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Five Countries With Easy Immigration Policies

Updated on May 5, 2016
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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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      Celine 6 years ago

      Nicely done, and so true, forget Europe unless you are a doctor or rocket scientist... You obviously did your homework. However, I believe Panama and the Dominican Republic probably belong on this list...?

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      hathibelagal 6 years ago from A jungle inn

      Yes Celine, Panama and the Dominican Republic certainly are good candidates, but I wanted to keep this list short, and hence had to choose the best of the lot.

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      KLeichester 6 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Its helpful to many. Thanks.

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      mio cid 6 years ago from Uruguay

      i'm originally from uruguay,all you need is an airplane ticket to immigrate to uruguay then after you're there if you want to stay you start the legal proceeding which is for the most part formal paperwork but unless you're a criminal i don't know of anybody turnrd away from my country made up of about 99% of immigrants from all over the world.

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      hathibelagal 6 years ago from A jungle inn

      That is a wonderful and very inspiring piece of information Mio cid. Thanks.

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      MaryBeth Walz 6 years ago from Maine

      I've heard Uruguay is very nice, nice people too!

      Unfortunately, I have my mind set on France....

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      Poppys Daddy 6 years ago from UK

      Great Article I have never heard of Svalbard but Norway is a cold but very nice country

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      francisid 6 years ago

      Thanks for this article. Indeed, if you want to get out of your country and be embraced by another, forget the developed nations. They'll have your butts kicked out faster than you say aloha.these countries are indeed way better and i think your survival rate may be higher, if you have cash stashed away,that is.

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      Bobri Dobri 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting hub! I have never heard about Svalbard too.. Is Uruguay really good for living? I have never thought about it in that way.. What do you think about Thailand? From my impressions it is peaceful, open to foreigners, warm (!) and easy to settle country.. and it's quite clean in comparison to many Asian countries..

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      Bruning 5 years ago

      Very interesting to know about new places like Svalbard. I have no idea about Svalbard but i will try to read about it. I think there are many places around the world that are very nice,safe,low tax,easy to immigrate and can also work or do business.

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      Jean 5 years ago

      I am Currently a South African Citizen, i want to move to another country where's it's peacefull and where i can maybe go and start a small business of my own, i just feel like making a change in my life at this point, it will only be myself immigrating, any suggestions

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      lifeintoronto 5 years ago from Toronto

      Very nice article. So far I thought you could only immigrate to Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Never even heard about Svalbard!

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      TroyM 5 years ago

      Interesting article... I also had Never heard about Svalbard!

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      nick 5 years ago

      i can invite you

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      Sajedul Islam 5 years ago

      I want to settled in uruguay. If any body can help me pls mail me at sajedul.m.islam@gsk.com

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      Riya 5 years ago

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      Javed Hussain 5 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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      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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      moon 5 years ago

      What is the procedure for Urugay immigration from pakistan ?

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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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      Mark 4 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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      eshet kabtiymer 4 years ago

      i think this is the best way

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      dinonath 4 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      antony 3 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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      PC 3 years ago

      Hi

      I am a Chartered accountant from india

      Interested in migration to Singapore

      Can YOU help/guide me

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      Connor Davies 3 years ago

      so use full thanks and nice post

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      GFH 3 years ago

      Interesting read.

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      varinder 3 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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      eeeeee 3 years ago

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

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      Wesley Mushaninga 3 years ago

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

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      Blessing 3 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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      Paul 2 years ago

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

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      ken 2 years ago

      where can I go if I have a felony conviction?

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      Vic 2 years ago

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

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      Syed moqthar 2 years ago

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

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      Carlita 2 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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      Carlita 2 years ago

      @Ken : The French foreign legion :)

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      amir 21 months ago

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

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      M. Imtiaz 20 months ago

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

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      Iftikhar 19 months 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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      SAnjeev 18 months ago

      Any suggestions about Chile

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      poetryman6969 18 months 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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      dinonath 18 months ago

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

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      Arar 13 months ago

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

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      Arar Romorosa 13 months ago

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

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      varrun 13 months ago

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

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      Mohamed Zohaib 12 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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      dinonath 12 months ago

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

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      Ali 12 months ago

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

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      rana 11 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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      Majid Malik 11 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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      Anamica 11 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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      patson 11 months ago

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

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      phen 10 months ago

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

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      Olajide 10 months ago

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

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      Kingsley Obinna. 10 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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      Farooq Ahmed 10 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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      asif 10 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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      Aliya 10 months ago

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

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      Forgott 10 months ago

      People are so afraid and hesitant nowadays. A few hundred years back, people would enter in boats headed to unknown destinations, many of which would have to be built from scratch. If they made it, we can do any fucking thing today, frankly. Plane ticket, visa tourist, GO!!!!

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      Ryan 9 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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      amul 9 months ago

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

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      RubyG 9 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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      saleem Uddin 9 months ago

      Hi,

      Its really nice to know about these countries, i like to migrate to Uruguay or Argentina, please email me the detail on salimud007@gmail.com if any have the detail.

      Regards,

      saleem

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      tohmina khatun mona 9 months ago

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

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      Chy 9 months ago

      Would like to immigrate with my family to uruguay. Any info pls email: dimmanwachukwu@gmail.com

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      trip.a 9 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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      sam 9 months ago

      hi i am sam religion hindu from bangladesh. What is the procedure for Urugay immigration from Bangladesh .. kindly inform me ..

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      Amir 8 months ago

      Hi

      Why Not chose Lithuania,its very simple and fast track

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      ganesh rajendran 8 months ago

      i am indian[tamil] 23 years old mechanical engineer i want immigrate to uruguay

      dont know the procedure for immigiration

      contact e mail- gkbemech@gmail.com

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      Md. Shakhowat Hossain 8 months ago

      I am a Bangladeshi. I am 53 years old. I have two children. I am a Master of Science (Physics) degree holder. I have over 27 years job experiences in Bangladesh & Foreign Country in various sectors (Computer Programmer, Teacher, Administrator, Coordinator, Managing Director etc.). I wish to settle in Uruguay with my family in cheap cost. In this year I need admission in cheap cost in any University of Uruguay for my younger son. He has passed Higher Secondary Certificate (Commerce/Business Studies).

      If any body can help to get work permit, residence visa, admission of my child & necessary papers then please write me details with all cost.

      Thank you.

      Md. Shakhowat Hossain

      Email: shakhowat1164@gmail.com

      Mobile: +8801625249975

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      Atif Mustafa 7 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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      Beverley 6 months ago

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

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      Bill 6 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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      Sandi 6 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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      Prashant 6 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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      RAm 5 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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      Qasim 5 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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      MASUMA BHUIYAN 5 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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      I want migrate to any friendly EU country 5 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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      fa275nit@gmail.com 5 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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      Collins Gaius 4 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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      Talha Waseem 2 months ago

      Hey!

      I want to study in Australia

      Can anybody help me out from Australia regarding my studies?

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      Actavia Farhat 2 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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      Aamir Chohan 6 weeks ago

      That is a wonderful and very inspiring piece of information.

      I like Argentina & Uruguay. Thanks.

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      Rabia A. 6 weeks 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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      HidaytUllah 5 weeks ago

      I want to get immigration of Argentina .

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      Syed Ali ansir 3 weeks 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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      Bakulranjan jana 2 weeks ago

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

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      Harry Bagatestes 2 weeks 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 4 days ago

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

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