Five Countries With Easy Immigration Policies

Updated on February 8, 2018
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Countries with Easy Immigration Policies

Be warned that this list mentions countries that are very different from the USA or Canada.

With most developed countries reducing the number of immigrants they let in, emigration is becoming increasingly difficult. Let's face it: unless you have an advanced, technical skill, it will be very difficult for you to get a visa for a highly developed country. So what do you? Well, you could settle for a less-developed nation that can still meet your needs. So, this list goes off the beaten path a bit, bypassing the developed countries that are the most popular immigration destinations. and instead focuses on less developed countries with lax immigration policies.

Read on to find out what they are.

1. Uruguay

Playa Mansa from the Planeta Palace Hotel, Atlantida, Uruguay
Playa Mansa from the Planeta Palace Hotel, Atlantida, Uruguay | Source

Yes, this is a small country in South America, with a small population.

2. Ecuador

Baños, Tungurahua, as viewed from the eastern mountains on 18 November 2011.
Baños, Tungurahua, as viewed from the eastern mountains on 18 November 2011. | Source

An amazingly green and beautiful country right at the equator. This country also claims the Galapagos islands. To immigrate, all you need to be able to show is a guaranteed monthly income of USD $800 for yourself, and an extra USD $100 for each of your dependents. So, if you are retired and have a pension of USD $800 per month, you can easily settle here. If you're not retired, you can invest in a mutual fund or a fixed deposit that can generate the necessary amount.

3. Argentina

Atardecer en el Congreso de la Nación Argentina.jpg
Atardecer en el Congreso de la Nación Argentina.jpg | Source

Argentina is a large country with a small population. The population density is just 15 people per square kilometer. It has a wide variety of climates, ranging from temperate in the north to almost polar in the south. To settle here, all you need to show is a guaranteed monthly income of USD $850.

4. Brazil

Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro
Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro | Source

Brazil is a great country with a rich culture and a high human development index. To settle here, you have to be retired and have a monthly pension of USD $2000. You can take two dependents along with you. For every dependent you bring, you will need an extra USD $1000 per month.

5. Svalbard

Nordspissen av Prins Karls Forland, Svalbard
Nordspissen av Prins Karls Forland, Svalbard | Source

Svalbard is a large collection of islands near Norway. Though officially a part of Norway, Svalbard boasts a multi-national population from countries as far-flung as India, the United States, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. However this is a very expensive place, and you need to prove that you'll be able to support yourself. A very cold and barren place, but beautiful and isolated.

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        musanna 30 hours ago

        I completed to BBA and my wife completed Masters. I want to immigrate to Uruguay but how i don,t know anything plz tell me how i will proceed.

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        Ari 6 days ago

        Don't come to brazil, everyone here wants to leave. We're living in a huge crisis since mid 2013. Everything is ultra expensive and you'll find no jobs or opportunities here.

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        Zeeshan Sabir 5 weeks ago

        Please I am disabled please I am migrate argentina.

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        Elizabeth 5 weeks ago

        I am 52 and my husband is 59. We are already pensioners and our monthly income is more than $850 per month. We want to emigrate to Argentina from South Africa.

        Can you please give us more info and assist us in this?

        I thank you.

        Elizabeth

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        Yaqub khan 7 weeks ago

        I want to migrate to Argentina. Can You help me?

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        Himani Patel 8 weeks ago

        hii m from INDIA..m Physiotherapist by profession..i want professional growth via immigration..please can u advice me which country is helpful for me..?

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        Tayyab Butt 2 months ago

        I want to go argentia

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        Habib khan 3 months ago

        i am pakistani i love Brazil i want to live in brazil pls help me

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        manasi j. ladu 4 months ago

        i love argentina, i want to live there

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        badar 5 months ago

        yes i want to live in argentina

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        Fatima 5 months ago

        Interested in moving to Uruguay pls guide as to what steps and procedures one need to take

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        Subodhmujumdar 6 months ago

        My self my daughter and my wife want a parmant residency of Uruguay. My daughter want to study in the university of Uruguay. Pls guide us how to get the citizenship. Thank you and hopping for the request.

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        ABDUL RASHEED SHIBU 6 months ago

        I am indian working in saudi arabia,since 1997 .my wife from syria,we have 3 children .we are planing imigration to argentina.

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        wamiq raza 7 months ago

        Like to migrtae uraguay. Working in Etisalat Telecom UAE as Corporate sales mamager.

        Want a professional growth via immigration in uraguay.

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        adnan mudsar 7 months ago

        i live in jeddah saudia arabia last 6 year but i intrested Argentina,,,,,home country pakistan...

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        immiahsan 7 months ago

        Hi - I am planning to move as Immigrant to Uruguay and start a kind of small business there. If someone can specifically help me out with the information and documentation required? I know Uruguay has not embassy or consulate in Pakistan to get more info/details.

        Also, if I travel directly to Uruguay initially as tourist and then apply for residency? plz advise. Thanks my e-mail is immiahsan@gmail.com

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        Sachin kapoor 7 months ago

        Plz help me visa

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        Fawad 8 months ago

        I am Fawad from Afghanistan I live in Saudi Arabia

        I want to stay in Uruguay

        I in hard life here

        I hope to find anyone to help me about it

        Fawad.irfaaq.9@gmail.com

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        GIFT DANESI 8 months ago

        I want to settled in uruguay. If any body can help me pls I am an I.T professional here is my Email giftalij@gmail.com

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        AFKAR AHMED 9 months ago

        Send me information regarding immigration

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        Anjum 9 months ago

        Dear it's a nice piece of work and quite informative. God bless you

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        Yasir Khan 10 months ago

        Hay all, I am in UAE and my salary is US dollar 1500, I want to immigrate to Uruguay, Can anyone from that country help me

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        Blessing Douglas 10 months ago

        I just finished reading on Svalbard. It seems like an interesting place to migrate to. However, I understand one must secure employment and accommodation before migrating. So who's going to help me out with that pleaseeeeeeee

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        Debasis Nandy 10 months ago

        I have completed M.Pharmacy and MBA degree With more than 10 years experience in pharmaceutical company as a Production Chemist.

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        Akash 11 months ago

        Very helpful article !

        I wish I can settle in any country lies in central or southern America .

        Hope I'll do that one day .

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        Bakulranjan Jana 11 months ago

        I want to migrate to Argentina. Can You help me?

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        Harry Bagatestes 11 months ago

        Why do Indians and Pakistanis post their info in the comment section of any random blog asking for help? Do you really think that someone is going to rush to your aid? Do you actually think anyone cares?

        Try looking at official government websites! If you're too dumb to figure that out, I doubt any foreign country wants your stupid ass.

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        Bakulranjan jana 11 months ago

        Nice! I will apply for immigration to Brazil as an agriculture scientist is situation is vacant.

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        Syed Ali ansir 11 months ago

        Hello I m syed Ali Nasir I m live in pakistan my wish I live in Uruguay with my family I hope you are sand me datail immigration thanks

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        HidaytUllah 12 months ago

        I want to get immigration of Argentina .

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        Rabia A. 12 months ago

        I am living in Pakistan and doing my own business. I would like to immigrant to any country with my family. Please help me and guide, how I can register over there.

        Regard

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        Aamir Chohan 12 months ago

        That is a wonderful and very inspiring piece of information.

        I like Argentina & Uruguay. Thanks.

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        Actavia Farhat 13 months ago

        I am a nurse from Pakistan and got some trainings fron Uk and I would like to immigrant to any country with my family. Please help me and guid how I can register over there.

        Regard

        A- Farhat

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        Talha Waseem 13 months ago

        Hey!

        I want to study in Australia

        Can anybody help me out from Australia regarding my studies?

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        Collins Gaius 15 months ago

        Am a Nigerian I wanna migrate TO INDIA but that a-lot indians are wanting to migrate gets me scared . after reading this article started thinking Uruguay, please send me details of where best to travel to here is my email : collinsonuigbo20@gmail.com

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        fa275nit@gmail.com 16 months ago

        I am interested to migrate any friendly EU country

        Dear All

        I go through the above mentioned posts, I like it but mostly peoples are forced to stay your one country and love your people. I understand, this is batter than other options, it no other choice what should we do?

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        I want migrate to any friendly EU country 16 months ago

        Hi,

        I am an India citizen. I want migrate to any friendly EU country. Please advice anyone can helps. I am self employed and can support myself. I just want change in life.

        Please email me : murtuza.babi@gmail.com

        Thank you in advance.

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        MASUMA BHUIYAN 16 months ago

        I am from Bangladesh. I have total 6 years of experience in Research organization. Now I want to move and settle down in best country of south America. As per my search, I have three choices. Ecuador, Chile & Uruguay. Please suggest.

        Please help me I want get immigration to Svalbard please help me my no my email # usmhiaub10@gmail.com

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        Qasim 16 months ago

        hello friends! i am a graduated student and want to move and settle down in uruguay or ecuador. what are the steps for settling therem kindly guide me. I am from Pakistan.

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        RAm 16 months ago

        Svalbard is an island near the North Pole operated by two (Norwegian and Russian) coal mining companies. No purpose to migrate if you don't want to work in the mines.

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        Prashant 17 months ago

        I am from India. I have total 12 years of experience in chemical industry. Now I want to move and settle down in best country of south America. As per my search, I have three choices. Ecuador, Chile & Uruguay. Which one is better for settle with Family. Please suggest.

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        Sandi 17 months ago

        Where is the best place to immigrate to if I am from the US and my fiance is in Nigeria?

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        Bill 17 months ago

        I have 13 years experience as a wildland firefighter, and five years experience as a cowboy on a family-run cow/calf ranch. What country would be easy for me to immigrate to, with these qualifications ?

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        Beverley 18 months ago

        Where are the most pet friendly countries one may go to where you may take 8 cats?

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        Atif Mustafa 18 months ago

        Smahtwa if I want to emigrate from Egypt to any country if allowed helped me as soon as I been lost from this country I want to go to any other country I'm ready for any conditions the whole I am ready waiver of Egyptian nationality

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        Amir 19 months ago

        Hi

        Why Not chose Lithuania,its very simple and fast track

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        trip.a 20 months ago

        Hello., I am Lebanese and I,d like to get outta here and start a new fresh life , I am 28 yrs old and I'm still a university student , I been working sof different jobs my whole life , I don't want to stay here anymore asa there is no future in this country, Uruguay seems to be a friendly country with easy steps to immigrate to,, can someone help me with further info pls ,

        Tripple.Yoyo@gmail.com

        thanks

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        tohmina khatun mona 20 months ago

        I am interested to be immigrant of Uruguay.Please help me how I can apply for so.

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        RubyG 20 months ago

        Any inputs on standard of living, cost of living, medical care standards, social benefits, rights to work and taxation norms at any of these destinations ? It's would be a great help! Thanks

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        amul 20 months ago

        would like to immigrate country with easy immigration policy pls dude some one can help me

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        Ryan 21 months ago

        Currently looking tomove to Brazil.... I work as an internet marketer and hopefully dont need to look for a job while there

        my site

        http//wooferguy.com

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        Aliya 21 months ago

        I am an Indian, want to migrate with family. Please guide me to migrate to a good place

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        asif 21 months ago

        hi, i am from pakistan but i lived in saudi arabia working as accountant, can some help to move uruguay my e mail is subhani_asif@yahoo.com

        thanks

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        Farooq Ahmed 21 months ago

        Dear - I am planning to move as Immigrant to Uruguay.

        If someone can specifically help me out with the information and documentation required.

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        Kingsley Obinna. 21 months ago

        Am a Nigerian resident in Nigeria. Am a practicing medical doctor and want to migrate to Brazil to start off life. Any one with the best approach for me should email me on kingxley2013@gmail.com

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        Olajide 21 months ago

        I really wanna leave my country Nigeria, i wish i have someone who can help me migrate

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        phen 21 months ago

        Argentina and uruguay yea good countries to move.... if you are white...

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        patson 22 months ago

        Hie can someone please help me I need to migrate to Uruguay my number is 0027765106235

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        Anamica 22 months ago

        Hi I m from India. And want to settle abroad. Any country except Islamic. And want to take my family along with me. It's easy saying that immigration to some of the countries is easy but when we really enter the process,it's arduous. I really fail to fathom ,y the process gets tough for Indians. Anyways,can someone tell me of any country where I can move along with my mother. Canada and Australia are out of my list because I have already tried those but all in vain.

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        Majid Malik 22 months ago

        Hi - I am planning to move as Immigrant to Uruguay and start a kind of small business there. If someone can specifically help me out with the information and documentation required? I know Uruguay has not embassy or consulate in Pakistan to get more info/details.

        Also, if I travel directly to Uruguay initially as tourist and then apply for residency? plz advise. Thanks my e-mail is majid2malik@gmail.com

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        rana 22 months ago

        hi

        i want to immigrate to urgentina or svalbard. i am from pakistan.having funds and IT experience.

        can any body help me in this regard that how to start this procedure for both countries, i will be thankful.

        thanks

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        Ali 23 months ago

        I want to immigrate in Uruguay or Ecuador, how I can start ? my email: shad3210@yahoo.com

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        dinonath 23 months ago

        Hi, migrate to Poland, this is easy and good life. Thank you

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        Mohamed Zohaib 23 months ago

        I want to move to any where in the world except GCC.Is any one advise me where i can live with my family.

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        varrun 24 months ago

        Congrats Dinonath, Can you tell us your journey to moving Poland,Best wishes for your new life.

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        Arar Romorosa 2 years ago

        Very interesting article, I am a fililipino national and planning to migrate to uruguay.

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        Arar 2 years ago

        Very interesting article, I am a fililipino national and planning to migrate to uruguay.

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        dinonath 2 years ago

        Hi friends, i have successfully moved to Poland now. It is a dream country and good life. Thank you.

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        poetryman6969 2 years ago

        It would be very cool to be wealthy enough to live in a place where I can make my own rules. I have heard of people creating small pseudo nations.

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        SAnjeev 2 years ago

        Any suggestions about Chile

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        Iftikhar 2 years ago

        Hi,

        Its really nice to know about these countries, i like to migrate to Uruguay or Argentina, please email me the detail on iffi2089@gmail.com if any have the detail.

        Regards,

        Ifti

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        M. Imtiaz 2 years ago

        I want to go on Immigration to Australia, please help me..

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        amir 2 years ago

        I plan retires to uk, I am from malaysia, anyone can help.

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        Carlita 3 years ago

        @Ken : The French foreign legion :)

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        Carlita 3 years ago

        What a bunch of lies , Argentina and Uruguay are self-focused , there is one kind of people , if you are black , be ready to be called negro negrito . They want to stay among themselves . They have bad relations with Brazil . If you want to immigrate Brazil is the place . Easiness is not everywhere .

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        Syed moqthar 3 years ago

        I want to settle in South America can any one help me

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        Vic 3 years ago

        Ken, you can get fast approval if you apply for citizenship with ISIS.

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        ken 3 years ago

        where can I go if I have a felony conviction?

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        Paul 3 years ago

        Uruguay is the best country. Its a heven for immigrants. Lol there immigration is easy!

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        Blessing 4 years ago

        My name is Blessing, i am a plumber Zimbabwean based in South Africa. I need help from any agent or individual on successful visa solutions to New Zealand or Canada.. Urgently. My mail billchin38@gmail.com

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        Wesley Mushaninga 4 years ago

        I am from Zimbabwe and am setting my sights to Uruguay.Hwz ot out there

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        eeeeee 4 years ago

        porki harami terrorists are not alowed anywhere .only they wl get drones up their arses.lmao

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        varinder 4 years ago

        hi i wana settel in these countries pls suggest me which country right for me i m simply gradute i m doing my own business last 12 years i hve experence many busiess i wana open a general store or small fast food restorent any body help me pls . pls mail me vrpl1999@gmail.com

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        GFH 4 years ago

        Interesting read.

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        Connor Davies 4 years ago

        so use full thanks and nice post

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        PC 4 years ago

        Hi

        I am a Chartered accountant from india

        Interested in migration to Singapore

        Can YOU help/guide me

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        antony 4 years ago

        Why would someone migrate to Brazil? The crime rate is out of control.

        People in general have low level of education. The corruption in politics is high. I know because I live here.

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        Bryan 4 years ago

        You forgot to mention the USA. You don't need any income to come here, and you can easily get a job. Free medical benefits for people with "no money" are also a big plus.

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        saeed 4 years ago

        Hi am from Pakistan wish to immigrate to Uruguay can anyone guide me about its procedure. Basically I am IT professional having 11 years experience wish to settle in Uruguay.

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        paul 4 years ago

        HI i am from india studied from uk and working in india , wish to immigrate to uruguay. wish to know the procedure

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        Dinonath Malick 4 years ago

        Hi Rahul, what is your citizenship? What about Germany, a great place to do business. If interested shoot me email - dinonath_malick@yahoo.co.uk

        Hope this helps.

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        Rahul 4 years ago

        Pls anybody can help me how to migrate in Turkey or any country with below 50000 USD investment or skilled labour as i am Marine chief engineer.My email address: mdmasroorahcy@yahoo.com

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        Rahul 4 years ago

        Pls anybody can help me how to migrate in Turkey or any country with below 50000 USD investment or skilled labour as i am Marine chief engineer.

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        dinonath 5 years ago

        Hi,

        I am an India citizen. I want migrate to any friendly EU country. Please advice anyone can helps. I am self employed and can support myself. I just want change in life.

        Please email me dinonath_malick@yahoo.co.uk

        Thank you in advance.

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        eshet kabtiymer 5 years ago

        i think this is the best way

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        Mark 5 years ago

        As per the recent development, people requiring Uruguay Visa to enter Uruguay are not permitted to seek residence in Uruguay. That effectively means people from Pakistan, China, India, Russia among others CANNOT immigrate to Uruguay.

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        Hopeful 5 years ago

        "They'll have your butts kicked out faster than you say aloha."

        Hehe! I like this statement.

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        moon 5 years ago

        What is the procedure for Urugay immigration from pakistan ?

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        rathana subramanian 5 years ago

        i am very much instrested to move to uruguay well any can help in this regard pls do drop in to my mail id umamani62@yahoo.com

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        Javed Hussain 6 years ago

        Hi - I am planning to move as Immigrant to Uruguay and start a kind of small business there. If someone can specifically help me out with the information and documentation required? I know Uruguay has not embassy or consulate in Pakistan to get more info/details.

        Also, if I travel directly to Uruguay initially as tourist and then apply for residency? plz advise. Thanks

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