FAQs: Visas, Citizenships, and Passports

FAQs: Visas, Citizenships, and Passports

In my line of work, I frequently encounter certain questions about visas, passports, offshore banks, and everything in between. Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Every month, I get all sorts of questions about everything from second passports to offshore banking....
Where Can You Get an Easy Second Residency?

Where Can You Get an Easy Second Residency?

In countries like Georgia, you can get a second residence with very little hassle. Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Of everything that I’ve published, my most popular articles are – by far – the ones that deal with getting an easy second residency....
What are the Benefits of Getting Dual Citizenship?

What are the Benefits of Getting Dual Citizenship?

How can you benefit from getting dual citizenship? Dateline: Singapore In this blog, I frequently discuss various ways of getting dual citizenship. Whether it’s citizenship by investment in Dominica or getting a French passport through military service, I love...
How to Get Citizenship Through Military Service

How to Get Citizenship Through Military Service

In the US and France, you can expedite your path to citizenship through military service. Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia As you can probably tell by reading my blog, I’m a citizenship geek. The other day, I was in an embassy to give a visa interview, and they...
Second Citizenships that Require Military Service

Second Citizenships that Require Military Service

A surprising number of second citizenships require military service – could you or your children be affected? Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A few weeks ago, I went to Armenia to collect my fiancee’s second citizenship. When I first met her and realized...
How the Bona Fide Residence Test Works

How the Bona Fide Residence Test Works

In order to be eligible for Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, you need to meet the requirements of the Physical Presence Test or the Bona Fide Residence Test. Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia If you’re a US citizen looking to legally reduce your tax burden,...
How to Retire Wealthy with the 80/20 Principle

How to Retire Wealthy with the 80/20 Principle

The key to a wealthy retirement is surprisingly simple. Dateline: Tbilisi, Georgia The other day, I watched a video by financial commentator David Ramsey about the number one indicator of people who retire wealthy. While most of the people who read my blog probably...
Does Dual Citizenship Lower Your Taxes?

Does Dual Citizenship Lower Your Taxes?

Although dual citizenship can be an important part of your tax strategy, it doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll save money on taxes. Dateline: Tbilisi, Georgia A couple of months ago, I sat down with an Australian man named Jake to discuss his interest...
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