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Old Jan 24th 2019, 8:24 pm
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Considering making back to live in the uk
any advice helpful?
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Old Jan 24th 2019, 8:30 pm
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Your age, wealth, and family circumstances are probably the most important deciding factors...you haven't told us anything.
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Old Jan 24th 2019, 8:33 pm
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Well to answer your questions I am early seventies
my family are aging and need my assistance
and I own my own home and am comfortably well off
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Would you be moving back to the UK temporarily (1-5 years) and then move back to Canada or is this move permanent?
If it's permanent, do you have anyone in the UK who will do the same for you when you get older, or are they all here in Canada?
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At this stage I’m not sure how long I would live in uk
i May decide to stay permanently
just looking for someone who has been there done that for their advice really right now
the implication the cost etc
but thanks D
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Originally Posted by Wisewood View Post
At this stage I’m not sure how long I would live in uk
i May decide to stay permanently
just looking for someone who has been there done that for their advice really right now
the implication the cost etc
but thanks D
Hi again.
I cannot help as I haven't made the move back although it remains ever on my mind.

I see from your thread title that you are asking about potential problems.

Do you mean by way of renting, health care and the like? Perhaps reverse culture shock?

Have a good browse around this forum. You will see many that have returned and some that have left again.

I'm in New Zealand so only 11am here but likely late night in the UK so folks may not be about for a good few hours yet.

all the best
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I see that you have lived in Canada for 50+ years, moving back to the UK permanently will be a life changing decision for you. If it's temporary, it will be much easier and far far cheaper.
If it were me at your age, I'd go for the temporary option first and see how you feel. You may hate it after all these years away.

Good luck to you.
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Originally Posted by Wisewood View Post
At this stage I’m not sure how long I would live in uk
i May decide to stay permanently
just looking for someone who has been there done that for their advice really right now
the implication the cost etc
but thanks D

Search the forum for folks moving from Canada back to UK..... loads have done it ....... read about their experiences .
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Originally Posted by Wisewood View Post
Well to answer your questions I am early seventies
my family are aging and need my assistance
and I own my own home and am comfortably well off
Are you married?

You sound like a catch!
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Make getting your Canadian citizenship a priority if you have not already done so; gives you more choice.
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 10:19 am
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I see that you have lived in Canada for 50+ years, moving back to the UK permanently will be a life changing decision for you. If it's temporary, it will be much easier and far far cheaper.
If it were me at your age, I'd go for the temporary option first and see how you feel. You may hate it after all these years away.

Good luck to you.
Moving back is no different if you are single and wanting to make a permanent move or temporary one, the logistics are the same, you do not have to tell anyone it's temporary, if you are married and your partner is NOT a British Citizen they there are differences
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Moving back is no different if you are single and wanting to make a permanent move or temporary one, the logistics are the same, you do not have to tell anyone it's temporary, if you are married and your partner is NOT a British Citizen they there are differences
It is very different if you are selling everything you own in Canada and leaving behind your adult children in Canada.
I wouldn't want to be alone in the UK in my 70's with no one to look after me. At least if it is temporary (to spend some time with elderly parents as an example) you can eventually move back to your own house in Canada and be with your children > grand children.
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