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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Omobabawoli: 3:19am On Apr 26, 2021
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Lexusgs430:



If you're not paying rent for a whole 5 months, why the panic?

My advice to you, save that rent figure in those lucky 5 months. It would be required to eventually organise your rent payment afterwards.....

You would earn £30K, let's say wifey too would earn £18K (for starters)....

Why are you panicking? Some couples with 2 kids get by with £20K joint income.....

No place in the UK is cheap, are you saying Bournemouth is more expensive than London?

Cut your coat according to your materials..... Don't make promises before you depart Nigeria (don't promise anyone Camry tiny light, giving monthly pocket money etc etc..... And you would be fine........ cheesy
Please want to ask something can someone that doesn't have a bsc degree get a contract job
Thanks
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 3:58am On Apr 26, 2021
Omobabawoli:
[b][/b]
Please want to ask something can someone that doesn't have a bsc degree get a contract job
Thanks


Cleaners get contracts of employment....... cheesy

Contract of employment, is a must for any legally binding employment........ wink
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Omobabawoli: 1:12am On May 03, 2021
Contract job I mean is
BA
PMP
PM
And so on like after having some training on it because I planning on having that training when I get to UK in order for me to get a better pay job
Thanks
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Omobabawoli: 11:15pm On May 04, 2021
Lexusgs430:



Cleaners get contracts of employment....... cheesy

Contract of employment, is a must for any legally binding employment........ wink

I mean contract job like
PMP
BA
SCRUM MANAGER
and so on like that after having some training on it.
Is it possible
Thanks
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by experiencenewth: 9:43pm On May 06, 2021
Please help me. I'm planning to travel to UK. I have never travelled before. Please how do i go about it. Thanks

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Richdee1(m): 12:13pm On May 07, 2021
Justwise please help with link to tier 2 visa thread on here
Thanks
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Richdee1(m): 2:53pm On May 07, 2021
Okk
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Talk2bryant(m): 1:45am On Jun 12, 2021
Kennyinusa:


Got the visa �

Congratulations on this!

I’m about to start this journey but I don’t know how to go about the requirements
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Pojomojo: 6:46pm On Jun 12, 2021
experiencenewth:
Please help me. I'm planning to travel to UK. I have never travelled before. Please how do i go about it. Thanks
co-asking
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Domistic: 11:55pm On Sep 03, 2021
experiencenewth:
Please help me. I'm planning to travel to UK. I have never travelled before. Please how do i go about it. Thanks
are u traveling to see Mama Charlie or what? What are ur plans. Study? Vacation. Or what ?
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Bliss012: 9:55pm On Sep 04, 2021
Hello Ralphlauren,
Hope it’s not too late to ask questions concerning this please.
K
Ralphlauren:


Are you based in Scotland ?

If yes, I’m surprised you are yet to buy your own property. You’ve saved a good sum already and that money will buy you a flat/house outrightly in some parts of Scotland.

I will advise any single person to save up for a mortgage and buy a property before getting married. Doing so was one of the smartest things I did. Falzdbadtguy and ukmigrant take note of this. wink

I’m currently married and my largest household bill is childcare costs (£1100 per month as nursery fees for ONE child inclusive of all meals, nappies and wipes). undecided

My wife also owns her own home which she bought before we got married. She currently rents the property on Airbnb and she makes a decent profit after deducting mortgage, utility bills, etc.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Ralphlauren(m): 5:44pm On Sep 05, 2021
Bliss012:
Hello Ralphlauren,
Hope it’s not too late to ask questions concerning this please.
K

No, its not. Ask me anything
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Jestee(f): 12:07pm On Nov 10, 2021
Please anyone here living in Manchester, Oldham to be precised?
I need help with renting a property from Nigeria as all the agents I've contacted said they is no online viewing available.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by geobreezyt: 1:13pm On Nov 11, 2021
Anyone schooling or living in Belfast? I will love to know the cost of living and the possibility of a student getting jobs while studying.

Inkredible:
Anyone living in Belfast NI?

Seems it's where I'd be headed to first.

Anyways, ride on op.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Akorkor(f): 11:59am On Dec 05, 2021
LMay:
23kg max not 25kg if Turkish Airlines. That is, 23kg each in two places. That's for your main luggage.

8kg max for your cabin luggage.

Total of 54kg!

UKMigrant has touched on food items to bring on. Let me help with luggage packing tips, you might need them.

Tips

You're not allowed to put food or sharp objects (cutlery, blade, pocket knife etc) in your cabin luggage or carry on (hand bag/laptop bag), so pack smartly.

Tightly pack all your clothes, shoes, books, or weaves (if female) into your cabin luggage. Instead of folding clothes passively or mindlessly like we do when arranging our closet, roll each tightly into a bunch.This will squeeze out air & give you more space in the box to squeeze more clothes into. You can watch YouTube videos to learn this technique.

Now you're left with food items, sharp objects, and any cream/perfume exceeding 50ml (Only liquid of less than 50ml per bottle is allowed in the cabin luggage). Now arrange all these carefully into your main luggage.

For food items, put into ziploc bags or transparent polythene bag like pure water bags. Put different food items into each and label appropriately...e.g Melon, Ogbono, Ugwu vegetable etc.

For ladies carrying weaves, discard the packs to make your luggage relatively lighter.

Palm oil is not allowed. Don't even bother!

You don't necessarily need an industrial scale to weigh your luggage. Buy a regular domestic scale. You know the ones "Check your weight" guys carry around? Yes, that one. It's less than 2k.

To weigh, first stand on it and check your weight. Write it down or memorise it. Now put your luggage on your head and check your combined weight. Subtracting your own weight from the combined weight will give you the weight of your luggage.

Your allowance per main luggage is 23kg but aim for 21kg or max 22kg at home. Why? The scale at Murtala Mohammed Int'l Airport is forward by about 2kg. You don't want to stress yourself with reshuffling at the airport or trashing stuffs you bought with your hard-earned money. Pack smartly from home!

Airport staffs are not smiling again. Before they allow you pass/check-in a 23.9kg bag, you'll beg tire. Anything above that, they'll tell you to go obtain a ticket of $150 per overweight bag upstairs! You don't need that wahala in your life.

What else?

Remember I asked you to stuff all your clothes & books plus shoes into your cabin luggage? Trust me, it would have exceeded 8kg by now. You know the box itself will add to the weight as well.

Let me give you orijo. grin

1. Your laptop bag is not weighed. That's an extra space to put clothes, books, laptop (of course), charger etc.

2. Your hand bag isn't weighed either. If you're a lady, that's a plus. You can carry a laptop bag + your handbag alongside the cabin bag.

3. If you're eleru town council like me & you've utilised all available spaces yet you're still not within allocated kg limits, fear not. There's still a way.

Leave your original cabin luggage with somebody (eg family/friend who followed you to the airport). Let them act like they own the bag while they simply stand by it.

Check in your laptop bag as your Cabin Luggage. They'll tag it and return it to you while the two main bags are passed to cargo. Now remove the tag and stickers on your laptop bag and place it on your original Cabin Luggage you kept with your escort. You're done!

With these tips, you'll have a smooth sail luggage wise.


Extras....

Depending on how light or fancy you want to travel, those silly Echolac boxes are not your friend. 1) They'll add to the overall weight 2) They're not durable. Most would be damaged (broken handles, broken wheels, torn surface areas, etc) before you arrive your destination. How would you even lift a damaged box? You'll place it on your head maybe grin

Invest in a quality box. Might be pricey but it will last for years and save you from embarrassing situations. I don't know if/where those are sold in Nigeria. I bought mine in the abroad. This is my 5th year of usage and I travel very frequently. It's still intact.

If you're low on cash, buy those very strong bagco ghana must go bags as main luggage. Not the usual ones. This one is a bit recent & it comes in one color - grey! More like a grainy white mixed with black. It costs about N1,500 per bag. Nothing to be ashamed of. You wont even see it until your final destination after you check it in at MMIA, so you can still form posh in transit with your cabin luggage. Regular travellers use it a lot. It's very light and durable. For your information, they sell it in the abroad too. So what? In fact, its a life saver for people whose boxes get damaged at the airport. Just that they'll pay a few extra thousands more to procure it at the airport.

No use am as cabin baggage oooo. You'll look like Osuofia in London. Hehehe. Joking. Use a correct small sized box as cabin/hand luggage.

Third option is to source for lightweight boxes (rare) or lightweight travelling bags with wheels (looks like a piece of cloth with wheels attached when empty. The box-shaped compact ones are heavy).


Wishing you a safe flight!





I am quoting this for reference. Thank you writer

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Inkredible(m): 7:16am On Dec 21, 2021
geobreezyt:
Anyone schooling or living in Belfast? I will love to know the cost of living and the possibility of a student getting jobs while studying.


Hi, being offsite for awhile now. The cost of living has just gone up from what it used to be pre covid but still very much affordable. You can get a job while studying. If your university is in Belfast, I can help you drop off your application for a care job where I work if you fancy that.

Apologies for the late response and all the best.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Terose(f): 8:57am On Jan 26
Wow! Please what area do you stay? Those nursery fees are really affordable especially the one for under 3, it's unbelievable! Like I could understand what that lady was talking about because childcare most of the time is soo expensive that it actually makes little sense working as you'll end up giving away all or any salary you earn to the nursery or nanny hence it seems pointless working for them.
Ralphlauren:
Mamatukwas

Apologies if I sounded crude with my initial reply. I was in a rush when I got your mention.

what are the ages of your kids?

my wife and I have two kids under the age of 3 and we both work full time. my wife works as a contractor (she is not entitled to maternity leave, etc), yet within those 3 years, she has worked all through at 3 different top firms, had two babies and kept her contracting role (she 'hides' her pregnancy and doesn't let her bosses know until a week she was due or even after delivery as she did with our second and she requests for a few weeks off). we usually have a relative around to help out for the first few months and by 3-4months, we enrol our child at nursery. so it is possible to have kids your age and work full time. I have worked with female colleagues with 3-4 young kids, yet they are working full time.

there is nothing impossible to achieve if you put your mind to it.

one of the easiest ways of stepping into the UK corporate world is by getting a job in customer service. another option is complaint handling. I have heard of a bank at Glasgow that employs a large number of people to deal with their complaints with some people earning over £300 per 10 hours shift. a few months working on such roles and then you can easily move to your desired career path or move closer to your desired career path.

does your visa come with any restriction? many permanent roles these days come with flexible working as a perk. I work with colleagues that work from home as many as 3 times a week and no - they do not have young children. many firms will also allow you to do compressed hours (work 40hours within 4 working days and have the 5th working day off). Since your husband is a doctor, you can always have his shifts arranged to suit yours (for example, he might work only all night shifts or late evening shifts during weekdays)


in addition to what have been said by iamnotconfused about nursery places/funding, the government offers 20hrs a week (it will be increased to 30hours a week in 2020) for each child aged above 3 (depending on what month of the year the child was born).these free hours are also accepted at most private nurseries. there are also 'not for profit' nurseries that charge very reasonable fees. there is usually a waiting list for such nurseries so why not look around and see if there is any around your post code and then have your kids registered. there are both cheap and expensive private nurseries. there are nurseries charging around £35 and other charging as much as £55 a day. I strongly believe that if you had sort out affordable/reliable childcare, you can get yourself a very decent/well paying job.

on the business side of things, I cant really think of anything you can do that wont involve a driving license/reasonable amount of start-up funds.

I know a lot of people are looking at cheap/non-bulky/unique items that could be bought from china (aliexpress, etc) and then sold on platforms such as amazon and ebay. I know amazon has a certain feature where they keep your goods in their warehouse and they handle delivery/returns for you in exchange of a fee. You might want to look into that option.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Terose(f): 11:05am On Jan 26
I'm confused, how? How many tax do Nigerians pay?
bigfather:


This is fair enough now.....Unlike what i pay in naija .....and still dont get value for money .
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by geobreezyt: 5:32pm On Jan 26
Hi Incredible.

I just sent you a mail.

I would love to connect with you.

Inkredible:


Hi, being offsite for awhile now. The cost of living has just gone up from what it used to be pre covid but still very much affordable. You can get a job while studying. If your university is in Belfast, I can help you drop off your application for a care job where I work if you fancy that.

Apologies for the late response and all the best.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by santos247(m): 5:36pm On Feb 05
Hello sir,
I am a prospective newbie to Nottingham and I really think you can avail me lots of helpful information ahead of my arrival in few weeks/months.
I want to be sure you are still active on this platform. Please do reply when you get this. Thanks

ronvlaar:
I actually didn't believe I could read the posts from page 0 to the last, big ups to everyone who has contributed.

I'm still a freshet here in d UK, came in bout 3weeks ago on a spousal visa. We're based in d Midlands (Nottingham).

Its been a really different experience which I'm enjoying.

I've done all d necessary things, only waiting to get my provisional DL. BRP, bank accounts, GP, NINo all sorted.

I've also been applying for jobs and luckily got one last week to resume July 2nd (though not the kind I really want but make man no just fold arms siddon for house), pay isn't too bad atleast for a newbie like me with no UK work experience and I'm not a professional. I have vast experience in sales, marketing and management (pharmaceuticals). Plan is to do it for few months while I take up some professional courses then switch to something bigger (God help me).

I dey follow this thread bumper to bumper sha.

Make una welcome me o
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by santos247(m): 5:57pm On Feb 05
Hello bro,
I just got a job offer as a Teaching associate in a University. Its is an academic position with the Department.
Any advise for me on settlement, VISA etc.
I plan to come in by MAy. I got the offer 2days ago.
Thanks

Chukwuka16:


It's changed now to the Global Talent Visa but still same old rules mostly. Difference is the addition of the UKRI fast track route for academics.

I recently got my endorsement under UKRI but chilling as I had earlier made a Tier 2 application. If them never answer me in the next couple of weeks I'll just put in my app as na 3 months the endorsement dey last.

For any academic coming in for postdoc positions like RA or RF and position is for 2 years at least, pls inquire about the following:
1. Is the project funded by any of the UKRI research councils - ESRC, EPSRC or ERC (Horizon 2020) etc (pls check for list of endorsed funders)
2. Is the grant sum at least £30k (haba how much them wan come pay you ni)
3. Is the duration of the funding at least 2 years.
4. Is your employer on the list of approved employers (not necessarily a university, it could be the catapult centres, Chatham House etc.)

If you tick all 4 boxes pls tell your employer say na Global Talent you wan do o. No go do Tier 2 o. That one get plenty wahala o as your employer na your master for the 5 years you need to get settled (and for some, they may not meet that salary threshold when they want to apply for settlement). You get to work for who you like and get settled in 3 years (including years spent on Tier 2) using the Global Talent visa and the endorsement stage is practically under 2 weeks. Got mine in 3 working days.

If you don't ask, you don't receive. Don't limit yourself.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by santos247(m): 7:08pm On Feb 05
Hello guys,
Please I am moving to the UK in few weeks/months. I have loads of questions on my head.
1. My wife will come along on spousal visa. Does she have to write IELTS before or after moving to work? She is considering the health care assistant jobs. Are there cheap schools she can attent to hone her skills along the job. We are settling in Nottingham from MAy.
2. HOw easy is it to open a bank account. Any advice? I need a valid bank account as early as 2/3 days after arrival.
3. How do i go about getting the kids settled in school. Are there government websites where one can apply? I am cosidering either to come in first and beging sorting the school and they join few weeks/months after.
4. Accomodation.....Can one search through internet and get a good place or its better to check into BnB first and complement the search with the physical inspection?
5. Anybody in the house who resides in Nottingham. University of Nottingham is my destination.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by DisGuy: 8:25pm On Feb 05
santos247:
Hello guys,
Please I am moving to the UK in few weeks/months. I have loads of questions on my head.
1. My wife will come along on spousal visa. Does she have to write IELTS before or after moving to work? She is considering the health care assistant jobs. Are there cheap schools she can attent to hone her skills along the job. We are settling in Nottingham from MAy.
2. HOw easy is it to open a bank account. Any advice? I need a valid bank account as early as 2/3 days after arrival.
3. How do i go about getting the kids settled in school. Are there government websites where one can apply? I am cosidering either to come in first and beging sorting the school and they join few weeks/months after.
4. Accomodation.....Can one search through internet and get a good place or its better to check into BnB first and complement the search with the physical inspection?
5. Anybody in the house who resides in Nottingham. University of Nottingham is my destination.

1. IELT i believe is mainly for student visa, check the requirement for spousal visa on their website, if its needed you will need it before moving
2.Easy as it gets, once you get an official letter from work or school. Many banks will open one for you. If you need one 2/3 days then open monzo, Revolut download the app and send the necessary I.D via the app
3. Apply as early as possible. Search for your county/city website, search for education section and put in an application
4. Yes, Yes and Yes...you can get a good place but you will need physical inspection and meet some conditions before getting any. Accommodation is proving to be very difficult recently for many new migrants.
Not a bad idea to get in, get accommodation then they join you after, dragging kids up and down airbnb, hotel shortlets can be difficult

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by santos247(m): 8:41pm On Feb 05
Thanks so much sir.
Can one access credit services on this Monzo account? I am looking towards building credit history?
DisGuy:


1. IELT i believe is mainly for student visa, check the requirement for spousal visa on their website, if its needed you will need it before moving
2.Easy as it gets, once you get an official letter from work or school. Many banks will open one for you. If you need one 2/3 days then open monzo, Revolut download the app and send the necessary I.D via the app
3. Apply as early as possible. Search for your county/city website, search for education section and put in an application
4. Yes, Yes and Yes...you can get a good place but you will need physical inspection and meet some conditions before getting any. Accommodation is proving to be very difficult recently for many new migrants.
Not a bad idea to get in, get accommodation then they join you after, dragging kids up and down airbnb, hotel shortlets can be difficult
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by DisGuy: 8:51pm On Feb 05
santos247:
Thanks so much sir.
Can one access credit services on this Monzo account? I am looking towards building credit history?

Not at the moment, but if you need an account with 3days of landing thats you best bet.
You're not limited to only one bank or account. Once you secure accommodation you can open an account with the traditional banks
They won't offer you credit immediately either but are more likely to offer you as a customer reasonable rates when they do. Building credit is multifaceted but all credit providers have access to your profile in all regulated banks
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Temmrow: 6:58pm On Feb 06
[quote author=santos247 post=109985529]Hello guys,
Please I am moving to the UK in few weeks/months. I have loads of questions on my head.
1. My wife will come along on spousal visa. Does she have to write IELTS before or after moving to work? She is considering the health care assistant jobs.

Please do you have information in on going
"Health care job In the UK? That just came out of resent?

Please kindly give the link.

Thanks
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by santos247(m): 7:25pm On Feb 06
Please anyone here living in Nottingham or Loughborough?
I need help with pre-arrival inquiries. Somebody i can chat with and get insights.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by giselle237: 6:17am On Feb 07
santos247:
Please anyone here living in Nottingham or Loughborough?
I need help with pre-arrival inquiries. Somebody i can chat with and get insights.
if you are coming to the uk on a skilled worker visa then your spouse’s visa category will be partner dependent skilled worker and that of your children- child dependent skilled worker. It wont be spouse visa as you have stated above. Dnt apply for the wrong category of visa as you will be denied and your money lost. So confirm very well.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by santos247(m): 7:23pm On Feb 07
You see why I came here? So I won't make any mistake. Thanks for the counsel.
I don they gather document. If I need more questions, I will be right back.
For now, TB test and police clearance are delaying me.. Not naija police clearance o...Satafrika. Those ones don't do accelerated issuance.
giselle237:
if
you are coming to the uk on a skilled worker visa then your spouse’s visa category will be partner dependent skilled worker and that of your children- child dependent skilled worker. It wont be spouse visa as you have stated above. Dnt apply for the wrong category of visa as you will be denied and your money lost. So confirm very well.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by bigfather(m): 10:15am On Feb 10
Terose:
I'm confused, how? How many tax do Nigerians pay?

I can only talk about what I pay personally...don't know about others shaa...
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by tolajay: 11:07pm On Mar 02
You're a lovely story teller.

I hope you're doing well anywhere you are right.

We never see your break light in years.

LMay:
23kg max not 25kg if Turkish Airlines. That is, 23kg each in two places. That's for your main luggage.

8kg max for your cabin luggage.

Total of 54kg!

UKMigrant has touched on food items to bring on. Let me help with luggage packing tips, you might need them.

Tips

You're not allowed to put food or sharp objects (cutlery, blade, pocket knife etc) in your cabin luggage or carry on (hand bag/laptop bag), so pack smartly.

Tightly pack all your clothes, shoes, books, or weaves (if female) into your cabin luggage. Instead of folding clothes passively or mindlessly like we do when arranging our closet, roll each tightly into a bunch.This will squeeze out air & give you more space in the box to squeeze more clothes into. You can watch YouTube videos to learn this technique.

Now you're left with food items, sharp objects, and any cream/perfume exceeding 50ml (Only liquid of less than 50ml per bottle is allowed in the cabin luggage). Now arrange all these carefully into your main luggage.

For food items, put into ziploc bags or transparent polythene bag like pure water bags. Put different food items into each and label appropriately...e.g Melon, Ogbono, Ugwu vegetable etc.

For ladies carrying weaves, discard the packs to make your luggage relatively lighter.

Palm oil is not allowed. Don't even bother!

You don't necessarily need an industrial scale to weigh your luggage. Buy a regular domestic scale. You know the ones "Check your weight" guys carry around? Yes, that one. It's less than 2k.

To weigh, first stand on it and check your weight. Write it down or memorise it. Now put your luggage on your head and check your combined weight. Subtracting your own weight from the combined weight will give you the weight of your luggage.

Your allowance per main luggage is 23kg but aim for 21kg or max 22kg at home. Why? The scale at Murtala Mohammed Int'l Airport is forward by about 2kg. You don't want to stress yourself with reshuffling at the airport or trashing stuffs you bought with your hard-earned money. Pack smartly from home!

Airport staffs are not smiling again. Before they allow you pass/check-in a 23.9kg bag, you'll beg tire. Anything above that, they'll tell you to go obtain a ticket of $150 per overweight bag upstairs! You don't need that wahala in your life.

What else?

Remember I asked you to stuff all your clothes & books plus shoes into your cabin luggage? Trust me, it would have exceeded 8kg by now. You know the box itself will add to the weight as well.

Let me give you orijo. grin

1. Your laptop bag is not weighed. That's an extra space to put clothes, books, laptop (of course), charger etc.

2. Your hand bag isn't weighed either. If you're a lady, that's a plus. You can carry a laptop bag + your handbag alongside the cabin bag.

3. If you're eleru town council like me & you've utilised all available spaces yet you're still not within allocated kg limits, fear not. There's still a way.

Leave your original cabin luggage with somebody (eg family/friend who followed you to the airport). Let them act like they own the bag while they simply stand by it.

Check in your laptop bag as your Cabin Luggage. They'll tag it and return it to you while the two main bags are passed to cargo. Now remove the tag and stickers on your laptop bag and place it on your original Cabin Luggage you kept with your escort. You're done!

With these tips, you'll have a smooth sail luggage wise.


Extras....

Depending on how light or fancy you want to travel, those silly Echolac boxes are not your friend. 1) They'll add to the overall weight 2) They're not durable. Most would be damaged (broken handles, broken wheels, torn surface areas, etc) before you arrive your destination. How would you even lift a damaged box? You'll place it on your head maybe grin

Invest in a quality box. Might be pricey but it will last for years and save you from embarrassing situations. I don't know if/where those are sold in Nigeria. I bought mine in the abroad. This is my 5th year of usage and I travel very frequently. It's still intact.

If you're low on cash, buy those very strong bagco ghana must go bags as main luggage. Not the usual ones. This one is a bit recent & it comes in one color - grey! More like a grainy white mixed with black. It costs about N1,500 per bag. Nothing to be ashamed of. You wont even see it until your final destination after you check it in at MMIA, so you can still form posh in transit with your cabin luggage. Regular travellers use it a lot. It's very light and durable. For your information, they sell it in the abroad too. So what? In fact, its a life saver for people whose boxes get damaged at the airport. Just that they'll pay a few extra thousands more to procure it at the airport.

No use am as cabin baggage oooo. You'll look like Osuofia in London. Hehehe. Joking. Use a correct small sized box as cabin/hand luggage.

Third option is to source for lightweight boxes (rare) or lightweight travelling bags with wheels (looks like a piece of cloth with wheels attached when empty. The box-shaped compact ones are heavy).


Wishing you a safe flight!




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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by wealthtrak: 11:22am On Mar 13
Pg1. OP: UKmigrant. Oct 8, 2017
Hi everyone. On this thread I am going to make a diary of my emigration to the UK as well as my daily experiences and adventures and any challenges I encounter along the way. I am a young Nigerian professional who just got hired by a UK organisation on a Tier 2 (general migrant) visa. I intend to spend a sizeable part of my life in the UK. I believe if everything goes well, I'll become a permanent resident (with ILR) in 5 to 6 years and can apply for citizenship a year after that.

My application was approved on the 27th of September, 2017, which means I have to be in the UK latest by 27th October, 2017. The entry clearance is valid for 30 days within which I need to have arrived in the UK and pick up the biometric resident permit (BRP) at the designated address given in my application.

So I welcome you to sit back, relax and watch it all unfold.
"Always take advice and listen to
ONLY those who have TRIED, NOT from those who haven't done so!"

Very apt! wink

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