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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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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Expat concerns rise over cost of living in Singapore

October 14, 2014 Singapore

British and European expats are becoming concerned about the rising cost of living in Singapore, which has been named the world’s most expensive city. They are having to prioritise what they are spending their money on and face choices over saving for retirement and the education of their children, it is claimed. Singapore was named [...]

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London and New York the most appealing cities for expat workers

October 13, 2014 Jobs

London, New York and Paris are regarded as the most appealing cities to work abroad in, while overall, the United States is the country with the highest appeal, new research shows. Some 16% voted for London, 12.2% for New York and 8.9% for Paris, according to the survey carried out by the Boston Consulting Group. [...]

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US officials warn visa and citizenship applicants of immigration scams

October 10, 2014 America

US officials are warning that while many people offer help with immigration services, unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so and visa applicants need to be aware of scammers. ‘While many of these unauthorized practitioners mean well, all too many of them are out to rip you off. This is against the law and [...]

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Working abroad is the new normal, study says

October 9, 2014 Jobs

A willingness to work abroad has become the new normal, at least among people looking for new job opportunities, according to a new survey. The proportion of people willing to work abroad is particularly high in countries that are still developing economically or are experiencing political instability, researchers at the Boston Consulting Group have found. [...]

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UK and Ireland launch joint visa for visitors from China and India

October 8, 2014 Ireland

The UK and the Republic of Ireland have signed a memo of understanding to share data and exchange information which will be used to inform and determine immigration decisions. This will mean that visa-bearing visitors from India and China will be able to travel more easily between the two countries, while maintaining the security of [...]

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British expats get landmark ruling on illegal property cases in Spain

October 7, 2014 property

British expats who bought homes in Spain and found themselves in the middle of an illegal home scam are closer to being able to own their properties legally. In a landmark case, a judge in Almeria has awarded €135,000 damages to three British families who bought illegal homes a decade ago in Albox, which might [...]

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Expat chef shares tale of moving across the globe for love

October 6, 2014 Australia

Love is often the reason many people end up living and working abroad. For expat Spanish chef Miguel Maestre, it was the reason he ended up in Australia. The television personality and star of Channel 10’s The Living Room struck up a romance with Australia after sparks flew at an Edinburgh restaurant with an Australian [...]

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