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Old 09-18-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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There have always been countries that you needed a vista to visit with an American passport, that is not a change.


$20 is paying through the nose? I might pay $1,200 for a round trip flight and could drop $20 on two beers in Australia, but I need to be concerned about the $20 ETA fee because that crosses the line into "paying through the nose" territory.
Since EU citizens doesn't have to pay, $20 is too high.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:04 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Learned something very interesting a few days ago. If you have enough money passports, visas, residency, and even citizenship is all for sale!

Countries where you can buy citizenship or residency - Business Insider
This is a BARGAIN in many countries if you can get on Healthcare programs.

Staying put in USA may result in impoverishment with only ONE medical incident...
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Due to the Commonwealth Act, a British Passport was for decades the most unquestioned and valuable in that sense. It got you in everywhere. That's why Somali's, South Sudanese (as opposed to Sudan proper to the north) and other African countries like to arrive in Kenya, Uganda, and other Commonwealth members and grab a Passport from there instead of their home country.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:15 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Since EU citizens doesn't have to pay, $20 is too high.
Well if $20 is "paying through the nose" maybe you need to reevaluate your ability to stomach travel costs for a trip to Australia.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:17 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Staying put in USA may result in impoverishment with only ONE medical incident...
Being overseas without appropriate medical insurance may result in same.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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Well if $20 is "paying through the nose" maybe you need to reevaluate your ability to stomach travel costs for a trip to Australia.
Been there done that and not coming back.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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This is a BARGAIN in many countries if you can get on Healthcare programs.

Staying put in USA may result in impoverishment with only ONE medical incident...
Malta seems to be a good deal. Updated: The article is incorrect. Malta citizenship is expensive. http://www.maltaimmigration.com

Latvia requires to learn their language; forget it.


The Caribbean countries are expensive with third world infrastructures and healthcare. Not worth it.

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Old 09-20-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Really surprised Canada did not make the list? Well then we better start working on that !
The differences are so small. Germany 177 countries, Canada 172. USA 174.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Interesting ranking taking a look at a travel accessibility - how many countries citizens can travel to without needing a specific visa:

The Most Powerful Passports in the World, Ranked | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel
I call BS on that list. I would like to hear an explanation of why Canada is not on the list. A Canadian passport, as well as other Commonwealth Countries, should be pretty similar to a UK passport, as far as travel accessibility goes.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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