OleRRelo has the experience to help you through the relocation process when moving from Houston to London. OleRRelo will get your belongings to London, ensuring all the proper paperwork is filled out and custom’s regulations are followed. That’s one aspect of your move you don’t have to worry about.
But, once you’re in London, what are the first things you should do to help settle in?
Establish a local bank account. While Visa, MasterCard, and Amex are generally usable internationally, there are some businesses and services that don’t work well when cards are issued by foreign banks. One of those services the Tube. While they accept contactless cards, they balk when those cards are not issued by domestic banks. So, do yourself a favor and open an account with a local bank.
Get your National Insurance (NI) Number. You can start here, but you need your permanent address to begin the process. The NI number is similar to a Social Security Number in the US. You can start working prior to being issued your NI Number, but you’ll likely be taxed at a higher rate until you provide it to your employer.
Register with the National Health Service. In the UK healthcare system you’ll need to register with a local GP through NHS.
When employees are relocated from Houston to London, employers typically provide support for visa and help with housing. We hope the above helps fill in some aspects you may not be aware of. And of course, when it comes to the actual international move, you can count on OleRRelo to get your belongings to London in good shape and on time.