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Category: Citizenship

12 Jul
USA and Chinese flags on mountain signpost

Obtaining A Visa For China And Complicated Travel Logistics

As I reported last week, Kathleen and I need visas for China. We’ll be traveling to the country with our son in August to install him in his freshman dorm room at NYU Shanghai. The visa application process proved only mildly complicated. We’re in Europe and elsewhere until we leave for China, so we couldn’t apply […]

05 Jul
Criminal background form

Reload Your Life: Our Offshore Gun And Criminal Check Guides

Earlier this year, my Customer Service team compiled a list of the topics most frequently asked about by my readers. Now, we’re not quite sure just how many members of the mafia are reading these dispatches… But it turns out that the two most-often-asked-about subjects are guns… and criminal background checks. Joking aside, these are, […]

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 [...]
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 […]