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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UK sees drop in expats from Caribbean, rise from Eastern Europe

July 3, 2015 Britain

Jamaicans are no longer among the top 10 overseas-born groups in the UK with more immigrants from Europe, especially Eastern Europe, new official data shows. There are now more expats living in the UK who were born in Poland and the Indian-born population has grown by half since 2004, according to figures from the Office [...]

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Influential business group calls for British expats to get EU referendum vote

July 2, 2015 United Kingdom

The head of an organisation that represents the interests of Franco-British business has called for British expats to be given a vote in the referendum on the future of the UK in the European Union. According to Bob Lewis, president of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a sizeable chunk of the British electorate [...]

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Bank launches premium service for wealthy expats moving to the UK

July 1, 2015 Expat Banking and Finance

A leading bank has launched a new expat service designed to meet the needs of people moving to the UK, offering them access to British and international services and products. The London Expat Service from Lloyds Bank is aimed particularly at high net-worth expats, many of whom are investing in property in the London real [...]

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Steep rise in Chinese people arriving in New Zealand

June 30, 2015 New Zealand

New Zealand is proving increasingly popular with people from China with the number of visitors increasing by 45% in May, official data shows. Overall visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 176,700 in May 2015, up 10% compared to May 2014, the figures from Statistics New Zealand also show. ‘This was driven by more visitors from [...]

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New law requires Canadian citizenship oath to be sworn in public

June 30, 2015 Canada

More and more people who move to live and work in Canada are choosing to become Canadian citizens and must now take a new oath openly and in public. The new Oath of Citizenship Act has been introduced to ensure Canadian citizenship applicants show their face while taking the oath during citizenship ceremonies. They are [...]

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Expat nurses in UK face being sent home under new settlement rules

June 26, 2015 Britain

Thousands of expat nurses working in the UK face having to return home under new immigration changes brought in by the government because they do not earn enough to stay. The National Health Service (NHS) recruits hundreds of nurses from abroad every year, many of them from the Philippines and other Asian countries. But under [...]

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US foreign bank and financial accounts filing deadline looming

June 25, 2015 America

The taxman in the United States is reminding people with one or more bank or financial accounts outside the country that they need to file their Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts by the end of June. The Internal Revenue Service said FBAR’s must be completed by Tuesday 30 June and can be done electronically online [...]

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British expats seek to capitalize on ‘hot’ buy-to-let market in UK

June 24, 2015 property

British expats, particularly those living in the United Arab Emirates, are taking advantage of rising rents in the UK to purchase investment properties. London is the most popular location due to a high demand for buy-to-let rental properties and good yields for landlords, but expats are also looking outside the capital city. Offshore bank Skipton [...]

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New Zealand proves popular with Chinese visitors, latest official data shows

June 23, 2015 New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand increased by 10% in May compared to the same month in 2014 with growth being driven by the Chinese, the latest published figures show. There were 176,700 visitors in the month of May 2015 with the number from China up by 45%, most of them arriving on holiday visas, according [...]

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UK census data tracks changes in foreign-born arrivals

June 22, 2015 Britain

Almost half of people living in the UK who were born abroad have described themselves as being from a white ethnic group while 33% identified as Asian, official data shows. Figures from the 2011 Census, which have now been released by the Office of National Statistics, also show 13% label themselves African, Caribbean or British [...]

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Research reveals the cost of private health care for expats in Asia Pacific

June 19, 2015 Asia

For working expats, particularly those in the Asia Pacific region, private health insurance can be a costly business, but research reveals it is still not as expensive as the United States. Hong Kong has the highest average health insurance premiums of popular expat countries in the region at an average cost of US$10,391, but the [...]

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New Zealand announces expansion of online visa applications

June 18, 2015 New Zealand

People applying for visas to work or visit New Zealand can now do so online, it has been announced, a move that will make application processing faster. Student visa applications for the country have been possible online since last August and now further development of a new ICT system means that others can also be [...]

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