Hey guys I'm new here. I'm from the states, but I really want to move to the UK. I don't have family there, and I don't have a certain trade I'm exceptionally good at. Just seeing how to get the hell out of here. Has anyone ever done this? How do you do it? I'm not worried about culturally fitting in or anything, more about the legal aspects like is it legal for me to get a job if I just go there, or renting an apartment, things like that.
Thanks! Much love
Thanks for the input! I didn't know it was that expensive there. Can't be much worse than here though!
Thanks! Do you know if it would be legal for me to just go over there and find a job?
I am from Poland. I have worked in England last year on vacation. Then there was little, I went a little bit of "luck". If you have desire, you'll find a job. And the more you improve your education, the more profitable you will find a job. From what I know, however, the jump in life between Europe and the U.S. is enormous. If you want to change something in your life time for sure - take a chance.
This looks interesting, but unfortunately the US doesn't allow this. Why would we allow anything cool for the people to do? I'm looking into applying at jobs and (hopefully) getting a work visa and eventually my green card.
OK I did the other way round. I moved from UK to Canada when I was young and I really miss the UK. Will probably end up back there. However the "expensive UK" is pretty much a myth. On my visits back home my money goes further there than it does in Canada. Food is cheaper, Alcohol is cheaper, UK is cheaper and also looks after it's people better. Socially it is a great country. Good luck with your move
Thanks for the info. That's really good to know. How did you make your move to Canada?
I think if you want to test the UK, only take a few clothes, and bare essentials (to last you about 3 weeks perhaps), and this will give you the opportunity to move around in the UK more easily.
Besides that, you could find some small jobs around, and test your ground, and once you get started up, you could either move rest of the things from USA, or buy new stuff from the UK itself. (latter is preferred).
I think you need to get a work permit and this depends on the company you work for, but I'm not sure if it is that difficult. It definitely is easier for a US citizen to work in the UK than an Asian, or specifically Indians like me, and a lot of my friends would love to do what your doing, if it wasnt for the restrictions and getting a visit visa and other formalities involved.
I wish you the best of luck though. Hope you find what your looking for.