United Kingdom

Your Expat
Community in the United Kingdom

Connect with fellow expats in the UK
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our UK guides
Exchange tips about expat life in the UK

Jan-Peter van Tijk

"I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming."

Therese Yeboah

"For me, the InterNations events are the best part. I attend almost every get-together and always get to know lots of friendly fellow expats."

Welcome to Our Network of Expatriates in the UK!

Hello, and welcome to our UK expatriate community! InterNations is a platform offering a range of services to help expatriates, including you, navigate the issues they encounter when moving to a new country. At the heart of this is a secure and supportive community, which you are invited to contribute to. Once you've joined InterNations, we'll be able to address your questions and concerns in our community. There's a lot to think about, from, "what visa do I need to work in the UK?", to "are there any travel restrictions between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland?" and "how does healthcare work here?".

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Egypt or Panama.

Join Our Exciting Events in the United Kingdom

Attend our monthly events and activities for UK expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our United Kingdom Expat Guides

  • Moving to the UK

    Expats moving to the UK do so for various reasons. Whatever your motivation may be, your move to the UK holds the advantage that you won’t need to learn a new language from scratch. InterNations has lots of useful information on moving to the UK, from life in London to UK visa regulations.
  • Life in the UK

    Are you preparing for expatriate life in the UK? There are lots of famous clichés about living in the UK, concerning, for instance, the weather. InterNations has some tips beyond these stereotypes to help you get the best out of your time in the UK, with info on accommodation, healthcare, and more.
  • Working in the UK

    Do you need information on working in the UK as an expatriate? The UK — and London in particular — is an attractive destination for foreign employees and global companies. InterNations gives you a rundown of the essential aspects of working in the UK, from entry permits to British business etiquette.

Exchange Tips about living in the United Kingdom

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our UK expat forums.

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in the UK

From the buzzing sprawl of <a href="/london-expats">London</a> to the rolling Yorkshire dales, the UK has something to offer everyone. You don't need a piece of the countryside to be able to enjoy it, however; freedom of access means that the most beautiful parts of the country are ring-fenced from builders and open for the public to explore. Here, the best of both worlds is a real possibility. But we're sure you're not just here for the views. The UK has a variety of industries and an economy that is relatively lush in comparison to many other corners of the world. Whatever your skills, employment often comes with training here, so you'll soon feel equipped to contribute to the UK's continued economic recovery.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in United States of America or Philippines, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in the UK

InterNations offers a network where you can connect with expat and global minds in a secure environment, both online and offline. Each member goes through a careful approval process, to uphold the high quality of our community. Respect of our principles is key, with trust, politeness, and a welcoming and open-minded attitude the order of the day. This means that you will be able to interact in a friendly and trustworthy environment. All relevant questions are welcome, so fire away on topics as diverse as work permits and where to get the best fish and chips. Our real life events and groups also offer an opportunity for our global community to be a part of your life. From London to Manchester and Birmingham, there will be opportunities to enjoy languages, active hobbies, and cultural enrichment, helping you to feel at home in your existing hobbies, in a brand new land. Our larger social events are a chance to branch out and meet the wider InterNations community — we're a friendly and fascinating bunch!

Jan-Peter van Tijk

"I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming."

Therese Yeboah

"For me, the InterNations events are the best part. I attend almost every get-together and always get to know lots of friendly fellow expats."

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