Advice for US citizen wanting to live in India


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#76 Aug 22nd, 2010, 11:41
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I dont even know what sponsoring someone would imply. I thought it just means that there's someone in that country that we know and who takes our assurance, that we wont cause any trouble, but its related to finances? I didnt know that. I mean to stay there for a month. Does that need sponsorship?
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I am all confused by the whole situation here. A college student who does not even support himself wanting to help a lady from a different continent, who is of his grandmas age and is herself on mental disability income. WHY?
By any chance, is your primary motive to get a easy Visa, and a free place to stay in US?
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Originally Posted by vegeta View Post I dont even know what sponsoring someone would imply. I thought it just means that there's someone in that country that we know and who takes our assurance, that we wont cause any trouble, but its related to finances? I didnt know that. I mean to stay there for a month. Does that need sponsorship?
vegeta: In all these years (you stated it was half a decade) you have certainly been communicating with a person online that you have not met in flesh and blood; and have not even cared to do basic research on how to go to another country, and/or bringing the person here.

It is clear from your posting in the other thread, that the person wants to bring her ark along on a tourist visa, and take back the ark every 180 days to US.
Certainly you have not demonstrated that you have a grasp of basic economics or travel related logistics of such moves. As a college student, you should be doing some basic research and then coming here for validation or vexing questions. You have done neither.

Sorry to be blunt, but I you think She's your Grandmother like, then definitely some of us are Grandfather like...

Again.. if you want people to give you advice... you'll have to "Tell a story"
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Don't want to be cruel, or intrude on personal stuff, but... he is right!
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what the heck - take a chance - don't get cold feet
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#82 Jan 17th, 2012, 22:54
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New member here. I know this is an old thread, but I'd love to know if the landscape changes.

The baffling thing about all of this is, why wouldn't Indian immigration want US citizens living there?

For example, if a US Citizen wants to permanently move to Mexico, they are welcomed with open arms IF they can prove a reliable source of income from outside the country, AND they promise not to work. Makes perfect sense if you think about it. "Oh, you're from another country and all you're going to do is sit around collecting retirement checks from another country and spend that money here in this country? And you're not going to take a Mexican citizen's job? What's that? And you're probably going to employ 3-5 people full time to do things like cook, drive, and clean? Well, come right in and stay as long as you like!!"

I shake my head that Indian policymakers wouldn't want a setup like this to have FREE MONEY flowing into their country from other countries. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will change by the time I'm ready to retire. I love India and would love to take my money there and spend it - if they would only let me.
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No, its much, much worse. Not every country should whore it self out. Even Thailand, Buddhas & brothels, has severely cracked down on that. You should have heard the howls from the emigre community sites.

The information on Mexico is a bit dated as well. They will find ways to screw you around especially on the horrendous issue of property rights, whew! One expat told me that he did't keep anything there that he couldn't toss into his trailer and zoom to the border with. Yeh, I thought of all three of these at one time or another.

Consider marrying into the community..
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Originally Posted by truthsmiles View Post For example, if a US Citizen wants to permanently move to Mexico, they are welcomed with open arms IF they can prove a reliable source of income from outside the country, AND they promise not to work.
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Ed, the protogonist wants to move, does not mean buy In Mehico, extranjero can buy property except in the restricted zones. Which includes all beaches & towns by the beaches amongst other. A trust through a Bank -- "fideicomiso", can however own property by the beach
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Originally Posted by truthsmiles View Post I shake my head that Indian policymakers wouldn't want a setup like this to have FREE MONEY flowing into their country from other countries. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will change by the time I'm ready to retire. I love India and would love to take my money there and spend it - if they would only let me.
Not sure how to break this to you gently.

It's not your money India doesn't want --- it's you!

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Not sure how to break this to you gently.

It's not your money India doesn't want --- it's you!
That hits the nail on the head and it's the official policy. India does not want foreigners living/working here, that's the bottom line. Tourists who come and spend as much money as possible: yes. Residents: no. Why should they? Millions of Indians are already living abroad under all kinds of special regimes (NRI, OCI, PIO...) and sending in enough cash. Even with those people it seems like the administration has a love/hate relationship so go figure what they think about other foreigners wishing to come over. Sure there are exceptions (marriage, work if you meet the income criteria) but overall nobody here is waiting for you to come. BTW, in case someone thinks I'm taking another jab at India: I'm not, this is one thing I believe they do right, only wish other nations would similarly tighten the screws a bit.
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In Mehico, extranjero can buy property except in the restricted zones. Which includes all beaches & towns by the beaches amongst other. A trust through a Bank -- "fideicomiso", can however own property by the beach
The trick is stable property rights. In Mexico anything es possible. That means challenging titles of gringos. The ejido system contributes to the murkiness of rights in land just as the zamindari system did in parts of India. But, corruption, sloth on the part of officials, and say the motivation for extortion contribute. Payback time..
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