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What are the benefits of public or international schools in Brussels?

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Submitted by Magnusmolb on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:51
Destination: Belgium

Hi

We are moving tom brussels in January and are looking for schools for our children 10 and 5. We are lloking at both public and international/private schools. What is best? We will be stayhing in Brussels 2-3 years.

thankful for ur replies

Magnus

Thinking of relocating to Malta - do we need visas?

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Submitted by bigvee19 on Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:12
Destination: Malta

Hi, we are thinking of relocating to Malta.  We are uk citizens (born). We are aiming to be permanent in 3-4 years. In the meantime we want to get the process started. What do we need to do eg do we need visas, if so what permanent or residency?. We plan to work as well so will we need ID cards “NI” numbers?. We’re  thinking however of perhaps looking to rent an apartment in the near future on a long let so we can come over whenever until we fully relocated. Can we do that as obviously the property wouldn’t be occupied full-time.

Will I be eligible for a visa for Qatar?

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Submitted by kulrahul2000 on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:40
Destination: Qatar

Hi,

I worked in Saudi Arabia for two years and back to India without collecting the NOC and permanent exit. It’s been more than two years now. And now, I got a job offer from Qatar and willing to move there but before applying for visa I want make sure that I will get Qatar visa or not because of no proper exit from Saudi Arabia.

I will be looking for kind help by having suggestions or comments from the experts and experience people here.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Rahul

Is moving dogs to Houston difficult?

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Submitted by evpooole1 on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:39
Destination: Houston

Hello,

I'm planning on moving to Houston with the family next year and had a question regarding dogs.  I have two big dogs and wanted to know how dog-friendly the city is.  Can you walk your dogs in places other than designated dog parks? Are there any national parks where you can walk dogs off lead/leash.  Finally, have you moved with your dogs and how have they coped with the heat in summer?  We currently live in the countryside where most dog walks are off lead/leash.

I also have a 7 yr old Daughter but think she will have fewer issues adjusting than the dogs.  

Will my cats have a good quality of life in Taipei?

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Submitted by jenniejam74 on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:38
Destination: Taipei

Hi everyone!

My husband and I are possibly moving to Taipei in 2019 and will be bringing our two beloved cats with us. I’m hoping to get some information on what life might be like for them? Are cats liked/tolerated ok in the city? We would be likely living in an expat community, close to friends and colleagues. My cats are my family so I’m hoping they can have a happy life along with us, if we move. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this-any help or info would be greatly appreciated:-). 

Old Vietnamese Bank Notes - Worthless?

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Submitted by poet on Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:29
Destination: Vietnam

My brother was in Vietnam over a decade ago and didn't get to spend around 8 million in these 100,000 notes before he left.

They were forgotten but turned up again recently, so, I took them in case I happened to visit Vietnam.

I arrived at HCMC Airport today and, when trying to buy a bus ticket to the airport, was disappointed to be told that those notes are no longer valid.

Would anyone know if there any mechanism to exchange old Vietnamese notes, as the Bank of England does in the UK?

Are homosexual and transgender people safe in Dubai ?

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Submitted by Shizumi on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:42
Destination: Dubai

In 2018, is it safe for homosexual and transgender people to live there ? Do you think things are changing ? I recently heard some people saying it’s very safe and laws have changed, and some outdated articles says it’s illegal (I can’t find a recent one), so I don’t really know...

What can I expect from the job market in Cambodia?

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Submitted by jrdwyer3 on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:46
Destination: Cambodia

Hello,

Looking to move to Phnom Penh in the coming months. What is the process like for expats to enter the work force once they have arrived in Cambodia. Is there a job market available once a work visa has been attained?

What would be the best way to look for a job once arriving in Phnom Penh?

Thank you,

Josh

Salary expectations in Frankfurt for a family of 3?

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Submitted by divya_kj on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 05:16
Destination: Frankfurt

Hi,

I am having a discussion with an IT Company regarding an opening in Frankfurt/ Eschborn. I need to tell my salary expectations to HR. I am from India and and am unfamiliar with the living conditions in Germany.

I will be moving with my husband and 7 year old daughter. I read in multiple websites that accomodation and schooling is very costly in Germany. 

Can you people help me with an approximate figure to quote? I will be taking up the position of Scrum Master which is a managerial role.

What is the average salary for such a role in Frankfurt?

Where to find reviews for international schools in Seoul?

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Submitted by Elena1 on Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:00
Destination: Seoul

Hi, we're a Mexican/Dutch family, planning to move to Seoul in January 2019. I'm looking for schools reviews and parents forums about life in Seoul. I haven't found so many until now. Any idea if there is a facebook group or any other site specifically for parents? thank you.

What do I need to know before studying in Sweden?

Destination: Stockholm

I'm interested in doing my masters in Sweden and I was wondering what University was like there.

Would I have time to work part-time or is the workload too demanding? 

Is there anything else I should know before applying?

Any personal tales or information you just happen to know would be greatly appreciated!

 

Is the Centrale Area in Milan safe?

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Submitted by viveca on Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:45
Destination: ​Milan

Hi! I've got a job near Centrale and have found a lovely room at an affordable price in Via Fratelli Lumière. I wanted to know whether or not the area is safe, as I am a young woman and I know sometimes stations aren't the best places. The apartment is lovely and is 10 minutes walking from work so I'm very tempted! Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

Thanks! 

Moving to Malta, where to start?

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Submitted by isobelallen on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:07
Destination: Malta

Hi, my husband and I are thinking of relocating to Malta next year with our 3year old. We don't know where to start: English speaking schools (I heard the Malta lang is difficult to learn), somewhere to live, jobs, cost of living! My husband will be going out next month to do research. Any help would be warmly welcome 😁

Do you need proof of employment to rent a flat in London?

Destination: London

Hi, My husband and I are relocating to London for 2 years. We are looking to rent a flat after a month of moving there. In order to rent a flat, are we able to show bank statements to show proof of savings until we find employment? We have not yet secured employment however are able to show proof of savings.

If any one has moved to the UK and found jobs and places to rent this way appreciate any advice, suggestions etc.

Thanks

What are the best schooling options in Frankfurt?

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Submitted by annacoops on Sun, 08/26/2018 - 01:08
Destination: Frankfurt

Hi,

I am moving from Australia to Frankfurt in the next couple of months with my family (husband and 3 kids) and we were after some guidance with schooling. The international schools are a bit out of our price range and were wondering what the other options were for a 3 and 5 year old. Are the public primary school zoned like they are in Australia? Also, how to the bilingual schools work? We are currently looking at the surrounding areas for living rather than in the CBD but any thoughts on that would be much appreciated also.

Is it difficult for American citizens to get Ghanaian Residency?

Destination: Ghana

I'm looking to buy beach front property in Ghana but I am concerned about the legality of buying property as a foreigner, as well as about being granted residency status.

I would not be able to live there for 10 years straight at any point what are my options if any?

Thanks.