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 Law in New Zealand to Crackdown on Employers who Exploit Immigrants

May 1, 2015 General

Employers who exploit migrant workers in New Zealand face tough new penalties under the country’s new Immigration Amendment Bill. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said that reports of migrant exploitation makes the new legislation vital. ‘It will make a big difference in protecting some of our most vulnerable workers,’ he added. The new law means that [...]

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Nordic Countries Prove to be Best Place for Women in Work

April 30, 2015 General

If you are a working woman then you are likely to get a better deal in Scandinavian countries with Norway, Denmark and Sweden the top three in an annual Women in Work Index. New Zealand is in fourth place, then Finland, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria making up the top 10 in the PwC [...]

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Research Reveals Lack of Benefit Updates for Employed Expats

April 29, 2015 Europe

Expats should ensure that their employers are reviewing their international benefits often enough, with new research suggesting that these are not being carried out regularly enough. According to Jelf International, a company that advises on employee benefits, some 42% have either never reviewed their benefits or have done so over a year ago. The company [...]

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Conference Hears Demand for International Education will Rise

April 28, 2015 America

Opportunities for young people to study at universities around the world are set to rise with an increasing demand for the globalisation of education, it is claimed. An internationalisation the world’s universities is needed to properly equip today’s students for today’s globalised world, according to New Zealand Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce. [...]

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Switzerland tops UN Happiness Survey

April 27, 2015 Europe

Switzerland is the happiest place for people to live, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a United Nations index. Togo, Burundi, Syria Benin, and Rwanda and were least happy, the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) shows. The annual report looks at 158 countries across [...]

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New Zealand Visas up as Arrivals Reach Record Levels for March

April 24, 2015 New Zealand

New Zealand is proving increasingly popular with people from around the world, including students and expats with the latest statistics showing a rise in student visas, work visas and visitor visas. Visitor arrivals to New Zealand reached a record high for the month of March, up 15% compared to a year ago and 8% more [...]

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World Bank Report Reveals the Globe’s Top Locations for Expats

April 23, 2015 America

The United States, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are the most popular locations for expat workers, according to a new report by the World Bank. It’s Migration and Development Brief shows that the top five remittance recipient countries, in terms of value of remittances, are India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria. [...]

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Saudi Arabia to Create its First International University Due to Expat Demand

April 22, 2015 General

An international university is to open in Saudi Arabia with the aim of attracting expats and helping those already living there to stay instead of leaving for higher education. The new university will offer degrees in subjects such as engineering and business management with medical courses being offered in years to come. It will also [...]

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Working Abroad Increases Creativity and Innovation

April 20, 2015 America

Professional work experiences abroad can be a critical aid to creativity and innovation, according to a new study from management researchers in the United States. Researchers at INSEAD and the Columbia Business School analysed 11 years of fashion collections from 270 of the world’s top fashion houses to determine the effect of creative directors’ foreign [...]

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Irish Expats Returning Home as Jobs Market Improves

April 17, 2015 General

After the global economic downturn many people left Ireland who couldn’t find jobs or advance their careers but now these expats are returning home. The latest quarterly survey from Irish recruitment firm CPL shows that 40% of employers believe there is an increase in candidates coming home from overseas with the UK, Australia and Canada [...]

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Average Expat in US Has a High Salary But Has Difficulty Coping with Paperwork

April 15, 2015 America

The average expat in the United States has an income 60 % higher than the average American, according to a new study, but they find paperwork hard at the start. It is estimated that every year around three million foreigners from around the world enter the United States on H-1B, L1, L2, J1, and A2 [...]

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Still Time for British Expats to Register to Vote in General Election

April 14, 2015 Britain

British expats are being reminded that there is still time to register to vote in the UK’s forthcoming general elections. The registration deadline is Monday 20 April and the UK Electoral Commission said it is important for any UK citizen overseas that wishes to register for a postal vote to do so as quickly as [...]

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