Any question about expat.com? Here a list of the most frequently asked questions about our website.
The expat.com website is made by expatriates, for expatriates. We are doing our best to help people who would like to live abroad.
The most effective way to get a visa is to visit the closest embassy/consulate of the country you are planning a trip to.
Of course you can! Everyone can participate.
Simple and easy! Choose the logo you want and add the appropriate embedded code:
<a href="http://www.expat.com" title="Expat"><img src="http://www.expat.com/logo/logoExpat.png" border="0" alt="Expat" /></a>
for this logo:
You will find the code for all these logos here
or this code:
<a href="http://www.expat.com" title="Expat"><img src="http://www.expat.com/logo/expatSmall.gif" width="80" height="15" border="0" alt="Expat" /></a>
for this one:
Thanks for promoting our website!
Click on the "My Path" tab on your profile page and fill out the fields to indicate the countries you have lived in. Your signature will be generated automatically with the corresponding flags.
You can modify your blog data from your profile page. In your timeline, clik on the “Blog” tab: you should see a “Modify” button.
You can change your password from your profile page (Personal details section) by clicking on “Change password”. To validate the changes, click on “Submit” at the end of the page.
If you want to delete your account, please contact us. Do not forget to indicate your username and your e-mail address in your message.
If you have sent the same message to several users, your private mailbox will automatically be blocked in order to prevent spamming. If you want to know how to unblock your private mailbox, check our anti spam system and rules.
If you are bothered by this kind of message, please inform us by clicking on the "Report" button.
We are improving the website regularly, and we are also working on new features, in order to better help expatriates.
In order to enable you to easily access to the information on living abroad, we offer you a classification of the discussions by category ( View). When you create a new topic, please select the appropriate category.
If you want to be notified by mail of new posts in a discussion or a forum, click on "Subscribe" ( View).
You can manage your subscriptions from your profile. In the section "My subscriptions" ( View), you will find a list of all the forums and topics you have subscribed to. You can also subscribe to new forums or unsubscribe from topics or forums.
You can have a look at the whole discussions about the destination of your choice.
If you are interested in a specific topic (e.g.: work, health, etc.), you can click on the topic category of your choice to have access directly to all the threads dealing with that subject, for the destination you have chosen.
You can also use the custom search engine, at the right top of your screen. Type the keyword(s) of your choice as well as the destination. A list of results will be displayed. Click on one of these results to go the corresponding page.
We offer you to get in touch with expatriates all over the world. In our "Network" section, choose a destination. You can also browse the expatriates by nationality. To get in touch with one of them, you can add the member of your choice in your contact list or send him a private message.
If you want to modify or delete one of your ads, go on your profile page. Select the relevant tab on your timeline: "Classifieds", "Housing" or "Jobs" to see the list of your ads. Click on "Modify" or "Delete". Once updated, your ad will be validated before released online.
To add a picture to our album, your first have to go to our Pictures section. Click on Add a picture and follow the instructions. The pictures must be less than 5Mb. We only accept .jpg, .png and .gif extension files. You must be the author of the pictures: we don't accept photos taken from other websites or by professionals.
Before being posted online, our team validates your classifieds, blogs, photos and articles for the guide. This can take up to 48h.
To communicate more quickly via private messages with other members, you can add them to your contact list. You just have to click on the "Add to contacts" ( View) link on the profile page of the member. The member will have to confirm your request before you can see him in your contact list.
You are a professional and you want to promote your products and services among our expatriates community. You need to go on the "Business Directory" page and click on Register my business. Fill in the information about yourself and choose between a "Premium" account to benefit from all our features or a basic free account.
You can register a business which provides services or products you particularly enjoy. You just have to go on the "Business Directory" page and click on Recommend a business. You must indicate the exact name of the business, its postal address as well as a phone number.
By opting for a "Premium" account, you benefit from all the features offered by the "Business Directory". You can present your products and services on a dedicated page, with your logo, photos, website and much more.
If you appreciate a business and you would like to tell the other members of Expat.com about it, you can recommend it. It enables you to help promoting this business and share your favourite address with us.
We progressively add categories and professions to the "Business Directory". In the meantime, you can add your activity in the registration form.
If you want to modify or add information about your business, please contact us.
Your business can be rejected for several reasons. Here are some of the most frequent ones:
- Your physical address is not valid (be careful not to put your e-mail or website address instead)
- Your e-mail address has not been validated: the registration is not automatic once the form completed. You should imperatively validate your mail address via the e-mail we sent you to complete your registration.
- Your business does not fit with our criteria: if your activity might not interest our expatriate community, we would not be able to add it up to the directory. We thank you for your kind understanding.