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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UK electoral commission urges eligible expats to register for EU referendum vote

February 5, 2016 European Union

British expats around the world are being reminded that if they have been away for less than 15 years they are eligible to vote in the UK’s European Union referendum which could be held as soon as this summer. Expats, especially those living in Europe, but also those further afield in Australia and Canada, have […]

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Visa exempt travellers need new electronic authorisation for Canada from March

February 4, 2016 Canada

Officials in Canada have issued a reminder that from March 2016 visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). There are exceptions including citizens of the United States and travellers with a valid visa, but those who will need an eTA are urged to make sure […]

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Scottish islands emerge as the happiest places to live in the UK

February 3, 2016 Health

The Western Isles of Scotland may not have a lot of jobs and regarded more as a holiday destination than a place to work but it is the happiest place in the UK, a new study has found. The research from the Office of National Statistics also found that it is people aged 60 to […]

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Hong Kong is most popular city in the world for the sixth year on a row

February 2, 2016 Asia

Hong Kong is the most popular city in the world, followed by London, Singapore, Bangkok and Paris, according to new research using the most up to date figures available. The city had 27.7 million international visitors in 2014, up 8.2%, way ahead of second ranked London at 17.3 million foreign visitors, a rise of 3.6%, […]

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New Zealand is more popular than ever for expats, new data shows

February 1, 2016 New Zealand

More people are visiting New Zealand than ever before and those choosing to live and work in the country are led by Indians, Australians and Chinese, the latest data shows. Visitor arrivals reached 444,900 in December 2015, the highest ever monthly figure and the biggest increase was in visitors from China, up 11,000 or 43% […]

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Denmark named as least corrupt country in the world

January 29, 2016 Europe

Would you want to live in a corrupt country?, it is a question that is perhaps not one that comes immediately to mind when deciding to move abroad, but looking into it reveals some interesting issues. If you want to live and work in the least corrupt countries in the world then Northern Europe and […]

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European nurses and midwives must now show English proficiency to work in UK

January 28, 2016 Health

Under new rule nurses and midwives from Europe will need to prove they have the required English language skills to practise in the UK. If they cannot provide evidence of their English language skills, such as having trained or worked in an English speaking country, they will need to take an officially recognised English language […]

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US officials warn people to be aware of immigration services scams

January 27, 2016 Visas, Permits and Immigration

Immigration officials in the United States are again warning about the danger of scams and reinforcing that not everyone who offers immigration services are authorised to do so. “While many of these unauthorized practitioners mean well, all too many of them are out to rip you off. This is against the law and may be […]

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Scottish business wary of planned UK visa surcharge

January 26, 2016 United Kingdom

Plans for a visa surcharge on British employers recruiting people from outside the European Union should not apply to the whole of the UK, it is claimed. While there is concern in England about the number of skilled professional workers coming from abroad and worried that they could be taking jobs from British people, businesses […]

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More people using faster SmartGate immigration option in New Zealand

January 25, 2016 New Zealand

People arriving at New Zealand’s international airport in Auckland are benefitting from faster and safer use of immigration with the use of new technology reaching a record high. The recently installed SmartGate technology was used by over 100,000 passengers in one of the busiest holiday periods in the second week of January. Customs Minister Nicky […]

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France is top nation for culture, fashion and being trendy but not very friendly

January 22, 2016 France

If you are looking for culture then France is the country to move to, having been voted as the top country in the world in terms of cultural influence, but don’t expect people to be friendly. The study from US News and World Report, which ranks 60 countries, also says that France is top in […]

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UK universities not attracting enough overseas students despite numbers rising

January 21, 2016 United Kingdom

UK universities are attracting more students from overseas with an increase in those arriving to study from outside of the European Union, but still behind many other popular countries. The number of students from within the UK has fallen by 2% year on year and those from the European Union are down by 1%. At […]

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