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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London overtakes Hong Kong as most expensive place to live and work

September 23, 2014 Cost Of Living Guides

When an employee is sent overseas to work, the cost is usually met by the employer. Now, they face paying even more for moving people to London, one of the world’s most popular expat locations. London has become the world’s most expensive city for companies to relocate employees, overtaking Hong Kong, which had previously topped [...]

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Art and sport can help expat children settle at a foreign school, research suggests

September 22, 2014 Education

One aspect of moving abroad that particularly concerns parents is how their children will cope with a new language, but new research suggests that if they are given support it will help them. In Australia, new immigrant children can speak a wide variety of languages, so researchers at the University of Adelaide looked at how [...]

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Malaysia introduces new 5-year multi entry visa

September 19, 2014 Australia

Malaysia is set to offer business investors 5-year multi entry visas in a move aimed specifically at attracting more Australian business people. Business men and women, financial managers and wealthy investors are top of the list for the new visa stream. The new visa scheme will start in December 2014 as part of a new [...]

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Canada wants more French-speaking expats

September 18, 2014 Canada

If you are French and want to move to abroad to live and work, then Canada wants you. The country is launching a campaign to increase Francophone immigration. Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander met with stakeholders and community leaders in Winnipeg to discuss how the government can attract more French expats. During the [...]

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America welcomes 27,000 new citizens at events across the country

September 17, 2014 America

More than 27,000 foreigners became American citizens this week at over160 naturalisation ceremonies across the country. Constitution Week and Citizenship Day are celebrated on 17 September every year and museums, historic and public libraries, government landmarks and national park sites provide the backdrop to mark the achievements of the country’s newest citizens. ‘US citizenship is [...]

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NZ National Party pledges to encourage more expats to return

September 16, 2014 Jobs

New Zealand could be set to go on the offensive and encourage skilled expats working in Australia to return home to work. Special job fairs for New Zealand employers could be set up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to recruit skilled Kiwis to contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth after the forthcoming general election in [...]

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Research reveals the most economically optimistic countries

September 15, 2014 Articles

People in different countries are still cagey about the global recession which struck six years ago with many wary about economic recovery, new research has found. A median of 46% of people across 44 countries surveyed by the US-based Pew Research Centre expect their economy to improve. Some 26% say conditions will remain the same [...]

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Best quality of city life in the UK can be found in Cardiff, new research shows

September 12, 2014 Quality of Life

Expats are usually drawn to life in London when they move to the UK, but new research shows that while quality of life in the capital city has improved, it is Cardiff that comes out top. Residents of Cardiff have the highest quality of living in the UK, followed by Belfast, Bradford and then London, [...]

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Employers urged to be ready for Canada’s new immigration Express Entry system

September 11, 2014 Canada

Meetings are taking place across Canada, with more being planned, to make sure businesses and leading employers are ready for the country’s new Express Entry immigration programme which launches in the New Year. Starting in January 2015, Canadian employers will be able to consider Express Entry candidates for jobs where there are no Canadians or [...]

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British expats urged to take action on banking change

September 10, 2014 Britain

British expats are being urged to join a campaign to change banking rules which say you must have a UK address to open a bank account in the country. Many expats keep their accounts when they move abroad, but once they are overseas they can no longer move or change their accounts even within the [...]

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Outlook positive for expats seeking jobs in oil and gas industry

September 9, 2014 Jobs

The oil and gas industry is a huge employer globally of expat graduates and skilled professionals and now the latest jobs index for the industry shows where the best opportunities can be found. The second quarter of 2014 has been positive with an overall quarter on quarter increase in the Hays Oil & Gas Global [...]

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Visitors to Oz and NZ for Cricket World Cup will need just one visa

September 8, 2014 Australia

People visiting Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup will only need to apply for one visa under a new arrangement, it has been confirmed. The International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup will take place from 14 February to 29 March 2015, with all 14 qualifying teams to play matches in both [...]

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