Announcement: Welcome to the Expat Forum

by mfefadmin on October 31, 2008

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Expat Forum. We are quickly realising our aim to be the largest community of expatriates on the internet. We now have over to 175,000 members who have either moved abroad or wish to emigrate, with 100’s of new members joining up everyday.The site is organised into 2 main parts – the forums and the articles. You can access any of the country specific expat forums by clicking on the flags in the top navigation areas above. You can read through hundreds of helpful articles, news and interviews by clicking on the relevant country in the left navigation menu. So if you want to immigrate to a new Country or if you have already moved to a new destination, we’re sure you’ll find some great content here as well as be able to talk to members in a similar situation to you. Enjoy the Expat Forum, it’s great to have you here.

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Thumbnail image for Fife is the happiest place in Scotland, research suggests

Fife is the happiest place in Scotland, research suggests

August 26, 2016 Scotland

While some parts of the UK want to see less immigration, the government in Scotland has often said it wants to attract more people from abroad to live and work and now a new index says Fife is the happiest place to settle. The ancient Kingdom of Fife lies north of Edinburgh and is famous […]

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UK immigration review looks at work permits for low skilled workers

August 25, 2016 United Kingdom

A review of immigration policy in the UK is being undertaken on the orders of new Prime Minister Theresa May as the country look ahead to leaving the European Union. It comes at a time when a new report points out that immigration is currently over double emigration with other evidence suggesting that the majority […]

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Attitudes to immigration becoming more negative around the world

August 24, 2016 United Kingdom

More people than ever before aspire to move to another country to live and work and many achieve their dream but a new survey has found that attitudes to immigration throughout the world are often negative. The survey covering 22 countries, including those popular with expats such as the UK, France, Spain, the United States, […]

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Scholarship study programme for New Zealand students extended to Latin America

August 23, 2016 New Zealand

More young people from New Zealand are to get the chance to study in Asia and Latin America with the country’s international scholarship programme being expanded. Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced that the Prime Minister’s Scholarship programme is proving to be highly successful. So far under the Asia initiative some […]

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UK’s digital online visa application programme rolled out to over 180 countries

August 22, 2016 Britain

People from around the world can now make faster applications for British visas with the roll out of the UK’s online programme. The digital system, called Access UK, takes applications from over 180 countries in 10 languages on any mobile device. The process began back in 2014 when the Home Office introduced a new digital […]

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New rules mean Canadian dual citizens must have Canadian passport too

August 19, 2016 Canada

Canadian expats who have dual citizenship are being reminded that from September they will only be able to fly into the country if they have a Canadian passport. Currently those with dual citizenship can use the passport of the other country where they have citizenship but Canada’s new electronic screening system that is currently being […]

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Job opportunities rise in New Zealand as unemployment falls

August 18, 2016 New Zealand

Job opportunities are growing in New Zealand with some parts of the country seeing unemployment fall to the lowest it has been since 2008. Official figure shows that the unemployment rate decreased to 5.1% in the second quarter of 2016 and more women are employed. ‘Compared with June 2015, there were 8,000 fewer unemployed women, […]

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Living by the sea makes people in UK happy, new research suggests

August 18, 2016 Britain

The UK is a popular country for expats from all over the world but if immigrants want to be happy they might want to take advice from British people and live next to the sea. The seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex has been named as the happiest place to live in the UK while […]

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Thumbnail image for New Zealand sees record annual population growth, boosted by immigration

New Zealand sees record annual population growth, boosted by immigration

August 17, 2016 New Zealand

New Zealand’s population grew by 97,300, or 2.1%, to 4.69 million in the year to the end of June 2016, the largest annual increase ever. The data from Statistics New Zealand show that the last time the country experienced population growth over 2% was in 1974 and before that it was at the peak of […]

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Switzerland named as the most innovative country in the world

August 17, 2016 Switzerland

If you want to move to a country that is considered innovative, then Switzerland is the place to choose, followed by Sweden, the UK and the United States, according to a new index report. Switzerland leads the 2016 rankings, the same position it had in 2015, while China joins the ranks of the world’s 25 […]

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Denmark comes top of quality of life index drawn up to celebrate the Olympics

August 12, 2016 Denmark

Denmark is named in the latest quality of life index as the best country overall when it comes to quality of life, but if it is money you are after then the United States has the highest pay. Korea comes out as the safest, India the cheapest, Finland the least polluted, and Portugal the best […]

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Sluggish economic growth keeping rental costs down for expats

August 11, 2016 Canada

Subdued global economic growth is keeping the cost of renting a home down for expats in many city locations around the world, but some are facing higher housing costs, new research shows. In the majority of the locations covered by the ECA International survey, rent has been fairly static in the last year. The report […]

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