Second Passport:
Four Ways ANYONE Can Obtain One

A Second Passport is not just for the "James Bonds" and super wealthy of this world. The truth is that it’s possible for ANYONE to obtain dual citizenship.

In this in-depth article you'll learn the four ways of how to get a second passport (potentially for free), that will provide you the lifelong benefits of having more options for living, working, investing, traveling, and doing business around the world.

And these benefits won’t just be available to you... but to entire generations to come.

I’ll never forget the day-- Over 17 years ago, when the Fedex envelope finally arrived.

Inside was my very first second passport. It was an incredible feeling. And one of the things that got me started on this journey.

Suddenly I realized that I was no longer beholden to one nation. That no single government had exclusive authority over me. I had more options. I had more freedom.

It was a feeling I’d never had before. It was like I had been missing something for my whole life, but never even knew it until that exact moment. Then I wondered how I had ever gotten along before without a second passport.

I cannot overstate the benefits of this. Having a second passport is something I call the ultimate insurance policy.

It ensures that, no matter what, you always have a place to go. To live. To work. To do business. To retire. And in some cases, even seek refuge.

That way, when things go south, you can go north. Taking yourself and your family out of harm’s way.

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The 8 Incredible Benefits of a Second Passport

Getting a second passport will not just provide a myriad of lifelong benefits to you, but also to your children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.

1. You always have a place to go to

When crisis strikes a country, getting out can become very difficult. Depending on your passport, without a valid visa, citizenship, or residency in the destination country, you might not even be allowed to board a plane.

Example: Venezuela
Very recently we’ve seen this become a reality for millions of Venezuelans. When economic crisis broke out, with inflation through the roof and grocery stores empty, many tried to head for the exit.

But with so much demand for visas, foreign embassies in the country began shutting their doors and rejecting further applications.

Those who tried to make a move too late are now stuck, forced to endure the country’s economic and political mayhem.

If those people had an adequate second passport or a second residency, they could have watched the chaos happening on their televisions, rather than out of their bedroom window.

Instead, they were not prepared, leaving themselves with no options.

This is why we call a second passport an ultimate life insurance: You sure as hell hope you will never need it, but if you do - you will be glad you have it.

2. Protection from Travel and People Control

Your passport belongs to your government, and it is as easy for them to take it back as it is to give it to you.

Example: Edward Snowden
After leaking confidential documents to the press, Edward Snowden became a target of the US government... and in a snap, they cancelled his passport.

Given that this was his only passport, this meant that he could not legally travel anywhere.

Snowden was then left stranded in the international transit area at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport for over a month, until Russia granted him asylum.

If Mr. Snowden had been a dual passport holder prior to stepping into the limelight, he would likely not be in this predicament, as he could have used his second passport to continue traveling.

This is not a unique case and has happened before all over the world.

Passport Revoked

In fact, on December 30, 2015, when no one was looking, the US government passed H.R. 22 (The FAST Act), which authorizes them to revoke your passport if they believe, in their sole discretion, that you owe $50,000 in taxes.

It’s important to note that they don’t actually have to prove any wrongdoing.

They can make a simple allegation. It could even be a clerical error. Then, poof, no more passport.

If you have only one passport, then a single government holds total control over your right to travel, and therefore where you can live.

Putting this much trust into a single entity, one that has proven over and over its desire and ability to abuse its powers, is simply not a good idea.

And who is to say that these powers couldn't be taken further... to restrict travel for people who hold anti-government views?

Smart people always have a Plan B.

3. Distance yourself from foreign policy repercussions

Certain nationalities have more enemies than others. America's world politics have made US citizens very unpopular around the world... to the point that they have become targets for terrorism.

On the other hand, nobody ever threatens to bomb a plane full of Lithuanians.

4. Tax Benefits

Taking advantage of your second citizenship or residency by moving abroad has the potential to significantly reduce your tax burden.

US citizens who establish residency abroad can take advantage of the “Foreign Earned Income Exclusion” provision: This can allow you to write off at least $100,000 of income, tax-free.

5. More Internationalization Options

If you are an American citizen, then you have undoubtedly already noticed that your internationalization options are significantly reduced.

The US government’s arrogant extra-territorial FATCA legislation has effectively extended US reporting requirements beyond US borders.

As a result, many institutions and people do not want to do business (including setting up bank accounts) with US citizens. Thus, a second passport can help expand the options available to you.

6. More Visa-Free Travel

United States citizens have a lot of latitude in terms of where they can go. Still, there are a number of restrictions.

US Passport Visa Free Travel

Americans need to apply for visas to go to a number of countries, including Russia, China, and Brazil, which can be time consuming and costly.

Obtaining an Italian passport, for example, gives you visa-free (even potentially passport-free) travel throughout all of the European Union, as well as the right to live and work there.

Meanwhile, getting a Chilean passport gives you visa-free access to all of South America and even Russia.

7. Renunciation

Being a dual passport holder means you will have the option of renouncing your current citizenship.

It's a radical step to even think about for most people, but having multiple citizenships means that you'll always have the option.

Knowing that you have the ability to say “no” to an oppressive government? That is real freedom.

8. Other Benefits

Depending on the country of your new citizenship, you may even get other benefits: Brazil and Russia, for example, do not extradite their own citizens.

Additionally your unborn children would also receive your second citizenship, which is one of the most beneficial things you could ever do for them.

How To Get a Second Passport

These four ways to get a second passport (potentially for free), will provide you the lifelong benefit of more options to live, work, invest, travel, and do business around the world.

The Four Ways To Get a Second Passport

But before we get started, I want to pose fair warning:

What follows here is the unvarnished truth. I’m not here to paint a rosy picture about how simple it is, how you can just sign some papers and get a passport in the mail.

It doesn’t work that way.

It’s true that anyone can get a second passport, but it’s not always easy.

Anyone who tells you it’s ‘easy’ is either lying or incompetent. I’m here to tell you facts, plus give you the benefit of my extensive experience with these programs.

But, more than likely, there is a great solution for you out there.

First, let’s gain a basic understanding of what a second passport, citizenship and residency actually are...

Second Passport

A passport is an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder's identity and citizenship. It also entitles them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries.

When people talk about second passports, they really mean a second citizenship, because the passport is just a document issued as one of the benefits of having citizenship in a country.


Having citizenship or being a citizen is the status of being a member of a state, which gives a person certain rights and obligations.

As mentioned earlier, one benefit of having a country’s citizenship is that it is possible to apply for a passport.

Many countries allow their citizens to have dual citizenship, but some countries such as Singapore and Germany do not and require people who acquire their citizenships to renounce their previous citizenship.

Permanent Residency

Permanent residency is a visa status that allows a person to reside indefinitely within a country of which he or she is not a citizen.

Often a permanent residency can even lead to a second citizenship and passport through naturalization later down the line.

And now, without further ado… the four ways to obtain a valuable Second Passport:


Second Passport & Citizenship By Descent

Option #1 - Ancestry:
Get A Second Passport By Descent (Potentially for Free)

By far, the easiest way to get a passport is by demonstrating you’ve had the good fortune to have parents, grandparents, or in some cases, even great-grandparents from the right place in the world.

If you happen to be part of what I call the “lucky bloodline club”, then you might be entitled to citizenship based on ancestry.

This means you can get a second passport in a very short time and at a very low cost.

Because of that, you should explore this option first if you are interested in getting a passport.

Examples of countries which often grant citizenship to descendants of emigrants are:

There are many more.

We also have an in-depth article on citizenship by descent that covers the process and eight countries. I encourage you to check it out if you are interested in this option.

In most cases, you’ll need to start by setting up an appointment with your nearest consulate.

Don’t be surprised if they make you wait months, but that will also give you time to hunt down and obtain the necessary documents (and, if required, have them officially translated and certified).

Make sure you understand exactly what is required for you to bring to the appointment.

(Some countries will want to see an FBI or police report showing that you’re not a criminal. This takes a while to push through the right channels, so don’t delay.)

Documents you’ll need for these visits usually include your birth certificate, marriage and/or divorce certificate (if applicable) and passport, as well as the birth certificates of any children you have.

You’ll also need birth certificates (and death certificates) for those on both your maternal and paternal lines, going all the way back to the ancestor. You’ll need any naturalization certificates those ancestors acquired as well.

If you are already a member of our flagship internationalization service, Sovereign Man: Confidential, you have access to several detailed intelligence reports with step-by-step instructions on how to get an European Second Passport through descent in 9 different countries.


Second Passport & Citizenship By Naturalization

Option #2 - Time:
Get a Second Passport through Naturalization (ANYONE can do this)

Most countries provide a means to obtain citizenship and second passport by applying for residency and then spending a certain amount of time in the country (generally five years).

The strictness of the rules to become eligible vary significantly.

Some countries, such as the United States, make it very difficult, but there are also a lot of countries that make this process very quick, affordable and easy-- Panama residency for example is excellent and very is to get.

In some countries, you don’t even need to actually spend any time in the country to become eligible to apply for a second passport.

For most people this is the ideal option, because it doesn't just lead to a second passport, but it gives you the most important benefit of a second passport right away:

A place to go no matter what happens in the world.

Which options are available to you will depend on your personal circumstances.

And keep in mind that residency options change frequently. They are absolutely subject to the laws of supply and demand.

The number of ‘slots’ available in any particular country tends to rise and fall over time. If the economy is doing very well and they need more workers, for example, immigration restrictions will be relaxed.

If the country is in the midst of a recession, or it’s a rather tiny country to begin with, there will be a much greater barrier to entry.

Similarly, whenever there’s a flood of people into a particular country, i.e. increased demand, the ‘price’ will go up. This means more hurdles, more hassles, and higher qualification requirements.

So it’s important to start taking these steps while the supply is high, demand is low, and the ‘price’, i.e. the qualification requirements, are still low.

Luckily there are currently several great options available that a lot of people can take advantage of, such as Panama and Chile.

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Second Passport & Citizenship By Investment

Option #3 - Money:
Get a Second Citizenship By Investment

The fastest, but certainly not the cheapest, way to getting a second passport is through an economic citizenship program wherein you essentially buy a second citizenship.

These programs often take the form of an investment program where you either invest in real estate or in certain funds as specified by the local government. It’s legal, but, again, it’s expensive. (And often short-lived, so if you find one that fits, get in on it now.)

In terms of official programs, most people who have done even the most cursory research have read about Dominica and St. Kitts, both of which charge six figures for citizenship.

These are the most famous economic citizenship programs, but there are others, including those offered by Austria, Bulgaria and even the United States. These, however, are much more expensive.

Unfortunately the term “Citizenship by Investment” is rather misleading, because most often you will neither see an investment return nor get back your investment capital.

Therefore you should think very carefully whether the benefits and the quality of the passport you are receiving are really worth the “investment”.

Given the exceptionally high cost, for many it would make more sense to just get residency and let time work for you.

However, if you’re a high-income earning US citizen who intends to move abroad and renounce your US citizenship, then an economic citizenship program might make economic sense.

After all, simply eliminating your US tax burden alone could offset the costs of the passport very quickly.

You can learn more about how and where to buy a passport in our in-depth article on citizenship by investment.

If you are already a member of our flagship internationalization service, Sovereign Man: Confidential, you have access to several detailed intelligence reports that cover renunciation and several economic citizenship programs in great detail.


Flexibility: Israeli Citizenship under Law of Return

Option #4 - Flexibility:
Unconventional Ways to Get a Second Passport

The flexibility route to citizenship is a delicate one, and is certainly not for everyone. However controversial it might be, this still is an option, and that’s why we’re mentioning it here.

One flexibility option is marriage, as many countries have lower requirements for naturalization if the applicant is married to a citizen of that country.

(If your spouse can claim ancestry though bloodlines, it might be prudent to have him or her go through that passport process, and then sign you up as the spouse. Check with a qualified immigration attorney first, as this might not always be the most expedient or convenient option.)

Adopting a child or giving birth abroad
Another flexibility option is to either adopt a child or give birth in a country that grants citizenship to everyone born on its territory – the so-called jus soli in legal terms.

Most countries have fairly lenient requirements for residency, and eventually citizenship, for persons who are legal guardians of their subjects.

Brazil is a good example here. France allows those born on its soil to be French, but only if one of the parents is already French.

Changing your religion
The third flexibility option only applies to one country, and could potentially be the most personal of all: Israel.

Are you Jewish? Do you want to be? If so, you can get an Israeli passport.

In Israel, the “Law of Return” provides means for all Jews, and individuals of Jewish ancestry, to acquire Israeli residency and citizenship.

Israeli law defines Jewish ancestry as having at least one Jewish parent or grandparent.

In the event that you don’t fit the ancestry definition, the law also provides the ‘right of return’ to all converted Jews of all denominations, and the conversion need not take place in Israel in order to qualify.

In either case, the onus is on the applicant to provide adequate documentation proving either Jewish ancestry or conversion to Judaism… the Israeli authorities won’t just take your word for it. They will check.

If you’re interested in getting started, the best place to get answers is your nearest Israeli consulate.

Our Recommendation:

Start by looking into the ancestry option and while you're researching your ancestry tree, consider whether the residency (time) option would work for you.

There are several excellent programs out there, right now. And some of them don’t require much time on the ground and are very cost effective.

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Which is the Best Second Passport for You?

When considering which is the best second passport to pursue, it is important to make sure it is completely legitimate and opens up as many doors for you and your children as possible.

At the same time, you need to consider that some passports come with obligations and ensure they don’t affect you negatively.

Make sure to thoroughly consider the following factors when deciding which passport is best for your personal circumstances.

1. Reputation (Dominica vs Chile)

The reputation of the country you choose can make all the difference in how you are treated when you travel, as well as by your home government.

It is possible for a government to opt not to honor one’s other passports if they do not believe that they are based on legitimate citizenship. This is rare, but has happened in extreme circumstances. Thus it is beneficial to take into account the country’s international reputation.

Some countries, for example, are known specifically for selling passports. While documents from these countries are still useful to have, they may face greater scrutiny and their value could decrease in the future when more countries decide to remove visa free travel.

2. Blendability (Anyone can be a Brazilian)

Though it shouldn’t matter, the legitimacy of your passport may also be influenced by how well you match it. Immigration officers are not immune from racism, and thus may not trust your document if you vary too greatly from the local norm.

Thus, you can possibly side-step this possibility by choosing a country with greater potential for blending in. This can either be with countries that suit your characteristics or that have highly heterogenous populations. Basically anyone can look Brazilian for example, and you can support your connection even further by knowing some Portuguese as well.

3. Taxes

Of course, one great benefit of living or having residency abroad can be the ability to minimize your tax burden. For example as a US citizen, having residency abroad enables you to file for a Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, which enables the roughly $100,000 of your income to be tax-exempt.

A passport or residency is not always a one way street towards a lower tax regime. In fact, there are instances in which it can actually add to your tax burden. An easy example would be if US citizenship was what you were adding on. Increasingly these days foreigners in the US are opting not to pursue a green card or passport because it then subjects them to taxation on their worldwide income. That is something best to avoid if at all possible, so be sure to check out what the tax requirements for residents and citizens are.

4. Visa-free travel options

As long as you are only adding on an additional passport and not looking to replace your current one, this can be a real added bonus. Each passport varies significantly in terms of which doors it can open to you. It doesn’t hurt to do a quick search online to find out which countries a passport will enable you to travel to visa-free. A great example is getting a European citizenship and passport, which gives you access to the whole European Schengen area region.

While a US passport undoubtedly enables you to travel extensively, in fact, it is not the best passport to have. Due to the US’s tight restrictions on citizens from other countries entering the country, many of these countries have imposed retaliatory restrictions on American citizens. Americans may still be able to travel to these countries, but at a much higher cost or for a more restricted time period.

5. Ability to hold multiple citizenships

Of course, you need to make sure that dual citizenship is even an option. Some countries don’t like to share, and thus require aspiring citizens to relinquish any other passports they hold. This is not ideal, though it is not always a deal-breaker, as residency is still a solid alternative.

However if you find that other passport to be significantly better than the one you have, it may still be worth it to pursue. But be sure to take all of this into consideration before making your decision.

6. Precautions: Military service

Lastly, since the goal here is to maximize your freedom from government, this one’s key. In some countries, all male citizens are required to do military service. The requirements may range from a few weeks of basic training to a few years of active duty.

Either if you are a male or female, make sure to check out what military service a country requires before pursuing a passport there.

Consider whether these are obligations that you are willing to be accept for yourself or your children in the future.

Conclusion & Further Resources

Although getting a second passport is not always easy, I hope you see the benefit of having one for you, your life, and your children’s lives.

Ultimately it ensures that no matter what happens in the world, you always have a place to go.

The investment of getting a second passport will not just benefit you, but entire generations to come. There aren’t a whole lot of investments that pay that kind of dividend.

To get started, I encourage you to explore the ancestry option first, as it is oftentimes the quickest and most cost effective option.

If you are not part of the lucky bloodline club, I would suggest you strongly consider the residency (time) option.

Even if you don’t physically make the move, just having a foreign residency or second passport as part of your Plan B can make all the difference. It’s a crucial insurance policy.

Given how quickly situations can change, it makes sense to start taking steps down this road sooner rather than later.

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of charlatans willing to ‘sell’ you a second passport, promising you shortcuts.

There is nothing worse than finding out that you can’t rely on an option when you really need it.

Thus, I recommend to always work with experienced, reputable lawyers or advisors and to double check the information with the country’s consulate.

Now that you know how it all works and what to look for, check out the resources below to put that knowledge into action.

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