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  1. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Couple important recommendations prior to moving to Canada. I moved in 2017. If you still have family living in UK and your never sure whether you may move back. 1. Change your electoral role to your UK family address. That way they can remain a proxy for you as an overseas vote...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Data points: 55-60yo US citizens couple planning to retire in France, end of this year - early next, with my spouse already having French citizenship (but having departed the country over 20 yrs ago, so not much soc sec contributions since then), and my French citizenship "in flight" (paperwork...
  3. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I've been living here on Residente Temporale status without a bank account for four years. But since I bought an apartment, I decided I wanted a local bank account and debit card. I went back in July or August to CitiBanamex and tried to get an account and they said that they sometimes take...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, we are late to the residency application process but hope to have everything in place by the end of December. One of my questions is around whether you need to have a spanish bank account as part of your application? If so why and why wouldn't another international or UK bank/building...
  5. Expat Tax
    Hi, I've been living in Spain for over 10 years now but am getting increasingly fed up with banks here. I am with ING and while they were OK for many years, just recently they started to block every single transfer I receive from abroad (€-zone), requiring me to call their help line to unblock...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, I've been in France since May. I entered with a VLS-TS and was just granted a Carte de Vie Privée which authorizes me to work (I am pacsée with a Frenchman). Now that I can work, I am trying to set up a bank account in France. However, I am having trouble finding a bank that will...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, It looks like things are finally falling into place and we will be moving to Barcelona. My wife has her EU (Italian) passport straitening out, and I have a good job and we're saving a lot of money to by an apartment - we should be ready in a few years. I've looked and couldn't find a...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I'm looking to move my banking business to an online bank, and in the course of doing my "due diligence" have stumbled onto a couple of very interesting articles that may be of interest to some of our forum members: https://www.capitaine-banque.com/actualite-banque/banque-pour-etranger/ This...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello I am a Canadian citizen who will be returning to Canada indefinitely. I will be wanting to release the super contributions I've saved up. I don't know how this works and I know I can hire a financier to do this. But I get thinking about how simple the concept it is, that it's my money and...
  10. International 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...
  11. Other Asia
    I would love to hear input from anyone who has experience living and working here. What percent of people speak fluent english? Are there any major international companies there who hire foreigners? How does the culture compare to what you would see in America? How is their banking system...
  12. Life in Australia
    Dear Members We have recently received immigration grant notification under Skilled - Independent (subclass 189). Please assist us to choose the best location where we have increased prospects of finding a job. Our core areas of work experience are briefed below. I, the primary applicant...
  13. 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...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Friends, I work for a Banking Project (IT), and due to security reasons we are not allowed mobile phones in workplace, though we have desk phones. We can check mobile phone after every 1-2 hour, whenever we go out of the workzone. I have given my cell number during Visa lodge. Now if i am...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    HI there I mostly live in London but have a USA address, too. I need to open a USA bank account so I can wire money from it to my UK account inexpensively (through HiFx or other exchange firms) from time to time and also use low-cost UK ATMs. Have been banking with BofA and am fed up! Any...
  16. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hi! I'm new to this forum. I've searched for similar topic but found nothing (or I must have missed it). I'm trying to link my Kasikorn debit card to Paypal. But Paypal is asking for less digits than what is on my card. Can anyone enlighten me on how to work through this please? Thanks!
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I have been the victim of identity theft and fraud in France. The basic overview is thus: My partner and I bought a house in Limoux in October 2015, and subsequently opened a bank account at Bank X. The on-line banking app is not offered in English. As a result, the on-line ‘service’ that...
  18. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Three British couples I know (one resident, two non-resident) have had their bank accounts frozen by Unicaja because they didn't notice a request to take in details of the source of their income by 28 June 2016. The request was tucked in with all the payment slips at the beginninf of June, not...
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