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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone. I'm just finishing up our UK ancestry visa applications. I spoke to someone on the paid UKVI call service and he told me that since my son is 7 and of course not working to put $0 for all of his expenses living/trip costs.... i'm really struggling with how to fill out...
  2. Other Asia
    Hello, Do, please, bear with me as this is my first post as a newcomer to expatforum.com I suppose that this is more of a speculative post at the moment rather than anything else. I cannot quite stop thinking about I the content of the U.K.’s BBC1 three-part documentary “The Real Marigold...
  3. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hi! I am a 28 year old Australian, as well as British. I already have a bachelors degree in law. I have been working as a paralegal for some time. I am interested in studying a full undergraduate science degree in Germany and later possibly a Masters. I don't yet speak German. I am a bit...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm looking for info to help with a potential move to Cardiff from Australia for a job. SALARY What kind of salary would could I expect for an associate/researcher role in business intelligence for Deloitte? I'm struggling to find suitable info. LIVING COSTS What would living costs be...
  5. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    So being a research freak i have scoured this forum and I see one thing, especially relating to the Salary Thread.... There is so much duplication of answers in that thread. I mean each person basically asks if they can make it with 16k, 30k, 4k, etc all with varying circumstances.... Wouldn't...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I'm just going through the VAF4A appendix 2 form and I'm not sure what to write for one of the questions. I'm exempt from the financial requirement so I'm looking at Part 4, specifically 4.14 'how much does your sponsor spend each month on living costs?'. What do we have to include here? Just...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    My spouse and I are trying to fill-out our Visa application forms, and we are not sure how to properly interpret the questions about monthly income. Each of us have to fill-in the same qestions on our respective applications: Question A: "How much of your monthly income is used to support your...
  8. Philippines Expat Forum
    Hey all I am looking into moving to the Philippines as I love travelling and my life circumstances will allow it in the coming year - I will be studying a one-year master in managing rural development via distance-studies, and hence, I can study from where I want - the Philippines. I am trying...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    This is my first ever post in any blog ever. So i apologise if its awful! My girlfriend and I are both looking to move to Dubai as soon as we can. Im just wondering what the best way to find a job would be? Ive got a degree in Journalism and media and she has years of experience at retail...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi there, I´m a Spanish American citizen currently working in Spain and have been offered a position for 80,000 AUD in Sydney. Initially I will be the only one working while my wife (Spanish) gets rolling there. I´ve made some numbers and they look pretty negative. Gross Salary...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all Getting straight to the point, I have a permanent job opportunity in Sydney (around Camperdown area) paying around $120k p.a. I will be supporting my wife and 3 children (2 at 3yrs old, one at 5). We will be emigrating from the UK in order to take this position up. I've read many of the...
  12. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi all, Just a quick question about living costs. My wife and I are holding an offer for a position at Wellington International School. The offer sounds good to us but we are unsure about living costs in Dubai and therefore would appreciate some advice. We would receive a free apartment and...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi I am looking to move to Aus, I am going through the basic procedures. I am currently looking at my AQF III qualification for the construction industry, namely swimming pool building and wall and floor tiling. I have researched living costs and rentals, etc and just need to know from a South...
  14. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    Hi all, I have just found this forum online, and I must say it is exactly what I'm looking for, so thanks to all who make it available. My girlfriend and I have been thinking about moving to Cyprus, and have just returned from a lovely holiday in Paralimni. We stayed in Agia Triada, a few...
  15. Other Middle East & Africa
    Hello, I am new to this forum and have looked on some other threads regarding El Gouna, but wondered if anyone who lives there can give me some further information/advice on the kind of costs I can expect from living there? In particular I'm trying to find out monthly costs: Long Term Rental...
  16. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi all, I've always found the prospect of working in UAE very attractive, in theory at least:) I first found and visited this excellent forum in January 2009 when the crisis kicked in here in the UK and I had to find a new job - there were then a couple of opportunities in Dubai, but nothing...
  17. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hey I am due to move to Dubai at the end of this month (June) on my own for a new job. I have just literally graduated university (last week) and so understandably am well nervous as i have no idea! I have made an effort to read a lot of the posts but i have some specific questions... First...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all We are in the process of applying for a spouse visa for my South African husband, I have ILR (former South African been in the UK for 8 years). Please can someone clarify what is meant by "living costs" on the application form. Have read on other posts that this refers only to the...
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