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Homesick son in Toronto

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Submitted by clarelouise on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 03:30
Destination: Toronto

HI, i recently moved to Toronto from the UK (4 weeks ago) my 10 year old son has started school (grade 6) and although he says the school is ok he keeps telling me he misses his old school and friends and wants to go home! i feel absolutely terrible and so sad for him... i really want him to settle and totally understand he must be missing his friends, i just dont know what to do or how to deal with this situation! we new it would take some getting used to! hopefully he will make friends soon and start to feel better about going to school!...any advice would be so much appreciated.

Americans or other native English speakers living outside Amsterdam?

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Submitted by mamasnap on Fri, 09/13/2019 - 23:54
Destination: The Netherlands

Hello, in a couple years we will be transferring to the Netherlands. I am wondering where are some smaller communities around Amsterdam (I mean not just slightly smaller cities....we prefer to live in some green, trees, canals, cows, etc) that are commute distance but maybe have an expat or community of others living and working there? 


Can we apply for permanent residence in Sweden and get benefits?

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Submitted by jorgebcrra on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:58
Destination: Sweden

Hi I'm from Mexico, married to an EU citizen. She got a job in Sweden but with a German contract.

1. Can she apply for permanent residence in Sweden? Therefore, getting benefits like maternity and health insurance?

2. Can I as the husband also apply for residence there? Should her company help during the process? 


Thanks in advance! 

Do I need to know Spanish to live in Argentina?

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Submitted by Smith on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 07:18
Destination: Argentina
Good morning, I am planning on moving to Argentina within the next year. I have been reading a lot online and it looks like English is very limited in the country. Would I be okay moving to Argentina if I do not speak any Spanish? Or should I learn some Spanish before making the move? Thanks.

Can we get a Work Visa in Chile and not only at your consulate in your country

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Submitted by Head Brewer on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 00:11
Destination: Chile

Hello everybody, 

I’m Canadian and I would like to know if it’s possible to arrive in Chile as a tourist Visa (90 days) and apply directly in Chile for a work Visa ( 2 years ) or a working holiday Visa ( 1 year ) . 

I have a notarized contract in my hand from a Chilean employer. 

I mean do we absolutely need to be in our country of origin to apply for it ? 

Thank you ! 

Cheers ! 




Elementary School Age Cut off for kids in Canada

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Submitted by aargee on Sun, 09/08/2019 - 05:25
Destination: Vancouver

we are migrating to Canada from India. We are a bit confused in which grade of elementary school will our kids be attending.
Our elder one is born on May 27th, 2010 and currently in India is attending Grade 4
The younger is born on Jan 23, 2014 and currently in India is attending Grade 1.

Can anyone help in suggesting which grades which both will be admitted as in Canada education is from September-August and in India is April-March. 

Will my ADD, ADHD diagnoses/prescription from a licensed US psychiatrist transfer to the UK?

Destination: The United Kingdom

** Main questions/concerns

I'm planning to move to the UK in December. I was diagnosed I think it was last year for ADD and recently started medication. I'm taking adderall, which I'm told isn't something the NHS will even prescribe, but to have something working for me for months and suddenly have that taken away would really suck, especially when I'm in the midst of this huge life change and lots to get done, not to mention potentially dealing with a lot of emotions. (Medication can also help with emotional regulation.)

Moving to Kuala Lumpur from India

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Submitted by Nathan1 on Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:57
Destination: Kuala Lumpur


Am from India, and expecting a job offer from Kuala lumpur Malaysia in coming months. I had reviewed in various websites about cost of living, school, dependent visa, income tax, salary etc, but getting different answers.

Could anyone pls help, am 15+ years experienced engineering professional and plan to move with family.


Travel medical insurance for Czech Republic

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Submitted by davidoutwest on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 01:19
Destination: Czech Republic

I'm applying for a long-term visa (6 months) for the Czech Republic. I need to purchase travel medical insurance and provide the Consulate with a copy of whatever policy I purchase -- and I must buy a policy that meets Czech legal requirements. According to the Consulate's web site, the policy 

Rental Areas in Toronto

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Submitted by ashk0405 on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:25
Destination: Toronto

Hi All, 

My husband, baby (5mo) and I are PR holders and are planning to move to Toronto, Canada in April, 2020. We’re currently budgeting as there’s a good chance we’re moving without a job for the first few months. Could someone guide us on family appropriate residential areas along with how much we should budget for rent for a 2-3 bedroom? 


Thanks so much!! 

Looking to relocate to Atlanta

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Submitted by selorm on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:00
Destination: Atlanta

I am Selorm Kpade with expertise and experience in Relationship Marketing, Sales management, Solution Development, Customer Service Management and Key Account Management across multinational brands such Huawei Technologies, Vodafone, Microsoft UAE and Samsung Electronics West Africa.

I am reaching out to explore potential job opportunities to work outside my home country Ghana

Any advice in that direction would be appreciated 

Thank you

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