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In Mexico, what do the various colors of curbs mean with respect to parking zones? [closed]

In the US, I'm accustomed to never parking along a yellow or red curb. yellow meaning a freight loading/unloading zone and red meaning a fire or emergency-access zone. However, in Mexico I see a ...
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How much untaxed money am I allowed to be gifted from an international transfer into the UK?

I am getting married and I will be receiving large money transfers from several family members as gifts, from South Africa into the UK. Is there any limit of gifted money I can deposit or receive ...
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Insurance for travel back to home country for personal/family emergencies?

Every expat's worst fear is dealing with an emergency back home from far away. My wife and I are US citizens living in New Zealand. For us it's the question of how we would afford travel back home in ...
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Working remotely while under UK Ancestry Visa

One of the requirements in the UK Ancestry Visa overview states: "You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if: you are able and planning to work in the UK" Would working remotely for my current Canadian ...
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Can a driving license obtained abroad be transferred upon return?

If a French citizen is living temporarily in the USA (J1 visa) and obtains their first ever driving license there, can they transfer it after returning to France, or will they have to pass through a ...
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Information on tax treaties

Countries have tax treaties with each other which allows citizens of A working in B to have favourable tax treatment (no tax/reduced tax/taxed like a citizen of B). I've found good documentation for ...
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Buying “cold climate” vegetables in Manila?

For people coming from colder countries, there are certain vegetables used in typical national dishes, which only grow in colder climates. For example, most Brassicas only grow in cold climes, and ...
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Why are Lampedusa, Ceuta and Melilla so popular for getting illegally into the EU? [closed]

A lot of people try to get into the EU by going to one of three locations which are in or close to Africa, Lampedusa, Ceuta and Melilla. Quite horrific images are the result of this. The part I don'...
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What is the average wait time between filing for Permanent Residence (Green Card) and getting an interview in Massachusetts?

There seems to be a lot of variability in the average time between filing for a Green Card and getting an interview. Checking sites like www.immigrationportal.com, there seems to say between 4 and 6 ...
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What happens if changing country I don't unregister from the first country health insurance system?

Refer to what this user is saying here: Remember that no matter what, if you stop working in country X and start working in country Y (both in EU), you have to unregister from health insurance in X ...
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Can I retain my South African and Polish citizenship when I gain British citizenship?

I am South African and Polish national with current passports in both countries. Neither one has any reservations about this fact and is pretty common with many countries. I do not live in either of ...
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Finding an apartment in US as an expat (big city)?

How difficult is it to find an apartment in the USA as an expat, and how long does it take (how early should I look for it)? In Germany, it's an immense issue, because the typical dismissal time is ...
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Do I need (can) unregister from Polish address when leaving Poland?

I'm currently living as expat in Germany. While it's probably too late to correct that (I'm returning in a few months) I've heard I should deregister from Polish address in tax office and give them my ...
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Is there any advantages in changing the residence when changing Country in EU?

I'm from Italy and I've moved to Austria. Which are the pro and cons of registering my residence abroad?
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Is one EU country's driver's license valid in another EU country?

At first I thought it should be! But I've heard this is only applicable if you are on holidays. Once you move your residency to another EU country (e.g. Austrian citizen moves to live in Portugal), ...
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Recommended neighborhood for young U.S. couple moving to Stockholm? [closed]

My wife and I will be moving to Stockholm for my job in May. We're currently working with a relocation firm to procure housing (likely small - i.e., 1BR apartment). For a young couple (i.e., 30) with ...
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What documents are actually required to obtain a HKG permanent residence ID?

The Hong Kong Government lists the following requirements for foreign residents that want to get a permanent HKG ID: Proof of 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong immediately ...
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What is the eligibility for Standardfradrag for foreign employees in Norway?

When moving to Norway in December but starting employment in January, I am wondering about how one is eligible to the standardfradrag for utlanske arbeidstakere in Norway. The brochure claims that ...
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Is there an elaborate resource in inter-EU difference in traffic rules?

When relocating in the EU, you need to renew your driving license in your country of residence. This is often a simple procedure where you pay the fees and exchange your old license for a new license. ...
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Strategies for finding foods from home when you're abroad?

I'm sure it's quite a common thing for expats - you spend a few weeks, maybe even a few months in a new country, enjoying the new cuisine and learning all about it. However, at some point, possibly ...
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If I'm from another EU country, what do I need to do to permanently live and freelance in Germany?

I'm from Croatia and have been studying Computer Science for the past 5 years in Germany so now that I'm finished I'd like to stay a bit longer and make my living freelancing legally (open a small ...
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Is it possible to join two Italian retirement funds?

If I move to Italy and I work there for some years with a "contratto a progetto" (also called co.co.co or co.co.pro) I will have my retirement fund in "gestione separata", then if I find a permanent ...
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Are there language immersion courses in Austria?

I've seen this question and I'm wondering the same for a different country: Austria. I would like to do a course of German A1 or a course of English B2. Can you advice me how to take courses in the ...
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Whats the process like for buying a car/ getting a driving licence in California? [closed]

I am a UK citizen, planning to work for a few months in Orange County, CA this summer. I am in the process of getting a UK driving licence (& then international driving licence). I plan to buy a ...
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Is it possible to find buckwheat in Germany?

Buckwheat isn't as basic food in Poland as potatoes or bread, but nevertheless very popular. I was quite surprised that I can't find it anywhere in Germany (Nuremberg, Bavaria) in shops like Aldi, ...
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Are UK Railcards restricted by nationality, or is residency enough?

Quite a few of the Travel.SE questions on UK train travel suggest getting a railcard to reduce the cost of travel. While not all train tickets can be discounted this way (some railcards are area ...
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In which countries can a US citizen stay permanently (preferrably free)? [closed]

I'm referring to the ability to permanently reside in a country, without giving up my US citizenship and without having to pay any hefty fees. For instance, I'd be willing to pay a few thousand ...
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How to deal with traffic offences in United Kingdom? [closed]

I know in the United Kingdom you can fines issued by the Traffic Police Department, for speeding, illegal parking (on public roads) and also you can get fine "Invoices" from private companies that ...
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Geeksources in Santiago, CL [closed]

I've been on the look out for good hobbyist resources in Santiago. The following is what I'm looking for followed by an example of what I would use in the U.S. (Phoenix, AZ), and the best option I'...
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What all Internet voice chat applications work in Oman (Preferably free)? [closed]

Oman currently blocks Skype, Facetime, Viber and a lot of other VOIP applications. Google hangouts works sporadically. Anyone have a good and free voice chat application which is not blocked? I do not ...
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Is it possible to get the APEC Business Travel Card as a Canadian?

Is it possible to get the APEC Business Travel Card as a Canadian living in Asia?
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Getting a “mutuelle” in France with EU health insurance

I have my European (Czech in my case) governmental health insurance, which covers me during my stay in France as much as how local people are covered by "securité sociale", which is 60% of medical ...
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As an OCI card holder, do I count as an “Indian Citizen”?

I'm a US citizen with an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card; the closest thing to dual citizenship that the countries have. I apparently have all the rights of an Indian citizen except: The ...
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How do degrees work in Ukraine? [closed]

How many years are needed for obtaining a degree in Ukraine? Are there bachelor's degree (3-4 years) and master's degrees (2 years) if you want to continue?
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Is there any unemployment benefit in Austria after working for less than one year?

What happens if someone with a permanent contract in Austria gets fired in the first ten months? I've heard that it requires one year to mature the contribution for unemployment benefits.
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Will an EU medical degree be recognised in another EU country?

If I have a medical degree from a EU country, let say Bulgaria, can I work as a doctor in another EU country? Which qualifications will be recognised?
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If I obtain a driver's licence in Germany as a non-German EU-citizen, would I have to revalidate it after leaving Germany?

I'm temporarily living and working in Germany. I'm an EU-citizen (Poland). If I get my driving licence in Germany, would I have to revalidate it in Poland after leaving Germany? As far as I know, ...
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Where do you pay taxes, if you are doing work in international waters?

So you are traveling around the world in your through satellite connected sailing yacht. To finance your trip you blog and develop websites. Where is this work taxed? Is it tax free, or am I obliged ...
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What Immigration status do I have in Canada when on International Internship Programme (VIE)

There is this VIE program, so-called International Internship Programme. The principle is to work abroad, and it applies to many European citizens. The work contract is a bit specific. I am ...
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Is there a difference between an expatriate and an immigrant? [closed]

Are the words expatriate and immigrant synonymous to each other? If not, where lies the distinction between the two?
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When do I have to register for French taxes, if I'm a new arrival working in another EU country?

I'm currently thinking of moving to France, for something like 4-6 months, to try to get my French to a higher standard. This would only be a temporary move, and I'd remain employed in another EU ...
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Making it easier for family to call from the US to the UK

My American extended family is pretty clueless about making international calls. It seems that buying an international phone card and/or figuring out country codes is just too much for them. What can ...
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How to transfer Alabama (USA) driver's license to a Northern Territory (AU) driver's license?

I have recently emigrated to Australia as a PR. Am I eligible to drive upon arrival in Australia and can I transfer my driver's license from Alabama to Northern Territory?
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How should I keep track of my financial assets across borders and currencies?

I'm an expat and am curious: Is there any better way out there to manage my various assets in differing currencies across borders and markets? Currently, I just use a spreadsheet, but it is becoming ...
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How do I notify the Philippine Bureau Of Immigration of my new address?

I've gone to the BI and obtained my ACR I-Card, but I've subsequently moved. Do I just need to go back to the BI in order to register my change of address? Am I required to do so?
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What Countries Offer Citizenship Based on Ethnicity and How Does One Prove Ethnicity?

In a similar vein as my citizenship by blood question - What countries' (if any) nationality laws exist that will allow citizenship by ethnicity for people whose bloodline may not have current ...
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What are the legal requirements for starting a small retail company in Switzerland?

If I want to start a small retailer which will import products from the far east and sell them in a small store in Switzerland, what do I need to do? I am not a resident of CH but I have the right to ...
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Why do some foreigners in UK get child benefit while some others do not?

My colleague and I are both foreign nationals, but we come from different countries. I recently moved to the UK, while he has been in the UK for a number of years. Both of us have children and both of ...
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Are there any tax differences with having a billing address outside the States?

I'm a US citizen / Indian resident. Income I make goes through the usual W9 form (instead of a W8), and I keep a US billing address while filling it in. If, in the future, I no longer am able to list ...
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If I register to vote, can I be called for jury duty even though I live abroad?

I'm a US citizen living abroad. I'd like to register to vote, however I've heard that this will make me eligible to be chosen for jury duty. I can't easily appear for jury duty from here, if I ...

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