originally posted by: Byrd
originally posted by: Bluntone22
How many other country's would let me immigrate to their country?
You should look it up and let us know. I can think of a number where we'd be welcome as retirees.
you should really look into that. yes many countries do welcome people from other countries as retirees. but you are not given things like
citizenship, or even become permanent residents. you are always just visitors
to those countries. welcome as long as you have the money to
support yourself. that money runs out and you have to go back home. nothing like welfare or such government supported services available for you. and
unless you own businesses there, you are not allowed to work. there are also normally limits on just how long you can stay at a time, without leaving
the country. in fact there are many if not most countries that it is almost impossible to become a citizen or permanent resident of. some of the very
same countries that welcome retirees, but only as long as they have the money to put into that country's economy. and they can decide to kick you out
at any time, for whatever reason they want. the key point seems to be as long as you have money to spend, and can take care of all your expenses, you
are welcome. run out of money, goodbye.
here is an example of the ways you can stay in one of these countries.
-you can stay on a normal tourist visa
. you can renew this visa every one to six months, by going into the immigration office and paying fees
to have it extended for another one to six months. this is good for up to two years of staying. at which point you must leave the country for at least
24 hours. after which you can do it all again.
-you can have i believe it is $10,000 US in a bank account at all times. this allows you to come and go as you please as long as there is at least
$10,000 in that account. and can stay as long as you want. and you still have to go to the immigration office at certain intervals (at least once a
year) and provide the documentation of that money.
-you can own businesses that employ at least 10 citizens at full wages, or employ at least ten citizens at full wages. again this allows you to come
and go as you please. and again go to the immigration office at least once a year with documentation to prove you employ at least that many citizens.
you may of course work at your own business.
-you can get legally married to a citizen. this will let you stay indefinitely, as long as you stay married. note, you do not become a citizen when
you marry, you are always an alien
. you may come and go as you will. but i understand that you get a heavy grilling at immigration when you
return if your spouse does not go with you. you also must go to immigration once a year, just as every non citizen must go to immigration at least
once a year with all applicable paperwork. i am not sure if marriage allows you to work in the country or not, but i believe you can.
-you can come into the country on a work visa, which of course would allow you to work. yet that must be applied for while out of the country, and you
may not go to the country until accepted or denied. it must be proven that you are essential to that business. either as a person they need where a
citizen can not be found to fill that position. or as a company representative such as for all the call centers that are operated for foreign
-the country of course reserves the right to deport any non-citizen, at any point if they so wish.
in fact the only way i know a foreigner can become a citizen, or permanent resident, is to be born in the country. at which point as an adult if they
have spent enough time in the country they may apply
and possibly receive citizenship. you will note that they are not automatically granted
citizenship by being born in the country, but can apply
to become one. and there are restrictions on what an alien may or may not do while in
the country. things like it is illegal to fly a foreign flag, except at embassies or consulates. it is also illegal for a foreigner to fly the flag of
the country they are in at their residence. you may not only not vote (go figure). but it is also illegal to be involved in any political actions such
as protests. or otherwise take part in politics o he country.