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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Thumbnail image for New Zealand immigration numbers reached another new high in May

New Zealand immigration numbers reached another new high in May

June 23, 2017 New Zealand

The number of people moving to New Zealand, especially from China, the UK and Australia, has reached another record high in the year to May 2017. The figures from Statistics New Zealand shows that numbers arriving to work and to live both increased, but fewer student visas were issued in the year to the end […]

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Fewer Easter Europeans moving to UK to work post Brexit vote

June 22, 2017 United Kingdom

A new analysis of official data shows that Brexit may be putting off people from Eastern Europe moving to the UK to work as numbers have fallen to a record low. Applications by migrants from Eastern Europe for the right to work in Britain have plunged since the vote a year ago to leave the […]

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Caracas overtakes Manhattan to be the most expensive place for expats in the Americas

June 21, 2017 Venezuela

Caracas has become the most expensive location in the Americas for expats and the ninth most expensive in the world due to a poor availability of goods and global currencies in Venezuela. The city has moved up 252 places from last year, beating New York into second place in the region in the latest cost […]

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Changes to citizenship in Canada to streamline applications now in place

June 20, 2017 Canada

The Act that set out changes to the citizenship process in Canada has been approved. The main aims of the changes to the Citizenship Act are to streamline the application process, enhance the programme’s integrity and make sure dual citizens are not treated differently. Some of the changes are now in effect while others will […]

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Expats hope their future is a top priority as Brexit talks begin

June 19, 2017 Britain

As the official talks on Brexit get underway between the UK and the European Union, calls continue for the future of expats across the region to be a top priority. Expats in the UK are concerned about their future in terms of pensions, healthcare and tax, while EU citizens living in Britain are also worried […]

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US authorities tighten clampdown on skilled foreign worker visa fraud

June 16, 2017 America

Authorities in the United States have announced multiple new measures to detect and deter visa fraud in connection with the programme used most frequently by companies to employ highly skilled overseas professionals. The H-1B visa stream allows firms to recruit highly skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. […]

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Figures reveal massive drop in number of EU nurses working in the UK

June 15, 2017 United Kingdom

Brexit is already affecting the number of nurses from European Union countries registering to work in the UK and raising concerns that it could result in a serious shortage in the nation’s health service. The Health Foundation, a healthcare charity, has revealed that figures from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) show that one in […]

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New global skills strategy to speed up employment of top talent introduced in Canada

June 14, 2017 Canada

Skilled, talented people looking to move to work in Canada will find the process faster and more predictable with the introduction of a new global skills strategy announced by the Government. It means that companies seeking to attract top talent from around the globe will be able to process applications for work permits and temporary […]

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British employers totally unprepared for migration change due to Brexit

June 13, 2017 United Kingdom

Employers in the UK are totally unprepared for the fall in migration that the new Government has pledged to deliver once the country leaves the European Union, according to new research. With formal Brexit negotiations set to start within days, a survey from think tank the Resolution Foundations, has identified a huge gap between the […]

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US and UK dominate the top of the 2018 world university rankings

June 12, 2017 America

For students looking to study overseas and determined to find the very best place to do so, they need to the look to the United States or the UK, which dominate the 2018 university rankings. For the sixth year running, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) tops the QS World University Rankings, followed by Stanford, Harvard […]

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New Zealand student applications moving online

June 10, 2017 Education

Student visa applications for New Zealand are changing over to online processing with paper applications being phased out, it has been confirmed. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is encouraging students to start using the online system from now on. They can do this via INZ or on campus if they are reapplying for a visa through […]

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Trump’s tax changes could benefit US expats in the UK

June 9, 2017 America

While many expats from Europe may be considering leaving the UK due to Brexit, Americans could be set to find living in Britain is more tax effective. London already has a large number of wealthier American expats and tax plans by US President Donald Trump is set to end the practice of having to pay […]

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