Showing results for tag "foreign residency"
The Bahamas is a true veteran in the offshore financial services sector.
When you look at everything that Estonia offers—a reputable EU jurisdiction that uses the euro; the most competitive tax system in the OECD; a business-friendly and tech-savvy atmosphere that opens its doors to productive foreigners—planting an offshore flag there can make a lot of sense.
It's no secret that Chile is attractive for internationalization from many standpoints.
Switzerland has long been and still is the world's top offshore banking jurisdiction.
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“Little bits of France dropped into the sea and picked up by Britain.” That is how Victor Hugo, the French poet, referred to the Channel Islands.
It's crucial to differentiate between lifestyle residency and legal residency, as well as the best countries to consider for both.
A balanced look at one of the world's most up and coming places.
Panama offers one of the easiest ways to obtain permanent residency—with a path to a second passport—available in any country today.
This tranquil, bilingual Mediterranean island nation has a lot to offer those looking to internationalize.
The pros and cons of Uruguay and Chile.
As European governments become more desperate to find ways to attract wealth and investment to their nations – having squeezed their own citizenry dry (and illustrating exactly why those born into any seemingly prosperous nation should still diversify internationally, as when things turn bad they often do so quickly) – they are increasingly opening the doors to foreigners with a little extra cash.
Nearly two years after enacting tax laws that made certain foreign-source income taxable to all residents of Uruguay, the Uruguayan Government finally followed through on promises to provide tax relief for foreign residents in order to encourage their continued immigration into the country.
Over the course of the last several months, we've followed the journeys of Mark Svoboda as he's traveled from Singapore to Tanzania, Malaysia to Colombia. Today Mark stops off in Paraguay, where he and his wife traveled to start their residency process...
Two isolated, feisty countries, with a shared heritage that squabble like siblings. Spend a bit of time in either country and you'll hear a litany of jokes disparaging the other. The bigger one picks on the smaller one, and the smaller one gives as good as it gets. Suggesting to a local that the two have anything in common will provoke outrage, but what do the differences actually mean?
Over the course of the last two weeks we've followed frequent traveler Mark Svoboda as he shared his findings on Colombia. Today Mark wraps up his report with the different residency options available in the country.
Last week we introduced you to Michael G. Hines, an educator living in Bangkok. As Michael noted, teaching English in Asia is a great way to get one's foot in the door, as nearly all the countries will issue a work visa. Then it becomes much easier to pursue residency. Today, Michael continues his tour of Southeast Asia as he covers the basic requirements needed to get residency in Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Many native speakers of English are considering a fulfilling career as language educators in Asia. This is not surprising at all, given the high demand for ESL/EFL (English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language) teachers in the thriving economies of the region and the reeling job market at home. In fact, quite a number of people from the US, UK, Australia, and other English-speaking countries have already made the decision to leave their home nations and seek more satisfying careers elsewhere in Asia.
Singapore is widely considered a desirable expatriate location, but why? As the discussions on the IM Forum clearly show, there is great diversity among individuals regarding where they want to live and why. We can research the facts and figures of any given location to learn about its tangible features. But what about the intangibles - our awareness of a place and how it makes us feel? To research the intangibles, we rely on personal opinions and today we share those of Marwood Dent, a first-time contributor and resident of Singapore.
A few weeks ago permanent traveler Ian Oliver shared his insights with us in "The Top 10 Lessons of a Grizzled PT". One reader responded to the article, asking which countries had he lived in? So, today, Ian begins answering that question with the first stop along his PT Journey - The Pearl of the Orient - Hong Kong.
While Mark Svoboda and his wife "spent an incredible few years in the US", both feel that it is time for them to find their next America - a place that values personal freedom and offers economic opportunities.
As we've mentioned before, internationalization can be thought of as a buffet where you take what you want and leave what you don't. Some people want to simply diversify their assets across jurisdictions, while others want to internationalize their income streams. Still others go the whole hog and internationalize themselves personally as well.
We receive quite a few messages from our readers – questions, comments and feedback about our service. A few days ago, I received the following message: “I’m brand new at this [internationalization] and not quite sure where to start. There is so much to do and it is all overwhelming. Any suggestions?”
We're here today with Bernard Jarvis, a former US-based animator and entrepreneur who ditched the “American Dream” with his sailboat and laptop for the shores of laid-back Uruguay.