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Category: Residency

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 […]

30 Aug
the flags of panama, colombia, nicaragua, portugal and dominican republic flapping in the wind on a beach

Our Official List Of The World’s Easiest Residency Programs

Today’s Best Residency And Second Citizenship Programs Live and Invest Overseas' annual Retire Overseas Conference wrapped up here in Orlando last night. This is primarily a lifestyle event; the focus is on where and how to live or retire overseas. However, the number of people at this year's event asking questions about opportunities for back-up [...]
14 Aug
Understanding How To Use A 1031 Like-Kind Exchange When Investing In Property Overseas

Dominican Republic: Top Choice To Get A Second Passport

The Dominican Republic is right now a land of opportunity. This country is among the best places to buy real estate in 2017, and certain areas in this country are the absolute best places to be shopping for affordable beachfront retirement digs and a great place to think about buying to let. Net rental yields […]

17 Jul
One of the most iconic simbols of France, The Eiffel Tower

Politesse, People, And French Culture As An American In Paris

This past week in Paris I found myself dealing with yet another automated system that I didn’t understand, this time at a bank. If you know me, you know that I’m not generally recognized as a people person. On the other hand, I’m not a big fan of automated systems either. From automatic checkout lanes […]

10 Jul

Portugal: The Golden Goose Of Residency And Real Estate

Portugal’s population density is greater than that of France or Spain, but it sure doesn’t feel like it on the ground. I’ve spent time on the coasts of all three countries and was reminded while in the Algarve last week just how tranquil this region is… despite all the tourists. This year there are more […]

12 Jun
Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

Where Should You Plant Your Backup Residency Flag? One important piece of internationalizing your life is establishing residency in another country, either because you intend to move to that country or because you want a backup residency in your back pocket in case things go completely sideways and you decide it’s time to bug out. [...]
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 [...]
08 May
How Residency Rules Affect Your Second Passport Process

How Residency Rules Affect Your Second Passport Process

It wasn’t until after my son Jackson was born, nearly 18 years ago, that the idea of a second citizenship crossed my mind. Jackson was born while we were living in Ireland. As a result, he was both a U.S. citizen and an Irish citizen automatically. In fact, he obtained his Irish passport before he […]