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Category: Residency

01 Nov
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Assessing The Implications Of Trump’s Jus Solis Plans

How Trump Could Make My Grandchildren Stateless Turns out, my Monday missive on the opportunities presented by countries offering jus soli citizenship was timelier than I realized at the time. Within 24 hours of our publishing that essay, President Trump announced that he is considering issuing an executive order to eliminate jus soli in the United States. As I pointed out [...]
29 Oct
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Options For Getting Your Child A Second Passport At Birth

Serious Legacy Upside Kathleen and I were living in Ireland when our son Jackson was born. I wish we could take credit for being impressively strategic in our planning, but the truth is that Waterford just happened to be our home when Jackson arrived on the scene. You could say that this geographic happenstance turned [...]
18 Oct
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How To Live Anywhere In The World With No Residency

Resident Of Nowhere? Full-time residency in another country or a backup residency just in case... These are two topics I address regularly in these dispatches, in my Simon Letter advisory service, and at conferences. But what about no residency? Discovering the world as a global nomad is an increasingly popular idea among the millennial crowd, but we olds [...]
12 Jul
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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 […]

02 Jul
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Speed Up Your Travel By Using A Second Passport For Visas

A well-traveled friend, Paul Terhorst, wrote a column for my Simon Letter advisory service a few months ago in which he explained that he no longer travels to countries that require him to get a visa in advance. Paul went on to make the point that these countries are hurting themselves financially by requiring these apply-in-advance visas of […]