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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    I just checked and someone has ripped out several of the front and back pages of my dictionary.

    It just goes from bad to worse.
    Oh the pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Remind me again why a Brit living abroad is an ex-pat and not an immigrant?!
    I'm neither.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Remind me again why a Brit living abroad is an ex-pat and not an immigrant?!
    An 'ex-pat' means your native country would happily have you back, an 'immigrant' means your adopted country is willing to let you stay permanently. One could of course fit into neither category...

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I'm neither.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    An 'ex-pat' means your native country would happily have you back, an 'immigrant' means your adopted country is willing to let you stay permanently. One could of course fit into neither category...



    For example...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    An 'ex-pat' means your native country would happily have you back, an 'immigrant' means your adopted country is willing to let you stay permanently. One could of course fit into neither category...
    And I'm in both - but I'm still not coming back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Will this affect my Post Office Savings account (all GBP1,18p of it)....
    Do you remember these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Do you remember these?
    Didn't really get to live in the UK until after decimalisation. Just got my book out and the first deposit was in May 1974 of 2 pounds and 10 pence and got up to the grand sum of 228 pounds in 1982. The last entry was a withdrawal in 1983...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Remind me again why a Brit living abroad is an ex-pat and not an immigrant?!
    A expat either requires only a work visa or is exempt from visa requirements. Immigrants need to go through an actual immigration process before even before being allowed to live and work in the host country .
    It also depends on the host country.Some countries like the Gulf states don't accept immigrants. Indians would probably like to immigrate to Dubai but can't so they remain expats there all their life.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Brussels Slumdog View Post
    A expat either requires only a work visa or is exempt from visa requirements. Immigrants need to go through an actual immigration process before even before being allowed to live and work in the host country .
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    In many countries (certainly all of the Schengen states) to get a work permit requires going through an immigration process and interview at a consulate or embassy not in the country you intend to work in. Not sure the distinction works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerosum View Post
    In many countries (certainly all of the Schengen states) to get a work permit requires going through an immigration process and interview at a consulate or embassy not in the country you intend to work in. Not sure the distinction works.
    Not for immigrants from other EU countries, but soon, from Jan 1st, for Brits who want to work in the EU

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