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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 10:47 AM

 

Tips on moving to other countries.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to emigrate to another country? Been wanting to do this for years, but I've become more desperate recently. Are there any countries that are easier to get in than others?

I know it's nearly impossible for most 1st world countries unless you have a super high skill set. Unfortunately, I work in the hospitality (hotel) industry and the performing arts, which leaves me with almost no options.

Would I be better off trying to do a program in something like medicine since lots of medical professions are needed in other countries?

My parents are looking to retire to another country as well, but unfortunately they want English speaking countries like Canada or Ireland which don't offer retirement visas. If they were able to get in somewhere, would I have a better chance of emigrating to where they are since I'd then have a close connection to the country?

Wish I had a job/business I could do remotely so I could move without needing a work visa.

I know my options are pretty slim, but just thought I'd start a discussion on it. I envy people with EU citizenship who can move around to lots of different countries.

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Reply Tips on moving to other countries. (Original post)
OliverQ Dec 2017 OP
Aristus Dec 2017 #1
Sailor65x1 Dec 2017 #3
syringis Dec 2017 #2
Sailor65x1 Dec 2017 #4
syringis Dec 2017 #5
Va Lefty Dec 2017 #6
OliverQ Dec 2017 #10
Va Lefty Dec 2017 #11
OriginalGeek Dec 2017 #14
geardaddy Dec 2017 #7
OliverQ Dec 2017 #8
geardaddy Dec 2017 #9
PasadenaTrudy Dec 2017 #12
OliverQ Dec 2017 #13
PasadenaTrudy Dec 2017 #15
mnhtnbb Dec 2017 #16

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:12 AM

1. My wife and I are looking into it. We're still in the middle of our health services careers.

Not ready to retire. We want Canada the most. That way, we could still be near our grandchildren.

I thought seriously about New Zealand, but now it turns out to be a favorite destination for rich, ultra right-wing American ex-pats, for some unGodly reason. They want to spoil a beautiful, progressive land like NZ?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:25 AM

3. A funny video about that

 

One of the Canadian guys I played hockey with sent it to me.



I've been to New Zealand also....beautiful.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:24 AM

2. I live in Belgium

I know it is easier for people who have skills in fields in demand for workers.

It is not only people with high degrees.

I can take a look for what is most ask (in Europe in general).

I you like, you can send me a PM and tell me what are exactly your skills.

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Response to syringis (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:26 AM

4. I was just in Overpelt last month on a project!

 

Your country is quite lovely. I'm looking forward to going back soon.

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Response to Sailor65x1 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:32 AM

5. Hello Sailor

Thank you

You are welcome anytime.





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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 12:06 PM

6. GF and I were looking at moving to Ireland after the election

A person can qualify to become a naturalized citizen of Ireland by living there for one year continuously, plus four years cumulative residency over the eight years preceding the one year.

The Irish government may even be willing to waive part of the residency time requirement if you can sufficiently document Irish ancestry or other associations with Ireland. If you happen to have a provable Irish grandparent, you may be able to become an Irish national just by virtue of your ancestry. Ireland does permit dual citizenship. I am Scotch-Irish.

I have two elderly Parents who don't want to leave, so as an only child, I can't make the move. I love them both dearly and hope they are around for years to come, but if they were gone I would have left by now.

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 02:20 PM

10. How does one get a work visa in order to live there for a year?

 

That's the issue.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 02:28 PM

11. My understanding is you would apply online

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 11:00 AM

14. I have no idea how BUT

it must be possible. My friend and his girlfriend moved to Ireland because her job offered her a position over there. They aren't even married yet but he was able to go with her and they are loving it.

I'm Scots-Irish as well and would love to visit but not quite ready to move... Unless we could bring our kids and grandkids...

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 12:11 PM

7. I believe the UK has a retirement visa option

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 12:28 PM

8. They got rid of that. Going on their immigration website, it doesn't list that anymore.

 

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 12:30 PM

9. OK, thanks.

I know they also used to have a points system for work experience, education, etc. They got rid of that, too.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 04:24 PM

12. Just come to CA

We are basically another country compared to most of the US.

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 12:18 AM

13. Fires, earthquakes, and crazy expensive.

 

Otherwise would love to. You're also too close to NK's nukes

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 11:57 AM

15. I've lived here all my life

Almost 54 years. I've been through all quakes here since 1964, never been close to a fire, and I'm fine. But I agree, it's not cheap, at least near the big cities.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 06:03 AM

16. Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta

all have visas for retirees if they can show income or funds to be self sufficient. There are lots of ex Pat's in all those countries and you can easily find groups of them online.

You can go online for each country to find out what jobs are available for visas.

If you work in hospitality, you might check online with some of the big hotel groups to see if they are hiring in any of the countries where you have an interest.

Start learning another language. French if you want in to Canada.

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