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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NZ jobs market seeing strong year on year growth, especially in ICT

September 27, 2016 New Zealand

For people looking to move to New Zealand, the latest figures suggest that the country’s jobs market is experiencing continued year on year growth with information and communication technology (ICT) leading the way. Skills in ICT are sought after and there has also been a rise in jobs in trades and services, administration and office […]

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UK should reduce EU worker intake to 30,000 work permits per year, says research

September 26, 2016 Britain

New research suggests that when the UK leaves the European Union, an annual limit of 30,000 work permits for workers from EU countries should be sufficient to allow businesses access to the skills they needs. If the kind of policy mentioned in the study from Migration Watch UK is adopted, it would achieve a reduction […]

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British university tops leading higher education rankings for first time

September 23, 2016 Britain

For the first time a British university, Oxford, tops the biggest world rankings table, putting it first among an elite 5% of global higher education institutions. The University of Oxford is number one in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017, the biggest international league table to date. It is the only global university […]

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New Canadian air travel scheme leniency period extended to November

September 22, 2016 Canada

A leniency period for Canada’s new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) scheme has been extended until 09 November, it has been announced. The eTA was introduced in March for visa exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada temporarily by air and was developed as part of an agreement with the United States to develop a common approach […]

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Singapore is top location for expats for second year in a row

September 21, 2016 Singapore

For the second year in a row Singapore has been named as the top location for expats worldwide, with many seeing it is a good place to progress their career and secure a good salary. New Zealand comes in second in the latest HSBC’s Expat Explorer country league table, then Canada, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, […]

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Expats in Dubai with careers are keen to buy property

September 20, 2016 Dubai

Expats in their twenties and thirties are the most interested in buying property in Dubai as they regard the emirate as likely to be their home for their prime career years, new research suggests. According to the Dubai Statistics Centre there are 1.2 million expats aged 25 to 39 years old living in the emirate […]

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Support grows for non-visa travel to UK from close Commonwealth countries

September 19, 2016 United Kingdom

More than 200,000 people have signed petitions started in a bid to persuade the UK Government to negotiate a free movement treaty with Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It has always been a sore point that people from these three Commonwealth countries with hundreds of years of historic and cultural links with the UK need […]

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Best university experience in France is likely to be outside of Paris

September 16, 2016 France

The offspring of expats in France often end up going to a French university and now new research shows that if they want the best experience they should look outside of Paris. Indeed, Grenoble is the top city in France to study, followed by Rennes in Brittany and then Toulouse, which is down from last […]

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Concerns raised over effect of Brexit on European student exchange programme

September 15, 2016 United Kingdom

Thousands of students who take part in the Erasmus Plus student exchange programme in Europe could be affected by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The programme allows students to study in one of 33 European countries for free for up to a year with the costs being met by the EU. But […]

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Study abroad has multiple benefits, according to survey of British students

September 14, 2016 Britain

British students believe that studying abroad increases empathy towards international students and gives them an enhanced confidence, according to a new survey. Those who have been abroad also return with skills and an outlook that can be a valuable resource to promote overseas study, says the study from the British Council. Its Broadening Horizons 2016 […]

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Sweden is the safest and most reputable places in the world to live, says latest global list

September 13, 2016 Sweden

Living in a safe and reputable country could make life easier for an expat and now they can research which locations are top notch with the release of the latest list of the world’s most trustworthy nations. Top of the list from the Reputation Institute is Sweden, which has knocked Canada into second place, with […]

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Workers in France and Belgium are the most taxed in Europe

September 12, 2016 France

Expats looking for a more liberal tax regime might want to avoid France and Belgium which a study have found are the most taxed countries in Europe. The annual study by think tank the Molinari Institute, which works out a tax freedom day for each country which is the date when the tax man is […]

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