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The easiest way to
move to the UK

Start your life and career in the UK, the easy way.

Open a bank account with ease, get your NI number sorted and take advantage of the many
special offers and services offered by 1st Contact to make your move to the UK easier.

Get a UK bank account

Opening a bank account in the UK is notoriously difficult for newcomers. We have excellent working relationships with some of the UK' s major banks, allowing you to open your account quickly and easily when you land in the UK.

Get your UK bank account

 

Live and work in the UK on a working holiday visa

Get your UK Tier 5 visa and Kickstart Relocation Package all in one go. This service will give you everything you need to get your working holiday in the UK off to the right start. We'll make sure you get help with your visa application, UK bank account set up, registering an international SIM card, a free wealth consultation, a free international money transfer and exclusive travel discounts.

Start your working holiday right

 

Get your NI number sorted

Simplify the process of applying for your National Insurance number. We take care of the admin and application so you can get to work as quickly as possible without worrying about whether you’re paying the right amount of tax or not.

Get help applying for you NI number

 

Our complete guides to life in the UK

Whether you're just starting to think about moving to the UK, preparing to take the plunge or packing your bags and heading back home, our guides below cover every aspect of your journey. Each section below has been designed to equip you with everything you need to know about life in the UK.

Read our guides today

 

 

Incredible deals and discounts exclusive to Kickstart clients

To help you get to know your new home, we’ve included a variety of discounts and special offers in your Kickstart Package. Whether it’s a free drink, meal or a trip to explore the country, we’ve got you covered.

Check out these special offers

 

Trust the experts

We know what it's like to move to a new country – we’ve done it ourselves. 1st Contact
is an international team, with many of our staff coming from Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa, Canada, Poland and other far-flung places across the globe.

It’s this inside knowledge that has helped us create our Kickstart Package for intrepid young
travellers and young professionals.

 

Our most popular packages

Testimonials

Here’s what our customers saying about us

"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

"I would just like to thank you for all your help to claiming my tax back. From the company that I tried to use before 1st Contact there is a massive professional difference and I WILL be recommending and using 1st Contact in the future. 1st Contact have kept me updated weekly and always replied to any e-mails I sent promptly. Going from a company that never replied and didn't care for over a year to 1st Contact that made it look so easy, thanks a million."

- Charl VD Merwe

“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

 
 
 

 

Get in touch

Our experienced consultants are ready to answer your questions. Let us know about your personal circumstances and we'll do our best to find the right solution for you.

We'd love to hear from you

We have some exciting news
for all our 1st Contact clients...

1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International!

For the last 18 months we've been merging with our big brother, Sable International. By the end of the year, we're going to complete the rebrand.

The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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