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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US sees growth of international students seeking high school diplomas

August 28, 2015 America

It is well known that the United States attracts lots of international students, but the country’s high schools are also proving popular as they are regarded by expat families in particular as a preparation route. It is estimated that almost one million international students are now beginning the new academic year at a US college […]

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When it comes to expat life Women are from Venus and Men from Mars

August 27, 2015 Ecuador

It seems that expat men and women have different views on the best place in the world to live, with Malta, Hong Kong, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the UK ranking much higher for women than men. However, both men and women agree that Ecuador is the top place to live in the annual […]

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Spain tops new poll of where Brits want to retire

August 26, 2015 Spain

Spain is the most popular country in the world for British expats to move to for retirement followed by France while North America is the top choice outside of Europe, new research has found. A poll of people aged over 50 who have yet to retire found that 24% would move to Spain if they […]

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New app launches in Mexico to make bill payments easy for expats

August 25, 2015 Mexico

Getting used to the administration system in a new country can be a headache for expats, especially in countries where there is not a huge expat population. Even simple things like paying bills can be difficult, especially if you are waiting for bank accounts to be set up and you are not yet proficient in […]

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Portugal expands its golden visa programme

August 24, 2015 Portugal

New investment structures are making it easier for people from outside of the European Union seeking to live in Portugal through the country’s golden visa programme. The initial minimum investment of €500,000 has been reduced to €350,000 for investment in properties located in districts designated for urban renewal. Other new programmes are now available including […]

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Expats urged to check driving rules in a new country

August 21, 2015 Articles

When expats move to Europe they often take advantage of the freedom to drive around the continent and experience new countries easily, but research suggests they need to be more aware of the rules of the road. Drivers are risking a heavy fine or even being arrested if they do not understand the rules of the […]

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International students need to balance the costs when choosing where to study

August 20, 2015 America

The children of expats often have more of an international outlook on life and mrany chose to go to university in a country other than where they were born, but it can cost a lot more in some locations than others. Research suggest that staying in the country where you have been born is likely […]

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More South African expats are being tempted back by a homecoming campaign

August 19, 2015 Africa

More South African expats are being tempted to return home by highly skilled jobs especially in engineering, finance, medicine and construction, recruitment experts suggest. Overall more than 400,000 white expat South Africans have returned since many left due to the financial crisis in 2009 for better job prospects and pay abroad. Now data from Statistics […]

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Most job seekers in New Zealand would move abroad for the right job

August 18, 2015 New Zealand

The majority of job seekers in New Zealand would consider leaving and moving abroad to work despite strong domestic job opportunities in the country, new research has found. Some 88% would take a job overseas, but they would do so for a wide variety of reasons, according to a new poll by recruitment firm Hays. […]

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South Americans give learning English a high priority, new research shows

August 17, 2015 Mexico

Expats often struggle to learn a new language when they move to a new country, but research shows how important English is wherever you are based. Non English speaking people in Latin America want to learn the language, as they see it as an important driver to find the best jobs, according to new research […]

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New biometric residence permit for UK visa applicants

August 14, 2015 United Kingdom

A new biometric residence permit is being introduced in the UK for non-European Union visa applicants who want to stay in the country for more than six months. The new requirement also comes alongside stricter rules for travel visas. Successful visa applicants receive a 30-day travel visa and be required to travel within this 30-day […]

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New commission would study effects of US policy on American expats

August 13, 2015 America

A new Act is being called for in America to create a commission to study the effects of government policy on the eight million Americans living overseas. According to the Americans Abroad Caucus, they miss out in terms of voting rights, financial reporting and other issues as federal policies do not take into account the […]

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