On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 18:38:09 -0500,
>I'm a nearly sixty year old, white male, U.S. citizen (January 22, 1948,
>New York, NY) wishing to retire or semi-retire and take up permenant
>residence in the U.K.
>This is the beginning of an inquiry to accomplish that end. I know
>next to nothing on how to procced.
>I am a college graduate (4 year degree) with a valid California
>Teaching Credential in Mathematics and World History.
>It is my interest in English History that is at the root of my
>intention to migrate. In October of 2005 I spent two weeks in the south
>of England and became convinced that immigration to the U.K. was a goal
>worthy of persuit.
>For the time being I'll leave it at that and see if anyone on this
>site can help me get a start on my Big Project.
>Posted via http://www.mymigration.net
This is the barest outline of a horrendously complicated subject. You
first (*before* making contact with any branch of British officialdom)
need to decide which of the pigeonholes provided you are going to try
to fit yourself into. It is important to get this right, because
suspicions will be aroused if you try to change your mind.
The choice is between worker and person of independent means. The
latter requires proof that you have resources sufficent to support
yourself in the UK *indefinitely* without needing to do work for which
a work permit would be required. The fact that you are entitled to a
pension is one way.
Work permits are issued to *employers*, not employees, so you would
have to find someone in the UK who not only wants to employ you but is
willing to make a case that the job requires *you* specifically rather
than a British person and to put up with the complications and delay
which dealing with the immigration people will cause. It is also
possible to be admitted on the basis that you are starting a business.
I know less about that one, but I think proof of available capital is
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