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The Visa One - Tier 5 Mobility Visa

Why The Visa One?

After a UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa, but no time for all the paperwork? The Visa One includes personalised visa assistance, as well as No Visa No Fee Guarantee! 

The Youth Mobility Visa allows you to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years, that’s 2 years exploring England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland! Not only that, but the UK is right on the doorstep of Europe, making all your travel dreams a reality! 

Around one in five UK visa applications are rejected, so getting it right the first time avoids costly delays. Don’t leave yours to chance, with The Visa
One our dedicated visa consultants will guide you every step of the way. 

They’ll complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the stress of trawling through countless confusing forms by letting us ensure your application goes through first time around.

With your personal visa consultant plus unlimited advice and support via email and phone calls, you’ll have your visa in no time! Furthermore we offer a ‘No-Visa No-Fee’ guarantee – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package!

Please note that this package does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee and ‘International Health Surcharge’, which are payable directly to the UK Government once your application is complete and ready to submit. This will then entitle you to unlimited access to NHS healthcare in the UK for the full duration of your visa, meaning you’ll receive fee-free access to NHS hospitals and GPs, as well as heavily subsidised dentistry.

To qualify for the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa, you must be:
A New Zealand, Australian or Canadian passport holder 

Over 18 & under 31 when you apply

Have the equivalent of £1,890 in available funds when you apply

What's included?

Personal Visa Consultant & No-Visa No-Fee Guarantee! 

We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you apply for your visa and don’t get it, we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands ready for your adventure!

A Phone Call From Our London Team 

There is always something incredibly reassuring in talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from. Whether you have a million and one questions or just want to hear more about what lies ahead, this is a great chance to get advice, answers, ideas and inspiration.

UK Bank Account Opening 

If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers 

This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly.  Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

Choice of UK SIM Card 

All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on. Your SIM will be waiting for you to pick up on arrival into the BritBound Base, or you can upgrade and select for it to be posted to you home address before departure. All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a network with great coverage and competitive contract offerings. 

National Insurance Number 

It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI Number, so we'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI Number is similar to a Social Security or Tax File Number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

Arrival Info Party 

What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed. Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here. Get to know your fellow new arrivals and make some lifelong friendships!

Employment Resources & CV Template 

The UK is a completely different job market; getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and our exclusive Jobs Board. Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your options are once you’re working!

Accommodation Advice & Assistance 

Whether you're looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London. When you come along to our Arrival Info Party we’ll talk through tips and advice on things to be aware of and how to go about finding something suitable. We also invite landlords along to answer questions and you'll have access to an exclusive BritBounder-only accommodation listing.

5 Day Gym Trial 

If you're a gym junkie or not, Fitness First is offering BritBounders a 5 day gym trial to help you beat the ‘Heathrow Injection’ (also known as too many pints and pies) and make sure that you’re ready to enjoy the British Summer!!

Membership to our Social Events Club

Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

Membership also includes:

Walkabout Pub Discounts

Discounted Entry to the legendary Church Bar/Club

Camden Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

Discounted Entry to the Ministry of Sound

Free Wifi Access at our Base

Trying to find an internet cafe these days has almost become Mission Impossible! Don’t worry, as a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on and get surfing!

No Expiry Open Door Policy 

Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.

What's not included?

Job Promise 

To ensure BritBound has you working within the first 14 days of arrival why not check out The Job One or The All In One! 

Hostel Accommodation & Airport Transfer 

Why not make your arrival into London super smooth with The All In One's included airport transfer and 3 nights hostel accommodation?

Oyster Travel Card 

Loving that #LondonLife? Grab an Oyster Travel Card with The All In One!

FAQS

  • Who can qualify for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa?

    Anyone between the ages of 18 -30 and from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Monaco, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan.
  • What if I am just about to turn 31?

    As long as you apply for the visa before your 31st birthday you will qualify.
  • What can I do on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa?

    You can: Study Work in most jobs Be self-employed and set up a company
  • What can't I do on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa?

    You can't: Work as a professional sportsperson, doctor, or dentist in training Extend your stay Get public funds Bring family members in on your application Renew your visa once it has expired
  • How long does it take to process the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa?

    Usually 3-4 weeks, but we recommend leaving a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • Where can I apply for my visa from?

    You need to apply from your own country, or a country where you have the right to live and work in for a minimum of 6 months. New Zealanders can apply in Australia and vice versa.
  • What is the Entry Clearance Fee?

    The Entry Clearance fee is £225 for the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government for the visa.
  • What is the International Health Surcharge?

    The International Health Surcharge (IHS), is £300 for Australians and New Zealanders and £400 for Canadians. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government which allows you full access to the UK's NHS, ensuring you'll have free GP and hospital visits throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Can I fast track my visa process?

    Yes, our dedicated visa consultants will talk through this option with you depending on your individual circumstances.
  • Do I need to send my passport away? If so where does it go?

    Yes. It will be sent to Manila in the Philippines for New Zealanders and Australians, and New York for Canadians.
  • How far in advance can I apply for my visa?

    You can submit your application within 6 months of the chosen visa start date.
  • What if my current passport is going to expire in the next few months?

    You will need to renew your passport and apply for the visa using your new passport.
  • Do I need to be on a visa to be a BritBounder?

    Of course not! Whether you're on a European Passport, a British Citizen, or on a visa we can help you start your UK adventure today!
  • When does my BritBound membership end?

    Never! We're here for you whenever you need assistance, whether it's weeks, months, or even years after you arrive!
  • Can I open a bank account before I arrive in the UK?

    No, you must be in the UK to open an account.
  • What are the different types of accommodation available in London?

    There are two main types of accommodation you’ll come across in London; namely shared or private rentals. House/Flat shares are a great way to join a mini community; sometimes sharing a room. It’s a cost-effective way of lowering your expenses, connecting with people, and making friends. These arrangements usually have lower security deposits, include bills and will typically gather people of similar age, backgrounds and goals. Renting private accommodation is more expensive. They can incur costs such as council taxes, bigger security bonds/deposits, and bills aren’t included. You can rent a small space or start your own house share, though your liability and risk are higher.
  • How can I change my CV over to the UK format?

    Not only do BritBounders have access to our fantastic CV template and resources, we also run workshops with our in-house CV experts. While applying for positions in another country can be confusing, our workshops will make sure that you're confident about stepping into whichever role best fits you. You can even get started before you leave! Check out our amazing jobs board at https://www.britbound.co.uk/jobs.
  • Do I have to be in the UK to apply for a National Insurance Number?

    Yes, you must be in the UK, we will start this process for you at your Arrival Info Party.
  • Do I need an NI Number to start work?

    No, you may work up to 3 months without an NI Number. If an employer asks for your NI Number, explain that you're in the process of obtaining one.
  • How long do I need to allow to have my SIM card sent to me at home?

    We need a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure your SIM card will arrive before your departure.
  • How do I get my BritBounder discounts?

    You can get great discounts on events as a BritBounder! Just make sure you’re logged in on our website when you purchase.
  • Can I bring my friends who aren’t BritBounders to BritBound events?

    Of course, the more the merrier! However, for some events there is a slight increase in price for non-members.
  • Which festivals does BritBound attend?

    Some of the awesome festivals BritBound take groups to include St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the Royal Ascot Races, Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina in Valencia, Sziget music festival, and King’s Day in Amsterdam! Visit www.britbound.co.uk/events or head into the Base and flip through our Travel Guide for more inspiration!

Reviews

USD $195.00

The Visa One - Tier 5 Mobility Visa 7-day Priority Service

Why The Visa One?

After a UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa, but no time for all the paperwork? The Visa One includes personalised visa assistance, as well as No Visa No Fee Guarantee! 

With our Premium service, we'll have you jetting off to London in the blink of an eye! We'll expedite the visa process, so your visa is obtained in the shortest amount of time. Following submission and Biometric testing, the Tier 5 Visa will take approximately 7 working days. We require a minimum of three weeks notice to process an application with the Premium Service. *The UKBA Entry Clearance and Processing Fees are not included in the price.

The Youth Mobility Visa allows you to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years, that’s 2 years exploring England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland! Not only that, but the UK is right on the doorstep of Europe, making all your travel dreams a reality! 

Around one in five UK visa applications are rejected, so getting it right the first time avoids costly delays. Don’t leave yours to chance, with The Visa One, our dedicated visa consultants will guide you every step of the way. 

They’ll complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the stress of trawling through countless confusing forms by letting us ensure your application goes through first time around.

With your personal visa consultant plus unlimited advice and support via email and phone calls, you’ll have your visa in no time! Furthermore we offer a ‘No-Visa No-Fee’ guarantee – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package!

Please note that this package does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee and ‘International Health Surcharge’, which are payable directly to the UK Government once your application is complete and ready to submit. This will then entitle you to unlimited access to NHS healthcare in the UK for the full duration of your visa, meaning you’ll receive fee-free access to NHS hospitals and GPs, as well as heavily subsidised dentistry.

To qualify for the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa, you must be: A New Zealand, Australian or Canadian passport holder 

Over 18 & under 31 when you apply

Have the equivalent of £1,890 in available funds when you apply


What's included?

Premium Visa Service

Our service will expedite the visa process, so your visa is obtained in the shortest amount of time. Following submission and Biometric testing, the Tier 5 Visa will take approximately 7 working days. We require a minimum of three weeks notice to process an application with the Premium Service. *The UKBA Entry Clearance and Processing Fees are not included in the price.

Personal Visa Consultant & No-Visa No-Fee Guarantee! 

We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you apply for your visa and don’t get it, we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands ready for your adventure!

A Phone Call From Our London Team 

There is always something incredibly reassuring in talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from. Whether you have a million and one questions or just want to hear more about what lies ahead, this is a great chance to get advice, answers, ideas and inspiration.

UK Bank Account Opening 

If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers 

This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly.  Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

Choice of UK SIM Card 

All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on. Your SIM will be waiting for you to pick up on arrival into the BritBound Base, or you can upgrade and select for it to be posted to you home address before departure. All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a network with great coverage and competitive contract offerings. 

National Insurance Number 

It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI Number, so we'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI Number is similar to a Social Security or Tax File Number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

Arrival Info Party 

What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed. Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here. Get to know your fellow new arrivals and make some lifelong friendships!

Employment Resources & CV Template 

The UK is a completely different job market; getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and our exclusive Jobs Board. Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your options are once you’re working!

Accommodation Advice & Assistance 

Whether you're looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London. When you come along to our Arrival Info Party we’ll talk through tips and advice on things to be aware of and how to go about finding something suitable. We also invite landlords along to answer questions and you'll have access to an exclusive BritBounder-only accommodation listing.

5 Day Gym Trial 

If you're a gym junkie or not, Fitness First is offering BritBounders a 5 day gym trial to help you beat the ‘Heathrow Injection’ (also known as too many pints and pies) and make sure that you’re ready to enjoy the British Summer!!

Membership to our Social Events Club

Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

Membership also includes:

Walkabout Pub Discounts

Discounted Entry to the legendary Church Bar/Club

Camden Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

Discounted Entry to the Ministry of Sound

Free Wifi Access at our Base

Trying to find an internet cafe these days has almost become Mission Impossible! Don’t worry, as a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on and get surfing!

No Expiry Open Door Policy 

Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.

What's not included?

Job Promise 

To ensure BritBound has you working within the first 14 days of arrival why not check out The Job One or The All In One! 

Hostel Accommodation & Airport Transfer 

Why not make your arrival into London super smooth with The All In One's included airport transfer and 3 nights hostel accommodation?

Oyster Travel Card 

Loving that #LondonLife? Grab an Oyster Travel Card with The All In One!

FAQS

  • Who can qualify for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa?

    Anyone between the ages of 18 -30 and from Australian, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Monaco, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan.
  • What if I'm just about to turn 31?

    As long as you apply for the visa before your 31st birthday you will qualify.
  • What can I do on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa?

    You can: Study Work in most jobs Be self-employed and set up a company
  • What can't I do on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa?

    You can't: Work as a professional sportsperson, doctor, or dentist in training Extend your stay Get public funds Bring family members in on your application Renew your visa once it has expired
  • Where can I apply for my visa from?

    You need to apply from your own country, or a country where you have the right to live and work in for a minimum of 6 months. New Zealanders can apply in Australia and vice versa.
  • What is the Entry Clearance Fee?

    The Entry Clearance fee is £225 for the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government for the visa.
  • What is the International Health Surcharge?

    The International Health Surcharge (IHS), is £300 for Australians and New Zealanders and £400 for Canadians. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government which allows you full access to the UK's NHS, ensuring you'll have free GP and hospital visits throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Can I fast track my visa application?

    Yes, our dedicated visa consultants will talk through this option with you depending on your individual circumstances.
  • Do I need to send my passport away? If so where does it go?

    Yes. It will be sent to Manila in the Philippines for New Zealand and Australia, and New York for Canadians. Fast-tracked Australian applications will be processed in Canberra.
  • How far in advance can I apply for my visa?

    You can submit your application within 6 months of the chosen visa start date.
  • What if my current passport is going to expire in the next few months?

    You will need to renew your passport and apply for the visa using your new passport.
  • Do I need to be on a visa to be a BritBounder?

    Of course not! Whether you're on a European passport, a British citizen, or on a visa we can help you start your UK adventure today!
  • When does my BritBound membership end?

    Never! We're here for you whenever you need assistance, whether it's weeks, months, or even years after you arrive!
  • Can I open a bank account before I arrive in the UK?

    No, you must be in the UK to open an account.
  • What are the different types of accommodation available in London?

    There are two main types of accommodation you’ll come across in London; namely shared or private rentals. House/Flat shares are a great way to join a mini community; sometimes sharing a room. It’s a cost-effective way of lowering your expenses, connecting with people, and making friends. These arrangements usually have lower security deposits, include bills and will typically gather people of similar age, backgrounds and goals. Renting private accommodation is more expensive. They can incur costs such as council taxes, bigger security bonds/deposits, and bills aren’t included. You can rent a small space or start your own house share, though your liability and risk are higher.
  • How can I change my CV over to the UK format?

    Not only do BritBounders have access to our fantastic CV template and resources, we also run workshops with our in-house CV experts. While applying for positions in another country can be confusing, our workshops will make sure that you're confident about stepping into whichever role best fits you. You can even get started before you leave! Check out our amazing jobs board at https://www.britbound.co.uk/jobs.
  • Do I have to be in the UK to apply for a National Insurance Number?

    Yes, you must be in the UK, we will start this process for you at your Arrival Info Party.
  • Do I need an NI Number to start work?

    No, you may work up to 3 months without an NI Number. If an employer asks for your NI Number, explain that you're in the process of obtaining one.
  • How long do I need to allow to have my SIM card sent to me at home?

    We need a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure your SIM card will arrive before your departure.
  • How do I get my BritBounder discounts?

    You can get great discounts on events as a BritBounder! Just make sure you’re logged in on our website when you purchase.
  • Can I bring my friends who aren’t BritBounders to BritBound events?

    Of course, the more the merrier! However, for some events there is a slight increase in price for non-members.
  • Which festivals does BritBound attend?

    Some of the awesome festivals BritBound take groups to include St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the Royal Ascot Races, Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina in Valencia, Sziget music festival, and King’s Day in Amsterdam! Visit www.britbound.co.uk/events or head into the Base and flip through our Travel Guide for more inspiration!

Reviews

USD $225.00

The Visa One - Ancestral Visa

Why The Visa One?

After a UK Ancestry Visa, but no time for all the paperwork? The Visa One includes personalised visa assistance, as well as No Visa No Fee Guarantee! 

The UK Ancestry Visa allows you to live and work in the UK for up to 5 years, that’s 5 years exploring England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland! Not only that, but the UK is right on the doorstep of Europe, making all your travel dreams a reality! 

Around one in five UK visa applications are rejected, so getting it right the first time avoids costly delays. Don’t leave yours to chance, with The Visa One our dedicated visa consultants will guide you every step of the way. 

They’ll complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the stress of trawling through countless confusing forms by letting us ensure your application goes through first time around.

With your personal visa consultant plus unlimited advice and support via email and phone calls, you’ll have your visa in no time! Furthermore we offer a ‘No-Visa No-Fee’ guarantee – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package!

Please note that this package does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee and ‘International Health Surcharge’, which are payable directly to the UK Government once your application is complete and ready to submit. This will then entitle you to unlimited access to NHS healthcare in the UK for the full duration of your visa, meaning you’ll receive fee-free access to NHS hospitals and GPs, as well as heavily subsidised dentistry.

To qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa, you must be:

Over 17 when you apply 

A Commonwealth citizen 

Able to provide the marriage certificates of your parents and grandparents

Able to provide the full birth certificates of your parent and grandparent 

Able to provide your passport and birth certificate 

Able to work and intend to do so in the UK 

Able to support yourself without needing any help from public funds 

What's included?

Personal Visa Consultant & No-Visa No-Fee Guarantee! 

We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you apply for your visa and don’t get it, we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands ready for your adventure!

A Phone Call From Our London Team 

There is always something incredibly reassuring in talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from. Whether you have a million and one questions or just want to hear more about what lies ahead, this is a great chance to get advice, answers, ideas and inspiration.

UK Bank Account Opening 

If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers 

This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly.  Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

Choice of UK SIM Card 

All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on. Your SIM will be waiting for you to pick up on arrival into the BritBound Base, or you can upgrade and select for it to be posted to you home address before departure. All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a network with great coverage and competitive contract offerings. 

National Insurance Number 

It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI Number, so we'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI Number is similar to a Social Security or Tax File Number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

Arrival Info Party 

What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed. Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here. Get to know your fellow new arrivals and make some lifelong friendships!

Employment Resources & CV Template 

The UK is a completely different job market; getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and our exclusive Jobs Board. Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your options are once you’re working!

Accommodation Advice & Assistance 

Whether you're looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London. When you come along to our Arrival Info Party we’ll talk through tips and advice on things to be aware of and how to go about finding something suitable. We also invite landlords along to answer questions and you'll have access to an exclusive BritBounder-only accommodation listing.

5 Day Gym Trial 

If you're a gym junkie or not, Fitness First is offering BritBounders a 5 day gym trial to help you beat the ‘Heathrow Injection’ (also known as too many pints and pies) and make sure that you’re ready to enjoy the British Summer!!

Membership to our Social Events Club

Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

Membership also includes:

Walkabout Pub Discounts

Discounted Entry to the legendary Church Bar/Club

Camden Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

Discounted Entry to the Ministry of Sound

Free Wifi Access at our Base

Trying to find an internet cafe these days has almost become Mission Impossible! Don’t worry, as a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on and get surfing!

No Expiry Open Door Policy 

Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.

What's not included?

Job Promise 

To ensure BritBound has you working within the first 14 days of arrival why not check out The Job One or The All In One! 

Hostel Accommodation & Airport Transfer 

Why not make your arrival into London super smooth with The All In One's included airport transfer and 3 nights hostel accommodation?

Oyster Travel Card 

Loving that #LondonLife? Grab an Oyster Travel Card with The All In One!

FAQS

  • Who can qualify for a UK Ancestry visa?

    Anyone who meets the following requirements: Be over 17 when you apply Be a Commonwealth citizen Provide the marriage certificates of your parents and grandparents Provide the full birth certificates of the parent and grandparent Provide your passport and birth certificate Be able to work and intend to do so in the UK Be able to support yourself without needing any help from public funds
  • What can I do on a UK Ancestry visa?

    You can: Work Study Bring family members Extend your visa Apply to settle in the UK permanently
  • What can't I do on a UK Ancestry visa?

    You can't: Change into the ancestry visa if you're in the UK on another visa Get public funds
  • How long does it take to process a UK Ancestry visa?

    Usually 3-4 weeks, but we recommend leaving a minimum of 6.
  • How far in advance can I apply for my visa?

    You can submit your application within 3 months of the chosen visa start date.
  • Where can I apply for my visa from?

    You need to apply from your own country, or a country where you have the right to live and work in for a minimum of 6 months. New Zealanders can apply in Australia and vice versa.
  • Do I need to send my passport away? If so where does it go?

    Yes. It will be sent to Manila in the Philippines for New Zealand and Australia, and New York for Canadians.
  • Can I fast track my visa process?

    Yes, our dedicated visa consultants will talk through this option with you depending on your individual circumstances.
  • What is the Entry Clearance Fee?

    The Entry Clearance fee is £405 for the UK Ancestry Visa. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government for the visa.
  • What is the International Health Surcharge?

    The International Health Surcharge (IHS), is £1000. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government which allows you full access to the UK's NHS, ensuring you'll have free GP and hospital visits throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Is there a time limit on how long I can stay with my employer for?

    No, you could work for the same employer for the full 5 years.
  • My partner doesn’t qualify for Ancestry, can they apply with me so they too can get the 5 year visa?

    Yes, they will be able to apply for an Ancestry Partner visa. You must be able to prove you have lived together for a minimum of 2 years. BritBound has a fantastic Dependant Visa package to make it easy!
  • My Tier 5 visa is due to expire shortly, I would then like to apply for my Ancestry visa. Can I apply for this in the UK?

    No. You will need to return home to apply for the Ancestry visa. BritBound can help with this!
  • Do I need to be on a visa to be a BritBounder?

    Of course not! Whether you're on a European passport, a British citizen, or on a visa we can help you start your UK adventure today!
  • When does my BritBound membership end?

    Never! We're here for you whenever you need assistance, whether it's weeks, months, or even years after you arrive!
  • Can I open a bank account before I arrive in the UK?

    No, you must be in the UK to open an account.
  • What are the different types of accommodation available in London?

    There are two main types of accommodation you’ll come across in London; namely shared or private rentals. House/Flat shares are a great way to join a mini community; sometimes sharing a room. It’s a cost-effective way of lowering your expenses, connecting with people, and making friends. These arrangements usually have lower security deposits, include bills and will typically gather people of similar age, backgrounds and goals. Renting private accommodation is more expensive. They can incur costs such as council taxes, bigger security bonds/deposits, and bills aren’t included. You can rent a small space or start your own house share, though your liability and risk are higher.
  • How can I change my CV over to the UK format?

    Not only do BritBounders have access to our fantastic CV template and resources, we also run workshops with our in-house CV experts. While applying for positions in another country can be confusing, our workshops will make sure that you're confident about stepping into whichever role best fits you. You can even get started before you leave! Check out our amazing jobs board at https://www.britbound.co.uk/jobs.
  • Do I have to be in the UK to apply for a National Insurance Number?

    Yes, you must be in the UK, we will start this process for you at your Arrival Info Party.
  • Do I need an NI Number to start work?

    No, you may work up to 3 months without an NI Number. If an employer asks for your NI Number, explain that you're in the process of obtaining one.
  • How long do I need to allow to have my SIM card sent to me at home?

    We need a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure your SIM card will arrive before your departure.
  • How do I get my BritBounder discounts?

    You can get great discounts on events as a BritBounder! Just make sure you’re logged in on our website when you purchase.
  • Can I bring my friends who aren’t BritBounders to BritBound events?

    Of course, the more the merrier! However, for some events there is a slight increase in price for non-members.
  • Which festivals does BritBound attend?

    Some of the awesome festivals BritBound take groups to include St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the Royal Ascot Races, Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina in Valencia, Sziget music festival, and King’s Day in Amsterdam! Visit www.britbound.co.uk/events or head into the Base and flip through our Travel Guide for more inspiration!

Reviews

USD $225.00

The Visa One - Ancestral Visa 10-day Priority Service

Why The Visa One?

After a UK Ancestry Visa, but no time for all the paperwork? The Visa One includes personalised visa assistance, as well as No Visa No Fee Guarantee! 

With our Premium service, we'll have you jetting off to London in the blink of an eye! We'll expedite the visa process, so your visa is obtained in the shortest amount of time. Following submission and Biometric testing, the UK Ancestry Visa will take approximately 10 working days. We require a minimum of three weeks notice to process an application with the Premium Service. 

The UK Ancestry Visa allows you to live and work in the UK for up to 5 years, that’s 5 years exploring England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland! Not only that, but the UK is right on the doorstep of Europe, making all your travel dreams a reality! 

Around one in five UK visa applications are rejected, so getting it right the first time avoids costly delays. Don’t leave yours to chance, with The Visa One our dedicated visa consultants will guide you every step of the way. 

They’ll complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the stress of trawling through countless confusing forms by letting us ensure your application goes through first time around.

With your personal visa consultant plus unlimited advice and support via email and phone calls, you’ll have your visa in no time! Furthermore we offer a ‘No-Visa No-Fee’ guarantee – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package!

Please note that this package does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee and ‘International Health Surcharge’, which are payable directly to the UK Government once your application is complete and ready to submit. This will then entitle you to unlimited access to NHS healthcare in the UK for the full duration of your visa, meaning you’ll receive fee-free access to NHS hospitals and GPs, as well as heavily subsidised dentistry.

To qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa, you must be:

Over 17 when you apply 

A Commonwealth citizen 

Able to provide the marriage certificates of your parents and grandparents

Able to provide the full birth certificates of your parent and grandparent 

Able to provide your passport and birth certificate 

Able to work and intend to do so in the UK 

Able to support yourself without needing any help from public funds 

What's included?

Premium Visa Service

Our service will expedite the visa process, so your visa is obtained in the shortest amount of time. Following submission and Biometric testing, the UK Ancestry Visa will take approximately 10 working days. We require a minimum of three weeks notice to process an application with the Premium Service. *The UKBA Entry Clearance and Processing Fees are not included in the price.

Personal Visa Consultant & No-Visa No-Fee Guarantee! 

We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you apply for your visa and don’t get it, we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands ready for your adventure!

A Phone Call From Our London Team 

There is always something incredibly reassuring in talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from. Whether you have a million and one questions or just want to hear more about what lies ahead, this is a great chance to get advice, answers, ideas and inspiration.

UK Bank Account Opening 

If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers 

This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly.  Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

Choice of UK SIM Card 

All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on. Your SIM will be waiting for you to pick up on arrival into the BritBound Base, or you can upgrade and select for it to be posted to you home address before departure. All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a network with great coverage and competitive contract offerings. 

National Insurance Number 

It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI Number, so we'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI Number is similar to a Social Security or Tax File Number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

Arrival Info Party 

What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed. Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here. Get to know your fellow new arrivals and make some lifelong friendships!

Employment Resources & CV Template 

The UK is a completely different job market; getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and our exclusive Jobs Board. Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your options are once you’re working!

Accommodation Advice & Assistance 

Whether you're looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London. When you come along to our Arrival Info Party we’ll talk through tips and advice on things to be aware of and how to go about finding something suitable. We also invite landlords along to answer questions and you'll have access to an exclusive BritBounder-only accommodation listing.

5 Day Gym Trial 

If you're a gym junkie or not, Fitness First is offering BritBounders a 5 day gym trial to help you beat the ‘Heathrow Injection’ (also known as too many pints and pies) and make sure that you’re ready to enjoy the British Summer!!

Membership to our Social Events Club

Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

Membership also includes:

Walkabout Pub Discounts

Discounted Entry to the legendary Church Bar/Club

Camden Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

Discounted Entry to the Ministry of Sound

Free Wifi Access at our Base

Trying to find an internet cafe these days has almost become Mission Impossible! Don’t worry, as a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on and get surfing!

No Expiry Open Door Policy 

Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.


What's not included?

Job Promise 

To ensure BritBound has you working within the first 14 days of arrival why not check out The Job One or The All In One! 

Hostel Accommodation & Airport Transfer 

Why not make your arrival into London super smooth with The All In One's included airport transfer and 3 nights hostel accommodation?

Oyster Travel Card 

Loving that #LondonLife? Grab an Oyster Travel Card with The All In One!

FAQS

  • Who can qualify for a UK Ancestry visa?

    Anyone who meets the following requirements: Be over 17 when you apply Be a Commonwealth citizen Provide the marriage certificates of your parents and grandparents Provide the full birth certificates of the parent and grandparent Provide your passport and birth certificate Be able to work and intend to do so in the UK Be able to support yourself without needing any help from public funds
  • What can I do on a UK Ancestry visa?

    You can: Work Study Bring family members Extend your visa Apply to settle in the UK permanently
  • What can't I do on a UK Ancestry visa?

    You can't: Change into the ancestry visa if you're in the UK on another visa Get public funds
  • How long does it take to process a UK Ancestry visa?

    Usually 3-4 weeks, but we recommend leaving a minimum of 6.
  • How far in advance can I apply for my visa?

    You can submit your application within 3 months of the chosen visa start date.
  • Where can I apply for my visa from?

    You need to apply from your own country, or a country where you have the right to live and work in for a minimum of 6 months. New Zealanders can apply in Australia and vice versa.
  • Do I need to send my passport away? If so where does it go?

    Yes. It will be sent to Manila in the Philippines for New Zealand and Australia, and New York for Canadians.
  • Can I fast track my visa process?

    Yes, our dedicated visa consultants will talk through this option with you depending on your individual circumstances.
  • What is the Entry Clearance Fee?

    The Entry Clearance fee is £405 for the UK Ancestry Visa. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government for the visa.
  • What is the International Health Surcharge?

    The International Health Surcharge (IHS), is £1000. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government which allows you full access to the UK's NHS, ensuring you'll have free GP and hospital visits throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Is there a time limit on how long I can stay with my employer for?

    No, you could work for the same employer for the full 5 years.
  • My partner doesn’t qualify for Ancestry, can they apply with me so they too can get the 5 year visa?

    Yes, they will be able to apply for an Ancestry Partner visa. You must be able to prove you have lived together for a minimum of 2 years. BritBound has a fantastic Dependant Visa package to make it easy!
  • My Tier 5 visa is due to expire shortly, I would then like to apply for my Ancestry visa. Can I apply for this in the UK?

    No. You will need to return home to apply for the Ancestry visa. BritBound can help with this!
  • Do I need to be on a visa to be a BritBounder?

    Of course not! Whether you're on a European passport, a British citizen, or on a visa we can help you start your UK adventure today!
  • When does my BritBound membership end?

    Never! We're here for you whenever you need assistance, whether it's weeks, months, or even years after you arrive!
  • Can I open a bank account before I arrive in the UK?

    No, you must be in the UK to open an account.
  • What are the different types of accommodation available in London?

    There are two main types of accommodation you’ll come across in London; namely shared or private rentals. House/Flat shares are a great way to join a mini community; sometimes sharing a room. It’s a cost-effective way of lowering your expenses, connecting with people, and making friends. These arrangements usually have lower security deposits, include bills and will typically gather people of similar age, backgrounds and goals. Renting private accommodation is more expensive. They can incur costs such as council taxes, bigger security bonds/deposits, and bills aren’t included. You can rent a small space or start your own house share, though your liability and risk are higher.
  • How can I change my CV over to the UK format?

    Not only do BritBounders have access to our fantastic CV template and resources, we also run workshops with our in-house CV experts. While applying for positions in another country can be confusing, our workshops will make sure that you're confident about stepping into whichever role best fits you. You can even get started before you leave! Check out our amazing jobs board at https://www.britbound.co.uk/jobs.
  • Do I have to be in the UK to apply for a National Insurance Number?

    Yes, you must be in the UK, we will start this process for you at your Arrival Info Party.
  • Do I need an NI Number to start work?

    No, you may work up to 3 months without an NI Number. If an employer asks for your NI Number, explain that you're in the process of obtaining one.
  • How long do I need to allow to have my SIM card sent to me at home?

    We need a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure your SIM card will arrive before your departure.
  • How do I get my BritBounder discounts?

    You can get great discounts on events as a BritBounder! Just make sure you’re logged in on our website when you purchase.
  • Can I bring my friends who aren’t BritBounders to BritBound events?

    Of course, the more the merrier! However, for some events there is a slight increase in price for non-members.
  • Which festivals does BritBound attend?

    Some of the awesome festivals BritBound take groups to include St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the Royal Ascot Races, Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina in Valencia, Sziget music festival, and King’s Day in Amsterdam! Visit www.britbound.co.uk/events or head into the Base and flip through our Travel Guide for more inspiration!

Reviews

USD $255.00

The Visa One - Ancestral Visa Dependent Partner

Why The Visa One?

After a UK Ancestry Dependant Visa, but no time for all the paperwork? The Visa One includes personalised visa assistance, as well as No Visa No Fee Guarantee! 

The UK Ancestry Dependant Visa allows you to live and work alongside your partner (or parent if you are under 18) in the UK for up to 5 years, that’s 5 years exploring England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland! Not only that, but the UK is right on the doorstep of Europe, making all your travel dreams a reality! 

Around one in five UK visa applications are rejected, so getting it right the first time avoids costly delays. Don’t leave yours to chance, with The Visa One our dedicated visa consultants will guide you every step of the way. 

They’ll complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the stress of trawling through countless confusing forms by letting us ensure your application goes through first time around.

With your personal visa consultant plus unlimited advice and support via email and phone calls, you’ll have your visa in no time! Furthermore we offer a ‘No-Visa No-Fee’ guarantee – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package!

Please note that this package does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee and ‘International Health Surcharge’, which are payable directly to the UK Government once your application is complete and ready to submit. This will then entitle you to unlimited access to NHS healthcare in the UK for the full duration of your visa, meaning you’ll receive fee-free access to NHS hospitals and GPs, as well as heavily subsidised dentistry.

To qualify for the UK Ancestry Dependant Visa, you must be:

Able to prove that you are moving to the UK with a partner or parent who qualifies for UK Ancestry 

Able to provide the marriage certificates of your partner or parent's parents and grandparents

Able to provide the full birth certificates of your partner or parent's parent and grandparent 

Able to provide your passport and birth certificate

What's included?

Personal Visa Consultant & No-Visa No-Fee Guarantee! 

We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you apply for your visa and don’t get it, we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands ready for your adventure!

A Phone Call From Our London Team 

There is always something incredibly reassuring in talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from. Whether you have a million and one questions or just want to hear more about what lies ahead, this is a great chance to get advice, answers, ideas and inspiration.

UK Bank Account Opening 

If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers 

This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly.  Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

Choice of UK SIM Card 

All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on. Your SIM will be waiting for you to pick up on arrival into the BritBound Base, or you can upgrade and select for it to be posted to you home address before departure. All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a network with great coverage and competitive contract offerings. 

National Insurance Number 

It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI Number, so we'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI Number is similar to a Social Security or Tax File Number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

Arrival Info Party 

What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed. Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here. Get to know your fellow new arrivals and make some lifelong friendships!

Employment Resources & CV Template 

The UK is a completely different job market; getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and our exclusive Jobs Board. Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your options are once you’re working!

Accommodation Advice & Assistance 

Whether you're looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London. When you come along to our Arrival Info Party we’ll talk through tips and advice on things to be aware of and how to go about finding something suitable. We also invite landlords along to answer questions and you'll have access to an exclusive BritBounder-only accommodation listing.

5 Day Gym Trial 

If you're a gym junkie or not, Fitness First is offering BritBounders a 5 day gym trial to help you beat the ‘Heathrow Injection’ (also known as too many pints and pies) and make sure that you’re ready to enjoy the British Summer!!

Membership to our Social Events Club

Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

Membership also includes:

Walkabout Pub Discounts

Discounted Entry to the legendary Church Bar/Club

Camden Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

Discounted Entry to the Ministry of Sound

Free Wifi Access at our Base

Trying to find an internet cafe these days has almost become Mission Impossible! Don’t worry, as a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on and get surfing!

No Expiry Open Door Policy 

Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.

What's not included?

Job Promise 

To ensure BritBound has you working within the first 14 days of arrival why not check out The Job One or The All In One! 

Hostel Accommodation & Airport Transfer 

Why not make your arrival into London super smooth with The All In One's included airport transfer and 3 nights hostel accommodation?

Oyster Travel Card 

Loving that #LondonLife? Grab an Oyster Travel Card with The All In One!

FAQS

  • Who can qualify for a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    Anyone who meets the following requirements: Able to prove that they are moving to the UK with a partner or parent who qualifies for UK Ancestry Able to provide the marriage certificates of their partner or parent's parents and grandparents Able to provide the full birth certificates of their partner or parent's parent and grandparent Able to provide their passport and birth certificate
  • What can I do on a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    You can: Work Study Extend your visa Apply to settle in the UK permanently
  • What can't I do on a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    You can't: Change into the ancestry dependant visa if you're in the UK on another visa Get public funds
  • How long does it take to process a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    As the dependant visa is sent with the main applicant's, the process can take a little longer- it's a bigger application. Usually around 4-6 weeks.
  • How far in advance can I apply for my visa?

    You can submit your application within 3 months of the chosen visa start date.
  • Where can I apply for my visa from?

    You need to apply from your own country, or a country where you have the right to live and work in for a minimum of 6 months. New Zealanders can apply in Australia and vice versa.
  • Do I need to send my passport away? If so where does it go?

    Yes. It will be sent to Manila in the Philippines for New Zealand and Australia, and New York for Canadians.
  • Can I fast track my visa process?

    Yes, our dedicated visa consultants will talk through this option with you depending on your individual circumstances.
  • What is the Entry Clearance Fee?

    The Entry Clearance fee is £405 for the UK Ancestry Visa. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government for the visa.
  • What is the International Health Surcharge?

    The International Health Surcharge (IHS), is £1000. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government which allows you full access to the UK's NHS, ensuring you'll have free GP and hospital visits throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Is there a time limit on how long I can stay with my employer for?

    No, you could work for the same employer for the full 5 years.
  • My Tier 5 visa is due to expire shortly, I would then like to apply for my Ancestry Dependant visa. Can I apply for this in the UK?

    No. You will need to return home to apply for the Ancestry Dependant visa. BritBound can help with this!
  • Do I need to be on a visa to be a BritBounder?

    Of course not! Whether you're on a European passport, a British citizen, or on a visa we can help you start your UK adventure today!
  • When does my BritBound membership end?

    Never! We're here for you whenever you need assistance, whether it's weeks, months, or even years after you arrive!
  • Can I open a bank account before I arrive in the UK?

    No, you must be in the UK to open an account.
  • What are the different types of accommodation available in London?

    There are two main types of accommodation you’ll come across in London; namely shared or private rentals. House/Flat shares are a great way to join a mini community; sometimes sharing a room. It’s a cost-effective way of lowering your expenses, connecting with people, and making friends. These arrangements usually have lower security deposits, include bills and will typically gather people of similar age, backgrounds and goals. Renting private accommodation is more expensive. They can incur costs such as council taxes, bigger security bonds/deposits, and bills aren’t included. You can rent a small space or start your own house share, though your liability and risk are higher.
  • How can I change my CV over to the UK format?

    Not only do BritBounders have access to our fantastic CV template and resources, we also run workshops with our in-house CV experts. While applying for positions in another country can be confusing, our workshops will make sure that you're confident about stepping into whichever role best fits you. You can even get started before you leave! Check out our amazing jobs board at https://www.britbound.co.uk/jobs.
  • Do I have to be in the UK to apply for a National Insurance Number?

    Yes, you must be in the UK, we will start this process for you at your Arrival Info Party.
  • Do I need an NI Number to start work?

    No, you may work up to 3 months without an NI Number. If an employer asks for your NI Number, explain that you're in the process of obtaining one.
  • How long do I need to allow to have my SIM card sent to me at home?

    We need a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure your SIM card will arrive before your departure.
  • How do I get my BritBounder discounts?

    You can get great discounts on events as a BritBounder! Just make sure you’re logged in on our website when you purchase.
  • Can I bring my friends who aren’t BritBounders to BritBound events?

    Of course, the more the merrier! However, for some events there is a slight increase in price for non-members.
  • Which festivals does BritBound attend?

    Some of the awesome festivals BritBound take groups to include St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the Royal Ascot Races, Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina in Valencia, Sziget music festival, and King’s Day in Amsterdam! Visit www.britbound.co.uk/events or head into the Base and flip through our Travel Guide for more inspiration!

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USD $285.00

The Visa One - Ancestral Visa Dependent Partner 10-day Priority Service

Why The Visa One?

After a UK Ancestry Dependant Visa, but no time for all the paperwork? The Visa One includes personalised visa assistance, as well as No Visa No Fee Guarantee! 

With our Premium service, we'll have you jetting off to London in the blink of an eye! We'll expedite the visa process, so your visa is obtained in the shortest amount of time. Following submission and Biometric testing, the UK Ancestry Dependant Visa will take approximately 10 working days. We require a minimum of three weeks notice to process an application with the Premium Service. 

The UK Ancestry Dependant Visa allows you to live and work alongside your partner (or parent if you are under 18) in the UK for up to 5 years, that’s 5 years exploring England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland! Not only that, but the UK is right on the doorstep of Europe, making all your travel dreams a reality! 

Around one in five UK visa applications are rejected, so getting it right the first time avoids costly delays. Don’t leave yours to chance, with The Visa One our dedicated visa consultants will guide you every step of the way. 

They’ll complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the stress of trawling through countless confusing forms by letting us ensure your application goes through first time around.

With your personal visa consultant plus unlimited advice and support via email and phone calls, you’ll have your visa in no time! Furthermore we offer a ‘No-Visa No-Fee’ guarantee – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package!

Please note that this package does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee and ‘International Health Surcharge’, which are payable directly to the UK Government once your application is complete and ready to submit. This will then entitle you to unlimited access to NHS healthcare in the UK for the full duration of your visa, meaning you’ll receive fee-free access to NHS hospitals and GPs, as well as heavily subsidised dentistry.

To qualify for the UK Ancestry Dependant Visa, you must be:

Able to prove that you are moving to the UK with a partner or parent who qualifies for UK Ancestry 

Able to provide the marriage certificates of your partner or parent's parents and grandparents

Able to provide the full birth certificates of your partner or parent's parent and grandparent 

Able to provide your passport and birth certificate

What's included?

Premium Visa Service

Our service will expedite the visa process, so your visa is obtained in the shortest amount of time. Following submission and Biometric testing, the UK Ancestry Visa will take approximately 10 working days. We require a minimum of three weeks notice to process an application with the Premium Service. *The UKBA Entry Clearance and Processing Fees are not included in the price.

Personal Visa Consultant & No-Visa No-Fee Guarantee! 

We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you apply for your visa and don’t get it, we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands ready for your adventure!

A Phone Call From Our London Team 

There is always something incredibly reassuring in talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from. Whether you have a million and one questions or just want to hear more about what lies ahead, this is a great chance to get advice, answers, ideas and inspiration.

UK Bank Account Opening 

If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers 

This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly.  Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

Choice of UK SIM Card 

All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on. Your SIM will be waiting for you to pick up on arrival into the BritBound Base, or you can upgrade and select for it to be posted to you home address before departure. All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a network with great coverage and competitive contract offerings. 

National Insurance Number 

It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI Number, so we'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI Number is similar to a Social Security or Tax File Number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

Arrival Info Party 

What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed. Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here. Get to know your fellow new arrivals and make some lifelong friendships!

Employment Resources & CV Template 

The UK is a completely different job market; getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and our exclusive Jobs Board. Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your options are once you’re working!

Accommodation Advice & Assistance 

Whether you're looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London. When you come along to our Arrival Info Party we’ll talk through tips and advice on things to be aware of and how to go about finding something suitable. We also invite landlords along to answer questions and you'll have access to an exclusive BritBounder-only accommodation listing.

5 Day Gym Trial 

If you're a gym junkie or not, Fitness First is offering BritBounders a 5 day gym trial to help you beat the ‘Heathrow Injection’ (also known as too many pints and pies) and make sure that you’re ready to enjoy the British Summer!!

Membership to our Social Events Club

Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

Membership also includes:

Walkabout Pub Discounts

Discounted Entry to the legendary Church Bar/Club

Camden Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

Discounted Entry to the Ministry of Sound

Free Wifi Access at our Base

Trying to find an internet cafe these days has almost become Mission Impossible! Don’t worry, as a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on and get surfing!

No Expiry Open Door Policy 

Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.

What's not included?

Job Promise 

To ensure BritBound has you working within the first 14 days of arrival why not check out The Job One or The All In One! 

Hostel Accommodation & Airport Transfer 

Why not make your arrival into London super smooth with The All In One's included airport transfer and 3 nights hostel accommodation?

Oyster Travel Card 

Loving that #LondonLife? Grab an Oyster Travel Card with The All In One!

FAQS

  • Who can qualify for a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    Anyone who meets the following requirements: Able to prove that they are moving to the UK with a partner or parent who qualifies for UK Ancestry Able to provide the marriage certificates of their partner or parent's parents and grandparents Able to provide the full birth certificates of their partner or parent's parent and grandparent Able to provide their passport and birth certificate
  • What can I do on a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    You can: Work Study Extend your visa Apply to settle in the UK permanently
  • What can't I do on a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    You can't: Change into the ancestry dependant visa if you're in the UK on another visa Get public funds
  • How long does it take to process a UK Ancestry Dependant visa?

    As the dependant visa is sent with the main applicant's, the process can take a little longer- it's a bigger application. Usually around 4-6 weeks.
  • How far in advance can I apply for my visa?

    You can submit your application within 3 months of the chosen visa start date.
  • Where can I apply for my visa from?

    You need to apply from your own country, or a country where you have the right to live and work in for a minimum of 6 months. New Zealanders can apply in Australia and vice versa.
  • Do I need to send my passport away? If so where does it go?

    Yes. It will be sent to Manila in the Philippines for New Zealand and Australia, and New York for Canadians.
  • Can I fast track my visa process?

    Yes, our dedicated visa consultants will talk through this option with you depending on your individual circumstances.
  • What is the Entry Clearance Fee?

    The Entry Clearance fee is £405 for the UK Ancestry Visa. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government for the visa.
  • What is the International Health Surcharge?

    The International Health Surcharge (IHS), is £1000. It's a compulsory fee paid directly to the UK Government which allows you full access to the UK's NHS, ensuring you'll have free GP and hospital visits throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Is there a time limit on how long I can stay with my employer for?

    No, you could work for the same employer for the full 5 years.
  • My Tier 5 visa is due to expire shortly, I would then like to apply for my Ancestry Dependant visa. Can I apply for this in the UK?

    No. You will need to return home to apply for the Ancestry Dependant visa. BritBound can help with this!
  • Do I need to be on a visa to be a BritBounder?

    Of course not! Whether you're on a European passport, a British citizen, or on a visa we can help you start your UK adventure today!
  • When does my BritBound membership end?

    Never! We're here for you whenever you need assistance, whether it's weeks, months, or even years after you arrive!
  • Can I open a bank account before I arrive in the UK?

    No, you must be in the UK to open an account.
  • What are the different types of accommodation available in London?

    There are two main types of accommodation you’ll come across in London; namely shared or private rentals. House/Flat shares are a great way to join a mini community; sometimes sharing a room. It’s a cost-effective way of lowering your expenses, connecting with people, and making friends. These arrangements usually have lower security deposits, include bills and will typically gather people of similar age, backgrounds and goals. Renting private accommodation is more expensive. They can incur costs such as council taxes, bigger security bonds/deposits, and bills aren’t included. You can rent a small space or start your own house share, though your liability and risk are higher.
  • How can I change my CV over to the UK format?

    Not only do BritBounders have access to our fantastic CV template and resources, we also run workshops with our in-house CV experts. While applying for positions in another country can be confusing, our workshops will make sure that you're confident about stepping into whichever role best fits you. You can even get started before you leave! Check out our amazing jobs board at https://www.britbound.co.uk/jobs.
  • Do I have to be in the UK to apply for a National Insurance Number?

    Yes, you must be in the UK, we will start this process for you at your Arrival Info Party.
  • Do I need an NI Number to start work?

    No, you may work up to 3 months without an NI Number. If an employer asks for your NI Number, explain that you're in the process of obtaining one.
  • How long do I need to allow to have my SIM card sent to me at home?

    We need a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure your SIM card will arrive before your departure.
  • How do I get my BritBounder discounts?

    You can get great discounts on events as a BritBounder! Just make sure you’re logged in on our website when you purchase.
  • Can I bring my friends who aren’t BritBounders to BritBound events?

    Of course, the more the merrier! However, for some events there is a slight increase in price for non-members.
  • Which festivals does BritBound attend?

    Some of the awesome festivals BritBound take groups to include St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the Royal Ascot Races, Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina in Valencia, Sziget music festival, and King’s Day in Amsterdam! Visit www.britbound.co.uk/events or head into the Base and flip through our Travel Guide for more inspiration!

Reviews

USD $395.00

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