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25 Feb
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How Having A Second Passport Can Increase Your Options

The Trouble With Having A Second Passport I became a dual citizen about 12 years ago after being naturalized in Ireland. For years leading up to that point and for years after, I recommended Ireland as a top choice for obtaining a second passport through residency. Then, in 2011, Ireland changed its residency laws. The [...]
17 Jan
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My Top 4 Countries For Obtaining A Second Passport In 2019

4 Best Places To Obtain A Second Passport In 2019 Portugal Portugal is my #1 pick for a second passport right now. The country reduced the residency requirement (from six years to five) a couple of years ago, putting them on par with most of the rest of Europe. Portugal makes establishing residency straightforward. You [...]
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 […]

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 [...]
14 Aug
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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 […]

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 […]

02 Feb
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Expat’s Common Goal In Trump’s America: A Second Passport

Last weekend I hosted a small group of readers at my home in Medellín, Colombia. These Private Access members made the trip to Medellín to spend three days engaged in focused, private conversation with me and nine of my colleagues. We discussed the basics of internationalizing your life—banking, residency, citizenship, asset protection, structures, and investing, […]

07 Nov
Punta Cana dominates the "fast-Track" back up residency game.

Backup Residency In The DR: Your Post-Election Promised Land

The agony of the current U.S. election cycle ends tomorrow. Next comes the agony of the new administration. The choices this year are perhaps the worst lesser-of-two-evil options we’ve seen in decades. So you need other options. Fortunately, key places around the world are stepping up to oblige. On my radar specifically right now in […]

23 Jun
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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 […]