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Thinking of moving to Scotland

Hello all.  Because of the political climate here in America, my wife and I are considering moving to Scotland.  We have a friend who has lived near Inverness for the past few years, and he has said to at least think about moving there.  Our biggest problem is this - I am African American and my wife is white and transgender.  Do you think we will have a problem?  We wouldn't want to move from one uncomfortable environment to another.  We are both retirees, so the economics won't be a problem.

Any responses would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.  

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  • argyllgirlargyllgirl Member ✭✭
    First thing to consider is if you qualify for a visa.  Was one of your parents born in the UK?  If not, you need to qualify for a work visa - find a job then the employer applies for the work visa.  But these are difficult to get.  Other option, have tons of money and come here and start a business employing at least two.  

    Otherwise, Scots are mostly open minded.  

    I understand your desire to escape.  I'm an American who married a Scot.
  • argyllgirlargyllgirl Member ✭✭
    Just noticed you are retired.  Unless you move here on ancestry visa (one parent) I'm afraid you won't be able to get a visa. 
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