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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there My wife and I are 4 years in to our 5 year ancestral visa and we are expecting a baby in the next few months. Once the baby arrives, we still have to wait another year until we are able to apply for indefinite leave to remain and I have 2 questions about this ... 1. British...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, My family and I (all EU citizens) will move to UK in a few months. My wife will work while I will be a stay-at-home-dad and take care of our 3 year old child. My question is if I will have full NHS cover even though I am not working? I also have type 1 diabetes which might complicate the...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    NHS questions I have finally entered the U.K. on my spouse visa (yay!) unfortunelty for me, on my first day in the country I was clumsy and I tripped and chipped a tooth, so I need to see a dentist ASAP. I made an appointment at the local office and they told me just to go and register with a...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    On thinking about living permanently in Spain a big question is healthcare. Especially for older people. Is medical care and the heath system better or worse than UK? I have been told the Spanish have better care than the British. Advice, please?
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I've googled and googled and haven't been able to find a story like mine. I sincerely hope anyone here can help. I've moved to France from the UK. My nationality is Dutch but I've lived for over 16 years in the UK since my teens. My situation: - I don't work. My French husband works and earns...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Could someone say a a yes or no; Me and non-EEA partner are in UK on FP and due to apply for RC/EEA2 soon. Me being self sufficient, we got private insurance as required. Due to ridiculous (too long to share) circumstances, getting a referral and appointment paid by the insurance seems to be...
  7. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Expat from Australia and New Zealand in the UK are now subject to the country’s health surcharge under changes announced to make the NHS cost burden fairer. Nationals from these two countries had been exempt from the £200 per person charge which was introduced for non-European Union citizens a...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi All I am recently retired from the NHS and planning a move to the Lot et Garonne. I am still under state pension age but have my NHS pension. Apparently my NHS pension will always be taxed in the UK, and a DTA (dual tax agreement) means that it will not also be taxed in France. However we are...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear All, My wife will be applying for spouse visa from India in Jan 2016. She was with me in UK on Family visit visa for 2 years, leaving the country after every 6 month. During this period she registered with the local GP and visited the GP few times for prescription medication which we paid...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, Does anyone know if a French National, taken by ambulance and treated in a Hospital in Hawaii while on holiday, can use the French NHS to cover all or part of the medical bill? The person treated was a 12 year old boy, the son of 2 French citizens. They paid over 700 dollars up front...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    S1 Dependant We live in Cyprus but I am sure this is relevant to Spain also, and I wonder if anyone knows the answer I have spoken to the Government Dept for pensions and they don't know the answer. We live in Cyprus, my wife has a UK pension and holds a S1, I get treatment in Cyprus as a...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, Good day. I am working in UK for the last 8 months on ICT Tier 2 category and recently I brought my wife to live with me. When I tried to register in NHS and asked for a consultation, I was told that I need to pay for the consultation(including scanning, blood test etc). My colleagues...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Sorry in advance for asking something that might already be covered but I wasn't able to find anything that specifically answers my questions.... I have a Settlement (spouse) visa which was granted prior to the new NHS surcharge rules and recently went to register with my local GP. The...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    the visa i am applying for is a fiancee visa, only valid for 6 monthsor until we get married, how does the surcharge work into that? i could not find an option for on the IHS website...i will not be working on the fiancee visa, so will i pay when i apply when i am married and living in the uk...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! I was just wondering if there's more info on the new NHS £200/anual surcharge. Will it affect those using the EEA route? I'm months away from sending my EEA FP documentation and was wondering if it will apply to me when I apply for the EEA2. Cheers!
  16. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    I'm about to visit the UK for around 2-3 months with my baby girl. I'm a Brit but don't qualify for NHS treatment as I've been abroad a long time. Currently in the US on visa waiver. As far as I can see, I can't get UK travel insurance for our time in the UK. I don't have a green card yet -...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Okay as in the heading I recieved my spouse setlement Visa for the UK Now what here's a few concerns I am a US ctizen and my wife is British - My visa says No public funds - Does that mean no NHS - Do I need to get my own health insurance and if so can anyone sugest a company - Do I file for...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Guys We are thinking of moving (buying a house here) to France; we have spent 4 months or so each year here in France in our motorhome for several years since I retired and love it. Does anyone know how my NHS pension would be taxed if we spent more than the residence limit (183 days I...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey all! My wife and I are originally from Canada and are now in the UK with a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Visa. We've been here since Nov 2013 and we've just found out that we are expecting! :D :) :whoo: We're trying to find out what sort of coverage we would have from the NHS. Would we be...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I am a EU citizen resident in the UK. I recently got married to a non-EU citizen, my wife is now pregnant but still overseas. We are planning to spend our lives in the UK so we would like to have the baby here, but I'm not sure if she's entitled to NHS treatment just for being my...
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