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What should I know before moving my family to India?

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Submitted by davekothi on Sun, 11/27/2016 - 20:23
Destination: India

Hi all,

My family, wife and 2 boys (3-year-old and 5-year-old) have been asked to move to India for a 2-year assignment in Mumbai. We are Indian but none of us have ever lived in India though my wife and I have visited India handful times - first time for our boys.

The company is in the process of getting a 'package' together but we had some general questions about moving there but more specifically costs.

Life in Brunei?

Destination: Brunei
We are currently considering taking a teaching role in Brunei, however I'm concerned with the phases of the penal code coming into play over the next couple of years. We'd love some feedback from expats who are currently residing there or very recently returned. We are a family travelling with two small children. It seems that all the information I find is a few years old. I'd love specifically to know what is expected regarding women.

Private clinics in Sydney?

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Submitted by Ebu on Sat, 11/26/2016 - 20:35
Destination: Sydney
I have some sickness and instead of sending me for further checks ( blood test) to find the root casue, doctors are just precribing me different antibiotics in the health care centre which are not helping at all. They are very kind bur I don't think they even listen carefully when I'm describing the symptoms. Does anyone know about any private clinics around Sydney where a throurough health check can be made to define the right treatment? thanks

Areas and schools near Edenvale for expats?

Destination: Johannesburg

Hi Everyone,
I am Indian currently living in Tunisia and planning to move to Joburg in Dec-Jan. My office is in Edenvale and wanted to know best localities nearby where i can stay with my family. Is there any specific locality where more Indian families stay. Also what are the best schools options for expats and whether difficult to get a seat for my Kid or generally its easy to get one. Please help!


Residential Areas for families in Adelaide?

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Submitted by saishri09 on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 15:52
Destination: Adelaide

We are a family of three which includes a ten year old child.We are moving to Adelaide in February,2017.We are looking for places to stay which are in the vicinity of good public schools,shopping areas,public transport and the beaches.We would be highly obliged if approximate rentals for these areas can be notified.Are there any websites were we can look at such options and shortlist in advance.

Top Rated Primary Public schools in Adelaide?

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Submitted by saishri09 on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 15:45
Destination: Adelaide
We need to enroll our daughter in Grade 6 .We are moving to Adelaide in the month of February,2017.We request expert advice on Public Schools which are well rated in Adelaide and the contact details of the same.We would also like to know if the schools permit parents to contact them in advance regarding enrollment of the child .

Accommodation costs in Hong Kong?

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Submitted by LizzyL on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 13:12
Destination: Hong Kong
Hi. My husband & I - no pets & no children (latter grown up!) are moving to HK early in the New Year. Husband will be away a fair amount so looking for advice on where to live & approx costs. I think we want access to good public transport & an expat community. I am trying to do some online research into areas such as Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Kennedy Town & Happy Valley. But happy to exclude some of those & add others. Any ball park figs of apartments c 1,000 sq ft? Many thanks in anticipation! Lizzy

Expected costs of Living in Dublin?

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Submitted by Berlin1234 on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:01
Destination: Dublin
I am currently considering moving to Dublin for a job in communications (I have been approached by a recruiter) and am wondering how much a job would have to pay in order to live comfortably? I am single, no kids and would look for a 1 bd/studio in a nice residential, central area. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you!

Moving to Shanghai and Job Hunting?

Destination: China

Hello, i have few question and hope you can help me.
My fiancee received an offer in Shanghai and we are moving by the beginning of February 2017.
I am coming with him on a Tourist visa with the validity of 30 days. i will be looking for a house and do other stuff that we need on relocation.
I have a concern with regards to my visa which is only 30 days valid.
Can i apply for a job while i am in China or is there any chance i can be employ?

Would I be able to live with 4000 rmb a month in Shanghai?

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Submitted by Edo Puentes on Fri, 11/18/2016 - 22:29
Destination: Shanghai
Hi, I was applying for some internship in Shanghai and the company told me that they offer 4000 rmb a month after tax, that amount will last for 6 months and after that if they pick me they will increase the sallary. But, I don't now if that is enough to live. I am sure that won't be enough for a high standard, but for a humble standard, is that enough?

Visa advice for UK?

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Submitted by si196426 on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:20
Destination: The United Kingdom
Hi Guys
I'm in need of a bit of advise, my Fiance is Malaysian and she is looking to move across next year for a few years while we build a house in her home town. We are looking to marry next year but also she needs to work for personal re-seasons. I am self employed and have a resonable income with my own house. What type of visa should she apply for.
Many Thanks

Income requirement for moving to Malaysia?

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Submitted by si196426 on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:04
Destination: Malaysia

Hi Guys
In a few years time I'm looking to move to Sarawak with my wife who comes from that part of Malaysia.
I have read that they require you to have an income of 10000rm per month if you are over 50, ill be 57-58 by the time we move, as my wife is Malaysian do I still need to have this income as my Forces pension will not be that amount.
We are also planning on building a house on her family land, are there any pit falls I should look out for.

Many Thanks Simon.

Timeline for permanent residence permit for South Africa?

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Submitted by Mrs.K on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:34
Destination: South Africa
Does anyone have a current timeline for the time it takes to get a Permanent residence permit? My husband applied in December 2015 and the consulate can not give us a time estimate at all. Some days its 2 years, some days 3 years and some days just a 'I dont know, I have no idea..." So if anyone could let me know how long you waited I would really appreciate it!