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Can I get advice on the Critical Skills Visa for Work in Ireland?

Destination: Ireland

Hello, I need to apply for a Critical skills visa to work in Ireland. I have a job offer from a prospective employer, however, i have a question. If the employer asks me to apply for a critical skills permit under the trusted partner option, does that mean that this permit will not be transferable and that I must stick to this employer for the duration of the permit?

Can I apply on my own or do I have to always go for the trusted partner option?

also, what are the options for dependents under the truster partner option?

Looking for a response in anticipation,

What accommodation would you suggest for singles working in Kwan Tong in Hong Kong?

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Submitted by Expattomove on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:39
Destination: Hong Kong

Hi there, 

I am a single expat and am looking to move to Hong Kong. I was wondering what is a good area to be in if my workplace is at Kwan Tong? I would like to be near the train station and amenities ie. a mall. My budget is around USD 2,500 and am looking at newer apartments. What would you suggest? 

Pls advise. 

Thank you! 

Does anyone require support for Expat Tax - Expert Service SARS?

Destination: South Africa

I hope you and your family are well during this time. I am financial accountant and my firm has specialized experience in expats tax returns to SARS in SA and a streamlined process for work permits. I am looking to assist expats with their submissions. This is not an advertisement as expat returns take up to a year to argue. I just finished quite a few and it saddens me that no one takes the effort to assist the expats properly so they do not pay in funds. My expats have either received refunds, had assistance with contract structure or broke even. 

Need Assistance to fix my car accident issue

Destination: Jeddah

I am based in Riyadh and i had visited last year jeddah to spend holidays and i got an accident.

Person hit me from behind and i call muroor both the parties visited sharifyah murror office agree and settle the case. But the other party don't agree to close and put me on hold not to travel outside KSA.

I am looking for local professional person to assist me to contact the other party and convience them to close the case. You can reach to me on my mobile 0550957465 for further details 


Is there a legal professional in Jeddah to assist with my car accident case?

Destination: Jeddah

I am based in Riyadh and I had visited Jeddah last year to spend holidays and I got in an accident. The person hit me from behind and I call muroor both the parties visited sharifyah murror office agree and settle the case. But the other party won't agree to close and put me on hold not to travel outside KSA.

I am looking for a local professional person to assist me to contact the other party and convince them to close the case. You can reach to me on my mobile 0550957465 for further details 


Can I live with my girlfriend in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia?

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Submitted by craig_jervis on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:58
Destination: Saudi Arabia

Hello, I have been offered a position in Saudi Arabia and it’s a good opportunity but want to know given recent changes can I move there with my girlfriend (unmarried)? I can see we can stay in a hotel room but I am looking more long term. Any links would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and assistance  

Can someone help with landlord billing issues of additional communal and gas charges in Belgium?

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Submitted by owusut on Sat, 08/01/2020 - 00:06
Destination: Belgium

I have been billed communal and gas charges by my old landlord a year after moving out of my flat in Belgium. My name is Terese Lucas and I am a university UK student who used to live in a flat in Brussels. I am currently having legal problems with my old landlord there, she has asked me to pay additional charges for the flat I rented there and wanted some legal advice. 


Can I get help confirming my work contract and safety info for a school in Basra, Iraq?

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Submitted by Chris1225 on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 17:05
Destination: Iraq

Good day, I am looking for information on a particular school in Basra, Iraq, and related safety matters. I have recently received a contract to work at a school in Basra, Iraq. I just need some information confirming that everything is legit so I know that I will be safe. So if you could confirm the information I currently have then they would put my mind at ease. I'm looking for the principal's name as well as the Human Resources name at the school in Basra. As a female, I would just prefer having my checks in order. 

Thank you,


What is the job market like for School Administrator and Principal opportunities in the Netherlands?

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Submitted by EduAdmin on Sat, 07/25/2020 - 23:47
Destination: The Netherlands

I was just wondering what the job market is like for Educators in the Netherlands. I am interested in learning and being part of an International school. Currently, I have been a middle school and high school Principal for 10 years in the US. I have been reading about both the culture and schooling approach and I am very interested.

Thank you for any insight regarding the job need for educators in the Netherlands.

What is the process for a self-employed online worker from America to move to Greece?

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Submitted by Ryan Irving on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 03:26
Destination: Greece


My name is Ryan. I work online and can live anywhere. I am a US citizen. I am interested in moving to Greece. Most of the info out there I have found talks about having to get a job there first. I am wondering if someone could explain to me how I can move to Greece and rent an apartment in say Athens.

I do not intend on working in Greece.

Thank you in advance!

Can anyone advise an Australian family moving to Athens with real estate options, visas, schools, etc.?

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Submitted by Darren Toy on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 03:15
Destination: Greece

Hi everyone, we are an Australian family looking to move to Athens in January next year... however, we have so many questions about the move to Greece. As we can not travel, we are looking for someone to assist and give us advice on recommended real estate agents and an attorney to help with visas and paperwork for Greece. Are there any recommendations of locations and areas to live and stay in Athens, such as those close to the beach? We are hoping to buy a villa, we want to be close to shops, restaurants, bars and so on.. our priority for accommodation is a good location.

Are there major language barriers in Sweden?

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Submitted by GlobalNomad on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 13:32
Destination: Sweden

Hello, I would like to know if there are major language barriers in Sweden? I do no speak Swedish or any other Scandinavian language, and I am considering if it is worth learning some Swedish before travelling to Sweden. Is English widely spoken in Sweden? I am also wondering if there are more job opportunities (or better-paid jobs) for expats who understand at least basic Swedish, or if English would be enough? I'm also aware that the cost of living in Stockholm is high, so would be hoping for a decent salary to cover my living expenses.


What's the best way to find a job in Kenya?

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Submitted by Anya on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 08:33
Destination: Kenya

Hello everyone! I would like to move to Kenya, it's somewhere I have always wanted to go and I have a friend there, but I am wondering about the economy. What is the job market like and how easy is it to secure a job in Kenya? I would like to work in the NGO sector but have a range of skill sets and qualifications. Would you recommend I start looking for work before moving there or can I find work once I arrive? Any info on getting visas and work permits for Kenya would also be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

How can I move to and work in Italy?

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Submitted by rikako on Sun, 07/12/2020 - 19:11
Destination: Italy

Hello all,

I am Japanese and have been living in the UK for 25 years and am a British national now. We are planning to divorce soon. After the divorce, I am thinking of moving to Italy, if possible. 

Can someone give me advice on moving to Italy without using my husbands help? Can I move to Italy on my own? And can I legally work in Italy?

Thank you and wait for your advice.


Is it easy for an expat to rent in Kenya?

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Submitted by Anya on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 08:02
Destination: Kenya

Hello all! I am thinking of moving to Kenya for a few months for a work opportunity, but don't know where to start looking regarding housing. I don't mind if it's in a house or an apartment, and I don't mind doing a flatshare if need be (are flatshares and houseshares common in Nairobi?) I am wondering how easy it is to rent in Kenya. What documents will I likely need? Will I need to show a bank statement or proof that I am creditworthy to rent? If anyone on the forum has advice on paying utilities, including water and electricity, and deposits in Nairobi that would be appreciated!

Should I get public or private healthcare in Qatar?

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Submitted by taylor1 on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:10
Destination: Qatar

Good day all, 

I am looking for advice on hospitals and healthcare in Qatar. I have seen that public healthcare in Doha is largely subsidised, if not free. Is that true, and, if so, how can I access the state healthcare system? Is the health card quite easy to get? 

As an expat, will I need to arrange for my medical insurance by myself in Doha and is it really necessary if I already have a health card? Which would you recommend, public or private healthcare in Qatar?

Thank you in advance.

What are the schools in Doha like?

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Submitted by taylor1 on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:51
Destination: Doha

Hello! I would like to ask about the schools in Qatar, specifically in Doha. What are the best education options in Doha? Can I send my children to a public school in Doha? I have heard that public schools are excellent and children benefit from having great teachers and resources in the classrooms, and they learn in both English and Arabic. Is this true? My children are young and I would love for them to have bilingual education. I also understand that public school or independent school education in Qatar is free, but probably difficult for an expatriate to enrol in.

Can I get guidance on renting and buying property in Makkah, Saudi Arabia?

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Submitted by ip6p60g on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:00
Destination: Saudi Arabia

Hi everyone I want someone that could help guide me. I am looking to move to Makkah with my family next year if things go to plan. I have been there on pilgrimage a few times but never lived there. I would like to know how hard is it to get a visa to live there. I don't want to work there as I can sustain myself from my business in the UK, I would just like to live there so I can volunteer in the mosque and spend my time in doing good.

What are schools in Barcelona like for older children?

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Submitted by momey100 on Sat, 07/04/2020 - 12:09
Destination: Barcelona

Hello all,

We are hoping to move to Barcelona (city) at the end of this year for work and family reasons. We have a boy who will be 12, and a girl who will be 10 by the time we move. With older children I feel that an international school may be our only option, although the cost may be prohibitive for us. 

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