Last updated
22 Nov 2021

If you were not born in the United Kingdom, when did you most recently arrive to live here?

How do I answer this question?

Enter the month and year you last arrived to live in the UK.

Do not use the date you returned to the UK from a holiday or short stay outside the UK. 

Enter the month and year in the format MM YYYY. For example, if you arrived in the United Kingdom in February 2010 you should enter 02 2010.

I am not sure exactly when I arrived in the United Kingdom. How do I answer?

If you cannot remember the exact month and year you arrived, estimate as best you can.

What countries are in the United Kingdom? 

The UK’s full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The UK is made up of four countries: Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It does not include the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Why is this question asked? 

Information on month and year of arrival, for those not born in the UK, helps with identifying trends in migration.

Who should answer this question?

Everyone who was not born in the UK should answer this question.

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