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  1. General Expat Discussions
    I've lived in America my entire life and I'm attending college. I make less than 10k USD for the time being, but I will be making a lot more once I finish my degree. I plan on living abroad once I finish school but I would like to open a foreign bank right now so that I can start learning the...
  2. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi Fellow Forum members, I arrived in Auckland yesterday on an AU PR, i was granted a residence visa at the immigration. I have taken up an assignment in Auckland as an Independent Contractor. I would like to know what are the things to get sorted initially and how, 1) I have been asked to...
  3. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi there, New to Dubai and try to open a bank account: This is not possible because they want my address from my home country. Since more than 15 years I did not live there anymore. Get a local credit card: Not possible because they want an address of a local friend. What the hell is that...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! I have come a long way since I made my first post here. I have married the love of my life here in The States, and long story short, now have my "Long Stay Visa for the Spouse of a French National" in my hands! It was a lot easier than I ever thought it would be. If any of you have...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    This Thread is for accountants who submitted their EOI and awaiting the invite both visa sc 189 & 190. lets share our details and experience with skill select and visa processes so every one could estimate their chances in getting invited in the next invitation rounds!
  6. Expat Forum Support/Site Help
    Hey, i want to know how many classifieds i can post on the forum if i upgrade to premium account? Any Mod or administrator of this forum please help me about that
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I know there have been previous posts on the subject but it appears they are now a bit out of date. Does anyone have any comments on which bank to go with? People have suggested citi bank and emirates because I am keen on also getting an airmiles card and understand it is easier to have your...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I don't understand the term "minimum account balance" so I would like someone to explain it to me. I plan to open bank account in a bank in Dubai and I noticed that a lot of banks require "minimum account balance". I never encountered that term in my country and I'm not that familiar with...
  9. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I'm sussing out who would be best to open a bank account with in Spain and which mobile phone provider would be the best to go with. At the moment, from what I've seen out there BBVA for a bank acct and Orange's Tarjeta Ardilla for a phone plan seem to incur the least fees. For a bank, I...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am planning on applying soon for spousal visa . I get paid weekly and my annual income is above the 18500 threshold. I have alot of outgoings and was wondering approximately how much the home office would like to see as cash savings in my account.
  11. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Does anyone know which bank is the best to open an account for a chld aged 13. I have seen one in NBAD but was wondering are there any others? I want one with a debit card if possible. Thanks D
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hey guys, ill be moving to Adelaide shortly and was wondering which bank is a good bank to open an account with considering all the maintenance charges and interest rates provided, and of course their branch and ATM network...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I want to open a bank account in NAB Australia Bank before I move there. I know we can open an account and can deposit money into this account from overseas. However, I don't know what is the procedure to deposit money into my account from Pakistan. If someone has already done this...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, a number of clear-cut questions regarding the fiance visa vaf4a application process so I'll post them as separate threads to make them easier for others to find when search the internet. My situation: I've had a Russian girlfriend for 2.5 years. I've visited for 3 months, she's visited...
  15. Introductions
    Hi, I'm new to this forum, and I'm glad to be here. I have moved to the UK about a week ago with my wife on an Intra-Company Transfer visa, issued by the UKBA Mumbai. I'm finding it difficult to get myself a Bank Account opened, so I can receive my salary. I recently visited a branch of HSBC...
  16. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I wonder if there is anyone out there who can help me shed some light on this. I’m a British citizen moving to Mexico City in around 4 weeks time. I am going to have to make regular small payments each month to my UK bank account of around £125. Can anyone suggest the best and most cost...
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Can anyone advise whether or not current account / offset mortgages are available for Spanish property?
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am moving from New Zealand to UK and was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to open a bank account in the UK while I am still in New Zealand - this is possible in Australia and New Zealand and certainly makes life easier. Any ideas?:)
  19. Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt
    I have an old account on this site: how do I delete it?
  20. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I am wondering if anyone has any experiences with offshore banking? I am moving to dubai soon, and would like to transfer some of my savings back into GBP. I was wondering which banks offer the best services for this, HSBC, Standard Chartered? Thanks