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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British expats urged to check their Premium Bonds with over £3 million unclaimed

October 30, 2014 Expat Banking and Finance

British expats are sitting on over £3 million of Premium Bonds prizes that are unclaimed, with the largest amounting to £100,000. Premium Bonds are the UK’s most popular form of savings provided by National Savings and Investments (NS&I), which has almost 850,000 overseas-based customers with nearly £750 million Premium Bonds to their names. Of these, [...]

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Is Bangalore the world’s next expat tech hub?

October 29, 2014 India

A burgeoning IT industry in Bangalore and the support networks available to expats are the reasons for the growing number of foreigners moving to the Indian city, it is claimed. The emergence of the IT sector and volume of outsourcing to the subcontinent, and Bangalore in particular, has seen the city get the nickname the [...]

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More Brits consider moving abroad to make home ownership dream reality

October 28, 2014 Britain

People become expats for lots of reasons including work and a better lifestyle, but now it seems that the cost of property in the UK is emerging as a new reason for moving abroad. New research has found that a fifth of disillusioned house hunters would consider leaving the UK — and the United States [...]

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Many US expats tempted to give up citizenship over tax issues: survey

October 27, 2014 America

A large number of expat Americans are tempted to give up their US passports in response to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, a new survey has found. In the global poll, independent financial advisory firm deVere Group asked more than 400 of its American expat clients if they would consider voluntarily relinquishing their US [...]

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Thailand, Vietnam increasingly popular with British expats

October 24, 2014 Expat Interviews

Countries in the Far East are becoming increasingly popular for British expats due to lower costs and a higher standard of living, new research says. In a new survey, many expats pointed out how cost effective it is to live in countries like Thailand and Vietnam as they get more value for their money than [...]

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Is New Zealand the best place to raise a child? Expats think so

October 23, 2014 New Zealand

New Zealand has emerged as the best place to raise a child, with an expat survey scoring the country high for wellbeing and child safety. The country tops the Raising Children Abroad league table compiled by the annual HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, followed by South Africa, Germany and Japan. New Zealand performs particularly well in [...]

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Want more work/life balance? Move to Switzerland, say expats

October 22, 2014 Quality of Life

Switzerland is ranked as the number one country by expats looking for a well-balanced, high quality lifestyle, new research has found. In second place is Singapore, followed by China, Germany and Bahrain. The rest of the top 10 includes New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan, India and Hong Kong. The seventh annual Expat Explorer survey commissioned by [...]

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New Zealand is breaking immigration records all over the place

October 21, 2014 New Zealand

A record number of people are arriving in New Zealand with net gains in September equalling the highest levels ever recorded, the latest figures show. There were more arrivals than departures, reaching 4,700 last month, equal to the highest net gains ever recorded in August 2014 and February 2003 with arrivals from India pushing up [...]

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Far East attracting more British expats, according to new quality of life index

October 20, 2014 Quality of Life

The Far East, especially China, Singapore and Hong Kong, are becoming more popular destinations for British expats, although Australia is still the most popular overseas country to move to, a new global survey has found. China has seen highest increase in scoring in the annual Quality of Life Index published by NatWest International Personal Banking [...]

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Immigration department warns of Australian visa scams

October 17, 2014 Australia

People seeking a visa to live and work in Australia are being warned about the pitfall of scams, especially connected to the popular 457 skilled worker visa. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) says that applicants should be aware of their responsibilities and obligations when applying for a visa and of visa scams [...]

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Ecuador, Luxembourg and Mexico top new global expat ranking

October 16, 2014 Country Guides

Ecuador, Luxembourg, and Mexico are the top places for expat living in the world with Greece, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait the worst, according to a new survey. The index, compiled by Inter Nations Insider, ranks countries according to a series of topics such as work, family, relationships, leisure and personal finances. Overall, Ecuador comes out [...]

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Don’t want to offend people while abroad? Check this list first

October 15, 2014 Country Guides

Don’t cut your lettuce with a knife and fork in a restaurant in France or buy carnations as a present in Germany. These are just some of the faux pas that can cause upset when you move to a new country. In France, chefs can be insulted customers who cut up their carefully arranged salads [...]

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