Tagged by: Edinburgh expat

How Can a US Citizen Get UK Residency Through Marriage

Date Posted: May 19, 2017
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life, Personal

How to get UK residency for a US citizen through marriage

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most important part of becoming an expat is the legal requirements involved. These are the details I can offer for how this US citizen got UK residency through marriage to an EU National. Please keep in mind that my experience will be different from yours, but this can at least offer a guideline from my perspective.

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most...

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International Charity Day for Expats

Date Posted: September 5, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life, Personal

International Charity Day for Expats

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I’ve already discussed how expats tend to get involved in their local communities around the world, but perhaps it’s time to revisit the topic. Charity is important everywhere, but getting involved has several specific benefits for expats in particular.

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I've already...

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New Expat Home in Edinburgh

Date Posted: June 21, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Personal

We’ve been living in Scotland since last October, but we’ve finally made the move into Edinburgh! Our new flat (see how Scottish I am now?) offers me the chance to more easily explore my new expat home. From here, I can wander this gorgeous city by foot or public transport, and I can easily head out for a day trip with the convenience of a train station only a few minutes’ walk away.

We've been living in Scotland since last October, but we've finally made the move into Edinburgh! Our new flat (see how...

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US Citizen Married in Scotland

Date Posted: February 14, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life

Having just gone through this process myself, I thought it only appropriate I pass along my newfound knowledge as a US citizen married in Scotland. While I was married in Scotland and the rules do differ slightly for the rest of the UK, this is at least the basic outline of steps you could expect everywhere.

Having just gone through this process myself, I thought it only appropriate I pass along my newfound knowledge as a...

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I Speak American, You Speak Scottish

Date Posted: January 17, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat

American and Scottish flags for expats learning to communicate

Oh, you thought moving from the U.S. to Scotland meant you didn’t have to worry about learning a new language? That’s cute. Because the truth is, you speak American, just like me. American is not English, and neither is Scottish.

Oh, you thought moving from the U.S. to Scotland meant you didn't have to worry about learning a new language? That's cu...

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Edinburgh 101: Learning my new city

Date Posted: December 2, 2015
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Edinburgh 101 castle city view

Having already visited Scotland twice in as many years, I’ve spent enough time in Edinburgh to have a vague map of the city in mind. I knew that old town and new town combined into a still fairly small city – the mostly residential areas notwithstanding. I also knew how to get into and around the city for the most part.

Having already visited Scotland twice in as many years, I've spent enough time in Edinburgh to have a vague map of the c...

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