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Expat Forum General and International This is an open area of the forum where members can discuss issues related to living abroad and being Expats in many countries. If your question or topic concerns a single destination, please post in the appropriate country or regional forum (e.g. Australia, other Europe, Philippines, etc.).

General Expat Discussions

This is an open area of the forum where members can discuss issues related to living abroad and being Expats in many countries. If your question or topic concerns a single destination, please post in the appropriate country or regional forum (e.g. Australia, other Europe, Philippines, etc.).
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Expat Tax

This forum is for tax related queries and discussions for all expats.
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Expat Media & Research Requests

This sub forum is for members of press, media and broadcasting industry to submit requests to the Expat community for editorials, interviews and media participation. Also for university students to ask for participation in research surveys. Expatforum.com does not check the validity of posts made here in any way.
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Australasia & the Pacific Islands Here is our list of forums covering the Countries in Australasia & the Pacific Islands. Please feel free to join, read and be part of the Expat Forum by clicking on the relevant Country.

Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU

Have you moved to Australia from another country? Are you thinking about making Australia your new home? Want to meet others like you and discuss immigration, property, sport, socialising, food, cars, insurance, laws, taxes and anything related to Australia?
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New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ

Have you moved to New Zealand from another country? Or are you thinking about making New Zealand your new home? Want to meet others like you and discuss Real Estate, sport, socialising, food, cars, insurance, laws, taxes and anything related to New Zealand?
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Other Australasia & the Pacific Islands

Please post here for anywhere in Australasia & the Pacific Islands which doesn't have a dedicated forum.
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Europe Here are the links to the European Countries currently covered by the Expat Forum. If you are an Expat living in one of these Countries in Europe or are planning a move there then please feel free to read and join the forum.

Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK

The Britain Expats forum is a community of people that have moved to the UK from overseas. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss anything about the British way of life.
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Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus

Welcome to the Cyprus Expat forum. A new place to meet other expats now living in Cyprus. Join in to discuss anything from buying property in Cyprus to which schools are good in Cyprus.
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France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France

Welcome to the France Expat forum. This is the place to meet like minded people who have made France their new home. This forum is ideal for those who have moved to France and those thinking about making France their new home.
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Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany

Have you made Germany your new home? Are you thinking about making Germany your new country of residence? If you want meet like minded Expats living in Germany then you have come to the right place.
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Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece

Have you made Greece your new home? Are you thinking about making Greece your new country of residence? Have you got a second home in Greece? Join our Greece Expats forum and discuss food, meet friends, talk property, finances and much much more.
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Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy

Welcome to the Italy Expat forum. This is the place to meet like minded expats that have made themselves a new Italian lifestyle. This forum is ideal for Expats that have moved to Italy and those planning a move.
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Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal

The Portugal Expats forum is a community of people that have moved to Portugal from all over the World. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss all aspects of the Portuguese way of life. Discuss anything from jobs, property in Portugal, culture, food, history and more.
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Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain

The Spain Expats forum is a dedicated community of people who have moved to Spain, or who are planning to. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss anything about moving to, & living in, Spain.
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Other Europe

Please post here for anywhere in Europe which doesn't have a dedicated forum.
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Middle East & Africa Relocating to the Middle East or Africa? Then here is the place you can find information and fellow expats in Egypt, Turkey, UAE (including Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Israel, and other nearby countries.

Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai

Have you made Dubai your new home? Are you thinking about moving to Dubai? If you want meet like minded Expats living in Dubai then you have come to the right place. Join the Dubai Expat Forum and discuss food, meet friends, talk property in Dubai, finances, jobs and much much more.
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UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE

This is the spot for those who are expats in Abu Dhabi or other Emirates of the UAE or those looking to move there.
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Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt

Welcome to the Egypt Expat forum. This is the place to meet like minded expats that have made Egypt their new home. This forum is ideal for Expats that have moved to Egypt and people that are thinking about making Egypt their new home.
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South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA

The South Africa Expats forum is a great place to meet other Expats now living in South Africa. Join our Expat community and discuss all issues including living, working, kids, transportation, socialising, eating and buying houses in South Africa.
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Other Middle East & Africa

Please post here for anywhere in the Middle East & Africa which doesn't have a dedicated forum.
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Americas Please click through to read and join in on the discussions in the North America Expat Forums.

USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA

The USA Expats forum is dedicated those individuals that have chosen to make the USA their new home. This forum is an ideal place for Expats now living in the United States to meet and discuss all aspects of their new way of life.
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Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada

The Canada Expats forum is a great place to meet other Expats now living in Canada. Join our Expat community and discuss all issues including living, working, kids, transportation, socialising, eating and buying houses in Canada.
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Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico

With an area of two million square kilometers, Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas and has a larger population of US and Canadian expats than any other country.
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Other Americas

Please post here for anywhere in the Americas which doesn't have a dedicated forum.
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Asia Here is the list of Asian Countries currently covered by the Expat Forum. If you are an Expat living in one of these destinations in Asia or are planning to move there then please click through on the relevant Country link below.

Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan

A new culture, a new way of life, a new country, exciting food, technology, respect and business are many good reasons that expats have found themselves in Japan. Welcome to the Japan Expat forum.
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Philippines Expat Forum

The Philippines Expats Forum is dedicated those individuals that have chosen to make Philippines their new home. This forum is an ideal place for Expats now living in Philippines to meet and discuss all aspects to their new way of life.
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Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand

The Thailand Expats Forum is dedicated those individuals that have chosen to make Thailand their new home. This forum is an ideal place for Expats now living in Thailand to meet and discuss all aspects to their new Thai way of life.
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Other Asia

Please post here for anywhere in Asia which doesn't have a dedicated forum.
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Expat General Marketplace

This marketplace is used to promote offers to the expat community. Advertising and promotional posts are only allowed in this section of the forum and nowhere else. All members and guests may view listings. If you wish to post listings for any relevant product or service, you must first upgrade your account to a Premium one..
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Australasia & Pacific Islands Marketplace

This marketplace is used to promote offers to the expat community. Advertising and promotional posts are only allowed in this section of the forum and nowhere else. All members and guests may view listings. If you wish to post listings for any relevant product or service, you must first upgrade your account to a Premium one.
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Americas Marketplace

This marketplace is used to promote offers to the expat community. Advertising and promotional posts are only allowed in this section of the forum and nowhere else. All members and guests may view listings. If you wish to post listings for any relevant product or service, you must first upgrade your account to a Premium one.
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Asia Marketplace

This marketplace is used to promote offers to the expat community. Advertising and promotional posts are only allowed in this section of the forum and nowhere else. All members and guests may view listings. If you wish to post listings for any relevant product or service, you must first upgrade your account to a Premium one.
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Middle East & Africa Marketplace

This marketplace is used to promote offers to the expat community. Advertising and promotional posts are only allowed in this section of the forum and nowhere else. All members and guests may view listings. If you wish to post listings for any relevant product or service, you must first upgrade your account to a Premium one.
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Europe Marketplace

This marketplace is used to promote offers to the expat community. Advertising and promotional posts are only allowed in this section of the forum and nowhere else. All members and guests may view listings. If you wish to post listings for any relevant product or service, you must first upgrade your account to a Premium one.
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Expat Forum Support/Site Help

Post here if you have a technical question related to the functioning of the ExpatForum site such as user permissions, username change, unable to post, etc. Questions related to expat issues should be posted in the appropriate country or regional section.
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Off Topic Section

The Expat Forum Lounge

This area of the forum is for any general, off topic chat. Please also keep more controversial discussions within this forum. Please note that some of the posts in the lounge may cause offence to some members.
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