Moving out of the UK is a big decision that requires planning, research and the ability to adapt to a new way of life.
To help you with the move, and the decision process itself, we’ve compiled some helpful resources for expat Brits.
British Expat Resources
UK Government advice on working abroad — One of the most stressful parts of moving overseas is working out what you still need to pay (if anything) in UK taxes. This government resource helps you through what is still an unfortunately convoluted process.
UK Government foreign travel advice — The latest Government travel advice for 225 countries and territories with information on staying safe. For most countries, Brit expats shouldn’t have to worry about this. But if you’re planning on retiring and moving to a jungle in the subcontinent… better give it a glance.
Find a British Embassy — You’ll never know when you’ll need one, and hopefully you never will. This is a list of all British embassies, high commissions and consulates. Spoiler: There’s a lot of them!
UK Expat — Specialist tax services for British expats living outside the UK. Probably only worth hiring this outside help if you have a lot of tax affairs to sort through.
NHS Healthcare Abroad — The National Health Service has a useful guide explaining when and where you are entitled to free medical care (or reduced costs) whilst travelling abroad.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) — A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare whilst visiting any country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Signing up for this is a no-brainer if you are moving to Europe. However, note that the after-effects of Brexit could lead to significant changes with European health insurance in the future.
Working Abroad (Prospects) — Useful British portal curating resources for working abroad on a country-by-country basis.
StaySure — Specialist insurance for expats, including: travel insurance, health insurance, home insurance, holiday home insurance and more.
Go Work Abroad — For Brits looking to leave the UK and land a job overseas. Go Work Abroad is a collection of articles covering a wide spectrum of jobs-based moving advice.
XPatulator — Useful international Cost of Living calculator.
Numbeo — Another popular Cost of Living tool.
Blog Expat — Huge selection of expats blogs and user submitted guides. Albeit not the easiest site to find what you’re looking for.
Forums and Communities for British Expats
British Expats Forum — A large site that has one of the busiest British expat forums, with sub-forums for every continent. Network with your fellow Brits and get advice whilst planning your move.
BritsAbroad — Forum dedicated to Brits living abroad. Not the busiest of expat forums, but has some useful discussions in the archives.
Expats-Abroad — Run by two British expats in Spain, this community is designed to connect Brits living abroad. It has a variety of articles that may prove interesting reads for expats.
Allo’ Expat — Aptly named for Brits, this forum connects expats from all around the world.
Expat.com — A whooping expat support network with over 1.6 million members in 500+ cities worldwide. It’s internationally themed so you’ll have to pick out the advice that is relevant for Brits.
Expat Women — Another international expat community, this time aimed at connecting female expats. Tons of information that British women abroad will find useful. Also has a forum for networking and finding local events.
Meetup — Doesn’t matter where you are in the world, this meetup portal (one of the world’s largest) will have events going on near you.
Got a useful resource to add to this list?
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