A GUIDE TO...
THIS PAGE IS A QUICK GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRANSITION TO CALIFORNIA SMOOTHER
HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AS A NON-CITIZEN
|example SS Card. (You much have one of these in order to work in the states)|
If You Requested an SSN When You Applied for Your Visa
If You Did Not Request an SSN When You Applied for Your VisaWhen you visit a Social Security office to apply for a Social Security card, take the following papers with you:
HOW TO APPLY FOR A CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S LICENSE OR I.D. CARD
|Example of California Driver's license.|
How to apply for a driver license if you are over 18
HOW TO REPLACE A LOST, STOLEN, DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BRITISH DRIVING LICENSE FROM THE USA.
Get a replacement driving licence online with DVLA if yours gets lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. Apply using your Government Gateway ID. If you don’t have one or need to re-register, you’ll get an ID as part of your application.
HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR BRITISH PASSPORT WHILE LIVING IN THE USA
*Updated March 19th 2015 - click here for more details
When British Nationals realise that their passport is about to run out, what can they do?
Free Extensions and Emergency childrens passports now available, click here for the details
UKinUSA.fco.gov asked us to share this with you. Hope it helps...
Britons resident overseas must now apply for their passports ONLINE via gov.uk website .. as part of worldwide change to passport process .. and the British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport” (https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports) · You can book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport? However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal: You can find your nearest Passport Customer Service Centre. Your appointment may be up to 2 weeks from the day you book it. Passport Advice line Telephone: 0300 222 0000 Textphone: 0300 222 0222 Text Relay: 18001 0300 222 0000 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm Please check here for frequently asked questions.
The Home Office is the lead government department on nationality matters. If you have an enquiry about eligibility for British citizenship or nationality, information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/british-passport-eligibility.
Need more information ?
If you need detailed information about what type of passport you need, what documents you need to supply for different types of application please go to What passport do I need? page
If you need to travel urgently and your normal passport is not available you should contact your nearest consular office. They may be able to provide you with emergency travel documentation. Please note they will not be able to answer general passport questions or give information on passport applications in progress (as they are no longer involved in this process). You should only contact them if you have a need to travel urgently and you will be asked to supply evidence of your need.
If you cannot find the information you need on the GOV.UK website, please contact the Passport Adviceline on +44 300 222 0000
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HOW TO VOTE BACK IN THE UK WHEN LIVING IN THE US
You can vote in general parliamentary elections and European parliamentary elections for up to 15 years after moving abroad.
If you’re temporarily abroad on election day you can vote by post or proxy. You must arrange this in advance.
You can apply to be registered an overseas voter if you:
- are a British citizen living abroad
- have registered to vote in the UK within the past 15 years
Overseas voters can vote by post or by proxy - or in person if you happen to be in the right place on polling day and aren’t voting by post or proxy.