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Moving belongings AFTER being in the UK for more than 12 months?
« on: November 24, 2017, 01:20:04 PM »
Hi everyone,

I understand that a Transfer of Residence form must be completed in order to move personal belongings to the UK.  However, per the form, in order to qualify for relief from import duties and charges, one must 'have lived outside the EU for at least the last 12 consecutive months'.

I've been in the UK since 2011, first on a Tier 4 and then FLR(M).  I'll be applying for ILR in March.  As I was on a Tier 4 for more than a year after I first arrived, I wasn't about to move all my earthly belongings at that time.

Because I've been in the UK all this time, is there no way I can qualify for relief without, say, temporarily moving back to the US for a year?!

Has anyone else been in the same situation?  Any help will be muchly appreciated!


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