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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everybody, My wife and I are Americans who plan to go to France for three months a year, starting next year. We have a cat who's always traveling with us - a little female who walks on a leash! 😊 I know she has to have certain vaccinations here in the US, and also there are certain rules for...
  2. International Expat Discussions
    I know some countries require documents to be at most 6 months old. Looking at documents needed for US passport renewal, it never mentions this requirement. Do you have experience with US Embassy where that was important? Thank you
  3. US Expat Tax Support
    You may be an Accidental American and file US taxes if you were or are in the following situations: Born in the US to foreign parents Born outside the US to American parents who were unaware of their status as US citizens and claimed US citizenship for you Born abroad to at least one US...
  4. US Expat Tax Support
    Are you ready to file your US expat taxes this year? You can file with us easily, no matter how complicated your tax situation is!
  5. US Members Lounge
    Hey all, Current wait time for e3 visa appointments seem to be at least 3-4 months in Australia. Based on what I have seen on US high consulate website. Does anyone know otherwise. Has any first time e3 visa applicant applied for the visa outside of Australia ? Is it recommended ?
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    In a meeting with an immigration service yesterday, we were told that we needed to provide an updated marriage certificate as part of the visa application process. I've tried searching and cannot find any info about how to request this. Is there anyone here who has moved from the US and knows...
  7. International Expat Discussions
    Is moving to US for doing bachelor's degree worth it despite of all those visa issues? What US immigration will look like in next 10 years? I considered Canada but it's too expensive but salaries are low and except Toronto and Vancouver there are no other good options. Both are ultra expensive...
  8. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi everyone! I am a expat residing in Canada for 4 years. I have a real estate rental/renovation company in US for 5 years now and since I live on the border, I am able to travel back and forth but there's limited stuff I can do while I am there. Hence, I've been looking to apply for an E2. I...
  9. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi All, I am planning to move to the US on an E3 visa. I have a query about E3 Dependent Visa. If my son takes admission to US university on E3 dependent visa will he be considered an international student or a local student? What sort of fees structure will apply for him in Universities? Do I...
  10. International Expat Discussions
    I am an American citizen living in the UK with my British husband and two children (under two). We have been planning to go the States for 3 months, but with the new restrictions from Nov. 8th it is now mandatory for non-citizens to be 'fully vaccinated' to enter the country. My husband and I...
  11. 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...
  12. Expat Tax
    HI everyone. Recent turn of events meant my USC/ILR partner needed to sell her US house pretty quickly and did not have time to plan ahead for tax purposes. Purchased it in 2011 and lived in until 2016 (5 years). Moved to the UK mid 2016 and rented out during this period (5 years). Now sold...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    So I have just applied for the settlement visa on grounds that I am married. But had to apply for the settlement rather than the Spouse due to COVID obstacles. We just found out that the visa was refused and are now completely stuck as to what to do?! Do we appeal or do I go home to the states...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello, My wife and I are US citizens currently living in India. We are planning on moving to Barcelona on the Non Lucrative visa. Both of us are artists and have savings and income sources in the US and in India. Since we are US citizens, the US requires us to declare and pay tax on our global...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello Everyone, This is my first post, and I am grateful for this amazing forum. I just married a French woman, we reside in France. I am paying taxes in France, however, I was wondering if I would be taxed the high real estate tax in France if I was to purchase an investment property in the...
  16. Expat Tax
    Hello all, I am a US expat living in the UK. I received both the US stimulus checks as well as money from the UK Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Now I need to file my tax returns, first in the US and then in the UK. I know that the US stimulus checks are not taxable in the UK, because...
  17. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    A friend of mine asked me this question. His child was born while on a work assignment in Western Canada. His wife and him had their first child in February 2020, in Canada. Soon after Covid lockdowns began, he was recalled back to the US. He never registered his child with the consulate there...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I have tried, to no avail, to "google" this issue and I never see results that are what I want to do. I'm originally from FL. I now live in AU. I have no ties, whatsoever to the USA now (relinquished). My best friend still resides in FL. He's been out of work for so long I wanted to buy him a...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I have a tricky question : I’m from the US, but with my parents we moved to France at age of 18. Today, I am working, paying taxes in France and USA. My incomes in France are withholding tax, are there any benefits opening a Roth IRA account with contributions coming from French wages ...
  20. Expat Tax
    Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out with this or at least point me in the right direction. I recently became a resident in Spain, but have been unable to find work here. As such, I am interviewing with a US based company that offers remote interpreting work, which is...
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