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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New Zealand launches new visa for global entrepreneurs

May 2, 2016 New Zealand

A new visa has been announced to attract entrepreneurs to New Zealand to establish their ventures and create new jobs. The Global Impact Visa (GIV) will be available as a four year pilot programme delivered by Immigration New Zealand and in partnership with the private sector. It will be limited to just 400 visas over […]

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British expats to continue with legal challenge over EU referendum vote

April 29, 2016 Britain

Lawyers acting for British citizens fighting a legal battle for the right to vote in the European Union referendum in June are to appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court after their arguments were rejected by two High Court judges. The case was taken to the High Court hearing on behalf of 94 year old Harry […]

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Number of East European expats in UK could be seriously underestimated

April 28, 2016 United Kingdom

It is well known that the UK is popular with expats from other European countries, especially Poland and Romania but new research suggest even more have migrated than previously thought. Indeed, net migration from the EU may have been significantly undercounted and could be 50,000 a year more than published figures, according to a new […]

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American students attracted to studying overseas by a wide range of options

April 27, 2016 America

More college students in the United States are pursuing a broader range of international educational activities as studying overseas becomes more popular, according to a new report. In particular, “non-credit” education abroad (NCEA) is rising despite the fact that the student do not receiving academic credit for them, says the study by the Institute of […]

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Poland and Romania are origin of highest number of expats in the UK

April 26, 2016 Europe

More people have moved to the UK from Poland, Romania, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Portugal than any other European Union countries, new research has found. Some 80% of people who have moved to the UK since 2011 have come from these six countries, according to a new analysis by the Migration Observatory at the University […]

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International students could get fast tracked visas to work in Canada

April 25, 2016 Canada

International students studying in Canada could find themselves fast tracked to residency if they want to work in the country after graduations. Immigration minister John McCallum confirmed that the government is looking at a number of options, including giving more points to students under the express entry programme which currently prioritises skilled workers. “I think […]

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Poll suggests people in Europe more worried about at Brexit than the British

April 22, 2016 Britain

Much has been written already about the UK potentially leaving the European Union and its potential effect on expats with concerns and worries being expressed. But new research shows that European citizens are even more concerned about what is known as a Brexit than British people. The poll of five European countries by global research […]

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Poll finds two thirds of British expats in the EU are worried about impact of a BREXIT

April 21, 2016 Britain

Two thirds of British expats in Europe are worried about the UK leaving the European Union, believing that such a move would have an impact on their lives. Some 68% said they were worried about a Brexit, 24% were not concerned and 8% did not know, according to the poll of expats in Spain, France, […]

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New Zealand and Australia to make it easier for Chinese people to get visas

April 20, 2016 Australia

The government of New Zealand has announced a package of measures designed to make it easier for Chinese people to visit the country and Australia is also making visa changes for Chinese nationals. The package includes the introduction of eVisas for Chinese nationals applying online and a Chinese version of the RealMe logon service, meaning […]

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Auckland seeing strongest job opportunities in New Zealand

April 19, 2016 Jobs

There are good opportunities for jobs in Auckland, New Zealand, at the moment with the latest data showing strong possibilities in design, architecture, construction and real estate. The city is descried as having a jobseekers market by online employment marketplace SEEK, with its latest report showing that new job ads are 9.3% up year on […]

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British people are friendlier than their reputation suggests

April 19, 2016 Britain

When moving to a new country it is helpful when local people and those you work with are friendly as becoming an expat, especially for the first time can be daunting. The British as a nation are known for their reserve but new research shows that they are actually friendlier than you might think. But […]

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Expat rent surcharge will push up the price of renting in Abu Dhabi

April 15, 2016 Middle East

Expats in the Gulf state of Abu Dhabi facing having to pay a 3% surcharge on rental property with the introduction of a new municipality contract fee. Officials said that the new charge will be collected with monthly electricity and water bills, and will add about Dh5,000 to the cost of renting an average two […]

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