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  1. 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...
  2. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi, I'm choosing which company to insure my Portuguese plated vehicle with. Does anyone have any experience making a claim with any of the following companies: Medal Ibex AbbeyGate Please let me know because prices vary wildly, and I suspect it's because of the 'after-care' in the event of a...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear Fellow Ex-pats, I hope everyone is starting off the New Year well and no one was hit by the "gastro" epidemic we all seemed to get in Loire Atlantique :p I have a quick question about insurance. My mom is going to be applying for a long-stay visa to come live with us in France. I...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all I was robed during this year and I have advice on French insurance that will I hope help people to understand how it works. I like most guys I guess just pay for insurance I buy the best, all singing all dancing then I'm covered! NOT SO, My garage was home to a life time of tool...
  5. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hello. I'm on Family Reunion permit with my husband. He has a Blue Card and we both live in Berlin together for less than a year. We both have TK insurance - public compulsory health insurance. We decided to have a baby in Germany but no luck so far. We decided to go to a doctor. Should we go...
  6. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    I am moving to Dubai and will be buying a car, please suggest me the best motor insurance companies. It would be of great help
  7. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello My neighbours in a local village told me that when the forest fires swept through in Autumn 2017, some of the houses which were destroyed were insured but the insurance companies refused to pay out. I must stress I don't know the reasons behind this and which insurance companies were...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, My family and I will be staying 4 1/2 months in France. We are resident of the US. I am actually French, my wife is US citizen got a LT visa (6 months) and my 2 kids will get their french passports soon (ages 13 and 11). Kids are going to be in College from September to January. During...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, My partner, a US national, is coming to stay for a while. Whilst she is here this time, we wondered about getting her insured on my car. I understand that her fully comprehensive policy in the US will not be sufficient to insure her in the UK when driving my car? Is this correct...
  10. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    FIRST POST, wootwoot ! I've been driving in Mexico 14 years now, but when I first got here, it really intimidated me. 14 years later, I tell friends that I feel more comfortable driving in Mexico than I do in the United States. Does anyone else feel the same? There are a lot of unwritten...
  11. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Looking at moving to BKK in 2019. Any thoughts on getting the right Private Health Insurance would be greatly appreciated. We are retiring from the US at 52 yrs old and want to make sure we have the best coverage options. Thanks in advance.
  12. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello Looking for advice and recommendations on who to insure my building and contents with, in Portugal, if I am letting it out as a holiday let. Thanks Ruth
  13. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    I've possibly found a car I'm happy to buy from a dealer here in Portugal. The car is an import from Germany an is one of higher value. In respect of the insurance, it's head banging time again because I hear some insurance companies will not insure imported cars. Also, there appears to be...
  14. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hey all, As someone living in BC on IEC visa, I obviously have health insurance covering the full length of the IEC. However, I have decided to take up skiing pretty regularly. I am not covered for this and each time I go I have to buy single day insurance through a UK company covering me for...
  15. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hallo Expat Brits in Germany, As I am retired can anyone say how I will be able to get health care in Germany? Having lived in America for 10 years I learned that if you do not have Health Insurance you can not get treatment. Has anyone got advice for me? Grüße, Beachwoman
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi helpful people, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a course of action for telling my home state that I'm on French health insurance now? The complication: I moved to France last year and never cancelled the medicare because I didn't want to be hit with fees for being without coverage...
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone[U[/U]. Today I found out a huge problem. I'm pretty devastated. Ive been trying to get my visa. Everything was going well till I applied for health insurance which is Required. I was told by Sanitas that because I had cancer in 2011, I cannot get insurance. [U]They said that NO...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I looked in the forum and could not find an answer. I am 63 years old American going to retire in France in a a couple of years. My wife is a French national. We are trying to find out what kind of health insurance I need to purchase in order to get: + a short stay visa + long...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Thanks to EverHopeful who gave me some great advice, I've succeeded in getting a Carte Vitale and have begun searching for a French Health Insurance to replace my more costly International Health Insurance. So thanks to EverHopeful for that. As I search though, I'm finding that the French...
  20. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    The past 4 times I have had to get a night flight to Cyprus, and got caught out at the border at 0430 HRS because there is no one was there to purchase the mandatory car insurance. (This was at both Famagusta and Pyla crossings). No one usually rolls up until 0800 - 0830, so its quite a wait. I...
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