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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Majority of People Living and Working in the UK Are Satisfied with Their Life

March 27, 2015 Britain

The UK is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats and people living and working in the country have seen their well-being rise, according to new research. Not only are more people satisfied with their life but healthy life expectancy has increased and adults taking part in sport at least once [...]

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UK Government Announces New Biometric Rules

March 26, 2015 Britain

The UK government has introduced new rules for how fingerprints, facial images and biometric information are managed which will come into effect next month. The new rules will mean that anyone registering or naturalising as a British Citizen will need to provide their biometrics as part of their application from 06 April 2015. Non-European Economic [...]

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Accidental US Citizens Urged to Get Advice Over Tax Situation

March 25, 2015 America

A tax service firm that specialises in advising American expats has issued a warning about so called accidental Americans who do not realise they are liable for tax in the US. According to Greenback Expat Tax Services there are many US citizens who has always lived and worked in another country who do not know [...]

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Wealthy Chinese Snapping Up US Investor Visas

March 24, 2015 America

Wealthy Chinese people, especially those seeking an investment in real estate, make up the majority of applications for EB-5 visas in the US which are granted for those putting at least $500,000 into a business. They account for over 80% of people awaiting visas that bestow US citizenship in return for investment, according to research [...]

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London Over 7% Cheaper to Live and Work in Dollar Terms

March 23, 2015 Britain

The great capital cities of the world such as London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong have long been a draw for expats and some are becoming cheaper to live and work in. London has retained its place as the world’s most expensive city for businesses to accommodate their employees, but is beginning to look [...]

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Non-Europeans will Have to Pay for Health Service in UK from Next Month

March 20, 2015 Britain

People arriving in the UK from outside the European Economic Area for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ when they make their visa application from next month. New legislation that comes into effect on 06 April will also mean that non-EEA nationals already in the UK who apply to [...]

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New Social Media Feature Allows Firms to Target Expats

March 19, 2015 General

Social media is regarded by expats as being a vital online tool for staying in touch with families and friends and also finding new people where they live and work. Now some 92 million expats on Facebook could find themselves being targeted with marketing material under a new feature announced by the social media giant. [...]

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Poll Suggests Scots Don’t Want Immigrants to Have Free Public Services

March 18, 2015 Britain

Scotland is thought to pride itself for welcoming expats from around the world but a new survey suggests they are not so keen on them accessing public services free. Indeed, the majority of Scots believe incomers should have to wait some time before they can use public services, according to a poll for BBC Scotland. [...]

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Next Round of Sought After H-1B Visa Programme in the US set for April

March 17, 2015 America

From April the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting visa petitions for the H-1B programme which is for foreign workers in highly skilled jobs. This visa stream is particularly used for specialists in in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming and there is a cap on H-1B visas for 2016 [...]

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Eighth Edition of Expat Explorer Survey Launched

March 16, 2015 General

Expats across the world are being asked to take part in the 2015 edition of one of the world’s largest surveys into what it is like to live and work abroad. Commissioned by HSBC, Expat Explorer is now in its eighth year. The survey looks at the opportunities and challenges expats face in managing their [...]

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UK-Based Pension Investment to be Offered to Expats in Over 30 Countries

March 13, 2015 Britain

A pension investment currently offered to UK based citizens could be rolled out to other countries to take advantage of demand from expats and wants to attract younger savers. The pension product from investment manager Nutmeg could be available in a wide range of jurisdictions including popular locations for expats such as Australia, France, Spain, [...]

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Most French Expats Don’t Want to Return Home Because of Negative Outlook

March 12, 2015 France

Two thirds of French expats don’t plan on returning home within the next five years as they are put off by the poor state of the country’s economy, a new survey has found. They also find their life abroad more attractive and tend to earn more money working in a foreign country, according to the [...]

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