In the first part of the Moving to Newcastle Guide, I have mostly covered the financial and accommodation side of business.
In this post, I am going to focus on some other relevant things, but we will also have some fun.
Let’s start with the essentials:
1. Getting a National Insurance Number (if you are not from the UK)
Applying for a National Insurance Number is quite an easy process and it has to be done once you are in the UK, not before moving to Newcastle. You will have to call them in order to schedule your interview.
Make sure that you have your documents with you when calling, as you will have to provide personal information. Read more about the process and find the numbers here.
2. Register with a GP
After you receive your NINo, do a small research on the GP’s in your area start the registration process. This is a good practice, as you never know when you might need a doctor’s attention.
3. Getting around after moving to Newcastle.
Newcastle is great when it comes to public transport. You can go by bus or metro and everything is pretty well linked.
If you need to commute and you are considering buying a car, there are plenty of options for that as well.
Just make sure that you give yourself enough time to do the proper research, to get the car you want. The insurance is somewhere around 1300£ per year.
- Groceries – plenty to choose from: ASDA, Aldi, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, etc.
- Clothes – The Metrocentre and the City Center both have a great range of shops. If you are looking for an outlet shopping centre, Royal Quays is an excellent idea.
- Furniture – IKEA, ScS, Next and Marks and Spencer are some of my favorites.
- There is always this amazing website where you can find pretty much everything.
5. Enjoy Newcastle, it’s a beautiful city!
There are so many things that you can do and see after moving to Newcastle. You simply can’t get bored, there is no time for that! I will cover some some awesome things to do in Newcastle, in another blog post.
Do you have any questions about moving to Newcastle?
Just drop me a line!