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.

[click to continue…]

Thumbnail image for New Zealand sees highest ever annual influx of migrants

New Zealand sees highest ever annual influx of migrants

October 1, 2014 New Zealand

New Zealand reached its highest ever net gain of migrants in the August 2014 year, according to the latest data from New Zealand Statistics. The numbers reached reached 43,500, topping the previous high of 42,500 migrants in the May 2003 year. The new net migration record was driven by more arrivals and fewer departures of [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Support for Australian-style visa points system grows in UK

Support for Australian-style visa points system grows in UK

September 30, 2014 United Kingdom

Support for an Australian-style visa points system for people from outside the European Union is growing in the UK. One of the country’s newest political parties, UKIP, which could win its first seats in parliament in forthcoming by-elections, said it wants to limit immigration to 50,000 a year. Steven Woolfe, UKIP spokesman on migration and [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Algarve named as the ideal place for retired expats

The Algarve named as the ideal place for retired expats

September 29, 2014 Portugal

In many countries there are groups of expats from all over the world who retire to find a dream home and place in the sun. Now, new research shows that the Algarve in Portugal is the ideal location. The region has more than 100,000 resident expat retirees who love its medieval towns, fishing villages, markets, [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for UK happiness levels rise as economy recovers

UK happiness levels rise as economy recovers

September 26, 2014 Happiness

The UK is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats and the good news is that people living in the country are happier and believe their well-being has improved. The latest personal well-being estimates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows there have been year-on-year improvements in reported well-being since [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Expats in the US face changes under health care reforms

Expats in the US face changes under health care reforms

September 25, 2014 America

Healthcare reforms in the United States mean that expats could see changes, as a new survey shows that many are considering significant changes to the plans they offer employees. Two thirds of employers said they would be making changes to their health plans next year to rein in costs, according to the survey by human [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Court decision clarifies residency issue for New Zealand expats

Court decision clarifies residency issue for New Zealand expats

September 24, 2014 Expat Banking and Finance

Kiwi expats with property investments in New Zealand should be breathing a collective sigh of relief following a High Court decision on residency. The New Zealand High Court has overturned a 2013 Taxation Review Authority (TRA) decision that a New Zealander living and working overseas for more than 10 years was still a New Zealand [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for London overtakes Hong Kong as most expensive place to live and work

London overtakes Hong Kong as most expensive place to live and work

September 23, 2014 Cost Of Living Guides

When an employee is sent overseas to work, the cost is usually met by the employer. Now, they face paying even more for moving people to London, one of the world’s most popular expat locations. London has become the world’s most expensive city for companies to relocate employees, overtaking Hong Kong, which had previously topped [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Art and sport can help expat children settle at a foreign school, research suggests

Art and sport can help expat children settle at a foreign school, research suggests

September 22, 2014 Education

One aspect of moving abroad that particularly concerns parents is how their children will cope with a new language, but new research suggests that if they are given support it will help them. In Australia, new immigrant children can speak a wide variety of languages, so researchers at the University of Adelaide looked at how [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Malaysia introduces new 5-year multi entry visa

Malaysia introduces new 5-year multi entry visa

September 19, 2014 Australia

Malaysia is set to offer business investors 5-year multi entry visas in a move aimed specifically at attracting more Australian business people. Business men and women, financial managers and wealthy investors are top of the list for the new visa stream. The new visa scheme will start in December 2014 as part of a new [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Canada wants more French-speaking expats

Canada wants more French-speaking expats

September 18, 2014 Canada

If you are French and want to move to abroad to live and work, then Canada wants you. The country is launching a campaign to increase Francophone immigration. Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with stakeholders and community leaders in Winnipeg to discuss how the government can attract more French expats. During the [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for America welcomes 27,000 new citizens at events across the country

America welcomes 27,000 new citizens at events across the country

September 17, 2014 America

More than 27,000 foreigners became American citizens this week at over160 naturalisation ceremonies across the country. Constitution Week and Citizenship Day are celebrated on 17 September every year and museums, historic and public libraries, government landmarks and national park sites provide the backdrop to mark the achievements of the country’s newest citizens. ‘US citizenship is [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for NZ National Party pledges to encourage more expats to return

NZ National Party pledges to encourage more expats to return

September 16, 2014 Jobs

New Zealand could be set to go on the offensive and encourage skilled expats working in Australia to return home to work. Special job fairs for New Zealand employers could be set up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to recruit skilled Kiwis to contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth after the forthcoming general election in [...]

Read the full article →