Two Nations to Call Home
Let’s have serious conversation about really being ready-for-anything.
Let’s take a look at what’s happening in our nation. We’re facing a weakened dollar. Government agencies are intruding into our private lives on a never-before-seen scale. The economic “recovery” is barely noticeable. And the threat of social unrest looms large.
Our foreign policy under Obama is laughable. It makes us look weak. And that makes us a target. Just look at how Putin has danced rings around the U.S., both after the chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and now again with the situation in the Ukraine.
I love this country because I love freedom and liberty and the free market and the ideals on which this nation is built.
But our country’s leadership no longer loves those ideals. The Washington elite are doing everything they can to undermine our nation’s strength and freedom at every turn.
Frankly, it’s time to consider at what point, if things get bad enough, you would leave this country to live somewhere else
If you can identify a set of events that would cause you to leave the country for good, you need to start preparing to execute that plan now. The safest and easiest way to do this is to take on dual citizenship with another nation, and to get a second passport from your new second home.
This is not a recommendation I make lightly. It is a contingency plan that may become illegal in the future, which is why, if you think you will ever want to relocate from this country, it’s imperative that you act now.
Secure a New Level of
Having dual citizenship and a second passport gives you a level of freedom that most people haven’t even considered. When you have a second passport and are a citizen in a second nation, you can travel to that nation at any time. You can make your home there. Work there. Live there.
Imagine for a moment that the dollar collapsed in the U.S. Most people who live here would have to weather the ensuing economic chaos as best they could. But if you had a second passport, you could easily escape.
Being able to remove yourself from danger and relocate to a safe and stable location is the surest way to come through a crisis with your wealth intact. Such a strategy also helps to keep you and your family safe.
So what goes into getting a second passport?
To get a second passport, you need citizenship in a second country. The requirements to obtain citizenship vary greatly nation to nation.
The U.S.’s stance on dual citizenship is neutral. It’s not illegal to hold dual citizenship. You don’t have to renounce your citizenship here if you become a citizen somewhere else. The U.S. does ask new citizens to take an oath that their highest loyalty is to the U.S. Beyond that, the U.S. more or less ignores dual citizenship.
That’s not the case for other nations. So, the first step in picking a country to seek dual citizenship with is to find one that will allow you to continue on as a U.S. citizen.
Some options include:
- Costa Rica
- The United Kingdom
And that’s not an exhaustive list.
Once you identify countries that interest you, the next step is to determine the criteria for earning citizenship.
- Look for shortcuts: If you have parents or grandparents that come from your target country, that may provide you a shorter path to citizenship.
- Weigh the requirements against each other: If you have several countries in mind, consider the requirements of each. For example, in some nations you have to live there for decades before you can obtain citizenship. Other nations may require only a year or two or residency.
- Consider the drawbacks: Becoming a citizen of a nation means that you are beholden to their laws. You may not like them all. For example, if you become a citizen of Israel, you’ll be required to do military service.
There are three countries in particular that you may want to consider for dual citizenship.
The path to becoming a citizen is easy in each of them, and they are each generally stable.
Singapore: The sovereign city-state of Singapore is an economic powerhouse. And they welcome people of all nationalities. Becoming a permanent resident of Singapore is easy. You need only set up a local company. Once your permanent residence is established, it takes two years to qualify for citizenship.
Traveling with a Singapore passport makes you welcome in almost all nations around the world. Few countries even require a travel visa for citizens with a Singapore passport.
Brazil: Brazil is another melting pot that welcomes new citizens. They have many paths to citizenship. The process can take as little as six months.
Belgium: Belgium is another country that has a short and flexible path to citizenship. Like Singapore, you need to become a permanent resident first. But you can establish your residency from almost anywhere as long as you can show ties with the country.
Obtaining dual citizenship and a second passport opens up an escape hatch from the growing U.S. tax burden and from the uncertainty of the U.S. economy. It’s a big step, but it opens up new options in terms of preparedness. In the event of crisis, having the option to leave could make all the difference.
P.S. – We’re living in dangerous times. The economy is unpredictable. The government is out of hand. Our infrastructure is crumbling. I can name a dozen likely disaster scenarios without missing a beat.
Waiting for disaster to strike is a disaster in itself. You’ll be scrambling for resources, jockeying with friends and neighbors to survive. It doesn’t have to be that way if you just take steps to prepare now.