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Where can I get an A1 form?

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I've been asked by my work placement to produce an A1 form to prove I'm still eligible for UK social security while I'm in France. Does anyone know how to get one as I'm having trouble finding anything about it.

Can a relationship survive the year abroad?

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I've been in a relationship for 3 years now, and have decided to go on the year abroad to the USA as part of my Business degree. I am so nervous about it because I love my boyfriend but I'm worried about so many things, mainly that I will only be able to come home once in the year - at Christmas - and he can only afford to fly out and visit me once, and also that I have been told it's not a good idea to keep Skyping every day as you miss out on cultural things and having fun, but I want him to feel loved and know I'm thinking of him - has anyone who has been through this before got any advice?!

Where do I apply for an A1 form?

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I receive a State Pension from the uk paying my tax in the UK, I live in Portugal and have an apartment I wish to rent out, I need an A1 form to declare that I am in receipt of the pension in order to exempt me from paying Social Security contributions, where do I apply for this.

Can my year abroad relationship survive my return to the UK?

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I met my boyfriend during my year abroad in France and have just moved home to the UK. We've agreed to try and make it work but is this completely unrealistic? He doesn't speak any English so I'm worried he won't be able to fit in with my old life and we'll drift apart. Has anyone experienced this?

Do you get your languages mixed up?

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Trying to decide whether to study Spanish and Portuguese or Spanish and English at uni. I'm worried that if I go for Spanish & Portuguese I'll end up getting really confused and won't improve as much as I would if I just focused on Spanish. I'm also worried about going to two countries on a year abroad. Does anyone have any advice??

Has anyone worked for PGL before? Or know anyone that has?

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Hello! I have graduated in June. I am looking at language based roles with PGL. Has anyone or does anyone know anyone that has worked for this company before? Thanks.

Is a year abroad affordable?

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I receive a full maintenance grant and still struggle financially at uni. I would love to spend a year abroad (I'm a non-linguist) but am worried that I'll never be able to afford it, especially if I study instead of doing a paid job.

What is the difference between a 'code banque' and a 'code guichet'?

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I am struggling to understand all the different French bank terminology. Would really appreciated some help! Thanks :)