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

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Make the most of living and working in Reading

Expat living in Reading raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from British authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhich diseases do I need to have my pet checked for before bringing it along to the UK?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend expat insurance providers in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Reading takes a lot of time. Our Reading expat guide is there to make your relocation to Reading as easy as possible. Starting with culture and sights to information about local organisations & companies, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Reading.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Reading. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Hamburg to living in Tel Aviv.

Top Articles in the Reading Expat Guide

  • Moving to Reading

    With many foreign businesses investing in the area, it is not surprising that Reading has attracted many expats and therefore has a cosmopolitan, welcoming environment. This guide briefs you on the most important aspects of preparing your move to Reading, such as housing and accommodation.
  • Living in Reading

    Situated just 40 miles (approx. 65 km) west of London, Reading is a prosperous town with much to offer for newcomers to the area. The combination of a great infrastructure, a successful local economy, a vibrant atmosphere and excellent schools make life in Reading an attractive option for expats.
  • Working in Reading

    The UK is a very popular place for expatriates, with an estimated 2 million expats currently working in the UK as a whole. Not far from London, the city of Reading is one attractive destination for expats to work. Find essential info on the job market, job hunting and taxation below!
  • 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 for foreigners? Read our InterNations Guide on jobs in the UK for foreigners for information on this plus tips on how to find work 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 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, the services they offer, as well as 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 can pose new challenges, such as import restrictions, paperwork to register the car, or vehicle taxes. We have compiled a quick introduction to these topics, including some advice on buying, renting, and leasing a car in the UK.
  • UK Visas and Work Permits

    This overview of UK visa regulations offers a clear introduction to UK visa requirements, along with details of the relevant authorities to contact for detailed information. It’ll help 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 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 social security, pensions, and other government benefits work in the UK.
  • Schools in the UK

    Are you relocating to the United Kingdom 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 on the Expat Life in Reading

Are you looking specifically for telecommunication providers in town or a doctor speaking your native language in the UK? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Reading provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Reading. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Reading expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Reading and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Hello among our expats living and working in Reading.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Reading? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as moving to Minneapolis or living in San Jose!