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 immigration caps to be introduced for skilled workers in Canada

April 24, 2014 Canada

New caps for key economic immigration programmes have been announced in Canada as part of the preparation for next year’s launch of the Express Entry scheme. Express Entry is described as a new active recruitment model which will lead to a faster and more flexible economic immigration system that will address Canada’s economic and labour [...]

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Belgian tax authorities investigating the temporary nature of expats

April 23, 2014 Belgium

Foreign executives working in Belgium who have been benefiting from special expat tax status for 10 years or more are being investigated by the country’s tax man. Belgian tax authorities are carrying out an extensive audit and making calculations from the first day the expat workers arrived in Belgium regardless of how many employers they [...]

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Single women with languages and networking skills regarded as best expat employees

April 22, 2014 General

Single women with good networking skills and foreign languages are the most sought after expat executive workers, a survey has found. More than half of business owners surveyed, some 53%, said that the ideal candidate would be in their late twenties to early thirties and 26.5% think women are more suitable for international work. The [...]

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New assessment of British trades qualifications in Canada

April 21, 2014 Britain

A new international study that will help British and Irish trained tradespeople assess their skills against Canadian criteria is being supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC.) An agreement has been signed between the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the UK’s National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC.) CIC is providing support to the [...]

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EU launches online air safety checking tool

April 18, 2014 European Union

People travelling to and from and in and around Europe can now search online to find out which airlines are subject to bans. The European Commission has launched an online tool to search the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union that are on the [...]

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Asian cities becoming among the most expensive for expat accommodation

April 17, 2014 China

Four of the top 10 cities with the most expensive rental accommodations for foreign expats are in Asia, an increasingly popular expat location, according to a new report. Asia is becoming increasingly popular with expats from Europe and the United States with many major firms setting up offices in Hong Kong, China, Japan and India, [...]

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More visas being issued to people from India seeking a new life in Canada

April 16, 2014 Canada

Canada remains a destination of choice for visitors, students and business travellers from India with more than 130,000 visas being issued to people coming to visit family, friends or as tourists last year. There were also almost 14,000 student visas granted and more than 33,000 Indian citizens who became permanent residents of Canada, according to [...]

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British expats avoiding tax with offshore accounts could face jail

April 15, 2014 Britain

British people living abroad who pay their tax in the UK are to be subject to new rules which will make it easier for the taxman to prosecute offshore tax evaders. The UK government is to consult on plans to introduce a new strict liability criminal offence for individuals who hide their money offshore. Under [...]

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UK urged to make visa changes to make overseas students more welcome

April 14, 2014 Britain

The UK has always been popular with overseas students but now an unwelcoming stance has led to an unprecedented fall in international science, technology, engineering and math student numbers, it is claimed. According to a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, the UK government needs to rethink immigration policy which the report says is [...]

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New York and London top X-factor index of global cities

April 11, 2014 America

New York and London are the leading cities in terms of wealth generation and economic growth which means they are likely to appeal to expats seeking a world class city to live and work in. A new report from international real estate adviser, Savills, classes leading cities on their prominence and fame, as well as [...]

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Immigrants with degrees find it harder to find professional jobs in Canada

April 10, 2014 Canada

Highly educated immigrants to Canada are facing more difficulties in accessing professional and management occupations than in the middle of the 1990s, according to researchers. A team from the University of Toronto analysed trends in the success of immigrants with university degrees in census data from 1996, 2001, and 2006 and have identified a ‘brain [...]

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British expats increasingly look to buy to let properties in home country

April 9, 2014 Britain

British expats are showing increased interest in buying property as an investment in their home country, according to new research. Brits living in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, France and Switzerland are the most likely to seek a buy to let property in the UK, says the study from Lloyds Bank. Only 11% [...]

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