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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. [...]
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
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 [...]