Questions and Answer Forum


Thank you for visiting the Expat Arrivals Forum. We have thousands of local expats waiting to answer your questions on living and working abroad.


Read our terms of use.
  • Thailand
    What's happening with the protests against the King in Thailand? I remember reading about some bloodshed in 2010, and I just want to make sure I'm up...
    1 | 8 years 21 weeks
  • Thailand
    How necessary is it to learn Thai if moving to Thailand. Is there a large enough expat community where this isn't necessary. What about communicating...
    1 | 8 years 21 weeks
  • Vietnam
    Planning to buy a SIM and operate using a prepaid phone in Vietnam, but I'll also need to make/receive the rare international phone call. Can any...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Edinburgh
    Moving to Edinburgh from the US and wondering if anyone can give any helpful advice about how to use the NHS in Scotland. I'm only familiar with...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • San Francisco
    Is housing in San Francisco as expensive as I imagine - what options are there for living just outside city centre and what kind of commute can I...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Turkey
    Moving with husband to Istanbul later this year and wondering if I can find a job and work even though I won't have a formal work permit. I'm...
    4 | 6 years 6 weeks
  • South Africa
    I am in the process of relocating my family to Johannesburg, South Africa for a 2 year contract. Although excited about the positives of living there...
    3 | 8 years 21 weeks
  • Vietnam
    What do you need as an American expat to open a bank account in Vietnam?
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Canada
    Hi all, how easy is it finding a job in Vancouver?! I have a university degree, but not a lot of experience...And I don't mind working something...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Turkey
    Planning to visit Turkey on a tourist visa, but my stay may exceed 90 days - can anyone give details about the new legislation that seems to prevent...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Brazil
    Do expats feel safe in São Paulo?!  I've been reading horror stories in my guidebook! 
    2 | 6 years 27 weeks
  • Bangkok
    I'm nearly on my way to the land of noodle dishes and sex tourism and was wondering what the protocol is for taking a taxi in Bangkok? Are the...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Belgium
    Hello Expats! As a kind of last-minute psych-up before I take the plunge and move to Brussels, please let me know what your favourite thing...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Bahrain
    Dear All I am a little nervous about my upcoming trip to Bahrain (I'll be working and living there for a year, and my family can't make the trip...
    2 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Bangkok
    Looking for reasonable housing in the city centre as a single, and very eligible bachelor...I can't speak Thai and I'm addicted to peanut butter - so...
    5 | 2 years 49 weeks
  • Austria
    I've heard rumours that the healthcare in Austria is absolutely excellent -- are these true?  I'm busy shopping around for a place to go teach...
    5 | 6 years 13 weeks
  • Australia
    Hi Everyone I'm going to be leaving sunny South Africa for a job in sunny Brisbane, and was just wondering if there are any particularly good areas...
    2 | 6 years 44 weeks
  • Cape Town
    I heard they were trying to do away with the exceptional skills permit in SA, is this true? If so, when is the latest I should get my application in...
    1 | 8 years 22 weeks
  • Malaysia
    Is it hard to get a work visa for Malaysia? Any tips on making it easier getting through all the red tape?
    13 | 6 years 12 weeks
  • Kuala Lumpur
    What's the quality of life like for expats in Malaysia?
    2 | 7 years 9 weeks

Read more posts about

X
Login with your Facebook account (Recommended)