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Easiest Residency in Southeast Asia

Guest Post by Wendy Justice Among its Southeast Asia neighbors, the Philippines stands out as the easiest option for residency. Here are four ways you can qualify. Although the Philippines isn’t the only country in Southeast Asia that offers retirement visas, it may offer the best. Let’s look at what countries in the region have […]

Overseas Residency — What’s the Best Country?

Residency is what lets you live in a country for as long as you want, and usually lets you enter and leave the country whenever you choose to. It’s not the same as citizenship, although it can lead to becoming a citizen. Some countries are easier than others to become a legal resident. Others are […]

3 No-Nonsense Reasons You Should Attend an Expat Conference

If you’re contemplating your first move overseas, attending an expat conference can be an excellent way to start. I’ve been to a few, and you can read about them: Top 20 Country Choices for your Overseas Retirement How to Jumpstart your Overseas Move Why you should NEVER Attend an Expat Conference Panama Expat Conference — […]

Prepping the Move [Updated Feb, 2017]

Here at Future Expats Forum, we focus on two main topics: portable careers and preparing to move abroad, or what I call “prepping the move.” Prepping the move is anything you have to do to prepare for moving overseas, from getting rid of stuff you don’t want to move or store, to telling your friends […]

What’s Involved in Preparing for your Overseas Move?

Here at Future Expats Forum, we focus on two main topics: portable careers and what I call “prepping the move.” Prepping the move is anything you have to do to prepare for moving overseas, from getting rid of stuff you don’t want to move or store, to telling your friends and family your plans, to […]

Panama Expat Conference: Hot Air or Helpful?

I’m writing this from my hotel room in the Four Points Hotel in Panama City, Panama where I’m attending the Live & Invest in Panama conference. A couple of months ago I asked whether expat conferences are valuable tools or expensive hype, and by the time we finish our meetings tomorrow night I’ll be able […]

What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017 (Part 2)

Here’s a list of the best countries to move to in 2017 if you’re retired, self employed, or plan to live the laptop lifestyle. In Part 1, we looked at the Americas. Now we’ll move farther afield to Europe and Asia. EUROPE France While France is not a cheap destination, there are parts of the […]

Leaving the USA? Here’s What You Need to Know First

During the primary season and the runup to the US Presidential election, lots of people, on both sides, were saying, “if X wins, I’m moving to (pick a country).” Some countries actually got in on the act. Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia (that’s Canada), advertised itself as the place to go after a Trump victory. […]

The Panama Bridge Kit

Six incredible and comprehensive resources for anyone looking to live or retire in Panama.

Becoming a Legal Resident in a New Country

Most countries have rules about who can visit and who can live within their borders full time. As a US citizen, I’m allowed to stay in Panama for six months without filling out any paperwork at all. Lots of Americans live here full time without becoming legal residents. They simply make a “visa run.” This […]