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Moving Abroad from a Developed vs. Developing Country

What would your life be if you were born in a different country?

Let’s start off with a thought exercise by exploring this idea:

"Your opportunities in life depend on your citizenship."
Moving Abroad from a Developed vs. Developing Country

For a moment here, I would like to invite you to think about what your life could have been if you were born in a different country with a citizenship other than the one you have.

You're probably thinking about how you would grow up, the kinds of jobs you would have, how different the friends and family around you would be; the culture, the mindset, the people you would meet, the language you would speak, and so on...

That's a fun exercise, but let's bring it back to the context of moving abroad.

If you were a citizen of another country, do you think you'd be able to move abroad the same way you would right now? Will it be easier or more difficult?

You'd probably answer, "It depends on which country."

And I agree.

The opportunity you have to move abroad partially depends on your citizenship.

Chapter 2 Articles:

The articles below outline visa and residency types that you can obtain primarily by using your citizenship

It's true that citizens from developed countries generally have more options, but that's not always the case.

  • Working Holiday Visa — coming soon
  • Freedom of Movement — coming soon
  • Digital Nomad Visa — coming soon
  • Work Visa (Easy Mode) — coming soon
  • Strong vs. Weaker Passports — coming soon
  • "Moving Abroad" on a Tourist Visa — coming soon
  • Diversity Visa — coming soon
  • Can You Just Move to Svalbard?

Keep in mind that your current citizenship is only one out of many life assets that you can use to move abroad! 

If your citizenship can't help you much in moving abroad, you can still leverage your money, health, age, relationships, skills, education, languages, or ancestry.


This article is a chapter from The Universal Visa Guide.
To read about the 9 life assets you can use to move abroad, check out the Table of Content.


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