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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Thumbnail image for New analysis reveals significant impact on immigration if UK leaves EU

New analysis reveals significant impact on immigration if UK leaves EU

May 26, 2016 European Union

If the UK decides to leave the European Union there would be s significant reduction in immigration, according to a new research report. The analysis published by the National Institute of Economic Research (NIESR) shows that this reduction would lead, in the long run, to lower GDP per capita which in turn would necessitate higher […]

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New Zealand still proving popular with expats from India and China in particular

May 25, 2016 China

New Zealand is continuing to experience a boom in immigration but experts believe that the growth in numbers arriving from abroad is starting to slow. Official seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain, that is more arrivals than departures, of 5,500 migrants in April 2016 with monthly gains steady and annual growth continuing. Indeed, the […]

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Expats are leaving Spain, official figures show

May 24, 2016 Spain

Official figures back up anecdotal evidence that expats are leaving Spain, especially in resort areas like the Costa Blanca which is popular with British and German nationals. The data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) shows that the number of foreign citizens living in Spain fell by 128,372 in 2015, a fall of 9%. […]

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World has more expats than it did 20 years ago, new research shows

May 23, 2016 Visas, Permits and Immigration

Expats are changing, with more companies sending employees abroad on assignments, leading to a growth in overall numbers, new research has found. On average, well over 50% of companies have increased the number of assignments in any given year although over the last 20 years growth has been slowed by economic shocks such as the […]

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Australian and NZ expats must now pay UK health surcharge

May 20, 2016 Australia

Expat from Australia and New Zealand in the UK are now subject to the country’s health surcharge under changes announced to make the NHS cost burden fairer. Nationals from these two countries had been exempt from the £200 per person charge which was introduced for non-European Union citizens a year ago, but from 06 April […]

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Daily direct flights to Hong Kong from New Zealand announced

May 19, 2016 Hong Kong

More opportunities are opening up for travel between Hong Kong and New Zealand with a new daily flight programme announced for later this year. Hong Kong Airlines has confirmed that it intends to operate daily flights between Hong Kong and Auckland from November this year. “This announcement further strengthens the flourishing tourism and trade between […]

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New report compares key costs in eight top global cities

May 18, 2016 City Guides

Housing costs, transport and commuting times can effect a decision on where to stay when moving to a new city and now a new report compares eight of the top cities in the world. The findings show that although Los Angeles and Jakarta compare favourably to Hong Kong when it comes to property costs, commuting […]

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British expats face further lack of banking and mortgage choice

May 17, 2016 Britain

British expats are facing fewer options when it comes to banking and getting a mortgage as more and more banks and lenders change their policies. The Royal Bank of Scotland and its NatWest arm are the latest UK lenders to stop offering mortgages to expats. All applicants from next week, 19 May, must be resident […]

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Expats top reason for moving abroad revealed by new research

May 16, 2016 Expat Interviews

Over a third of expats move abroad for work but a large number also want to experience a new environment, culture and lifestyle and to join family already living in another country, new research has found. Some 34.8% move primarily for work either with a current or new employer, 29.7% move for something new while […]

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Thumbnail image for Survey suggests expats in the UAE have seen their finances ease

Survey suggests expats in the UAE have seen their finances ease

May 13, 2016 United Arab Emirates

Expats in the United Arab Emirates are planning to remain in longer with lower house prices and living costs dropping, a survey has found. They feel they have a brighter future as a lot of financial pressures have eased, according to a study from finance comparison website comapreit4me.com. Last year the same survey found that […]

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E-passport rules for entry to the US catching up with holders of older documents

May 12, 2016 America

Strict new immigration rules for the United States are catching up with people arriving in the country without biometric passports. Since the 01 April all people arriving in the US, regardless of whether it is to live, work or for a holiday, must have a biometric or e-passport to enter. But millions of people with […]

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Start-up visa for entrepreneurs proving popular in Canada

May 11, 2016 Canada

More entrepreneurs from overseas are coming to Canada through the country’s start-up visa programme, the latest immigration figures show. As a result the benefits are spreading growth and opportunity to middle class families across the country, according to officials. At the beginning of May 2016 some 51 entrepreneurs had become permanent residents of Canada through […]

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