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Who Thinking To Emigrate From The Uk ?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Tigcraft, Mar 5, 2018.

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  1. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Just like Dilligaf, my plans are to move to Austria but I’m just not in the clear of how life will be after brexit and the welcome there.
    Who else wants to leave the uk and move abroad, to where, why and how are you going to do it?
     
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  2. lexy

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    I had my chance in the 70's.My ex wife's cousin, offered us sponsorship and a job in Canada,which I was very happy about accepting but she wasn't. All the pals she didn't want to leave have all emigrated now.........one consolation is ,if we had gone,we probably would have divorced sooner :party::rolleyes:
     
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  3. Wessa

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    I have worked in France, Portugal, Spain and a number of other off shore locations and did think seriously about a move across the channel. In the end analysis the pro's were really good and extremely positive, but for me the down sides of leaving the kids, six grandchildren, wider family and friends was to big a step. A move from the UK is definitely not for me; whilst the UK weather can be a right [email protected] in particular as a biker, but there are many other benefits of being here in the UK. The grass is not always greener on the other side. I have number of friends that have made it work for them, and as many that have gone and either come home or wish that they could!
    As with eveything in life it is all down to personal choice, and I respect those who have or want to make the move, but not for me.
    Wessa
     
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  4. Bikerman

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    Austria's a stunning country, that's for sure. I read somewhere, that there might be an issue after Brexit with UK passports, and Austrian passports. Apparently you can't hold both, it's one or the other. I can't find the article now as well

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  5. Tigcraft

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    Not sure if it’s going to turn to a points system then it’s a fail for me. My mother was Austrian so that makes me austrian blood and halfway there but wether that adds to the mix I just don’t know.
     
  6. Callumity

    Callumity Noble Member

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    Domicile and nationality are two different things. There is a load of baloney being talked about Brexit. We have long travelled and lived in one another’s countries all over Europe and extensively before 1972. That will not change.

    The nub is being self supporting - loaded or in work! Countries don’t like giving benefits to non-nationals (except us :D). If you have a job lined up and can pay your rent or any health insurance etc., I very much doubt the authorities will be an issue. The practicalities are often the bigger obstacle. Nationality normally catches up later when you make your domiciliary status permanent.
     
  7. MrOrange

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    Portugal, down south around Sagres, when I retire, hopefully at 60, so few years to go.

    Brexit and plummeting euro exchange rates have put a dampener on it, but still might happen. Also depending on what kind of pension I get, still not sure I will get full at 60, and nobody can definitely say.

    Maybe happen, maybe not, but you have to dream.
     
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  8. Jerry Winder

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    Some years ago I considered emigrating to Perth in Australia and went and had a good look round and loved the place but decided against it in the end as the time just wasn't right. Since then I've worked in France and Greece and working overseas and being away for months at a time made me realise just how much I'd miss the UK the I left permanantly.

    For all its faults, for me, it's the greatest place on Earth, I love it and I'll never be away for long.
     
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  9. cavsp3

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    We emigrated to Scotland in 2017....nowt to it mate. Even speak the same language, except in Glasgow of course.
     
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  10. andypandy

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    If you're thinking of moving abroad I'd say do it before you get grandchildren. We have eleven and wouldn't want to be parted. We did at one time plan moving to France and actually looked at some houses with a view to buying, this was while we were still both working. Once early retirement came and we started having a lot of contact with the grand kids, that was it.
     
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  11. GaleForceEight

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    Malta. We have family friends there, the diving is great, the weather is nice. Citizenship requires living there for five years, but unlike some other countries the relationship with the UK runs fairly deep (in a positive way).

    Looking at a second home there as an interim measure, which can be short let for most of the year until my youngest leaves school, after which we can move out full time and the kids can then visit when they want.

    I know it’s an awful thing to consider, but my dad and the outlaws are not going to be around forever either, and when one of the outlaws goes the other will need to move and have somewhere different to live or they will fade quickly after - they have friends in Malta too so it may be the change that would help. LOL that got very deep very quickly - but emigration needs thought at all kinds of levels.

    On the down side - it’s a small island filled with people who drive like maniacs. It would definitely be “Tiger territory”.
     
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  12. Tigcraft

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    That’s a bit like somebody discovering motorcycling, a one way ticket!!
     
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  13. 60Explorer

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    Come to the United States, you don't need a passport you can just walk across the southern border like the other 20 million illegal immigrants have done, twice now. The US will give you free health care, food and living quarters. They will probably make a citizen too like they are want to do again to the tune of 40 million. You don't even have to work.

    If you decide to work that is when you get hosed because you have to support the other 30 million who don't work.
     
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  14. Bikerman

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    Will they pay for my flight ticket, as I'm a bit short on the dosh at the moment. 484grumpy11.gif
    And they wonder why people get P****ed off.
     
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  15. Bad Billy

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    I'll pack my top box :joy:
     
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  16. 60Explorer

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    #16 60Explorer, Mar 13, 2018
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    No plane rides yet, but if you take a boat from Cuba, they will not even send you back if you can step on American soil before they catch you.

    Oh i forgot the free education. If you have kids that need to go to college, just tell them you brought you children with your children here when they were little. We will call them Dreamers and say they cannot be deported, it was not their fault they broke the law. We will even give your kids free college education then too.

    America what a great country if you aren't an American. Thank God for Trump!! Actually enforcing the laws. But that makes him a racist, because the majority of the illegals come from Mexico or Honduras.
     
  17. dilligaf

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    :eek: That all sounds familiar :mad:
     
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  18. thebiglad

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    Hi Eric, my pal is one eighth Irish and he managed to get an Irish passport. He lives in France and wanted a EU passport.
     
  19. Tigcraft

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    I like that. I must admit that they were queuing up for them when brexit first started.
     
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