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Old 12-12-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Niflheim
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Anybody can emigrate to sweden. I don't think anyone has ever been denied.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Canada is the most secure - the most proper - the most civilized nation on earth - when people come here with a work visa - they all want to stay once they get the feel of the place...and it is not just about earning a good living..it is about quality - about safety...about security and the ablity to live a normal life through work and the generation of money...Currently my youngest son is dating a very nice girl from Chile. She wants to stay..she works hard - is bright - good natured...and would make a fine citizen...she like the fact that we have law and order....well - the kid might just marry this girl so she can stay - Is this a smart thing to do? I would say yes...some so-called immigrants have old school values - that if you work and manage and strive to better yourself - You can have a good life in Canada - Whether it is true love or not - Only good will come from what appears to be a marriage of convienence ----Untill she loses that horrific Spanish temper.....ahhhhhh - then I can say to the kind kid ----------"told you so" - but I will attempt to stay positive - better to marry young and get on with it than be part of this stupid western culture that waits to long and fails.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Kowaniec, Nowy Targ, Podhale. 666 m n.p.m.
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I you have a EU/EFTA passport, pretty much any country in the European Union as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Google second passport. You'll find a few small Caribbean countries offering citizenship for investment dollars.
Most countries will offer some sort of residency (not necessarily citizenship) if you have enough money, it usually goes under some sort of "investor visa" type.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Canada is a nice place, but I did just read the gap between rich and poor is rising faster than in the states. I'm just saying they have their share of problems too and that should be considered when thinking of moving to another country.
Gap between rich and poor rising faster in Canada than U.S.: Study (http://www.vancouversun.com/business/between+rich+poor+rising+faster+Canada+than+Study/5394730/story.html - broken link)

On another forum I did see these places listed as easy to emigrate to; New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Georgia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait. I would think other African countries would be pretty easy as well, providing you have some investment capital.

They also mentioned the Netherlands and the Friendship Treaty with the USA. One needs a business, a business plan, health insurance, and to invest at least 4500 Euro, about $6,600 in dollars. It's possible to take family if you can show you can support them.

This book might also help; http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...-20/ref=nosim/
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: 304
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Probably Somalia cause there is no real government.

Ironically, Mexico is very hard to immigrate to, it is MUCH harder for a foreigner to immigrate to Mexico than to the United States despite all the complaints the Mexican government make against the US about not welcoming illegals.

Rush Limbaugh on Illegal Immigration - YouTube
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Anybody can emigrate to sweden. I don't think anyone has ever been denied.
Say what?
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for the insightful posts!
You're probably right, Somalia one could theoretically walk in and settle, there's so many problems there now that nobody would care...
Any other suggestions?

@Trimac20: Do you think so? I know Cambodia has some interesting Visa/Residency laws, but what about a place like Laos? There's almost no info online about some of the Asian Socialist countries...but as you said, maybe it is very hard to emigrate there.
hve you googled laos expatriate? Not sure if this is a good site:
Laos Expatriates Forums, Laos Expats - Allo' Expat Laos

I've been to Laos and Thailand. I know folks who stay in a tourist visa but they have to leave every X number of days and come back. Perhaps if you are in Vientiane it would not be problem as you can cross the bridge to Thailand. But for me, I'd live in Luang Prabang.. amazing little place.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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On another forum I did see these places listed as easy to emigrate to; New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Georgia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait. I would think other African countries would be pretty easy as well, providing you have some investment capital.
Are you talking immigration or getting work permits? I know Qatar and the UAE will be easy to get work permits, assuming you have a company sponsor, but immigration to become a permanent resident (eligible for citizenship) is not possible.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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@minibrings: I was originally talking about immigration, but you bring up something I never thought about, which is countries that will let you work, but not let you stay forever.

What about India? Is it hard for Westerners to get work permits, and/or immigrate there?
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