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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Plans being set up for Syrian refuges to settle in diverse communities in Canada

February 12, 2016 Canada

Communities throughout Canada have responded to the Government’s pledge to welcome 25,000 people from war tone Syria by offering to help them start a new life. While cities have always been a draw for refugees under the Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) programme many municipalities have expressed an interest in integrating them into their communities. Communities […]

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Record number of US expats renouncing their citizenship, with tax system to blame

February 11, 2016 America

Evidence is mounting that more US citizens are giving up their nationality because of an addition to the country’s tax system which means expats are being refused bank accounts. Figures from the US Treasury show that a record 4,279 people gave up their US citizenship or long term residency in 2015, an increase of 20% […]

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UK’s new health surcharge for Australian and NZ visa applicants criticised

February 10, 2016 Australia

The Prime Minister of New Zealand has hit out the UK over plans to make anyone from outside the European Union who wishes to stay in the country for more than six months pay towards their healthcare. From April 2016 visa holders from New Zealand and Australia, both of whom have large expat populations in […]

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Expats vote Switzerland as the best country for careers

February 9, 2016 Switzerland

Switzerland is the best country in the world for a career abroad thanks to its high earning prospects, job security and enjoyable work culture, according to expats. Some 65% of expats in Switzerland say the country offers higher salaries than at home, while 53% praise the working culture and 43% feel more secure in their […]

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Jobs outlook described as very good for skilled professionals in New Zealand

February 8, 2016 New Zealand

Job prospects continue to be very good in New Zealand for highly skilled, fast growing industries such as high-tech manufacturing and ICT. It means there are opportunities for would be expats looking to move to the country as the demand cannot always be met within New Zealand with software developers and engineers particularly in short […]

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UK electoral commission urges eligible expats to register for EU referendum vote

February 5, 2016 European Union

British expats around the world are being reminded that if they have been away for less than 15 years they are eligible to vote in the UK’s European Union referendum which could be held as soon as this summer. Expats, especially those living in Europe, but also those further afield in Australia and Canada, have […]

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Visa exempt travellers need new electronic authorisation for Canada from March

February 4, 2016 Canada

Officials in Canada have issued a reminder that from March 2016 visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). There are exceptions including citizens of the United States and travellers with a valid visa, but those who will need an eTA are urged to make sure […]

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Scottish islands emerge as the happiest places to live in the UK

February 3, 2016 Health

The Western Isles of Scotland may not have a lot of jobs and regarded more as a holiday destination than a place to work but it is the happiest place in the UK, a new study has found. The research from the Office of National Statistics also found that it is people aged 60 to […]

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Hong Kong is most popular city in the world for the sixth year on a row

February 2, 2016 Asia

Hong Kong is the most popular city in the world, followed by London, Singapore, Bangkok and Paris, according to new research using the most up to date figures available. The city had 27.7 million international visitors in 2014, up 8.2%, way ahead of second ranked London at 17.3 million foreign visitors, a rise of 3.6%, […]

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New Zealand is more popular than ever for expats, new data shows

February 1, 2016 New Zealand

More people are visiting New Zealand than ever before and those choosing to live and work in the country are led by Indians, Australians and Chinese, the latest data shows. Visitor arrivals reached 444,900 in December 2015, the highest ever monthly figure and the biggest increase was in visitors from China, up 11,000 or 43% […]

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Denmark named as least corrupt country in the world

January 29, 2016 Europe

Would you want to live in a corrupt country?, it is a question that is perhaps not one that comes immediately to mind when deciding to move abroad, but looking into it reveals some interesting issues. If you want to live and work in the least corrupt countries in the world then Northern Europe and […]

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European nurses and midwives must now show English proficiency to work in UK

January 28, 2016 Health

Under new rule nurses and midwives from Europe will need to prove they have the required English language skills to practise in the UK. If they cannot provide evidence of their English language skills, such as having trained or worked in an English speaking country, they will need to take an officially recognised English language […]

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