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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Expats Putting a Strain On Housing In Auckland, New Zealand

January 30, 2015 General

New Zealand seems to be suffering from expats all wanting to live and work in the capital city with a committee hearing that this is putting a strain on Auckland’s property supply. There are also concerns that an increase in immigration is fuelling a huge rise in property prices in the city as 2014 ended [...]

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Mortgage Demand from British Expats Soars

January 29, 2015 Britain

British expats seeking a UK mortgage should not be down heartened by reports that they are considered high risk by lenders and therefore often turned down, it is claimed. Many complain that they have difficulty securing a mortgage as they have a lower or non-existent UK credit rating as they have lived outside the UK, [...]

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Which Countries are the Cheapest and Costliest for UK Students Abroad?

January 28, 2015 Australia

Poland, Portugal and Turkey the most affordable places to spend a year abroad and Australia, the USA and Canada the least affordable, new research has found. Poland is the most affordable destination for British students hoping to study abroad, according to the research from HSBC. With over 20,000 students spending a semester or year abroad on [...]

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New State Pension Rules Could Affect British Expats

January 27, 2015 Britain

British expats who want to be eligible for a UK state pension need to be aware of new rules that could affect them from April of next year. Anyone retiring after 06 April 2016 will be affected by the rules which mean they must pay National Insurance for more years to get a full state [...]

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Bern named as top city for expat living in annual research report

January 26, 2015 Quality of Life

Bern and Copenhagen are the most liveable cities in Europe for expats, while Toronto tops the bill in North America, Chile in South America and Singapore in Asia, according to a new survey. Canberra is the best place in Australia, Tel Aviv the top city in the Middle East and Port Louis in Mauritius the [...]

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Expats in Spain buying more property, official figures show

January 23, 2015 property

Expats in Spain are buying more property, but they could find themselves competing with an influx of buyers from abroad, according to real estate firms. Figures from the Spanish Ministry of Public Works shows that foreigners resident in Spain bought property worth €6,077.4 million between January and September 2014, a rise of 28.4% compared to [...]

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Global survey reveals expats finding it harder to save for retirement

January 22, 2015 Expat Banking and Finance

Expats are finding it harder than ever to be able to save for their retirement with the global economic downturn making putting money aside more difficult, a global survey has found. More than two thirds of people of working age fear that they will run out of money during their retirement, according to the report [...]

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French office workers less satisfied than European peers

January 21, 2015 Europe

France is one of the most popular countries in Europe for expats but it would seem that working in a French office is not all it’s cracked up to be. A survey has found that French workers are the least satisfied of six major European countries with those working in the Netherlands the most satisfied. [...]

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Canada’s parent and grandparent visa programmes hailed a success

January 20, 2015 Canada

Visiting a loved one who lives abroad is important for all families and now Canada says it has the best family reunification visa systems in the world. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has hailed its Parent and Grandparent visa programme a huge success, with 70,000 benefitting since it was launched in 2012. Parents and grandparents [...]

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New health insurance options for expats in the Gulf region

January 19, 2015 Health

Expats in the Middle East now have more choice in terms of health insurance at a time when governments are requiring more to have wide ranging cover. The increasingly popular expat destinations of Bahrain and Jordan have been added to Aviva’s Gulf Solutions private medical insurance cover. The firm said that this is providing the [...]

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Visa and work applicants warned over bogus UK immigration officials

January 16, 2015 Britain

People looking to immigrate to Britain are being advised to make sure they do not fall prey to bogus advisers, especially those making visa and permit applications on their behalf. The warning comes after a Moldovian citizen, Tatiana Balan, aged 36 years, living in London pleaded guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court to eight [...]

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Experts claim market is good for expat mortgages

January 15, 2015 property

Expats paid in US dollars and currencies linked to the US dollar are sitting pretty when it comes to planning their 2015 property purchases in the UK and Europe, it is claimed. Over the last 12 months, as the US economy has recovered and the Eurozone slumped, currencies have moved to reflect these changes. For [...]

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