Expat's Manual

There are a whole host of expat websites available on the Internet that can assist you with various elements of your move overseas. We have put together a list of recommended expat websites that can be used together with our international relocation guides in order to assist your relocation to go as smoothly as possible.


Expat Websites: Nationality Specific Information

  • AAFSW (The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide)
    A non-profit organization which offers support and advice for the family and spouses of servicemen abroad.
  • Expats Australia
    An online job resource for Australian professionals which provides visa, health, and information on living abroad.
  • FirstGov
    This is part of the US government's main website which provides information on formalities and legal aspects of living abroad. It is a valuable resource for any American who is considering a job overseas.
  • British Expat
    An information site that discusses financial, social and cultural impacts of living overseas. There is a large forum where users can interact with one another with some members posting blogs on a regular basis.
  • Canuck Abroad
    This site caters to Canadian expats by providing information and resources about moving abroad. It is also a useful site for Americans who are thinking about relocating.
  • Expats Abroad
    A site dedicated to helping British expats to connect with other British citizens living abroad.
  • Go Work Abroad
    A British site which features articles on finding a job overseas as well as other imperative information for working and living abroad.

Expat Websites: Country Specific Information

  • Asia Expats Forum
    This community forum is incredibly useful for any expat in Asia. There are forums and expat websites available for countries throughout Asia.
  • Emigrate
    A British website that contains valuable articles for all nationalities on a variety of topics related to expat life. Subjects include finding jobs, visa information and tips for relocating. Popular destinations include Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the USA.
  • Expatica
    A site based in the Netherlands which offers a number of useful resources for anyone living and working in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain or Belgium.
  • GeoExpat
    This site offers country specific classifieds, forums, job listings and resources for anyone living in Asia, Europe or the Middle East.
  • ixPats
    Information for expats moving to or living in Dubai or Bahrain.
  • Shanghai Expat
    Online community for English-speaking expats in Shanghai.
  • Singapore Expats
    An online portal for expats relocating or living in Singapore.

Expat Websites: Expat Forums

  • AlloExpat
    One of the largest and most popular online forums and information portals for expatriates.
  • Expat Blog
    A great expat website that features vast numbers of blogs that are written by expats.
  • Expat Network
    An online resource for expats living and working abroad. Highlights include a job board and forum.
  • GeoExpat
    This site offers classifieds, a forum, job listings and resources for anyone living in Asia, Europe or the Middle East.

Expat Websites: Working Abroad

  • Xpatulator
    An expat website that helps calculate international cost of living indexes; they have free content on cost of living as well as a compilation of expat-related articles. You can choose to pay for more in depth analysis.
  • Global Tax Help
    This website provides basic tax information for US expats abroad and also for foreign nationals residing in the USA. They also have a valuable resource page that provides country-specific tax information.
  • Michael Page International
    An expat website that provides listings of global job opportunities. Job searches can be done by country, specialty or both.
  • Monster
    This site provides invaluable information about immigration procedures and work permits for a variety of countries.

Expat Women & Families

  • Expat Mum's Blog
    A compilation of blogs written by mothers who are raising children outside of their home countries. The blogs offer advise, practical information and humor.
  • Expat Women
    A free website offering advice and support to all female expats from all nationalities throughout the world.

General Expat Life

  • Easy Expat
    Provides practical and relevant information for expats on overseas jobs, the moving process, childcare and schooling, healthcare, taxes and repatriation.
  • Escape Artist
    A popular website covering a wide selection of information on living and working overseas. It also publishes the monthly e-magazine: Escape from America
  • Expat Directory
    A very useful site with an abundance of information on living and working abroad. It contains articles, job searches, a community section and games for the younger members.
  • Expat Exchange
    Very popular and offers a wealth of information and resources for expatriates throughout the world.
  • Expat Focus
    Another information portal offering news, information and advice for expats across the world.
  • Expatriates.com
    A useful resource for all expats.
  • Expat World
    Provides useful information and articles for all expats.
  • IAgora
    An online marketplace for anyone looking to studying in Europe. It is home to job listings, housing resources and forums.
  • Living Abroad
    Is a member-only site which tailors to business.
  • Network for Living Abroad
    This community site offers advice for anyone studying, working, volunteering or retiring abroad.
  • Overseas Digest
    Another very useful resource for anyone living, studying and working abroad. There is also a weekly online newsletter available.
  • Transitions Abroad
    Providing resources for expats living, working, studying and volunteering abroad for 30 years.

Expat Social Life

  • Link Expats
    A social networking website for expatriates which allows you to search for fellow expats where you live.
  • Meetup
    This site details expat group meetings in cities around the world with the aim of bringing like-minded people together.
  • Newcomers Worldwide Directory
    This is an extensive directory listing newcomers clubs across the world for those who have just arrived in a foreign country.

Expat Reading

  • International Living
    A website that helps calculate international cost of living indexes; they have free content on cost of living as well as a compilation of expat-related articles. You can choose to pay for more in depth analysis.
  • At Home Abroad
    This expat website provides basic tax information for US expats abroad and also for foreign nationals residing in the USA. They also have a valuable resource page that provides country-specific tax information.
  • Expat Telegraph
    A British site with articles on methods and resources for finding a job overseas.
  • Tales from a Small Planet
    A website that provides listings of global job opportunities. Job searches can be done by country, specialty or both.
  • Guardian Abroad Global Community
    This site provides invaluable information about immigration procedures and work permits for a variety of countries.

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