What is immigration?
Immigration is the process through which individuals become permanent residents or citizens of another country. Historically, the process of immigration has been of great social, economic, and cultural benefit to every country on Earth. The immigration experience is very long and varies in some regions. In many cases, it results in the development of multicultural societies (think: melting pot). Many modern states are characterized by a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities that derive from previous periods of immigration.
Nations maintain sovereign control of their external borders and are therefore able to monitor and determine the number of immigrants who are able to remain permanently. This can vary from country to country, and in some areas borders are more open than in others.
Immigration in the EU
EU law states that European Economic Area (EEA) nationals have the right to live and work (right of residence) in all other member states. In many states, this entitles newly arrived immigrants to public services (housing and social services, for example). In the United States the mechanism for selecting legal immigrants is complex, but all legal immigration flows have at least three components: family (spouses, parents, or children of U.S. citizens), employment (many different categories, including unskilled workers and investors), and humanitarian (including refugees and asylum seekers).
How Does It Affect Me?
So that’s how the process goes. So what? That’s the same process you’re going to have to follow if you want to leave the US and head for a new life. You’re going to have to cross all your t’s and dot your i’s because people from all over the world are going to be standing in line ahead of you and you don’t want to lose your seat at the table.
Making a List and Checking It Twice
Before you decide to pack up your house and move to another country, there will be quite a few things you are going to need to take care of. You are going to need to make a plan. This is a major life event and should not be taken lightly.
How will you get rid of all of your possessions? You can’t bring more than you can stuff in some luggage – unless you want to pay the astronomical prices to ship your stuff across the planet! Who will take care of your pets? You can bring a cat or dog, but the process for that is an entire blog post all to itself. Are you planning on moving by yourself or will you be bringing loved ones with you too? There are different rules regarding family relocation depending on the target country and you will have to know them!
Those are just some of the many things you will have to consider BEFORE you even think about buying that plane ticket. We can help make this highly-involved process much easier for you.
What Are My Goals?
Are you still at a working age or do you collect a pension? Do you have a post-secondary education or are you a skilled worker? Will you be seeking integration through employment/entrepreneurship in your host country or will you try to go the asylum route? We can help you determine what the best option will be for your unique situation.
Note: Keep in mind, that, although every country in the world has some kind of political asylum procedure in place, not every country has the same rule system. Some countries adhere to the Dublin Protocol/Regulations on Asylum, while others formulate their own laws. We’ll help you find out is your country of choice would be a good fit.
How We Can Help You
Immigration is not an easy task to do – legally. You will need someone with the knowledge and experience of the system to help you through it. We’ve been here, collectively, for over six years and have helped many tortured souls feel the freedom they so desperately deserve. You can be the next success story! Let us work with you and get you from A to B as quickly, and painlessly as possible. We can:
- Have a video conference consultation
- Prepare a personalized checklist for you to complete at your own pace
- Handle your travel arrangements*
- Assist you with finding temporary and permanent lodging*
- Help you navigate the complexities of nation immigration*
*As long as you meet the minimum requirements for immigration.
If you’re tired of your situation and you want to change it, then schedule your initial consultation with us today and leave the past behind you!