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Old 06-28-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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Not if you are just visiting. But if you plan on moving there you'd need one unless you're a EU citizen (plus some more minor requirements sometimes).
That's what I thought, and I assume it's the same for EU citizens if they want to visit/stay in the US ( or Canada/Australia)

PS. Oh I see... he (Rob702) meant in terms of moving within the EU countries -duh! It would be different for Americans of course.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Hi.
,i intended no visa for retirement or expars
countries like, india south africa, china, singapore,
what is the easier country in terms of immigration,?
(not canada, australia , or european countries)

i know in dominican republic u can stay as long as you want
you only pay for the extension,

Pls reply, im italian born, us resident, soon us citizen
Interesting you mentioned the Dominican Republic...as I was going to suggest that one. It's one of the few I heard that it's easy to get citizenship. Interesting you are Italian as well, as I met quite a few Italians in the Dominican Republic who were running and owning businesses.

Another place that Italians seem to like is Northeast Brazil...and traditionally cities like Sao Paulo were large Italian magnets. I heard these days that most Northeast Brazilian cities have many Italians, as European cities like Italian ones have direct flights to Natal, Fortaleza, etc. (North American cities do NOT have direct flights to NE Brazil - we'd have to go through Sao Paulo first).

I'll comment on India. Just getting a tourist visa alone is an expensive option, even moreso if you get an American passport and citizenship and travel with that. I think it's something like US$120 for an American to get a six month tourist visa. I'm not sure about immigration, but I don't think India is an immigrant-attracting nation. Although I have heard some hippie types and a few techno Goa types who basically went to India and just never left. Supposedly.

There is a Dominican Republic forum with a ton of expats....called something like 'DR1'....if you search for it. India has an expat/traveler/retiree etc. forum under something like 'IndiaMike' and search for forums.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Probably easy to get into Somalia, but you better be a good shot if you hope to stay.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Murika
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It's fairly easy to move to Panama - the country actively recruits expats and has laws that facilitate immigration.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:54 AM
 
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Are you an Italian citizen?
Italian-born and Italian citizen are not necessarily the same thing.
Im italian citizen, my question is still unanswered
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:01 AM
 
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i totally agree . Yeah lot of italian in brazil, dr,..
im looking for a more intriguing unpopular country,






UOTE=Tiger Beer;19799511]Interesting you mentioned the Dominican Republic...as I was going to suggest that one. It's one of the few I heard that it's easy to get citizenship. Interesting you are Italian as well, as I met quite a few Italians in the Dominican Republic who were running and owning businesses.

Another place that Italians seem to like is Northeast Brazil...and traditionally cities like Sao Paulo were large Italian magnets. I heard these days that most Northeast Brazilian cities have many Italians, as European cities like Italian ones have direct flights to Natal, Fortaleza, etc. (North American cities do NOT have direct flights to NE Brazil - we'd have to go through Sao Paulo first).

I'll comment on India. Just getting a tourist visa alone is an expensive option, even moreso if you get an American passport and citizenship and travel with that. I think it's something like US$120 for an American to get a six month tourist visa. I'm not sure about immigration, but I don't think India is an immigrant-attracting nation. Although I have heard some hippie types and a few techno Goa types who basically went to India and just never left. Supposedly.

There is a Dominican Republic forum with a ton of expats....called something like 'DR1'....if you search for it. India has an expat/traveler/retiree etc. forum under something like 'IndiaMike' and search for forums.[/quote]
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:08 AM
 
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lol, if your income is below a certain amount
you aee exempt to file us taxes


QUOTE=Tiger Beer;19799511]Interesting you mentioned the Dominican Republic...as I was going to suggest that one. It's one of the few I heard that it's easy to get citizenship. Interesting you are Italian as well, as I met quite a few Italians in the Dominican Republic who were running and owning businesses.

Another place that Italians seem to like is Northeast Brazil...and traditionally cities like Sao Paulo were large Italian magnets. I heard these days that most Northeast Brazilian cities have many Italians, as European cities like Italian ones have direct flights to Natal, Fortaleza, etc. (North American cities do NOT have direct flights to NE Brazil - we'd have to go through Sao Paulo first).

I'll comment on India. Just getting a tourist visa alone is an expensive option, even moreso if you get an American passport and citizenship and travel with that. I think it's something like US$120 for an American to get a six month tourist visa. I'm not sure about immigration, but I don't think India is an immigrant-attracting nation. Although I have heard some hippie types and a few techno Goa types who basically went to India and just never left. Supposedly.

There is a Dominican Republic forum with a ton of expats....called something like 'DR1'....if you search for it. India has an expat/traveler/retiree etc. forum under something like 'IndiaMike' and search for forums.[/quote]

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If you are planning to leave the US permanently, it's crazy to get US citizenship - you would have to file a US tax return every year for the rest of your life !
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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I guess almost every country requires a visa for extended stays - some even for transit in airports - and very good credentials for permanent residence.

Also, it usually depends on what your particular skills are when it comes to work. What do you do for a living?

Also, how many languages do you speak? Many countries grant permissions taking into consideration the applicant's proficiency level of their official language(s).
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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You still have to file your taxes even if its below a certain income. You won't owe any taxes, but you still have to go through the hassle of filing the paperwork every year.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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OP, I can't understand why in the hell you would trade EU citizenship for US, especially since you don't intend to stay in the US. That makes no sense. Your EU passport will get you into the same countries as a US one but without the tax filing and banking issues.
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