Thank you for visiting the Expat Arrivals Forum. We have thousands of local expats waiting to answer your questions on living and working abroad.

Read our terms of use.

Filter by Destination:

Questions about work-permit visas for the Czech Republic

Expert Info

Submitted by RGupta on Sat, 02/16/2019 - 21:17
Destination: Prague

Hello!

 

My name is Reena. I am Indian passport holder. I have been working in Germany for 2-3 years. My German visa expires on 28th Feb 2019. I will get a work contract in Prague in the next couple of days which will start from 1st April 2019. My question is where can I apply the visa from. Is it possible to apply from Germany or Prague? Also, can I get visa for the month of March also so that I don't need to go back to India in March and come back to Prague in April?

Can I get a work permit for South Korea if I have HIV?

Expert Info

Submitted by catcher005 on Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:53
Destination: South Korea

Hi, I plan to work in S. Korea and I wonder if (as of today) a foreigner with HIV won't have any restrictions to get a working permit in South Korea? Supposedly as of 2017 there are no restrictions but looks like no one knows for sure.

Can anyone please help on that?

 

Amenities in houses in the suburbs of Nice

Expert Info

Submitted by sarinb on Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:00
Destination: Nice

I am planning to move to Nice with my family (wife and 2 kids) this year for a duration of at least 1-2 years.

We are planning to look for accommodation somewhere around Antibes / Juan les Pins. For the move, I would like to understand what can we generally expect in terms of amenities in rental homes there.

1. Do houses usually come with refrigerators, microwave ovens, convection ovens, dishwashers and stoves?

2. Will there be space to accommodate washing machines for clothes? Can clothes be hang-dried or do people usually have dryers there?

Will I be able to make a living in Pakistan?

Expert Info

Submitted by dperk104 on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:05
Destination: Pakistan

I am a newly divorce 42 year old female wanting to make a fresh start in Lahore Pakistan. I am not planning to move to Pakistan for love nor a marriage. It has always been my plan to travel the world and live somewhere outside of the USA, so what better time than now. 

I am trying to figure out the best options to take in an international move. I have minimal material wealth and am a freelancer that can work from anywhere. I only need to know what measures I need to make to make my move a lot smoother. Can anyone offer some tips, suggestions or comments that may help me?

Thinking of moving to Thessaloniki with a 5 year old & 6 year old

Expert Info

Submitted by DomS on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:45
Destination: Greece

My husband and I are thinking of moving from Canada to Thessaloniki, Greece, with our two small children, 5 years old & 6 years old. We are Greek, and we all speak Greek, including our children. We have a place to stay, so we would not be renting or buying. We are all Citizens of Greece so we would have access to the Health Care system. Not sure if we would also need private health care?

Our dilemma mostly lies in how the current public education system is now in 2019? I have found a lot of info online but it is older information and I am not sure if things are improving? 

Looking for information on life in Oslo

Destination: Norway

Hi,

I am planning to move to Norway at Oslo in the month of May this year. Following are my query.I am planning to travel along with my spouse and child ( 5 Years).

1. What is the annual fees for international schooling? How easy is to get the admission for foreign employee?

2. Apart from schooling do we need to take a Day Care separately?

3. What should be good average salary considering the living standard of Norway for 3 members family?

4. Can dependent apply for jobs at Norway?

Choosing a city in Germany

Expert Info

Submitted by DanielDaniel on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 22:37
Destination: Germany

Hello there,

 

I've been offered a corporate job in Germany.  During the interview, they've asked a very surprising and interesting question:

"Where would you want to be located"

Apparently, it doesn't matter for them where I'll be located in any major city within Germany. Lucky me, I guess...?!

I was not expecting this, so I was a bit perplexed.  I said Frankfurt or Berlin.  But I guess they don't care, we can change that.

What can my family expect from schools in Sao Paulo?

Expert Info

Submitted by faldekan on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:50
Destination: Brazil

Hi all,

I'm a Brit living in gloomy grey Britain, dreaming of emigrating to my wife's home town in Brazil (nr Rio Preto, SP).  She is worried about the state of the education system there and how that would impact on our two primary school age children.  She is a qualified secondary school teacher there so does know her stuff (don't tell her I said that, though!)

Drinking Water Availability in Dubai

Expert Info

Submitted by kite1100 on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:55
Destination: Dubai

What do people generally look up to for drinking water in Dubai? Can you drink the tap water? I have heard that the water supplied by DEWA is treated in WHO standards. But, is it still safe. Are there any possibilities for contamination? Do the apartment/villa owners clean the tanks regularly?

Need information about schools in Johannesburg

Expert Info

Submitted by paramita on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 08:04
Destination: Johannesburg

Hi all,

I am planning to move to Johannesburg from Bangalore, India in 2019 by the month of August- September with my 6 years old son. In India he is studying in ukg now and from the month of May he will be in standard 1.

1.Anyone please let me know what is the process of getting admission in school of Johannesburg?

2.Is it possible to get admission in the middle of academic year?

3.He is 6 years old.So which class he will be?

Will Brexit have an impact on my health insurance in Spain?

Expert Info

Submitted by taylor1 on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:09
Destination: Spain
Hi there. I'm looking for some information on what will happen to my health insurance after Brexit. My wife and I are retirees and we have been living in the south of Spain for almost 5 years now. Will we still be able to use our current health insurance post Brexit? Thanks in advance for your help!

Moving to Mexico w/ Autistic son

Expert Info

Submitted by marcie moo on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 23:50
Destination: Mexico

I am planning to move to Mexico, not sure exactly where yet, but hopefully near the beach, pretty safe and in more of an urban area, that is not incredibly humid!! I expect humidity, but one of the areas with a little less!  I have a 9yr old son with Autism, not severe, but still requires services and he gets SSI through Social Security for himself and I also get SSDI Social Security because of Lupus. I get my money, regardless, but I found out that he will not. Is there any help in any form, for him/us when we relocate, since we will lose a chunk of money each month?

Working and Moving to canada? help please

Expert Info

Submitted by sharky_banks on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 03:14
Destination: Canada

Hi there helpful people of the internet,

My name is Mark, my wife and I are both UK citizens who have lived in the UK all our lives but are keen to immigrate to Canada as it has been my dream for years and my wife is just as excited about the prospect as I am. I am stepping way out my comfort zone with this and don't really know 100% how to go about the whole process to be honest.

Accommodation Types & Schooling in KL

Expert Info

Submitted by Rose68 on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 04:32
Destination: Kuala Lumpur

Hi,

My husband has just secured a six month contract in KL expiring in August, 2018.  The contract has a high possibility of being extended, which is when our 8 year old son and I will then plan on joining him (from Australia).  A couple of questions please:-

1.  We are looking at an international school.  When does the school year start, and when should we start applying to schools?

2.  How will they assess which year level our son will go into?  Will he need to complete some sort of testing before being accepted etc which will indicate his year level?

Primary Language in Oman for business

Expert Info

Submitted by janmalz on Fri, 01/04/2019 - 02:31
Destination: Oman

Hi, 

Just would like to ask and verify what type of language is used in Oman? Is it primarily Arabic or are they already accustomed to the English language? Does one have to learn the Arabic language as a requirement to work there?

Hope to get a good picture of Oman.

Thank you. 

Jan 

Chinese culture information

Expert Info

Submitted by ManonJ on Sat, 12/22/2018 - 13:50
Destination: China

Hi everybody !

As part of my studies and in order to prepare my forthcoming departure to Tianjin, I would need to interview some expatriates who have stayed in China for at least one year or who are still in the country.

That would be a pleasure to exchange with you about this experience !
Don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a good day

Difference between American Schools in Ho Chi Minh City

Expert Info

Submitted by coolcat on Sat, 12/15/2018 - 15:46
Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

Hello,

My husband might be relocated to HCMC from USA, we have two children, middle and high school, so I was researching the International Schools in HCMC and found at least four American Schools - TAS, ISHCMC, ISHCMC American Academy and South Saigon International School. I'd really appreciate some input on these schools. I'm specially confused with the two ISHCMC schools... Any advice?

Thanks in advance!

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna Global

Aetna is an award-winning insurance business that provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. Their high quality health insurance plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of expats living and working abroad.

Get a quote from Aetna International

Bupa Global

Bupa Global's international private medical insurance offers expats direct access to some of the very best doctors and hospitals in the world. Bupa is chosen by individuals who value expertise, freedom and quality. You can choose to see your preferred doctor close to home or a specialist in another country. Their health insurance plans are designed for day-to-day healthcare needs too.

Get a quote from Bupa Global