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Planning trip to possible ancestral town in SW England, but what to do?

My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Jan 21, 2014 - 11 answers

I've moved from the US to the UK, now what to do with my money?

I've recently moved to the UK, but I still have about $160k in dollars from the sale of a house and savings. I'd like to invest this money, which is currently sitting in a US savings account, but I'm not sure if I should do so in the UK or in the US. I plan to stay here for the long-term (probably will eventually become a citizen). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Migration naturalisation frustration

Father: had a British passport he let expire. Grandfather: British citizen. Grandmother: married him pre-1949, automatically making her a citizen. Me: Australian national, NZ resident, wants to live in the UK. Please help me make sense of what I can apply for! [more inside]
posted by monster truck weekend on Dec 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Immigration to Europe, preferably Nordic, without a Bachelor's degree?

Best way for a moderately successful Canadian tech entrepreneur without a degree to emigrate to Europe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Italian Emigration/Immigration Data

In advance of the World Cup, I plan on writing an op-ed that would benefit from emigration/immigration data. [more inside]
posted by lhtw90 on Oct 4, 2013 - 1 answer

Lawyer in which country?

For an Australian citizen thinking of moving to the United States, is it better to see an immigration lawyer in Australia, or one in the US, for consultation? This assumes that one is currently in Australia, but travels occasionally to the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me emigrate to AU/NZ

Help me emigrate to AU/NZ! [more inside]
posted by Alnedra on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Why did my roots transplant themselves?

What are some resources I can look at describing the conditions of northern Germany during the 19th century, and why people may have wanted to emigrate from there? [more inside]
posted by sanka on Nov 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Does intelligence work impact international travel?

Does working in US intelligence or for private firms closely integrated with US intelligence impact future international employment or citizenship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Let's Get Out of This Country

Say I might want to leave America. (Maybe on November 6, 2012! Somewhat joking about that, so don't get too distracted.) Where would I want to live? It's Mexico, right? But where? And also, am I being crazy in not thinking more of Europe? [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds on Sep 25, 2010 - 21 answers

I Don't Need Your War Machines, I Don't Need Your Ghetto Scenes

I am an American citizen. I am utterly disgusted with America. Help me become an expat. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 - 52 answers

How do I move to England in a year?

I'm a US citizen, and I'd like to move to England in about a year. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Aug 23, 2010 - 14 answers

I'm guessing the answer isn't "practice".

Help me understand what seems like a contradiction: News stories I read seem to depict there being quite a lot of immigration into EU countries, and attendant unrest over cultural factors. But while a lot of people I know say they would love to move to Europe, the few who've actually done research into it seem to indicate that it's nearly impossible to get in unless you're wealthy or in a select few professions. How do middle and lower class people actually immigrate to Europe? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Jul 21, 2010 - 34 answers

Is there a shortcut to open a bank account in the UK?

I'm moving from Canada to the UK and just have one giant, bank sized hurdle that just refuses to be jumped over. Help? [more inside]
posted by Planet F on Jun 1, 2010 - 25 answers

Help with emigration of German best friend to the US

My German-citizen best friend and I have been talking about him emigrating to the US for a few years now, and now that he's about to graduate from college, we're getting serious about it. So far, it looks like the best route is a graduate degree program, but money is a problem with that (namely, he doesn't have any). This doesn't have to be exclusively how he gets here, we're open to any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Punkey on Feb 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Propitious places to move to & unusual living situations for having 3 or 4 days a week free to work on personal project

I'm working on a project that requires at least 3 or 4 full days attention each week. What are some places in the US or world I could move to, &/or unusual living situations, that would give me a good chance of doing this? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Could a large influx of culturally-similar refugees help save Detroit?

St. Louis, Missouri lost over half its population from 1950-1990. Since the mid-1990s, 80,000 Bosnian immigrants (coming to represent over 20% of the city's population) have established communities that have saved large areas of housing stock from decay. In which other instances have large, permanent groups of non-migrant, non-domestically employed immigrants been settled en masse helping to shore-up a city that is losing population but otherwise has the infrastructure to accommodate more? Has there been any debate or discussion about hypothetical proposals to encourage something similar in Detroit? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jul 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Emigration advice: What do you wish you'd known?

I'm moving country on Tuesday. For those who've done this before - what do you wish you'd known before you set out? Is there anything I can do now to make it easier? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Would a Canadian really want to emigrate?

About how many people emigrate from each developed nation annually, and what are the common reasons for doing so? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Feb 8, 2009 - 12 answers

What was my great-great grandmother's occupation?

Please help with translating this ship manifest. [more inside]
posted by snugglebunny on Jan 8, 2009 - 8 answers

What countries (other than North Korea) don't allow citizens to leave?

What countries (other than North Korea) don't allow citizens to leave? [more inside]
posted by LaszloKv on Dec 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Move this Aussie from down under to up yonder.

Immigration Law! Help me get my bagged Aussie into the U.S. and A. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Oct 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Can I live in Australia?

Ozfilter: I'm a 35 year old UK resident. My 27 year old girl and I would like to move to Australia for at least the medium term future...therefore visa related enquiries inside... [more inside]
posted by Rufus T. Firefly on Jul 31, 2008 - 2 answers

Can I get TV work in Canada?

My boyfriend and I are interested in working in (and eventually moving to) Canada and I'm not sure where to start. We both have strong resumes in reality TV post-production. [more inside]
posted by eric1200 on May 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Project Get-Away-From-North-America

I'm a 21 year old Canadian considering moving to Europe, and I'm mostly looking at Germany. What difficulties might I face? Which country might be the easiest to get a EU citizenship in? [more inside]
posted by radgardener on Feb 4, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me move to the Netherlands!

I think I want to move to the Netherlands. Help! [more inside]
posted by fogster on Dec 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Living and Working in the E.U.

Moving to the E.U.: I am an American getting married to an E.U. citizen (Spanish, if that helps) and after much discussion she'd like to stay in the E.U. and live there with me. I'm happy with that. I've even got a potential job offer. Help me with the logistics of how this happens. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2007 - 7 answers

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!"

Emigrating from the US: what would be the best countries to immigrate to? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Aug 15, 2007 - 36 answers

I'd like to leave the country/For a month of Sundays... but how do I tell my mother-in-law?

EmigrationFilter: How do we deal with our parents who don't/won't want us to go? Bonus if you've a) had your first kid abroad and had to deal with the whole visitation kerfuffle b) have clingy parents c) have emigrated to or live in Sweden. [more inside]
posted by corvine on Feb 24, 2007 - 28 answers

Canadians are so friendly I'd like to be one...

On my sister's behalf: What is the best chance for my husband (and therefore me) to immigrate to B.C.? He is 53 (not good according to the Canadian point system), and has a great offer of work from a friend in Victoria who is a designer/builder of homes. My husband would be hired as a foreman, as he's a highly skilled and experienced carpenter, and is capable of managing and training crews. His formal education doesn't go beyond high school, his English language skills are good (but not his French), he has no criminal record, and he's in very good health. [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Feb 22, 2006 - 19 answers

Brits investingating emigrating to U.S.?

A family from Leeds, England just spent 2-1/2 weeks vacation with our family (in Nebraska). Apparently they enjoyed the visit because now they are investigating MOVING here. I really don't know the complexities of such a thing and while I don't want to discourage him, I also don't want to encourage a rash decision without all the facts (they just flew home this past Monday). Any Brits that have investigated emigration or emigrated to the U.S. wish to share some knowledge? [more inside]
posted by spock on Aug 19, 2005 - 17 answers

Emigration to Australia or Ireland

As an American, how difficult is it to emigrate to either Australia or Ireland? [more inside]
posted by mexican on Mar 14, 2005 - 23 answers

Please help me marry my Filipina fiancée.

My fiancée is Filipina, I'm an American citizen. Currently we're working on entry visas and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Feb 20, 2005 - 18 answers

How can I get French citizenship as a current US citizen?

French Citizenship or Residence

I am a United States citizen who is looking to move to France. I am currently living in the Republic of Ireland but I am finding it harder and harder to maintain legal residence (even though, my mother is remarried to an Irishman and my ancestry is Irish) It seems you either have to be offered a contract for employment or be a student to stay here. I HEARD that requirements for French citizenship or permanent residence were more lenient. Does anyone have any information on this. I am NOT "highly skilled" in the slightest, unless you consider fixing PCs and Macs a skill.
posted by Livewire Confusion on Feb 5, 2005 - 12 answers

IT prospects in English-speaking European countries

Similar to this question, how are the IT job prospects in english speaking European countries for unfortunate souls that have not been blessed with dual-citizenship? [+] [more inside]
posted by purephase on Feb 4, 2005 - 6 answers

On the road again...

I have, ever since I was a kid, entertained the idea of emigrating to a new country. What with the national troubles, now (or at least within the next couple of years) seems like as good a time as any. I'm mid-twenties, about a year away from a BA in English, single and planning to stay that way. Anyone else emigrated alone? What countries should I look into? (I'm thinking fairly politically stable, not horribly expensive, and of course I'd need some kind of job...)
posted by cilantro on Nov 25, 2004 - 25 answers

Advice for US citizen seeking work in Canada

I'm a U.S. citizen, curious about looking for work in one of Canada's major cities. I know that our neighbors to the north are bilingual and more of a socialist democracy than the U.S., but otherwise I'm pretty ignorant. I couldn't find all the provinces on a map, for example. What books and web sites should I read to learn more about Canada's politics, geography, history and culture? With more social welfare are job benefits different? Could I expect more time off than my current two weeks a year? Any advice you can give me to help me make a final decision on relocating?
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 21, 2004 - 19 answers

Relocating to New Zealand

Let's say I wanted to move myself and my family (wife + two kids) to New Zealand for a few years - just for the adventure. Of course, I would need a job. How would one go about finding work and moving? Is it possible with immigration issues etc. to pull this off? I did spend about four months there a few years ago just as a tourist.
posted by dhacker on Apr 2, 2004 - 7 answers

Should I move my family abroad? Where?

Round 2 - On Wednesday I posted a question asking about living outside the US. In the responses, I got scolded for not providing enough background for people to offer good advice. Here's the original question: "I've been thinking about exposing myself and the family to the salutory benefits of living overseas (we live in the US now). The key question, of course, is where? I've heard some people speak reverently of New Zealand, but have never been there myself. Your suggestions and reasoning behind them would be welcome...
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posted by Irontom on Dec 19, 2003 - 6 answers

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