Welcome to Gloucestershire - useful information

We have created a suggested checklist for your first month in the UK

This is just a suggested list for you and your sponsor during your first month (or more) in the UK. Please do this at your own pace, and do not feel that you must follow it at all. 

Task Completed
Get to know my local area and speak to my Sponsor about how we share common spaces and any house rules.   

Register with my local Doctor (GP) and make a new patient appointment so that I can access any medical care I need. 

Speak to the council about any special care needs anyone in my family may have.   
Apply for a Biometric Residence Permit, including making an appointment to provide any biometrics still required.   

Open a Bank Account


Apply for a National Insurance (NI) number and any benefits to which I am entitled.

Apply for a place at school, if necessary.   
Register for English classes if this is something I would like to do.   


Page updated: 06/06/2022 Page updated by: Communications Team

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