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Old 08-01-2011, 11:11   #1
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Warm Places for US Citizen to Legally Work ?

Just got in from skiing and daydreaming of warmer climates and the possibility of spending a winter there. Availability of jobs notwithstanding, what are some tropical locations that US citizens can work without special visas (or places where those visas are easy to get). Off the top of my head, I would think Hawaii, the Keys, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands? Any one else know of others or problems with these? I'm not going anywhere any time soon, but thought a list of places one could legally work might be helpful to others given the amount of threads on how to work in places where it's really not legal to work w/o a visa.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:24   #2
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I don't know about available work, Visas or work permits for each but you may want to look into other US protectorates including...

American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Midway, Johnston and Wake Atolls, Baker, Howland, Jarvis and Navassa Islands and Kingman Reef, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands


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There were a couple of books put out by Susan Griffiths about working your way around the world. Though her books are from a U.K. perspective, most suggestions can be equally applied to Americans, & others. I taught ESL in Taiwan and found many places from Mexico, through South America, as well as in Asia, where one can do the same, sometimes earning enough to pay the bills plus bank a bit, sometimes earning pretty good coin. If you do not have a degree, you can buy a phoney diploma on Khao San Road, in Bangkok.
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In other than your home country and its territories and protectorates - whether you can work elsewhere is really dependent upon your credentials and occupational field.
- - Doctors, nurses, advanced educators, and a few other fields are generally welcomed with little if any hassles in other countries. Basically anything that you can do that locals cannot - or in very short supply of - is appreciated and barriers to work seem to disappear.
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Or set up your own business?...........obviously lots of paperwork involved at the outset (and probably ongoing ), but fundamentally all pretty much the same as learning your Highway Code, none of it rocket science - just unfamiliar and a lot of it.

Just like once you have got your Driving licence you can forget 90% of it and know which 10% you need to remember

Of course some countries more business freindly than others.
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Guam, Wake. Any others in the Pacific?
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