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Category: Citizenship

05 Oct
Portugal - Residency in Portugal

Why Residency In Portugal Is Today’s Golden Opportunity

Portugal is hot. I’ve been focusing time and attention on this country for the past two-and-a-half years. My first visit I bought a small apartment as a rental investment that is proving to have been one of the best property investment purchases of my career (and that’s more than 40 buys across two-dozen countries). The […]

29 May
Colombia: One Of The World’s Easiest Residency Options

Colombia: One Of The World’s Easiest Residency Options

World’s Easiest Residency? We’re updating our guide to foreign residency and second citizenship. I’m reviewing the final chapters, and the new edition will be ready for publication soon. Meantime, writing a summary of some of the world’s current easiest residency options for an article for this month’s issue of my Simon Letter, I was reminded [...]
25 May
live and invest overseas conference

Highlights From Our 2017 Dominican Republic Conference

Why This Is My Favorite Offshore Haven Right Now These folks weren’t fooling around. The crowd in the room for last week’s Live and Invest in the Dominican Republic Conference (our biggest to date) was the savviest and best prepared I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. Some had taken steps to push their [...]
17 Nov
This Is Why The Offshore World Gets A Bum Rap

Is Your Second Citizenship Program Actually A Scam?

The offshore services world gets a bum rap. Most people think that anyone with activities “offshore” is doing something illegal or nefarious. That’s not the case… despite the mainstream press’ attempts to disparage anyone who is found to have done something as alarming as say, opening a bank account in another country. That is not […]

07 Nov
Punta Cana dominates the "fast-Track" back up residency game.

Backup Residency In The DR: Your Post-Election Promised Land

The agony of the current U.S. election cycle ends tomorrow. Next comes the agony of the new administration. The choices this year are perhaps the worst lesser-of-two-evil options we’ve seen in decades. So you need other options. Fortunately, key places around the world are stepping up to oblige. On my radar specifically right now in […]

23 May
Dominican Republic Elections

Dominican Republic Elections Signify A Continued Growth

Last week’s presidential elections in the Dominican Republic caused quite a stir… not only for locals but also for attendees at the conference I hosted in Santo Domingo. About a third of the conference-goers had pulled together all the paperwork necessary to be able to submit their residency applications while in the country for the […]

11 Apr
The Easiest and Cheapest Second Citizenship

The Easiest and Cheapest Second Citizenship In The World

The EU is meeting this week to discuss visa reciprocity. Specifically, some member countries have proposed requiring American and Canadian citizens to obtain visas prior to traveling to Europe. It’s only fair, they argue. The United States requires citizens of five EU countries—Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Croatia, and Cyprus—to obtain visas before they’re admitted across the […]

28 Dec
going offshore priorities

Priorities For Going Offshore In 2016

I have more than a dozen bank accounts outside the United States, most associated with various businesses and investments. I have two accounts for every entity, but few entities have more than two. Why would anyone want or need more than two accounts for a single entity? The de-risking era is answering that question for […]

05 Oct
Border Crossing

Why Did I Consider Global Entry?

Traveling to and through the United States are among my least favorite things thanks to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy spending time in the States. It’s the coming and the going that I dread. They run propaganda videos while you’re standing in line telling you about the process […]