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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, Forum mates. Trying to figure out how health coverage for expats in France has changed since the advent of PUMA, Protection Universelle Maladie. Another site (french-property.com) with a very robust section on health care in France, makes these claims: Two questions: 1. What are the...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    AHPRA headache I am U.K trained health practitioner currently in Australia with a job offer that was meant to commence on the 16th January 2017 in Cairns, Qld. I submitted my AHPRA application for registration in November 2016 and the application clearly states it should take 6-8 weeks. I had...
  3. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hello! I'm new in the forum and this is my first post of many.. I'm sure of that! This is part of my story and my question: I'm Chilean and my wife is German, We met in Germany when I was living there some years ago (just for one year). Actually we are living in Chile, we have a two years old...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I am keen to vaccinate my child against Meningitis B, which isn't included in the Spanish child vaccination programme, but is in the UK (as it's more common there). However, there is a huge waiting list to receive the vaccine through the pharmacy here, and it has been suggested that I might...
  5. Articles: Africa
    State healthcare fees for expats in Kuwait are increasing next month with the cost of some services increasing by 500% as officials say low fees have been too much of a financial burden. According to Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi the increases are long overdue and he said that those expats...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I tried googling this but almost everything directs to visa health requirements (not specific for citizenship application). Is there a requirement to undergo health checks / meeting immigration health requirement as part of Australian citizenship application? Thanks in advance. Surath
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello. My wife and I have within the last year bought a property in the languedoc, with a view to spending increasingly longer periods of time there as our commitments and our part-time occupations in the UK will allow. We are not letting the property in France, because we are thinking of...
  8. Articles: Europe
    Most British expats believe that moving abroad has resulted in an overall improvement in their health, new research has found. Some 61% believe that their physical health has improved and 64% think their mental health is better than it would have been if they had not made the decision to go for...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, When I log in to my immiaccount and click the reference no. of "My Health Declarations" application (which on the home page shows status: Submitted), the page that opens displays this View application status Important information This My Health Declaration form has been successfully...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Eight lives were lost from thunderstorm asthma attacks in November 2016. According to the News.com.au there is another warning issued on 04/12/2016 saying expected thunderstorm conditions combined with high pollen counts can lead to breathing problems for people with asthma and hay fever...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    My mother in law recently got diagnosed with cancer. She is 61 years old. Both of her daughters (my wife including) reside abroad and she is also a widower. The constant travelling my wife has to endure to see her and monitor her health and care back home is putting strain on our family life. I...
  12. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi all, Going to be moving out to AL Jeer next week.. just had a few questions about the healthcare system. I require a blood test every two weeks for the next month when I go over there. This is due to a certain medication. Any body know what this would cost me at a government hospital ...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello everyone, I am rather confused with how medicare works and the medicare levy charged yearly vs having private health insurance. Let's assume for the sake of an example i earn $85K per year. So I'm assuming I will be taxed this medicare levy on a monthly basis. And this percentage charged...
  14. Articles: Americas
    People moving to the United States, Canada, and Australia tend to be healthier and live longer than non-immigrants in their host countries, new research has found. The study found that once adjustments have been made for income and education the future health of migrants was much better than...
  15. Articles: Europe
    People moving to the UK often gravitate towards London and other big cities but it seems that South Oxfordshire is the place to live having just been voted as the top rural area in the country. People living in the area, which is not far from London, rate themselves as happy and content with a...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, my father is thinking about moving to France. He is a non-French EU citizen (not British so won't be affected by the result of the referendum) but has never paid a single penny in either taxes or social security contributions to his country of citizenship as he has never lived there (in case...
  17. Guides
    The following article was provided by Cigna Global and in no way represents the opinions of Expatforum.com staff or its community members. Moving abroad can be a stressful process that requires plenty of planning, time and energy. When becoming an expat, you have to take into account many...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I'm new to this forum,so been having a hard time trying to post under the relevant section. My husband is a british citizen and we've applied for our son to get his british passport. However,he earns 17,000pounds and we do not have enough savings, so he's been searching for a new job. The...
  19. Guides
    Under new rule nurses and midwives from Europe will need to prove they have the required English language skills to practise in the UK. If they cannot provide evidence of their English language skills, such as having trained or worked in an English speaking country, they will need to take an...
  20. Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt
    So apparently this is kind of an awkward topic in Egypt, but I am married to an Egyptian and we do not want to have kids for a few years we are only 23. I am looking for options of birth control here but google seems to be no help. My Egyptian mother in law went to the pharmacy and had gotten me...
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