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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Latest employment figures in New Zealand are encouraging

July 25, 2016 New Zealand

It is a good time to be applying for a job in New Zealand with the latest data showing that 7% more jobs are being advertised compared to a year ago. Job growth is not just being recorded in the country’s two largest employment markets in Auckland and Wellington but across the nation, according to […]

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Survey reveals UAE expats find buying a home too costly

July 22, 2016 Dubai

The majority of expats in the United Arab Emirates do not buy a home with many saying that prices are too high, new research has found. Despite staying in the UAE for over five years, they believe that buying a home is not affordable, including the down payment needed before getting a mortgage. Indeed, just […]

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Highest expat packages for middle managers are in the UK, global survey shows

July 21, 2016 United Kingdom

The UK has the highest global expat packages among the top 40 financial hub countries in the world, new research shows. The cost to companies of a typical total expat pay package for middle managers in the UK is around US$390,000 per year on average, according to the latest survey published annually by ECA International. […]

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Some Brits putting off moving and buying in EU

July 20, 2016 United Kingdom

The decision to leave the European Union has triggered some Britons to defer plans to move to a EU country or buy a second home in popular destinations such as Spain or Portugal, it is suggested. But, conversely, many Britons are continuing with their planned property purchase and none really know if, or to what […]

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Call for UK citizens to pay tax on their global income to HMRC

July 19, 2016 United Kingdom

UK citizens should pay taxes to the British taxman on their global income regardless of where they live in the world which would make the system simpler, according to a new report. Currently tax is collected by HMRC in the UK on the basis of residency, but according to the Chartered Institute for Securities and […]

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London becoming too expensive to be the best place to be in the UK

July 18, 2016 United Kingdom

London is becoming too expensive in terms of housing and living costs and job competition with new research suggesting that would be expats should look at other UK cities and towns as the best places to live and work. Cambridge has topped the latest list of the 20 best places to work in 2016 in […]

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Latest data shows more New Zealand expats are returning home

July 15, 2016 New Zealand

More New Zealanders are returning to the country after living overseas and fewer are leaving than in recent years, the latest statistics show. Overall there was a record net gain of 71,900 New Zealand migrants in the year to May 2016, but this was partly offset by a smaller than usual net loss of 3,500 […]

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New report reveals best locations for expat entrepreneurs, families and retirees

July 14, 2016 Moving

Hong Kong is the top location for entrepreneurs, followed by London, with Luxembourg and Vienna the best places for families, new research shows. But for those wishing to retire abroad then Sydney, Maltal, Luxembourg, Limassol in Cyprus and Vienna are the best locations, according the global lifestyle review from real estate firm Knight Frank and […]

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Brazilians top growing numbers of Latin Americans in the UK

July 13, 2016 United Kingdom

London is becoming increasingly popular with expat Latin Americans with new research suggesting that around a quarter of a million now live in the UK with over half, 145,000, in the capital city. Indeed, the Latin American population is one of the fastest growing migrant groups in London with two thirds having arrived since 2000, […]

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Brexit could lead to more Brits moving their pensions abroad

July 12, 2016 United Kingdom

British expats living in European Union countries, especially popular ones such as France and Spain, are still trying to come to terms with how Brexit will affect their finances and living plans. One big area of concern are pensions and Brexit could be a trigger for more people to move their British pensions out of […]

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Elections and EU referendum may have made people in the UK more anxious

July 11, 2016 United Kingdom

London is well known as a magnate for people moving to live and work in the UK, but people there are more anxious and have lower average ratings of life satisfaction than other parts of the country. The latest set of statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that in the 12 […]

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Spain offers best everyday living costs for British expats

July 8, 2016 France

When it comes to the cost of everyday living in some of the most popular locations for British expats, Spain comes out as having the best value, according to new research. The research, which compares the cost of a basket of groceries, shows that Portugal is the next cheapest, followed by France. But France was […]

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