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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Canadian expats campaigning for right to vote

September 4, 2015 Canada

More than a million Canadian expats will not be able to vote in the country’s general election next month after a court overturned a challenge that would have allowed them to do so. A legal challenge by two expats who had lived in the United States meant that the 1.4 million Canadian citizens who lived […]

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More students from India and China attracted to study in New Zealand

September 3, 2015 General

New Zealand is proving popular with overseas students with new figures showing that tertiary institutions have seen a rise in Indian and Chinese students on the back of exceptionally strong migration figures. Statistics New Zealand says the number of permanent and long term migrants in the year to July was a net 59,600 people with […]

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Non-British born population exceeds eight million as UK becomes popular with migrants

September 2, 2015 United Kingdom

More and more people are moving to live and work in the UK with the country’s foreign-born population just 2,000 below the record set in 2005, new official figures show. People seeking jobs, students and people with family already in the UK have combined to take the population not born in the country above eight […]

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New European Union rules make inheritance choice easier for expats

September 1, 2015 Europe

New rules introduced by the European Commission should make it easier for expats to choose whether their foreign assets are subject to local inheritance law or laws from their native country. But, as with many things within the EU, it is not likely to be plain sailing. For example, Denmark, Ireland and the UK are […]

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Scottish island life tops survey of best place for children in the UK

August 31, 2015 General

When expats with families move to the UK they tend to settle in London and other big cities but if they want a better quality of life then research suggests they should look to Scotland. But not just any part of Scotland, it is the Orkneys, Shetlands and the Western Isles that come top in […]

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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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