my spouse?

I will be submitting my salary slips, bank statements, employer letter, marriage certificate etc. However does my spouse also need to submit all the above documents like salary slips, bank statements, employer letter etc. specifically because He is working in India at the moment.

Do we both need to show maintained money in each of our bank accounts or is it okay to just show my bank balance? 

These are my initial questions, I may have few later.

It would be great if you could provide your guidance. 

Thank you so much

Kind Regards,

Hi Karuna and welcome to the Forum.

The details of what you have to do are on the UK Gov website; this link will take you straight to it.

To answer your question, your husband can apply based on his relationship with you, he applies based on the fact that his partner is a British citizen.  You will need to prove you're married, and that marriage is recognised in the UK (you should note that the UK does not recognise Sharia marriages for this purpose).

The rest is really quite straightforward and is all explained in the link.

Any Indian Government documentation you are asked to provide (like birth/marriage certificates) will need to be apostilled by the Indian competent authority responsible for that document. Looking forward, if your husband has any Indian qualifications and he is looking to work in any regulated profession in the UK (i.e. doctor, scientist, engineer etc), it may be worthwhile having any diplomas/certificates necessary for him to work in that profession apostilled at the same time and to ask the issuing authorities if they have any links to their relevant UK professional institutes.

I hope this helps.

Expat Team

My name is Ursula. I am sociologist and career coach. I currently live in Ohio and exploring a 6 month move to Leeds (on a visitors visa). Ideally however I will find a work sponsor. 

I was tenured professor for many years. So, I am looking for jobs in university teaching, research, and advising/coaching students. 

I would be grateful for any tips on my best next step. 

Thank you. 
Hi Everyone

Thank you for the welcome.

I am writing from South Africa where I am presently looking for work opportunities in the UK, so I can secure a Skilled Worker visa and relocate.

The websites I have registered are reed and indeed. Any suggestions from the community are welcome!

Looking forward to sharing soon, that I've secured a sponsored job.

Blessed week!

Hello Everyone,

I am looking at moving to the UK from Australia within the next few years and have joined hear to find out as much info as I can.

Thank you :-)
@Julien  Thank you for the invite! My name is Lourence Hansen from South Africa. My wife us a registered nurse and was offered a job in Birmingham. I joined this group in order to find out more about the city as well as to obtain more advice/guidance pertaining to taking such a big step. Will appreciate any advice/guidance on what to find on the other side as well as what is all involved in executing the big move.


Lourence Hansen
Hello everyone!

I'm Drew from South Carolina in the United States. I am currently working on a cruise ship in my country but my real passion is to live and work in England sometime in the near future. I greatly look forward to meeting it's people and culture. I look forward to getting to know you all here. I cannot wait to see what the futures lie ahead for us all!

Best regards

Hi all! Share your experience, who moved to London this year, how are things going with employment?

@Julien Hi I am also newbie here!

@Julien Hi I am also newbie here!

- @Paulabryant


Why not introduce yourself a bit more, is there anything you need help with?

Expat Team
Thank you very much 
Hello sir
My name is Dhanushka from Sri Lanka. I would like to come to UK. I am tring to come. But it is deficit. If you can pls help us. 
Thank you
Hello everyone, warm welcome to you all on Expat.Com!

Thank you for your introduction!

First step, may i suggest you read the Living in England guide ?

If you have any question feel free to create a new topic on the forum.

Hi everyone!

Pat Hogan here from the US but also live in Albania. The Home Office is processing my paperwork for Citizenship by Double Descent. I should know within the next couple of weeks if I am approved. I am currently here on holiday for 3 months. 

I have some questions but will submit them as a seperate post.

Thanks to all.
Morning, anybody from South Africa?



@Julien  nice to meet you all here I am from Nigeria and I would love to move to England especially to live and work there I justblove everything about England. I don't any friend over there yet but I will love to, also I know moving threr will be abit difficult me but I will keep trying ..

Hello Everyone,

New member here and I am considering moving to Middleham for about a yearlong stay. Tiny old place, I know, but I would like any information about the area, how best to navigate that part of Yorkshire, as well as any info on where to seek reliable and reasonable rentals. Thanks for having me on the forum.