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  1. Contributory Parent Visa Questions

    Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    The DIBP website lists the following are acceptable for a contributing parents visa However they do not have the birth certificate although they are trying for the same but as it’s a 60 year old case, even the hospitals where they were born have closed down Identity documents Provide one of...
  2. Hong Kong remains the world’s most expensive place to buy property

    Articles: Asia
    Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world to buy a home, followed by Singapore, New York, London and Paris, according to new research. These are cities where career expats often aspire towards working, but if they want to buy an apartment then they will pay more than anywhere else in...
  3. Best Nurserys for 3 Months in Dubai

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I am looking around at the moment in areas such as Media City/The Greens/Marina to check for nursery packages for a baby around 3/4 months - for 5 days per week. The packages are quite expensive - from around 3 to 4k per month. ( 8am to 3pm ) Any advice?
  4. Cities index reveals costliest places for living and working

    When companies post expats overseas they often take a variety of costs into account and now new research suggests it is more costly to set them up in London than anywhere else in the world. Multinationals have costs associated with setting up an office but also many expats have accommodation...
  5. Expensive Mattresses Down Under?

    Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hubby and I are moving to Oz sometime this summer and are trying to decide what to take with us vs. buy when we get there. We've heard from a few places (i.e. bobinoz's website) that mattresses can be absurdly expensive or poor quality in Australia. Is that pretty common? Or do you just have...
  6. Staying connected to home country via mobile

    Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I recently moved to Australia and I have this problem bugging me much. During this transitional period, I still maintain my home country mobile and I'm getting calls on it frequently. I don't want to take my calls selectively, but I also don't want to pay exorbitant international...
  7. Very Expensive Bills!

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I am currently on my year abroad in Lyon and myself and a friend are living in a modern apartment with a French girl. We let her deal with all the rent and bills etc. since she has already been living here a while but we are getting a little concerned about how expensive they are. The net...
  8. Cost of Living in Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi! We are planning to move to Sydney soon and were wondering how much would be the cost of living for 2 persons. Although figures and estimates have been mentioned on the immigration website, I would prefer to know your personal experiences! So, what do you have to say ? We are curious to know!
  9. Marbella Taxi Meters - Rip off

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Its been almost a month since the taxi's in Marbella have changed to the metered system. With this has also come a massive increase in the prices charged and a lack in consistency. For example a trip that I would have done by taxi from time to time, would have cost €5 during the day or a little...
  10. Newborn Visa

    Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    So I'm a student studying in the UK. I've been here for three years, and we had our first child here two years ago. By that point my Masters' program visa expired and we went back to the states to all get a new visa for my doctoral program in the UK. We just had another baby (4 months old)...