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  1. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello, I am an EU national, planning to move to Lisbon and would like to take out private health insurance. Can anyone give some advice on approximate cost and how to find the right private health insurer? Any recommendations. Many thanks
  2. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello, I am interested in knowing what sort of annual costs a couple can expect to see for Private Health Insurance in Portugal. Based on the literature I have been reading, as we are Canadian Citizens, one of whom has recently gotten then EU Passport, we will become temporary residents for up...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    This pandemic has put me in an uncomfortable spot. My husband and I first came into country on Februay 5th, to get an apartment and life set up in advance of getting the passport talent. We had been highly advised to get the apartment first, as it makes the visa more likely. We landed an...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I will be moving to Nice, France in January for a new job. This has come up very suddenly so I haven't been able to prepare much yet. I could only find some really old threads about ADHD and medication and I was hoping someone could help me out. I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2010 and have...
  5. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hi, if anyone is a former CANADIAN Federal government employee - including military - and is bringing their private insurance plan (PSHCP) with them to Mexico, I would love to hear from you on what options you looked at for supplementary coverage or even if you ditched PSHCP. I'm retiring from...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I have been living in France for 1 year with my husband and 2 year old child. We tried to enrol in CPAM but due to delays, a bureaucratic mess and high cost we decided to enrol in a private insurance which is a little cheaper than what the CPAM would cost us. However, there is a 1 year...
  7. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi there, I'm looking to see who out there is working in a similar area as me and what salary they are getting. I have had a look around online, but finding it hard to get accurate information. I have interviewed with a large hospital located in Abu Dhabi and been offered a position, salary has...
  8. Guides
    The following article was provided by Cigna Global and in no way represents the opinions of Expatforum.com staff or its community members. When relocating to a new country , it’s very important to secure peace of mind in as many aspects of your new life as possible; and ensuring that you and...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Can anyone shed any light on NVQ (UK) and if they are recognised in Australia.. I am currently doing my NVQ Level5 In Health AND Social Care and wondered if i could use these when i hopefully move to Australia later this year. Do i need to maybe get these qualifications looked at somewhere...
  10. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I am planning to buy a health insurance plan for me and my family and note that the premiums are outrageous. Even a meagre AED 250K coverage plan valid only in GCC and South east Asia can cost between AED 15K-20K for a family of three ! Till date, I have paid doctor consultation fees only twice...
  11. Other Asia
    dear friends, I am living in guangzhou. I find it hard to choose a reliable hospital for foreigner here. Can you recommend some hospitals for me. thx
  12. Articles: Europe
    The UK government has decided that the healthcare system is over generous to those who live outside the country but seek medical help and will seek payment for some costs. It means that people from outside the European Economic Area (EAA), including British expats, will have to pay for hospital...
  13. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I have two cars coming up to renew insurance. At the moment they are with two different companies. Does anyone know if it is less expensive to insure both cars with one company? Or does it not make that much of a difference?
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi folks. I am in France (Nancy) on a visitor visa and would love to go to the doctor & dentist. I am finishing up the OFII process next week so as of now I have no residence card or anything. As part of my visa process I have travel insurance, but it's basically just for emergencies. My...
  15. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Does anyone have any experience of health care in the Sintra area? I will be moving there & wonder about taking out private health care, particularly as I have a child of 8 years. Research indicates to me that the free hospitals in lisborn & cascais are not good due to increased demand & that...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi guys, just finished my degree and am about to apply for my 485 visa next week. I just found out that it is compulsory to have health care for the entire duration of the new visa as well, problem is, several of the insurance plans out there are much more expensive for this visa (>$1000 per...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I'm about to apply for a TR visa, just wondering if I need to pay for health insurance for the entire duration of the visa(1.5 years) upfront ? If I pay for part/half of the duration upfront or something month to month will it still be accepted for my application? Is the insurance itself...
  18. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi there I moved to SA in Aug and had back packer insurance up to now but cant reapply as i have been out of the UK for over 6 months- the health insurance and medical seems sooo expensive- any advice on the best and cheapest options please- really dont know what to do but its a worry not having...
  19. Le Bistro
    hi everyone, i've recently arrived in Paris from the US (where i had a thriving acupuncture clinic in Florida). i'm in the process of figuring out the health care system here, and am greatly interested in finding out who are the best local practitioners. i've started a facebook forum about it...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My family and I are thinking about moving to France. We would like to base ourselves in Europe for a while and, as we both speak some French, think France would be the best place for us. We both work online so have no need to find a job as our income is the same wherever we are in the world. We...
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