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Minors Departing Paraguay

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Minors Departing Paraguay

Parents should reside within the Justice of the Peace’s jurisdiction

Note: There are four Justice of the Peace offices in Asunción. You should go to the one that’s closest to your home.

Parents residing abroad. Steps to be taken to obtain a Permiso del Menor for their child

 

Parents should sign an authorization before the Paraguayan Consul, (in Consulate letterhead). This document must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The person appointed to travel with the child must appear before the court with a lawyer to start the process to obtain a “Venia Judicial para viajar” which is the authorization granted by the judge that allows the child to travel with a third party.

 

The Court for minors and adolescents (Family Court) will receive these documents in order to issue or deny the authorization for the child to leave the country. Among other documents to be presented are:  Notarized letter signed by parents before the Paraguayan consul, Child’s Paraguayan ID (cédula), Child’s original birth certificate* or Paraguayan passport of the adult appointed by the parents to travel with the child.

 

The process can take approximately 15 days. If the child is 6 years or older, the judge will request to see him/her as well. The Judge will take the child’s wishes into consideration.

*If the child was born in the U.S., the original birth certificate must be authenticated by the Paraguayan Consul before it’s presented to Paraguayan authorities.

http://paraguay.usembassy.gov/minors_departing_paraguay.html

 

Paraguay Culture and a Paraguay Party

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Paraguay Culture: A Party at a friend’s house in Paraguay

The ultimate acceptance as an expat in Paraguay is get invited to a friend’s house for asado and some beer, good laughs and great times. Some of the funny antics and craziness that goes on in in the video below:

 

 

What do you think, well not too wild or crazy, cuz this is a public forum but you get the idea, Paraguayans are very friendly and fun to be around. So when visiting Paraguay get out, meet some people and most importantly, have fun!!

Til next time

Getting a Second Passport in Paraguay

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Getting a Second Passport in Paraguay

http://www.ParaguayAtYourService.com “Real Estate Paraguay” Buying land in Paraguay A man once told me:”Anything’s worth is that what the seller wants and the buyer prepared is to pay” Now that may be true, but knowingly using the ignorance of some other human-being to make a 50%-2000% profit just doesn’t go too well for me. Its stealing, nothing less. So are you thinking about getting a second passport in Paraguay? look further here…

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Steal this house in Luque, Paraguay

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Luque is a small suburb of Asuncion that is characterized as mostly a “bedroom” community where most of the folks come in to Asuncion to work. We found the area to be quiet and embodies the Paraguayan mantra of “tranquilo”.

SPECIAL FIFTH HOUSE WITH POOL OR SPA .. VOLLEYBALL COURT … … ….. FOOTBALL FIELD SURFACE IS 93 METERS IN FRONT BY DEPTH 40, Plot 3720 m2. titled ready to transfer in the municipality currently approved and ready to pave the street 10 minutes from downtown Luque

Offered at GS360.000.000 it’s a relative bargain for those looking for an out of their home country investment opportunity or a fabulous place to live. Property management is availble should you require these services as well as recommendations to attorneys and appraisers to help you close the deal. Please see pictures below.

Please refer to Property ID# LLL302 for this listing, thank you

New Personal Assistant Services in Asuncion Paraguay

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Talk about blessings in 2013. We were recently introduced to a wonderful young lady who is ready, willing and able to provide customized personal services to expats while in Paraguay. One of our expat traveler correspondents put her to the test recently and was pleasantly surprised. The funny part is that when he brought her to us, she was already on our radar to work with somehow, someway. After some back and forth she jumped on board to help expats get acclimated to the ins and outs of Asuncion and surrounds. Now of course this service is provided to members of our site so if you don’t have a membership then now is the time to get one before prices go up, sorry but bureaucracy stinks and cutting through the red tape with someone friendly and knowledgeable definitely helps, so if you are looking for any of the following while in Asuncion please consider our wonderful assistant to help you out, she charges by the half day and the day depending on what YOU need to get done.

  • Finding rentals and places to live and assistance with applications.contract process
  • Real estate finder and basic assistance with purchase process
  • Negotiating health insurance
  • Acquiring a bank/financiera/coopertiva account opening
  • Business registration
  • General interpreter services
  • General translator services
  • Tour Guide services
  • Acquiring a driver’s license (car and motorcycle)
  • Etc as needed by the client

So far she has done a wonderful job assisting our correspondents and clients, combine that with competent residency consultant this is the perfect compliment for helping a new resident/citizen get established in Paraguay. Once signed in to the member’s area, simply fill out the request form for a quote and you are on your way!

 

 

Sovereignman.com repost: The truth about residency and citizenship in Paraguay

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The truth about residency and citizenship in Paraguay

by Simon Black on April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011
Asuncion, Paraguay

cedulabarackA friend of mine here in Asuncion is a partner in one of the leading investment firms in town. We were having drinks at my hotel the other evening talking about events around the world and thinking about what might happen next.

At one point he told me, “You know, I really feel like the decline of the dollar is going to cause a lot of problems in the world– rising prices, currency imbalances, social unrest… I feel very safe here in Paraguay though because we have everything we need: food, water, and energy.”

He’s right. Paraguay, usually overlooked, really does have just about everything that it needs.  There is so much land here available for livestock or crop production, and the country sits atop one of the world’s greatest freshwater aquifers.

Meanwhile, businesses are feverishly growing alternative fuel crops, and Paraguay also boasts the largest hydroelectric facility in the world with an annual capacity of roughly 90 TWh; they use only a tiny fraction and export more than 85% to neighboring Brazil.

Paraguay’s economy has benefitted from rising commodity prices and overall regional growth… and despite the government’s occasional left-leaning saber-rattling on behalf of the rural poor, politicians generally tend to stay out of the way.

Paraguay’s tax burden (as a percentage of GDP) is among the lowest in the world at around 12%, the same as Hong Kong. It’s 28% in the US and averages 35% among OECD members.  For this reason, Paraguay is a mini tax haven… but not on anyone’s radar.

Paraguay’s individual income tax (first established in 2010, then temporarily suspended) is only 10%; it affects only the higher income earners, and it only applies to income sourced within Paraguay, not worldwide income.

I’ve read a few blogs that say Paraguay does not have an income tax. This is simply incorrect… one of the many inaccuracies I’ve been seeing lately from new monkey see, monkey do expat sites.

The Internet is both a blessing and a curse… and this is the curse– massive factual inaccuracies. The digital world has created a wiki-reality: if enough people believe it, then it must be true.

Internationalization is a rising trend and a lot of new ‘experts’ are jumping on the bandwagon. Unfortunately, this is leading to a lot of misinformation that gets recycled over and over across the blogosphere like a series of rip-off infomercials.

Here’s the truth– establishing a second residency overseas is a great idea; it ensures that you have a place to go should you ever need to leave your home country, and it can even lead to an eventual second passport. Note: “second residency” doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend time there.

Places like Paraguay are ideally suited for a second residency. Why? Because of the country’s political stability, energy and agricultural sustainability, low tax environment, and straightforward immigration procedure.

Make no mistake, though, there is an immigration procedure. Some people seem to think that you just show up, put some money in the bank, and apply for a passport. This is utter nonsense, and I always get a chuckle when I read such advice from people who obviously have little experience in the country.

I wrote about this at length in February’s premium letter and even flew one of my local Paraguay contacts to our recent offshore workshop in Panama.  Needless to say, he was a popular guy at the event and has been quite busy in the past few weeks assisting many of our subscribers with their own residency here.

In the interest of accuracy and hopefully stopping the spread of misinformation, I’d like to provide a short summary of Paraguay’s immigration procedure:

1) Obtain necessary documents from your home country, including a clean police report, birth certificate, marriage/divorce certificates as applicable. All need to be certified by the Paraguayan consulate that oversees the document’s issuing jurisdiction.

You’ll also need to provide a bank reference letter, and, depending on your passport (US and Canadian), a tourist visa to Paraguay.

2) Travel to Asuncion and submit your application in person.  Among other things, this requires establishing a local bank account with at least $5,500. Local bank rates are currently around 4% in USD, up to 12% in local currency. You’ll also need a medical screening and various other requirements on the ground.

3) The permanent residency application takes up to 4-months to be approved, though it can be much less if you use a well-connected facilitator.

4) After three years as a permanent resident, you are entitled to apply for naturalization.

Clearly there are a lot more details and many situations that must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For example, do you hold a different citizenship as your country of birth? Do you require proof of funds? These may impact the situation.

As with most things, immigration procedure in Paraguay is all about who you know. The right contacts in Paraguay really streamline (NOT circumvent) the process.

Naturally, everyone pretends to be well connected.  I can’t tell you how many places I’ve been where people claim to have an ‘in’ with the President.

Just like relying on misinformation, working with the wrong people is a surefire way to lose money… or worse… get caught up in some illicit forgery or bribery scandal.  It’s simply not worth it.

Trusted contacts are worth their weight in silver.

Don’t forget to check out our services for Paraguayan referrals to trusted immigration experts, restaurants, tour guides, salons, tattoos and more!! email us today, enjoy the lovely life in Paraguay tomorrow.

 

 

Applying for Paraguayan Residency

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Applying for Paraguayan Residency

pyanIDThe Paraguayan Immigration Service requires a national police record for applicants applying for residency.  In order to request a “national” police check, U.S. citizens should contact the FBI for a check of all state police records.  The FBI accepts requests from private American citizens for this purpose.  For more information, please visit the FBI at http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/fprequest.htm The fee for this service is $18.00 and can be paid by money order, certified check made payable to the Treasury of the United States, or by credit card (see form on FBI Web page).

 

To request an FBI namecheck, you will need to have your fingerprints taken.  The Consulate can provide you with the appropriate fingerprint card.  Unfortunately, the Consulate can not take fingerprints or mail documents.  However, you can have your fingerprints taken in Asuncion at the local INTERPOL Office.  You can contact that office at: (021) 480-199 or 422-426/7 and request an appointment.  The estimated fee for this service is Gs.50.000.  Address: Coronel Gracia 468 between Dr Mazzei and Teniente Rodi St. (Behind Police Station # 1 Sajonia neighborhood). Regular offices hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 17:00.

 

Once you’ve had your fingerprints taken, you will need to mail the fingerprint card, a cover letter (see FBI Web page) and payment to the FBI at the following address:

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FBI CJIS Division – Record Request

1000 Custer Hollow Road

Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306

 

AUTHENTICATION OF POLICE OR FBI CERTIFICATES OF LACK OF A CRIMINAL RECORD: The FBI’s CJIS Division (Criminal Justice Information Services Division) will authenticate U.S. Department of Justice Order 556-73 fingerprint search results for international requests by placing the FBI seal and signature of a Division official on the results, if requested at the time of submission. Documents prepared in this matter may then be sent to the U.S. Department of State Authentications Office by the requestor to be authenticated if necessary.  Please be sure to indicate the country in which the document is to be used. The FBI procedure became effective 1/25/2010 and will apply only to documents finalized after that date. Requests to authenticate previously processed results will not be accepted.

 

The FBI requires 6-8 weeks for processing upon receipt.

 

You must provide your return address, which may be via a FEDEX Account to ensure receipt of your report (please see return Mail Options on Applicant Information Form).

 

In compliance with the Paraguayan Immigration Law, the FBI Report must be legalized by the Paraguayan Consulate in the United States. Your report will not be accepted without the corresponding legalization.

 

Please note that it is your responsibility to forward your FBI results to the Immigration Office and verify the status of your record request with them.

 

http://paraguay.usembassy.gov/citizen_information/applying-for-paraguayan-residency.html

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