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Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2019, 11:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Longer term holiday rentals in Spain

I am looking for advice and help from people 'on the ground' in Spain. I am now retired (thank you Lord!) and have spent the last 17 years overseas in the ME.

Just came back from a one week...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 20th 2019, 11:29 am
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Longer term holiday rentals in Potugal

Good Morning, I wondered if anybody could offer advice please. I am retired (lived and worked overseas in the ME for 17 years) and looking for options to travel and stay overseas (Europe) for...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 21st 2018, 1:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Victor Meldrew

6 month requirement on passport for entry/holiday visa?

I am calling on the expertise and experience of people on this board:

I am due to come to Thailand with my wife for a 10 day holiday from 2nd December to 12th December. My passport expires 2020,...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2018, 10:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Bus driver moving to Dubai with partner

You say you want to go over with your partner. Can I assume you are not married to each other? if this is the case, are you thinking of going over with her and living in the accommodation provided by...
Feb 24th 2018, 12:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: claiming early retirement

What do you mean by claiming 'early retirement'? Do you mean claiming your State Pension early? if so, I don't think this can be done.:confused:
Jan 11th 2018, 2:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,180
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: "Wee Ginger Dug" on Marrying A Foreigner And Moving To UK

Yes, he is right, although this only (currently) applies to spouses from outside the EU. No doubt that will change to include EU spouses sometime in the near future.

It is a ridiculous rule which...
Nov 4th 2017, 8:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Benefits advice

As explored in great detail on a number of other threads, this 2012 ruling regards UK citizens with non-EU spouses is extremely unfair and I am amazed (or maybe not) that it has not been amended to...
Nov 4th 2017, 8:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: As a non resident is it a smart move to purchase UK property now

Good, well detailed advice. I am in a similar situation and was unaware of what you have described.
As the OP is looking at keeping the property long term, and possibly eventually live in it when he...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 3rd 2017, 3:21 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,761
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Riyadh

If you mean not as good as a state school like King Edwards Birmingham you might have a case. But it is a very good school and certainly far better than the vast majority of state schools in UK
Oct 15th 2017, 3:46 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Returning to UK with EU spouse June 2018

Do you mean move the whole thing or to put another identical post? if move the whole thing, how do I do that?
Oct 15th 2017, 3:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Returning to UK with EU spouse June 2018

Would she have to actually work, or just be in the country? I will be retired and we will live off my pension and savings.
Oct 14th 2017, 8:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Returning to UK with EU spouse June 2018

I think that this might just be a quick one:

- I am 60 years old, UK born and bred, working overseas since 2001 apart from 10 months June 2015 to April 2016 when I returned to UK for a brief...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 7th 2017, 10:29 am
Replies: 79
Views: 7,447
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Another One Locked Up

Not sure what point you are making?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 7th 2017, 10:10 am
Replies: 79
Views: 7,447
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Another One Locked Up

Yes, correct. My subjective opinion is that young testosterone and alcohol filled male (and female?) Brits, are likely to switch to 'UK mode' in a situation like this and abuse the police/swear........
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 7th 2017, 8:41 am
Replies: 79
Views: 7,447
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Another One Locked Up

Like what? the bouncer, who you would assume is impartial, supports what he said.

Employers will often drop employees as soon as they are in trouble/arrested in Dubai.

There could be more, but...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 22nd 2017, 11:02 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Anyone on here living in Riyadh?

I think you might need to give a few more details about yourself/your situation/what you want before anyone might respond
Aug 22nd 2017, 1:12 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 6,009
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Moving back to uk and entitlements

I'm not sure what your financial situation is or what you plan to bring back, but I would strongly advise you have some money as back up until you either find work or get benefits.

We came back...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 19th 2017, 6:45 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,746
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Expat Mortgage for UK BTL

Thanks everybody for all of your input and apologies for delayed reply!

Lots of food for thought. Need to balance out the positives and negatives buying with mortgage now, or buying lower value...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 17th 2017, 5:07 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,746
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Expat Mortgage for UK BTL

Yes, in UK. Probably Birmingham
Forum: Middle East
Jun 17th 2017, 4:58 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,746
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Expat Mortgage for UK BTL

I am planning to buy a Buy to Let property this Summer. Probably between £100k - £160k

I am a non-resident expat.

I have made an appointment with HSBC in UK in July. They have an income...
May 9th 2017, 3:23 pm
Apr 27th 2017, 4:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Working in events management - Dubai or Abu Dhabi

Thanks for all of the help so far everybody and sorry for the delayed response :thumbsup:
Apr 27th 2017, 4:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Working in events management - Dubai or Abu Dhabi

You mention the 'big players' - who are they?
Apr 27th 2017, 4:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By Victor Meldrew

Re: Working in events management - Dubai or Abu Dhabi

That would be really helpful. I am going to give him the feedback given already. What would he need to do to get in touch with them?
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