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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Arrivals in New Zealand Reach New Record High

March 6, 2015 General

Visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 3% in January 2015 to 302,400, compared with a year ago, according to official figures from New Zealand. The data shows that arrivals from Australia drove the increase in visitor numbers, with more holidaymakers, people visiting friends and relatives, and business travellers, In comparison, the number of visitors [...]

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Vienna Tops Annual Rankings of Best Quality of Living for Expats

March 5, 2015 Austria

Vienna has the world’s best quality of living, according to the latest quality of living rankings report from global firm Mercer which covers 230 cities worldwide. Overall, European cities dominate the top of the ranking along with major cities in Australia and New Zealand. Zurich, Auckland, and Munich are in second, third, and fourth places [...]

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Expats in Spain Need to Declare Overseas Assets by End of March

March 4, 2015 General

Expats living in Spain need to submit their annual declaration of overseas assets by the end of March and exchange rates could have a big impact this year. Anyone who is resident in Spain needs to submit the Modelo 720 form but it can be complicated depending on assets owned. Expats with investments in Sterling, [...]

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More British People Looking to Retire Overseas

March 3, 2015 Australia

A growing number of people in the UK aged over 50 are considering a new life abroad, according to a survey by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. DeVere Group’s latest poll shows that 59% of those surveyed have ‘seriously considered’, ‘are thinking about’, or ‘would be tempted’ to live overseas during [...]

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Report Reveals Bizarre Requests From British Expats

March 2, 2015 Britain

When you are an expat recently arrived in a new country it can be hard to find out where certain services are available but a new list has revealed some pretty silly requests. The latest report from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office shows that strange requests have included where to find a chef that [...]

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UK Migration Nearly Doubles in a Year

February 27, 2015 Britain

Net long term migration to the UK was estimated to be 298,000 in the year ending September 2014, an increase of 42% in a 12 month period. But the latest figures from the UK government show that migration levels are below the peak of 320,000 in the year ending June 2005 and Immigration Minister James [...]

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UK Tech, Health and Electric Supply Industries Need Skilled Workers From Overseas

February 26, 2015 Britain

Skilled jobs in the digital tech industry, health sector and electricity supply industry look set to be added to the occupation shortage list in the UK. This means that experienced people from outside of the European Economic Area could apply for certain jobs and it opens up opportunities for people from New Zealand, Canada and [...]

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Concerns Raised About Visas for Expat Women in Oman

February 25, 2015 General

Concerns have been expressed about visa changes in the Gulf sultanate of Oman, most notably an apparent ban on female expats being able to work. The Ministry of Manpower has confirmed that it can re-examine the number of working visas granted to women whenever it wants but denied that a ban exists. ‘It is not [...]

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UK Visa Changes Due in April 2015 to Make Applications Simpler

February 24, 2015 Britain

Changes to the UK visa system will make it simpler for certain visa applicants, especially those in business, the arts and visiting for holidays. The changes due in April 2015 have been welcomed by the business sector and art world and will streamline the application process. ‘Fine tuning the immigration system will help ensure we [...]

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Call for Immigrants to be Seen as Important for Future of New Zealand

February 23, 2015 General

Immigrants have an important role in shaping the future of New Zealand and they should be applauded for being willing to make a new life in a new country. At the launch of a new book showcasing the role of citizenship, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said that the book allows people to understand the [...]

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Would Be Expat Retirees Urged to Check UK Pension Rule Changes

February 20, 2015 Britain

British people retiring overseas who fail to plan for the new pension rules that come into effect in April could end up wasting thousands of pounds or running into financial difficulties after moving abroad, it is claimed. Expat retirees needs will be slightly different but they need to make sure they are using change to [...]

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New Regulations for Hiring Foreign Nationals in Canada

February 19, 2015 Canada

Employers in Canada hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process are now required to meet new regulations. From 21 February they must submit information about their business or organization, the Offer of Employment form, and pay a fee to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). It means that a [...]

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