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Does anyone know European mail-scanning services (similar to Earth Class Mail)?


by @dpt | 6yr  | 9 comments

Iโ€™m looking for a service like Earth Class Mail that scans my physical mail and emails it for me. There seems to be tons of services like that in the US, but Iโ€™d need one in Europe (bonus points for flashy locations like Switzerland).

I did some research and found some virtual office services that would offer such a service, but they all seem to charge ~70โ‚ฌ/month and thatโ€™s a little too much for the 2-3 letters per month I receive.

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@MsAlissa_J | 5yr

Hello! What are some of the services youโ€™ve seen in the US? Iโ€™m interested in signing up for something like this.

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@dpt | 5yr

@AliJay79 there are many services like that in the US. There are EarthClassMail, USAMail1, and many others of which I forgot the names. But I think theyโ€™re pretty easy to find on google or so.

Iโ€™m personally use MyUSAOffice, which is a bit expensive but I need it because I need an address in a certain state that the others donโ€™t offer for tax reasons.

@everyone else: thanks for the tips! Iโ€™ll try out either dropscan or the Swiss Post Office.

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@pilcrow | 6yr

I can only agree that their support is quite fast.
One thing I forgot to mention is that payment is done through direct debit, which means a German current account is needed - unless SEPA debits are possible these days, but still that only covers the EU (or even only the Euro zone).

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@thefrank06 | 6yr

Thereโ€™s this cheap one too in Berlin or Hamburg: https://www.clevvermail.com/

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@pilcrow | 6yr

What you want is offered by dropscan.de (based in Germany). There is a pay-as-you go and a monthly flatrate option. They scan the envelope, letting you decide whether you want the letter opened and then scan the contents for download. The physical mail can be forwarded too (or be destroyed). You will need a German address, but no ID verification is necessary.

This seems to have been discussed in this forum as well: how-do-you-receive-physical-mail-as-a-digital-nomad

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@ben | 6yr

I am using dropscan for half a year now โ€“ forwarded my personal as well as some business mail there, while travelling since January. I can highly recommend them. Their support is fast and nice enough, they also scanned the letter that where inside another letter upon asking. The only unfortunate thing is that they canโ€™t be used as an official โ€œbusiness addressโ€ (in German law). But thatโ€™s fine enough.

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@seel | 6yr

Hi,

Check ubidoca in France, near the border of switzerland.They have super cheap prices for those kind of servicesโ€ฆI am using them for parcels dispatch and receiving for one of my business and as a virtual office. Cost like 40โ‚ฌ a month in my case, but for only letters they have cheap plansโ€ฆThe cheapest I found so farโ€ฆ

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@cephei | 6yr

The cheapest thing is to check all paper mails, calling the companies that sent them and tell them that they should send you only eMails, no letters. So you can limit the mail to a minimum.
Then having parents or friends in your hometown that can get your mail would be the #1 choice. I would only hiring a company if there is really no other option.

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@the_sam | 6yr

Hi,

I used in the past the service from SwissPostBox and it was working very well.

They have a free service that allows you to receive physical mail and then you can decide, letter by letter, if you want them to open and scan (to help decide they provide a scan of the non-opened letters, for both sides). You then pay only the letter you ask to open. You can also decide to forward your letters to another physical location.

In the past (2-3 years ago) they were offering several physical adresses in Switzerland, France or Germany (some free of charge and some with a premium, for kind of โ€˜prestigiousโ€™ addresses).

You can check here what are the actual condition and try the service: https://www.post.ch/en/customer-center/all-online-services/swiss-post-box/info

Note that they will require an authenticated copy of your ID or passport (which can be done for a small fee in any swiss post office, if you are passing around Switzerland), but you can probably also to this kind of authentification from a foreign country.

Cheers,

Sam

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Winter is coming and Iโ€™m feeling the ache of travelling after being stuck in the same place since the Pandemic started. Wondering if anyone is travelling right now? If so, where are you currently located and how is the situation where you are?

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I will be traveling/working through Mexico with my dog February to April. My plan is to stay in Sayulita for about 2-4 weeks, then travel south along the cost.

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by @jackgopack | 11mo 11 months ago | 15 comments

Any long terms Project Fi users cancelled?

Planning on being outside of the US for a year or more and disappointed to just discover their โ€œtermination for excessive international roamingโ€ fine print (similar to T-Mobileโ€™s) as follows:

โ€œThe Services must be primarily used in the United States and are not intended for extended international use. Further, the Services are designed for use predominantly within our network. If your usage outside our network is excessive, abnormally high, or cause us to incur too much cost, we may, at our option and sole discretion, suspend your Project Fi account, terminate your service, or limit your use of roaming.โ€

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by @pras_k | 1yr 1 year ago | 10 comments

Whatโ€™s the best place?
For residency Iโ€™m looking at Portugal and they have the NHR (non habitual resident) program which would exempt dividends from foreign income.
So all Iโ€™m really looking for is the best place to actually start the company.
Biggest factors are of course low taxes and ease of setting up the company plus a business bank account that enables me to receive payments through Stripe.

What I found so far:
Hong Kong
Corporate tax rate of 16.5% (8.25% for the first HK$2 million)
โŠ•/โŠ– offshore income from outside HK is exempt from taxation but itโ€™s not clear whether this can be done in the first year and prorated or if itโ€™s only through filing the offshore exemption claim. This might take two years and requires not income from HK at all. More info on that would be great
โŠ– seems very difficult to get a business bank account
โŠ– necessary services and fees are roughly around โ‚ฌ2000 / year
โŠ– accounting requirements seem to be very strict
โŠ• Doesnโ€™t require local partner
โŠ• Agencies available that seem to handle most of the work

Singapore
Corporate tax rate of 17% (0% on the first S$100k, 8.5% up to S$300k)
โŠ– requires a local director. What are the implications of this?

Malta
Corporate tax rate of 35%
There is the โ€œfull imputation systemโ€ but I donโ€™t really understand it.
"In most cases, the tax refund to the shareholder is 6/7 of the tax paid by the company on profits distributed as dividends. The tax refund rate may be different in the following cases: " This would result in an effective corporate tax of around 5%.
โŠ– European customers would have to pay VAT and Iโ€™d have to deal with that

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โŠ– European customers would have to pay VAT and Iโ€™d have to deal with that
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by @lofty | 2yr 1 year ago | 3 comments

Hi,
My name is Nick,currently living in Australia and looking at moving to Shikoku next year to live for a couple of years.My wife is Japanese,but I dont speak much though I have lived in Tokyo for some years previously.
Any advice on best areas to look at would be greatly appreciated ,

Thanks in advance
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by @artofbryce | 2yr 2 years ago | 10 comments

We just finished our first stint around South East Asia and somehow survived 3 days of way too many flights, leaving me to feel like death.

Too much shitty airplane food, not enough sleep, big time difference from Mexico to SEA.

Anyone have tips to prevent that more in the future (aside from better flight plans)? More importantly, how do I recover faster from this horror?

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The ideal bank will have an easy on-boarding as a European student studying and living in Sweden for a year and is merciful when it comes to sending GBP into the account.
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by @wagmanben | 2yr 2 years ago | 5 comments

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vermont-pay-10-000-move-110056645.html

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What do you guys use for receiving both sms & calls on a European phone number?

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by @gmisjura1 | 3yr 2 years ago | 2 comments

Hey everyone,

I got into situation when nothing really helped me, and now searching for alternatives.

Two web site where I was trying to buy tickets for Tribeca film festival and just cinema do not let me to buy tickets and the websites are quite big -

Ticketmaster.com
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My question is , does anyone know alternative where I could buy tickets for example Madisson Square show and AMC Cinema screening. Eventbite worked fine for example with European card.

Best,

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Best European Ski Towns?


by @matthewhallca | 3yr 2 years ago | 9 comments

Looking to spend around 6 weeks somewhere in Europe this winter skiing and working. Donโ€™t need a big tech community but care more about it being affordable and having at least half decent skiing.

So far I have heard good things about Les Deux Alpes, France and Bansko, Bulgaria.

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Anyone here resident in Portugal with incorporation elsewhere in the EU? Need some advice


in Portugal by @solardive | 3yr 2 years ago | 0 comments

Hi everyone!

Currently looking at ridding myself of the 9-5 and becoming a freelance consultant. Iโ€™m not planning to go full erm, โ€œtax optimisationโ€, as I believe in taxes as a concept, but I would like to pay less of them so I can get my business off the ground with more peace of mind.

Iโ€™ve decided I want to apply for the Portugal NHR (Iโ€™m a EU citizen), but I donโ€™t want to incorporate there. Anyone here has experience with being a Portugal tax resident and running a company elsewhere? If yes, where and why did you choose that country/place? Is it a a lot of hassle?

Thanks!

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Health Insurance for Europeans?


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Hi there, Iโ€™m currently looking at Allianz Global and IM Global as a health insurance for long-term travel in Asia. Any experiences with those two or are there better options for European residents?

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Has anyone worked from Sihanoukville, Cambodia?


in Sihanoukville, Cambodia by @keybrownhill | 3yr 2 years ago | 6 comments

Hey everyone,

Has anyone visited Sihanoukville recently? I would like to visit and give it a try for working but I am a little unsure about the following:

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  • specific areas to live

In anyone can offer any info, suggestions on specific areas or recommended accommodation that would be great. I visited around 8 years ago so I am assuming the place has changed quite a bit since then.

Thanks!

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Anyone gone through the MM2H (Malaysia My 2nd Home) process?


in Malaysia by @mmorris | 3yr 2 years ago | 1 comment

We are looking to get the ball rolling and are wondering if anyone else has done it.

We are looking for an agent and are also wondering how far in you can open a Malaysian bank account.

If you know someone who was helpful, let me know!

Thanks

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