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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Lost Somali passport in the UK but currently hold a valid biometric card. Hi, I'm messaging on behalf of my mutual friend. She came to the UK with her Somali passport. She has got her valid UK biometric residence permit card. She recently lost her Somali passport. She tried to find a Somali...
  2. Other Europe
    Hi, I a a non-EU national and I am finalising a postdoc position at a University in Belgium. I just got my PhD in France. I wanted to know how long the Belgian government take to issue a Hosting agreement "Convention d’accueil". I had to get one when I was moving to France and they took at...
  3. Other Europe
    Hi Everybody! So Im applying for dual citizenship, and I have all the requirements... Except one.. Which is a n Apostille of my Birth Certificate. I have my original Birth Certificate from New York, with a paper from the health department saying it was requested to give you a valid Birth...
  4. Articles: Europe
    Young expats and international students in Belgium are more satisfied with their life than those in other European countries with 96% telling a survey that their future outlook is positive. The research from BNP Paribas Fortis Bank and Think Young found that 53% of students chose Belgium...
  5. Articles: Europe
    Expats looking for a more liberal tax regime might want to avoid France and Belgium which a study have found are the most taxed countries in Europe. The annual study by think tank the Molinari Institute, which works out a tax freedom day for each country which is the date when the tax man is...
  6. Other Europe
    Hello all. The good news: I am being hired by a Belgian company to work for them in Ghent. They are in the process of obtaining a B-type work permit, and expect all to go perfectly fine. The bad news: Figuring out what happens next is impossible. Official Belgian immigration sites send me in...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    HI i'm a final year international student studying in Ukraine. and i would love to move to Belgium immediately i finish my studies here in Ukraine. graduating early july. please i need vital infos if applying to alliance francais in Brussels can help acquire a long term student visa. so i can...
  8. Other Europe
    HI i'm a final year international student studying in Ukraine. and i would love to move to belgium immediately i finish my studies here in ukraine. graduating early july. please i need vital infos if applying to alliance francais in brussels can help acquire a long term student visa. so i can...
  9. Other Europe
    Hello dear all, We have this 2 bedroom flat for 900 Euros on a 1 year lease. The room heater in one of the bedrooms had a very old knob to turn the heat on and off. The rest of the house has normal, functioning knobs on heaters. Around 6 weeks ago we had guests who stayed in our second bedroom...
  10. Other Europe
    Hello All, It was nearly two years ago, that my wife and I made the huge decision to relocate to the UK from the US. We have applied for and received the EEA Family Permit and then, with a little difficulty, the EEA 2 Residence Card. We are now moving to Brussels. I am a US citizen and my...
  11. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hello, I've lived in Belgium now for about 6 years. Initially I had a student visa then a Co-habitation visa with my girlfriend. When I left the US at 19 yrs my mom filed me as a dependant and I never filed myself since then. I was financially dependant on my girlfriend until June 2014, in...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi! First, our situation: I am a British national. My fiancée is a Trinidad and Tobago national. My both currently live and work legally in Japan. This year we hope to marry here in Japan, or in the UK on a marriage visitor visa. We would then like to take the Surinder Singh route to...
  13. Articles: Europe
    Foreign executives working in Belgium who have been benefiting from special expat tax status for 10 years or more are being investigated by the country’s tax man. Belgian tax authorities are carrying out an extensive audit and making calculations from the first day the expat workers arrived in...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone, I'm finishing up my PhD in research psychology sometime early next year and I am planning on finding a job teaching and doing research at a university in France, (or any of the other French speaking countries) Belgium, Switzerland or Luxembourg. I understand that they have the...
  15. International Expat Discussions
    Hi everyone, I am brand new to this site so please be gentle to me :) I am in need of some help. I received my teaching degree in the UK but I would love to be able to teach in Belgium. However, as with everything, I have to jump through some hoops before I can. I have been in touch with NARIC...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I have 2 questions based on my Carte de Sejour I've recently obtained for a Brussels cohabitation permit I applied for with my partner (He is an EU citizen and I am from the U.S.). I was really excited to receive it, but after completing the entire permitting process, it looks my...
  17. International Expat Discussions
    Hi everyone, I've been offered a "Software Development Engineering" position in Antwerp, Belgium. I'd be relocating from Ireland. What is the average salary, in Belgium, for a new graduate going into a position like that? How about specifically in Antwerp? I heard it's expensive to live...
  18. Guides
    People living in the Netherlands, Spain and Iceland saw their tax and social security payments increase the most in 2010 while those in Denmark, Greece, Germany and Hungary experienced the biggest drops, a new report shows. The annual Taxing report from the Organisation for Economic...
  19. Articles: Europe
    Belgium is the best place in the world for expats with children and overall expats say they have better quality childcare and a better education whilst living abroad, a new survey shows. A universally recognised education system is important for expat parents, the latest section of HSBC’s Expat...
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