Learn the language if you haven’t already.

Learn the language if you haven't already.

Step 7. Learn the language if you haven’t already.

Throughout the UK, English is the primary spoken language. If you’re not fluent, you can use apps like Babbel or Duolingo to get started. Even if you are a native English speaker, you may struggle to understand the accent. In this case, the best way to learn is by immersion.

Step 8: Don’t be lonely – make friends and connect with other ex-pats in the UK.

One of the easiest ways to feel at home is to meet friends from your country. Finding other ex-pats in the UK is easy – there are hundreds of groups on Meetup and Facebook to help you make friends.

Step 9: Find out the UK emergency numbers

You never know when you’ll need help – ask for UK emergency numbers before you arrive to be on the safe side.

The following table lists some essential pins to keep in mind when moving:

Rescue servicesContact numbers for emergencies
Police999 (112 also supported)
General emergency999
Ambulance999 (112 also supported)
Fire999 (112 also supported)
NHS Direct111 (when you need medical attention but it’s not life-threatening)
US Embassy020 7499 9000
Australian Embassy (Emergency)020 7379 4334

Migrants in the UK: Read the continuation below:


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