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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    French tax over real estate sale in home country I'm an expatriate from Brazil living in France, and I have an apartment I’m about to sell back there in Brazil. According to Brazilian law, I have to pay a 15% tax over capital gains in this sale since I’m a “fiscal non-resident” now. However...
  2. Articles: Europe
    The European Commission is to look into claims that residency visa schemes for investors could be attracting the wrong kind of people and even some linked to fraud. The so called golden visa schemes where non-European Union investors are granted residency visas in EU countries have been growing...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I am currently in Brazil. I have been here for nearly two months. After about a month in Brazil, I realized that I had forgotten my BRP at home in the UK. I had it posted to Brazil as soon as I could get a hold of somebody (I used Royal Mail - apparently, DHL or FedEx would have been...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! I was delighted to have found this groupd as the consul websites online can be quite confusing.... Basically my situation is I'm from south america and my boyfriend is french, we wanna stay together in Europe or other developed continent, but the only problem is I'm not allowed to work -...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Here's the dilemma. I want to send all my documents to my wife in Brazil next Monday. They take 3-4 working days by FedEx. When they arrive, we shall hit confirm on the application and pay. She lives 2 hours flight away from the VFS Global VAC. Ideally, she would've gone there on the Monday...
  6. Articles: Americas
    People from South America are increasingly looking to buy property in Florida, with Miami the most popular place with many deciding to move to the city. Colombia has now led the online rankings compiled by the Miami Association of Realtors for three months in a row with Venezuela and Brazil in...
  7. Articles: Middle East
    It may look like an unlikely pairing but Oman and Brazil are in talks to provide visa free travel to official passport holders of both countries. Brazil is further expanding its global presence and fostering new relationships with the Middle East by announcing plans to offer visa free travel to...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Greetings to all. Any Indian or other expats living in Brazil applied for Australian work or other visa while living in Brazil? I wish to understand the process involved for police clearance certificates applicable for Brazilian and Indian stay in the past 10 years. I have been living in...
  9. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hey, guys, my situation is my boyfriend (American citizen) and I (Brazilian) want to get married in the upcoming months and I would come and live here in the US with him. We have been together for about 6 months (yes I know its not a lot), instead of the 2 year minimum requirement. In that...
  10. Articles: Americas
    Expats often struggle to learn a new language when they move to a new country, but research shows how important English is wherever you are based. Non English speaking people in Latin America want to learn the language, as they see it as an important driver to find the best jobs, according to...
  11. Other Americas
    Hi, My husband is Brazilian (I'm American) and we are thinking about buying property in Brazil. I have been searching online, but haven't found a clear answer to my question. Does anyone know about tax laws in Brazil and if the Receita Federal would hold your money if you were to transfer a...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, 1) As we haven't applied online yet we have a few questions about the process. After the online application how much time we have to present/send the documents? Can we choose the date or is it decided by the office? How long is this period usually? 2) We are a couple currently living...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I have a relationship nearly 6 years long with my companion who is a British Citizen. We both work and live in Brazil. I want to apply for the visa and have a few questions: 1) We plan to get married in Brazil about one and a half months before applying for the Visa. Is there any...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I need some help and would be very grateful if any of you would care to help me! I'm from Sweden and my boyfriend is from Brazil. We have been in a relationship for 3 years now, actually it's our anniversary tomorrow :D I am a student in the UK and therefore I figured out that we can...
  15. Other Americas
    Hello all! I'm working on gaining more knowledge on the medical industry in Brazil. If anyone has contacts in Brazil that would be willing to help me it would be greatly appreciated. -Sean
  16. Other Americas
    Hi all, I am from Singapore and have been working in Cambodia for the past year in a marketing, communications, public relations postion for a 4 star casino hotel here. Going to work in South America, in particular Brasil has been a long postponed goal of mine and as i will be fufilling my...
  17. Other Americas
    Hello... I am looking for an online store in Brazil where I can buy gift vouchers in bulk to pass onto some people in Brazil who can then use it to shop there. I've tried writing to Submarino, Americanas- no one seems to understand English! :( Can you suggest some online stores that I can try...
  18. Introductions
    Hi guys :D I am an Australian married to a Canadian and we have been living in Angola now for 10 months. Prior to this assignment I was living in London and my husband in France. It seems now that we will be transferred to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Whew, a lot of moving! Neither of us has...
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