Family Relocation to the UK

Family Relocation to the UK

The UK is one of Europe’s best countries to live in. It is Europe’s main financial centre and one of the few English speaking majority countries in the European Union. Because of this, The UK is one of Europe’s best countries to live in.. In this article, we will look at the options for relocating your family to the UK, and offer practical advice on what to do and about the UK in general.


Can we relocate to the UK?


Relocating to the UK will depend upon your own circumstances, if you are highly qualified then you may be able to qualify to enter the UK by the highly skilled route. This option is very good but also limited to very few numbers. You may also qualify under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur or Investor routes, these routes are for either the entrepreneur with a business idea and seed funding or for investors with at least £2 million to invest in the UK.


The most used route to enter in the UK is the Tier 2 General route, under this visa scheme you will need to get an offer of employment from a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holder and they will issue you a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) that will support your application to enter the UK for a defined period of time. If successful, you would also be able to bring members of your family but you will be required to prove that you can support them. This requirement is the same in any of the visa routes as the UK does not want to spend public funds on migrants coming to the UK, so they will need to support themselves.


How easy is it to get a job in the UK


In general, the UK has a high level of employment and migrants generally do not find it too difficult to find work. It is generally straightforward for migrants to apply for jobs and even those who require a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) will find several businesses that would employ them. The Home Office keeps a central database of Tier 2 sponsor Licence holders and you can search this list to try and find a prospective employer who is already set up to be able to issue a certificate of sponsorship (COS).


How expensive is it to live in the UK


In general, the cost of living in the UK is on a par with most of Western Europe, that being said, property costs in the UK exceed most European countries and you would be advised to try and understand first just how much money you’ll need to earn in order to live in the UK. This is especially true in large metropolitan areas such as London where the cost of living can be eye-watering.


How we can help


Moving to the UK is a big decision and we can help make sure it’s the right one. Get in touch with our advisors today and we can discuss your individual requirements and suggest ways in which you may be able to qualify to live in the UK.