Not trying to be obscure, I just frequent a lot of websites about moving abroad.Blue Murder wrote:Could you elaborate a bit, sir? PR? PY? FBI report? What are these strange things you speak of!?Jester wrote:Order your FBI report ASAP (if you're American) and make an appointment at the PY consulate up here (with passport and birth cert). They can initiate PR process for you, to be compLeted down there with the help of a fixer. Easy PR. Libertarian country. Great 2nd passport.Blue Murder wrote:Hey -- I actually give a damn about other countries. I'm very interested in learning as many languages as I can, and Spanish is one of them.
If I get my passport renewed, and my credit card comes through, I'll be headed to Paraguay for a while.
So I agree with this post 100%!
PR = Permanent Residency. Means that you have the right to be there, and stay there, without leaving occasionally on "visa runs".
PY = 2-letter suffix for web-domain-names based in Paraguay.
Every country has one. America has .US but we don't use it, since we invented the internet, we just hog up all the .COM names instead.
Personally I think we could all save typing by using these 2-letter codes for countries. Also airports all have 3-letter codes. Pilots use them on their forums. We could do the same.
FBI report is what Americans now have to use when other countries ask you for a "criminal backgriound check" or "police report" or "Interpol report". If you are a paroled axe murderer (umm no offense Blue...) hey no problem, they'll let you visit as a tourist, no background check needed. But if you want to retire there or get a job there, they want to make sure you're not dangerous.
Much as I hate obeying the law, it's one good reason to stay out of trouble till you leave the U.S.