Avoid Black Market and Grey Market Passports!
Nestmann Group, Ltd.
by Mark Nestmann: Cuba:
No More Exit Visas!
I receive messages promising residence and/or passports from Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Paraguay, and other countries, in exchange for relative
modest fees, under circumstances that appear to have no basis in
from individuals who have started the process of acquiring residence
under these processes. The general procedure appears to involve
the promoters local representative or attorney passing envelopes
full of cash to government employees.
of citizenship through bribery can be severe. First,
the resulting documents often suffer from serious legal defects.
For instance, the passport may not be accompanied by a certificate
of naturalization. Without this document, it may not be possible
to renew the passport, to use it to enter and leave the country,
or even to open a local bank account. (See
this post for other consequences of using such grey market
or black market travel documents.)
citizens and permanent residents who bribe, or cause to be bribed,
foreign government officials, violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices
Act (FCPA). The FCPA criminalizes giving, or even offering, anything
of value to a foreign government official in exchange for
the officials influence to assist in obtaining or retaining
business or securing an improper advantage. Certainly, bribing an
official in a South American country in exchange for a residence
permit or passport would be considered to be securing an improper
Stick with white market economic citizenship programs
like those in effect in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis
and the Commonwealth of Dominica. Or, with bona-fide economic residence
programs such as that recently introduced in Ireland.
Group, Ltd. can assist individuals seeking a legitimate white-market
passport through an economic contribution or investment in Dominica,
St. Kitts & Nevis, and in selected EU countries. Please contact
us for more information.
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is a journalist with more than 20 years of investigative experience
and is a charter member of The
Sovereign Societyís Council of Experts. He has authored over
a dozen books and many additional reports on wealth preservation,
privacy and offshore investing. Mark serves as president of his
own international consulting firm, The
Nestmann Group, Ltd. The Nestmann Group provides international
wealth preservation services for high-net worth individuals. Mark
is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (member of
subcommittee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, Committee
on Taxation) and member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
In 2005, he was awarded a Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree in international
tax law at the Vienna (Austria) University of Economics and Business
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