I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency?
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency? [more inside]
My husband and I have decided to "settle down" in Australia - his home country (I'm from California); we'll probably make the move in about a year. I've lived in Australia before, but the permanency of it is...new. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or knew of any good resources for expats or "lifers". [more inside]
As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
Do any UK car insurers take US driving experience into account? [more inside]
Where should an American expat go to meet people in Japan? [more inside]
I want to apply for a job in another country, but I'm not ready to actually make the move yet. Given the logistics of finding a job internationally, what should my timeline be like? [more inside]
What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly... [more inside]
I am a US citizen who has lived in the UK for the past 7.5 years. I'm thinking of returning, but I wonder what credit implications will be. [more inside]
Fellow expats: Need some advice! Weighing the travel/stability/benefits of my current career choice vs. the personal costs of a transient expat lifestyle [more inside]
I am an American moving to Argentina. What documents do I need? [more inside]
I'm an American moving to Ireland for a temporary, six-month assignment. How do I fit in and understand the work culture to ensure I'm successful? [more inside]
I really like Mint, but it doesn't allow me to add on foreign banks. I have a particular need for a financial management system that can show my European and offshore bank accounts. Anyone know of anything? Thanks!
I'm from the US and I've gotten into a degree seeking program at a university in China. Student loans from the US, whether private or otherwise, are not available. Does anyone know how to get loans for studying in China as a foreign citizen? [more inside]
I am moving to Buenos Aires in July. I'm looking for advice, stories, and friends. [more inside]
I am a US citizen considering spending 6 months in Mexico City in about 12 to 18 months from now. What kind of things do I need to consider over the next year or so? [more inside]
Where can I watch the Canadian Federal Election in a bar/coffeshop in Austin, TX? [more inside]
I am living in a Chinese city for a month. What are some interesting things I can learn or do while here that I can't elsewhere? [more inside]
I'm considering going abroad to study for the bar exam during June and July. I'd like to go somewhere interesting, fun, and also relatively inexpensive. Two places I'm considering are Berlin and Buenos Aires. Assuming I rent an apartment for two months (probably shared), and live a decent but non-extravagant student's lifestyle (I'll be studying during the days, but will still have nights and weekends free to explore and have some fun), how much can I expect to spend per month in each city? Any other suggestions for inexpensive but fun cities?
Where should I move to in South America? Beunos Aires? Santiago? Lima? [more inside]
I am having a pretty hard time making a life decision on where to live. [more inside]
What countries are "relatively easy for Americans to immigrate to, have strong and growing economies with decent job prospects, and make citizenship a pretty fast process" ? [more inside]
How can I find someone in Thailand, who probably doesn't want to be found, without having to contact the one person who can contact him? [more inside]
Due concerns about the US's economic situation and disillusionment with its foreign and domestic policies, my boyfriend and I are considering moving to another country, and we're looking for suggestions where, and how to do it. [more inside]
What locations in or near San Jose (Costa Rica) should I scope out on my imminent vacation to further fuel my expat fantasies?
What locations in or near San Jose (Costa Rica) should I scope out on my imminent vacation to further fuel my expat fantasies? [more inside]
My wife and I are Americans living in the northeast. I have a long-shot job opportunity in London. My wife is a primary care MD working for the federal government. What, if any, medical career options would she have in the UK? [more inside]
A follow up to this: How do prepare myself to live in the developing world for extended period? [more inside]
Please give me advice for traveling to and living/working in Sydney. [more inside]
Is there such a thing as an "international life insurance"? [more inside]
I'm entitled to work in the Netherlands, now how do I find a job? Only catch - I don't speak Dutch [more inside]
Please recommend a guidebook for a Swiss person moving to the United States. [more inside]
I'd like to move to Buenos Aires for about a year. What should I know before moving there? [more inside]
Long term American ex-pat with question regarding foreign state pensions. [more inside]
I'm 32, have $60K in the bank, no debts, few personal attachments, and mad computer programming skills. I would like to move to another country for a year or two, where I can live economically off my savings, improve my programming skills, and start a number of web/software projects that will hopefully be the Next Big Thing. Where should I go? [more inside]
I am an American citizen. I am utterly disgusted with America. Help me become an expat. [more inside]
I'd love to work abroad somewhere and I'm in a position in my life where I am free to do so - now how do I get started? [more inside]
I'm moving from Istanbul to HCMC, Vietnam in 2 weeks. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get all my stuff there, too? [more inside]
Should I buy a condo overseas or live in the one my company provides? Special snowflake details within! [more inside]
Having some issues deciding whether I should take this job. I need to make a decision fast - help me decide what to do (long, sorry)! [more inside]
Help a traveling jewelry saleswoman do her banking abroad [more inside]
Introversion: it's always made my personal life difficult and now I'm worried it might cost me my job too! I need tips on how to stop retreating into my shell before this gets any worse. [more inside]
Looking for a UK- or Europe-based bank that DOES NOT have branches in the US. [more inside]
Help me enjoy 5 weeks of California endulgence after living in the Middle East! [more inside]
Help me cope with the depression that's creeping up on me while I spend the summer in a foreign city, without access to therapy or self-help books. [more inside]
My husband has convinced himself that his life is worthless and the world is better off without him. How can I help a man who refuses help? [more inside]
What Singapore bank offers the best transaction account for an expat Australian who travels to the UK and USA? [more inside]
Lefties looking for a place to call home. [more inside]
Simple Amsterdam/Holland question: Not looking to work there just hoping to stay as a tourist, rent a flat and see Europe from there for a year and a half and come back to the US. Does anyone in the Netherlands offically even care?, we have retirement income to cover expenses while there. All the sites seem devoted to work permits and bringing in the kids type needs, we just need to know we are able to stay, spend and leave. Anyone of the mifi hive ever do that?
Moving to London. A few specific questions. [more inside]
I’ve been living in London for the past 6 months, and somehow the US tax deadline escaped my radar until now. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs by and about foreigners who move to the US and talk about their experiences. I'd like to avoid mandatory student blogs if possible. Bonus points for English-language blogs by someone from the East, but anything that isn't Canada will do. Thank you, MeFi!