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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by famzynet: 5:13pm On Apr 27
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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by icon8: 6:56pm On Apr 27
famzynet:
Anyone with info of current passport renewal situation in the UK?

Apply online and join the queue. Some of us have been waiting for almost 1 year. Others probably longer.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kaylov12: 12:05am On Apr 28
umarwy:
A word is enough for the wise

Met police have started picking people driving without a license/insurance.

Those using international license, make sure you are within the permitted term of use, else OYO is your case.


Invest in a full license even if you aren't planning to get a car soon.

The painful thing is this guy has had his test postponed severally due to covid. E don turn double wahala for dead body

I plan to get a car but I have the normal naija driving license not international, does that suffice please?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by RalphJean: 12:17am On Apr 28
kaylov12:


I plan to get a car but I have the normal naija driving license not international, does that suffice please?

Learnt to drive.
Buy a car.
.....
In that order.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by idolda: 12:27am On Apr 28
kaylov12:


I plan to get a car but I have the normal naija driving license not international, does that suffice please?

You can drive with normal naija driving license in the UK. However, the licence is only valid for one (1) year from the date you arrived in UK.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by d33types: 6:35am On Apr 28
lightest:
Yes but I use Telbo because smile sometimes misbehave


]Greetings everyone. I always have questions o

How are cheap calls to Nigeria made? I overheard someone talking about smile (was wondering if it's the same smile back in Nigeria). I'm referring to non voip calls o, Not WhatsApp and the likes.

Please help o


jesudaughter:
Funny! Giftgaff is fearfully cheap calling Nigeria.
Don't know how manage?



Thanks so much
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 7:30am On Apr 28
What is really the value of human life in Nigeria ?
Each time I look into Nigerian social media space killings and killings, kidnapping and other violent conducts ...
Are we sure we are not in a civil war already ?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Pearlyfaze: 9:55am On Apr 28
This is a smart analysis. Thanks to all the ancestors here directing us on what/how to go about this our UK journey.

Una doo.

Please Sir/MA help a brother with a similar Analysis on Scotland. Na that side wifey mind dey.




sgtponzihater1:



First of all I would avoid London. Staying 2yrs in London and paying nearly half of my salary for rent and another fraction for bills, with no assistance, largely kept me out of this group for months. I lived from shift to shift and nearly got my back broken, only to get home to be reminded that food stuffs is running out, and cable was giving a resuscription warning. I couldn't cope for long. Despite sticking to Amazon prime, and using only charity shop, the permutations did not balance.

I got a job up North without discussing this prior and informed my family that they could stay back if they wanted. Obviously they ran along. I still pay these things but its a fraction of what I earn, so I don't mind at all. All my expenses is not up to the rent I paid in London despite increased wages

The Midlands would be a place to look at, places like Stoke on Trent, Sherwood forest, Black country, Lincoln etc are all cheap but run down areas compared to the big 4, there is also a flux of Nigerians there, with Nigerian pastors opening ministries too. Pay 10% of your income to these dudes is at your discretion, I guess most are hustlers on suits. On the borders of Manchester but still in the Midland is chesterfield a very nice place too.

If you move toward Manchester avoid the city centre. Areas like Boston, Preston, the Pennines etc, is like living in Mowe but claiming Lagos. These would probably be cheaper than living in Manchester.

The north of England have some very affordable places too. Ranging from places like Scunthorpe a near shot hole, to Bradford that is filled with Muslims and blacks, but are both affordable places to the very deprived Hull where Doctors are paid to train. Leeds, wakefield, Sheffield are all big cities from the Yorkshire point of view but are quite affordable. I would avoid York itself if it
you want to save money. While it's beautiful, and heavenly to live in, its cost of living is close to London in some ways. There are other largely rural areas in Yorkshire, people own 2-3 horses here, and a lot of farm lands, things are pretty cheap and organic.

You can live in Newcastle, Sunderland, middlesborough and it's surrounding areas with a fraction of your income. Those areas though cheap are quite cold and you cold end up being impregnated by your husband every year in a bid to cure cold, and end up with more child care bills.


I could write about Essex, but I found Chelmsford expensive but beautiful to stay in.

Lastly let the one true guide lead you to were you will find comfort and peace

But I would avoid London, Cambridge, oxford or the other big 4 as a rule of thumb
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by umarwy(m): 10:05am On Apr 28
idolda:


You can drive with normal naija driving license in the UK. However, the licence is only valid for one (1) year from the date you arrived in UK.

Make sure you get an insurance that covers for use of international issued licence

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 10:35am On Apr 28
chrisj2:


Hi, I have just PM-ed you about getting delivery of products from Lagos to Manchester. Are the parcels then sent by courier to their destinations in Manchester or can they be picked up personally? Thanks

Replied. Good morning.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by twizzie: 11:53am On Apr 28
Tbh, I don't know.. It's now a norm and it seems as though no one cares as long as it doesn't happen to someone we know...
It is really sad. very very disturbing.

wallg123:
What is really the value of human life in Nigeria ?
Each time I look into Nigerian social media space killings and killings, kidnapping and other violent conducts ...
Are we sure we are not in a civil war already ?

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 1:02pm On Apr 28
wallg123:
What is really the value of human life in Nigeria ?
Each time I look into Nigerian social media space killings and killings, kidnapping and other violent conducts ...
Are we sure we are not in a civil war already ?

I have been pondering on this lately.. It's a sad situation.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by emeraldoe(f): 4:48pm On Apr 28
A Nigerian thinking of relocating to the UK as a nurse with toddlers. Which is preferable NHS or nursing care homes as regards flexible working hours if I don't want to use AU pairs or child care?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by emeraldoe(f): 5:37pm On Apr 28
How about working as a school nurse in the UK?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 5:44pm On Apr 28
twizzie:
Tbh, I don't know.. It's now a norm and it seems as though no one cares as long as it doesn't happen to someone we know...
It is really sad. very very disturbing.

Life has no value at all. These kidnappers are now killing people even after collecting ransom. You don’t know who to trust in that country as everybody is a suspect including family members ... I’m really heart broken

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by nosigho: 5:46pm On Apr 28
Hello everyone, I am seriously planing on migrating to the UK, I have over 9years experience in HSE from reputable Oil&Gas companies, but my plan is to use my wife as principal, if that is the term to be used under the tier4 visa option, such that she would have a 2 year post work bonus, while I search for work, I already have seen many posting as regards my job and experiences but I rather apply for a tier 2 visa from inside the UK, or do I start to apply from outside, I also intend to apply for tier2 visa option when we eventually get there. I’m travelling with my 3 kids... please I need mentorship. Advice needed

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 5:47pm On Apr 28
wonlasewonimi:


I have been pondering on this lately.. It's a sad situation.

No body is safe rich or poor. Even security personals are now not even safe. And yet our government sees it as nothing
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by NewAjala(m): 11:08pm On Apr 28
sgtponzihater1:



First of all I would avoid London. Staying 2yrs in London and paying nearly half of my salary for rent and another fraction for bills, with no assistance, largely kept me out of this group for months. I lived from shift to shift and nearly got my back broken, only to get home to be reminded that food stuffs is running out, and cable was giving a resuscription warning. I couldn't cope for long. Despite sticking to Amazon prime, and using only charity shop, the permutations did not balance.

I got a job up North without discussing this prior and informed my family that they could stay back if they wanted. Obviously they ran along. I still pay these things but its a fraction of what I earn, so I don't mind at all. All my expenses is not up to the rent I paid in London despite increased wages

The Midlands would be a place to look at, places like Stoke on Trent, Sherwood forest, Black country, Lincoln etc are all cheap but run down areas compared to the big 4, there is also a flux of Nigerians there, with Nigerian pastors opening ministries too. Pay 10% of your income to these dudes is at your discretion, I guess most are hustlers on suits. On the borders of Manchester but still in the Midland is chesterfield a very nice place too.

If you move toward Manchester avoid the city centre. Areas like Boston, Preston, the Pennines etc, is like living in Mowe but claiming Lagos. These would probably be cheaper than living in Manchester.

The north of England have some very affordable places too. Ranging from places like Scunthorpe a near shot hole, to Bradford that is filled with Muslims and blacks, but are both affordable places to the very deprived Hull where Doctors are paid to train. Leeds, wakefield, Sheffield are all big cities from the Yorkshire point of view but are quite affordable. I would avoid York itself if it
you want to save money. While it's beautiful, and heavenly to live in, its cost of living is close to London in some ways. There are other largely rural areas in Yorkshire, people own 2-3 horses here, and a lot of farm lands, things are pretty cheap and organic.

You can live in Newcastle, Sunderland, middlesborough and it's surrounding areas with a fraction of your income. Those areas though cheap are quite cold and you cold end up being impregnated by your husband every year in a bid to cure cold, and end up with more child care bills.


I could write about Essex, but I found Chelmsford expensive but beautiful to stay in.

Lastly let the one true guide lead you to were you will find comfort and peace

But I would avoid London, Cambridge, oxford or the other big 4 as a rule of thumb
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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Temitopegold221: 10:02am On Apr 29
Good evening everyone, I have been applying for jobs online since march, I haven't gotten any, please I'm in dire need of a job, any one should please help, any kind of Job that I can start immediately
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by hustla(m): 12:58pm On Apr 29
Temitopegold221:
Good evening everyone, I have been applying for jobs online since march, I haven't gotten any, please I'm in dire need of a job, any one should please help, any kind of Job that I can start immediately

In the UK?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DeeOneBangin: 3:31pm On Apr 29
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Swiftlee(m): 3:50pm On Apr 29
Temitopegold221:
Good evening everyone, I have been applying for jobs online since march, I haven't gotten any, please I'm in dire need of a job, any one should please help, any kind of Job that I can start immediately
Hello, I have been in this same shoe till I changed methods of application. In less than three weeks, I started getting offers.
1. Browse and check recruitment agencies/firms near you. Pick their numbers and call them asking if there are available vacancies. Some will tell you no one is available yet but will take your details. Most of them will ask you about the particular area of interest.
2. Just go out to their offices. Some local agencies have opened up which makes it better for 1on1 interaction.
3. Modify your area of interest on your online search and follow up with messages to employers one day after your application(They will invite you because it makes you stand out)
4. Target and apply for jobs that are posted 24hours ago. Many employers usually pick the first few ones and invite them for an interview( I used this method and got invites and had to decline one because the dates clashed)
5. If you are applying through indeed, filter your application so it would show you are applying directly to the employer and not an agency. Owners of businesses/Employers consider applications faster.
Cheers and good luck on your search.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 4:20pm On Apr 29
emeraldoe:
How about working as a school nurse in the UK?


School nurse..... Nah Nigeria dey get school nurse ó...... But in the UK, they have prison nurse...... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by hustla(m): 4:21pm On Apr 29
DeeOneBangin:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/577943



"The Graduate route will be unsponsored, meaning applicants will not need a job offer in order to be eligible. There will be no minimum salary requirements nor caps on numbers. Graduates on the route will be able to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop their career as required.

Whilst the route will not lead to settlement, those on the route will be able to move into another work-based route, such as the Skilled Worker route - which does lead to settlement - once they meet the requirements"

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 4:24pm On Apr 29
emeraldoe:
A Nigerian thinking of relocating to the UK as a nurse with toddlers. Which is preferable NHS or nursing care homes as regards flexible working hours if I don't want to use AU pairs or child care?


That nanny matter, you CAN never escape....... Except and expect only, you intend to relocate with a helper....... grin

Either NHS or Nursing home works, but with nursing home..... You would get deskilled very quickly........

NHS is always your best option.......... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Wristler: 6:42pm On Apr 29
I need pounds for naira. Oga Lexus abeg help with your WhatsApp number biko
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by starboychan: 6:45pm On Apr 29
Hello senior,

Please any help with this credit score of a thing?

I tried to get a contract sim only at 02 , they said I'm not eligible. I tried to get several credit cards , same thing.

Please is it possible for tier 4 visa holder to get voting roll or how can I sort this credit issue?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 7:59pm On Apr 29
starboychan:
Hello senior,

Please any help with this credit score of a thing?

I tried to get a contract sim only at 02 , they said I'm not eligible. I tried to get several credit cards , same thing.

Please is it possible for tier 4 visa holder to get voting roll or how can I sort this credit issue?

Gini?
Stop applying for credit cards - the more you apply, the more you mess up your nascent credit record, each rejected application counts against you.
Yes, you can register to vote, go to the gov.uk site and do that.

Leave this matter for another 6 months at least.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by starboychan: 8:13pm On Apr 29
Many thanks



TheGuyFromHR:


Gini?
Stop applying for credit cards - the more you apply, the more you mess up your nascent credit record, each rejected application counts against you.
Yes, you can register to vote, go to the gov.uk site and do that.

Leave this matter for another 6 months at least.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by joyfuljoy1234: 8:21pm On Apr 29
Good evening everyone....

Please I am looking for someone (nanny/babysitter)within the Romford area within the hours of 8:30am-2:30pm Monday-Friday to start Asap.

I will be present at home with the person.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:02pm On Apr 29
starboychan:
Hello senior,

Please any help with this credit score of a thing?

I tried to get a contract sim only at 02 , they said I'm not eligible. I tried to get several credit cards , same thing.

Please is it possible for tier 4 visa holder to get voting roll or how can I sort this credit issue?


A YouTube video was posted, days ago..... Watch it....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:08pm On Apr 29
Wristler:
I need pounds for naira. Oga Lexus abeg help with your WhatsApp number biko


Click on my profile and slide in....... tongue

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