Freedom… security… special benefits… a reduced cost of living… a new life… a new start… a better retirement… a grand adventure…
These are all great reasons to be thinking about living or retiring in another country.
A new life overseas can come with big upsides, from tax advantages and exemptions to discounts and savings on everything from travel and meals out to medical care and prescription drugs…
From more safety and better privacy to great weather and a whole new circle of friends… new neighbors, a new community, a new future…
This isn’t rhetoric. This is just the start of the benefits of seeking out a new life in a new country. I speak from decades of personal experience.
However, the trouble with some Shangri-las is that they make it difficult for foreign residents and retirees to enjoy what they have to offer.
The simple truth is, not every country welcomes foreign retirees or expats.
On the other hand, some countries make it easier than others. And some roll out the welcome mat, offering benefits, discounts, and other perks that can be very exciting. Some countries, in fact, right now, are working hard to woo you. They’re competing to get your attention.
This is why, as you progress in your thinking as to where in the world you’d like to launch the new life you’re dreaming about, I strongly recommend that you consider all your best options. Start with the life you want to create for yourself, then look at all the countries where that life might be possible. Consider and compare the legal requirements and, very important, the advantages and the benefits of foreign resident status in each place.
Then choose the country where you can live the life you want for as long as you want, enjoying the many benefits and privileges of being a foreign resident.
That’s freedom. That’s peace of mind.
An American residing abroad could live 100% tax-free. Depending on your situation, you could owe no tax in the United States… and, depending where you choose to reside overseas, you could owe no tax in that country either.
As I said, this can get very interesting… and exciting.
As a resident retiree overseas, you could also enjoy discounts on medical care and prescription drugs…
You could be exempted from import duty on your personal belongings and household goods… your car… perhaps even a new car every several years…
You could save money on everything from the purchase of your dream retirement home on the ocean to dinner out and in-country airfares…
You could even acquire a second passport.
This is all completely legal and safe. More than that, it’s smart.
Right now, it’s smarter than it’s ever been.
The secret to all this—to realizing all the benefits and advantages I’ve been naming and to taking control of your life and your future—is establishing residency in another country.
Being a resident of another country—and especially carrying a second passport—can open so many doors for you. Depending on where you branch out, you can find yourself rewarded with privileges like…
A lower tax bill—so you get to keep more of your hard-earned income and savings…
The freedom to hold a bank account in another country where an American citizen would not be welcome to do so (unfortunately, in the current climate, the list of countries where this is the case grows longer each month)…
The liberty to cross more international boundaries (and, in some places, to avoid the high reciprocity fees that are imposed on Americans—right now, for example, U.S. citizens must pay a US$160 fee, based on reciprocity, to obtain a tourist visa to land on Brazilian soil.
Not being tied to a single economy. If things turn sour in one of your homes, you can comfortably weather the storm in another…
The opportunity to work or set up business in another country. (Without an EU passport, for example, good luck, fellow American, trying to find a job in Europe.)…
Where should you think about establishing residency and perhaps obtaining a second citizenship and passport?
How do you find out which country (or countries) make the most sense given your situation? As a resident of which country will you have the freedom to live, work, and play as you wish?
Looking at the question in the broadest geographic sense, you have 180+ choices for places where you could establish residency and, perhaps, consider obtaining a second passport. Again, trying to choose among the options can set your head spinning.
There’s no shortage of information on these options available on the internet. Some of it comes at no small cost… some is free… but can you trust it?
You and I both know that you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.
That’s why, several months ago, I asked the guy I trust completely on these matters if he would make time to work with our Panama-based editorial team to create the ultimate guide to the world’s best residency options and opportunities today.
The guy I’m talking about is Lief Simon.
Yes, he is my husband. But even if he weren’t, I’d trust Lief more than anybody regarding residency, a second citizenship, or a second passport.
Lief knows this stuff better than anyone else you’ll find anywhere… and he knows it from long firsthand experience.
Lief has been researching the world’s best residency and second citizenship options for more than 25 years. He has established residency for himself and our family in Ireland, in Panama, and, most recently, in the Dominican Republic.
He has acquired second (Irish) passports for us, too… and is in the process of obtaining citizenship in the Dominican Republic.
Over the past decades, Lief has worked with hundreds of others to help them consider and act on their best options for foreign residency and second citizenship.
In other words, again, Lief understands these opportunities not only theoretically but from real life experience.
This is not the case for most “experts” who write and recommend on these important topics. And I can tell you that the reality of how these things work can be quite different from how they are represented to work by “official” sources.
If things don’t always play out in practice the way they’re represented in theory on government websites and other official sources… how then are you to navigate the process of achieving these critical objectives?
As I said… that’s why I asked Lief to make time to create our new guide.
While there are 180+ countries in the world, not all of them are appealing places to establish residency… and not all of them offer the opportunity for naturalization and a second passport.
Looking at the world map in this context, 48 countries stand out, including:
- Six places where you could work your way to citizenship in as little as three years (five to eight years is more common around the globe)…
- Some of the world’s top banking havens where Americans are still welcome to open an account and enjoy privacy…
- A place that welcomes foreign residents with open arms and special benefits for retirees—and that also offers a developed infrastructure, a low cost of living, and overall a great quality of life…
- Places of political and economic stability—where you can enjoy greater freedom than you do right now and for a much lower day-to-day cost…
- Ideal places to start your own business, however big or small, with a friendly tax regime and special incentives for foreign investors…
- Even places to live tax-free (even if you’re an American)…
Every one of these opportunities… and many others… are detailed by Lief and our house editorial team in our all-new, comprehensive Passport To Freedom: The World’s Top Havens For Residency, Citizenship, And A Second Passport” program.
This is a complete guide to establishing residency and/or obtaining citizenship in the world’s top jurisdictions—all researched and vetted firsthand either by Lief or one of his trusted colleagues and advisors.
In each case, again, we’re speaking from real-world, not theoretical experience.
In fact, we’ve found that the process for establishing residency and applying for a second passport can be a lot easier than represented on government or other websites. Often it comes down to who you know. Having the right contacts on your side and understanding the nuances of how the process works in a particular country can really help your case and speed things up.
In his new guide, Lief shares his trusted and personal contacts for every residency and citizenship opportunity featured.
And, if you know Lief at all, you know that he speaks straight and pulls no punches. This new program is no exception. It provides the real, inside story on how this all works.
For a limited time, our marketing team is making the new program available at a just discounted price that saves you 60%.