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Old 09-21-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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Hello Every one!!

I live in Canada and I'm just a legal canadian resident, I would like to move and live in Puerto rico,

What do I need to become a legal Puerto Rican citizen to live and work there?
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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PR is a US territory under the US flag and as a Canadian citizen you are not eligible to work there unless you obtain a green card - same rules apply to PR as anywhere on the US mainland.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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Puerto Rico is not an independent country, it is a commonwealth territory of the USA, and all of it's residents are citizens of the USA. They don't pay federal US income tax or vote in US presidential final elections. A citizen of Canada or any other country who wants to live in Puerto Rico would have deal with the same immigration rules as if they wanted to live in any of the 50 states of the USA. Puerto Rico has high unemployment and is densly populated and does not encourage citizens of other countries to move there permanently, unless perhaps a person is very wealthy and just wants to stay there and spend a lot of money.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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thanks guys for the advise and your comment to my post
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Try and take an extended stay there, and then decide if this what you want to do. Learn spanish fluently, try and line up employment prior to your final arrival, and make sure you budget wisely. The last thing PR needs is you begging for change in Old San Juan. Another way to go about doing this depending on your age and number of dependents, is to join the US Coast Guard and place PR as your top choice leaving basic training. You will be in PR, have a job, and earn your citizenship all at the same time. There is no guarantee you get stationed in PR right off the bat but you will eventually end up there if that is what you really want. I've been in the CG for seven years and have not seen anyone have trouble getting stationed in PR.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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so, for an American Citizen with a U.S. Passport, and a social security card...it would be possible to simply move to Puerto Rico and simply work? I am very interested in this. Please only serious and honest answers reply to [email]childofgod@gmx.com[/email]
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Yes, assuming you could find a job.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:25 AM
 
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Christian Lamb--You don't need a passport to go to PR, but unless you have special skills your chances of finding gainful employment are probably pretty slim.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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so, for an American Citizen with a U.S. Passport, and a social security card...it would be possible to simply move to Puerto Rico and simply work? I am very interested in this. Please only serious and honest answers reply to childofgod@gmx.com
As a US citizen, you are already set to live and work in PR permanently, but as joe from dayton and Sandhillian stated, this is assuming you can find a job.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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You can always open a road side stand lol
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