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Re: Emigration options

Unread post by Jack Welles » Tue May 14, 2019 6:26 pm

kudu177 wrote:
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Scuttlebutt has it that there are interesting opportunities opening up in China for self-employed individuals, eg, attorneys, chartered accountants, management consultants, etc.
Not for the internal Chinese market but catering to the ex-pat and international trade market between China and Africa.
Just have to learn Mandarin at one of the pressure-cooker lanaguage schools ...
I’d rather live in DRC than China :roll:
:D he he - I'd rather live in SA than the DRC, never mind China, but Africa isn't for folk who want a quiet life, so who knows what drives emigration decisions :lol:
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Unread post by hugo_visser » Tue May 14, 2019 7:12 pm

Sense of adventure, family, investments. Anglo is pulling the plug.
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Unread post by paulw » Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 pm

kudu177 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Jack Welles wrote:
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Scuttlebutt has it that there are interesting opportunities opening up in China for self-employed individuals, eg, attorneys, chartered accountants, management consultants, etc.

Not for the internal Chinese market but catering to the ex-pat and international trade market between China and Africa.

Just have to learn Mandarin at one of the pressure-cooker lanaguage schools ...
I’d rather live in DRC than China :roll:
:D
From an ex-colleague who gave us same insight after working there for 3 months on a sort of exchange program between Standard Bank and another big bank of China (ICBC) , it is great working and living there. Except for the air pollution.
Lots of South Africans living there.
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Re: Emigration options

Unread post by kudu177 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:55 am

paulw wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 pm
kudu177 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Jack Welles wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Scuttlebutt has it that there are interesting opportunities opening up in China for self-employed individuals, eg, attorneys, chartered accountants, management consultants, etc.

Not for the internal Chinese market but catering to the ex-pat and international trade market between China and Africa.

Just have to learn Mandarin at one of the pressure-cooker lanaguage schools ...
I’d rather live in DRC than China :roll:
:D
From an ex-colleague who gave us same insight after working there for 3 months on a sort of exchange program between Standard Bank and another big bank of China (ICBC) , it is great working and living there. Except for the air pollution.
Lots of South Africans living there.
Ja, the air in the big cities — and there are plenty of them — is poisonous. I spent 10 days at a coal mine in the Gobi desert, photographing steam engines, and that was bad enough, but the air in Beijing was simply unbreathable.

Then add the Big Brother effect. No, not for me ...
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Unread post by paulw » Wed May 15, 2019 4:41 pm

For those who want to make use of Entrepreneur/investment visas, here a site which might be a good starting point.
They don't tell you a lot, but there are links to people in the respective countries who could help.

https://www.startupoverseas.co.uk/
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Unread post by paulw » Sat May 25, 2019 7:44 pm

https://propertyinvalencia.org/non-lucr ... -in-spain/
South Africans in Spain
Although there are quite a few years since Golden Visa has been introduced as an easy way to enter many European countries, and it is being widely advertised, only a couple of thousand of people went this route when trying to immigrate to Spain. To be exact, the number stands at more or less 3.000 individuals. And over 70% of them, according to the statistics are Chinese or Russian businessmen. But, there are so many more foreigners living in Spain. And more and more of them are coming to live here every day. From all parts of the world, US, Australia, Canada, Latin America, from the countries of Eastern Europe, to name just a few. How do they manage to do this, without wanting to invest 500.000+ Euros? The answer is – Non-lucrative visa. And many South Africans in Spain have gone this way.

There is a European regulation that allows you to come to a country and live freely in it, as long as you don’t cost its taxpayers any money. As long as you are self-sufficient. Different countries in Europe have different ways to calculate how much is “enough” for them to let you in, and Spain is one of the countries with the lowest threshold, because, the salaries and the cost of living here are also one of the lowest on the continent.
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Unread post by paulw » Sun May 26, 2019 8:46 pm

https://residencies.io/

Site which shows what Visa requirements, etc.
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Unread post by Jack Welles » Tue May 28, 2019 9:29 am

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Unread post by ou toppie » Tue May 28, 2019 12:08 pm

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Unread post by paulw » Tue May 28, 2019 10:05 pm

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Thanks nice read. I am seriously considering Spain as my retirement spot.
Potentially Portugal in second place.

I don't have a problem with my EU passport, but family and friends would be able to move fairly easily to Spain on the lucrative Visa by the looks of it.

I like Ireland, good country, a bit expensive, but not to retire.....
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Unread post by vanjast » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:15 pm

Jack Welles wrote:
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Just what looks easy in the beginning, may not be so in the end.
If you have rare necessary skills, you can hold your ground... otherwise you will be 'eaten'.
If you go there with no skills, or 'common skills' you're dead meat. ;)

It's taken 12 months + to prove myself...(and it's on going)
- The attention to detail (Similarly qualified locals are the same ;) ).
- The willingness to get your hand dirty, pitch in.. etc - There's no place for slackers.
- And the ability to teach new tricks of the old trade - The skill of teaching the unwilling :wink:
- Can you communicate with ease between 'workers', and 'management'. - This divide can be prominent :twisted:
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Unread post by Jack Welles » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:33 am

vanjast wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Jack Welles wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:29 am
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Just what looks easy in the beginning, may not be so in the end.
If you have rare necessary skills, you can hold your ground... otherwise you will be 'eaten'.
If you go there with no skills, or 'common skills' you're dead meat. ;)

It's taken 12 months + to prove myself...(and it's on going)
- The attention to detail (Similarly qualified locals are the same ;) ).
- The willingness to get your hand dirty, pitch in.. etc - There's no place for slackers.
- And the ability to teach new tricks of the old trade - The skill of teaching the unwilling :wink:
- Can you communicate with ease between 'workers', and 'management'. - This divide can be prominent :twisted:
:smt023 sounds like the recipe for success anywhere :D
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Unread post by richard C » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:48 am

I suppose this is the best place to ask, so please forgive the slight topic drift:

My brother is buying me a ticket to come and visit him in Australia for a couple of weeks in July.

I have an SA passport and a British passport. I believe I do not need a visa to visit Australia, I just need a thing called an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority), and this can be acquired online through the Australian Embassy (or consulate), I guess ?

Can anybody confirm whether this information is correct ? And how easy it is to get an ETA ?

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Unread post by Baggie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:10 am

Hi Richard

The info is correct. The “ETA” is obtained online with your British passport details. Last time my mother did it, it was free however the time before that was $20AUD. You should get a multiple entry visa for a short stay (max 90 days) valid for a year.

Print out the confirmation page and keep it, even though they say you don’t need it my mom has had to produce it on several occasions when checking in at ORTIA.

Enjoy the trip.

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