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A World Wide Web of Resources

There is a world of resources out there --- informal networks of like-minded individuals, websites, organizations, agencies, as well as a host of books and other publications --- to help you succeed. The trick is in knowing where to search. There are countless blogs, websites, and other resources available to answer your questions or point you in the right direction. We've amassed some quality websites below which we hope you find helpful.

Ultimately, your most valuable resources are made of flesh and blood, not 1s and 0s. Many of the websites below offer user forums and other functions where you can connect with actual people who are already living where you want to live and doing what you want to do. And don't forget your social network. Facebook (www.facebook.com), twitter (www.twitter.com) and other social networking platforms can be indispensable in building a network that will help you get to where you're going and make your life easier once you get there.

General Information and Data on Countries Worldwide

Ironically, two of the most helpful resources for Americans planning their escape are funded and operated by the same country you're leaving behind --- the CIA and the State Department. At www.state.gov and travel.state.gov, you'll find a world of information regarding travel to and living in every country on the planet --- courtesy of the government you're saying goodbye to. Even more information and local resources can be found at the website of the U.S. Embassy in that country, a list of which (along with addresses, URLs, etc.) can be found at www.usembassy.gov.

For a detailed lowdown about any aspect of any country, check out the CIA World Factbook. Updated annually, you get the latest on the balance of trade, miles of coastline, incidence of AIDS, number of paved runways and any other wonky question you might have. It costs a little over ten bucks on Amazon, and there is also a Kindle edition for a dollar less, but you can simply peruse it online and even download the book for free at www.cia.gov/library. We recommend the Central Intelligence Agency's fine work to anyone who is planning to escape the U.S. You'll never get a better chance to appreciate your tax dollars at work.

Also indispensable is the Portals to the World site which gives a country resource list compiled by the subject experts at the Library of Congress. www.loc.gov.

You'll also find that many of the most comprehensive reports and data compiled on countries is done by banks and other corporate institutions and associations. Generally, these focus on business and economics, but since there's hardly an aspect of life in a nation that doesn't impact the overall economy, the information collected tends to be pretty comprehensive.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: An international organization dedicated to studying the interaction between policy and quality of life, compiles numerous in-depth reports, databases and statistics of a variety of variables affecting the quality of life in their member countries, comprising most of the developed world. www.oecd.org
New Economics Foundation: A refreshing antidote to the point-of-view of rapacious capitalism, this anti-globalism foundation publishes reports and compiles economic and other data "as if people and the planet matter." www.neweconomics.org
World Bank: Data, resources, and publications about the performance of governments around the world. www.worldbank.org
World Economic Forum: WEF provides a wealth of economic data, reports, and analysis on countries around the world. www.weforum.org
And of course, if a country flies a UN-recognized flag, there's plenty of info on it on the UN's website (www.un.org). Navigating through it and those of its affiliated organizations, however, is not always easy, though the search engine should take you right to where you want to go.

Other good general sites, include:
Convert It: A handy site to bookmark since it offers measurement, time zone and currency conversion plus international phone codes and a whole lot else. www.convertit.com
Countries of the World: A massive and searchable database compiling histories, data and other facts about every country in the world. www.theodora.com/wfb

General Expat Resources

The following sites are primarily geared toward people moving or living abroad:

Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers: Primarily geared toward the business crowd, this website represents a worldwide network of immigration lawyers and provides a wealth of practical information and resources regarding work, immigration, citzenship and doing business in many countries around the world.
@llo Expat Worldwide: Resources and discussion forums focusing mainly on Asia, the Middle East and South America. www.alloexpat.com
Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO): An advocacy group for American expatriates (particularly tax policy). The site also provides some useful data and news. www.aaro.org
AngloINFO Worldwide: Full service guide to 20 countries, and growing. Site keeps an excellent list of English language media outlets around the world. www.angloinfo.com
BlogExpat.com: A directory for expat blogs, travels and blogs abroad, open to any personal blog of an individual living abroad and sharing their expat experience. www.blogexpat.com
Craig's List: Established in over 80 cities (not including those in the U.S.) in 50 different countries, with more being added all the time, this unique web resource offers bulletin boards for buying, selling, renting, jobs, activities and personals. Not specifically designed for expatriates, but most of the posts are by English speakers even in non-English-speaking countries. www.craigslist.org
Easy Expat: Focus mainly on Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, U.K. www.easyexpat.com
Expat-Blog: Active expat forums, searchable user databases (by name, nationality, current residence, etc.) with active links to users' offsite blogs. www.expat-blog.com
Expat Focus: Although geared slightly towards British expats, this general resource site covers around 40 countries, with more added frequently. www.expatfocus.com
Expat Exchange: Another general expat website, geared more toward the upscale traveler and corporate transfers. www.expatexchange.com
ExpatFinder.com: Comprehensive country-by-country guides to moving, living and working abroad. www.expatfinder.com
Expat Forums: People helping people. Expat Forums offers a number of active online forums to ask, share and receive questions and information and opinions. www.expatforums.org
Expatica.com: Plenty of detailed information aimed at the business and professional set. Limited to: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland. Well-researched news, information, forums, and employment opportunities for expats. www.expatica.com
Expatify.com: "Inspiring expatriatism"; information, resources, destination guides, etc. www.expatify.com
Globe Dweller: General expat site with country guides, forums, job boards, etc. Membership consists of those "wishing to integrate into their host country and immerse themselves into its culture and help others do the same." www.globedweller.com
Just Landed: Offers excellent coverage of Spain, Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, U.K., Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, New Zealand, Greece, Cyprus, and South Africa. www.justlanded.com
Living Abroad: Membership site geared toward business transfers. www.livingabroad.com
Meetup: This site lists group meetings in cities around the world and has extensive listings in the "Expat American" category. www.meetup.com
Overseas Digest: This site provides resources for living, studying and working abroad; also publishes a weekly online newsletter. Geared toward business and bureaucratic types. www.overseasdigest.com
Tales from a Small Planet: This excellent webzine provides news, stories, links, active message boards, and other resources for travelers and expatriates: www.talesmag.com. The mag also maintains the discussion group "Small Planet" at groups.yahoo.com/group/smallplanet
Transitions Abroad: One of the best expat resources on the web. Transitions Abroad offers an online gateway to hundreds of articles, books, and resources about every aspect of moving, living, studying, and working abroad. www.transitionsabroad.com

Resources by Region and Country

Asia
Asia Expat: News, discussion forums and links covering all aspects of expat life in Pacific Rim Asia. www.asiaexpatinfo.com
Asia Expats Forum: Community forums for expatriates in Asia. www.asia-expatsforum.com
Asia Tour.com: Bizarre sexual tourism site by one Serge Kreutz. Also contains useful info of a more G-rated nature on various Asian countries. www.asiatour.com

Europe
IAgora: Youth-oriented (though not exclusively so) online marketplace for those interested in studying in Europe, with job listings, housing resources, and forums. www.iagora.com
Expatica.com: Plenty of detailed information aimed at the business and professional set. Limited to: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland. Well-researched news, information, forums, and employment opportunities for expats. www.expatica.com

Latin America
Boomers Abroad: For Latin-American bound retirees. In-depth coverage of Central and South America. www.boomersabroad.com
Gringos.com: Articles and user forums covering Central and South America and parts of the Caribbean. www.gringos.com
Latin World: Information and country profiles covering Central and South America and parts of the Caribbean. www.latinworld.com

Individual Countries

Note: Embassy links refer to the embassy of that country in the United States, unless otherwise indicated. A full list of embassies and consulates around the world can usually be found through the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Unless otherwise indicated, all linked-to sites contain an English version.

Official sites are listed first, followed by other helpful country-specific sites.

Afghanistan
Official Embassy Website: www.embassyofafghanistan.org
Official Minstry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.mfa.gov.af
About Afghanistan: Plenty of information here which will more than likely convince you that you don't want to go there: www.about-afghanistan.com

Albania
Official Government Website (Council of Ministers): www.keshilliministrave.al
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.al
Embassy of Albania: www.embassyofalbania.org

Algeria
Official Embassy Site: www.algeria-us.org
Algeria Links: Links to many sites having to do with Algeria. www.algerialinks.com

Andorra
Official Government Website: www.andorra.be.

Angola
Official Government Website (in Portuguese): www.governo.gov.ao
Embassy of the Republic of Angola: www.angola.org


Antigua and Barbuda
Official Government Website: www.ab.gov.ag
Main Country Information Page: www.ab.gov.ag

Argentina
Official Government Portal (in Spanish): www.gobiernoelectronico.ar
Official Embassy Website (US): www.embassyofargentina.us
BA Expats: For and by expatriates in Buenos Aires. An excellent resource for those moving to and living in Buenos Aires and Argentina in general. www.baexpats.com
El Sur del Sur: General Information about Argentina www.surdelsur.com
Expat Argentina: El Expatriado's online listing of resources, links, opinion, news, and commentary for foreigners and expatriates living in or visiting Argentina. www.expat-argentina.blogspot.com
Pej 'n' Ron: This happy California couple have written and compiled oodles of articles from "Air Quality" to "Yoga Classes," concerning their newly-adopted home of Buenos Aires, Argentina. www.pejnron.com
Wander Argentina: All about living in and visiting Argentina. www.wander-argentina.com; More articles about living, working and volunteering at www.wander-argentina.org.

Armenia
Official Government Website: www.gov.am
Official Embassy Site (US): www.armeniaemb.org
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs e-visa portal: www.armeniaforeignministry.com
Visit Armenia: Tourist-oriented with some visa information. www.visitarm.com

Australia
Official Government Website: www.australia.gov.au
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Cultural Affairs: www.immi.gov.au
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.usa.embassy.gov.au
Newcomer's Network: Excellent community/networking site for new arrivals. www.newcomersnetwork.com
Working In: Website geared toward professional-level job seekers in Australia. Also contains plenty of general info on moving, living, and buying property Down Under. www.workingin-australia.com
Yanks Down-Under/Mates Up-Over: A folksy homespun site that nevertheless provides excellent support resources for Australians living in North America and expatriate North Americans living in Australia: www.matesupover.com

Austria
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.austria.org
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.bmeia.gv.at
Vienna Expatriates: Resource Guide for Expatriates in Vienna. www.viennaexpats.com
Wien.at: Viennese Municipal Website contains plenty of information about moving to and living in Austria. www.wien.gv.at

Azerbaijan
Official Embassy Website: www.azembassy.com
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.mfa.gov.az
Azerbaijan: News and information portal for Azerbaijan. www.azerbaijan.az

Bahamas
Official Government Website: www.bahamas.gov.bs
Bahamas Guide: General resource page for living, doing business, buying real estate and investing in the Bahamas. Also has a very active discussion forum. www.thebahamasguide.com
Bahamas Uncensored: Russell Dames' irreverent and contrarian Bahamas news site; contains some useful links. www.bahamasuncensored.com

Bahrain
Official Government Portal: www.bahrain.bh
Official Immigration Website: www.immigration.gov.bh
Bahrain E-Visa System: www.evisa.gov.bh
The Ministry of the Interior, General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence: www.gdnpr.gov.bh
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.bahrainembassy.org
Bahrain Economic Development Board (news and information about doing business with and investing in Bahrain): www.bahrainedb.com

Bahrain Guide:
Online guide to moving to and living in Bahrain: www.bahrainguide.org

Bangladesh
Official Government Web Portal: www.bangladesh.gov.bd
Official Embassy Website: www.bdembassyusa.org
Bangladesh.com: News and information about Bangladesh. www.bangladesh.com

Barbados
Official Government Website: www.barbados.gov.bb
Embassy of Barbados: www.barbadosembassy.org

Belarus
Official Government Web Portal: www.belarus.by
Official Embassy Website: www.usa.belembassy.org

Belgium
Belgian Embassy in US: www.diplobel.us
Official Government Website (limited information in English): www.belgium.be
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Website: www.diplomatie.belgium.be
Flanders News: English-language news for Belgium. www.flandersnews.be
Living in Belgium: Blog about life in Belgium. www.livinginbelgium.blogspot.com

Belize
Official Government Website: www.belize.gov.bz
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.embassyofbelize.org
Ambergris Caye, Belize: More tourist-oriented than expat, the site nevertheless provides links and community forums regarding life on this popular offshore island. www.ambergriscaye.com
Belizeans.com: Mostly community forums about various aspects of life in Belize. Also contains news, links, and helpful resources. www.belizeans.com
Belize Forums: The place to post questions and read responses regarding life in Belize. www.belizeforum.com
Local Gringos: Free classified ad site to buy, sell, or exchange goods and services in Belize. www.localgringos.com
Retiring in Belize: Everything you need to know about the Belize Qualified Retirement Program. www.belizeretirement.org

Bermuda
Official Government Website: www.gov.bm
Work permits are managed by the Government of Bermuda Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. For consular and immigration offices, see United Kingdom.
Bermuda Online: Articles and information as well as links to over 125 websites with information about moving to, living in and working in Bermuda. www.bermuda-online.org

Benin
Official Government Website (in French): www.gouv.bj
Embassy of Benin: www.beninembassy.us

Bhutan
Official Government Website: www.bhutan.gov.bt

Bolivia
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.bolivia-usa.org
Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website (in Spanish): www.rree.gob.bo
Bolivia Bella: Website for and by people living and working in Bolivia. www.boliviabella.com
Bolivia Web: Links to any and every website related to Bolivia. www.boliviaweb.com

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.bhembassy.org
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.mfa.ba

Botswana
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.botswanaembassy.org
Official Government Portal: www.gov.bw
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofaic.gov.bw

Brazil
Official Government Website: www.brasil.gov.br
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Portuguese): www.itamaraty.gov.br
Brazilian Embassy in the US: www.brasilemb.org
Brazil-Help.com: Bookmark-worthy portal to just about everything you need to know about moving to and living in Brazil. www.brazil-help.com
Brazzil: News, information and forums for English-speakers in Brazil. www.brazzil.com
Gringoes.com: Popular site for English speakers visiting and moving to Brazil. www.gringoes.com

Brunei
Embassy of Brunei: www.bruneiembassy.org

Bulgaria
Official Government Website: www.president.bg
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: www.mfa.bg
Bulgarian Embassy in US: www.bulgaria-embassy.org
Sofia Echo: English language news and information. www.sofiaecho.com
Travel Bulgaria: Contains useful information although more oriented towards travelers than expats. www.travel-bulgaria.com

Burkina Faso
Official Government Website (in French): www.gouvernement.gov.bf
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in French): www.mae.gov.bf
Burkina Faso Embassy in US: www.burkina-usa.org

Burundi
Burundi Embassy: www.burundiembassy-usa.org

Cambodia
Official Government Website: www.cambodia.gov.kh
Official Immigration Website/Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.immigration.gov.kh
Cambodia Daily: English language news published six days a week in Phnom Penh. www.cambodiadaily.com
Cambodia Forum: English language community forum for all things Cambodian.
Cambodia Information Center: Some useful information on Cambodia and a portal site to many Cambodia-based blogs. www.cambodia.org
Canby Publications Cambodia: All aspects of Cambodia, including visas, vaccinations, destination guides, baking, internet, and more. www.canbypublications.com
Phnom Penh Post: English-language Cambodian newspaper. www.phnompenhpost.com

Cameroon
Official Government Portal: www.spm.gov.cm
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.ambacam-usa.org

Canada
Official Government Website: www.canada.gc.ca
Citizenship and Immigration Canada: The Canadian government's comprehensive citizenship and immigration website, the first stop for anyone planning a move up north. www.cic.gc.ca
Canadian Embassy (in US): www.canadianembassy.org
Canada Visa: Main site for Canadian immigration attorney David Cohen offers free advice, monthly newsletter, job and discussion board and more. www.canadavisa.com
Canadian Relocation Systems: Comprehensive resource site. www.relocatecanada.com
Living In Canada: Everything a prospective migrant would want to know about Canada, from regional climates to average wages in every job sector. www.livingin-canada.com

Cape Verde
Cape Verde Virtual Portal: www.virtualcapeverde.net

Cayman Islands
Official Government Website: www.gov.ky
Department of Immigration Website: www.immigration.gov.ky
Go Cayman: Information and resources for moving to and living in the Caymans. www.gocayman.ky

Central African Republic
CAR Web Portal: www.centrafricaine.info

Chad
Embassy of Chad: www.chadembassy.us

Chile
Official Government Website: www.gobiernodechile.cl
Official Immigration Website: www.extranjeria.gov.cl/ingles
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.chile-usa.org
AllChile.Net: Forums and wiki-database for anything to do with Chile. www.allchile.net
Expats in Chile Network: News, forums, ads, info and social networking for expats in Chile. www.expatsinchile.com

China (People's Republic Of)
Official Government Website: www.gov.cn
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.mfa.gov.cn
Official Visa Information/Chinese Embassy: www.china-embassy.org/eng
China Daily: Leading English-language news source in China. www.chinadaily.com
China Today: General information for living, working and traveling in China. www.chinatoday.com
Expats in China: Serves the expatriate community with specific information geared to both English teachers and businesspeople. Includes job postings and a Chinese language guide. www. expatsinchina.com
Geo Expat: Resource guide for the expatriate and the expat-to-be in Hong Kong and mainland China, including news, user forums, and classifieds. www.geoexpat.com

Colombia
Official Government Website: wsp.presidencia.gov.co
Official Embassy Website: www.colombiaemb.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.cancilleria.gov.co
Colombia Reports: News and information about Colombia: www.colombiareports.com
O Colombia: Canadian transplant Tom Germaine's blog on life in Columbia. www.ocolombia.com
Medellin Living: Lifestyle and travel blog about Colombia (with a Medellin focus). www.medellinliving.com

Comoros
Official Government Website (in French): www.beit-salam.km

Congo-Brazzavile (Republic of Congo)
Congo-Brazzaville Web Portal (in French): www.congo-site.com
Embassy of Republic of Congo: embassyofcongo.org

Congo (Democratic Republic Of)
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo: www.ambardcusa.org

Costa Rica
Official Government Website (in Spanish): www.casapres.go.cr
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Spanish): www.rree.go.cr
Embassy of Costa Rica (in US): www.costarica-embassy.org
Association of Residents of Costa Rica: Living and retiring in Costa Rica, includes an extensive user forum. www.arcr.net
Costa Rica Law: The legal nuts and bolts regarding visiting, living, investing, and buying real estate in Costa Rica. www.costaricalaw.com
Inside Costa Rica: English language news about Costa Rica. www.insidecostarica.com
Living Abroad in Costa Rica: Hosted by Erin Van Rheenen, author of the book by the same name. www.livingabroadincostarica.com
The Real Costa Rica: Tim Lytle's very in-depth and comprehensive site on moving to, living in and learning about Costa Rica. www.therealcostarica.com
Tico Times: Central America's leading English-language newspaper, with links and resources for Americans traveling or living in Costa Rica. www.ticotimes.net
USExpatcostarica.com: News and information for Americans moving to and living in Costa Rica. www.expatcostarica.com

Croatia
Official Government Website: www.vlada.hr/en
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mvpei.hr
Embassy of Croatia (in US): www.croatiaemb.org
Appleby International: General information site about Croatia. www.appleby.net
Croatia National Tourism Board: www.croatia.hr
Croatian Homepage: General English-language portal site for any kind of information relating to Croatia. www.hr/english
Visit Croatia: Travel-oriented site, with information about buying real estate and with an active user forum. www.visit-croatia.co.uk

Cuba
Official Government Website (in Spanish): www.cubagov.cu

Cyprus
Official Government Web Portal: www.cyprus.gov.cy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.cy
Embassy Website (in US): www.cyprusembassy.net

Czech Republic
Official Government Website: www.vlada.cz
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.mzv.cz
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.mzv.cz/washington
Expats in Prague: A major internet hub for the expat community in the Czech Republic. www.expats.cz
Prague City Guide: Where English-speakers in Prague point their browser to learn what's going on in town. www.prague.tv
Prague Post: Website of Czech Republic's leading English-language newspaper. www.praguepost.com

Denmark
Danish Embassy in US: www.ambwashington.um.dk
Official Immigration Portal: www.nyidanmark.dk
Official Website: www.denmark.dk
Expat in Denmark: News and information for expats in Denmark and those who want to be. www.expatindenmark.com
Work in Denmark: Official government job-recruitment site. www.workindenmark.dk

Dominica (Commonwealth of)
Official Government Website: www.dominica.gov.dm The site contains information about how to apply for Dominica's "Economic Citizenship" (i.e. "Citizenship for Sale") program.

Dominican Republic
Official Internet Portal: www.dominicanrepublic.com
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Spanish): www.serex.gov.do
Official Embassy Website (in US): www.domrep.org
DR1: News, information, classified ads and user forum for all things related to the Dominican Republic. www.dr1.com
Debbie's Dominican Republic Forum: Another active user forum all about the Dominican Republic. www.debsdrtravels.proboards.com

Djibouti
Official Government Site (in French): www.presidence.dj

Ecuador
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website (in Spanish): www.mmrree.gob.ec
Embassy of Ecuador: www.ecuador.org
Ecuador Travel: Official Ministry of Tourism site; also has good information regarding Ecuadoran visas. www.ecuador.travel
The Ecuador Gringo: Helpful information about moving to and living in Ecuador by Brian (aka "The Big Gringo"). www.theecuadorgringo.com
Go Ecuador: Good general site on all aspects of moving to and living in Ecuador. www.goecuador.com
Life in Ecuador: Another good expat website with a basic rundown on how to move to Ecuador. www.life-in-ecuador.com

El Salvador
President's Web Page (in Spanish): www.presidencia.gob.sv
Embassy of El Salvador (in US): www.elsalvador.org

Egypt
Official Government Website (has English option): www.egypt.gov.eg
Official Immigration Information/Ministry of Interior Website: www.moiegypt.gov.eg/english
Embassy of Egypt (in US): www.egyptembassy.net
Living in Egypt: Community Services Association (CSA) in support of the international expatriate community in Egypt. www.livinginegypt.org
Women Assisting Sisters Living Abroad: A Muslim site with helpful resources for anyone --- male or female, devout Muslim or secular atheist --- interested in living in Egypt. www.wasla.co.nr

Equatorial Guinea
Official Government Website: www.guineaecuatorialpress.com

Eritrea
Embassy of Eritrea: www.embassyeritrea.org

Estonia
Official Government Website: www.valitsus.ee
Official State Portal: www.eesti.ee
Website of the Citizen and Migration Board: www.politsei.ee
Embassy of Estonia (in US): www.estemb.org
Baltic Worldwide: A collection of useful links for those seeking information about life, politics, business and culture in the Baltic region. www.balticsworldwide.com
Baltic Times: Website for an informative English-language newspaper covering the Baltic region. www.baltictimes.com
Expats in the Baltics: A general information and resource site for expats moving to and living in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. www.expatsnet.net

Ethiopia
Official Government Website: www.ethiopia.gov.et
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.et
Embassy of Ethiopia: www.ethiopianembassy.org

Fiji
Fiji Government Internet Portal: www.fiji.gov.fj
Fiji Department of Immigration: www.immigration.gov.fj
Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation: www.foreignaffairs.gov.fj
Fiji Embassy: www.fijiembassydc.com
Fiji Faqs: Online guide to moving to and living in Fiji: www.fiji-faqs.com
Fiji Times: News and information about Fiji. www.fijitimes.com

Finland
Official Government Website: www.government.fi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: formin.finland.fi
Finnish Immigration Website: www.migri.fi
Embassy of Finland: www.finland.org


France (and Monaco)
Official Government Site (in French): www.gouvernement.fr
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.diplomatie.gouv.fr
French Embassy: www.ambafrance-us.org
Consulate General of Monaco: www.monaco-consulate.com
Americans in France: Resources, articles, user forums and classified ads for Americans who are---or are looking to---live in France. www.americansinfrance.net
Angloinfo in France: Advice on all aspects of life in France. www.angloinfo.com
Franglo: Free classified ad site covering every aspect of living in France, including jobs, accommodations, personals, etc. www.franglo.com
French Entree: Portal and expatriate community site covering France with an emphasis on buying real estate. www.frenchentree.com
Streetwise France: An excellent guide for expatriates in France that covers everything from electrical outlets to work permits. www.streetwise-france.com
Lost in France: A source of information for all expats living in France. www.lost-in-france.com

Gabon
Official Government Web Portal: www.legabon.org
Gabon Embassy: www.gabonembassyusa.org

Gambia
Official Website: www.gambia.org
Gambia Embassy: www.gambiaembassy.us

Georgia
Official Government Website: www.government.gov.ge
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.ge
Embassy of Georgia: usa.mfa.gov.ge

Germany
Official Government Website: www.bundesregierung.de
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.auswaertiges-amt.de
Official Germany Internet Portal: www.deutschland.de
Germany's Mission to the United States (information about living/working in Germany): www.germany.info
How to Germany: Articles on housing, employment, and other topics about living in Germany as an expatriate. www.howtogermany.com
Living in Germany: An emphasis on language and culture, but includes links, articles, and useful information on culture, customs, business, and education, as well as a forum, bulletin board, and e-newsletter. www.german-way.com
The Local: English language news and other resources for Germany. www.thelocal.de
Toytown Germany: The online hub for English-speakers in Germany (with frequent events and meet-ups, too). Forums cover expat issues, current events, what to do, stuff for sale, etc. There is also a pretty active job board. www.toytowngermany.com

Ghana
Ghana Official Government Website: www.ghana.gov.gh
Embassy of Ghana: www.ghanaembassy.org
Ghana Web: News and information site with plenty of resources for people moving to or living in Ghana. www.ghanaweb.com

Greece
Official Government Website: www.primeminister.gr
Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Embassies of Greece (worldwide): www.mfa.gr
Athens News: Website for the oldest and largest English-language weekly newspaper in Greece. www.athensnews.gr
Forthnet: Large portal with links to sites on various aspects of Greece, its language and culture. Many of the sites are in English. www.forthnet.gr
Greece is Home: Forums, blogs, and links to resources about living and working in Greece. www.greeceishome.gr
Greek-o-File: A homespun site with articles, anecdotes, and advice about all things Greece. Also has user forum. www.greekofile.co.uk
Hellenic-American Democratic Association: Site for Progressive American citizens living in Greece. www.helada.gr
Living in Greece: In depth and well-researched site chock full of advice and articles covering not only Greece but many aspects of the EU. www.livingingreece.gr

Grenada
Official Government Website: www.gov.gd
Embassy of Grenada: www.grenadaembassyusa.org

Guatemala
Official Government Website (in Spanish): www.guatemala.gob.gt
Guatemala Embassy: www.guatemala.usembassy.gov
Guate Living: News and advice for expats in Guatemala. www.guateliving.com
Guatemala on the Web: Online information, resources and links for Guatemala. www.guatemalaontheweb.com

Guyana
Guyana Official Site (including links to all official government websites): www.guyana.org

Haiti
Embassy of Haiti: www.haiti.org

Holland (see The Netherlands)

Honduras
Official Government Site (in Spanish): www.gob.hn
Embassy of Honduras (in Spanish): www.hondurasemb.org
Honduras Country Guide: www.honduras.com
Honduras Living: Blog for and about moving to and living in Honduras. Livinginhonduras.blogspot.com

Hong Kong
Official Government Website: www.gov.hk
Official Immigration Department Website: www.immd.gov.hk
HK Expats: General site for expatriates in Hong Kong with news, blogs, forums, etc. www.hkexpats.com
Hip Hong Kong: Just like the name says, news, and information about what's hip and happening in HK. www.hiphongkong.com
Orient Expat: Website providing news and information for living and working in Hong Kong. www.orientexpat.com
The Standard: English language news for Hong Kong. www.thestandard.com.hk

Hungary
Official Hungarian Government Web Portal: www.kormany.hu
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.hu
Official Embassy (Washington, DC) Website: www.huembwas.org.
Expats Hungary: News, blogs, resources, forums for English-speaking expats in Hungary. www.expatshungary.com
Hungary Culture and Relocation Resources: Everything you need to know about Hungary and plenty of things you probably didn't care to know. www.filolog.com
Pestiside: Splashy and irreverent news and information regarding life in Hungary. www.pestiside.hu

Iceland
Official Gateway to Icelandic Government Sites (including Embassy in US): www.iceland.org/us

India
Official Government Web Portal: www.india.gov.in
Official Embassy Website: www.indianembassy.org
Indax: This section of the Indax Internet Services website contains numerous helpful resources for those living in India or who want to move there. www.indax.com/living
India Mike: News, articles and user forum for expats living in India. www.indiamike.com

Indonesia
Official Government Portal: www.indonesia.go.id
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.kemlu.go.id
Official Embassy Website: www.embassyofindonesia.org
Bali Expat Info: Information about buying and renting property in Bali. www.bali-information.com
Living in Indonesia: Everything about living in Indonesia---from visas to bottled water---can be found somewhere on this site. Large and active discussion forum. www.expat.or.id

Iran
Iran has no official representation in the United States. All official matters are conducted through the special desk at the Pakistani Embassy: www.daftar.org

Iraq
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq: www.iraqiembassy.us

Ireland
Official Government Website: www.irlgov.ie
Official Naturalisation and Immigration Service Website: www.inis.gov.ie
Official Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation website: www.djei.ie
Embassy of Ireland: www.embassyofireland.org
Central Statistics Office: Any statistic relating to Ireland, its population, economy, social habits and climate can be found here. www.cos.ie
Ireland Locale: Portal to various Ireland-related sites. www.local.ie
Irish Times: News and classified ads. www.ireland.com
Living in Ireland: Advice and information blog covering all aspects of moving to and living in Ireland. www.ireland-living.blogspot.com
New To Town: Forum for newcomers to Ireland. www.newtotown.ie

Israel
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.il
Prime Minister's Official Site: www.pmo.gov.il
Official Embassy Site: www.israelemb.org
Jacob Richman's Aliyah: Getting a job, learning Hebrew, finding a place to live, Richman provides links, phone numbers, and resources. www.jr.co.il/aliyah
Jerusalem Post: Israel's leading English-language newspaper also offers a comprehensive listing of articles, forums and listings geared toward new and potential visitors and immigrants. www.jpost.com

Italy
Official Government Website: www.italia.gov.it (in Italian)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.esteri.it
Official Embassy Website: www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it
English Yellow Pages: A directory of English-speaking professionals, organizations, and businesses in Italy. www.englishyellowpages.it
Expats in Italy: Chrisina Fassio's site offers articles, links, blogs and a robust forum for those moving to Italy. www.expatsinitaly.com
Job Seekers in Italy: Information on Living, working and studying in Italy. www.recruititaly.it
The Informer: "The online guide to living in Italy" offers expatriate news and information with particular emphasis on resolving problems relating to Italy's byzantine bureaucracy. The site covers immigration, work permits, driving licenses, renting/buying property, healthcare, and more. www.informer.it

Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)
Official Web Portal (in French): www.gouv.ci

Jamaica
Official Government Website: www.jis.gov.jm
Jamaican Embassy: www.embassyofjamaica.org
Everything Jamaican: Online forum about everything Jamaican. www.everytingjamaican.com

Japan
Official Immigration Information/Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.go.jp
Japanese Embassy Website: www.us.emb-japan.go.jp
Aeon: Japan-based firm that specializes in English instruction with branches in every prefecture in Japan. www.aeonet.com
GajinPot: Everything you need to live, work and entertain yourself in Japan. Written in English. Extensive classifieds with jobs, apartments, and more. www.gaijinpot.com
Hanami Web: Amazing website about the minutiae of Japanese life --- toilets, vending machines, foot spas, etc. Discussion board covers all aspects of Japanese life and culture. www.hanamiweb.com
Let's Japan: Informative blog with wiki page covering the English teaching game. www.letsjapan.org
Japan-Guide.com: Guide to all things Japan. www.japan-guide.com
Japan Times: English-language news and classifieds. www.japantimes.co.jp
Japan Visitor: This site provides practical information on travel, culture, and shopping. www.japanvisitor.com
JET Program:The JET program was started with the purpose of increasing mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the people of other nations. It aims to promote internationalization in Japan's local communities by helping to improve foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level. www.jetprogramme.org
Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese): www.survivingnjapan.com
Tokyo Online: English-language guide to goings-on in Tokyo. www.tokyo.to

Jordan
Official Government Site: www.jordan.gov.jo
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Arabic): www.mfa.gov.jo
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: www.jordanembassyus.org

Kazakhstan
Official Government Website: www.government.kz
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: portal.mfa.kz
Embassy of Kazakhstan: www.kazakhembus.com
The Almaty Expat Site: News and information for Kazakhstan expats. expat.nursat.kz

Kenya
Official Government Website: www.statehousekenya.go.ke
Kenya Department of Immigration Services: www.immigration.go.ke
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya: www.kenyaembassy.com

Kosovo
Official Government Website: www.kryeministri-ks.net
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa-ks.net
Kosovo Embassy: www.ambasada-ks.net/us

Kuwait
General Consul of Kuwait: www.kuwaitconsulate.org
Kuwaiti Culture Office: www.kuwaitculture.com
Expats in Kuwait: Information and forum for living in and working in Kuwait. www.expatsinkuwait.com

Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Government Website (in Kyrgyz): www.gov.kg
Embassy of Kyrgyzstan: www.kyrgyzembassy.org

Laos
Official Lao Government Website: www.laopdr.gov.la
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.la
Lao Embassy to the US: www.laoembassy.com

Latvia
Official Immigration Website/Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs: www.pmlp.gov.lv
Embassy of Latvia: www.latvia-usa.org
Baltics Worldwide: Portal to sites about life in the Baltics. www.balticsworldwide.com
Baltic Times: Website of the English-language newspaper. www.baltictimes.com
Expats in the Baltics: Resource site for Expats moving to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. www.expatsnet.net

Lebanon
Official Government Website: www.lebanongovernment.org
Embassy of Lebanon: www.lebanonembassyus.org
Leb Web: Web portal for many sites having to do with Lebanon. www.lebweb.com

Liberia
Executive Mansion -- The Government of Liberia Website: www.emansion.gov.lr
Embassy of the Republic of Liberia: www.liberianembassyus.org

Libya
A list of official links can be found at www.libyalinks.com

Liechtenstein
Official Government Website: www.liechtenstein.li
Embassy of Liechtenstein: www.liechtensteinusa.org

Lithuania
Official Government Website: www.lrv.lt
Embassy of Lithuania: usa.mfa.lt

Luxembourg
Official Government Website: www.gouvernement.lu
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mae.lu
Embassy of Luxembourg: washington.mae.lu/en

Macedonia
Official Government Website: www.vlada.mk
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.mk
Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia: www.macedonianembassy.org

Madagascar
Official Government Website (in French): www.madagascar.gov.mg
Madagascar Embassies and Consulates in US: www.madagascar-consulate.org

Malawi
Official Government Website: www.malawi.gov.mw
Malawi Embassy: www.malawiembassy-dc.org

Malta
Official Government Website: www.gov.mt
Official Embassy Website (US): www.consulatewashington.tripod.com
0800-Malta: General Information site about Malta. www.malta.co.uk
An American in Malta: Helpful and informative site by an American in Malta, geared toward foreigners seeking to live and work there. www.an-american-in-malta.com
Search Malta: Portal to websites, forums, articles and resources about life in Malta. www.searchmalta.com

Malaysia
Official Government Portal: www.malaysia.gov.my
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.kln.gov.my
An Expat Guide to Malaysia: Online guide with information, resources, forums, etc., geared toward expats moving to or living in Malaysia. www.expatkl.com
Expat Living, Malaysia: Information, resources and links for those living in or wanting to live in Malaysia. www.expatliving-malaysia.com

Maldives
Official Government Portal: www.maldivesinfo.gov.mv
Maldives Embassy: www.maldivesembassy.us

Mali
Official Government Website (in French): www.primature.gov.ml
Mali Embassy: www.maliembassy.us

Marshall Islands
Office of the President: www.rmigovernment.org
Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands: www.rmiembassyus.org

Mauritania
Official Government Website (in French): www.mauritania.mr
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania: www.mauritaniaembassy.us

Mauritius
Official Government Website: www.gov.mu
Mauritius Island Online: General information site about Mauritius. www.maurinet.com

Mexico
All Mexican government websites (including state and local governments) are linked through this portal site: www.mexicochannel.net
Mexican Embassy Website: www.embamex.sre.gob.mx/usa
Falling in Love with San Miguel: Two successful expats/authors share experiences, insights and info on "how to live your dreams in Mexico" (particularly San Miguel de Allende). www.fallinginlovewithsanmiguel.com.
Mexconnect: Mexico's top English-language magazine. www.mexconnect.com
My Life in Mexico: Rolly Brook's website about his retirement South of the Border is a comprehensive guide to moving to and living in Mexico. With links to over 40 Mexico-related blogs. www.rollybrook.com
People's Guide to Mexico: Living and traveling throughout Mexico by Carl Franz and Lorena Havens, authors of The People's Guide to Mexico. www.peoplesguide.com
Solutions Abroad: News, articles, and forums (with a particular emphasis on real estate) for expatriates living and working in Mexico. www.solutionsabroad.com

Micronesia (Federated States of)
Official Government Website: www.fsm.org
Micronesian Embassy: www.fsmembassydc.org

Moldova
Official Government Website: www.moldova.md
Embassy of the Republic of Moldova: www.sua.mfa.md
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.md

Mongolia
Official Government Website: www.pmis.gov.mn
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: www.mfat.gov.mn
Mongolian Embassy: www.mongolianembassy.us

Montenegro
Official Government Website: www.gov.me
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration: www.mip.gov.me
Embassy of Montenegro: www.embassyofmontenegrous.info

Montserrat
Government of Montserrat Website: www.gov.ms

Morocco
Official Government Website: www.maroc.ma
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: www.maec.gov.ma
Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco: www.moroccanconsulate.com
Life in Morocco: "Everything you've always wanted to know about Morocco." www.life-in-morocco.info
Morocco Channel: English language news, information and user forum. www.morocco.com.

Mozambique
Official Government Web Portal: www.portaldogoverno.gov.mz (in Portuguese)
Embassy of Republic of Mozambique: www.embamoc-usa.org

Myanmar
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.mm
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar: www.mewashingtondc.com
Myanmar.com: Guide to all things Myanmar. www.myanmar.com

Namibia
Official Government Website: www.grnnet.gov.na
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.na
Embassy of the Republic of Namibia: www.namibianembassyusa.org

Nepal
Official Government Website: www.nepalgov.gov.np
Embassy of Nepal: www.nepalembassyusa.org
Nepal Home Page: Links to all kinds of websites and information about Nepal. www.nepalhomepage.com
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.np

The Netherlands (Holland)
Official Government Website: www.government.nl Also see www.overheid.nl which functions as a portal to all Dutch government websites.
New to Holland: Easy-to-use government site walks you through all the steps to gain residency, work permits or citizenship in Holland. www.newtoholland.nl
The Royal Netherlands Embassy: www.netherlands-embassy.org
Access: Helps the English-speaking community settle in Holland. Useful links and tips. www.access-nl.org
I Am Expat: News, contacts, information and resources for expats in the Netherlands. www.iamexpat.nl
Insego: Netherlands-based portal for "expats and internationally-minded people." www.insego.com

New Zealand
Official Government Website: www.govt.nz
New Zealand Government Immigration Website: www.immigration.govt.nz
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: www.mfat.govt.nz
New Zealand on the Web: General travel and destination information about New Zealand. www.nz.com
New Zealand Embassy: www.nzembassy.com/usa
Move to New Zealand: Articles, information, blogs and other resources for moving to and living in New Zealand. www.movetonz.org
NZ Immigration: Offers a laundry list of resources, information and "employment packs" for would-be immigrants. www.nz-immigration.co.nz

Nicaragua
Official Government Website (in Spanish): www.presidencia.gob.ni
Website of the Consulate General of Nicaragua: www.consuladodenicaragua.com
Nicaragua Living: Photos, blogs, articles and links about living in Nicaragua. www.nicaliving.com
Nic Amigo: General information site about visiting and living in Nicaragua. www.nicamigo.com

Niger
Official Government Website (in French): www.gouv.ne
Embassy of Niger: www.embassyofniger.org

Nigeria
Official Government Website: www.nigeria.gov.ng
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.ng
Embassy of Nigeria: www.nigeriaembassyusa.org

North Korea
You're kidding, right?

Norway
Official Site in the US: www.norway.org
An Expat's Norway: A blog about expat life in Norway. www.expatsnorway.com

Oman
Official Government Web Portal: www.oman.om
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.om
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman: omanembassy.net
Oman Studies Center: Links to various sites relating to Oman. www.oman.org

Pakistan
Official Government Website: www.pakistan.gov.pk
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.pk
Embassy of Pakistan: www.embassyofpakistanusa.org

Palau
Official Government Portal: www.palaugov.net

Panama
Official Government Site (in Spanish): www.presidencia.gob.pa
Embassy of Panama: www.embassyofpanama.org
Bananama Republic: Sharp and feisty coverage of Panama's politics as well as its expatriate community. If you want a warts-and-all look at what life in Panama may be like, start with this. www.bananamarepublic.com
Panama Blog: Various blogs of expats in Panama. www.moreinpanama.blogspot.com
PanamaForum.com: Large English-language forum and community bulletin board in Panama. www.panamaforum.com
Panama-Guide.com: Veteran American expat Don Winner's online newsletter covering Panama. www.panama-guide.com.
Panama Info: General Panama tourist and expat news and information site. www.panamainfo.com

Papua New Guinea
Embassy of Papua New Guinea: www.pngembassy.org

Paraguay
Embassy of Paraguay: www.embaparusa.gov.py

Peru
Official Government Site (in Spanish): www.peru.gob.pe
Official Office of Immigration and Naturalization Website: www.digemin.gob.pe
Embassy of Peru: www.peruvianembassy.us
Expat Peru: Information, resources and forums. www.expatperu.com
LivinginPeru.com: Online directory for expats in Peru. www.livinginperu.com

Philippines
Official Government Website: www.gov.ph
President's Page: www.op.gov.ph
Official Philippines Bureau of Immigration Website: www.immigration.gov.ph
Embassy of the Philippines: www.philippineembassy-usa.org
Expat in the Philippines: Website by Dutch expat in the Philippines covering the usual expat topics. www.expatinthephilippines.com
Live in the Philippines Web Magazine: Articles, ads, forums, etc. For those who live in the Philippines and those who want to. liveinthephilippines.com
myPH-International living in the Philippines: News, resources, and articles about all aspects of life in the Philippines; includes a forum, bulletin board and links. www.myph.com.ph
Retire in the Philippines: Quirky, shoot-from-the-hip expat blog about all aspects of life in the Philippines. www.retireinphilippines.com

Poland
President's Website: www.president.pl
Prime Minister's Website: www.kprm.gov.pl
Official Promotional Website: en.poland.gov.pl
Office for Foreigners: www.udsc.gov.pl
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.mfa.gov.pl
Polish Embassy: www.washington.polemb.net
Expats in Poland: Info and news for expatriates living and working in Poland. www.expats-in-poland.com
Polish World: Portal for all things Polish. www.polishworld.com

Portugal
Official Government Website: www.portugal.gov.pt
Official Immigration Portal: www.sef.pt
Official Portuguese Embassy Website (in US): www.embassyportugal-us.org
Gekko Portugal: News and information about living, working and buying property in Portugal. www.gekkoportugal.com
Living in the Sun: Mostly focused on the Algarve (southern Portugal), but has a lot of useful information about the country in general. www.livinginthesun.info
Moving To Portugal: Excellent blog providing lots of helpful information and resources for people wanting to move to Portugal. www.movingtoportugal.com
Porto do Imigrante, Tavira: Comprehensive site created by the municipality of Tavira (Algarve), but contains useful immigration information for anyone desiring to move anywhere in Portugal. www.imigrante.cm-tavira.pt
The Portugal News: English language news site for Portugal. www.portugalnews.com
Portugal Travel: Online guide for both tourists and residents. www.justportugal.com

Qatar
Official Online Portal: www.gov.qa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: english.mofa.gov.qa
Embassy of Qatar: www.qatarembassy.net
Living in Qatar: Online guide to living in Qatar. www.qatarliving.com

Romania
Official Government Website: www.gov.ro
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mae.ro
Embassy of Romania: www.roembus.org

Russia
Official Government Website: www.gov.ru
Official Federal Migration Service Website (some but not much information in English): www.fms.gov.ru
Russian Federation Embassy Website: www.russianembassy.org
American Chamber of Commerce in Russia: Contains extensive information about doing business, visiting and living in Russia. www.amcham.ru
Expat.Ru: English forum for expats in Russia. www.expat.ru
Moscow Times: The online version of Russia's top English-language newspaper. www.themoscowtimes.com
The Exile: Formerly Moscow-based alternative newspaper known for sharp, incisive reporting about events in Russia: superb dark website. www.exiledonline.com
Way to Russia: How to obtain visas, get an apartment, or date Russian women. The site has discussion forums, travel services and more. www.waytorussia.net

Rwanda
Official Government Website: www.gov.rw
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.minaffet.gov.rw
Embassy of Rwanda: www.rwandaembassy.org

St. Kitt's & Nevis
Official Government Website: www.gov.kn
Embassy of St. Kitts/Nevis: www.embassy.gov.kn
SKN Vibes: News, resources, event listings, business directories, links and message boards relating to living in St. Kitts & Nevis. www.sknvibes.com
St. Kitts Tourism: General visitor information about St. Kitts and Nevis. www.stkittstourism.kn

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Official Government Website: www.gov.vc

Samoa
Official Government Website: www.govt.ws

Sao Tome and Principe
Official Government Website (in Portuguese): www.gov.st

Saudi Arabia
Official Government Web Portal: www.saudi.gov.sa
Official Ministry of Information Website: www.saudinf.com
Embassy of Saudi Arabia: www.saudiembassy.net
American Bedu: Informative blog for Saudi expat by a female American in Saudi. www. americanbedu.com
Arab News: English-language news based in Jeddah: www.arabnews.com
Aramco Expats: News, discussion, and forums for expats working for the Saudi oil company. www.aramcoexpats.com
Saudi Net: The Saudi Arabia business and trade directory provides information and resources about working and doing business in the Kingdom. www.the-saudi.net

Senegal
Senegal Government Website (in French): www.gouv.sn
Senegal Embassy (in French): www.ambasenegal-us.org

Serbia
Official Government Website: www.srbija.gov.rs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.rs
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia: www.serbiaembusa.org

Seychelles
Official Government Internet Portal: www.egov.sc
Official Internet Portal: www.virtualseychelles.sc

Singapore
Official Government Website: www.gov.sg
Official Immigration and Checkpoint Authority Website: www.ica.gov.sg
Singapore Embassy: www.mfa.gov.sq/washington
Expat Living - The Referral Guide for Singapore: Online version of English-language expat magazine for Singapore. www.expatliving.sg
Expat Singapore: The usual potpourri of information, resources, links and user forums for anyone interested in Singapore. www.expatsingapore.com.
Living in Singapore: Detailed information about all aspects of Singapore life, plus a list of links to dozens of Singapore expat blogs. www.livinginsingapore.org
Singapore Expats: Expat relocation, living and housing, with personals, forum, classifieds. www.singaporeexpats.com

Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Official Government Website: www.government.gov.sk
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.foreign.gov.sk
Embassy of Slovak Republic: www.mzv.sk/washington

Slovenia
Official Government Website: www.gov.si
Official Ministry of the Interior Website (comprehensive and detailed information for foreigners wishing to visit, live in and work in Slovenia): www.infotujci.s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website (visa info, etc.): wwww.mzz.gov.si
Emplyment Service of Slovenia: www.ess.gov.si (in Slovenian).
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia: washington.embassy.si
National Tourist Association: Tourism-oriented site with general information about Slovenia. www.ntz-nta.si
Slovenia.si: "Your gateway to information on Slovenia" provides lots of clear, easy-to-understand site covering all aspects of moving to and living in Slovenia. www.slovenia.si
Slovenia Life: Online magazine all about life in Slovenia. www.slovenia-life.com

South Africa
Official Government Website: www.gov.za
Department of International Relations and Cooperation: www.dirco.gov.za
Embassy of South Africa: www.saembassy.org
South African Missions in NY (visa and immigration information): www.southafrica-newyork.net
Mail & Guardian Online: South Africa’s online news site also has extensive job, real estate and personal listings. www.mg.co.za
South Africa-The Official Gateway: Investment, travel, residency, citizenship, history and current events. www.southafrica.info
Sunday Times: Website for South Africa’s bestselling newspaper. www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes

South Korea
Office of Prime Minister Website and government portal: www.opm.go.kr
Official Embassy Website: www.koreaembassyusa.org
1 Stop Korea: A one-stop shop for visitor and expat-related information: practical material about immigration, jobs, housing, social and dating stuff. www.1stopkorea.com
Expat Advisory: Advice on everything from accommodations to yoga. www.expat-advisory.com
Hi Seoul: Seoul’s online English-language guide. english.seoul.go.kr
Life in Korea: This ad-cluttered site offers news, information and links useful to visitors. www.lifeinkorea.com

South Sudan
Official Government Website: www.goss.org
Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan: www.gossmission.org

Spain
Official Government Website and portal (mostly in Spanish): www.la-moncloa.es
Ministry of External Affairs and Cooperation: www.mae.es
Spanish Embassy: www.maec.es
Age Concern Espana: Geared toward the over-50 set contemplating a move to Spain. www.acespana.org
BCN Week: Online version of Barcelona’s English-language cultural weekly. www.bcnweek.com
Expatriate Café: Intended as an online resource for English teachers in Spain, the discussion forum covers all aspects of life in Spain. www.expatriatecafe.com
Mad About Madrid: Events calendar, blog posts, streaming video and more. www.madaboutmadrid.com
Other Countries Guide to Spain: Thorough site for expats and expats-to-be. Includes an active forum. www.spain.othercountries.com
Si, Spain: The site “promotes free exchange of information on Spanish current affairs and its historical, linguistic and cultural development. www.sispain.org
Spain Expat: Like the name implies, this website calls itself the “independent authority” for Spanish expat resources and information. www.spainexpat.com
Spain-Info: Information about schools, property and local services with particular emphasis on Alicante, Andalusia, and Costa Blanca. www.spain-info.co.uk
Spain Tourism: General tourist information about Spain. www.spain.info

Sri Lanka
Official Government Website: www.priu.gov.lk
Ministry of External Affairs: www.mea.gov.lk
Embassy of Sri Lanka: www.slembassy.org

Sudan
Official Government Website: sudan.gov.sd
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.sudanmfa.com
Embassy of Republic of Sudan: www.priu.gov.lk

Suriname
Official Government Website (in Dutch): www.gov.sr
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname: www.surinameembassy.org

Swaziland
Official Government Portal: www.gov.sz

Sweden
Official Government Site: www.sweden.gov.se
Official Immigration Portal: www.migrationsverket.se
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (including embassies and consulates): www.swedenabroad.com
Official Website: www.sweden.se

A Swedish American in Swedish-America:
Informative blog with lots of useful information about moving to and living in Sweden. www.welcometosweden.blogspot.com
American Women’s Club, Malmo: Who’d a thunk it, but the ladies in Malmo provide a lot of excellent resources for living in Sweden. www.awcmalmo.com
The Local: English language news site for Sweden, plus blogs, user forums, classified ads and more. www.thelocal.se
Lost in Sweden: Active online English-language forum all about life in Sweden (registration required). www.lostinsweden.com

Switzerland
Official Government Website: www.admin.ch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.eda.admin.ch
Embassy of Switzerland: www.swissemb.org
American Women’s Club of Zurich: A social hub for American women living in Switzerland. www.awczurich.org
English Forum, Switzerland: Exactly what it says, an English language community forum for Switzerland. www.englishforum.ch
The Local: English news, information, events, classifieds, etc. for Switzerland. www.thelocal.ch
My Switzerland: Slick site by Switzerland Tourism. www.myswitzerland.com
Swiss Info: Plenty of local information. www.swissinfo.org
Switzerland is Yours: www.switzerlandisyours.com
Xpat Xchange: For English-speaking expatriates in Switzerland. www.xpatxchange.ch

Syria
Official Web Portal: www.syriaonline.com

Taiwan
Official Government Web Portal: www.taiwan.gov.tw
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.tw
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in US: www.taiwanembassy.org

Tajikistan
Embassy of Tajikistan: www.tjus.org

Tanzania
Official Government Website: www.tanzania.go.tz
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: www.foreign.go.tz
Embassy of Tanzania: www.tanzaniaembassy-us.org

Thailand
Official Government Website: www.thaigov.go.th
Official Department of Immigration website: www.immigration.go.th
Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: www.mfa.go.th
Royal Thai Embassy: www.thaiembdc.org
Expats in Thailand: General portal site serving expats living in Thailand. www.ethailand.com
Stickman’s Guide to Bangkok: Many reader-generated tales of life in Thailand, some of which are not suitable for minors. www.stickmanbangkok.com
Thai Expat Info: Information, advice, and resources for American expats. www.thaiexpat.info
Thai Visa Thailand Expat Forum: www.thaivisa.com

Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Official Government Web Portal: www.gov.east-timor.org

Togo
Official Government Website: www.republicoftogo.com

Tonga
Tonga government Portal: www.pmo.gov.to

Trinidad and Tobago
Official Government Portal: www.gov.tt

Tunisia
Tunisia Online: General information and links regarding Tunisia. www.tunisia.com

Turkey
Official Website of Turkish Parliament: www.tbmm.gov.tr
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.tr
Republic of Turkey Investment Support and Promotion Agency: This quasi-government agency provides detailed information about working and doing business in Turkey as well as other financial (and visa/residency) matters: www.invest.gov.tr.
Turkish Embassy Website: www.turkey.org
My Merhaba: The go-to portal for the expat community in Turkey. www.mymerhaba.com
Istanbul Expert: A virtual community for exchanging information and interacting with English-speaking expats and Turkish people. www.istanbulexpat.org
Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review: www.hurriyetdailynews.com

Turkmenistan
Official Government Website: www.turkmenistan.gov.tm
Embassy of Turkmenistan: www.turkmenistanembassy.org

Turks & Caicos
Official Government Website: www.tcgov.tc

Uganda
Official Government Website: www.mediacentre.go.ug
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.go.ug
Embassy of the Republic of Uganda: www.ugandaembassy.com

Ukraine
Official Government Web Portal: www.kmu.gov.ua
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.ua
Embassy of Ukraine: www.mfa.gov.ua/usa
Try Ukraine: Guide to living, working and traveling in Ukraine. www.tryukraine.com
Ukraine Channel: Online forum (in English) for all matters relating to Ukraine. www.ukraine.com

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Official Government Website: www.government.ae
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.ae
Official Embassy Website: www.uae-embassy.org
Go Dubai: Cluttered but useful site with Dubai-related articles, forums and job listings. www.godubai.com
Gulf News: English-language news, opinion and classified ads relating to the UAE. www.gulfnews.com
My Move Dubai: Dubai expat Mary Sheedy maintains this informative website with information and resources about moving to and living in the UAE, and Dubai, in particular. www.mymovedubai.com
The National: Abu Dhabi-based English daily newspaper with worldwide coverage but with a focus on the Emirates and the Middle East. www.thenational.ae

United Kingdom (UK)
Main U.K. Government Website and portal: www.direct.gov.uk
Official Website of the British Monarchy: www.royal.gov.uk
Official UK Border Agency/Immigration Information: www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk
Official Website of the Scottish Government: www.scotland.gov.uk
British Embassy: ukinusa.fco.gov.uk
American Expats in the UK: The primary internet hub for Americans living in the U.K. www.americanexpats.co.uk.
Focus: Geared toward career-minded expats. www.focus-info.org
The North American Connection: A non-profit organization and social club for North American expatriates in the U.K. www.naconnect.com
U.K. Yankee: Information about moving, culture, education, immigration, real estate. www.uk-yankee.com

Uruguay
Official Government Website: www.presidencia.gub.uy (in Spanish)
Official Immigration Information/Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mrree.gub.uy
Uruguay Embassy in the United States: www.mrree.gub.uy
Exploring Uruguay: News, information and forums for people who want to travel or live in Uruguay. www.exploringuruguay.com
Total Uruguay Forum: Message board/user forums for expats in Uruguay and those who want to be. www.totaluruguay.com
Uruguay Daily News: English-language news and information about Uruguay. www.uruguaydailynews.com

Uzbekistan
Official Government Website: www.gov.uz
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.uz
Embassy of Uzbekistan: www.uzbekistan.org

Vanuatu
Official Government Website: www.governmentofvanuatu.gov.vu
Vanuatu Daily Post: www.dailypost.vu

Venezuela
Official Government Website and portal (in Spanish): www.gobiernoenlinea.ve
Official Embassy Website: www.venezuela-us.org
Official Immigration Website: (in Spanish, but visa information is also given in English). tramites.embavenez-us.org

Vietnam
Official Communist Party Website: www.cpv.org.vn
Embassy of Vietnam: www.vietnamembassy-usa.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.vn
Living in Vietnam: Devoted to travel, real estate, business and residency in Vietnam. www.livinginvietnam.com
Vietnam News: English-language news and opinion. vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn

Yemen
Official Government Website (in Arabic): www.yemen.gov.ye
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.ye
Embassy of Yemen: www.yemenembassy.org

Zambia
National Homepage of Zambia: www.zambia.co.zm
Embassy of Zambia: www.zambiaembassy.org

Zimbabwe
Official Government Website: www.gta.gov.zw








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