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  1. Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt
    Hello, I have been living in Cairo for a number of years now, I have always had my own car taxed in my name. To re tax the car was always a long process involving a lot of letters and stamps. One of the letters required was a letter from the British Embassy confirming I am British, where I work...
  2. Articles: Europe
    New Zealand is moving ahead to forge more links with other countries around the world at a time when more people than ever before want to not just visit but move permanently to the country. The latest figures show that more than 3.68 million travellers passing through international airports in...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I am trying to change my last name to my husband's. I figured the way to do this was to get a new passport, so I emailed the US Embassy and they said I needed proof of the new name and someone from the embassy told me that my marriage certificate was proof of the name change. So I sent...
  4. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Firstly , I'm writing the below this long post as I want to help others to avoid the deliberate pitfalls of this highly stressful process of obtaining a UK spouse visa. Also, let me say that on the 2nd attempt my wife's UK spouse visa was accepted after a lot of expense and worrying we are now...
  5. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hi Can anyone advise whether a person with an arrest warrant out in the UK would actually be arrested when visiting the British Embassy in Bangkok. In particular to get an affirmation of freedom to marry certificate from the consular services. My friend has missed some community service in the...
  6. Other Europe
    I've been reading on the US Embassy site that it takes about 15 business days to receive a passport after you've registered a birth in the Netherlands. Has anyone been through this process before? Is 15 days a realistic time frame? We'd like to plan a trip home before plane tickets get too...
  7. Philippines Expat Forum
    Hi all Yeah, I haven't been on here for a while, and I'm here again because this whole thing is driving me nuts and I was hoping I could ask for some tips and advice on here, or at the very least... rant. lol :) Anyway, a briefer: I'm a Filipina who is about to marry my Italian fiance this May...
  8. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi, I received a post-doctoral fellowship from a South African university. The fellowship runs for a year, I currently apply for an extension. The fellowship in the second year is a financied from a different university. Therefore I am requested to re-apply. I have continious problems...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    HELLO ALL! I recently wrote about getting my FACC trainee visa and wondering what the heck was taking so long. I am happy to say it is here!!! But now, I have another problem...as life tends to throw them in neverending sequence. Scenario: Today is Tuesday...If I go to the consulate wednesday...
  10. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi everybody, My partner and I are about to fill out the petition I-129F to start the K-1 visa process. I'm currently living in the french west indies (where I am from) but I have read on the Embassy site that I will have to go to Barbados (where the closest US embassy is) to have my interview...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I need help. My former employer is very hard on me by not giving me my passport even though I'm already cancelled with them last April and I have a pink visa already with my new employer. I already went to the immigration in Ajman since my previous visa is issued there. The Ajman immigration...
  12. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hello, we are expecting in 2 months, fingers crossed it all goes well... After reviewing several posts of expats delivering in UAE and having to marathon their way to get a passport for their newborn through their respective embassies, the catch is: there is no Mauritian Embassy in the UAE...
  13. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi All, I am British. I have a PR Card for residence in Canada. It is about to expire. I lived in Canada for around 5.5 years and 4 years of that I held the PR status. I've been away from Canada for one year and am now planning to return to Canada. My flight to Canada is on June 21st, this...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi all I have seen threads about bringing partners over from home country but nothing that specifically looks like my situation and therefore I am looking for some specific advice. Our situation is this: I am living in Dubai (have been here for 2 weeks) but my Fiancee is in the UK (we are both...
  15. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    UK envoy tackles the local lingo Nuthatai Chotechuang The Nation October 15, 2012 New UK Ambassador Mark Kent doesn't look like your usual reserved diplomat. He carries a black backpack almost everywhere, and it's heavy. So what's in there? "Lots of books, actually too many. My iPad, and some...
  16. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, I have a job offer from a real estate firm in UAE. They have given me family status and my wife and infant child would join me there after 2-3 months of my arrival in DUBAI. Please advise me on the procedure for 1. Attestation of documents. Is it safe to give it to a local agent? How much...
  17. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    The list below shows the public holidays as well as some of the more important nationwide celebrations that aren't national holidays. Note that the National Holidays are also observed by Thai consulates and embassies abroad, something to be aware of when applying for a visa. As these offices...
  18. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    but first - Thailand without a Tourist Visa! Arrival by air This applies to the average tourist, put simply in most cases you will get a 30 day stamp Land border crossing points (Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia) For passport holder from: UK, USA, Japan, Germany, France, Canada and Italy - G7...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, My names Alex and I am getting married to my French boyfriend in August this year and we plan to live together in France. I am currently back in New Zealand and have an interview with the French consulate next week. I am just wondering if they denied my ‘visa to marry a French citizen”...
  20. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello! I am moving over at the end of August but am having problems finding somewhere in the UK where I can get a passport photo on a white background. For my visa it states the background must be pure white but the UK standard appears to be pale grey...help!!! Does anyone know of anywhere in...
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