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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New Zealand clampdown on employers who breach immigration law

February 24, 2017 New Zealand

New measures have been announced in New Zealand to stop rogue employers from recruiting people from overseas to work for them. Employers who breach immigration and employment law will be prevented from giving jobs to workers from abroad under the changes which will come into operation on 01 April 2017. ‘Migrant workers make a valuable […]

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Presidential candidate urges French expats to leave London

February 23, 2017 General

French expats living in London have been told by one of the candidates in the Presidential election to move back to France. The Centre pro Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron had a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and then told a meeting of 2,000 French citizens that they should see Brexit as an opportunity […]

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Change in lending criteria making it harder for British expats to get mortgages

February 22, 2017 United Kingdom

British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to get a mortgage to buy a property in the UK due to tougher lending requirements that were introduced at the start of the year. Many expats like to buy property in the UK as an investment and let it out so that they have the option of […]

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Germany is most attractive country to work among European employees

February 21, 2017 Germany

Germany is the most attractive country in the world to work, followed by the UK, France and Switzerland, according to a survey of employees in Europe. People in Italy, Poland and Spain are most likely to seek a job overseas with 88%, 86% and 85% respectively likely to consider job opportunities abroad with Germany, the […]

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Australia wants better visa access to UK as part of post Brexit trade agreement

February 21, 2017 Australia

Australia could find it easier to move to the UK to work after the country’s leading diplomat said that better access to visa would be part of a trade agreement between the two countries. The UK is set to trigger Article 50, the process by which the formal leaving of the European Union begins, within […]

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Record spend from people visiting New Zealand boosts tourism

February 18, 2017 New Zealand

People visiting New Zealand are spending more than ever in the country but they are being put off by recent earthquakes and avoiding the areas where they have hit the country. Overall international visitor spending reached $10.1 billion in the year to December, up 5% from the same period in 2015, according to figures from […]

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US welcomes more than 25,000 new citizens to mark Presidents Day

February 16, 2017 America

More than 25,000 immigrants and expats are set to become US citizens at hundreds of ceremonies across the country to mark Presidents Day. Some will be at poignant sites such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site in Buffalo, New York and Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania. ‘It fills me […]

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Finland voted the most family friendly country in the world by expats

February 15, 2017 Finland

Finland is the top country in the world to bring up a family thanks to its childcare and education, according to expats. Not a single expat had anything negative to say about Finland and highlighted the cost and provision of childcare and education as being the best. The expats, who took part in an InterNations […]

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International students may need more health insurance for UK study

February 14, 2017 United Kingdom

With the UK set to charge more people from overseas for healthcare, international students are being advised to make sure they have sufficient private insurance cover. It is that time of year when offers of university places start to drop into electronic mailboxes around the world with students having to make up their minds about […]

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British schools urged to introduce Mandarin Chinese studies

February 13, 2017 United Kingdom

Schools in the UK are being urged to take part in a new language programme aimed at delivering a minimum of 5,000 fluent Mandarin speakers by 2020. The Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) is being run by the Department of Education and already 14 schools have signed up for the rigorous programme for pupils from year […]

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New arrivals swell Canada’s population growth with many choosing to go west

February 10, 2017 Canada

The rise in the number of people moving to Canada has contributed significantly to the growth in the country’s population, official figures show, with more people moving West. Canada has been very open in terms of welcoming both would be expats and people fleeing conflict in Syria and other war zones around the world and […]

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Record numbers moving to live and work in New Zealand, with big rise in British expats

February 9, 2017 New Zealand

More people are making a new life in New Zealand than ever before with official figures showing that more than 70,600 people settled in the year to December 2016. The data from Statistics New Zealand shows that this beat the previous annual record set a month earlier with the increase coming from people moving to […]

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