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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Expats need more than ordinary travel insurance, say experts

July 28, 2014 Country Guides

New expats are being reminded that ordinary travel or holiday insurance will not cover their medical needs during their new life abroad. ‘Most people will probably be surprised to know that there is actually a relevant distinction between travel health insurance and expat health insurance. Before going abroad, you will need to carry out some [...]

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New bill to lessen visa backlog in Canada becomes law

July 25, 2014 Canada

Canadian visa applications still backlogged in the federal Immigrant Investor Programme and Entrepreneur Programme have now been terminated after a new law designed to sort out the backlog was officially implemented. This means that if a decision regarding applications caught in the backlog was not made by an immigration officer before 11 February this year, [...]

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France tops lists of global destinations for retired expat healthcare

July 24, 2014 France

There is a steady increase in the number of people moving abroad for their retirement and research shows that France, Uruguay and Malaysia have the best healthcare systems for retired expats. The Annual Global Retirement Index 2014 from International Living, which allocates points according to the climate, cost of living and healthcare, puts France at [...]

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Young expats settle well into new life abroad, Spanish study finds

July 23, 2014 Moving

Spain is a popular country for expats, especially families, and now new research shows that young people in particular integrate into Spanish life without any major problems. For parents moving abroad, it is often a worry how youngsters will adapt to a new life, language and climate, but the Obra Social La Caixa study shows [...]

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Annual overseas arrivals in New Zealand reach new high

July 22, 2014 New Zealand

Annual migrant arrivals in New Zealand have exceeded 100,000 for the first time ever, the latest figures published by Statistics New Zealand show. In the June 2014 year, permanent and long term migrant arrivals numbered 100,800, up 14% from 2013, the first time more than 100,000 arrivals have been recorded in a single year. Migrant [...]

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US companies that have outsourced jobs overseas could bring them back

July 21, 2014 America

More jobs could be available for expats in the United States if a Senate bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the country is approved. It could help bring 3,000 jobs back to New York alone, according to Senator Charles Schumer, who explained that since 2008 some 22 [...]

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New range of mortgages for UK expats wanting buy/let opportunities

July 18, 2014 property

A new range of mortgages aimed at British expats who want to buy and let a property in parts of the UK has been launched. Skipton International is offering a maximum loan to a value of 75% on residential properties for buy-to-let, but the property must be purchased in England and Wales. Applicants will need [...]

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Over 3% of the world’s population are expats, according to UN report

July 17, 2014 Visas, Permits and Immigration

A new report reveals where expats have moved to and how a record 232 million people are living outside the country where they were born. According to the United Nations report, this means that 3.2% of the world’s total population have moved to live and work in another country. In 2000, the figure was only [...]

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Thumbnail image for Canadian Minister explains new express entry system for skilled overseas workers

Canadian Minister explains new express entry system for skilled overseas workers

July 16, 2014 Canada

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has held a series of high profile meetings to explain how the new Express Entry system will work. Express Entry is an electronic application management system that launches in January 2015 and will apply to four existing immigration programmes. It means that overseas applicants in the Federal Skilled [...]

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Retired British expats warned over currency fluctuations

July 15, 2014 Expat Banking and Finance

Retired British expats in the Eurozone who are currently benefitting from a strong pound are being urged to remain cautious of potential currency fluctuations by a senior analyst at one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The warnings from Tom Elliott, international strategist at deVere Group, which has 80,000 (mainly) expatriate clients globally, [...]

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Majority of world’s most expensive cities for expats in Europe and Asia

July 14, 2014 Cost Of Living Guides

African, European, and Asian cities are the most expensive for expats due to currency fluctuations and the impact of inflation on goods and services, a new survey has found. Two African cities top the list of most expensive cities, according to Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey. Although not typically recognized as wealthy cities compared [...]

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UK announces changes to visa system to combat fraud and abuse

July 11, 2014 United Kingdom

New restrictions on students with British visas who apply to stay in the country as entrepreneurs have been announced in a bid to to combat fraud and abuse of the system. It affects those already present in the UK as a Tier 4 (Student) or Tier 1 (Post Study Work) migrant to make an in [...]

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