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Old Aug 24th 2020, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by sid nv View Post
Now I am confused. Can someone please explain the 8-year and 15-year rules.
And if one has been abducted by aliens are the rules the same? Of if voluntarily off-planet for say 15 years, how does that work?
My old NI number still seems to work. And the UK govt seem to know where I am, occasionally I receive brown envelopes posted from Malta with forwarded correspondence.
All I have been told is after 15 years you have to re register to vote and register with HMRC.
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Old Aug 24th 2020, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Ukoneday View Post
All I have been told is after 15 years you have to re register to vote and register with HMRC.
Which would seem logical - to update your information.
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
I'm not sure if the 8 year rule applies to visa holders, but might be worth knowing about.

The OP is a British citizen and NOT a visa holder - and what 8 year rule?
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Originally Posted by sid nv View Post
Now I am confused. Can someone please explain the 8-year and 15-year rules.
And if one has been abducted by aliens are the rules the same? Of if voluntarily off-planet for say 15 years, how does that work?
My old NI number still seems to work. And the UK govt seem to know where I am, occasionally I receive brown envelopes posted from Malta with forwarded correspondence.
There aren't any..... if you are a Brit you just fly home and do all the things necessary to live normally in the UK i.e open a bank account, get a GP, register to vote, register with HRMC if needed, sort out your pension (if you have one)
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Old Aug 24th 2020, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
There aren't any..... if you are a Brit you just fly home and do all the things necessary to live normally in the UK i.e open a bank account, get a GP, register to vote, register with HRMC if needed, sort out your pension (if you have one)
I’m not trying to be contrary, but that’s not the experience of our friends who moved back in 2018. They encountered a lot of unforeseen admin and expense.
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Originally Posted by Ukoneday View Post
I’m not trying to be contrary, but that’s not the experience of our friends who moved back in 2018. They encountered a lot of unforeseen admin and expense.

Yes there is admin and cost to moving back to the UK - but absolutely no restrictions to you actually moving back if you are a Brit with a Brit passport - which is what the original OP asked about.

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Old Aug 24th 2020, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
Yes there is admin and cost to moving back to the UK - but absolutely no restrictions to you actually moving back if you are a Brit with a Brit passport - which is what the original OP asked about.
yes..... thanks for keeping on point. You’re absolutely right :-)

(spent almost a decade in SD myself!)
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yes..... thanks for keeping on point. You’re absolutely right :-)

(spent almost a decade in SD myself!)

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Old Aug 24th 2020, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
I'm not sure if the 8 year rule applies to visa holders, but might be worth knowing about.
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The OP is a British citizen and NOT a visa holder - and what 8 year rule?

Exactly.

I have no idea what mrken is referring to.
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There seems to be a clue to the 8-year puzzle here:
https://britishexpats.com/forum/movi.../#post12901218

Next year is year 8 of my LPR status. I have not yet plucked up courage to read about this new (to me) "exit tax" peril. However there is mention of $2m net worth, so I don't think it's going to be a worry.

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Next year is year 8 of my LPR status. I have not yet plucked up courage to read about this new (to me) "exit tax" peril. However there is mention of $2m net worth, so I don't think it's going to be a worry.
It won’t be a concern if your net worth is below $2m.
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Old Aug 26th 2020, 6:37 pm
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https://www.irs.gov/individuals/inte...d-ending-dates

I think the 8 year rule only applies to Green Card holders as mentioned in form 8854 (filing for exit taxes)
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