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  1. 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...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I retire in a few years time and I was just wondering how you find living in Spain in terms of the cost of living and house prices out there? I've always wanted to make a move out there and think that when I retire I'll finally take the leap to move out there. Is there any locations in...
  3. 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...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Good evening all I am planning to move to Spain from South Africa. I would like information about the most cost effective way to do this please. I am retired and not planning to working in Spain. My wife and I are self sufficient from a financial point of view. What would be the easiest and...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone! I am a young Franco-Ontarian who has just finished his undergraduate degree in French (all schooling has been done in French), and I have been looking into the possibility of moving to France, along with my senior parent who wants to relocate for their retirement. We have a...
  6. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Does anybody have any information on the lifestyle of US pilots moving to Dubai and working for Emirates Airlines? It appears as though they offer housing and medical and money children's education, however, I've never moved out of country before and I'm not even sure what questions to ask. My...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi I am just at the start of my research in how to retire to France from the UK . I would love to hear from people who have done this and their experiences .. I would like an area with a thriving ex-pat community as I think it would help us settle in , preferably around the Dordogne region or...
  8. Introductions
    Hello all, My wife and I are doing research on possible countries to move to. We are in our early 30's with an infant. My wife is from Russia and is a Permanent US Resident. I am a US Citizen. Our daughter has Citizenship in both Russia and the US. I am medically retired (OIF injury) federal...
  9. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    im 50 year old aussie with a thai wife..lives in AUS also.we are thinking about retiring in thailand..buying a condo car etc...will live off interest in bank hopefully..maybe 20000 B a week...im uncertain of visa requirements..etc..if anyone has any tips..would be very grateful..its a big move...
  10. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    From all I have read, it seems to me that someone wishing to retire to and remain in Thailand will always be in a bit of an unstable, uncertain position in regards to visa status. How certain is it that you will get renewed every year? If I really move there, I would hate to get booted after...
  11. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hello I have placed threads on here before and the answers were very helpful, thank you. I am over the next 2-3 yrs gaining as much information as possible before I hopefully retire to Chiang Mai. I will then be 51yrs old, male, single, no dependants. I have lived a fortunate existance in the...
  12. The Basement Lounge
    Dear all I know I am a little early on asking these questions, but one likes to be prepared. I am planning on retiring to Thailand in around 2016 (will be 52yrs old). I have visited many times but not in the last 6yrs. Over the next 4yrs I hope to visit several areas to get a feel of where I...
  13. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hi All, I am thinking of selling up in Canada and moving my wife and I to Thailand to retire. I have been to Phuket, Koh Samui, Bankgok and Pattaya on a number of occasions so am familiar with the lifestyle, climate customs etc. I am interested in property prices (buying not renting) and an...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Just wanted to know if anyone has some direction for us. My husband has an Australian passport (dual US/Oz). He was the son of an Australian war bride, so is a citizen. He has lived in the USA since age 6. We have been married 9 years and I am 59 years old. He is retired and ready to move...
  15. Introductions
    Probably my situation may be a bit unique. My husband was the son of a WWII War Bride, and thus he is a citizen even though he has lived in the US since he was 6. He was born in Australia. I still have a few more years to work, and he is retired. So the big question is how we would adjust...
  16. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    We are looking to retire in 2018, but are in the initial stages of planning to move to the Abruzzo region. We were wondering about rent vs. buying, we were looking to go at least once a year for a couple of weeks at a time to check out the region. We are looking for something not necessarily in...
  17. Introductions
    Hola everyone,:) We are from Australia and moved to Cuenca Ecuador a couple of months ago. We would love to hear from other Aussies in Ecuador and also be happy to give out our information in regards to why we decided to move here. Love to hear from anyone. Ciao Ciao Dixie
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