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Old 07-02-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: IN MY BED
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Cool. For me personally I think I'm far from that stage...tourist visa would be adequate. I can handle just 3 months at a time. It's too far out into the future to know if we'd have any interest in being there for many years and/or want the kids to be enrolled in school.

But for those who would be interested, here is a blog I found as a result of your comment. (Mixed family moved from Asia to Spain, I almost thought it was you for a second!)

https://www.anepiceducation.com/non-...ain-our-story/



It does seem pretty straightforward from what I can tell. However it isnt super quick...5 years on a visa before you can apply for PR, and then 5 years of residency before you can apply for citizenship.



Interesting, when did this change? I still find a lot of sites explaining the easy process for Panama but they may be outdated (eg this one: Panama Residency and Citizenship | Nomad Capitalist) Looking at the more official consulate and embassy sites it does look to be slightly less accessible than some are saying. Still not too bad though, with options for pensioned tourists, private income retirees who have a lump sum rather than ongoing pension/ss, and people of means who can invest their way for relatively low amounts.
Like I said, there are still certain ways, but the law changed... www.migracion.gob.pa
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Old Yesterday, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Uruguay has an official policy of accepting any immigrant who is not a fugitive from justice. In other words, even ex felons, as long as they have served their time. Uruguay is experiencing a serious youth drain to Argentina, and will accept anyone who is willing to live there. However, at last report, the immigration process is rather bogged down in red tape and inefficiency, and the process is not easily navigated.

I loved Uruguay, they are very civilized and erudite people, the country is safe and laid back, but the cost of living is pretty steep by Latin American standards.
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Old Yesterday, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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The Republic of Ireland is pretty great in terms of citizenship (though it is quite hard to get a job). A developed country that is English speaking, passport that gives you access to the EU and as well it's ranked high on the Henley Visa Restrictions Index.

But beware of how crap this place can be
Crap in what sense?
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 PM
 
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Crap in what sense?
Terrible weather and food, what else can be worse than that?
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 PM
 
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The Republic of Ireland is pretty great in terms of citizenship (though it is quite hard to get a job). A developed country that is English speaking, passport that gives you access to the EU and as well it's ranked high on the Henley Visa Restrictions Index.

But beware of how crap this place can be

If one doesn't have any Irish ancestors, is Ireland still an easy country to get long-term residency?
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Old Yesterday, 11:07 PM
 
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If one doesn't have any Irish ancestors, is Ireland still an easy country to get long-term residency?
Answer no. Ireland does have a rather large Brazilian immigrant population though, so there are means for those able to navigate a steady course enabling such an outcome.


Hardly cheap though, yes the weather may not be everyone's cup of tea. There is certainly a reason that country is so green. The food has much improved although hardly high rating and the medical system is left somewhat wanting.


But for those able to access, it will in time with an Irish passport, allow access to a treasure trove of mainland European countries. Something a British passport will soon in all likelihood be unable to avail.
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 PM
 
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Terrible weather and food, what else can be worse than that?


Can certainly think of a few things worse than weather and ordinary food.
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Old Today, 10:14 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Also have heard that Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica are quite easy (at least for Americans)
Ecuador, as well.
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Old Today, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Any similar agreements with other countries?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAFT (allows for US entrepreneurs to set up a business very affordably and receive a 2-year residency)
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Old Today, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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I always wondered how the folks on that show House Hunters that are Americans are able to buy homes in some of the tropical areas. It's not because of the money to buy the homes, but having the right to live there.
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