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13 Oct
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The Importance Of Getting A Second Passport

My First-Ever Citizenship Index Reveals World's Best Second Passports What's the point of having a second passport? It's one of the questions I'm most frequently asked… along with the follow-up: Which is the best second passport to obtain? My team and I have prepared our first-ever Citizenship Index to answer those questions definitively. The complete [...]
15 Sep
Barbados Beach

The 3 Best Places For Digital Nomads

As the world continues to push through our pandemic era, working from home has become a fact of life. What if working from home meant hanging out on a white-sand beach or in an Old World old town? Folks open to the idea of working from home overseas have become a sought-after commodity among

15 Aug
Tropical beach setting on Isla Holbox, Mexico

Why Living In Mexico Will Be The Best Decision You Make

As of this writing, more than 11.5 million Americans and Canadians live overseas… And 2 million of them—nearly 20%–live in Mexico. Mexico is far and away the most popular retirement and expat haven in the world for North Americans. From world-class beaches along its Pacific and Caribbean rivieras… To 16th-century Spanish-colonial towns oozing with charm… […]

11 Aug
Famous city of Riomaggiore in Italy

The 5 Best Easy Options For Establishing Residency Overseas

Most countries in the world require a criminal background check when you apply for residency. These can vary from a certification by your local police to a full background check from Interpol and the FBI. Several times a week we receive emails from readers wondering if there’s any way around those checks. I guess they’re […]

04 Aug
Caribbean beach with palms and straw umbrellas on the shore with Gros Piton mountain in the background, Sugar beach, Saint Lucia

The 3 Best Citizenship By Investment Programs

Before the global pandemic, an American passport got you into 184 countries. It was one of the best travel documents you could carry. At the height of the pandemic, U.S. passport-holders were permitted entry to but 29 countries. Some 166 countries had decided to bar entry to Americans, fearing those Americans might carry the coronavirus […]

04 Jul
Happy family with American flag at sunset outdoors

Does Living Overseas Make You Less American?

Do I feel more or less American living overseas? I get this question a lot. I’ve been living outside the States for closing in on 25 years, and, to answer the question I’m so often asked, I’ve never felt more American than I do today. Living in the States (I lived in Baltimore, Maryland, for […]

30 Jun
Caribbean beach in Dominican Republic

The Truth About Obtaining Citizenship In The Dominican Republic

Best Residency And Citizenship Option In The Caribbean In 2015, my wife Carolyn and I traveled to the Dominican Republic to participate in Lief's Live And Invest In The Dominican Republic Conference. We came with a specific agenda. We wanted to plant our fifth flag. Specifically, we wanted to apply for residency leading to citizenship. [...]
19 May
Seminario Park (Iguanas Park) and Metropolitan Cathedral in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Why The Ecuador Residency Requirements Are The Easiest In The World

Important news from Ecuador… This country’s residency program just got better. Under new regulations that took effect March 10, 2022, Ecuador’s residency program qualifies as one of the best in the world… And one of the easiest paths to citizenship. Here are the highlights… Ecuador offers a temporary resident visa to start, from which you […]

09 May
Opened passport with visa stamps

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 little while 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 for […]