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clbb replied to the thread Residency help in Guatemala City on the Guatemala forum on January 21, 2015:
clbb initially posted:
Can someone give me contact info for a reliable person in Guatemala City to help with the residency process? Any idea of cost?
clbb replied on January 22, 2015 with:
Thanks to the folks who have shared info. I'll be trying to make contact and see what each of the two recommendations has to offer! thanks again!
busman7 replied on January 21, 2015 with:
@ ellenbuilder "must be clean shaven" are you serious?
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ellenbuilder replied to the thread Newbie on the Guatemala forum:
pepperamipete initially posted:
Hi All, I have read a lot of the topics posted. I have to say it is very reassuring to find the vast majority saying go for it is a beautiful place .I am coming over in Sept. form the UK for 6months volunteer work on a construction programme with a view to retire here the following year. Cant wait.
ellenbuilder replied on January 20, 2015 with:
I agree 100%. Come with an open mind and common sense and ready to adapt to ways of living that may be contrary to what you are used to!
WMoore1131 replied on January 16, 2015 with:
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AlPavarotti replied to the thread Want to rent long term house or apt. near Antigua on the Guatemala forum on January 20, 2015:
docmike3 initially posted:
Want to rent a house or apartment near Antigua - 1 or 2 bedrooms would be perfect. Would be willing to rent for 1 to 2 years.
AlPavarotti replied on January 27, 2015 with:
I suggest you use this site to look for rentals in Antigua. To search for something in or near Antigua use the BUSCADOR and where it says DEPARTAMENTOS which means province or state click on SACATEPEQUEZ. And you should be able to stay away from being applied the gringo rates you'll get if you deal with real estate people in Antigua. Good luck to you.
WMoore1131 replied on January 27, 2015 with:
If you need a place to stay while you find an apartment or house, check-out -
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EcuadorDean commented on the Expat Report Living in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Don't get to comfortable and go native on me (Continue)
EcuadorDean replied most recently with:
Check my presentation of San Pedro to see it for yourself... San Pedro de la laguna Guatemala
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EcuadorDean commented on the Expat Report Living in Panajachel, Guatemala
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
There are group of people biking, playing pokers, theatre. Saturday mid day at the center of town big bbq where lots of expats goes. Lots of NGO offering volunteering plans. (Continue)
EcuadorDean replied most recently with:
To see Panajachel for yourselve check my presentaton... Panajachel
senormike replied recently with:
panajachel is ok to visit, but not a place to think about living. little things like in the toilet, your paper does not go into it, it goes in a basket on the floor. that's done in all public places. it is a very cheap town however. get used to street vendors althoough not a problem. but don't eat at them, they don't care about sanitation. before you even think about going there check to see if the lake polution has been taken care of. all untreated sewerage flows into it. i was there, so i know what i am talking about. i was there 4 years ago when it became poluted so bad that one travel agency told people not to come. yes that was 4 years ago, it might have been cleared up temporarily but if the sewerage still flows into it the same thing will happen again
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DRThomas replied to the thread How does one obtain a "NIT"? on the Guatemala forum on January 18, 2015:
DRThomas initially posted:
Can anyone give me some advice?
DRThomas replied on January 18, 2015 with:
Thanks! That sounds simple enough.
zaqwsx replied on January 18, 2015 with:
just go to the local SAT (IRS) office with your passport or DPI card and a copy of your electric bill (it does not have to be in your name, it is only for the home address). takes 2 minutes and however long you have to set and wait. January is not good because everybody and their brother is going to SAT this month to pay their road tax for their cars and motorcycles.
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iguanalover replied to the thread March 31 - bad time to come down? on the Guatemala forum on January 17, 2015:
SpiralCee initially posted:
I was just about to finalize my plans to move to Pana with a flight coming down from Canada on March 31. Then I realized.... that's really close to Easter/Semana Santa! So my questions: Should I postpone my flight by a week? A month? Bump it forward a week? (March 24) Will it be too busy to find a hostel to stay in temporary while I look for an apartment? Or will it be worth it to be there for my very first Guatemalan Semana Santa? :) Thanks, everyone!
iguanalover replied on January 17, 2015 with:
Bad time all around. It can be nuts. Come down a week later and relax...
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hainan2 posted 3 mt visit on the Guatemala forum on January 17, 2015:
looking for a place to stay with 2 daughters while doing some volunteer work with Mayan Families in Pana. visited Pana and Antigua for a wk a yr ago and fell in love. my youngest daughter was born there. will appreciate any advice. clean & safe at top of list, 1 bedroom works if it has 2 beds. tks
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busman7 replied to the thread Social Security could cease if I moveTo Guatemala on the Guatemala forum on January 17, 2015:
rmclose initially posted:
WHAT has anyone heard of this? I was just on the phone with SocSec inquiring how to get letter of my monthly retirement Apostilles or whatever needed to be done to move down to Guatemala. Was told that I may lose my entitlement because of the country of choice, because not all countries are eligible. She is going to call me back. I have never seen anyone post on here having this type of trouble.
busman7 replied on January 28, 2015 with:
Note to any Canadians, your OAS benefits paid outside Canada will be cut off if you fail to file CRA tax returns by April 30 in any year, even though the deadline for expats is June 30.
Paulo69 replied on January 27, 2015 with:
The rep you reached misspoke. You CAN receive SS benefits in Guatemala and I know many people who do and even get direct deposit in a Guatemalan bank on the first of every month. Get the answer from the horses mouth:
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