232: Starting from Scratch: Fundamental Insights into Immigration

Second passport in St Kitts and Nevis

Today I want to go back to basics and ensure that everybody understands the terms we discussed so that you can make the right decision for yourself and your family if you decide to become an Expat and plan for the future.

I realize that not everyone understands the verbiage and lexicon that immigration entails. There are many different types of immigration visas; there is not a one size fits all approach to this.



  • Confused about the lexicon or language when it comes to immigration? Many people are. This is the episode that you won’t want to miss.
  • I start with the most basic language, so you’ll fully comprehend and understand it.
  • I discuss the difference between temporary and permanent residencies and why they are so important to understand.
  • The next step up is citizenship. What does this mean? What must you do or complete to become a citizen in a new country?
  • Are you thinking about starting a family or having additional children? Listen as I talk about birth tourism and what it can mean for you and your family.
  • One of my main focuses is on Residency by Investment. What does that look like, and how can you obtain one?
  • What is a Golden Visa? You may have heard this phrase.
  • The next piece of information I cover is Citizenship by Investment. The countries that offer it, and why I believe it is so important.
  • I run through the countries that currently have citizenship by investment and the costs involved.



I hope today’s episode was beneficial to you and works as a real complement to the three-hour workshop I did on Saturday.

If you have more questions after watching the presentation, want to review the CBI programs we discussed, and join me on some of these things, there’s a special email address just for people who registered and attended that presentation.

See you all next Wednesday on the podcast!

About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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