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Old Apr 27th 2015, 4:24 pm
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I am planning on moving to India and would really like to meet someone with the same idea.

I'm thinking about Goa at the moment but open to different places.

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I am planning on moving to India and would really like to meet someone with the same idea.

I do not yet know of which part of India but this can be discussed.

I have all my own finances ready.

Happy to chat to anyone, worldwide or UK.
I'll move you to the correct forum, might have more luck there than in the Europe one
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Old Apr 27th 2015, 5:20 pm
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I am planning on moving to India and would really like to meet someone with the same idea.

I'm thinking about Goa at the moment but open to different places.
The first question for permanent stay/work must be --are you of Indian origin?
India is a vast country which cities/states are you familiar with?
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I am happy anywhere in India. My main interest is finding someone to travel with.

If there is no one I'll go alone. But I do have a friend in Goa.

No I am British so I will renew the visa.
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I am happy anywhere in India. My main interest is finding someone to travel with.

If there is no one I'll go alone. But I do have a friend in Goa.

No I am British so I will renew the visa.
You might get more information on the Indiamike web site, I think there is a 'travel companion section' there. Also of course a general Goa section.

India Travel Forum | IndiaMike.com
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.....No I am British so I will renew the visa.
Tourist visas can not be renewed or extended. If the visa is valid for more than 180 days you can leave India and return during the validity of the visa. After that you have to leave India and obtain a new visa.
If you are planning to move to India you will presumably need somewhere to live, as a foreigner you can take property on lease for up to 5 years, but most landlords are unwilling to sign leases longer than 1 year less one day.
You might find it informative to spend a few hours browsing through the thousands of posts on the thread 'Goa - Buyer Beware' as well as other threads.

Sadly, your plans may not mesh with the reality of India.

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Hi we just joined this forum we are 2Brit retirees living in Malaysia and are thinking of checking out Goa did you finally go!what are your impressions,we are hoping we get some feed back from fellow expats but as yet no luck.Thanks
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Hi we just joined this forum we are 2Brit retirees living in Malaysia and are thinking of checking out Goa did you finally go!what are your impressions,we are hoping we get some feed back from fellow expats but as yet no luck.Thanks
What is it you want to know? How much time have you spent in India and where?
Andy has explained the visa situation in the above post.
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Hi thanks for reply,we only want to check out Goa for a short time as I have said we live in Malaysia ,we spent time a few years ago travelling Southern India but never got to Goa just wanted any ideas on the situation there I know about the Visas Thanks
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Hi thanks for reply,we only want to check out Goa for a short time as I have said we live in Malaysia ,we spent time a few years ago travelling Southern India but never got to Goa just wanted any ideas on the situation there I know about the Visas Thanks
Well, coastal Goa has become a tourist area for foreign and domestic tourists.
North Goa has become full of bars, restaurants, garbage! etc. many Russians.
South Goa is quite different, quieter although still the coastal towns are holiday centres.
Most British expats seem to have settled in the north.
Difficult for me to give a proper view of 'situation' as we are more 'inpats' living over the southern border and nowadays just go to Goa for shopping, short stays in south and Ponda temples.

I think it best that you 'plough' though the threads on the Goa section, and ask any specific questions there.

(Chennai is my favourite city, you could settle there if you know the south??)
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Well in INDIA GOA is much familiar with foreigners. Other than GOA, pondicherry or puducherry is non metro location whereone of most foreigners are settled.Happy stay in INDIA.
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Default Re: Moving to India anyone else doing the same?

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Hi thanks for reply,we only want to check out Goa for a short time as I have said we live in Malaysia ,we spent time a few years ago travelling Southern India but never got to Goa just wanted any ideas on the situation there I know about the Visas Thanks
Did you use the 'Malaysia my Second Home' route?
If you did it would be interesting if you could post your experiences.

cheers AndyD 8-)
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Default Re: Moving to India anyone else doing the same?

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Did you use the 'Malaysia my Second Home' route?
If you did it would be interesting if you could post your experiences.

cheers AndyD 8-)
There's a whole section on MM2H in the Malaysia section of the forum. Feel free to drop by. Plenty of experiences shared.
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Default Re: Moving to India anyone else doing the same?

Originally Posted by tesekuler
I am planning on moving to India and would really like to meet someone with the same idea.

I'm thinking about Goa at the moment but open to different places.
We are also moving to india around october, we moving in Goa. The property is great n cheap esp for pensioner like me, i am shipping down my belongings.
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