Relocating to VI??
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Relocating to VI??

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[b]Hi, I'm from the US and am very , very interested in relocating to the VI for many different reasons. However I don't know enough about how to get started or where to start at. I have so many questions and so much research to do before making such a major move. I come from North Carolina and I'm really looking for change. Any advice or suggestions would be so welcomed and very appreciated.
-regards, Sandra 🙂

Posted : November 7, 2008 1:46 am
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Have you been here before? Which island? Read the moving stories at the link above & previous posts & then ask away. 🙂

Posted : November 7, 2008 9:21 am
Marty on STT
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And be sure to visit here before moving here! About 80% of people that move here move back within 6 months....

Posted : November 7, 2008 11:04 am
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" I have so many questions and so much research to do before making such a major move"

That's the key - do research!!! Start by reading all the relevant post on this forum, read the relocation stroies, use the drop down menues at the top of this page and read "everything" on the website. Buy and read The Settler's Handbook and other publications on living in the Caribbean. After doing that you'll be much moe informed. It's ALL THERE - answers to every conceivable question you may have. You just have to take the time to search and read. Don't expect othjers to to the work for you. Lastly, after you've donee your basic research make a Pre-Move Visit (PMV) to the island of your choice. Don't go on vacation but rather go with an eye toward finding out first hand what it is like to live on the island. For example, spend your time finding out about daily life like shopping for groceries, doing laundry, commuting, going to the bank, doin chores - after all those are the things you'll be doing if you live here. Life in the islands is not all palm trees and pina coladas. After your PMV and you'ved saved enough money to tied you over until you find employment and get settled you'll be ready to make the move. And remember, keep some money aside for a return ticket just in case you find out life in the islands is not what you hoped it would be.

Good luck!

Posted : November 7, 2008 2:06 pm
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