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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Cost of sending expats to the UK falls for foreign companies

May 25, 2017 United Kingdom

The UK is the most expensive place among the world’s tip 40 financial hub companies for companies to send personnel but the cost has fallen due to the Pound’s value decreasing. Other locations in Europe are also becoming more cost effective in terms of expat packages in US dollar terms, according to the latest research […]

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British people want to remain in the EU single market after Brexit

May 23, 2017 European Union

The decision by the UK to leave the European Union is still causing divisions with the Brexit process creating anxiety and resentment, according to new research. People want Britain to remain part of the single European market and believe that if skilled people from EU countries have a job then they should be allowed to […]

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UK Conservative Party to be tougher on immigration

May 22, 2017 United Kingdom

People from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa are most likely to be affected by the tough immigration stance that British Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined. While the Conservative Party has been promising for almost a decade to reduce immigration in the UK, it is leaving the European Union that has given impetus […]

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New Zealand’s population set to become more broad based

May 19, 2017 New Zealand

New Zealand’s population is projected to increase by about a million in the next 20 years with ethnic group numbers also set to increase, new figures show. The analysis from Statistics New Zealand suggests that ethnic groups with higher birth rates or higher migration rates will increase their share of the population by 2038. New […]

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UK Government to cut back on all immigration, not just from EU

May 18, 2017 United Kingdom

The UK is set to get tough on immigration, not just from the European Union, but across all visa streams, the current Government has signalled. Prime Minister Theresa May will cut immigration, sticking to a previous pledge to reduce it down to tens of thousands instead of the current 273,000 a year, if she wins […]

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Research reveals which university cities are best for expat student landlords

May 17, 2017 United Kingdom

Expat parents who buy a property for their student offspring to use while studying in the UK could earn a decent amount by renting out rooms to other students, especially in cities with the top universities. The owner of property rented out to students in the top 10 university locations could see their investment bringing […]

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Research reveals the best cities in the word for technology

May 16, 2017 America

With technology becoming more and more important in modern life a new report has revealed which cities around the world are the best for working in this fast growing sector. Coming top as the world’s best city for technology workers is Austin in the United States, beating San Francisco into second place and with New […]

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EU students still able to access UK funding for universities

May 15, 2017 Britain

Students from the European Union will still be eligible for financial support if they are applying for a university course beginning in the 2018/2019 academic year even although it finishes after Brexit. The British Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support. Under […]

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Visitors to New Zealand set to grow by almost 40% in next seven years

May 12, 2017 New Zealand

More people than ever before are expected to visit New Zealand over the next seven years, which could also see the country’s expat population rise as those who fall in love with the nation seek to move permanently. Visitor arrivals are projected to real 4.9 million annually by 2023, a rise of 39% from the […]

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Maximum age of dependent children increased by Canadian immigration

May 11, 2017 Canada

The maximum age at which a child is considered a dependent for immigration purposes in Canada is being increased to under 22 from under 19. The Government says that the regulatory changes will allow more families to stay together and help with commitment to family reunification. The new age limit of will apply to new […]

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It can take more than six months for expats to settle in a new country

May 10, 2017 Quality of Life

Despite the benefits of raising a family abroad, parents and children alike take time to settle into their new home, but many find it can bring them closer together as a family, according to new research. Moving abroad is daunting and some people find it easier to settle than others, but overall most adults (67%) […]

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Majority of British expats say they would never move back to the UK

May 9, 2017 Britain

Seven out of 10 British people living abroad would never move back to the UK but they have not cut the ties completely with 72% regularly sending money back, a new survey has found. The actual poll does not give reasons why they are happy being expats but hint that some of the reasons are […]

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