Essential items to bring to the UK

 

Hand luggage

 

  • Passport/visa.
  • Job acceptance offer.
  • Degree certificates.
  • Reference letter from bank in your own country to help you get a bank account.
  • Sterling and traveller’s cheques to cover your first few weeks in the UK.
  • Driving licence.

 

Main luggage

 

  • Photocopy of the main parts of your passport.
  • A note of the serial numbers of your traveller’s cheques.
  • Back up copies of essential documents.
  • Clothing.
  • Toiletries.
  • Towels.
  • Bed linen if needed.
  • All other personal items including electrical goods. The electricity supply in the UK is 240 volts. Check to see if your electrical goods can work at this voltage. You will need to buy a transformer if not. You may also need to buy an adaptor plug in the UK.
  • Remember to check the weight of your bag to ensure you do not exceed your personal allowance.

 

Do not bring

 

  • Lots of books – it may be cheaper to buy them in the UK.
  • Lots of food – most ingredients are available in the UK.
  • Too much heavy clothing. 
 
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