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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by nervorum: 7:56pm On Sep 21, 2018
I believe there are UK/US-based doctors here that's why im making this long post. What do you guys think.

I have the opportunity of moving to the US on a green card, and also the UK on spousal visa (tier 2).

Now, if i go to the US, i'd need to take usmle (target is residency). But i'm worried. What are my chances of matching, being that i am 6 years post med schl (read a lot of discouraging testimonials by IMGs online).

The PLAB pathway seems shorter, less expensive and less stressful, but should i throw away the opportunity of being a US LPR?

How is life in the UK vs US , and vice versa (never stepped out of Naija before).

My spouse is comfortable to relocate anywhere i prefer, so long the family is together.

Pls what do i chose. UK and take PLAB (shorter, less stressful) or US (as a legal permanent resident) and take USMLE (with an air of uncertainty with matching for residency training).

I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by LagosismyHome(f): 11:10am On Sep 24, 2018
nervorum:
I believe there are UK/US-based doctors here that's why im making this long post. What do you guys think.

I have the opportunity of moving to the US on a green card, and also the UK on spousal visa (tier 2).

Now, if i go to the US, i'd need to take usmle (target is residency). But i'm worried. What are my chances of matching, being that i am 6 years post med schl (read a lot of discouraging testimonials by IMGs online).

The PLAB pathway seems shorter, less expensive and less stressful, but should i throw away the opportunity of being a US LPR?

How is life in the UK vs US , and vice versa (never stepped out of Naija before).

My spouse is comfortable to relocate anywhere i prefer, so long the family is together.

Pls what do i chose. UK and take PLAB (shorter, less stressful) or US (as a legal permanent resident) and take USMLE (with an air of uncertainty with matching for residency training).

I'd appreciate your thoughts.

I lived in both country so my feedback is : it depends on many factors , how old are you , what school did you finish from, how long ago you finished your MBBS (in your case 6 years) and also it depends on what specialist program .

That been said , i have seen many doctors from Nigeria been able to match in the US or in the UK been able to enter the system easily . So i think either way you might not lose if it works out well and other Nigerians have been able to cross the bridge .

However the UK is easier in terms of exams and entering the system . The UK has an upper hand in terms of after you pass Plab 2 and get GMC registration you can work in a locum capacity until you get into a residency program..Locum are well paid as well so you wont be hungry. You dont need filing from employer which is a good point too . , but the US, your working as a doctor is dependent on that you graduate from a residency program and initial matching is a lot of work as well . You have an advantage that you dont need H1B ..... so UK versus US which is easier i would say UK . who on the long run earns more money , i would say US but both are very comfortable after you break through . ... which do you choose ?. only you can make that determination .

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by nervorum: 1:04pm On Sep 24, 2018
LagosismyHome:


I lived in both country so my feedback is : it depends on many factors , how old are you , what school did you finish from, how long ago you finished your MBBS (in your case 6 years) and also it depends on what specialist program .

That been said , i have seen many doctors from Nigeria been able to match in the US or in the UK been able to enter the system easily . So i think either way you might not lose if it works out well and other Nigerians have been able to cross the bridge .

However the UK is easier in terms of exams and entering the system . The UK has an upper hand in terms of after you pass Plab 2 and get GMC registration you can work in a locum capacity until you get into a residency program..Locum are well paid as well so you wont be hungry. You dont need filing from employer which is a good point too . , but the US, your working as a doctor is dependent on that you graduate from a residency program and initial matching is a lot of work as well . You have an advantage that you dont need H1B ..... so UK versus US which is easier i would say UK . who on the long run earns more money , i would say US but both are very comfortable after you break through . ... which do you choose ?. only you can make that determination .

Thanks a lot.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by queengift: 8:20pm On Sep 25, 2018
I so so love this thread, Nairaland really inspires anyone that wish to travel, I believe God to travel at the end of 2019, hopefully Ireland, thanks UK immigrant for creating this thread, just excited
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Kennyinusa(m): 5:52pm On Oct 05, 2018
dustydee:

Yes there is. Have a look at the Tier 1 exceptional talent visa. It has never been filled since the route opened some years ago mainly because people do not know about it and also because they think the requirements are a bit stringent but once you start, it's not that difficult.

This is for the next person that needs search's for Exceptional talent visa
I just received my endorsement from technation, and I will be submitting my visa application in the next few days.
The process is quite stringent and chances are you will need to putting in a lot of time to getting your application ready

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Kennyinusa(m): 4:47pm On Oct 22, 2018
Kennyinusa:


This is for the next person that needs search's for Exceptional talent visa
I just received my endorsement from technation, and I will be submitting my visa application in the next few days.
The process is quite stringent and chances are you will need to putting in a lot of time to getting your application ready

Got the visa �

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by dustydee: 6:01pm On Oct 22, 2018
Kennyinusa:


Got the visa �
Great, can you please give a breakdown of the process you went through? There is not much information out there about getting endorsement from any of the bodies and how to write a personal statement and letter of recommendation. I went through RAE and didn't get an endorsement but Technation seems easier and faster.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 2:02pm On Oct 23, 2018
Tick tock, exactly a year since I moved here!!! Uhmm! what can I say? Bitter sweet-experience, but can't complain sha.

Any regrets so far? Absolutely not!

Are things going according to my plans? Well, kinda! grin

All I can say is, life gets busy really quickly here, too many things to do personally, professionally, socially, and if you're religious, thats additional time commitments.

In summary, no matter how rosy it may seem to be "abroad", you'll work very hard for everything and the system would also try to take as much from you as possible.

But if you are obsessed with societal functionality, you cannot complain.

So for now, I keep cracking on. No time to look back grin

Happy anniversary to me!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Kennyinusa(m): 3:05pm On Oct 23, 2018
dustydee:

Great, can you please give a breakdown of the process you went through? There is not much information out there about getting endorsement from any of the bodies and how to write a personal statement and letter of recommendation. I went through RAE and didn't get an endorsement but Technation seems easier and faster.

I applied through tech nation and the whole thing is quite straightforward.
Any the documents required are
1. CV
2. 2 Recommendation letters
3. Personal statement (max 5000 word I think)
4. Up to 10 others supporting documents.

This is basically all you need. With item four above, you can submit up to 10 other supporting documents with your application. This can be any document that you know will corroborate your claims as an exceptional talent.

You submit this documents on the Technation Visa website. https://technation.io/visa/
After submission, you will be able to print the application summary and also proceed to make payment for your application.

After-which you ship all these documents to the UK. You get a email notification when your documents has been received.

After which you wait for your endorsement.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by AbujaBlue: 5:06pm On Oct 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
Tick tock, exactly a year since I moved here!!! Uhmm! what can I say? Bitter sweet-experience, but can't complain sha.

Any regrets so far? Absolutely not!

Are things going according to my plans? Well, kinda! grin

All I can say is, life gets busy really quickly here, too many things to do personally, professionally, socially, and if you're religious, thats additional time commitments.

In summary, no matter how rosy it may seem to be "abroad", you'll work very hard for everything and the system would also try to take as much from you as possible.

But if you are obsessed with societal functionality, you cannot complain.

So for now, I keep cracking on. No time to look back grin

Happy anniversary to me!

Thread followed, but please keep the photos coming! This is a part of UK not many know about.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by EngrSaks(m): 11:34pm On Oct 23, 2018
UKmigrant:
Tick tock, exactly a year since I moved here!!! Uhmm! what can I say? Bitter sweet-experience, but can't complain sha.

Any regrets so far? Absolutely not!

Are things going according to my plans? Well, kinda! grin

All I can say is, life gets busy really quickly here, too many things to do personally, professionally, socially, and if you're religious, thats additional time commitments.

In summary, no matter how rosy it may seem to be "abroad", you'll work very hard for everything and the system would also try to take as much from you as possible.

But if you are obsessed with societal functionality, you cannot complain.

So for now, I keep cracking on. No time to look back grin

Happy anniversary to me!

Happy anniversary!

Did you get to save as much as you planned?
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Adej134: 8:25pm On Oct 24, 2018
Kennyinusa:


I applied through tech nation and the whole thing is quite straightforward.
Any the documents required are
1. CV
2. 2 Recommendation letters
3. Personal statement (max 5000 word I think)
4. Up to 10 others supporting documents.

This is basically all you need. With item four above, you can submit up to 10 other supporting documents with your application. This can be any document that you know will corroborate your claims as an exceptional talent.

You submit this documents on the Technation Visa website. https://technation.io/visa/
After submission, you will be able to print the application summary and also proceed to make payment for your application.

After-which you ship all these documents to the UK. You get a email notification when your documents has been received.

After which you wait for your endorsement.


@Kennyinusa, Please i need your assistance on the personal statement. I would be grateful if you can list the documents you submitted with the application

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Adapapaokoye: 9:24pm On Oct 25, 2018
UKmigrant:
Tick tock, exactly a year since I moved here!!! Uhmm! what can I say? Bitter sweet-experience, but can't complain sha.

Any regrets so far? Absolutely not!

Are things going according to my plans? Well, kinda! grin

All I can say is, life gets busy really quickly here, too many things to do personally, professionally, socially, and if you're religious, thats additional time commitments.

In summary, no matter how rosy it may seem to be "abroad", you'll work very hard for everything and the system would also try to take as much from you as possible.

But if you are obsessed with societal functionality, you cannot complain.

So for now, I keep cracking on. No time to look back grin

Happy anniversary to me!
Where are you, am in London. We can meet if you are cool with it

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by ontarioissauga: 10:27pm On Oct 25, 2018
Adapapaokoye:

Where are you, am in London. We can meet if you are cool with it
I love this grin
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 8:13pm On Oct 26, 2018
Adapapaokoye:

Where are you, am in London. We can meet if you are cool with it
Only if you're a girl cheesy
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by ontarioissauga: 9:12pm On Oct 26, 2018
UKmigrant:
Only if you're a girl cheesy
I said it.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Adapapaokoye: 11:46am On Oct 27, 2018
ontarioissauga:

I love this grin
I am serious. Lol
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Adapapaokoye: 11:48am On Oct 27, 2018
UKmigrant:
Only if you're a girl cheesy
. You do know its just a meeting point and yes I am a Lady
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by ontarioissauga: 11:49am On Oct 27, 2018
Adapapaokoye:
I am serious. Lol
So long you are a babe, he is cool to meet up with you.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Adapapaokoye: 11:51am On Oct 27, 2018
UKmigrant:
only if you are a last cheesy
. I am a lady[b][/b]
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by sgtponzihater1(m): 10:13am On Oct 30, 2018
Flying into London for my first time ever next week, anyhelp with accommodation in Hounslow central, at a cheap rate?
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Kolping: 7:23pm On Oct 30, 2018
My understanding is this:
A U.S. green card is a permanent residency card while a U.K. Tier 2 visa is a temporary residency visa. With a green card, after 5 years you can apply for U.S. citizenship. With a Tier 2 visa, you have to work 5 years before you can apply for permanent residency, which is called indefinite leave to remain in the U.K., then you can apply for U.K. citizenship

At the end of the day, it will depend on what your final goal is and how quickly you want to achieve it.

nervorum:
I believe there are UK/US-based doctors here that's why im making this long post. What do you guys think.

I have the opportunity of moving to the US on a green card, and also the UK on spousal visa (tier 2).

Now, if i go to the US, i'd need to take usmle (target is residency). But i'm worried. What are my chances of matching, being that i am 6 years post med schl (read a lot of discouraging testimonials by IMGs online).

The PLAB pathway seems shorter, less expensive and less stressful, but should i throw away the opportunity of being a US LPR?

How is life in the UK vs US , and vice versa (never stepped out of Naija before).

My spouse is comfortable to relocate anywhere i prefer, so long the family is together.

Pls what do i chose. UK and take PLAB (shorter, less stressful) or US (as a legal permanent resident) and take USMLE (with an air of uncertainty with matching for residency training).

I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by nervorum: 10:09am On Nov 01, 2018
Kolping:
My understanding is this:
A U.S. green card is a permanent residency card while a U.K. Tier 2 visa is a temporary residency visa. With a green card, after 5 years you can apply for U.S. citizenship. With a Tier 2 visa, you have to work 5 years before you can apply for permanent residency, which is called indefinite leave to remain in the U.K., then you can apply for U.K. citizenship

At the end of the day, it will depend on what your final goal is and how quickly you want to achieve it.


Thanks man.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by mim1031: 3:10pm On Nov 04, 2018
I just moved to Rathfriland in Northern Ireland, could anyone suggest a good sim with best data and international calls deals. Lebara is milking me dry already , spent 20 pounds in 3 days on calls and data.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 5:55pm On Nov 04, 2018
mim1031:
I just moved to Rathfriland in Northern Ireland, could anyone suggest a good sim with best data and international calls deals. Lebara is milking me dry already , spent 20 pounds in 3 days on calls and data.


Have you tried lyca ? Sign up for the Nigeria Bundle....
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Adapapaokoye: 8:28pm On Nov 04, 2018
Lexusgs430:



Have you tried lyca ? Sign up for the Nigeria Bundle....
I use Lyca. Is there a code for Nigeria bundle? Because I want to sign up for it.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 8:41pm On Nov 04, 2018
Adapapaokoye:

I use Lyca. Is there a code for Nigeria bundle? Because I want to sign up for it.

You sign on from within your portal ......
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by sgtponzihater1(m): 3:14am On Nov 05, 2018
So happy to have entered the UK. This city is organised. No plan to remaining in naija again after this.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by radiokilla(m): 7:26am On Nov 05, 2018
sgtponzihater1:
So happy to have entered the UK. This city is organised. No plan to remaining in naija again after this.
create your own thread and share your experiences mate?
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by nwabobo: 9:34am On Nov 05, 2018
Adapapaokoye:

I use Lyca. Is there a code for Nigeria bundle? Because I want to sign up for it.

https://www.lycamobile.co.uk/en/bundles/

But you can go to Peckham or Brixton, ask the Asian guys selling top up along Rye Lane in Peckham or Brixton market for a Nigeria bundle SIM. They code it fir you @ £12 - £15 for 250 minutes.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Adapapaokoye: 1:27pm On Nov 05, 2018
nwabobo:


https://www.lycamobile.co.uk/en/bundles/

But you can go to Peckham or Brixton, ask the Asian guys selling top up along Rye Lane in Peckham or Brixton market for a Nigeria bundle SIM. They code it fir you @ £12 - £15 for 250 minutes.
Thanks

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