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Kimbeena
12/29/2017 22:31 EST

Hello everyone my fiance and I are moving to Jamaica January 10th for something new..... a fresh start for the both of us to be honest Atlanta has dragged me to the point that i want nothing to do with the states.

I would love any kind of advice that I can get I am stressing because not only am i nervous but I want to have a place to stay when we land.

I know this is my second post but i am very new to message boarding and after reading most of these forums i see that i could have been a lot more detailed in my wants, needs, and concerns.

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jamaicandream
12/30/2017 00:05 EST

Try Airbnb for a cheap Guest house for a start. Without visa etc. You are only allowed 90 days in jamaica and you must have a return ticket.

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Kimbeena
12/30/2017 13:44 EST

so are you saying i wont be able to rent temporarily without a visa?

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Gardis
12/30/2017 13:53 EST

No Kimbeena, that's not quite what they meant,. First, we never cease to be astonished at the people that have never been to Jamaica, and then decide because "they want nothihng to do with the States" they want to up and move. Do you have an income source? You willl most definitely NOT be able to find employment in Jamaica, and I don't have the patience or the time to go into why. If you did any research you would already know this. I have to assume you are both independently wealthy and don't have financial concerns. Second, what the poster meant was, you cannot remain in Jamaica beyond 90 days without an immigrant visa. Clearly, you don't have one, so that means you need to exit the island after 3 months. Here's some good advice, which you probably will ignore: take a nice vacation for two weeks, explore, ask lots of questions about what its like to live in a 3rd world country (have you ever been to a public hospital in Jamaica??) and then go back and think it over a second and a third time. Good luck.

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Kimbeena
12/30/2017 13:56 EST

thanks for the advice. you were pretty rude though, if you didn't have time or energy why did you reply? lol

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gbamarketingexpat
12/30/2017 14:07 EST

Don't despair. The advice was sound, but the delivery ungracious. Heed the message and ignore the messenger.

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astone10
12/30/2017 14:28 EST

Hi, I'm in Negril. I can find a place. Whats your monthly budget for rent? It's more expensive in Negril, but it's very nice.

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ruthie14
12/30/2017 16:11 EST

Hi Kim, what part of Jamaica are you looking to live in? Kingston, Montego Bay? Negri? Or someplace else? Each place is quite different. Funnily I've been living in Atlanta the past few years though I still visit Jamaica a lot.

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jamaicandream
12/31/2017 12:04 EST

Kimbeena

The Advise from Gardis was not rude, it was a well meant good Advise!!!

You seem to me also that you are heading blue eyed into a Disaster.

Jamaica is not that easy as it seems.

In Order to survive in Jamaica you need Money and from that a lot.
Apart from many other Things.

Read and learn from the Internet what its all about Jamaica.

Jamaica no Problem-that is not true!

Never the less I wish you and your fiancée all the best may your Dreams come True!

And aswell as all here in the Forum I wish a happy and healthy new Year 2018

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ScottMi
12/31/2017 15:04 EST

Hi, I arrive next week but I'm fortunate that I have a relocation agent assisting with the move.

Despite the assistance I've been looking at a number of real estate sites and the prices that are charging appear to be well above the prices people are quoting in forums so I expect to find that it will be cheaper once I'm on the ground.

There seems to be some good value Airbnb, although I'm going to spend the first couple of weeks in a hotel until I find the right place to rent.

Do you know where you're going to locate yourself?

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Marutti
1/4/2018 01:04 EST

hi Kimbeena,

the prices are very different,depending on where you would like to settle and whether you are looking locally or over the internet. the best approach, i thibk, is to rent abb for the first 10-14 days and then start exploring the neighborhoods that you'd like to live in and read local news papers and going to the local real estate agencies.

it's not easy as abc, but it's also not as bad and scary as some folks like to paint it. if you have energy and proper english and friendly attitude, you will definitely have no problem landing a nice apt.. the fact that you are on expat forum prolly means that you both, or at least one of you is doing some freelance or some type of remote work - in this case, please, stay assured, that as long as you have money, you'd be all set. dropping everything and moving in the hopes for landing a good job is prolly risky, but i also believe in the power of intention. there is nothing impossible.

good luck and stay in touch!

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herbalhealingorganics
1/4/2018 11:33 EST

I am in a gated community in Trelawny. check sublet.com really great rentals across Jamaica.

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newnative72
1/6/2018 11:28 EST

I am SO excited for you!! I have been traveling to JA for more than 20 years and have decided now to set a goal of living there for a year's time once my daughter finishes high school in three years. We will settle in Little Bay in Negril's southwest end. If you refer to the information on this blog and others you will see that US citizens can stay for 180 days without having to get a VISA, Do you and your husband plan to work? I am curious about how you plan to make the move. It is a LOT to coordinate!! Wish you all the best!!

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cornbrown
1/9/2018 14:33 EST

Yes Definitely RUDE, and there is a pattern of rudeness to other forum members too!

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suitepee555
1/16/2018 09:14 EST

There’s was absolutely no need to be rude. You spent energy being nasty instead of being kind to your fellow human just trying to take a journey. She already said she needed to add more info. You make ppl afraid to ask questions! Chill, it’s easier to be nice or don’t reply if you can’t manage a kind word. Thanks.

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