How to Persuade Someone to Come to This Country

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Coming to a new country can have psychological, health, social, educational and financial benefits, depending on where you move and the reason for it. Persuading someone to come to your country will involve highlighting the particular benefits of living there, and how these benefits are incomparable to staying put. If encouraging someone to simply take a trip, persuade more gently than if persuading to relocate altogether.

  • Offer to help with the logistics of coming to the country. If possible, help financially. If this type of assistance is not possible, help research the visa requirements and paperwork necessary to move to the country, if needed. Offer your home as a temporary or permanent living space, if you're comfortable with this.

  • Convince the person the risk of coming is worth it. Encourage him to create a pros' and cons' list for the move. Explain that although the loss of stability will be scary, the move will be for the best in the long run.

  • Create a top-10 list of reasons to come to the country. Concrete reasons why this country is better than the one she currently resides will reinforce that the move is indeed a good decision.

  • Encourage him to find financial motives to come. Money talks, so find out if the move will open up new business opportunities for him or utilize his professional skills better than jobs in his current country.

  • Share your story. Allow the person to see how you came to this country, or how you were born here and could not see yourself anywhere else. The power of example will help her place herself in your shoes and see your success as a motivator and reassurance.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid speaking badly about the person's native country.
  • Highlight the positives about your country.

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