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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Wondering if someone could explain the disadvantages (or any potential advantages)... I was offered a position as a country director based in France for a Spanish company. However, since they have not yet opened an office they are asking me to bill them monthly as a freelancer. The pay is good...
  2. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    I'm a US citizen who was living and working in Poland based on my marriage to a Polish citizen. I moved to Germany in January of 2019 and obtained a German residence permit on the basis of marriage (Aufebthaltskarte) which allowed me to work in Germany, and continued to do regular freelance work...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    HelloI I love this forum; this is my first post and I can't wait to hear your thoughts. We're a family with double citizenship (EU/US for both spouses and 2 school age kids. US residents.) We're starting to explore spending a few years in France. I've been reading all the threads but still have...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I am a software engineer from India and I have some questions regarding ACS Work Experience : 1) I had a proprietorship software company for a few years but I do not have any registration certificate for it. ( A properitorship firm does not need a mandatory registration). But I have Income...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, I moved to Paris in March 2016, PACS'd a Frenchman in the same year, and married him this past June. That said, I'm committed and sticking around... As I am adjusting to my relatively new life here, I am also adjusting to the French tax system. I am a self-employed writer with a...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I have a 3 months of free lance experieince, earlier I thought that ACS doesn't consider this as part of applicants total experience. But as was going through the Skill assessment guide, so came to know that it is also considered as mentioned below Freelance experience is when you are a...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    How to work freelance while under a permanent contract? Hi there, Just wondering if any has been in a similar position: I work full time under a permanent contact (in Spain). I also teach yoga, 3 hours per week, and the studio has asked for my automonio details. From my understanding I...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi everyone, I recently received an invite from NSW for subclass 190. Here is the problem. However, of the 8 years of experience, recent 6 months are on contract/freelance work relevant to the occupation. I can produce all documents and references for my contracts. However, I want to know if...
  9. Expat Tax
    Hi everyone, and thank you very much if any of you can help me satisfy this nagging doubt - I’ll be very grateful, thank you! I’m a new-ish freelancer, and I’m preparing to move overseas (permanently?) in April. I’m awaiting (with fingers crossed) my Spanish visa now. In the past year, I’ve...
  10. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hello everyone, On the September I'll start to UCLA Extension, Design Communication Arts with F-1 student visa. Be honest, I'm just doing this of because OPT, I have already 17 years experience with this field. When I start to researching OPT my first option was Community Colleges. But when I...
  11. Expat Tax
    Hi all, So last October, I ventured into the world of Freelancing as a Designer in the UK, and per my accountants recommendations, have setup a Limited Company, where I am the director and sole employee. I get paid a basic salary, and the rest in dividends, and my gross income is looking to be...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys.. I am an Internal Auditor as a profession but I also have done some sort of freelance work since from past few years, which also reflects in my income tax returns as a remittance. I was looking at form 80 and came across the employment details section. Now I am in dilemma and...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all! My girlfriend and I were married this month in France, I'm American, she is French, and we live together in Paris. My Carte de Sejour is up for renewal - so I will change my status to "vie privée et familiale" in the coming weeks. Until now, I have been working as a freelance...
  14. Guides
    There are more freelance workers in the European Union than ever before with new research showing their numbers have increased by 24% from 7.7 million to 9.6 million between 2008 and 2015. The figures by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, will be of...
  15. Guides
    A large number of expats end up being freelance in their new country especially if their spouse or partner is moving abroad to work but finding their feet can be difficult, and many end up creating their own business. So it is good news that more than half of entrepreneurs globally expect to...
  16. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    I would like to come to SA for approximately 6/9 months per year, with the rest of the time in the UK. I work remotely with all of my clients being based in the UK. Can I come to SA on tourist visas (3 months with a view to extending it to 6 months) and continue running my business in the UK...
  17. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hello, I am a young American expat currently residing in Paris. I want to move to Berlin/Munich to start the FREELANCE VISA PROCESS soon. I just have two quick questions: 1. As part of the visa process, can you show contracts/recommendations that are not from German companies? I have a...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi ExpatForum. Thanks to everyone for your patient help during my application to stay here with my British spouse. I had a long and unsettling day at Lunar House. I watched the yellow glow that the sun left on the Croydon skyline, anxious for my ticket number to come up on the TV before the...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi everybody, I am new on this forum! I am a 33 year old freelance network engineer from The Netherlands and like to work in Australia for a short time (6 - 12 months). I will operate in Australia but prefer to use my company registered in the Netherlands. Obviously I have some questions...
  20. Other Europe
    Hi All Your help is much appreciated as answers to these questions are still unclear after reading both Dutch Tax office and Chambers of Commerce(KvK) websites. 1) Correct to understand that as a freelancer working just for my self, registering a company (at KvK) is optional and up to me to...
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