Category: Second Residency


Thailand Elite Visa Program 2023: What are the Pros and Cons?

Thailand, for decades, has been a bucket list destination for backpackers, retirees and long-term travelers. Yet in terms of its long-term visa options, the choices used to be limited. Fortunately, the arrival of the Thailand Elite visa program in 2003 changed all of that. Let’s have a look at the program’s pros and

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4 New Digital Nomad Visas for 2023

Four New Digital Nomad Visa Programs for 2023

In the past two years, the meteoric rise of Digital Nomad Visas around the world has really given credence to the idea of “Government-As-A-Service”. Remote workers are now spoiled for choice – and in 2023, we expect at least another four exciting programs to join the global roster. It’s a refrain we hear

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The official Portuguese Digital Nomad Visa we’ve all been waiting for

Over the years, Portugal’s popular D7 Residency has been called many names: Passive Income Visa. Retirement Visa. Digital Nomad Visa (which, technically, it was NOT). But as of October 31, 2022, the country now has an actual Digital Nomad Visa (DNV). Let’s get into the details below… Long-stay visas for Europe have long

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Ecuador’s new Digital Nomad Visa program unpacked

The South American nation of Ecuador is one of the latest countries in the world to launch an official Digital Nomad Visa. And we’re pleased to report that it looks pretty decent. Let’s get into the details below… Boasting stellar beaches, tropical jungles and cooler mountain towns, Ecuador is a place we’ve frequently

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Estonia Digital Nomad Visa 2023

A look at Estonia’s pioneering Digital Nomad Visa in 2023

Looking to spend up to a year living and working remotely from Europe? If you’re a remote worker or online business owner, Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) program can help you achieve just that. Let’s take a look at its requirements below… Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa: Your gateway to a year of European

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Namibian Digital Nomad Visa 2023

A closer look at Namibia’s new Digital Nomad Visa program going into 2023

A growing number of countries have been launching Digital Nomad Visas (DNVs), with competition resulting in lower income thresholds and easier requirements for applicants. Namibia recently joined this list – and it’s a fairly attractive option… Looking for a change of scenery and epic outdoor adventures in Africa? If wildlife safaris, dune-boarding and

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Colombia's Digital Nomad Visa is launching soon

Colorful Colombia’s Digital Nomad Visa program is going live soon

Thinking about an immersive living experience in colorful Colombia? A new law, coming into effect on October 22, will create a new visa specifically for Digital Nomads. Let’s get into the details below… Being a digital nomad in Colombia is about to get a lot easier Bordered by Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and the

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Costa Rica Residency Programs 2023

Costa Rica’s ascent as an excellent Plan B destination…

Given its scenic beauty, relaxed pace of life, affordability and proximity to North America, Costa Rica has long been popular among American retirees. But the country is also increasingly popular among a younger generation of remote workers and digital nomads. Today, we take a look at some of the country’s easy residency options.

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Nicaragua Plan B destination 2022

Why Nicaragua still makes sense as a Plan B destination in 2022

Is Nicaragua still a good place to consider for second residency? Today, we revisit whether the country still makes sense as a Plan B destination. Let’s get into the details below… Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua is a Central American nation of around 6.6 million people. It’s a

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Portugal introduces new Jobseeker Visa in 2022

Looking to move to Portugal and work there, but don’t have an offer of employment yet? Thanks to the introduction of a new jobseeker visa category, you’ll soon be able to enter the country for up to six months while you look for employment. Let’s get into the details below… Considering Portugal as

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Cyprus Residency By Investment Program 2022

Getting PERMANENT Residency By Investment in Cyprus

Looking for an alternative to the Portuguese Golden Visa in an idyllic island location? Offering residency for up to THREE generations of family members with a single €300,000 investment, Cyprus’ Residency By Investment program packs a punch. Let’s get into the details below. The Republic of Cyprus is an island nation situated in

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Greece FIP Visa Program Applications

Getting Greek Residency via the Financially Independent Person Visa program

Looking to obtain residency in sunny Greece, but don’t want to throw $250K at a Golden Visa property? With the country’s residency program for Financially Independent Persons (FIP), you’re officially in luck. Let’s take a look at what’s required, and why this option makes a lot of sense… Getting Greek residency – without

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Czech Citizenship By Ancestry Progam

Getting Citizenship By Ancestry in the Czech Republic in 2022

Getting Citizenship By Descent is typically the most cost-effective way of obtaining a second passport – if not the fastest. In today’s episode, we unpack how you can obtain Czech Citizenship By Descent in 2022 – and over 1.2 million Americans could qualify… Join Sovereign Confidential to… Sharing borders with Germany, Austria, Slovakia

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New Portugal Golden Visa Investment Options

Introducing Portugal’s New Artistic Production Golden Visa

Missed the boat on a property based Golden Visa in Portugal? Today, we highlight a brand new option with an investment requirement of only EUR200,000 – AND a projected yield of 4%. Golden Visas post property investments: New year, new investment options Many an industry insider and prospective applicant lamented the recently implemented

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Getting Romanian Citizenship by Descent in 2022

Romania is a beautiful country with a long history, rich culture, and many unique traditions. Being a southeastern European country, it borders Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Bulgaria and has access to the Black Sea. Romania became a member of the European Union in 2007, which means whoever holds a European passport has

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Malta Golden Visa 2022

Malta’s Golden Visa – Why time is of the essence to apply in 2022

How does Mediterranean island living sound as a Plan B option? Boasting a laid-back atmosphere, low taxes, and an exceptionally affordable Golden Visa, Malta ticks many of the boxes. But with Brussels now going after Golden Visas in a big way, this opportunity could disappear overnight in 2022… Malta: A VERY affordable Golden

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An overview of Italy's tax incentives for employed or self-employed people

Italy’s Golden Visa: A closer look at the new and improved program

Looking at EU Golden Visas, but not keen on investing in real estate? Thanks to recent advantageous program changes, the Italian Golden Visa now offers a highly compelling alternative to RE based programs elsewhere on the continent. Let’s get into the details below… Italy: The Golden Visa country you’ve never heard of. Italy

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Hungary Citizenship By Ancestry

Getting Citizenship By Ancestry in Hungary in 2022

Are your parents, grandparents or even great-great grandparents Hungarian? If so, an A-grade European passport could be within easy reach. In today’s episode, we explore Hungary’s Citizenship By Ancestry Program and how you can benefit… Join Sovereign Confidential to… Hungary is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. It is renowned as an international travel

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4 New Digital Nomad Visas for 2023

Four Island Nations Offering Digital Nomad Visas in 2022

Fancy an extended beach break in tropical paradise? In today’s episode, we unpack four island-based Digital Nomad Visa Programs that can help make your bucket list dreams a reality in 2022… Four Island-Based Digital Nomad Visa Programs For 2022 Since the beginning of the pandemic, the world has been opening up to digital

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Sweden: One of the Freest Countries In The World During Covid

For countless people, the pandemic has been the kick up the rear they needed to move abroad or start developing a robust Plan B. And one of the biggest questions playing in their minds is:  What are the freest places in the world…? What emerged as THE biggest threat to people’s freedoms during

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Malta Nomad Residence Permit 2022

Malta Nomad Residency Permit 2022

During the past 18 months, digital nomad visas have taken off in a big way around the globe. In today’s episode, we highlight one of the latest nomad visa programs to launch in the EU: The Malta Nomad Residence Permit. Let’s get into the details below… Malta’s Nomad Residency: Putting island living within

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Malta Global Residency Program 2022

Malta Global Residency Program For Non-Retirees 2022

During a recent episode of the Knowledge Series we unpacked Malta’s residency program for pensioners. Today, we look at how you can enjoy Mediterranean island living — along with attractive tax benefits — as a non-retiree. Let’s get into the details below… Malta: Far more than just a retirement destination Renowned for its

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Malta: Affordable Residency Program for Retirees

Malta is the smallest of all the EU countries, with a population of only around 500,000 people. But that doesn’t mean you should overlook it as a potential retirement or overseas living destination. Find out why below… An Affordable Maltese Residency Program For Retirees Malta is a go-to destination for retirees, gambling operators

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Why a move to Dubai might be just the thing for you in 2022…

Situated in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai has a LOT more to offer than just awe-inspiring architecture and a wealth of shopping opportunities. In today’s episode, we unpack why a move to Dubai might make a lot of sense for sovereign minded folks seeking to increase their quality of life while decreasing their

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How to gain permanent residency in Mexico without leaving home in 2022

Looking to gain permanent residency in Mexico without leaving home? Whether you are retired or not, you can gain residency in Mexico with ease in 2022. Discover how below… As a world traveler and investor, I always try to find markets where there’s a huge difference between the ACTUAL risk and the PERCEIVED

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Second Citizenship Passport

6 Best Places For Second Residency and Overseas Retirement 2021

April 20, 2021 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile Looking for the best second residency countries for retirement or as a Plan B destination? Below we cover six of the best places to retire or move to in 2021. In the aftermath of the recent wave of terror attacks in France a number of voices

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Three of my favorite low-tax places to retire

strong>“Looking for the best low-tax retirement destinations in 2021? Discover 3 awesome low-tax retirement countries below. If you’re thinking about retiring to Florida for the warm weather, lack of state income tax, and plentiful medical care facilities, you might want to reconsider. A 68-year old Florida retiree recently filed a lawsuit against Orlando-based

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