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Old 06-27-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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I know that this question has been posted before, but I would really like some help with my specific situation .

About me: American citizen, single white woman in my 30's with no kids. I have an associates degree from a trade school in construction management. I also have 15 years work experience.

I would like to live and work abroad for a few years since I currently have no obligations and responsibilities at the moment. I prefer to live in Asia, but I am open to other countries as long as the economy is stable. I do not want to teach english abroad.

That brings me to my question. What are the easiest countries to immigrate to from the USA? Which countries would allow me to live and work there without strict visa requirements?

Thanks in advance for any information and suggestions.

Nancy
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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Mexico? Ecuador. What languages do you speak?
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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Mexico? Ecuador. What languages do you speak?
English only.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:38 PM
 
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English only.
If you speak English only, Canada, Australia, and possibly the UK.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:10 AM
 
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AFAIK, to get a visa to live and work in Canada, you need to have a skill that's scarce there. I don't think they're short of construction managers. I'm sure Canadian Immigration has a website you could check out for desired professions.

Don't forget New Zealand. It's beautiful. But I don't think it's easy to get a residency visa for there, either. The NZ Embassy does have a website with visa info.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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If you speak English only, Canada, Australia, and possibly the UK.
Australia with just an associates degree, doubtful unless the person also is a qualified tradesman with a trade we NEED and WANT.
With a full engineering degree one would be straight in, and those with mining degrees are badly needed.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:37 AM
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If one has at least one Jewish parent or one Jewish grandparent one can immigrate to Israel where the economy is relatively stable.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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Unless you have a specific trade or specialized skills (skills shortage) you won´t be able to move to the majority of the English speaking countries especially the UK, Canada, Australia, NZ.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Construction manager is No. 1 on the skill list in Australia:

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/_pdf/sol-schedule1-2.pdf

Skilled Occupation Lists (Formerly Known as Form 1121i)

Canadian list of occupations is renewed every July 1st, so it should be published in 3 days . Construction trades have been in demand on that list.


For specific Asian countries, look at those countries' immigration websites, explaining working permit rules. A quick look at Malaysia, and the closest applicable visa is

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professional visit pass: issued to foreigners who wish to engage in short-term employment with agencies or voluntary work.
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