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Old 01-02-2014, 18:41   #46
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Checkout Belize.

Work may be an issue, unless you can work over the computer.
Acquiring residency and working/doing business in Belize is a huge PITA....and it never ends (been there done that). Unless of course, as suggested, you have an Internet based biz that actually does no business in Belize...then its less of a pain. If you just want to retire there (no work, no biz) then its much easier.

Panama has VERY favorable immigration policies now, but there is a presidential election coming up in May so better move fast.

Guatemala is a very easy place. No one really gives a crap what you do. Plenty of foreigners working illegally (not that I condone that, but its common). Residency is easy, but I also have friends who've been here for decades on a tourist visa (with under the table extensions...not technically legal, but it works). Do what you want...if you piss off the wrong people they kill you... Dead Simple.

Re extradition. For legal residency, all countries in Central America require a background check and all have close relationships with the USA. But, extradition is really only used for big fish. Plenty of gringos down here who would prefer not to be found...just not likely here on legally residency. I know of a few who've purchased passports because they can no longer travel on their home country passport without risking going to jail.

I really like Nicaragua too, but don't know their residency policies. Similar to other CA-4 countries I expect.
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Old 01-02-2014, 18:47   #47
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Hey! I'm brazilian and I resent that!

Only because it's true...
Yes, have a Brazilian friend who says the same thing.
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Thank you for your well written informative post.
I would not believe much of what you read on International Living...it is all a very well orchestrated sales job.
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Old 01-02-2014, 18:52   #49
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Wow, Belize was way down. That doesn't ring true to me. I'd like to know more about how they scored this. Take the climate rating for example. I find Belize near perfect.
Probably IL has fewer sales relationships in Belize.
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Old 01-02-2014, 18:56   #50
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Re: Countries Wihout Extradition/ Dual Citizenship

G'day, Mates. Dual citizen here in New Zealand, one of the better decisions I made in my life. New Zealand does have extradition treaties with many countries, but Kim Dot Com is still winning at the moment with his paticular situation. Pretty easy to start living here at least 6 months of the year on just visitor visas, as many people on cruising yachts do. All the best. Cheers. P.S. The sailing's pretty good down here as well, but don't tell anybody ;-)
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Re: Countries Wihout Extradition/ Dual Citizenship

I really have no idea, but what about Cuba?
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Re: Countries Wihout Extradition/ Dual Citizenship

Jimmy Buffet has been there:

"Down to the Banana Republics
Down to the tropical sun
Go the expatriated American
Hopin' to find some fun

Some of them go for the sailing
Brought by the lure of the sea
Tryin' to find what is ailing
Living in the land of the free
Some of them are running to lovers
Leaving no forward address
Some of them are running tons of ganja
Some are running from the IRS

Late at night you will find them
In the cheap hotels and bars
Hustling the senioritas
While they dance beneath the stars
Spending those renegade pesos
on a bottle of rum and a lime
Singin' give me some words I can dance to
Or a melody that rhymes

First you learn the native custom
Soon a word of Spanish or two
You know that you cannot trust them
Cause they know they can't trust you

Expatriated American feelin' so all alone
Telling themselves the same lies
that they told themselves back home

Down to the Banana Republics
Things aren't as warm as they seem
None of the natives are buying
any second hand American dreams

Late at night you will find them
In the cheap hotels and bars
Hustling the senioritas
while they dance beneath the stars
Spending those renegade pesos
On a bottle of rum and a lime
Singing give me some words I can dance to
Or a melody that rhymes

Down to the Banana Republics
Down to the tropical sun
Go the expatriated Americans
Hopin' to find some fun"
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Re: Countries Wihout Extradition/ Dual Citizenship

I would agree with their assessment in Asia. Malaysia near the top. (Especially Sabah)

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I really have no idea, but what about Cuba?
Love Cuba, but would not want to make myself in anyway subject to their laws. Would definately have to renounce my USA citizenship. If you are not a USA, or plan to travel thru the USA, then should not be as much of problem.
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Seems to me that if you have made that decision... Renouncing US Citizenship would be more effective and applying for citizenshiw elsewhere
There are more Americans doing that now than ever before. Especially the HNWI
Not a practical sequence. If you renounce USA citizenship first and are not a citizen of anywhere....impossible to travel without a passport from somewhere.
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Yes I explained poorly. Decide where you want to call a residence and if it feels good break ties with your original country.
This applies to any country any direction.
Just don't see how you can quit and not quit a national reponsibilty and expect to been then treated as a foreigner in your original country.

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I would not believe much of what you read on International Living...it is all a very well orchestrated sales job.
With respect, since the OP seemed essentially uninformed I provided links for a starting place of research. T'is the internet and buyer beware, of course, yet the OP should quickly understand that it's no longer as simple as getting off an aerocraft with two suitcases stuffed full of cash.

Please - feel free to provide more informative links with more accurate and pertinent information.
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Okay, I've been following this post for a bit and and am waiting for cburger to chime in a bit more so all of this speculation can come to a halt. If this thread continues the way it is I wouldn't be surprised if the powers that be lock down this site and issue subpoenas...just sayin. Good info about legal ways of immigration tho!!!
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