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 fast track visa processing in Canada for highly sought after skilled workers

December 2, 2016 Canada

Companies in Canada will be able to bring in highly skilled experts they need to grow their business from overseas as part of a new global skills strategy to be introduced in 2017. The aim of the strategy is to help companies flourish by attracting highly qualified people from around the world to boost innovation and […]

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US makes changes to make foreign worker rules more flexible

December 1, 2016 America

The United States has amended some visa rules to make it easier for employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers. The changes modernise and improve several aspects of employment-based immigrant visa programmes. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has also amended regulations for employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are […]

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Mexico latest to be part of new Canadian eTA visa-free travel scheme

December 1, 2016 Canada

People from Mexico will no longer need a visa to travel to Canada from next month and can now apply for an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) online. Mexico is the latest country to be included in the new eTA programme which means that citizens from authorised countries flying into Canada or transiting through will not […]

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Madrid is best city in Europe for expats, says survey

November 29, 2016 Spain

It is well known that British, German and Swedish expats flock to the Spanish coast but new research shows that the country’s capital city Madrid is the top place in the country, in Europe and third in the world. The only cities that are more popular than Madrid with expats are Melbourne in Australia and […]

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New Zealand tops 2016 prosperity index

November 28, 2016 New Zealand

New Zealand has been ranked first in the world in an annual index that rates prosperity across 149 countries, up from fourth position in 2015, The country came top for economic quality and social capital, second for business environment and governance and third for personal freedom in the 2016 global prosperity index from the Legatum […]

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New Zealand sees another record number of people moving to the country

November 25, 2016 New Zealand

The number of people moving to New Zealand has set another new record with the country seeing 126,100 arriving in the year to October 2016, official data shows. It means that the country is even more popular with immigrants moving to live and work with October’s record surpassing the previous record set in September. ‘The […]

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British expats set to get rights to continue working and living in EU nations

November 24, 2016 Britain

The impact of Brexit on British expats based in European Union, particularly their rights to live and work, has been a major worry for many, but now it looks as if they will be allowed to remain without too much change. Many had feared they would have to move back to the UK when Brexit […]

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Canada wants more French speaking immigrants

November 23, 2016 Canada

Canada wants to attract more French speaking immigrants, but the move has been criticised amid claims that others arriving in the main French speaking part of the country are struggling with the language. According to Immigration Minister John McCallum, Francophone newcomers make an important contribution to Canada and highlight the nation’s commitment to ensuring the […]

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Learning foreign languages even more important for Brits following Brexit

November 23, 2016 Britain

British people should be encouraged more to improve their language skills as these are set to be more vital than ever if the UK is to remain outward looking and open for business in a post-Brexit world. A survey by the British Council, which represents British cultural issues abroad, found that the majority of those […]

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British expats looking to buy investment property thanks to falling currency

November 21, 2016 Britain

British expats are taking advantage of the fall in Sterling since the UK voted to leave the European Union and buying property back home as an investment, research suggests. One lender who specialises in mortgages for British expats has recorded an 80% increase in mortgage applications from people living abroad. They want to buy a […]

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Express entry changes announced in Canada in effect from this weekend

November 18, 2016 Canada

Changes to the Express Entry system in Canada will take effect from this weekend relating to job offers, points awarded and permanent residence applications. From 19 November the points awarded by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for a job offer will change in three ways. Firstly points will be awarded for job offers of eligible […]

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More than a million international students now studying in the US

November 17, 2016 America

More international students than ever before are opting to study in the United States with their numbers reaching a million for the first time, new research shows. Overall, an increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in a global society, […]

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