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Are there any womens groups I can join in Powai, India?

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Submitted by PowaiPoppi on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:09
Destination: Germany
i am moving to Powai in December with my husband, he will be working in Mumbai... last week we had a orientation trip to India so I was able to get my bearings on Powai, however, I am very keen to get in touch with any groups that are set up in Powai to help me get started. Would be grateful for any info!

Moving back to Ireland from Boston 2019

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Submitted by SabrinaG on Sat, 11/04/2017 - 17:13
Destination: Ireland
I am originally from Co Louth and my hubby is from Dublin. Currently living in West Boston area, we intend to move back to Ireland in 2019 after kids finish up school in the June. In September 2019, One child will be starting 1st year and other will do transition year into leaving cert years. We have been out of Ireland for 5 years (well will be by 2019). Looking for some feed back on education and secondary schools. Do you think it will be a struggle for the kids to get 'into' the Irish way of education? More concerned for my eldest who will do transition year to ease his way back in.

What is contained in an expat package in Ottawa, Canada?

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Submitted by GJP on Sat, 11/04/2017 - 04:29
Destination: Canada
Hi Is there a difference between a local employment contract and an expat package in Canada? Do the expat packages in Canada normally include private health insurance, assistance with school fees and flights back to the home country once a year? (I understand that everyone is entitled to free public health care.

Workable salary for Lisbon?

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Submitted by QZM on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 20:47
Destination: Portugal
Hello all, I've received a job offer from a company that does celebrity newswriting based in Lisbon. The thing is, I'm not 100% sure I should take it. A couple qualms about the work itself aside, I'm not sure if the budgeting will work out. They're offering me something in the neighborhood of 24,500 Euros a year, but when I try to mock up a budget I'm running into some difficulties. I'm not sure what that will look like post-tax (I'm apparently in the 37% income tax bracket?) and some prices aren't clear.

International Universities in Guangzhou

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Submitted by vlopes832 on Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:27
Destination: Guangzhou

Hi there!

I am considering moving to Guangzhou with my 18 year-old-son, who is currently studying Photography at the university in Brazil. I am a little bit worried about finding an University in Guangzhou which accepts international students and which offers courses 100% in English. I was not able to confirm if the University of Fine Arts offers this. Any suggestion or information about this subject would be highly appreciated.

Cost of living in Poland

Destination: Poland

I am moving to Poland early next year. My company has offered me a salary of 13000 ZL. Base location would be Warsaw. I have a family of three (Self, Wife and 5-year old daughter). My wife and daughter would not be travelling immediately with me. I am assuming after about 3-4 months once I settle down.

Do you think the salary is good enough? How much do you think would rentals and other expenses cost?

How much it cost to renew Critical Skills Work Permit VISA in South Africa?

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Submitted by Kushal Desai on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:50
Destination: South Africa


I have Critical Skills Work Permit VISA for 1 year Validity. I have a job and I would like to renew my VISA for 5 years and then I will apply for PR.

Please suggest!

How much it cost and how much time it takes for VISA renewal for 5 years.

Seeking a contact or guide to Switzerland

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Submitted by Ski2BlackDad on Sat, 10/28/2017 - 21:43
Destination: Switzerland

Hi -

I am planning on moving to Switzerland either summer '18 or '19 with my wife and 7/8 year old son. Is there anyone who can provide guidance on where we should look to live? My wife is Romanian, so I believe we can move fairly easily and we don't won't need to work to live (just to eat).

Sponsoring a parent to UAE

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Submitted by H.G on Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:47
Hello All, I am looking into an assignment in the UAE sometime early next year with my wife and kids. I have read several articles on this topic but but my situation has some caveats that those articles do not address. I know there are income, housing, and health insurance requirements when sponsoring a parent which will not be an issue for me.

Commuting time from southern Dubai (Marina, Jumeira) to Abu Dhabi airport?

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Submitted by H.G on Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:31
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Hello All, There is a potential of an assignment in Abu Dhabi for me next year. I am a U.S national and working for a U.S publicly traded company. Since my companies only entity in the UAE is in Dubai my visa will be out of Dubai but my work will be near AUH airport. One of the options I am considering is to live in southern part of Dubai and commute to AUH airport everyday. If I live in Marina or Jemeira area near the highway to AUH aiport what kind of driving time am I looking at?

Schools and living in Antwerp

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Submitted by nursen on Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:34
Destination: Antwerp


My husband will start to work at Antwerp by 1st January .
We have 2 daughters ; 7 and 12 years old.
Now, we have to make 2 critical decisions ; which region to live and which schools to choose for our daughters?
We think living at a walking distance to school would help our daughthers for faster adaptation.
Will appreciate if you share your opinion/experience with us.

Expat tax and rent in Thailand

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Submitted by Tuyen Tran on Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:12
Destination: Thailand


Can anyone please help me work out how much I take home after tax for gross salary of 121,970 Thai Baht? I have 3 dependants: spouse and 2 kids (3 year old and 4 months). I was informed that tax would be 15-20%, but they can't give me the correct figure.

Also, how much is average rent for a fully furnished 2 bedrooms house/ apartment?

Applying for employment visa and dependant visa for Ireland

Destination: Dublin

I have got critical skill work permit for Ireland , now I am applying for Employment visa. I have few queries.

1. Can I apply the visa for myself and my husband together ? So that he can join me immediately in Ireland.

I read on the Irish immigration page that "Your family can apply to come with you to Ireland as part of your own visa application. Otherwise, your family may apply separately as soon as you arrive."

Working as a physiotherapist in Denmark? (coming from UK)

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Submitted by Caroline2017 on Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:32
Destination: Denmark
Hello! I hope someone can help me. I am looking to move to southern Denmark by the end of 2018 and am searching for work as a Physiotherapist. Will this be possible without speaking Danish? If anyone has any experience with this please do let me know! Thanks Caroline.

Job offer to Poland from India

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Submitted by Nour Singh on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:51
Destination: Poland
I have got an offer of 5000pln Gross (3500 net or take home) job offer and would like me in if I accept it for 3 month probation contract. I'm currently from India. The catch is for rent accommodation, the company wont do and there'll be no flight reimbursement. However, the offer looks good but is a well earned offer to live in Poland as a first timer who'll be traveling there for work and living oneself by?

Does applying for Dependent/Spouse work permit in Ireland need an employment offer?

Destination: Dublin

I got an offer from a company in Dublin city - Ireland. And also critical skill work permit processed successfully.Planning to move to Dublin around Jan -2018.

As soon as I land to Dublin ,

Moving to Canada and finding a job in PR

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Submitted by simar on Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:46
Destination: Canada

Hello Dear !!!

I am from India, age 42 years, we are four in family and are planning to move to Canada, I am preparing for my IELTS exam.

I want to enquire whether we can apply for Canada??? and are we eligible to apply for Canada PR, my husband is very much anxious to relocate to Canada.