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Old 21st June 2014, 23:15
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To live in Scotland...

I've dreamed of living in Scotland one day. It it very hard for non citizens to work and live there? I am a veterinary professional working towards my M.D. Would I be accepted as I am? Could I find what I can't seem to find here in the United States?... advice is very welcome and appreciated.
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Old 21st June 2014, 23:42
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Yes, it is difficult for people with no close ties to get permission to work here, unless your skills are specifically required. The list is subject to frequent change.

Edited to add... All EU nationals can work in any member-state. There are also slightly different rules for Commonwealth nationals.

The requirements can be found for each type of visa on the UKBA site.
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Old 22nd June 2014, 09:37
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Polwarth...

Hi Polwarth!
That does sound a little daunting. I do also have Dutch nationality. Do you suppose that might help me more than if I just had my American citizenship? I am in the medical field. I specialize in animals. Here in the states, its not considered a failing profession, but that's doesn't mean it will carry the same weight over there. Now I have to wonder if my education and degrees will also carry over or if I'll have to take some sort of re-qualifications exams. Oh yes, definitely daunting to say the least.

Thank you for taking the time to explain things to me. I will start to do more indepth research. Difficult as it may be, but a dream is only a dream if you don't do anything about it.

Thanks again!
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Old 23rd June 2014, 11:32
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Do you have a Dutch passport??
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Old 23rd June 2014, 12:21
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Your US passport means getting a visa and fulfilling the requirements for that hard to get visa.
As a Dutch national, as I saif before, you have absolute freedom to move within any other member state's territory ... And that obviously includes anywhere in the UK.

You really should look up the visa requirements!
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Old 24th June 2014, 16:43
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If you have an EU passport then there really shouldn't be any issue in moving to Scotland.
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Old 25th June 2014, 05:20
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Awesome-sauce! I currently have duel nationallity, American and Netherlands, and I guesd if you want to get technical, I can also claim Chilean citizenship as well. I'm super stoked! I've always wanted to live somewhere in Scotland. I can't necessarily explain why, just that I do. I have so many questions, I don't know where to start. Do Scots distain Americans as much as the Dutch? Is haggis really made out of stomach and intestines? I could go on forever! I have a wealth of information on Chilean, American and Dutch cultures. Maybe we can trade?
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