Dear all, I'm Romanian and going to move to UK at year's end to live my British boyfriend in London. I've visited him many times and in the next months I'll be in London every other week to sort out paperwork and our flat. I hope it is better to post in English. However, answers in Romanian as just as welcomed. I need to learn what the best solution is for me to become a resident. I will not marry soon, I don't plan becoming a student again, and I don't want to be employed. It seems that my only option would be to register as self-employed, which seems easiest under present regulations but may not help me much in the long term. I have a company registered in Romania, with a Romanian partner, in professional services. Next year I will still do business with Romania and hopefully, with UK, too. In view of that: 1. Is there any way I can become a resident by working for my Romanian business? 2. Do I need to set up a local branch? 3. If so, how do I set up a local branch? 4. Will I have to register with HM Revenue & Customs? 5. Considering double taxation acts, will it mean that I have to pay VAT in UK as I'll be a UK resident? 6. How will that work with my partner staying in Romania and having to pay VAT in Romania? 7. If there's a legal way to separate the two revenue streams, what do I have to do about it in UK and in Romania? At the same time, I consider starting a business in UK next year, in a different field. I believe I have the right to start a LTD. In that case: 8. How do I start a LTD? 9. Is there a minimum investment required in the LTD? 10. In what way is it related to me being a resident or not? I hope that at least one of you has investigated these directions before and I appreciate any advice.