Moving to the UK
April 22, 2004 9:29 PM Subscribe
I am a dual Canadian-UK citizen who has not resided in Britain for more than fifteen years. This autumn, I will be returning to live in the UK. What should I do for travel insurance, and are there any other bureaucratic hoops I should be jumping through? [more inside]
posted by Marquis to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total)
Some cogent details:
* I've already picked up a new British passport.
* I do not know where I will be settling. My plan is to fly over at the end of September and travel the E.U. for a few months, returning in January to wherever it is I liked best. What is certain, however, is that I will be remaining in Europe (and almost definitely the UK).
* I want to ensure that my flight, as well as my health, are insured.
* I'm thinking that while in the UK I'll be ok - my passport should entitle me to emergency health stuff, especially if I register with a random doctor when I arrive. But when I'm elsewhere in Europe, I'm not sure if I need insurance, or whether my E.U. citizenship is good enough.
* The stickler is what I need to do to be understood as a "resident," according to different peoples' definitions.
* I have yet to find a travel insurance company that will insure me, given that I'm only buying a one-way ticket to London.
If there's anyone out there who has made a similar transition, are there any further potholes I should be watching out for? Any further bureaucratic finagling I should be aware of? The British Consulate in Ottawa isn't being very forthcoming.