If you are moving to London with your spouse or partner, then they will probably have a visa sponsored for them through their employer. If you want to work when you get to London, you will have to apply for a visa based on your spouse’s visa. They do sometimes issue a separate visa, which will mean that you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom. You might have to get your visa renewed while you are there but it does not take long to process.
Many people who are moving to London this year will be moving to a pre-arranged job. This means that your employer will take care of the visa details for you and your family. If you are going to be living in London with your partner or spouse it might be wise to check with your employer about making sure that they will be able to work in London for the duration of your stay. There is nothing worse than moving to a foreign country and not being able to get out and meet new people, find a job or open a bank account.
If you are considering moving to London then you’ll want to do as much research about the city before you sign the lease on your new London apartment. Research is all well and good, but it can only tell you so much about what it is like to ‘live’ in a new city. London is a city of contrasts. From the fascinating history to the bustle of the business world. From quaint village life in the suburbs to the trendy and vibrant cosmopolitan areas of the city. London is also a city of travelers, so it has a large expat population. All these factors go into the cultural melting pot that makes living in London such a fantastic experience.