posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:19 PM
reply to post by constant_thought
Me and my significant other were going to do it. Basically the permanent Visa takes a good couple years to get and cost a good few thousand. I think
it's around 2 years.
The easiest way to do it is to be sponsored to work over there. So if you're in a trade like plumbing, IT, joinery etc, you stand a better chance, or
again, if you have qualifications that are needed over there.
Companies over there have regulations on who they can sponsor too, and I'm sure that they have to try and fill vacancies first and if they can't
fill them they can look at sponsoring people in.
If you're looking for a quick fix, you can go on a holiday visa which I !!think!! is 1 year, and a working visa of 2 years. You could go on a working
visa for 2 years, apply for a new working visa, fly out to hong kong or somewhere close but out of the country and come back.
A longer quick fix could be to do the above but actively seek sponsorship. You must look at all the facts though like on the working visa if I
remember correctly you need to work for 2 different companies but you can't work for more, or something like that.
Whatever you do, stay away from companies promising to get you a visa and saying they will process all of your applications for a fee.
Best thing you can do is research and contact the British Embassy over there. Don't just go on a whim.
If you do just go over there, always make sure you have money for a ticket home because it's not for everyone.
My words above are from memory so may not be up to date or actual fact so please do your research cause it's a long way from home.