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Linea_Norway

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2019, 11:16:39 AM »
Well, Taiwan is getting old. Time for a change soon.

We are still hoping to get to Spain. It seems the visa paper work is a lot of work - and has to be done from your home country.

Any suggestions?

Maybe Portugal is easier? Should be pretty similar.

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2019, 11:23:57 AM »
Well, Taiwan is getting old. Time for a change soon.

We are still hoping to get to Spain. It seems the visa paper work is a lot of work - and has to be done from your home country.

Any suggestions?

You may want to contact the consulate of Spain (or Portugal if you decide on Portugal) in the country you currently reside, or the nearest. I know for Mexico, one can apply for temporary or permanent residence at any Mexican consulate in the world, regardless of where you reside.

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #102 on: April 25, 2019, 11:31:51 AM »
can one move to one of these countries using the retirement visa, and still do contract work with companies back in the US? i'm pretty sure i can work from abroad for my current company for a good long while while making the transition to FIRE. we're not there yet - maybe 10 years out. but, if we cut the COL by going abroad, and sell the primary residence, that would certainly accelerate things.

Here in Italy, you can't.  You can only get the elective residency (retirement) visa if you don't plan to work at all in any country while you have it.

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #103 on: April 25, 2019, 01:31:27 PM »
For anyone reading this thread who may be considering moving to Spain, here are step by step instructions on how to get a Non Lucrative Visa.

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #104 on: April 26, 2019, 10:54:06 AM »
This thread is so tempting! I'm almost at 500k and single, seems like I could easily FIRE or at least sabbatical in some of these places instead of keeping up with this corporate grind.

What do you think the pros and cons are on long term residency in specific areas are over just moving at the end of normal travel visa periods to the next location? Socializing concerns? Stability concerns? Having too much stuff to easily pick up and move every 3 months?

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #105 on: April 26, 2019, 11:03:46 AM »
For anyone reading this thread who may be considering moving to Spain, here are step by step instructions on how to get a Non Lucrative Visa.

this link is the least clear, least step by step thing i have read in a long time
 i would have rather read it in spanish, as it makes no sense in english
it's good to know you can get that visa, tho

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2019, 11:26:26 AM »
For anyone reading this thread who may be considering moving to Spain, here are step by step instructions on how to get a Non Lucrative Visa.

this link is the least clear, least step by step thing i have read in a long time
 i would have rather read it in spanish, as it makes no sense in english
it's good to know you can get that visa, tho

quoted for truth.
i can't stand sites like that.

Shane

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2019, 12:38:07 PM »
For anyone reading this thread who may be considering moving to Spain, here are step by step instructions on how to get a Non Lucrative Visa.

this link is the least clear, least step by step thing i have read in a long time
 i would have rather read it in spanish, as it makes no sense in english
it's good to know you can get that visa, tho

quoted for truth.
i can't stand sites like that.
lol, yeah, sorry, it looks like they're trying to sell a book for $47.95 and "consulting services." Maybe that explains why the information that used to be easily and freely accessible on that site is gone or hidden.

Here's another blog post from a US family explaining how they got the Non Lucrative Visa for Spain. Hopefully, it'll be more helpful than the first one.

Sorry, the first link was kind of lame. Hopefully, this one has some better info.

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #108 on: May 10, 2019, 08:49:24 AM »
This thread is inspiring!

We have talked about moving to Spain/Portugal with kids and retiring early on the 4% SWR but we are too wimpy. Great to read about other people actually doing it.

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Re: Moved Abroad
« Reply #109 on: May 11, 2019, 09:59:41 AM »
Loving this thread too. I also have a UK passport (not as useful as it once was, bloody Brexit!).

I have a few more years left to save and get daughter to college. I will be revisiting this thread often for ideas.