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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Record levels of arrivals in New Zealand causing concerns

April 27, 2017 New Zealand

The number of people moving to work in New Zealand is not sustainable, it is claimed, as the country recorded yet another year of record levels of arrivals. In the 12 months to March 2027 some 129,500 overseas workers moved to New Zealand, a new annual record according to the data from Statistics New Zealand. […]

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MPs report calls for guarantee for EU academics working in the UK

April 26, 2017 United Kingdom

The House of Commons education committee in the UK has called for the rights of 32,000 university staff from European Union countries to be guaranteed post Brexit as a matter of urgency. The report says that the Government should be prepared to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU nationals in the UK before the end […]

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France’s top jobs agency reveals sectors desperate for workers

April 25, 2017 France

Expats in France who don’t move there for a specific job can often find it hard to get work, but research suggests there are a number of sectors desperate for employees. Top of the list is winegrowers and tree surgeons, followed by maintenance technicians, waiters, restaurant workers and community workers. The French employment agency Pole […]

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New Zealand visa changes could affect international student numbers

April 24, 2017 New Zealand

International students who plan to study in New Zealand and stay on for a period afterwards could be affected by planned changes to the country’s visa programme, it is claimed. Under the changes visa holders earning less than $49,000 would not be allowed to stay on for more than three years and according to the […]

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Asia has most of the most expensive cities in the world, bi-annual survey shows

April 21, 2017 Singapore

Singapore retains its title as the world’s most expensive city for a fourth year in row, followed by Hong Kong and Zurich, the latest bi-annual research shows. The latest survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit has also seen a return to the top 10 most expensive cities for Tokyo and Osaka. The Japanese capital, which […]

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New Zealand to tighten access to skilled work visas

April 20, 2017 New Zealand

Getting a skilled work visa for New Zealand is set to become tougher after the Government announced a package of changes to tighten access to the nation’s long term immigration. The changes will affect permanent and temporary visa streams and according to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse they are aimed at attracting the best candidates from […]

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Low international outlook among young people in the UK

April 20, 2017 Europe

Half of young people in the UK do not regard themselves as European and many travel abroad much less than their counterparts in other countries, new research has found. Overall exposure to different nationalities is low among 18 to 30-year-olds, only half believe that they have a European identity and one in five do not […]

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Age of anxiety detected in key European Union countries

April 18, 2017 General

People in parts of Europe are becoming more pessimistic with research highlighting a growing trend in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Poland and Sweden of widespread gloom and anxiety. The pan-European study found low levels of trust in both European Union and national political institutions and less support for cultural and ethnic diversity at a […]

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British people want international students to keep coming after Brexit

April 17, 2017 United Kingdom

The majority of British people do not want fewer international students to study in the UK despite calls for an immigration crackdown as part of the process of leaving the European Union. Some 73% of the British public would like to see the same number or more international students coming to study post Brexit as […]

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American expats flocking to declare foreign assets amid fear of Trump crackdown

April 14, 2017 America

American expats are concerned that the recently elected President Donald Trump could put an end to a more lenient attitude to tax owed. Under previous President Barack Obama there was a generous amnesty for American expats who had not previously declared their foreign assets to the US tax authorities. But now research suggests that Americans […]

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Official figures reveal which UK workforces could be impacted by Brexit

April 13, 2017 United Kingdom

Expats make up a significant chunk of the UK workforce with 3.4 million people from overseas working in the country, new official figures show. There have been a lot of claims that certain sectors in the UK will be affected when the country leaves the European Union as they rely on workers from overseas and […]

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Countries need to develop sophisticated strategies to attract international students

April 12, 2017 Australia

Countries like Australia, the United States, Canada, France and New Zealand are set to develop more sophisticated strategies to attract international students as the sector is becoming increasingly competitive. The international student market is an expanding industry and students are becoming more selective in terms of choosing where to study, a new report suggest. It […]

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