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Can I stamp my radiology form with a GP? (South African Critical Skill Visa)

Destination: South Africa
Can I stamp my radiology form with a GP with attached radiology report of CXR(Signed and Stamped by radiologist).Because the radiologist refused to sign and stamp on the original form. Thanks a lot in advance

Question about short term work assignment and school for my daughter in Frankfurt

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Submitted by tingut on Mon, 08/07/2017 - 01:05
Destination: Frankfurt
Hello, I am more than likely going to be assigned to Franfurt for a 6 month work assignment in September. I plan on my wife and 5 year old daughter to accompany me. What is the best option as far as school/education for my daughter as an English speaker only? She would be starting kindergarten in September here in the USA, I'm not sure what the equivalent is in Germany. Budget is a concern but not a blocker. Please help!

Moving to Portugal - British pensions, health services, cost of living, where to buy property?

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Submitted by barrygill on Fri, 08/04/2017 - 05:30
Destination: Portugal
My hubby and I are considering moving to Portugal and have several questions: We would like to make contact with British expats who are already retired and living in Portugal. We want to know about British pensions in Portugal; Health Services; cost of living and importantly, about buying a place to live there, for example a "good" area with facilities on hand but also easy to enjoy. Happy to give email address on request.

Cost of moving to Norway from USA

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Submitted by Fiftyzz on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 21:08
Destination: Norway
Hi all, I'm moving with my spouse to Oslo for work for at least the next 5 years. I am wondering if it makes sense to hire an international moving company to ship all of our belongings (door-to-door) from our current home in the mid-west US. I'm interested in knowing a ball-park estimate of how much it would cost to move our belongings (think of a 2-bed room fully equipped apartment). Alternatively, we could sell our belongings in the US and repurchase them again in Norway - but I hear prices in Norway can be quite high.

Moving to Berlin in 2 months, advice on bank accounts and accommodation?

Destination: Berlin
Hi, I am moving to Berlin in 2 months from London, I need advice on how to secure a bank account, and any other useful tips. Also welcome some tips on looking for properties. I am fortunate to already have my job situation secure with full time/permanent employment, so really looking for the advice on how best to navigate and get set up in the city. Hopefully someone can help on here Thanks, Alex

Moving to Denmark

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Submitted by andsaw on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:44
Destination: Denmark
Hi, me and my wife have the opportunity to move to Fano, but we have some questions and obstacles that is hard to find the best answers to. We have friends that live in Fano who can provide a rented accommodation that we can live in, but our biggest problem is my wife is disabled enough to claim benefits here in the UK, as i have to look after her needs, what we are trying to find out is knowing we can can claim our benefits in Denmark but for how long we don't know. We also don't know if we would get enough to live on for our daily living costs, and enough for the rental side.

Mechanical Engineer seeking advice to move to London

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Submitted by khorner96 on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 04:13
Destination: London
Hi my name is Kellan. Next spring I graduate from Kansas State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for someone seeking employment in England. I studied abroad my sophomore year at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield and wish I had never come back. I studied in Hatfield for just under 6 months so I did not have to get a student visa.

Will we fit in old Nice, France and be able to rent out our 2 bed apartment?

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Submitted by NYUSUFI on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:01
Destination: Nice

Hi

My partner and I are buying a two bed apt in old Nice or near with a terrace for apt 300,000.

We are hoping to rent it out over the summer period and stay there the rest of the time - a few questions:

1 - do you think we will easily be able to rent it out.
2 - we don't speak french but do you think we could make friends there.
3 - are there many book clubs, yoga on the each etc?
4 - I am Asian - do you think the french can be a bit bothered with that? (just wanted to know)

Thanks appreciate your reply!!

Salary of a Radiographer in Nairobi?

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Submitted by jackally86 on Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:35
Destination: Kenya
Hi, this is Allwyn from India. I'm currently living in Muscat, Oman. Working as a Radiographer having 5 years of experience. I got a job offer in one of the hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Can any one suggest me how much expat Radiographers are getting salary over their & what are all the benefits included in the salary? Thanks in advance.

Where to shop in Dubai?

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Submitted by melina26 on Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:59
Destination: Dubai
Which is the best place for shopping in Dubai? We are new in Dubai and we are only learning the way around the city. We are planning to buy and store grocery and other households on a single big family shopping every month. We are living in a condo near Al-Safa. I heard that Carrefour Supermarket http://www.malloftheemirates.com/anchor-stores/carrefour in Mall of the Emirates is fine destination for shopping. We checked their site to find offers and deals. I am only worried about getting their.

Are there friendly tour guides for hire in Ecuador?

Destination: Ecuador
Ecuador is currently on my short list for a retirement destination. I'll have to see it up close and personal first. I'll be there for a week in October of 2017. Can I expect to locate a bilingual tour guide that can interpret language/culture and has access to transportation? Are my expectations unrealistic?

What type of visa am I required for a small teaching/tutoring office in KL?

Destination: Malaysia
Hi guys I wonder if you could help me, I want to move to Malaysia with my wife and kids. I myself and my children are from Britain my wife is from China, and would like to establish a private English language centre in Kuala Lampur. Mainly teaching English fluency, IELTS, TEFL as well as written and comprehensive English. Can I visit Malaysia and then apply for a residence visa if I like it there, and what type of a visa can I apply for if I need to apply before hand. My buget is around £20,000.