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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Russian students studying abroad not affected by sanctions

August 27, 2014 Education

Most Russian students are able to continue studying abroad despite the recent sanctions imposed on the country over the current political situation in Ukraine. It is estimated that tens of thousands are currently studying in European Union countries under a newly launched scheme known as Global Education that was recently approved by the government. Under [...]

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Australian and Canadian cities dominate annual liveability index

August 26, 2014 Australia

Australian and Canadian cities dominate an annual index of the world’s most liveable cities with Melbourne named as the top location, followed by Vienna and Vancouver. Overall, there are four Australian cities in the top 10 of the annual international index, which is produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Adelaide clocked in at fifth place, [...]

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Canada sees new citizen numbers double compared to a year ago

August 25, 2014 Canada

Canada has welcomed its 150,000th new citizen of 2014, which means that double the number of new citizens have been confirmed compared to the same period in 2013. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said this is due to the action taken by the government to reduce backlogs and improve processing times. Attending a citizenship [...]

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Expats in Dubai struggling to buy property due to mortgage caps

August 22, 2014 Dubai

Developers in Dubai should consider reintroducing rent-to-own schemes as expats are struggling to afford to buy a property in the emirate, it is claimed. Such schemes were popular during the early 2000s when Dubai was establishing its own property marketplace. They helped those struggling to afford to buy amid stricter regulations designed to cool rising [...]

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Does studying abroad give you a competitive advantage?

August 21, 2014 Education

Studying abroad can help students gain an edge over fellow classmates who do not, a new poll suggests. Travelling helps to broaden their outlook and experience, both of which can give young people an advantage when they come to look for a job. The poll from student travel website Student Universe found that of those [...]

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Job outlook improves in New Zealand as unemployment falls

August 20, 2014 Jobs

Young people seeking a new life in New Zealand will have their dreams boosted by new data that shows unemployment has fallen and there are more jobs being advertised. Indeed, that latest labour force survey shows that unemployment has fallen to 5.6%, its lowest level since the first quarter of 2009. ‘These results show the [...]

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US authorities pledge zero tolerance on visa fraud

August 19, 2014 America

US authorities are emphasising that they will not hesitate to crack down on visa fraud and anyone found to be involved will be taken to court with risk of a prison sentence. Officials have released details of some recent cases to show that individuals, businesses and people smugglers will not be tolerated. In one of [...]

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Canadian immigration minister promotes world’s first start up visa programme

August 18, 2014 Canada

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is undertaking a series of visits with key business leaders to promote the country’s Start Up Visa Programme. The aim is to attract entrepreneurs to Canada who have the vision and ability to build innovative companies that can create jobs and long term prosperity. He has already visited [...]

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UK and Australia hold talks over special visa arrangements

August 15, 2014 Australia

Changes may be in the cards that could make it easier for Australians to get a UK work visa. Currently, under European Union rules, the number of visas that the UK can issue to non EU citizens is limited. The limitations, introduced in 2012, mean that the UK can only issue 20,000 skilled worker visas [...]

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Exam results see start of gap year planning in the UK

August 14, 2014 Britain

Young people in Britain have finished their exams and are planning their gap year abroad with Australia, South East Asia, the US and South America being this years’ most popular destinations. It is estimated that thousands will be embarking on being temporary expats for at least a year as they explore the world before knuckling [...]

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Turkey reverses compulsory health insurance rule for expat residency

August 13, 2014 Health

Retired expats in Turkey will no longer have to take out compulsory health insurance in order to qualify for a residency permit, it has been confirmed. In a complete U-turn, the General Directorate for Migration Management (GDMM) has announced that plans for compulsory health insurance for foreigners aged over 65 have been abandoned. The move [...]

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British expats could be worse off under UK tax change proposals

August 12, 2014 Britain

Hundreds of thousands of British expats face paying tax on all of their UK income under new proposals being drawn up by the Treasury. At present, European Union nationals and British expats are entitled to offset income earned in the UK against the national personal allowance of £10,000. This means that for Brits who live [...]

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