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Leaving the UK

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UKCISA advice on preparing to return home covers:

  • Making travel arrangements 
  • Tax refunds
  • People you should tell that you are leaving the UK (including a useful checklist)
  • Providing a forwarding address
  • Obtaining references while you are still in the UK
  • Reverse 'culture shock'

Closing a UK bank account

Banks often require notice of at least one week to close a UK account, as payments made by card need to be paid out of the account before the bank can calculate your closing balance.

Sending or storage luggage

If you need to freight or store your belongings, local companies can help: