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Category: Citizenship

21 Jun
The Notre Dame Cathedral on the Seine river, Paris, France

When Traveling During COVID-19, Flexibility Remains Key

Have Vaccination, Will Travel With both shots of my COVID-19 vaccination now administered, traveling to Europe will be easier next month in advance of the family vacation we’ve planned in Italy. Most countries on the Continent have opened up to vaccinated travelers, and the EU has said they will open borders further to allow all [...]
07 Jan
Skyline of Panama City at blue hour.

The Panama Golden Visa: Residency And A Second Home For The Price Of One

Panama has long been recognized as one of the best—and easiest—options in the world for a backup residency. When former president Ricardo Martinelli created the Friendly Nations program in 2012, any citizen of one of the countries on that list could get residency in Panama by opening a local bank account with just a US$5,000 deposit. Today, the […]

05 Nov
Blue sign warning of that face mask is mandatory due to Covid-19 or coronavirus in airport.

What Traveling To Europe In November 2020 Is Like

Getting to Ireland wasn’t a concern. Returning Irish citizens are allowed to enter Ireland from anywhere. You have to complete a form online that includes where you will be staying for your first 14 days after arrival, as the Irish government wants you to self-quarantine for that period. However, no destination information is required if […]

The 8 Best Economic Citizenship Programs That Will Be Your Pass To A Second Residency

Special Report: World’s Top 8 Second Passport Programs The term “economic citizenship” refers to a passive, one-time investment in a country that leads to citizenship and a second passport. In the 1990s, several countries offered buy-a-passport programs—officially known as Citizenship By Investment Programs, or CIPs—that became corrupted and eventually discontinued because citizens carrying those passports [...]
17 Sep
Residency

The 6 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

When establishing a Plan B or backup residency, most people look for the easiest option… but “easiest” isn’t a one-size-fits-all concept. This debate came up during a conference call with my editorial team earlier this year. We realized that we’d used the term “world’s easiest residency” in two different articles, one referencing Colombia, the other […]

10 Jun
French, U.S. and Chinese passport on money

Figuring Out Your Best Choices For An Alternative Residency

Top Retiree Residency Options For 2019 Choices. The whole live-and-invest-overseas thing comes down to choices. Because taking control of your future is all about understanding your options for action. The challenge can be that, once you've identified the going-overseas choices you'd like to pursue, following through on them isn't as easy as making a quick [...]
26 Nov
How And Why To Obtain Ecuadorean Citizenship

How And Why To Obtain Ecuadorean Citizenship

Easy Residency, Easy Citizenship—Two Reasons To Be Paying Attention To Ecuador Other than for random, one-off real estate investment opportunities, Ecuador has never been high on my list of top offshore destinations. This country is more a lifestyle choice than a place to think about planting an offshore flag… with one important and notable exception. [...]