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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North American expats reveal the beauty of Belize

December 18, 2014 Belize

Retired expats living in Belize have spoken about why they have chosen to live in the English speaking Caribbean country which they say offers a comfortable lifestyle on a reasonable budget. They enjoy the beaches and the mountains and claim they can live on between US$2,000 and US$3,000 per month. Many are Americans who also [...]

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Australian points-based visa system would not work in the UK, it is claimed

December 17, 2014 Britain

An Australian points-based immigration system would be totally unsuitable for the UK because the two countries have very different migration policies, a new report says. The system is highly regarded because the Australians have achieved effective control of their borders and they can also identify and accurately record those who arrive and depart, according to [...]

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Countdown on to Canada’s new express immigration programme

December 16, 2014 Canada

There are only two weeks to go until the launch of Canada’s new Express Entry immigration recruitment scheme to meet economic and labour market needs. From 01 January 2015, potential candidates can create their profiles, with the first invitations to apply issued within weeks, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has announced. Express Entry [...]

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Would-be expats urged to set up health insurance before moving

December 15, 2014 Health

Would-be expats thinking of moving to their dream destination in 2015 are being urged to make sure they have the right health insurance for the country they are moving to. Not everyone automatically qualifies for free medical care, even in countries that are popular with expats such as France and Australia. A large number of [...]

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Popular expat country France has second highest taxes in the world

December 12, 2014 France

If you decided to become an expat to have a better lifestyle but want to pay less tax then you may want to check what you might expect to pay, as the top economies are also the top for tax. France, one of the most popular countries in the world for expats, has the second [...]

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Expats in Doha facing massive rent increases due to housing shortage

December 11, 2014 Qatar

For expats, housing can be one of the biggest costs when moving to a new life abroad; many prefer to rent as they get to know their new home before finding a more permanent place to stay. But in some locations, it has become very expensive to do so. Indeed, new research has found that [...]

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Majority of British Expats would like to move back home

December 10, 2014 Expat Interviews

Many British expats are unhappy with where they currently live and would move back home given the choice, according to a new survey. Overall 72% of British expats said they are unhappy where they currently live, with 43% citing home sickness as the main reason for wanting to move back to the UK, while 23% [...]

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Expats in UAE share why they love their adopted home

December 9, 2014 United Arab Emirates

Expats in the United Arab Emirates are happy in their adopted home, citing peace of mind and a comfortable lifestyle, according to new research. The emirate has a universal appeal and expats living there feel it is safe and a place where they can forge lasting friendships. The research, by global payment services company Western [...]

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Changes to French work permits take effect January 1, 2015

December 8, 2014 France

People looking to work in France next year and need a work permit will need to provide extra documents with their application. From 01 January 2015, the changes will apply to employees and employers, but pending applications will not be affected. However, the whole process from start to finish can take from one to two [...]

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UK introduces easier-to-follow transit visa rules

December 5, 2014 United Kingdom

Changes have been made to transit visas for those passing through the UK, which should make the rules easier to understand. Since the beginning of December, the airside and landside transit visa requirements rules for transit without a visa have been made simpler, more consistent and easier for customers and partners to understand. Transit visas [...]

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New Canadian investor visa programme expected soon

December 4, 2014 Canada

Investor visa programmes have proved to be popular in many European countries and Australia and now Canada is set to follow suit. It is expected that prospective investors with one to two million Canadian dollars to invest will be able to apply for an investor visa with a residency option. These types of visas are [...]

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Swiss vote against immigration cap and tax break ban for rich expats

December 3, 2014 Switzerland

People in Switzerland have rejected a plan to implement widespread immigration cuts and the ending of tax breaks for rich expats. A vote did not back the so-called Ecopop initiative, which proposed that the number of immigrants must be severely reduced to save the country’s environment, with around 73% voting No. According to initial results, [...]

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