What personal documents should I bring with me to London?
Make sure that you bring with you documentation required for, or which will facilitate, your travel:
- passports with valid visas
- letter of appointment and any other documentation provided by the Secretariat to assist you through Immigration
- hotel booking details
- any current vaccination certificates for overseas travel
You will also need the following to help you settle in London, such as opening a bank account, registering your children at school, etc.:
- educational records of your children
- birth certificates of your dependents
- important health information (e.g. health records if you hold them, details of any regular prescriptions)
- a letter from your doctor if you are on regular medication which you will be carrying with you
- your latest bank statement or other records of your banking history for opening a bank account, and transferring money back home – a letter of introduction from your home bank would also be helpful
- Visa, MasterCard or Cirrus credit cards, which you may be able to use to draw on funds in your home account
- About £100 in sterling, or the equivalent in an exchangeable currency, for expenses before you pick up your subsistence on the first day at work. If currency restrictions make it difficult for you to obtain this, ask the Secretariat for an advance.
- a valid driving licence (if you plan to drive)