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Where, what country, are you looking to retire to?

Where are you thinking to retire to?  

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  1. 1. Where are you and your spouse looking to retire to?

    • USA
    • The immigrant spouse's home country
    • A third country


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Retirement is about 10 years off for me, but my wife is starting to talk about it more than I am. Not that I'm not interested, mind you.

The conversations have started with Miami because it's a relatively short one stop flight to her home country. But I've told her in no uncertain terms that she can go ahead and kill me and bury me in Florida if it's her intent to retire there. No offense meant to those who live in and love Fla, but it just isn't my cup-o-tea.

So it'll probably come down to living in Colombia, which has a few cities that I have enjoyed. Living some distance from my mother in law would have some appeal, although my brother in law is a very cool guy so it might not be all bad living in her home city.

Other possible living destinations that might work are Panama and Costa Rica, although the latter has become much more expensive through the years. No direct flights either from CR to COL, as there are from Panama City.

For what it's worth, I learned something the other day. My wife claimed that she came to the US just for me. She never had any real desire to live in the US, and now that she has, she is fine staying here through my working career but then wants to explore our options, big time.


Marriage: 2014-02-23 - Colombia    ROC interview/completed: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
CR1 started : 2014-06-06           N400 started: 2018-04-24
CR1 completed/POE : 2015-07-13     N400 interview: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
ROC started : 2017-04-14 CSC     Oath ceremony: 2018-09-24 – Santa Fe

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Malaysia
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I really liked Medellin when I was there and could see myself living there. We are also about 10 years to retirement (early retirement, yay!) and have talked about both South America and South East Asia. The goal is to receive $10k each month from social security, rental income and 401k to use as our monthly expenses and this will go a long way in the aforementioned continents. We would also like to spend one year in different countries and then just move around until we get tired or find the ideal place to settle down.

10 years can't come soon enough!


AOS - 130 days

ROC - 15m

N400 - 10/18/2019

bio - 11/4/19

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I told my fiancee that I would like to retire to the Philippines, but I don't want to live inside Manila. Far too crowded for this guy who spent most of his life in a city of 15,000. I would love to see an American style suburbia in the Philippines with Philippine culture and Philippine costs, but I know that's a pipe dream. I would like to check out Dumaguete some time, but they need to build that international airport. :P


K-1 Application sent 2-16-16

Received at Dallas lockbox 2-18-16

NOA1, sent to California 2-23-16

NOA2 4-21-16

NVC shipped to Manila 5-12-16

Consulate received 5-16-16

US Embassy Interview -- APPROVED!!! 8-24-16 :dancing: :joy: :dancing:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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Our kids will probably be in America, so it would be nice to stay here.


3/2/18  E-filed N-400 under 5 year rule

3/26/18 Biometrics

7/2019-12/2019 (Yes, 16- 21 months) Estimated time to interview MSP office.

 

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Retirement is 12-13 years away for me and my wife, but we're certainly planning for it. We aren't sure where we want to spend our golden years yet. My having been born & raised in Massachusetts and my wife in Windsor Ont, we both like having the changes of the four seasons and would like to remain in an area that offers that. We also want to be either near or on the water, so we're contemplating a lakefront home in either Maine or New Hampshire.

This is subject to change however because the both of us are disliking the winter time a little more each year. We have also looked at property in Florida, the Carolinas and Kentucky. Kentucky would be ideal for visiting my wife's family in Windsor as it's just a short drive up rte 75 and we're at the Canadian border. We probably won't decide on anything for at least 5 more years, we want to be sure where we want to be first. The biggest priority right now is preparing for retirement financially. I'd hate to get to retirement age and not be able to afford the life we want.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Retirement is 12-13 years away for me and my wife, but we're certainly planning for it. We aren't sure where we want to spend our golden years yet. My having been born & raised in Massachusetts and my wife in Windsor Ont, we both like having the changes of the four seasons and would like to remain in an area that offers that. We also want to be either near or on the water, so we're contemplating a lakefront home in either Maine or New Hampshire.

This is subject to change however because the both of us are disliking the winter time a little more each year. We have also looked at property in Florida, the Carolinas and Kentucky. Kentucky would be ideal for visiting my wife's family in Windsor as it's just a short drive up rte 75 and we're at the Canadian border. We probably won't decide on anything for at least 5 more years, we want to be sure where we want to be first. The biggest priority right now is preparing for retirement financially. I'd hate to get to retirement age and not be able to afford the life we want.

Places like Kentucky will be a real bargain for retirees. I used to live in Dubuque, Iowa, and I don't think it would be the worst place to retire to, especially when you factor in costs. Economic advantages would apply to a lot of places in the Midwest.


Marriage: 2014-02-23 - Colombia    ROC interview/completed: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
CR1 started : 2014-06-06           N400 started: 2018-04-24
CR1 completed/POE : 2015-07-13     N400 interview: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
ROC started : 2017-04-14 CSC     Oath ceremony: 2018-09-24 – Santa Fe

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We are planning on retiring in the Philippines, I just love it there but of course vacations are way different then actually living overseas. We will buy a place and visit on my vacations until I rerire, which isn't anytime soon (I'm 46)

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we also plan on retiring in the Philippines (2020), we bought a farm and intend on starting construction of a house there late next year


 

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: France
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Our retirement is 7 years 3 months away, and we will be moving to France (where he is from) or Portugal as a second choice (his native country). Can't wait!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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My husband shocked me last year by agreeing to move to a border town so I can be closer to Canada when I/he retires and be able to travel back even more frequently than I do now.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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On 2/21/2019 at 8:32 AM, E & J 2018 said:

Somewhere warm...…. Florida, Arizona or Brazil...….

Not Adak, Alaska? :P 


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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On ‎3‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 3:09 AM, Visitor User said:

USA. I prefer the Bay Area, CA if I am wealthy enough. 

You better hope you retire as a multi-millionaire?

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