In May of 2013, EFAM published a popular article on getting a second citizenship, http://www.escapefromamerica.com/2013/05/why-would-an-american-even-consider-a-second-citizenship/. We received much interest from our readers for more info on second passports, so this month we decided to offer more detailed resources on how to obtain one, and some specific requirements of some of the easiest countries to work with on this process. Each jurisdiction has different costs, requirements, and timeframes, and these could change at any time. Do your due diligence, get the correct info, and make sure to work with a trusted agency or lawyer skilled in second citizenships.
Paraguay offers foreigners the opportunity of Permanent Citizenship through a 4 year process, and Visa-Free travel to Over 110 Countries. There is an Expedited Citizenship program available.
Cambodia offers incredible opportunities for those looking to obtain a second passport. There is a 6 week (yes, week!) citizenship process, permanent citizenship is available, and once you have a passport, you get Visa-free travel to over 50 countries. The country also offers great investment benefits to those citizens looking to invest in the country.
Once you go through a 3 month citizenship process, you get to travel Visa-free to over 60 countries in the world. There is a family citizenship program available, streamlining the process if you have family. You can also receive citizenship by investing in the country.
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts and Nevis also offer permanent citizenship, with family programs available. There is also a Real Estate Citizenship investment program, a 4 month citizenship process, and once you get a passport, you get Visa-free travel to over 120 countries.
Dominican Republic has an 18 month expedited citizenship process in addition to an 8 year citizenship process. Citizens receive the benefit of Visa-free travel to over 40 countries.
So you know that you are interested in obtaining a second citizenship, but where do you start? It’s a big deal – it’s not exactly the kind of service that you should be buying off of Craigslist or Ebay…
EFAM has experience with TDV Passports, a Nevis-based company which offers expat and internationalization information, analysis and services to clients worldwide. Check out their website here. http://tdvpassports.com/TDV99G4K6JS/
They do second passports day in and day out, and have for years. They have an experienced staff of experts who can help you determine which country is the best fit for you and your family.
TDV Passports handles virtually all aspects of the citizenship process, including complete processing of authentications, apostilles and legalizations, itinerary assistance, in-depth insight into investment and business opportunities, real estate purchase guidance, complete concierge, including transportation to and from the airport, your hotel and all necessary appointments with the proper immigration and government departments and direct hands-on assistance with every step of the process until you receive your citizenship documentation and passport.
TDV Passports staff spends months vetting agents, agencies, attorneys and firms to insure that all TDV Passports clients’ citizenship processing is carried out in the most efficient and forthright manner.
For more info, contact TDV Passports directly here. http://tdvpassports.com/TDV99G4K6JS/. You can consult one-on-one with an expatriation expert for free, to see if a second passport from one of the above countries is right for you.