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What are the necessary procedures (unregistering, etc) to follow when leaving Germany as an expat?

Due to the complexity of this single topic, I will sub-devide the answer in the (hopefully) correct order. Foreigners office (Ausländerbehörde) : Aufenthaltsgesetz (2018) §51(7) Regulates what ...
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American English teacher getting health coverage in Japan

This question seems to be based on several misconceptions. While my understanding is that Japanese nationals are able to easily secure good health insurance and afford the medicine/treatment for ...
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Can a university force a J1 exchange student to purchase their health insurance plan?

Yes, they can. See their information for foreign students: J-1 exchange students are required to purchase the pre-approved policy offered by JCB Insurance Solutions in order to satisfy the California ...
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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

They are not required to do it but some insurers in the public insurance system do cover health check-ups for people under 35, usually with a rather low cap on spending (€50-150). Krankenkassen.de has ...
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Do I normally need a Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance) to rent in Germany?

I now have an additional datapoint from my son who rents a flat in Germany. His landlord did not demand to see the confirmation, but they did "require" that he had the insurance. I think we can ...
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Will I violate PPACA if I visit the US as an ininsured expatriate US citizen and tourist.

You are exempt from the penalty for any month that you can use the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion on (and I presume that if you are a US citizen working abroad you would be familiar with this ...
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UK car rental 12 month resident having foreign and UK licence

I had no problem renting a car from multiple different UK agencies in equivalent circumstances. After newly obtaining a UK licence, after many years of holding a US one, I was immediately able to ...
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Medical insurance for permanent resident parents Canada

In Canada the term "social assistance" is a politer synonym for welfare, which are benefits provided based on need. Provincial health insurance is a benefit available to all residents whether they "...
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In Singapore, can I use MediShield Life together with private insurance to cover co-insurance parts of both?

Ok, spoke to insurance agents and they told me you can't; has to be one or the other :/ They could not provide any proof though, so I guess I will just have to wait and see
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Do I need the base plus the travel health insurance?

Normally you would report yourself as unemployed for that month. When reporting, show them the new contract starting in February. If you have paid in the minimal amount (1 year), you may recieve ...
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I would like to apply for an National Insurance number. I have a British passport, have never lived in the UK but am coming to live there this year

This UK govt page lists the requirements to apply for a new National Insurance number. The first item is this: Eligibility You can apply for a National Insurance number if you live in the UK and have ...
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Insurance Cover on arrival in Australia

A few points: If you have access to free international calling try ringing up Medicare: +61 2 8633 3284 Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm AEST International call charges apply. Wait times can be long. ...
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Personal Liability insurance in the US

In America such coverage is usually not sold separately, but rather it's part of either homeowner's insurance or renter's insurance. (The difference is that renter's insurance doesn't cover the ...
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Personal Liability insurance in the US

The best in my opinion is to get this kind of insurance while still in Germany and keep it in when you are in the US - just check that the insurance you purchase is valid worldwide without temporal ...
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US license, registration, etc. in Canada

It would clearly be cleaner if you fully moved everything to Canada (and I wouldn't be too confident that the Canadian dollar is as low as it can go) but I think you'll be okay if you do it your way. ...
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Travel insurance cover under Obama Health or not

You'll need to check the travel insurance terms. Usually these kinds of policies will only cover emergency care, and require returning to your home country for continued care. So if something happens ...
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Health Insurance for ex-pats

You would have to check with your provider to make sure that your plan has full coverage for you abroad. Insurers do offer plans for expats, and, if yours does not, you can try searching on 'global ...
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Do I have to pay Korean health insurance during my exchange studies, even though I have private insurance?

South Korea has a National Health Insurance (NHI) system, which is compulsory and required by Korean law. Everyone resident in the country is eligible regardless of nationality or profession. The ...
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What travel insurance meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the Italian elective residence visa?

Without endorsing any specific carrier, insurers do offer plans for expats, as well as for those who require coverage in both their home country and abroad. As examples, searching on 'global health ...
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Insurance for UK residents living abroad

The NHS may consider you to be a chargeable overseas visitor if you need treatment in the UK. The'ordinary residence tool' and other guidelines are here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/...
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UK citizen working overseas. Planning a 2-week vacation. For purposes of travel insurance, how long is my “trip”?

It will depend on what each policy says. When I last shopped for policies, the handful that I sampled did indeed imply this—that you should buy a policy offered in your country of residence. Or if ...
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Exchanging EU License for UK - what happens to start date and no claims?

I asked the DVLA and they responded that: They use the earliest available dates they can confirm. This generally means they use the date the driving test was passed for each motor category as that's ...
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Exchanging EU License for UK - what happens to start date and no claims?

Currently I can claim I've had my vehicle types' licenses for over 10 years, will I be able to do the same after exchanging the license or will the counter reset? Strictly speaking this is a question ...
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Getting insurance for rented apartment which I am about to vacate

Your landlord can only bill you for damages you've done to her property. Normal wear is covered by the rent. (This has been confirmed by the highest German court just lately IIRC.) There isn't an ...
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When do I need an A1 certificate?

As I understand the issue, the A1 certificate isn't actually a "requirement". EC 883/2004 doesn't even mention such a document. What really matters in this case are the labour and social security ...
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Can I get public health insurance in EU without being a citizen?

That's not exactly the way it works, health insurance is typically based on residence or (mandatory) contributions. I have varying level of familiarity with the healthcare system in half-a-dozen EU ...
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What insurance company have I subscribed to when I paid health insurance as part of my Skilled Worker Visa to the UK?

You haven’t subscribed to an insurance company. That’s not how UK immigration’s approach to healthcare works. You paid an immigration health surcharge (IHS) that entitles you to use the National ...
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German health Insurance for New Arrival

It's indeed difficult to switch from private to public health insurance, but if your salary is below 60750€ a year (in 2019), public health insurance is your only option, and public health insurers ...
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German health Insurance for New Arrival

Seems to me that on arrival, your only options for health insurance coverage are travel health insurance, private German health insurance or (if you are from a EU country and until 3 months in Germany)...
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Is there any way I can move from private health insurance to public one without lowering my income?

For (future) parents: I've changed from PKV to GKV when my child was born. In this case, it was enough to make "part time during parental leave" for one month. Steps: take parental leave; ...
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