Immigrant or Expat – who are you?

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An Expatriate often shortened as expat is a person temporarily or permanently living in a country other than that of the person’s upbringing.

What is the difference between an Immigrant and an Expat?

It often depends on who is explaining it. These two words are subjective.

According to the oxford an Expatriate is a person living in a country that is not their own and an immigrant is a person living permanently in a country that is not theirs.

According to Miriam Webster: the word “Expatriate” is actually a verb or an adjective and means someone “living in a foreign land”. The word “Immigrant” is a noun and means “a person who comes to a country to take permanent residence”.

Meaning, immigrants have the intention of staying in the country of residence and expats are guests whose intentions are not clear if they are just visiting or staying.

Most Expats have citizenship in at least once country but live in another.

Would you categorise yourself as an Expat or Immigrant?

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