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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I am a British Citizen and my wife arrived in the UK on 17 April 2018 on spouse visa. Her visa expires in December 2020 but according to what I have read, I can apply for her visa extension on 19 September 2020 at the earliest (30th month anniversary). We had a baby 9 weeks ago and I...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I’m a Spanish resident and I’ve been looking at methods to invest in shares (Spanish & European). I am not interested in any that require a 720 return. The two options are either via a bank or a dedicated share trading account. My preference is for a bank as really, I don’t anything about the...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Good Afternoon Everyone, We are looking at the prospect of purchasing a property which has a courtyard of barns which we are looking to change the usage of as we are wanting to convert into Gites. After reading an article which seems very confusing as it stated that we will get taxed 799 Euros...
  4. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    As per the current situation, visa approval is way too much slower (At least in Asia region). Reason is provided that delay is due to process restructuring. We're about to pay fees for student visa that is, we're going to apply for student/spouse visa and admission in few days. I have following...
  5. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi All, I want to pay the ITA fees 3085NZ$ but my credit card doesn't have enough credit limit and bank do not want to increase my credit limit for one transaction and regarding bank draft, they can only do in US Dollars. My question is, can some make a bank draft on behalf of me in New...
  6. Guides
    Expats in the Gulf state of Abu Dhabi facing having to pay a 3% surcharge on rental property with the introduction of a new municipality contract fee. Officials said that the new charge will be collected with monthly electricity and water bills, and will add about Dh5,000 to the cost of renting...
  7. Guides
    New fees for visas and immigration and nationality applications in the UK are now in force with a maximum amount set for the next four years. Visas linked most closely to economic growth, such as those offered to workers and students, have increased by 2% and a 2% increase also affects all...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    In light of the announcement by BNP Paribas that they will charge fees to maintain a current account, and given this is an issue that comes up fairly frequently on the forum, here is a link to a comparison of account maintenance fees charged by various banks. Note that banks that operate...
  9. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello Everybody, I want to apply for critical skills visa in 2/3 days. Questions : 1 . How much do i need to pay ? Can I pay by cash or DD is required ? If DD, what name to be printed on DD ? 2 . I read somewhere that Repatriation fees of 40000 also needs to be paid ? Is it right ? It is...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I have two questions, I will be applying next year for the Ancestry visa and I was wondering how much money I would need to have saved up to prove I have the funds to support myself? Also is the fact that I am moving in with someone who has a job change anything in that sense? Also how would I...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I'm trying to get everything priced up so I have enough in my bank for that day in a few months. I have currently: NHS Surcharge: $200.00 Visa Fee: $1491.00 Priority Fee for USA: $561.00 Are these the only fees? I am wondering because when I finish the application online, they will call me...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I've been in the UK almost 3 years under a 3-year Tier 2 General visa (along with wife and 2 kids as dependents). We intend to stay on, and my employer has issued a new Certificate of Sponsorship for another 3 years. I'm having trouble making sense of the information on the gov.uk site...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    The Budget for the 2015-16 financial year was tabled on Tuesday night. In terms of the impact on immigration, the effect can be summarised as "Migrants to Pay More" with application fees for most visa types increasing from 1 July 2015. Increase to Offshore Application Fees for Family Migration...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Please Help!! I would like to apply for a living + working Visa in UK. I don't have a European passport but my partner has Tier 2 Visa (He is currently living and working in UK). I chose the "General visa" type in the application system but at the end of the process I'm requested to pay 980$, is...
  15. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hello There, I am so glad that I have found this website to be more than useful than I had expected. I am looking for guidance on Canadian Immigration under FSW status; I am experienced ITES professional with 8+ years of Work Experience. I have spoken to a few consultants who are charging...
  16. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    I am trying to research the best way for me to get my money in Thai Baht utilizing a credit/debit card. I have applied for an extended stay retirement Visa for Thailand and will need to have a cost effective way to get money. Most cards I have talked to (Amex, Visa, Chase etc.) all charge a fee...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, Could someone help me in the process to be followed for Skills Assessment in ACS. Is the first step to create an membership account there and is that paid? Also what is the fee structure for skills assessment for subclass 189. Thanks,
  18. International Expat Discussions
    I am a single man, aged 59 that recently retired. I will be leaving in a month or so for an extended long term trip throughout Asia/South & Central America etc. I would like to know (if one even exists) of a credit card company that will not charge fees to withdraw cash from ATM's or will...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear experts, I am an Indian working in US on an H1 and contemplating to relocate my base to Australia. Getting a visa on your own can be overwhelming and I am glad to see the members of this community readily helping each other with their expert advise and suggestions. :) While browsing for...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    My husband and I are wanting to move to Melbourne. He qualifies for a Visa 189, but before we even start the process we want to make sure that all of our finances are in order. One thing that I am trying to find out is shipping a motorcycle from the USA to AUS. He has a Ducati 848 only 2 years...
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