If you are considering immigrating to the United Kingdom (UK), there are some helpful things to know about their culture and society. A lot of immigrants experience culture shock when they relocate to a new place so familiarizing yourself with some of the unique cultural aspects of your new home to be is important.
The United Kingdom consists of three different countries (England, Scotland, and Wales) and one province (Northern Ireland). While English is the national language, and is spoken by 98% of the population over the age of three, the dialects and accents vary so it’s not always easy to understand people from different areas even though they are speaking the same language.
Numerous foreign languages are also spoken, the most popular of which are French, German and Spanish. Because the UK is a multicultural melting pot you will also find lots of South Asian languages there too. Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali and Gujarati are spoken by nearly one million people in the UK. A lot of people from non-EU countries bring their family in United Kingdom. Yes, it is not so easy to reunite families from abroad. There are many requirements which you can read at Solicitors Guru “Bringing Your Family From A Non-EU State To Live In The UK” article.
Language is also a very important factor when looking for a solicitor who can facilitate your immigration to the UK. On the website Solicitors Guru you can search for Nationality and Citizenship Solicitors by city or area. For each listing you will be able to see which languages each of the solicitors supports.
If you are looking to immigrate to the UK or become a citizen there, it’s important to know some of the unique cultural aspects of the country where you will soon be living. People in the UK can be friendly when you ask about their interests or their day and love to share information about their culture as well. It’s generally best to avoid asking personal questions about age, religion or politics. Being on time is highly valued and expected so be sure to call and let someone know if you are going to be late.
Food may be more bland or heavy than what you are used to but with the multicultural diversity you can often find the food you used to have at home, especially in London. Walking is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities with miles of trails around London and vast open spaces in the English countryside.
Social gatherings are centered around pubs, or public gathering places, where neighbors, friends and co-workers gather to meet. People often bring their children and even their dogs to the pubs, most of which have festive family friendly atmosphere.
Remember, when you are planning your immigration to the UK, you can often find additional valuable information on cultural differences through the solicitor’s offices shown on find a solicitor.
And don’t forget to celebrate one of the most popular UK holidays when you are there, Pancake Day!
The process of choosing the right Naturalization and Citizenship solicitor can be time-consuming and complex. The web site Solicitors Guru streamlines that process by putting all the resources you need in one place.
You will be able to find all the solicitors by specialty in your area as well as seeing information about their website and user reviews. And since each solicitor listing shows the languages supported, you’ll know which solicitor is right for you.
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