When you arrive

There are a number of things you should do as soon as you arrive.

  1. Apply for your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
    From 31 December 2024, BRPs will be online only and you will not need a card.
  2. Register for a local GP and dentist.
    This will allow you to access healthcare services and get any medication you need.
  3. Open a bank account with a UK bank
  4. If you have school-age children, apply for school places.
    School places are managed by East Sussex County Council.
  5. Claim benefits if you are entitled to any.

You might also find the answer to your questions in the government's guest guidance.