For those who qualify for an Ancestry Visa AND are travelling with a partner? Your partner can also work and travel in the UK for up to five years.
Married partners need to show their marriage certificate
Unmarried partners need to provide evidence that they have been living together for at least two years
We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands!
*Please note that our Visa Package Fee does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee which is payable directly to the Government once your application is complete and ready to submit.
Around 30% of visa applications get rejected so getting it right the first time will avoid costly delays! So don’t leave yours to chance! Our visas consultants will complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the ‘Will I, won’t I get it’ stress and let us ensure your application goes through first time around.
Organised or in complete disorder? Excited or at panic central? Can’t wait to jump on the plane or are you looking at the cancellation terms! Whatever stage or emotional state you are in there is always something incredibly reassuring in talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from. Whether you have a million and one questions or just want to hear more about what lies ahead, this is a great chance to get advice, answers, ideas and inspiration.
If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the Calmomile tea it is the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many on the brink of a mental breakdown! Luckily BritBound has been around for years, we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! We’ll not only ensure you get a UK account but we’ll give you a choice of options – after all who are we to say you have to use that bank because that is who we’ve partnered with?!
So whether you’re looking for an account with no fees, a higher end business account, one opened before you leave or an appointment on arrival….we have them all!! We’ve done all the research for you; all you need to do is choose the bank.
Our Bank Account service has two objectives: 1) to give you a choice of accounts and 2) to make sure you get an account. And making sure you get the account means….ensuring that the bank doesn’t take longer than promised to open your account, making sure they do not fail to take in any relaxed criteria where previously agreed, lose your application entirely (hard to believe but it happens!), send you around in circles.
This is something you may not even have thought about yet…how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Because using ATM cards overseas can be costly, very costly. Well the answer is with an International Money Transfer. But transferring money can be an expensive undertaking. Banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company. The first one is even completely fee free.
All of our packages include a UK Sim Card (you can also upgrade to a MicroSim) and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here and pretty sure your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on.
All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today gone tomorrow brands that look like a great deal but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. But if you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you need a network that has great coverage and competitive contract offerings. These SIMs are set up on a Pay As You Go system but the numbers are portable so when you have enough credit history and can move onto a contract you won’t need to change numbers.
It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI number so we will ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI number is similar to a social security or tax file number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including a reciprocal health scheme with our National Health Service.
What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of incredibly engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed. Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here.
We appreciate and understand the urgency of finding a job quickly, whether you are travelling first or coming here straight to work, finding and getting that first job can be a stressful time. We take you one step closer to this by giving you access to our preferred partners and agencies that are keen to meet our new arrivals.
First task is for you to get your CV formatted to UK standards, we provide you with an easy to follow template that makes the process simple and fast. Once set up, you can choose which agencies to pursue and use our network of partners to increase your exposure and get in the field of work you want! Over the years we have been steadily growing relationships with employers and recruitment agencies and now have contacts across all the main employment sectors. In addition we have a huge amount of invaluable tips and guidance to pass on, much of which we’ll cover at the Welcome Info Party.
Every week we invite all the BritBounders who have recently arrived along to a Pub Lunch. Not just because it’s a quintessential experience to tick off your list but because pubs form part and parcel of life over here and this is a great opportunity for us to show you why!
Whether you are a gym bunny or not, Fitness First is offering BritBounders a 7 day gym trial to help you beat the ‘Heathrow Injection’ (also known as too many pints and pies) and make sure that you’re ready to enjoy the British Summer!!
They say you have not ‘done London’ unless you’ve experienced the Church. Not for the faint hearted and possibly a little too crazy to put into words. It’s basically a nightclub you go to in the day! But as we say to everyone – go and see for yourself then judge!
In the highly unlikely event that you do not own a Ministry of Sound compilation (or even more unlikely you have never heard of them), then here’s your chance to find out what all the fuss is about! Because even after 20 years it is still at the forefront of the global dance music scene and what a night / morning out it is! Your Free Entry can be redeemed at one of the many key events throughout the year including our very own BritBound exclusive nights, where we have the venue to ourselves before the doors open to the general public.
Our legendary Monopoly Pub Crawl visits many of the famous landmarks featured on the famous Monopoly Board with some additional Community and Chest challenges thrown in! With numbers averaging around 150 this is a social event on a grand scale and you’ll even get your own Monopoly pub crawl T-shirt – and what a souvenir it is too!
Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas.
The BritBound social events membership gives you access to exclusive BritBound events and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From half price theatre nights, pub quiz’s, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours…the BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.
Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our base in trendy Shoreditch, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.