5 biggest expat mistakes and how to avoid them

Ready to make your big move abroad? Before you go, here’s a list of the biggest expat mistakes made by first-timers and how to avoid making them.

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Do you say ‘thank you’ to the London bus driver?

A simple trip on the bus makes an Aussie expat question her perceptions of what common courtesy is. Are Aussies more polite than Brits?

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Kitting out your new London digs: should you go new or second hand?

Most Aussies coming to London aren’t making a permanent move, so finding affordable options to fit out their new home is a must. There’s markets, and then there’s Argos…

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Brexit advice to EU Nationals living in the UK, sort out permanent res...

EU nationals who currently qualify to apply for UK Permanent Residence should do so without delay, say immigration specialists.

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UK Immigration Skills Charge to be introduced in April

There are a number of UK immigration changes coming into effect in April 2017. One of these is the introduction of the UK Immigration Skills Charge, as well the annual UK Home Office fee increases.

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That moment when I realised London was my home

It took a chance encounter with a barfly and his dog at the pub down the road for this Aussie expat to discover he was a London local.

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It’s easy for an Aussie expat to pick up a London accent, innit

But don’t just think the expat affliction of acquiring an English accent is necessarily about contracting posh, clipped tones and a habit of saying yo-gurt, instead of yogurt.

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Not ready for marriage, but want to join your partner in the UK?

People are often surprised to hear that they do not necessarily have to marry in order to join their partner in the UK.

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Got a spare 48 hours in wintery London? Here’s what to do…

A ‘not your usual whistle-stop tourist itinerary’ for the visitor to London, or just some great ideas for locals looking for something a little different to do to keep their cockles warm.

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Make money from your London home when you’re away

Travellers are discovering a whole new way of paying for their personal holidays or making money from their business trips.

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Working in the UK: How to master the art of British office banter

Teasing is just as prevalent in the Australian workplace – and of course it depends on the job – but the British sense of humour is a particularly subtle and deadly weapon.

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Five things to do on your train commute to work

You may spend hours each week on the train on the way to and from work, but that time does not need to be wasted and in fact, it can be used productively to give you an edge for the coming day or to help you relax after a long day at the office. There are plenty of ways to spend your time each day that can be worthwhile.

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Australia Day means even more to expats in London

It’s our great patriotic duty to demonstrate our pride by making Australia Day all it can be for everyone living so far from home. But most importantly, celebrating Australia Day when we’re miles from home is going to remind us to appreciate every little thing that much more when we eventually return back to the greatest country on Earth.

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Is being married too old to do the working holiday thing?

Why not see the world at an age when you can better appreciate the history and the culture, not just the cheap hostel beds and student drinking prices? Why not move to London, jobless and homeless in your first year of marriage?

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How to survive the rest of January, even though you’re broke as hell

January can be a real b*itch when it comes down to finances…

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