Second Passports

Second Citizenship,Nationality & Residency Program Information

Amicus International LLC. is an information provider on legal Nationality and Residency programs. We currently refer serious candidates to highly trusted and reliable source/s who represent a few select approved "Residency" Programs as referral agents for a few select countries.

Please be advised that Amicus International LLC. does "NOT" sell PASSPORTS. As per our agreement with the respective sources, the countries and the issuing authorities, we are unable to disclose the exact name of each country at this time. As referral agents we are entrusted with the responsibility of screening the possible applicants carefully. Upon our satisfaction that a potential applicant is genuinely interested we will refer you to the appropriate source who will handle your requirements. They will disclose the name of the country and answer all your questions. Interested parties who are serious respect our position and determination to screen out the "merely curious". This information is for the seriously interested only.

Please do not waste your time and ours. We repeat, we DO NOT SELL PASSPORTS. We act as a referral agent for the CONTACT only, not the contract.  The source is an association of international lawyers and specialists in order to provide the most private and up to date services available. They have been involved with offshore consulting for the last 26 years, with complete confidentiality guaranteed by, "Attorney Client Privilege".

There are various types of passports and identification to facilitate international travel.

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We can create for you a “new” legal alternate identity with a complete “legend/life story” to support it, complete with passport, driver's license, national identity card, credit cards, medical card, social insurance number, etc.  Our attention to detail continues with complete academic and reference letters where required.  We can provide you with all documents and advice you require to establish your new legal identity.

Eight Benefits of a Second Passport

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.

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2. Protection from Travel and People Control

Your passport belongs to your government, it is can be rescinded at any time for a myriad of reasons

Example: Edward Snowden and Chelsea Elizabeth Manning
After leaking secret and confidential US. Government documents to the press,both Snowden and Manning became target's of the US government and the first thing they did was cancel their passports. 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.

In fact, on December 30, 2015, 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 and your passport is cancelled. 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? 

3. Distance yourself from foreign policy repercussions

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

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 for example 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 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) for example with US and Chinese citizens, thus, a second passport can help expand the options available to you.

6. More Visa-Free Travel

Depending on the country, citizens may or may not have a lot of latitude in terms of where they can go without a number of restrictions.

US citizens for example 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.

For example,acquiring a Belizean 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.

 “Legend””

What is a "legend" and why is it necessary?

When one acquires a second passport they, in essence, take on a new persona which includes a "Life story or Legend" that gives your new identity some degree of plausibility as to who you are, and is thus very helpful in that it gives you a story to tell someone about yourself.

How is a legend established?

Sometimes you have a long time to establish your legend, but sometimes you only have a few minutes or hours.  For instance, sometimes I would travel in alias and I would be using alias documents that I had not seen or used in over a year.  I would have a few hours when I would be able to look at the alias documents and try to memorize my name, birth date and my mother's name and birth date; then, I will try to commit to memory in a very short period of time a whole different identity.

Does a legend change your whole identity?

It doesn't change your whole identity, but it is supposed to change your identity just enough so that there can be no link between that cover/alias identity and who actually you are.

What happens if you forget your legend?

If you forget your cover, then best case scenario is you just fumble along but there will be some degree of embarrassment; conversely, worst case scenario is that you expose yourself as a fraud or a potential fugitive.

It is extremely vital when you have a legend that you spend time, not only committing the details to memory (such as the names and the dates and any details that might trip you up in a border crossing), but most importantly that you have enough of a back story so that should you have to meet with someone under your cover/alias identity, you will have the background story necessary to substantiate your new identity.

Of particular note is if you have a legend that involves you being born somewhere where you have never been, you will want your story to suggest that you moved from there when you were only a few months old, so if you meet someone else from that area you can explain why you do not know anything about the place or why they do not know who you are.

How is does it take to establish a legend?

Sometimes you have a long time to establish your legend, preparing ahead of time for when you will need it, but other times you only have a few days or weeks.  Work on establishing your legend as soon as possible, taking into consideration that you will have to commit to memory many details of your new identity.

What is a “Banking" passport?

A "Banking" passport provides you with much needed anonymity and protection in the age of stricter security and financial restrictions regarding bank accounts.  Having a second passport to conduct your offshore banking with is a great advantage in keeping your assets fluid.

What is a "Camouflage" passport?

A Camouflage passport is a document, designed to look like a real passport, issued in the name of a non-existent country or entity. A camouflage passport is not a real, valid passport and is to be distinguished from a valid second passport, which an individual with dual citizenship may be eligible to hold.

Camouflage passports are generally produced in the name of countries that no longer exist or have changed their name.Often these are former colonies that changed their name on independence.

Others use the names of places or political subdivisions that exist within a real country, but that have never issued or cannot issue passports, for instance the British Hebrides which are islands off the west coast of Scotland that have never been separately independent. Usually, the names chosen have a plausible or familiar ring to them.

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.

Citizenship

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.

Who, what, why: When can you legally travel without a passport?

Fugitive Edward Snowden is hoping to get to Ecuador, despite not having a valid passport. So when can you legally travel without one? The US state department has revoked Snowden's passport and asked other countries to prevent him from travelling.

Wanted on espionage charges, the American flew from Hong Kong to Moscow on 23 June - using his US passport, according to one of his lawyers - and has applied for asylum in Ecuador. On Monday, a seat was booked in his name on a flight to Cuba, but he was not seen on board.A passport is usually a condition of international travel, so under what circumstances can one travel without one?

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claimed that Snowden had a "special refugee travel document" issued by Ecuador, though the South American nation has since denied that any such document was authorised by Quito. Millions of refugees cross borders without passports as they flee persecution or fighting.

In 2012, more than seven million people became refugees, according to the United Nations.

Without passports, people would be expected to present some other form of identification, says Larry Yungk, a UNHCR resettlement officer. Some refugees can be registered at a border with no identification at all.

The answer

  • Refugees cross borders with other forms of identification or none at all
  • The US issues 60,000 I-94 documents a year to refugees without passports
  • Consulates provide papers for people who have lost passports abroad
  • National ID cards are acceptable for travel between certain countries
  • The British Queen has no passport

"It's really up to the receiving country whether they wish to accept someone into their country without a passport," says Lavinia Limon, president and chief executive officer of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

The US admits about 60,000 refugees a year from all over the world, she says, and only a handful have passports.They are each interviewed overseas face-to-face by officials from the Department of Homeland Security to establish whether they are genuine refugees and meet admission criteria.

A document called an I-94 is issued in lieu of a passport and travel to the US is arranged for each one. "Let's say we're taking people from Malaysia and they have to stop in Hong Kong before they can get to LA," she says. "Hong Kong recognises these are US travel documents and lets them through." Other countries such as the UK and Canada issue similar documents, as does the International Red Cross.

If a particular state wants to allow someone to travel on a state-owned airline, they have the right to do that without even issuing papers, says extradition lawyer Douglas McNabb, if the receiving country agrees. You can also travel without a passport if it is stolen or lost while abroad.

"You can hang around for days waiting for a new passport," says Simon Calder, travel editor of the Independent newspaper. "Or you can get on a plane with something from your consulate that says 'this person is OK, let him or her take a one-way flight to their destination.' "But it's rare and any kind of document like that is a get-out-of-jail-free card - go straight to your destination and don't mess around."

There are also special relationships between countries that entitle their citizens to travel between them without a passport. For example, US citizens can travel to US territories like Puerto Rico and Guam with approved photo ID.

Beyond that, Americans always need a passport to travel by air, although US and Canadian citizens can visit each other's countries with pre-approved Nexus cards. There are some exceptions to the mandatory passport rule if American citizens are visiting other North American countries by land or sea, according to the US State Department website.

So if they are going to the Caribbean or Bermuda, for example, then a passport card, rather than the passport book, will be accepted. And an enhanced driving licence or military identification can also be sufficient. The UK and the Republic of Ireland have formed the Common Travel Area, in which photo ID is usually sufficient for citizens of both countries. Immigration officers can ask for proof of nationality, so government advice is to carry one.

In 1995, 26 European countries formed the Schengen area of free travel without border controls. But passenger carriers such as airlines can still impose identity checks that may include a passport. National identity cards are also accepted in place of passports for member countries of some regional alliances.

These include the Economic Community of West African States, the European Union and some neighbouring countries, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and Mercosur in South America.

Not that Queen Elizabeth II has ever to worry about carrying one. As the person who officially issues them, she is the only Briton who is exempt.