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  • by jmason (3282) on 2004.11.22 15:39 (#36221) Homepage
    good luck! some quick tips from one who's done that kind of thing, twice ;) --

    1. ensure you have plenty of cash in your UK ATM bank account, and that the card supports the Cirrus or STAR networks, so you can withdraw it when needed. also set up online banking.

    2. bring plenty of documentation of good credit -- UK bills, bank statements, etc. dunno about Canada, but not having a US credit rating is a big problem in the US; and the US credit rating bureaux don't track non-US citizens, which == no credit rating. so you may have to persuade someone, e.g. a landlord/property letting agency, you're not a risk. (generally an extra deposit will do the trick anyway.)

    3. bring the docs you may need to pay your UK tax, too; for a year or two, you may have to file UK returns as you may still be considered a resident for purposes of tax.

    fun!
    • 1. Check. I'll hopefully still be paid into the same account as I am now.

      2. Check-ish. We're trying to sort that out now before we go.

      3. We have forms P85 from The Revenue to fill in. Hopefully that will be enough - it would be a disaster for us to pay taxes at both ends. We'll certainly be doing our damnedest to make sure this doesn't happen.
      • yeah, I don't *think* you'd wind up paying taxes at both ends -- but you may have to file a return saying essentially "I had no income in the UK this year".
        • I actually got a nice letter from The Revenue just this week saying "We don't want you to file tax returns any more". Second piece of good news I got from them this month (the other was a refund!).

          I'm hoping that this means I won't have to file anything :-)
          • Reminds me of the Irish blessing: "May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you are dead."

            Unfortunately, a half hour is probably all of the slack that Revenue Canada will give you.