Expat Files – 06.12.16

Description for THE ExPat Files Show – 06-12-2016

#1- More of the latest info on the Latin American residency process: People don’t realize that if you don’t have permanent or temporary residency in a particular Latin country and wish to remain, you must leave the place every 3 months and spend at least one 24 hour day out of that country before returning again. You must repeat that process indefinitely. There are some minor exceptions but the Bottom line is: you must start the residency process as soon as possible since it’s not getting any easier to obtain

#2– More late breaking info on offshore banking in Latin America. It’s become a tortured path. The USA has made it so. Expats living in Latin Countries definitely need to get accounts and will need help along the way

#3-No doubt about it, if you insist on eating street food (and tortillas) you will occasionally get a dose of Montezuma’s revenge. Yes, it will happen even if you eat (tortillas) at safe and sanitary upscale restaurants. Here are a few reasons why..

#4-Today we have another unusual story. This time its a comment about the living conditions of the lower middle-class and poor Latins who will most certainly be working in and around your house

#5-Consult with Johnny- Schedule a cell or Skype call: Set up a time to talk and sort out your own specific Latin American “PLAN- B”. Just write “CONSULT” in the subject line with a short list of questions/talking points to:

#6- Visit me Johnny (and expat super blogger John Galt) at where you get real “boots on the ground” info, experienced expat blogs and terrific one-of-kind reports.


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