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Tag: Second Passport

10 May
Obtaining A Second Passport

My Top 4 Countries For Obtaining A Second Passport In 2021

2021's 4 Best Second Passport Options How many countries the document allows you to travel to visa-free… Residency requirements (both to earn the passport and to maintain it), language requirements, and whether or not the country allows dual citizenship… As well as how long the naturalization and approval processes typically take… and what they entail. [...]
05 Nov
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What Traveling To Europe In November 2020 Is Like

Getting to Ireland wasn’t a concern. Returning Irish citizens are allowed to enter Ireland from anywhere. You have to complete a form online that includes where you will be staying for your first 14 days after arrival, as the Irish government wants you to self-quarantine for that period. However, no destination information is required if […]

30 Jul
irish residency

How Residency Rules Impact Your Second Passport Process

An Open Apology To My Daughter (Here’s Why She Doesn’t Have A Second Passport) It wasn’t until after my son Jackson was born, about 20 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 [...]
25 Feb
A man going through passport control at an airport

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 [...]
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 […]

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 […]

02 Feb
second passport for expats

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, […]