The dream of living in another country can be very enticing, more so depending on where you currently live. Whether the political climate at home is getting hot or you simply crave new scenery, immigrating to another country represents a thrilling challenge that can offer innumerable life lessons and major personal growth.
There are certain countries that make the immigration process easier than average. Read on the possibilities that you might just be able to swing. Even if you don’t achieve citizenship, several of these places are happy for you to live there indefinitely.
On the decidedly high end of the financial scale, Austria is a choice with a steep cost of living. But, it offers 10 different types of residence permit. If you can afford it, you will likely qualify for at least one.
Austria features incredible scenic beauty in the form of the snow-capped Alps, wild valleys, and sparkling blue ice caves. Residents are reportedly very content, and why wouldn’t they be, living a “perpetual resort” lifestyle? Austria is a lovely little country that serves as a gateway for many of Europe’s capital cities.
Lovely little Belgium is one of the smallest countries in Northern Europe. It features many quaint towns full of breathtaking architecture, stunning natural beauty, and some of the best-tasting chocolates around. Add in a thriving arts and music scene and diverse community amenities, and Belgium is a very attractive choice.
Canada has a reputation as one of the friendliest countries in the world, and it shows in its immigration policy. In contrast to the United States, Canada has recently opened its borders with compassion for refugees from war torn nations. But if you’re not afraid for your life, Canada looks very closely at your professional qualifications before inviting you.
Costa Rica has long been attracting ex-pats due to its gorgeous beaches, world-class healthcare, and friendly population. The way of life in Costa Rica is peaceful and easy-going – they don’t even have an army. The cost of living is reasonable, with couples needing about $2,500 per month to live comfortably.
Some parts of Mexico are embroiled in a deadly drug trade, but not all! There are safe places to enjoy the stunning scenery, including clean beaches, historic colonial towns, mountain vistas, and upscale cities. Don’t forget the incredible varieties of native cuisine, as well.
Residency in Paraguay in easy to achieve, largely because the landlocked South American country is so obscure. Bordered by Argentina to the South and Brazil to the East, the history of Paraguay is bloody to say the least. But nowadays, the fully independent country can be enjoyed for its friendly people, open scenic vistas, and low cost of living.
Do any of these 10 intriguing options have you packing your bags? The great thing about each of them is that it is very easy to visit for an extended period of time, so that you have ample opportunity to experience the culture and see if your roots start to grow. Immigration is not exactly easy, but it may not be as hard as you think with proper preparation and the spirit of adventure. Go for it!