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Covid Jabs for expats in Spain

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Submitted by tompitman on Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:53
Destination: Spain

Hello - 

I am flying to Spain next week, and will be living there permanently. I have not had my covid vaccination yet. As an expat, and non-EU national, how can I get a covid vaccination in Spain? Do I need to register with a doctor to get into the system? Do you know if the state pays it, or if I am charged? Is there some kind of registration system for getting vaccinated as a foreigner in Spain? Kind regards, Tom

Are there any agencies that can help my company with my move? Apartment, nanny, driver, visa, etc.?

Destination: Abu Dhabi

I have an upcoming work assignment in Abu Dhabi for two months. I will be moving alone with my six-month-old son. My company is looking for a company that can assist me with the logistics of the move. Finding a furnished apartment, live-in nanny, private driver, visa paperwork, etc. 


Does such a service exist? 



Where can I find luxury accomodation in Tripoli, Libya?

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Submitted by BÜŞRA BALLI on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:32
Destination: Libya

We are about to move to Tripoli, Libya, with my husband. We want to live in a safe place and are looking for luxury accommodation. So far, we have found Palm City, but we want to know if there is a similar place or not. Could you please inform us how we can look for and find luxury accommodation in Libya? Any suggestions for safe areas and upscale housing in Tripoli? Thanks.

How can I tell whether my job offer in Nigeria is a scam? Is this a legitimate job offer or a scam?

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Submitted by Andre007 on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:48
Destination: Lagos


Does anybody know this company in Nigeria, SubSea Deck oil Corporation Limited? I have been offered a position with them and it's requested to pay for an FWAC (foreign workers authorisation certificate) to the amount of $207. The person I have been in contact with is: 

Harry Ayoola
Assistant Manager Human Resources (SubSea_Deck Oil Corporation Limited)

Head Office
JTV Tower, Balogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, P.M.B 80
Lagos state

And for the Foreign Worker Authorization Certificate is:

How is the healthcare system in the Philippines?

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Submitted by Smith on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 06:21
Destination: Philippines

Hello, my family and I plan on moving to the Philippines. Can anyone advise on the medical facilities available in the country? Is private healthcare in the Philippines of a high standard? I have read that the cost of living is relatively low in the Philippines, and even private medical care can be reasonable. However, I think when travelling abroad, insurance is a must. Will international health insurance be accepted or must I invest in a local policy? I am also curious as to whether specialised treatments are available or if insurance which covers medical expatriation is recommended.

Do I need a university qualificatioin to get a work visa for Oman?

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Submitted by tochere on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:00
Destination: Oman

Hi, I am being considered for a permanent financial services role in Oman. I am very experienced for the role but did not attend University when I was younger. Can anyone let me know if I must hold University qualifications as a requirement for my potential employer to obtain a work permit / visa for me? Thanks.

How inclusive are the international schools in Denmark for children with special educational needs?

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Submitted by MolyWright81 on Sun, 01/10/2021 - 13:56
Destination: Denmark

Hi, we are moving from the UK to Denmark due my husbands new job in Odense, we have two sons: one 5 years old and one 9 years old. My 9-year-old son has special educational needs and I am keen to understand how inclusive the international schools are for children with special educational needs please? Any recommendations for schools?

What salary and additional benefits can you expect to earn when working in Lagos, Nigeria?

Destination: Lagos

Can anyone guide how much is a salary for a chief financial officer (CFO) with an MBA or chartered accountant (CA) with over 15 years of experience in Lagos with typical multinational or large Asian/Indian business houses? What salary would a CFO or CA expect to earn in Lagos?

Also information on how specific are the contract negotiations about other facilities companies generally offer such as car, driver, house, air travel, insurance, medical, other house expenses, school fees?


Is there age descrimination when looking for work in Italy?

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Submitted by @milanos on Mon, 12/21/2020 - 18:44
Destination: Italy


I would love to work in Italy specifically Milan to gain experience. I am from Canada so I speak English, French and Italian ( immigrant parents) , I have a lot of work experience.

My question is , is it true that in Italy there is age discrimination when it comes to work ? Here is Canada that is illegal. Does  this age discrimination exist in Italy ? Specifically Milan ? 

Thank you 

What are the health provisions for residency in Dubai? Is oral herpes a cause for deportation in Dubai?

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Submitted by syedhamza on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 08:02
Destination: Dubai

I'm 20 and currently have a residency visa via my father's job in Dubai. I'm studying in Pakistan right now and a few weeks ago have gotten Oral herpes (HSV 1). I'm aware that Dubai deports people with HIV/AIDS but what about HSV 1? Will my residency visa be cancelled if I try to visit Dubai? I'm not working at Dubai as mentioned earlier, I'm sponsored by my father instead. 

Are there any Portuguese-language international elementary schools in Dallas?

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Submitted by JorgeM on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 03:11
Destination: Dallas

Hello all, I'm thinking of accepting a job offer in Dallas which implicates moving from Portugal to Dallas with my wife and 5-year-old daughter who doesn't speak English. Considering this, I would like to know if there are international elementary schools teaching in Portuguese. I can only find German and French.

Thank you for your help.

Any advice on choosing an international school in Hong Kong for my son?

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Submitted by viclauyiyou on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 08:22
Destination: Hong Kong

I'm currently searching for primary schools for my son in Hong Kong. But because of the horrible pandemic situation this year, it becomes extremely inconvenient to visit school and make the decision. I've only visited 4 schools lately, which are Wycombe Abbey School, Kellett international school, Shrewsburry international school, and Malvern College Hong Kong.

Which area would be suitable to live in Istanbul for an Indian family?

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Submitted by Nadeem16 on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 13:09
Destination: Istanbul


We are planning to take Turkish Citizenship. We at present are Indian Citizens, living in Kolkata, India. My family comprises of my father, mother, spouse, and two school going kids. My parents are senior citizens and need frequent medical assistance. My kids are studying in class 10 & 8 respectively. Which area in Istanbul would be suitable for us to buy an apartment and settle down? We want live in an area which is close to hospitals, school, college, shops and public transport like metro. Please help us to identify a suitable area in Istanbul. Thanks in advance.

Which international schools work best for Australians in London?

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Submitted by mackski on Sat, 11/28/2020 - 02:30
Destination: London


We're moving to London for a year to work and our daughter is 14. We're considering international schools and thought it would be great if there were some other Australians at the school. Does anyone have any ideas of which schools Australians are attracted to in London?

thanks everyone

How can I get a work visa for the Philippines?

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Submitted by Adam Harmon on Wed, 11/04/2020 - 20:59
Destination: Philippines

I'm looking for how to go about applying for a work visa for the Philippines, but my company is US based and we just outsource there. Everything I see so far says my company has to apply for me but do they have to be Philippines based? Or can my US employers apply for me?

What is the daily cost of living in Cyprus - for a short vacation?

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Submitted by Mirich on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:34
Destination: Cyprus

Hi everyone I am new in this forum, I am currently stationed in the UK and a colleague recommended a quick trip to Cyprus. However, our financial levels are not the same (he is my boss). I wonder if I could get some first hand. Based on the rates online this is the best choice for my very limited travel budget. Problem is...

How can my son best move from GCSEs (Year 9) to study in a school in Italy?

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Submitted by Mike Ragusa on Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:13
Destination: Italy

Hi, I would like to move back to Italy, but my son is in Year 9 at school. He is currently doing his GCSEs. Any info for what can I do for my son's education in Italy? What are the options for my son to integrate into Italy's school system? Thank you all

Is my job offer for Abu Dhabi real?

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Submitted by Tabaloa on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:46
Destination: Abu Dhabi

I have been offered a new job in Abu Dhabi (no interview) but have also been asked to pay for UAE Visa; work permit and UAE Engineer Registry Fee.

Does anyone know if this is normal for UAE processes as I feel this sounds strange? Is it normal to pay for work permits etc. when working in Abu Dhabi?

Company: Western Tanks and Pipe Industry?

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