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 Zealand sees stronger number of visitors from China – could Brits be next?

June 28, 2016 New Zealand

For only the second time ever, more people from China have visited New Zealand than from Australia as the country becomes more and more popular with Asians. Now there are signs that the country could become even more popular with British people who want to emigrate as a result if the historic vote for the […]

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British expats left worried after UK votes to leave the EU

June 24, 2016 Britain

Hundreds of thousands of British expats in the European Union are now wondering about their future after the UK voted to leave the political and economic community. Many had been angry that they were not allowed to vote in a referendum that will now prove to be historic as voting rules in the UK meant […]

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Hong Kong ranked as most expensive city in the world for expats

June 23, 2016 Angola

Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for expats, pushing Luanda in Angola into second place, according to the latest global cost of living survey. The rankings from Mercer put Zurich in third place, Singapore in fourth while Tokyo is in fifth, up six places from last year and Kinshasa in sixth, […]

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Rennes named as best city to live and work in France

June 22, 2016 France

When asked about the best places for expats in France the great cities like Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux often come to min but a new study has found that it is the Breton capital of Rennes that comes out top. It has been named as the best city for foreigners to live in across France […]

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Survey finds vast majority of professionals in UAE work extra hours

June 21, 2016 United Arab Emirates

There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence that expats in the United Arab Emirates are leaving as they find it hard to make ends meet and to cope with long working hours. Now new research has found that seven out of 10 professional work longer than their contracted hours and 90% of them are […]

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Refugee explains how language is important in his new home country

June 20, 2016 Canada

Moving to another country to live and work is an upheaval no matter your circumstances and refugees perhaps face the hardest time of all with language often being a barrier. Leaving your family, home and friends is always heart breaking but Canada is trying to make the transition for those fleeing war and has been […]

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Global student market needs to innovate to stay ahead says analysis report

June 17, 2016 Education

The global market for higher education is changing with the world now seeing a large mobile body of students willing to cross national boundaries in search of the best education, according to a new report. Some 20 years ago there were only four countries in which more than half of the student age population attended […]

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New automated system in New Zealand for visa applicants

June 16, 2016 New Zealand

A new identity management system being introduced in New Zealand will mean people applying for a visa having their details matched by an automated programme. The system, known as IDme, enables face photos and fingerprint information from applicants to be captured online and automatically matched against personal data already held by Immigration New Zealand. “IDme […]

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European Union countries seeing number of freelances soar

June 15, 2016 European Union

There are more freelance workers in the European Union than ever before with new research showing their numbers have increased by 24% from 7.7 million to 9.6 million between 2008 and 2015. The figures by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, will be of interest to expats as they often end […]

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Growth of entrepreneur business is global success story

June 14, 2016 Expat Interviews

A large number of expats end up being freelance in their new country especially if their spouse or partner is moving abroad to work but finding their feet can be difficult, and many end up creating their own business. So it is good news that more than half of entrepreneurs globally expect to increase their […]

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Kinshasa named as most expensive city in the world for expats

June 13, 2016 City Guides

The city of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the world’s most expensive location for expats, mainly due to currency changes, new research shows. All expats know that their living costs are likely to be affected by currency fluctuations at some point and in the case of Kinshasa it is due to […]

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Leaving the EU could have an impact on foreign students, studies suggest

June 10, 2016 European Union

Leaving the European Union could make the UK a less attractive place for international students to study and could also lead to a brain drain with top graduates seeking work overseas, research suggests. First, a report from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) points out that students from EU countries are among the […]

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