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Am I eligible for permanent residency in Norway?

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Submitted by ekasdin on Sat, 08/04/2018 - 12:57
Destination: Oslo

hi there, I want to move to Norway, but neither my partner nor I have a typical job where we could look to find the equivalent in Norway. He is an illustrator and I am an editor. We make good livings and could both continue our current jobs from there. Is there a way to get permanent residence without gettin a Norwegian job? Thank you so much for any insight you may be able to provide.

How does the admissions process for public school in Denmark work?

Destination: Denmark

I want to move with my family in denmark so kindly tell me about school because my one daughter is 7 years and other is 3 years so tell how and when the admission starts in Denmark. ?

And in Denmark has vacational professional training centres from Govt of Denmark.?

What is the easiest way for a US citizen to get permanent residency or citizenship in Italy?

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Submitted by lgraziano73 on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 04:05
Destination: Italy

My husband and I are looking to permanently move to Italy within 3 years and gain permanent residency. Our grandparents (both sides) are from Italy and we heard that we could possibly apply for Italian citizenship. Any suggestions?

Will I need private health insurance in Italy?

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Submitted by 9463chick on Sat, 07/21/2018 - 18:12
Destination: Italy

Hi There!

Moving to Italy in late fall and I am a dual US/EU citizen who has never full time lived in the EU before. I have an apartment in Monforte d'Alba for a year but how does one go about getting health coverage? Will I need to go the private route or can I qualify for public health care? Information on the web is veru conflciting so I am at a loss. Also, is it best to keep US health insuarncewhile I am traversing twhat I anticipate is this quagmire?

What is the easiest way for a UK citizen to get permanent residency or citizenship in Canada?

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Submitted by Canagirl on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 22:42
Destination: Canada

Hello guys,

Thanks in advance to those nice enough to take the time to help me! 

I am finding it tricky to obtain clear and consistent info/resources online regarding the best routes for my boyfriend and I to live together permanently in Canada, whether by application for a permanent visa, citizenship (or equivalent) or another route altogether. 

I thought perhaps some of you might have a better idea of the best routes available to us, based on our situation.

Will I be able to find work in Nigeria?

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Submitted by sahike on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 14:47
Destination: Abuja

Hi all, 

I’ve been having thoughts of moving to Nigeria and work there. I’m a female from Singapore. Single and have roughly 2 years+ plus of experience in engineering sector. More to building construction and air conditioning. 

I was wondering — will I have any opportunity to work in that country? And I’m not sure where to start planning like companies that is hiring foreigner and female like me especially. 

Would love to hear from all of you.

thank you! 

What is the standard of mental and psychiatric healthcare in Czech Republic?

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Submitted by ElaineB on Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:23
Destination: Czech Republic

There is a possibility that my Czech husband and I may move to (or even retire in) Czech Republic. My husband is a Czech citizen who was born, raised and educated in Prague. He is a native speaker. I am an American. It's my assumption that if we were to move there, I would not have too much difficulty obtaining healthcare coverage. Actually, I'm not exactly sure what the process would be for me, and any costs, etc.

What do I need to know before moving to Jakarta?

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Submitted by Dave Langley on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:12
Destination: Jakarta

Hi, I am considering relocating to Jakarta and the business district. Can anyone give me some advice on the area and what its like. I am getting mixed messages on Google telling me its not a safe place to be at the minute and then its an amazing place 

Im confused

Thanks in advance,


Can I get medical treatment in Dubai on a tourist visa?

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Submitted by Sammar ali on Sun, 07/08/2018 - 17:27
Destination: Dubai

I will be in Dubai soon with my toddler and baby. My husband will be on a work visa but we will be initially on visit visas, which will eventually convert into family residency visas. But my question is, in the meanwhile if we need medical treatment or vaccinations what will be the procedure be? Please let me know. 

Getting a job in Melbourne, Australia

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Submitted by aicelv on Sun, 07/08/2018 - 16:35
Destination: Melbourne

I'm a management graduate with 9 years of experience working in the corporate setting. My background is mainly in marketing, but I'm also keen on operations and working with startups. I'm looking to take my expertise a step further by embracing the challenge of finding success in a foreign setting, particularly in a cosmopolitan city like Melbourne. I see job postings online but don't want to waste my time if employers are only accommodating locals. What's the most logical advice to take?

Does anyone have tips for adjusting to life in Costa Rica?

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Submitted by EddieJ35 on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:49
Destination: Costa Rica

I have moved to Costa Rica for quite some time now and I still feel like I am failing to get the hang of the Costa Rican life. I know that I am a foreign man in an unfamiliar land; I already have my citizenship yet I still feel like I am only a visitor. I have the trouble in communicating with the locals there and you can only imagine the struggle that I have trying to understand the people around and trying to make them understand me as well. How should I deal with this?

Will I have to pay income tax in Kenya?

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Submitted by andyp on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 20:06
Destination: Kenya

Hi everyone

I’m British but living and working in Qatar. I may relocate to Mombasa soon but im looking for some advice on income tax on earnings.

i see that it’s capped at 30% but is there any relief for expats if you stay a short time or can it be claimed back.

As my current salary is tax free I’d prefer not to have to give 30% away if I come.

Any help would be appreciated.


Will I be able to live comfortably in Latvia?

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Submitted by Lamnguyen on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 05:43
Destination: Latvia

Dear All Friend,

First of all, I am glad to say "hello" and thank you in advance for your reply and reading my question.

The second, I just knew the information to moving to Latvia with visa immigration, I am considering the safety in this country because this is a new independence nation. 

Some questions about moving to Nice with my EU-citizen wife

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Submitted by Samuel1505 on Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:15
Destination: Nice

Dear all,

So my fiancée and I are getting married in October in Amsterdam, she is a Dutch native and as soon as we get married I will basically have more or less the same right that she has. We fell in love with Nice last year during our vacation there our walk on the Promenade des Anglais and journey in the city was breathtaking. We, therefore, decided since then to move there after our wedding.

Best practices for finding an apartment in Oslo?

Destination: Oslo

Dear community,

I'm trying hard finding a small partly / furnished apartment for lease in the Oslo area from September 2018 but the housing market seems to be very challenging.

Are there any other websites beyond, Are there any real estate agents you would recommend? Are there any other local resources or organisations I could contact for support?

Thank you very much for your help and kind regards,


Am I eligible for a Romanian passport?

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Submitted by miraeck123 on Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:31
Destination: Romania


I have lived in Romania for almost 5 years with my family. My husband and my kids have Romanian citizenship. I have a permit to stay in Romania. I understand that after 5 years in Romania, I'm entitled to apply for a Romanian passport subject to a language test. Where can I take this test? Are there any examples of the test?





I'm moving to Ireland, will my pension be taxed?

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Submitted by citadeldrive on Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:52
Destination: Dublin


My wife and I are discussing the possibility of retiring in Ireland.  I've been researching taxes in Ireland and there are some areas that are vague.

My spouse was granted her Irish Citizenship through her grandmother and will have an Irish Passport. We are both in our 60's, retired, receiving pensions and social security and have no inclination to work.

I have read that Irish residents have to pay tax on income derived from both inside and outside Ireland, while non-residents pay tax only on their income inside the country.

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