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Spareroom is where you get the local rates. Usually viewing is advised to avoid scams and get an actual feel for the place, but I guess you can get away with an online viewing. It's a fast moving market though, so also no issue to get an AirBnB for the first week and then look for places while you're here
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erdo 20d
I do! On airbnb, I donโ€™t think I can share a link but reach out to me we might find a way
nicolejfu 19d
i recently came across this app MatesPlace, to rent or sublet from friends of friends (of friends)
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spare room dot co dot uk
joaoflp 19d
Hi there, Iโ€™ll be going to Scotland in March, and Iโ€™ve been quite worried about immigration. Anyone from Brazil or Latin America with any experience with it? I would be really glad to chat about it.
Any solutions for picking up mail once you (and all the close friends) leave the country? Are there virtual offices, but for private mail?
`from` does a lot of work in Blueground
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Royal Mail Mail Redirect service + UK Postbox is what I use. Anything sent to my old London address is scanned and sent to me.
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gixnluca 16d
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louloumth 16d
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Hi. I'm planning a (free) event in London in March/ April to connect remote job seekers with remote first companies. I want to get away from cringe networking events with name badges and formalities and make it more informal 'mingle' in a pub type thing . Would love to know your thoughts on this and any input as to what you'd want from this kind of event if you were to join? Thanks so much in advance.
Sounds nice to me ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm not very picky with events, also neutral towards name badges
joaoflp 15d
It would be nice to have a way to categorize way of grouping people by interest.

Software engineering, Cloud engineering, Ghost writing, designingโ€ฆ etc.
cesarf 15d
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mariah 15d
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as in, categorise the event with just say engineers, or in the event itself group people into categories?
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joaoflp 14d
In the event it self group people in categories.

Cus in tech each small sub area is a rabbit hole, so for networking grouping those sub areas is a big help
good point!
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abidaleth 13d
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gixnluca 13d
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anyone in London? been going to wework space if anyone wants to join me
micayla 12d
I saw a TikTok about a party where everyone had to bring someone that they didn't think anyone from the group would know as their +1. It was a fun way of framing the intentionality behind getting to know new people and branch out! Not sure if that concept could be applied to what you have in mind, but I thought it sounded like a very natural and open environment to get to know new people in.
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luciendpy 12d
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Oooh, i reallly like that tbnwhlsmr - thanks for the tip. Going to ruminate on how to implement that!
joaoflp 11d
Guys, I would like to get some info/advice about immigration as tourist in the UK, can anyone help me?
Generally (in life), it's best to just ask your question rather than ask if someone will be able to answer the question. Because how can we know whether we can answer the question if you don't even know the question man-shruggingstuck_out_tongue_winking_eye so, what info are you missing that you couldn't find via Google / from the government website? And what's your nationality?
joaoflp 11d
Hey sbvevqsbsrzawwhb thanks. Well, Iโ€™ll follow your advice. Iโ€™m Brazilian, and my biggest problem is that the government website is quite vague, so Iโ€™m a little afraid to be violating some unwritten rules. Here are my main questions:
1. I know that I can stay in the UK for up to 6 months as a tourist, but what are the requirements for that long there? How much do I need so the immigration officer does not deny my access due to a lack of funds? And what do they accept as funds? Do investing money in USD count, or does it need to be in Pounds?
2. Iโ€™m a remote worker. Iโ€™m a contractor for a US company. Is it okay to work for companies outside of the UK as a tourist?
3. In general, what do I need to avoid saying to not have my entrance denied?
4. Besides the standard documents described on the immigration website, what documents should I bring to justify being 6 months there?
Avoid saying youโ€™ll be working remotely in the UK for 6 months. Not sure what youโ€™d say instead, but in the past that has been an issue for people. Not sure if itโ€™s changed post Covid though.
luciazw 11d
Any nomads in London the week of Jan 30 to meetup for pub drinks?
Yeah, it's illegal to work on a tourist visa, even if the job is outside the UK. That's a general problem of digital nomading that applies to most countries, so most digital nomads just say they are there for tourism. Which of course seems a bit hard to believe in the case of UK, don't think anybody wants to travel around here for six months ๐Ÿ˜…
What you need at the UK border
You must provide a valid passport or travel document. Your passport should be valid for the whole of your stay in the UK.
You may also be asked to prove that:
โ€ข youโ€™re visiting for tourism
โ€ข youโ€™re able to support yourself and your dependents during your trip (or have funding from someone else to support you)
โ€ข youโ€™ve arranged accommodation for your stay
โ€ข youโ€™re able to pay for your return or onward journey (or have funding from someone else)
โ€ข youโ€™ll leave the UK at the end of your visit
Of course ๐Ÿป
alisaa 11d
I might be able to join, depending on the date/time
joaoflp 11d
Some immigration rules donโ€™t make sense to meโ€ฆ anyways, thanks for the help.

It is really frustrating how open to interpretation those requirements are, I need to pay for a really expensive flight and be uncertain if Iโ€™ll be let into the destination.
luciazw 11d
djzvaszuoqcpdosi we definitely will catch up in LDN! tumohhmq Iโ€™m thinking Tuesday/Wednesday?
erdo 10d
For the moment both days work for meโ€ฆ
alisaa 10d
Tuesday sounds better for me, do you have any particular location on your mind?
To be fair, if you were actually planning to come for tourism, I don't think it would be hard to get in, you'd just have to show them your itinerary / things you wanna look at and the other things listed there. I think it's only tricky because you wanna do something technically illegal, i.e. live in the UK for six months while working. I'm sure if you were planning for 3 months you'd get a lot less scrutiny. (Goes without saying that I also wish the rules were a lot more liberal :pensive:)
joaoflp 9d
thing is, for me here doesnโ€™t CLEARLY state that working remotely under a tourism visa to be illegal `do paid or unpaid work for a UK company or as a self-employed person` . I meanโ€ฆ it doesnโ€™t fall in neither these categories.
you'll probably have a hard time at the border if you don't have:

โ€ข your return ticket
โ€ข your accommodation for the duration of your stay
that's all I know
in any country tbh, but specially UK/US when it comes to staying around the limit allowed
i.e. 6 months
joaoflp 9d
Makes sense
joaoflp 9d
Does the ticket need to be to the home country? Or a ticket to go out is enough?
go out
I've been asked to show these things many times at the uk border
joaoflp 9d
Have u got your entrance denied in any opportunity?
but I never stayed over 20 days
joaoflp 9d
Gotcha. Iโ€™ll probably shorten the stay to 3 months
and I was visiting a company's HQ
joaoflp 9d
At least as a plan A
but anyway, to each their story
joaoflp 9d
Thanks for sharing!
pawlean 9d
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Presumably, it's not illegal to change your plans though? Like if someone was planning to stay for a week as a tourist and entered with those statements, but then decided to stay for a month (but less than the 180 days), I guess that would be legal and nobody would even realize?
joaoflp 9d
I have listened this many times. I presume is true
yeah basically, arrive then change your return date
Aloha! I'm newbie in London and would love to know if there is any conscious entrepreneurs and communities here? xxx
luciazw 8d
Havenโ€™t looked into a location, would somewhere in shoreditch work for you all? Like this one on brick lane?
Simmons Bar | Brick Lane

I'll DM you a WhatsApp link
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jlktoejij is proposing a|meetup in London, #united-kingdom at Simmons Bar on Tuesday, 31 January at 20:00. "Nomad drinks in Shoreditch" โœ… RSVP here
luciazw 7d
I created the meetup on nomadlist, you can RSVP here

Hey everyone, is there a WhatsApp group or something for nomads in London? Iโ€™m moving to London and would love to meet some cool people! ๐Ÿ™‚
uftmdxgpe is organizing a|meetup in London, # at Simmons Bar on Tuesday, 31 January at 20:00. "Nomad drinks in Shoreditch" โœ… RSVP here
Not that I know of. I think London is more of a place where people have their homebase rather than a super popular nomad destination
The tourist visa policy in UK is joke in terms of how vague it is and how much open to interpretation by the official you get on the day.

If I were you I'd book a refundable flight for 3 months after arrival date, then change it once you're in.

You might have to show proof of funds for this amount of time. Can't hurt to have letter from friend who lives there to say you'll stay at their place, which you can show if immigration official is arsey.

Most likely you'll just be waved through.

Don't plan on leaving UK and re-entering during the 6 months if I were you.

My girlfriend was visiting and when she tried to re-enter after a week in France they were very suspicious and only stamped her passport with the exact date she planned to leave rather than the usually 6 months.

But there's 90% chance you'll be completely fine and they'll just ask you how long you're staying then wave you through.
I wouldn't shorten stay either, if you want to stay 6 months then just change flight once in the UK.
Chance of them stamping passport with exact date is extremely slim IMO unless they've seen something to make them suspicious
heh what is this group ohqoersylbycmzwv
Iโ€™m not aware of anything, sorry! Just as a fyi, โ€˜Londonโ€™ isnโ€™t really just one place and there are very different vibes in the different areas; North, East, South, West.
Hey, is anyone here based in Bristol? ๐Ÿ˜€
On my way, will be there around 8:20
alisaa 4d
Iโ€™m inside but donโ€™t really know anyone here
alisaa 4d
Come talk to me ๐Ÿ˜‚
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luciazw 2d
Any musical fans here? Looking at shows on lasttix and there are quite a few shows on this Friday
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erdo 2d
Iโ€™ve recently seen and can recommend โ€œBack To The Futureโ€
I've heard Moulin Rouge is good, it is on my list! Also not a musical but Cirque Du Soleil is in town
Anyone with a UK Ltd company who can help a friend out with advice on company insurance when contracting for non UK companies pls?
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