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Old 12-12-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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I have a feeling the Socialist countries (such as those you've listed) might actually be tougher to immigrate to.
Fail.

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a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.






My suggestion would be to join the French foreign legion.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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For a Jewish person the easiest place to immigrate is Israel.
I don't think it is so easy to emigrate to any country in the world today as all countries seem to have stricter and stricter visa rules.
I heard you can get citizenship there after 3 months, is that true? Do you even need to be jewish? I thought about moving there @ one time. Visited 4 years ago and fell in love with it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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I heard you can get citizenship there after 3 months, is that true? Do you even need to be jewish? I thought about moving there @ one time. Visited 4 years ago and fell in love with it.
Google Aliyah.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:28 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?
Google is your buddy
How to Get a Work Permit in India | eHow.com
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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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.
They generally seem suspicious of foreigners/keep a tight rein on them for some reason. It's not as bad as the Cold War, but even in Vietnam and China there's a bit of a 'Big Brother' feeling.

Malaysia might be an option. There's a 'Malaysia my second home' programme encouraging people, including Westerners, to immigrate and retire in Malaysia.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:31 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Can you provide details please? This is a subject that interests me.

Although I am aware that Americans cannot buy property outright in Mexico, it is my understanding that an American citizen may live in Mexico for one year, exit the country for a few days, and return to Mexico for another year; rinse, repeat. I believe this method is visa and residency permit free, yes?
The other guy helped me out with that video. You may not like Rush Limbaugh but those are actual facts he presents. For example if you move to Mexico and are not a native born citizen you still cannot vote and you are barred from employment in certain jobs, it is also difficult to obtain Mexican citizenship, certainly harder than it is for a Mexican to get U.S. citizenship.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:47 PM
 
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I wanna say Somalia, but I'm not sure I haven't tried it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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For example if you move to Mexico and are not a native born citizen you still cannot vote
How is that different from the US? (or pretty much any other country I know, for that matter)
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:35 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Fail.

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My suggestion would be to join the French foreign legion.
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How does that relate to what I'm talking about?
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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I have a feeling the Socialist countries (such as those you've listed) might actually be tougher to immigrate to.
That he didn't list any "socialist countries". And I know what you were referring to.
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