There is lots of information about working abroad, but if you're coming to the UK to work and you don't have a UK or EU passport, you're most likely going to need a work visa.

Students, on the other hand, only need a student visa.

If you fail to get the correct paperwork, you are breaking the law and you should expect consequences if you're caught.

Other important websites: You can find more about visa fees here: https://uk/visa-fees Or apply for one here: https://uk/apply-uk-visa In recent years, the UK has made it more difficult for individuals from outside the EU to immigrate to the UK, and public attitudes towards immigration and immigrants in general have become increasingly negative.

This brings me to the next section: Once you're in London, one of the first things you'll need to decide is where to live.

You can either try to rent a place before moving to London or try to find a place once your feet are on the ground.

While Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and nationals from certain other countries can usually enter the UK visa-free as tourists, this does not give you the right to work.

If you're caught working without the correct visa, you'll likely be removed from the country and you could barred from re-entering the UK for up to 10 years.

If you think you need a visa, please read the following section.

Otherwise, skip to one of the other sections: Where to Live, How to Find a Place to Live, How to Find Work, How to Set Up a Bank Account, Transportation in London, Living in London FAQs.

Nevertheless, public attitudes towards immigrants/foreigners are on the whole vastly more positive in London.

This might have something to do with the fact that over 1/3rd of Londoners were born outside the UK.

First, if you're not a UK or EU citizen, then make sure you get your visa sorted before you leave.