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We help international citizens pursue their lives, careers
and travel aspirations in the UK and Australia.

Our team is ready to help you start your life abroad

Testimonials

Why people  1st Contact

"You cannot begin to imagine what it means, in today's day and age, to know that there is a company out there, with trained staff to assist you, who deliver what they have promised. Your integrity means the world to me. Thank you 1st Contact!!"

- Ané Arangies

"Just wanted to let you know how great I think 1st Contact is and how easy you guys are to deal with. Will definitely tell any other kiwis heading over to UK to use you."

- Renee Palmer

"You were consistently helpful, always kept in touch, and were exceedingly patient with the difficulties of finalising my return—with very little input from me. There were times when I doubted I would ever see a return, but now I eagerly await my cheque!"

- Sue Anderson

“Thank you very much. 1st Contact has assisted us in our relocation to the UK, contractor via 1st Contact, money transfers, shipments back to Australia and taxation services which have all been first class service. Thank you and we will recommend you to our family and friends.”

- Matt

“The service provided by you guys has been outstanding. With a proof in my hand and my own personal experience I can now surely recommend you guys to every single person that I come across and who needs help with tax. I would like to thank every single person who has been working on my file and to those who have took their time out to keep me updated about the status of my file. Once again thanks a lot.”

- Shashank Gudimella

“I have received my tax refund, so I wanted to drop a quick line to say thank you for your work on this and your patience with all my questions! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and 1st Contact refunds to any other antipodeans returning home from the UK.”

- Katy

“Thanks so much for the great service, you guys were always prompt and kept me updated on the progress of both my tax refund and shipping our items to South Africa.”

- Gabriella

“Thank you very much for all your help in getting this tax refund for me. Also thank you very much for the swift and professional service you have provided. I will be recommending you to anyone else I know of who requires assistance in claiming a tax refund. Again thank you.”

- Chris

“Thanks for your good service Im so glad to hear from you, I must confess that Im really impress with your good service, I will be glad to have my money paying to my bank acct details with you Metro bank and I promise to recommend you to friends and family that will like this very good service thank you 1st Contact you have done a great job.”

- Micheale

 
 
 

Services to kick-start your life in the UK

1st Contact Forex

Get international money transfers at rates that are guaranteed to beat the banks.
1st Contact Forex helps you move your money wherever it needs to go, quickly and securely. Every fifth transfer is free of charge.

1st Contact Visas

Expert visa, immigration and relocation services.


 

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