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  1. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi all, Its very likely that me and my family will be moving out to UAE later this year from the UK. The international company i work for will foot the bill for shipping my life out there, but it got me thinking... what would you recommend i buy in the UK before I pack it all into shipping...
  2. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    I found on immoscout an apartment, which I visited, and after consideration I would like to purchase it. I got an agreement from the bank and I am ready to contact the agent. It is likely other have visited the apartment and may also like to purchase it (the immoscout ad has been deactivated a...
  3. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    My husband and I are planning to sell our house in the UK and relocate to Coin in Spain using the proceeds. Could anyone advise us on how best and most economical way to manage the money – to get it from UK to Spain for the purchase. I believe if we left it in our UK bank we would pay a lot of...
  4. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello All. Does anyone have any guidance or advice to offer with regard to sourcing car insurance within Portugal? I'm expecting to be resident there before too long and will need a car. I have no existing no-claims discount to transfer from anywhere, not because I've been a naughty boy but...
  5. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi, I don't live in Portugal, but a frequent visitor and I have some freelance work with a Portuguese organisation. Two months back I opened an account with CGD bank in Portugal. They sent my bank card to my house in Sri Lanka. The letter came along with the card and when I was opening my...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I am a US/UK national and have been living in the UK for the past 7 years now. In May 2013, I bought a flat in London jointly with my partner (whom I'll be marrying later this year), now it's time to file taxes in the US and I'm trying to understand what my best options are for now...
  7. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Two years from now we plan to live in Italy for a year. We would love to purchase a used car that we sell at the end of our trip. We see that we can't purchase a car in Italy without a residency permit. Does anyone know a solution to this. The long term auto leases seem to be a max of 165...
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I understand that this was increased to 8% in July 2010 at time when the whole Property market remains quite depressed and banks will not issue mortgages. However, since I paid 7% ITP to purchase my prime home property in 2004, now being well over 65 yrs of age. What's the situation should I...
  9. Articles: Middle East
    Buying a foreign holiday home can give you a good idea if you want to retire abroad, it is claimed. One British couple who bought a new three bedroom apartment three years ago have now bought a villa and plan to become expats when they retire. They have made Turkish and expat friends in...
  10. Articles: Africa
    British expats in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus could face claims on their property  after a London judge ruled definitively that one couple must demolish their home, give the land back to the original Cypriot owner and pay him compensation. English couple David and Linda Orams...
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