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Enjoy living and working in Belfast

Are you an expat living in Belfast? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the British aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺWhich diseases do I need to have my pet checked for before bringing it along to the UK?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for expat insurance providers in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in Belfast can take you hours. However, by using our Belfast expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to Belfast. Beginning with culture and sights top tips about local organisations & companies - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in Belfast.

Top Articles in the Belfast Expat Guide

  • Moving to Belfast

    Famous Belfast residents have included George Best, C.S. Lewis, Frank Carson, the vibrant snooker player Alex Higgins, and a vast number of other celebrities from all walks of life. Belfast is a bustling city that also has its quieter areas, so there is something for every expat moving to Belfast.
  • Living in Belfast

    Are you going to live in Belfast? It’s a city that offers an immense variety of nightlife options, cultural activities and lots of rugby. It can also boast a great transportation network and very recognized educational institutions. Some more valuable info about Belfast is found here in our guide!
  • Working in Belfast

    Belfast is a city in which its major industry is concentrated in shipbuilding and tourism that have brought progress and development to the local economy. Are you an expat planning to work in Belfast? Here you can read up on job hunting, taxation, the local economy and more!
  • Jobs in the UK for Foreigners

    Many expats dream of finding a job in the UK. Are you curious about which sectors have the most jobs in the UK for foreigners? Read the InterNations guide on jobs in the UK for foreigners for information on this plus tips on how to find a job and how to get your international qualifications recognized in the UK.
  • UK Facts and Figures

    The UK in numbers: find an overview of the most relevant statistics and figures below!
  • Safety and Crime in the UK

    Much to the relief of the nation’s residents, crime in the UK is usually low key. As long as you adhere to a number of standard precautions, chances are you won’t see much in the way of crime in the UK. Still, crime and terrorism are frequent worries there. Our article tells you why.
  • UK Dentists

    UK dentists enjoy a good reputation, but you should better not be on a budget. As we have already mentioned in other articles on the topic of healthcare in the UK, dentists do not offer their services free of charge. Instead, you have the choice between going to a private dentist and an NHS dentist.
  • Banks in the UK

    There are lots of different banks in the UK offering lots of different services. Yet, opening an account in the UK can be challenging for expats. We provide you with an overview of the most popular banks in the UK, the services they offer and tips on how to open a bank account.
  • Advice for Car Owners in the UK

    For expats, owning or buying a car in the UK poses new challenges, such as import restrictions, vehicle registration, or vehicle taxes. We have compiled a quick introduction to these topics, including some advice on buying, renting and leasing for future car owners.
  • UK Visas and Work Permits

    This overview of UK visa regulations is by no means comprehensive and does not address the many individual cases. However, it does offer a clear introduction to UK visa requirements, refers you to the responsible authorities for detailed information, and helps you kick off your expat life in the UK.
  • British Cuisine

    For a long time, British cuisine wasn’t romanticized like the food cultures in France or Italy. But thanks to the popularity of curry, celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver, and an obsession with local ingredients, any mention of the new British food scene will now whet your appetite!
  • Social Security in the UK

    If you are planning to relocate to the UK, it will obviously affect your personal finances. Don’t just think about short-term costs! It’s never too early to consider financial cushions or retirement planning. Our in-depth guide explains how UK social security, pensions, and other government benefits work.
  • Schools in the UK

    Are you relocating to Britain with your children? Then you’ll probably need plenty of information on schools in the UK. Our detailed expatriate guide introduces you to the system of state education throughout the country, from primary schools to A-level exams.
  • UK: Expat Destinations & Neighborhoods

    Where you settle in the UK obviously depends on your reason for relocating. Most foreign residents, though, move to a handful of cities. We introduce some of these popular destinations and their neighborhoods below: from Greater London over Manchester and Leeds to Edinburgh.

Information for the Expat Life in Belfast

Are you looking for specific information, such as telecommunication providers in town or a doctor speaking your native language in the UK? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for Belfast, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in Belfast. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our Belfast expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations Belfast and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Hello from our expats living and working in Belfast.