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USA to UK - new here
« on: February 23, 2019, 06:34:55 PM »
I'm thinking about moving to the UK in a few years. Either England or Scotland. I was told to post here by another user.

I'm going into nursing. I'll be an LPN. But my questions rely more on my mom and how she will be able to move over as she's a retired LPN on disability. More on that later.

I really hope I find the information I'm looking on here and guidance on all I need to do. Thanks.


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Re: USA to UK - new here
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 06:47:00 PM »
Good luck in your decision making and welcome to the site !!!!
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Re: USA to UK - new here
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 08:34:23 PM »
Thank you!


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Re: USA to UK - new here
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 10:45:08 PM »
Welcome! The visa section is where you'll hopefully find more info. Unfortunately the UK make it hard for people to retire here if they don't have a claim to citizenship or are a citizen of the EU (at least for another month), so you may run into struggles on that front. Good luck with your planning :)

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Re: USA to UK - new here
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 04:13:01 AM »
Welcome! The visa section is where you'll hopefully find more info. Unfortunately the UK make it hard for people to retire here if they don't have a claim to citizenship or are a citizen of the EU (at least for another month), so you may run into struggles on that front. Good luck with your planning :)

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OOOOOOOH this is going to be brutal for us then. :(


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Re: USA to UK - new here
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 07:43:54 AM »
OOOOOOOH this is going to be brutal for us then. :(

There used to be a visa known as the Retired Person of Independent Means visa but unfortunately they closed that category to new applicants many years ago.

As far as you are concerned, I'm not sure that a LPN would be enough for a work visa either. I would consider going for your RN instead.

Or you could look at student visa for your nursing studies but that would be a very expensive option.
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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