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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
Visa to get into China

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 […]

10 May
Dimly lit room with 12 gague shotgun shells resting on a reflective wood table

Packing Heat: Can You Own A Gun While Living Overseas?

Who's Packing? The Right To Bear Arms Overseas The feature article in the current issue of my Simon Letter advisory service is about guns. The movement underway in the United States right now to restrict gun ownership and certain types of guns and accessories is similar to the push for more gun controls that followed [...]
07 May
Back up residency in colombia. a high rise building in colombia with new developments being built in the background

Why A Plan B Residency In Colombia Should Be Your Plan A

World's Easiest Residency? I spent the past several months working on a massive expansion of our guide to foreign residency and second citizenship. During that time I was reminded why Colombia continues to stand out among the competition whenever backup residency alternatives are discussed. Colleague Lee Harrison has long insisted that Colombia be at the top [...]
09 Apr
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Our Official List Of The World’s Easiest Residency Programs

5 Best Places To Establish Backup Residency Right Now Live and Invest Overseas’ annual Retire Overseas Conference is primarily a lifestyle event; the focus is on where and how to live or retire overseas. However, the past couple of years, something telling has struck me about this conference: The number of people asking questions about [...]
15 Mar
Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

World’s Best Residency Program One important piece of internationalizing your life can be 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. You have many [...]