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Seven Best Places To Get Residency And A Second Passport In Europe

Seven Best Places To Get Residency And A Second Passport In Europe

The Global Nomad interested in establishing residency or citizenship in Europe. Europe has more options today than ever before, depending on how much time and money you’re looking to spend to achieve the objective.

If you have the budget, for example you could make a 250,000 euros donation to the arts in Portugal. You are then eligible to receive residency and eventually get a citizenship of that country.

On the Read the rest “Seven Best Places To Get Residency And A Second Passport In Europe”

Establishing Residency for foreigners in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most sought after destinations in the South East Asia. For Holiday Homes and obtaining permanent residency it is a lovely destination. This is mainly due to the fact that it offers a low yet convenient standard of living.

Appling for Permanent Residency

Obtaining status as a Permanent Resident (PR) in Thailand has quite a few advantages. Firstly, it allows you to stay permanently in Thailand Read the rest “Establishing Residency for foreigners in Thailand”

Freedom, Culture and Iced Coffee: Kevin Miller on Living in Vietnam

Kevin MillerVietnam has been a popular destination for expats for many years, with its tropical climate and welcoming culture, but what is it really like to live there? We spoke to Kevin Miller, an American who first visited Vietnam 9 year ago to do some volunteer work and never left. He lives in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City and works as a consultant and teacher.

You have lived in Read the rest “Freedom, Culture and Iced Coffee: Kevin Miller on Living in Vietnam”

What Does it Cost to Live in Vietnam?

Ho Chi Minh City So you are thinking of moving to Vietnam, or spending at least a few months a year there, and want to know how much it costs to live in Vietnam. The answer to this can be “how long is a piece of string”, after all you can live like a king or a pauper in this diverse country.  Your budget will vary depending upon where you choose to live, for Read the rest “What Does it Cost to Live in Vietnam?”

An Interview with Erika Oktora on Living in the Developing Locations of Johor

Erika OktoraAfter staying in Singapore for about 12 years, Erika Oktora, decided to move to East Ledang in Malaysia’s Johor state which is about an hour’s drive from Singapore. Today she still works in Singapore and commutes daily from her home in Johor. She pens her experiences in her blog, Living in Johor, which is indeed a must-read for those who are planning to shift base here. We spoke to Read the rest “An Interview with Erika Oktora on Living in the Developing Locations of Johor”

What Does It Cost to Live in Cambodia?

Living in CambodiaLike most countries, the cost of living in Cambodia varies considerably between cities such as Phnom Penh and regions like the popular coastal town of Sihanoukville. Regardless of where you live in Cambodia, Cambodia is a reasonably priced place to live when compared to other popular tourist destinations in Asia such as Thailand and Bali. It is worth remembering, that costs aside, the quality of life in Cambodia is also Read the rest “What Does It Cost to Live in Cambodia?”

Life in an International Village: Living in Bali

Moving to Bali and setting up a home there is a dream for many who have visited this exotic and beautiful island. But is life in Bali actually how you imagine it to be?  We spoke to Dominique Gallmann who is CEO of Exotiq Property, originally from Switzerland, who has lived in Bali for the past 20 years to find out.

Why did you move to Bali?

I first Read the rest “Life in an International Village: Living in Bali”

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Bali?

There is no simple answer to the question on ‘how much does it cost to live in Bali?’ Cost of living in Bali depends on a variety of factors such as the type of accommodation you choose, whether you eat local or Western food and whether you drink alcohol. Regardless of your choices, there are some rules of thumb that you can use to give you an indication how much Read the rest “How Much Does It Cost to Live in Bali?”

Your Escape Plan. Leaving the US to live Overseas.

I am an American living on the other side of the planet from the United States and am very happy living here.  It’s not perfect, but authorities pretty much leave me alone and I live well stress free.  As long as I keep current with some fairly easy rules from the Thai government, and comply with the long reach of the IRS, the US State Department and a few other Read the rest “Your Escape Plan. Leaving the US to live Overseas.”

Earning a Living as an Expat in Thailand

Thailand employment street sceneOnce you are in Thailand permanently you may want to find yourself a paying job to keep you occupied and earning a little income.  Here are tips and information on what is available for the Western Expat in Thailand.

Probably the most frequent question I get from people just thinking  about moving to Thailand is how does one earn a living here.  Thailand is paradise for many, including myself, but Read the rest “Earning a Living as an Expat in Thailand”

Retiring in New Zealand – Visas and other Legal Aspects

When looking for somewhere to retire to, New Zealand really does have it all.  With a relaxed lifestyle, so much natural beauty and great infrastructure, it is hard to go past this part of the world as somewhere to spend some time in your twilight years. For those who would like to either retire permanently in New Zealand, or spend a couple of years here, there are a few options Read the rest “Retiring in New Zealand – Visas and other Legal Aspects”

Moving to New Zealand as an Investor or Entrepreneur – Visas and Other Legal Aspects

New Zealand encourages business investment with a view to economic growth, expanding business expertise and attracting “smart” capital to the country.  New Zealand may be a small country, but it is growing fast thanks to its supportive and progressive migration program. For those who wish to set up an entrepreneurial venture or invest in New Zealand, there are several options available.

Investors:
For those with funds to invest in New
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Retiring in Australia – Visas and Other Legal Aspects

Australian Retirement VisaAustralia is a great place to retire. The climate is temperate, the lifestyle is relaxed and infrastructure such as public transport and healthcare and of high quality. If you do not already have permanent residency or citizenship in Australia, but are thinking of retiring there you have a few options available to you, depending upon your age, business experience and available assets.

Under 55 years of age

If you are Read the rest “Retiring in Australia – Visas and Other Legal Aspects”

Moving to Australia as a Business Owner – Visas and Other Legal Aspects

Australia business visaAustralia welcomes new businesses, and encourages people who have innovative business ideas. It can be scary setting up a business or taking over an existing one in a new country, because there are so many things to consider. The first step is obtaining the right visa so that you can get started.

The Australian government has recently made changes to its business visa scheme, so if you have already lodged Read the rest “Moving to Australia as a Business Owner – Visas and Other Legal Aspects”

How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Thailand?

How much money does it take?  That’s almost an impossible question to answer, but one that is asked most often.  Once again, I will tackle this and do my best to give some answers.  It is not an easy problem  to crack, but I will give it my best shot.  Your input in the comments on this number one question would very much be appreciated.

There are plenty of American Read the rest “How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Thailand?”

Retiring in Thailand – What to expect

Living in ThailandMost expat forums at one point of time discuss the question – what can I expect from retiring in Thailand? 

Well, for starters, to hold a retirement visa one must show proof of a monthly income of 65,000 baht ($1,960, €1,435 or £1,255) which can also be acquired by showing 800,000 baht ($24,104, €17,667 or £15,443) in a bank account.

By global standards 65,000 baht a month is not a Read the rest “Retiring in Thailand – What to expect”

Moving to Land of Smiles: How You can Earn a Living in Thailand

Probably the most frequent question I get from people just thinking  about moving to Thailand is how does one earn a living here.  Thailand is paradise for many, including myself, but it cannot be a paradise if you don’t have any money and you don’t have a job.  In that situation, it could be Hell.

It is cheap to live in Thailand once you have learned where to find housing Read the rest “Moving to Land of Smiles: How You can Earn a Living in Thailand”

What happens when an American overstays their visa in Thailand?

US Passport

Overstaying your visa is not something a visitor to Thailand should do, but it can be corrected, usually with no great difficulty, but it may cost some money.  Here is the straight scoop if one finds themselves in this situation.

In Thailand, I live in this kingdom on a “Retirement Visa” which is renewed every year and requires me to check in to Thai immigration every three months to let Read the rest “What happens when an American overstays their visa in Thailand?”

How Expats can Start a Business in Thailand

Thailand expat businessA Western expat in Thailand often has to think about making money.  Thailand is for sure a paradise in so many ways, but if you don’t have any money, it can be a hell.  Even if one is getting a steady pension check or social security or trust fund payout, there is always the fear that the dollar or other home currency can lose value in comparison with the Thai Read the rest “How Expats can Start a Business in Thailand”

The Collapse of the US Dollar and how it will Effect Expats in Thailand

The Dollar is doomed, and is losing its place as a world reserve currency right now.  This will affect those of us with dollar assets, retirement benefits from the US and income paid in dollars.  The big question is:  How Far Will the Meltdown Go?

World currenciesA couple of years ago, we got about 40 Thai Baht to a buck.  Today, it is around 30.  Even in just the last month, Read the rest “The Collapse of the US Dollar and how it will Effect Expats in Thailand”