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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi , from my understanding, as a foreigner living in Spain , you have to have been making social security contributions for a minimum of 15 years , before being able to claim a state pension on retirement. 1) is this correct? I have been living and working and making contributions for the...
  2. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi all, My elderly mother is considering retiring to Oregon to live with my brother, but American healthcare is ridiculously high (as we all know). My few questions are: 1) I know she can still receive CPP and OAS, but GIS(Guaranteed Income Supplement and rolled into OAS) will be gone after...
  3. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    If I move to the UAE and ask my pension provider to pay my monthly pension into my UAE account ( I have asked and they can do this) How do I get that payment without paying UK Tax? Is it as simple as sending HMRC a P85? Or will my pension provider/ or me need to obtain a no-tax certificate...
  4. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Thanks for your help. Would someone explain how the 10% pension tax works with the IRS & Portugal? I think... USA tax exempts earnings if you live abroad 330 days in a year. D7 visa only requires 183 days in Portugal. Is your full year pension income taxed at 10%. In USA, we have significant...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I can only find a few sentence description or ASPA minimum retirement benefits. I've been married 12 years to a French citizen but we've lived 10 years in USA, with several dual citizen children. Several questions I need answers to. Is ASPA capped based on FRENCH income or INTERNATIONAL...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    What does an American citizen married to a French citizen receive in terms of any kind of pension? I would need to be a resident of France, but would my wife also need to be? If you have a link that'd be great. I don't speak French so citizenship is not possible until I do. Would pension be...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am getting ready to retire from US government service with a pension, in a little over 1 year, with a plan to move to the Bretagne region. I have been researching long-term visa requirements, working hard at my French, and learning about the carte vitale/mutuelle situation, along with just...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I'm wondering if any of you (malaysian) know a way to withdraw your pension prior to leaving the country? I know there's this qrops thing but qrops is not approved or recognized by any pension providers in Malaysia. Trying my luck to see if anyone has any idea about this? Thank you in...
  9. Expat Tax
    Hi all, This is my first post so hope you guys are all doing well. Id like some guidance to help me understand the following situation, please. I have an occupational pension held in Switzerland and I would like to bring this over to Canada as a pension. Broadly, this must have been done...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Retiring in two years and planning retirement in France. To get a long-term visa, would the following likely be sufficient supplemental documentation? (1) proof of my government pension (which is more than plenty for one person to live on comfortably in the US); (2) proof that i have entered...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am retired in the UK but as I worked a number of years in France I have claimed my French pension via UK Pension Service. Most of my time in France I was employed & the last couple of years self-employed. I was contacted by the Régime Social des Indépendants (RSI) & after a long exchange of...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I will be soon registering as autonomo in Spain and paying into social security here. I believe that after 15 years of this, it would qualify me for a basic pension (50% of max), and each year from that point would take me closer to full amount (upto 35 years to get 100%). My question is wjhat...
  13. Articles: Europe
    British expats living in the European Union will have no guarantee that their pensions will continue to be upgraded if the UK leaves in March 2019 with no Brexit deal. Guidance issued by the British Government says that a no deal Brexit should not affect entitlement to getting their UK state...
  14. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Okay, so color me stupid. When last we met our hero he had been turned down for an Elective Residence Visa (ERV, long-term stay visa, National Visa) for being too poor despite having a modest monthly Social Security check and a modest pile of money. The rejection letter implied that I had no...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am approaching retirement age. Married ten years ago in France, moved to USA, have 4 kids with dual citizenship. Never worked in France. What pension if any will I get from France, at what age, simply for being married to a french woman? I have not applied for French citizenship as I...
  16. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Have been in Portugal for almost 5 years and have not worked in that time. Will ask for permanent residency in the next couple of weeks. Am a UK citizen but have two government retirement pensions; one from the UK and one from the US. So in short, how much tax free pension am I allowed in...
  17. Expat Tax
    Hello Does anyone know the current tax situation for UK expats who want to have a UK private pension paid into a Greek bank account? Last I heard, there is no tax a source but 22% is payable and then can be claimed back up to a certain threshold. Is that still current do you know? And, if so, I...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    In South East Asia and the Middle East there have been lot's of mis-selling of pension transfers for British Expats. Is it a big problem in Australia too? Mainly QROPS and SIPPs.
  19. Articles: Middle East
    The Government in the United Arab Emirates is considering a work investment scheme for expats after a study recommended that overseas workers should be offered some kind of savings plan for retirement. Traditionally expats in the UAE, and many other states in the Gulf region, benefit from an...
  20. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    My wife and I returned to the UK in 2015 after spending 13 glorious years living and working in Spain. During that time we made full Spanish Social Security contributions on a monthly basis. We are now working in the UK and once again we are contributing to the UK social security system via our...
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