Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America
Leave the USA? And go where? And do what?
Getting Out demystifies the process of relocating to another country and walks you through the steps you need to take to start a new life outside the United States. We have researched and updated the laws of citizenships, visas and countless other aspects of living and working abroad. We run down the basics of how to move abroad, common-and not so common-employment strategies, and point you to helpful resources where you can learn even more. Whether you just want to head over the border to Canada or across the ocean to China -- for a six-month trial or for a lifetime -- Getting Out will help you do it.
But more importantly, Getting Out teaches you how to think about Getting Out. We show you how to match your needs, your resources, your skills, and even your family tree with the places you can most easily gain residence, citizenship or work permits. You'll learn which countries would be most conducive to your lifestyle, your gender, your age or your political beliefs -- whether that involves living in the deepest rainforest or minutes from the nearest Starbucks.
Getting Out also lets you hear from Americans all over the world who have already done it. You'll read first-hand about how they established residency, got a job, opened a business, bought property and raised a family with all that entails. And along the way, they share with you their tips, warnings and shortcuts.
If you're looking for more liberal laws, lower (or non-existent) taxes, less crime or simply a cost of living a fraction of what you're paying now, those places still exist. Or perhaps you sense that everything around you is on the verge of collapsing. If so, escape is still possible.
And if you supply the will, Getting Out will show you the way.
Updated & Expanded 2012