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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I've been searching for advice on proof of accommodation for a spouse visa application, and I'm not finding anything recent, so I am creating this new post. I'm still in the research phase, having looked at all of this a number of years ago, after which we decided to wait until retirement...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Expat Forum, I have a question about the application process for a long stay visitor visa and titre de séjour (residence permit.) I have a friend that will be hosting me, there is an existing rental contract. I plan to provide that rental contract in the application. Do you think this will...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, My husband has just gotten a new job in Paris which he will be starting in January. I will follow later to allow our kids to finish their school year here in Spain, and to teach them as much French as possible. We've all been living in Madrid for the previous four years and our kids...
  4. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Evening, I am moving to Bangkok in January and want to start hunting possible accommodation spots. What locations are recommended for a single 36 year old kiwi who is moving to Bangkok for the first time and will be working in the Sathon business district? Also what websites are also the best...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    As of 28th March, Following is the current situation: From 23:59 AEDT on 28 March 2020, all travellers arriving in Australia will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival.​ (Source...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone! My US partner and I are in the process of submitting a UK partner settlement visa. I'm a British citizen and moved from the US to the UK March 7th (partner is still in US) and I just moved into a our new flat in London this weekend. The letting agency allowed both me and my partner...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Can "local accommodation" for long term visa be divided between 2 different towns? I'm going to be moving to France this summer, and am in the process of getting my long term visa. I understand that the recommendation is that you have your accommodation paid for a minimum of three months in...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All. Great website and super help.:o I wish the government websites had such clear info as on here. But I guess that why these got created eh? My situation: I am a US husband of a UK wife - renewing my 2.5 spouse visa for the first renewal. We are living in my wife's sisters house. (She owns...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I'm now renewing the spouse visa and I have a question in the section of accommodation. That I have to provide the council tax costs for the accommodation. Can I submit the internet statement of the council account? As the most updated bill has not been sent out. Thanks and...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    My husband (British) and I are applying for a spouse visa. His parents have offered to let us stay with them until I find a job and have written a letter stating this for our visa. My question is... do they have to sign it in the presence of a lawyer to witness it? Thanks!
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear Friends, I am planning to move to Australia in a couple of month's time with my wife and children. I was wondering how to get an accommodation in Melbourne to stay with my family. Do we have to go through any agent to take a house on rent? Is there any credentials that we have fulfill to...
  12. International Expat Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have stumbled upon this new site that looks great for accommodation sharing whilst travelling, however I have not come across it before and was wondering if anyone has used it? Is it safe etc. The site is called Villamates and it allows you to share accommodation with others...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I have some pre-visa (FLRM - round two) nerves, and was looking for guidance on two things: 1. Correspondence Is it possible to use pay-slips (with full name and address printed on them) as correspondence? 2. Accommodation Letter We live in my sponsor's parents flat (alone - they...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, was hoping someone could help me please? I was reading the financial requirements for the spouse visa and I read somewhere that the Payslips which are being submitted should not be older than the 28 days before the date of submission. Does this mean that I must ask my employer to print...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Everyone, Firstly, thank you for all the excellent questions and answers on this forum. It is really managed well. I thought it best to provide a full picture of our situation to save the back and forth hassle. My Husband (we married November 2009 and have lived together since 2008 here...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everybody. I have just taken the IELTS last week and we are now about to finalize the selling of the apartment, which will provide the needed financial support to apply for the visa. I have a couple of new questions tough, if you don't mind: - Regarding the accommodation situation (we will...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, and thanks for any help, Our problem, we are making an application for a Fiance Visa and while my job pays enough to sponsor her coming from Russia and we have clearly met etc. Accommodation is tricky. I currently rent a room as part of a shared house, and I feel it's unlikely that my...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Regarding accommodation, I understand you can initially move in with a parent/relative temporarily to satisfy that part of the visa application process - and this involves evidence of property deeds, property inspection report and letter of agreement letting you stay. My question is, when you...
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