The Expat Family File

Your indispensable guide to a simpler, safer, saner life. Done for you checklists and templates so you have the imformation you need, wherever, whenever you need it.
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Are You Drowning In Paperwork?


Are you hiding it in an overflowing filing cabinet, hoping you’ll never need it? Or fed up with never having the information you need, when you need it?

If you are anything like, me, you’ve discovered that expat life is a paperwork nightmare – juggling cross border tax jurisdictions, healthcare records and multiple currency bank accounts. Add to that the normal flood of school, work, and household paperwork, and it is all too easy to lose track of the important information under a deluge of details.

It’s why I created the Family File – a simple, comprehensive guide for keeping the information you need available, updateable and easy to grab in an emergency. It contains all the critical information you need to keep you in control and in the know, no matter how crazy life gets, and  takes the guess-work out of knowing where you’ve put your most important information.


Printable Checklists

Drowning in details and don’t know where to start? We’ve taken care of it for you, with over 50 checklists! Just fill in the blanks to create your comprehensive, at-your-fingertips handbook.

Unlimited Access

Need to make changes? No worries! Unlike ready printed files, this one is yours to download as many times as you need*, so you can make changes, add or replaces pages and get updates simply and easily.

Lifetime Updates

With lifetime updates and checklist suggestion feature, you’ll never be left without the checklist you need to stay in control.

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What Other Are Saying

“I can’t imagine how I ever managed without this! I’ve been an expat for 8 years, but every move throws up new challenges that we have to figure out. Rachel’s system made keeping track of all the paperwork, staying in touch with family and friends at home and getting the answers we needed easy! I wish I had known all this when we started out ! ” Kate Cowgill

Expat, Los Angeles

“Expat life is crazy! Anyone who disagrees is probably not packing, unpacking, filling innumerable forms (and then losing them!), saying goodbye to friends, saying hello to strangers in a new land, etc etc (need I go on?)

If this is your life, you have clicked on the right place! This is where you need to be, where you will know that you are not alone, where you can laugh and learn that there are ways of managing the chaos that comes with being an expat.”

Aisha Chaudry

Expat, Nairobi

“I recommend Expat Lifeline to all the expats I work with. Expat Lifeline tells you exactly what you need to do and the best, fastest way to do it. Their very human approach will make you smile, even laugh along the way. A must-have service for every expat.” Ellen Mahoney

Founder & CEO, SeaChange Mentoring

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I share the files?
The copy of the Family File is for one user only, but you are welcome to download it as many times as you like for your own personal use. Creating the file has taken over two years and the hard work of a talented graphic designer, and while there is a ton of free resources on the Expat LifeLine, but if I want the Family File to be sustainable and high quality, I have to charge for it.
What is your refund policy?
I offer no-questions-asked refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with any Expat LifeLine product, then simply send me an email and I will refund your purchase right away. My goal has always been to create a happy, thriving community, who value what I do. If you are not thrilled with the product or are not enjoying the experience, then I have no interest in forcing you to stay an unhappy member.
What are PDF Files?
PDF (or Portable Digital Format) files are an easy and convenient way for you to download copies of documents wherever you are. Please note, however, that standard paper sizes differ around the world, so while a great deal of time, effort and testing goes into creating files that work globally, we can’t guarantee to get it right every time. If you do have a problem, please let us know and we will either tweak the template or refund your money, no questions asked.
What if I want to sign up for the Global Girl's Guide - can I get a refund on my Family File?
Sort of – instead of offering a refund, purchasers of the Family File will get access to special Early Bird pricing of the Global Girl’s Guide to Creating a Back Up Plan. You’ll receive the link with your special code via email, so keep your eyes peeled!
What if a checklist that I need isn't included?
Let me know! While I’ve created the Family File based on my own mishaps and the wisdom and experiences of my expat community, I’m always looking to improve. If there is a checklist or reminder that you would like to see included, drop me a line ( and I’ll see what I can cook up.

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If there’s still something you need to know, feel free to drop me a line anytime.

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