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Tag: Foreign Residency

23 Jun
A man signing papers for residency. Discover Where And How To Establish Foreign Residency

Where And How To Establish Foreign Residency

A friend is pursuing multiple residency options concurrently. He’s in different stages of trying to establish residency in several different countries with an eye to eventually obtaining citizenship in each one, as well. He figures that at least one of the applications won’t work out. Plus, each comes with different time lines and requirements, and […]

28 Dec
going offshore priorities

Priorities For Going Offshore In 2016

I have more than a dozen bank accounts outside the United States, most associated with various businesses and investments. I have two accounts for every entity, but few entities have more than two. Why would anyone want or need more than two accounts for a single entity? The de-risking era is answering that question for […]

01 Jun
View from Q1 looking north

The Benefits And Advantages Of Living, Retiring, And Investing Offshore

I’m traveling in the United States this week. The visit is reminding me that, in fact, this is one of the easiest places in the world to live and spend time. You might wonder understandably: Why do anything offshore in the first place? Easier, surely, just to stay put. Overregulation, overreach, invasions of privacy, and […]

18 May
A teak plantation

Invest For Residency In Colombia

Among the investment opportunities presented during our conference last week in Medellín, Colombia, was a new timber project in that country. Timber investing has one of the best, if not the best, risk-to-return ratios you’ll find. Trees don’t have an expiration date. You can leave them to continue growing if for some reason the market […]

22 Sep
airlines are tightening up their rules for non-resident visitors.

Airline Requirements To Hold Return Or Onward Tickets

Last week, a friend traveling to Panama for a visit was forced by her airline, Delta, to buy a return or onward ticket when she presented herself to check in for her flight from Atlanta to Panama City. My friend was traveling to Panama on a one-way ticket. As she has legal residency in Panama, […]

14 Aug
A metro station under maintenance

The Risks Involved With Using Workarounds Overseas

Throughout the years, I’ve had people tell me I’ve been wrong when I’ve suggested to them that certain things couldn’t be done. They’ve insisted I was wrong because, they’ve assured me, they had been able to do whatever it was I was saying couldn’t be done. They’d done it themselves, no problem. Recently, for example, […]

07 Apr
local politics

The Effects Of Local Politics On Expat Retirees And Investors

People write in often to ask about the political stability of this or that country, wondering what it means when certain candidates or parties are running for or elected to office. I remember back in 2001 when the Sandinista Daniel Ortega announced he was going to run again for president of Nicaragua. Gringo retirees and […]