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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Canada expands visa transit programme for Chinese

May 21, 2015 Canada

Canada is expanding its China Transit Programme which allows eligible Chinese travellers to fly to and transit through Canada visa-free when they are enroute to and from the United States. From 01 June, the programme will expand to three additional major transit hubs of Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, and Seoul Incheon, which are in addition [...]

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Fewer British people dying abroad, latest published figures show

May 20, 2015 Britain

When you start a new life as an expat the last thing on your mind is death, but new figures relating to British people abroad show that more than 4,000 a year die overseas. According to figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), overall there were 34% fewer deaths in 2013/2014 than in the [...]

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UK general election result set to boost property sales to expats and foreigners

May 19, 2015 Britain

There are signs that British expats have been buoyed by the country’s general election outcome and are looking at investing in property as a result. De Vere Mortgages, which specialises in loans for expats buying abroad or in the UK, as well as foreign nationals buying in the UK, has reported a noticeable surge in [...]

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New Zealand makes visas more flexible for Canterbury rebuild workers

May 18, 2015 New Zealand

New Zealand has announced changes to immigration policy which will make it easier to recruit and retain international workers for the Canterbury rebuild. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimates that an additional 5000 construction workers will be needed between December 2014 and the peak of the rebuild in December 2016. Immigration Minister Michael [...]

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Opportunities Between New Zealand and Latin America Set to Increase

May 15, 2015 General

Education and trade links between New Zealand and Latin America are set to strengthen after a visit to the region by the country’s Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce. During a 10 day visit to Chile, Colombia and Brazil with a delegation of university representatives and the executive director of Universities New Zealand, the [...]

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Paris is No Longer a Top Spot for Expats to Find Romance

May 14, 2015 Europe

For expats Paris has always had a certain allure, with single people hoping to find romance when they move to the French capital city to work and live. But new research shows they are more likely to find an attractive partner in Lyon than in the city of romance. And to make matters worse Paris [...]

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Philippines is Top Source Country for New Residents in Canada

May 13, 2015 Canada

More than 40,000 people from the Philippines moved to live permanently in Canada in 2014, up 30% from 2013, making the Philippines Canada’s top source country for permanent residents, new figures show. Canada also issued nearly 47,000 visitor visas to Filipinos in 2014, a 56% increase since 2006 and they now make up a large [...]

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Japan Ranked as Costliest Place in Asia Pacific to Send Employees

May 12, 2015 General

Japan is the most expensive country in the Asia Pacific region for a company to send a worker abroad due to the cost of housing, education and pay, as well as a host of other factors, research shows. The country has Asia’s highest expat packages. On average, a package for an expat middle manager there [...]

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Spain Tops Global Rankings for Travel and Tourism

May 11, 2015 General

Expats have often visited the country where they end up living and working so it is no surprise that Spain and France top the globe in terms of being the best for visitors. Spain comes first in the 2015 rankings from the World Economic Forum (WEF) followed by France, Germany, the United States and the [...]

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New Zealand Set to see Opportunities for Skilled Workers in Next Three Years

May 8, 2015 General

People looking to move to New Zealand with in demand skills, particularly in the construction, business services and hospitality sectors, are likely to see a growth in opportunities in the next three years. The latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment short term employment forecast report for 2015 to 2018 indicates that employment is set [...]

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New Inheritance Rules in Dubai Allow Expats to Pass on Property for First Time

May 7, 2015 Dubai

Expats in Dubai with assets such as property will now be able to choose how their estate is to be distributed under new inheritance rules. New rules set in place by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will allow non-Muslim to be exempt from Sharia laws on succession. The DIFC has launched a Wills and [...]

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British Health Service to Charge Non-Europeans for Hospital Costs

May 6, 2015 Britain

The UK government has decided that the healthcare system is over generous to those who live outside the country but seek medical help and will seek payment for some costs. It means that people from outside the European Economic Area (EAA), including British expats, will have to pay for hospital treatment if they do not [...]

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