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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to India, they said...

"Before retiring in India, it is important to familiarise yourself with local laws and regulations. Consider researching topics such as taxation, visa requirements, and healthcare. Additionally, it is essential to consider the cost of living in India, as well as research neighbourhoods and living options that best suit your preferences and budget. It may be beneficial to plan your retirement income carefully and to familiarise yourself with banking services offered in India. Finally, you may want to consider learning some of India’s cultures, customs and languages to ensure a smoother transition into life in the country," said another expat in India.

"Surround yourself with positive people, get your support from them should you need it. India is at times challenging, exciting and in its own way crazy but if you are willing to be open to the differences then you will be rewarded with experiences way beyond what you would expect. I love India which is why we have returned here for a second time," wrote a member who made the move to Bangalore, India.

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