An American retiree cannot move to India

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#16 Aug 29th, 2010, 04:38
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Well, there are other countries in Asia that are somewhat more welcoming for your situation, I think. Have you looked into Malaysia?
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Originally Posted by Nightshining View Post I . Why are some of you mad at me. I would just like to live in India.
No one is mad at you. People are wondering if you are naive about thebasic immigration laws of the land, certainly you would have known had you visited India, or done basic googling.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post No one is mad at you.
I'm mad at everyone retiring at 55.
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Originally Posted by curtdfw View Post I'm mad at everyone retiring at 55.
And I am mad at those tea-partiers taking gummint bailout and blaming gummint for bailouts
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I retired at 51.

Well, I say "retired," actually I wasn't given a choice...

Of course, I wish I financially planned for that, but hey, things didn't work out too badly
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Not possible unless you marry an Indian, and even then it's not so easy, so don't beat your head on the wall. Get that 10-year visa and plan on spending 180 days at a time in India, and find somewhere else for the rest of the year. Perhpas you can find someone who wants to do the same thing, and thus "time share" your living space so your possessions will be safe.
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Originally Posted by Nightshining View Post I have seen quite a few Indians who come to America, take jobs from native born Americans and stay here until they retire or as long as they like.
like what jobs? doctor jobs?

that's always the excuse to keep Mexicans out, too, that they "take all the jobs", i.e., usually jobs that people don't want.

I was talking to a siding contractor yesterday and in my area of Chicagoland the only workers they can find who want to work 10 hours a day siding a house are Mexicans and Eastern Europeans. The work is too hard for "native born" young guys. A landscape contractor told me the same thing -- a young, suburban white guy starts crying about how hot it is after working for an hour.


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Originally Posted by Nightshining View Post Now I see people from all over the world working here
In case you've missed it, people from all over the world have been coming to the US to work for quite some time -- like my father who came here in 1927 to work in a Chicago packing house -- with all the other immigrants.


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I would just like to live in India.
you can't, so get over it. those are the breaks.
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Dear Nightshining, I am sorry that so early in your foray into IndiaMike, you may have received a bit of accurate information, but swirling in unnecessarily negative and belittling tones. Although IndiaMike is really a wonderful resource in many ways, some of the posters, based on their own experiences and biases, immediately and eagerly trumpet the 'No Foreigners Need Apply' message to people with questions or situations such as yours. Yes, it is true that the government of India makes it virtually impossible for foreigners to live here permanently--you can find the facts on the MHA website, and you can find endless anecdotal evidence here on IndiaMike. While a traditional, legal residency-based retirement may not be possible in India, this does *not* mean that there are not ways for you to come here for extended periods of time, depending on your flexibility and funding.

I agree with Wonderwomanusa that going for the 10-year Tourist visa looks like your most viable option. There is little security in this arrangement, and even this may very well change in the future as India continues to tighten its immigration policies, but at the very least you would have some long stretches of time in a country you 'would like to live in'.

I am often amazed that most of the people on IndiaMike must be here because because they too love India in some way, but whenever someone expresses that this is the simple *reason* they wish to be here, unnecessary expressions of negativity and condescension abound. I'm sure there are very few people who think wanting to live somewhere *entitles* them to do so, and they are coming to IndiaMike for feedback on the 'hows', not to be judged on the 'whys'. Take what you need and leave the rest behind. I wish you all the best as you continue to explore your options for spending time in India during your retirement!
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Retiring Overseas

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Winterlotus, if the opening post didn't irritate you, then fine. It's probably because so many people would like to live here, and accept the situation that they can't, that such posts are irritating to them. Nightshining accepts it, and then has a rant about it. He also asks, "what's the story here?" --- well, he got an answer. He was told the story. Don't shoot the story tellers!

It's true that, whilst this is the first time he has posted about this, it is the umpteenth time that we have heard it --- which leaves us a but jaded, and it almost certainly shows in our replies (Oh no! Not another one!) but, that's the way it is.
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I would also suggest that Nightshining checks out Mexico or Belize....I know more than a few people who've retired there and the atmosphere -- such as fresh food and cheap living -- they say is like India.

Nightshining, as was suggested you can get a 10 year visa, but you can only stay 180 days at a time and when you leave you have to stay out for 2 months. that's your only choice...unless you marry an Indian.

Winterlotus, the OP's rant was a bit more than "why can't I live in India?" with his comments about Indians taking jobs from Americans (still trying to figure out which jobs) and people coming from all over now.

Those comments have nothing to do with wanting to move to India and everything to do with drinking tea...
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post Winterlotus, the OP's rant was a bit more than "why can't I live in India?" with his comments about Indians taking jobs from Americans (still trying to figure out which jobs) and people coming from all over now.
I agree. Heck, even with a PhD in a field where not many native-born Americans seem to show any interest in applying (as per my professors), when I graduated in the mid-1980s, if I didn't have a green card I wouldn't have even gotten an interview in the California State University system. No way even at those levels are jobs being given to foreigners over native-born people.

Frankly, OP's comments were rude and provocative, so that's what got my goat. If the question had been posed simply and without the negative comments about Indians in the U.S. I would have not been as annoyed.
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....first impressions do count....the OP did not set a very good tone to begin with....almost as if he would be doing everyone an enormous favor by simply showing up and "dumping" all his "hard earned money"....missing altogether the very essence of the country and its people...would he even want to be closely associated with or get to know most of the people? ....makes me almost sad to contemplate....
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well, I guess he got scared off.....
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Nice read. I'm off on my 2 month holiday soon.


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