GFA252. Today we are talking about Expats. Our guest today is an Expat veteran who is also the host of the podcast Expat Money Show. Michael Thorup travels around the world and has visited more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode252.
What is EB-5?
EB-5 is the fifth preference of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in granting permanent residency / green card to foreign investors. Under the EB-5 program, entrepreneurs or investors are eligible to apply for permanent residency provided that they are willing to invest at least $500,000 to $1,000,000.
Getting a citizenship is not easy for everybody. In fact, getting a second citizenship may take years, a large amount of money, and enough resources. Nevertheless, don’t be discouraged, as this article is titled “Easiest Countries to Get Citizenship”, apparently, there are easier or maybe faster ways to get a dual citizenship – it may not really be the “easiest” as easy as pie, but easier compared to other countries.
Using the MTR makes it easier for anyone to reach their destinations, whether you’re a tourist who wish to go to Hongkong Disneyland or someone who wish to do business in Shenzhen, China. Yes, you read it right, you could use the MTR to even cross the border. Shenzhen also has the similar cashless payment system like the Octopus which is called a “Shenzhen Tong”.