Friendship, Finance And Filling In Forms

Bureaucracy is no one’s favourite part of moving abroad. In this month’s instalment of the Visa Diaries, Australia expat Genevieve Rogis talks about her experiences with trying to get a UK visa.We have some recommended blogs and social media accounts for you to follow if you’re planning a move to Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, the Philippines, and Poland.

Do you run a blog or social media account about your life as an expat? Share the link in the comments!

Healthcare remains an important consideration for anyone moving abroad, but perhaps especially for retirees. Here’s our guide to healthcare for retired expats in Costa Rica.

Speaking of healthcare, these might be the healthiest expat destinations in the world.

We live in a world that is constantly changing, and sometimes those changes can impact on our decisions as expats. Recent adjustments by the Spanish Ministry of Health may mean expat retirees there have to pay more for their healthcare.

And, in the wake of Brexit, here’s how changes to the European S1 scheme may affect your healthcare options in France.

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None of us enjoy considering the worst-case scenario, but it’s important to make sure you’re covered when you move abroad. In today’s world, is terrorism cover an essential part of your health insurance package?

But of course, healthcare doesn’t just cover the bad times. Having a baby in a foreign country is a wonderful, but sometimes daunting, experience. Take a look at our guide to pregnancy and post-natal care in the Netherlands.

We have a guide to the neighbourhoods of Brussels if you’re planning a move to Belgium; or a guide to renting property in Lisbon if Portugal is more your style.

And if you haven’t decided where to move yet, take a look at columnist Kathleen Peddicord’s recommendations for affordable retirement hotspots around the world.

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