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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Thumbnail image for Young British people want international exchange schemes to continue after Brexit

Young British people want international exchange schemes to continue after Brexit

January 20, 2017 United Kingdom

Young people in the UK want to see international educational exchange schemes such as Erasmus protected as the country sets about leaving the European Union, new research has found. Every year around 7,000 British language students benefit from a year abroad through Erasmus+, an EU programme managed in the UK by the British Council in […]

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US adds benefits to rules for foreign entrepreneurs and their families to stay

January 19, 2017 America

It could become easier for foreign entrepreneurs and their families to stay in the United States if they can demonstrate that they can provide significant economic and employment benefits to the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it will use its authority to grant a period of authorised stay on a case by […]

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Manhattan is most expensive place in the Americas for expats

January 18, 2017 America

Manhattan is the most expensive place in the Americas and the 24th most expensive location in the world for expats, global research shows. Worldwide over the past five years US locations have climbed by 53 places on average in the cost of living rankings compiled by ECA International and even though Manhattan has fallen in […]

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France could see expats paying for health care if Le Pen wins Presidential election

January 17, 2017 France

Foreign citizens living and working in France could be asked to pay for their own health care for their first two years in the country under plans being drawn up by one of this year’s Presidential candidates. French people should get priority when it comes to benefits and health, according to Marine Le Pen, leader […]

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Enquiries for accommodation suggests EU students still want a British education

January 16, 2017 United Kingdom

The UK is still proving popular with overseas students despite the decision to leave the European Union with new research showing that enquiries for accommodation increased in the final quarter of 2016. Indeed, the number of European students seeking accommodation almost tripled during the fourth quarter of the year, suggesting that they are not put […]

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France introduces new rules for 2017 on minors travelling alone

January 13, 2017 France

People living in France face a number of new rules and regulations introduced at the beginning of 2017 and in the coming months. A number will affect expats with children and some changes apply to Paris which is setting up new rules to make the city more eco-friendly. One of the biggest is that children […]

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Public health care and medication fees for expats in Kuwait will rise steeply in February

January 13, 2017 Kuwait

State healthcare fees for expats in Kuwait are increasing next month with the cost of some services increasing by 500% as officials say low fees have been too much of a financial burden. According to Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi the increases are long overdue and he said that those expats who think they cannot […]

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British parents want their children to learn Mandarin

January 12, 2017 China

British people are not known for their widespread ability to speak languages other than English but new research shows that parents want their children to learn Mandarin Chinese. It is named by parents as the most beneficial’ non-European language for their children to learn, according to new research released as part of the Mandarin Excellence […]

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More Americans Moving Abroad in Retirement

January 11, 2017 America

More and more Americans are retiring outside of the United States, and those numbers are only expected to increase in the next 10 years, according to figures from the country’s social security administration office. The number of Americans choosing to live overseas when they retire increased by 17% from 2010 to 2015. That’s nearly 400,000 […]

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British expats with sterling incomes feeling the pinch

January 10, 2017 United Kingdom

British expats with incomes in sterling are feeling the pinch but the weakened pound is good news for those earning in a foreign currency, according to new research. Greater economic uncertainty has contributed to the pound declining in value against the majority of major currencies in the past year with Brexit also affecting its value. […]

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Call for regional immigration in UK and English language requirement

January 6, 2017 United Kingdom

People wanting to move to the UK should be required to learn English before arriving or attend compulsory classes when they do, according to a new report from British MPs. The report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration also calls for a regionally led immigration system to be introduced which would see […]

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Employment outlook in New Zealand starts 2017 in a buoyant state

January 5, 2017 New Zealand

People looking for jobs in New Zealand from overseas will find a buoyant jobs market with vacancies up in Auckland and Wellington. Information and communications technology jobs dominated the employment sector in New Zealand in 2016 but there was also high demand for social workers and teachers. The most up to date data from jobs […]

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