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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Moroccans make up biggest expat group in Spain, new data shows

July 31, 2015 Spain

Despite the economic crisis, Spain is still proving popular with expats. The latest government figures show almost five million foreign nationals are living and working in the country. There was concern that in recent years many expats, especially those from Great Britain, had returned home because of the economy, and now there are more Moroccan […]

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South West of England named as best region for retirement well-being

July 30, 2015 Britain

People who want to retire to the UK may want to consider the South West of England as it has been named as the best location for pensioner well-being. It is the place to live if you want a long, healthy and safe retirement, according to a new league table of pensioner wellbeing developed by […]

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French banks introduce mortgage lending rules for expats

July 29, 2015 France

Expats looking to buy a home in France are facing tougher lending rules from some banks and even being required to have up to two years’ worth of mortgage payments in a separate account. An increased demand for mortgages due to historically low mortgage rates rising in France has led to a reduced credit supply, […]

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US launches new initiative to combat immigration scams

July 28, 2015 America

Expats in the United States needing help with immigration matters are being urged to be on the lookout for scams as a new initiative is launched to combat scams. Not all migrant services are legitimate, with many who advertise being unauthorised practitioners. While they mean well, all too many of them are out to rip […]

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New Zealand announces incentive package for people moving to work outside Auckland

July 27, 2015 New Zealand

The New Zealand government is set to introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across the country. At a time when thousands of people from all over the world are moving to New Zealand because it is a good place to live, work and raise a […]

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Canada named most reputable country in the world

July 24, 2015 Canada

Canada has been named as the most reputable country in the world in 2015, overtaking Switzerland in the largest annual survey of 55 of nations. Since the RepTrak survey from international consultants the Reputation Institute began in 2010, Canada has ranked first all but two of those years and never fallen below second place. This […]

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French Senator wants to reduce red tape for expats

July 23, 2015 France

There have been concerns voiced for some time about the number of people leaving France to become expats and not returning home and now a plan has been put forward to encourage more of them to do so. French Senator Hélène Conway-Mouret has compiled a list of 49 proposals to make life easier for French […]

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British authorities cracking down on benefit fraud

July 22, 2015 Britain

British expats who have recently moved abroad are being reminded that they must inform the UK authorities of a change in their circumstances if they are in receipt of benefits. The reminder comes amid growing concern about people moving to popular European expat locations such as France and Spain while continuing to claim money from […]

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Research suggests poor language skills could affect expat health

July 21, 2015 Health

Expats can struggle with learning a new language when they arrive in a new country but now research in the UK suggests that it could also affect their health. People who cannot speak English well are more likely to be in poor health, according to information gathered in the most recent Census. A report from […]

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New Zealand tries out faster labour market testing for non-skilled jobs

July 20, 2015 New Zealand

Getting a low skill job in New Zealand could become a lot easier with a pilot programme testing a new streamlined labour market test process in the country. Since the beginning of July employers seeking to fill a low skilled vacancy from overseas in the Queenstown Lakes District have been able to access formal advice […]

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New guide available on complexities of Canadian citizenship

July 17, 2015 Canada

Canada has issued a new guide so immigrants can better understand the rules surrounding citizenship depending on where they were born. One of the most confusing areas, for example, is for parents who have become Canadian citizens but whose children were born overseas. Every situation is different and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) advises those who […]

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UK cracks down on visa fraud among non-EU students

July 16, 2015 Britain

The UK government has announced major changes to the visa rules for non-European Union students which are aimed at cracking down on those who abuse the immigration system. They also address issues that have emerged whereby it is deemed to be ‘too easy’ for overseas students to get work and stay on in the UK […]

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