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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by santos247(m): 7:35pm On Mar 29
THis thread seems to be cold.
Anybody around please??


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Thanks so much broi am still expecting the CoS oo...I have all the documents ready. Atast, Ecctis, TB and Police clearance . The school seems to be delaying. What could cause a University to delay issuance of CoS?
By the way, if the CoS is issued as it's Tier 2, do you suggest I ask them to modify it to global talent?
T for Thanks sir.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Scott99tish(m): 7:59am On Apr 06
Very interesting to read �
tolajay:
You're a lovely story teller.

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

We never see your break light in years.

Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by AmadeusCho: 5:49am On Apr 09
Hi, I have read that I can use my Nigerian driving license in the uk for upto 12 month I just want confirm if there is anything I need to do before I start using it
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Rubyventures: 4:01pm On Apr 14
AmadeusCho:
Hi, I have read that I can use my Nigerian driving license in the uk for upto 12 month I just want confirm if there is anything I need to do before I start using it


Yes , get a car to start driving.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by lavenjcrown(m): 4:03pm On Apr 14
ok.
please, what are the step you took in processing your visa?
Rubyventures:



Yes , get a car to driving.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Rubyventures: 10:55am On Apr 19
lavenjcrown:
ok.
please, what are the step you took in processing your visa?

I'm one of the lucky ones I've never needed a visa , so i have no idea of the process. Sorry

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by geobreezyt: 3:22pm On May 16
i will be resuming to Belfast in September this year. I would love to connect.

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 Inkredible(m): 11:21pm On May 16
geobreezyt:
i will be resuming to Belfast in September this year. I would love to connect.


Hi geobreezyt, good to hear. Sending you a mail now.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by boneruns(m): 2:44pm On May 23
geobreezyt:
i will be resuming to Belfast in September this year. I would love to connect.


Please can we get to connect? I'm going to Belfast this September

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by geobreezyt: 6:26am On May 24
Sure, sending you a mail.

boneruns:


Please can we get to connect? I'm going to Belfast this September
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by WhiteWolfe: 10:58pm On Jun 11
Damysa:
Omo can't you see what is happening here.
Anywhere else is better than Nigeria right now my dear.


This comment was made 5 years ago. You won't know how bad it has now gotten
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Davidonkonsults: 6:33am On Jul 17
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 UmeakaChisom: 8:43pm On Aug 07
Please does anyone know of a local child care , in south east London. Like a Nigerian mama or something

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