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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New Zealand Visas up as Arrivals Reach Record Levels for March

April 24, 2015 New Zealand

New Zealand is proving increasingly popular with people from around the world, including students and expats with the latest statistics showing a rise in student visas, work visas and visitor visas. Visitor arrivals to New Zealand reached a record high for the month of March, up 15% compared to a year ago and 8% more [...]

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World Bank Report Reveals the Globe’s Top Locations for Expats

April 23, 2015 America

The United States, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are the most popular locations for expat workers, according to a new report by the World Bank. It’s Migration and Development Brief shows that the top five remittance recipient countries, in terms of value of remittances, are India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria. [...]

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Saudi Arabia to Create its First International University Due to Expat Demand

April 22, 2015 General

An international university is to open in Saudi Arabia with the aim of attracting expats and helping those already living there to stay instead of leaving for higher education. The new university will offer degrees in subjects such as engineering and business management with medical courses being offered in years to come. It will also [...]

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Working Abroad Increases Creativity and Innovation

April 20, 2015 America

Professional work experiences abroad can be a critical aid to creativity and innovation, according to a new study from management researchers in the United States. Researchers at INSEAD and the Columbia Business School analysed 11 years of fashion collections from 270 of the world’s top fashion houses to determine the effect of creative directors’ foreign [...]

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Irish Expats Returning Home as Jobs Market Improves

April 17, 2015 General

After the global economic downturn many people left Ireland who couldn’t find jobs or advance their careers but now these expats are returning home. The latest quarterly survey from Irish recruitment firm CPL shows that 40% of employers believe there is an increase in candidates coming home from overseas with the UK, Australia and Canada [...]

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Average Expat in US Has a High Salary But Has Difficulty Coping with Paperwork

April 15, 2015 America

The average expat in the United States has an income 60 % higher than the average American, according to a new study, but they find paperwork hard at the start. It is estimated that every year around three million foreigners from around the world enter the United States on H-1B, L1, L2, J1, and A2 [...]

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Still Time for British Expats to Register to Vote in General Election

April 14, 2015 Britain

British expats are being reminded that there is still time to register to vote in the UK’s forthcoming general elections. The registration deadline is Monday 20 April and the UK Electoral Commission said it is important for any UK citizen overseas that wishes to register for a postal vote to do so as quickly as [...]

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First Express Entry Candidates Welcomed to New Careers in Canada

April 14, 2015 Canada

Changes to Canada’s economic immigration system are proving successful in selecting people needed in Canada’s economy and giving them permanent resident status quickly, officials have announced. Just three months after the launch of Express Entry, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed three of the first Express Entry candidates to become Canadian permanent residents. [...]

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Immigration Issues Reminder of Four Year Rule for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

April 10, 2015 Canada

The first overseas workers who arrived in Canada as part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Programme four years ago are being reminded that in most cases their visa will be coming to an end. The four year rule limits the amount of time someone with this visa can work in Canada and most cannot work [...]

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New Zealand Sees Number of New Skilled Immigrants Rise

April 9, 2015 General

New Zealand’s Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcome new figures showing an increasing number of skilled migrants as a sign of the country’s strong economic outlook. The 14th annual Migration Trends and Outlook report shows that the number of Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) residence approvals increased by 12% in the 2013/2014 financial year after showing [...]

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Working Abroad Can Further Your IT Career, New Poll Suggests

April 8, 2015 Australia

If you want to achieve a leading role in the IT industry then working abroad can benefit your career prospects, according to a survey carried out in Australia and New Zealand. It found that 58% of IT leaders have worked outside Australia or New Zealand at some point in their career. Of these 46% has [...]

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Cap for US Temporary Overseas Worker Visa Now Reached for 2015

April 7, 2015 America

The cap for temporary working visas in the United States for the 2015 fiscal year has been reached and applications are no longer being received for those wishing to start work before October. The H-2B visa stream has a maximum limit of 66,000 and that has now been reached, the United States Citizenship and Immigration [...]

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