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Category: Citizenship

22 Sep
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The Best Second Passports You Can Hold

A second citizenship isn’t critical to an international lifestyle, but it offers options and advantages in an increasingly uncertain world. There are many reasons to make the effort to acquire a second passport. For perpetual travelers, it can be essential. For some Americans, the biggest benefit can be that, when structured properly, a new citizenship […]

04 Aug
Caribbean beach with palms and straw umbrellas on the shore with Gros Piton mountain in the background, Sugar beach, Saint Lucia

The 3 Best Citizenship By Investment Programs

Before the global pandemic, an American passport got you into 184 countries. It was one of the best travel documents you could carry. At the height of the pandemic, U.S. passport-holders were permitted entry to but 29 countries. Some 166 countries had decided to bar entry to Americans, fearing those Americans might carry the coronavirus […]

28 Jul
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Should You Renounce Your American Citizenship?

When Boris Johnson, soon-to-be former British Prime Minister, sold his London home in 2009, he didn’t pay any capital gains tax in the U.K. but was slapped unexpectedly with a U.S. tax bill. Boris is an “accidental American,” a person who has lived outside of the United States for the majority of his life but […]

30 Jun
Caribbean beach in Dominican Republic

The Truth About Obtaining Citizenship In The Dominican Republic

Best Residency And Citizenship Option In The Caribbean In 2015, my wife Carolyn and I traveled to the Dominican Republic to participate in Lief's Live And Invest In The Dominican Republic Conference. We came with a specific agenda. We wanted to plant our fifth flag. Specifically, we wanted to apply for residency leading to citizenship. [...]
25 Apr
Caribbean old city street, church, independence square, tropical plants, palm tree, mountain view, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The 9 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2022

About 28% of all American expats living abroad live in Mexico. A big reason for this is that Mexico has one of the world’s easiest immigration programs. The process begins at the Mexican consulate in your home country. Amounts vary consulate to consulate, but qualifying for temporary residency through economic solvency requires an average minimum […]

03 Mar
Aerial view of Bogota, Colombia

The Truth About Retirement In Colombia Expats Need To Know

The first time I ever recommended Americans think about retiring overseas was back in 1985. When I began making these kinds of suggestions, I was sometimes met with suspicion… sometimes ignored… now and then even attacked as part of the lunatic fringe. The good news is that today the idea of retiring outside the country […]

05 Feb
An expat woman looking at the skyline in Malaga

The Difference Between Resident, Expat, And Expatriation

At a meeting in London a little while ago, I was among dozens of expats from all around the world. Many took offense to being described that way… to being called “expats.” They found the term derogatory; however, not for the reason people typically object to the word. Some among the group in London who’d […]