Some of us have it easier when it comes to moving abroad, and some of us don't.

There are 9 things you can use to move abroad:

Your citizenship, finances, health, ancestry, age, education, skills, relationships, and languages.

You need to strategically USE and STACK at least 2 or more of these 9 life advantages to make a successful move abroad.

The Universal Visa Guide helps you to:

  1. Explore >20 visa & residency types around the world associated with these 9 life advantages.

  2. USE your life advantages to move abroad and SURPASS the limitations you may have.

    START CHAPTER 1

  3. Get a sanity check on whether moving abroad is the right decision after all. What will you gain... or lose?

    JUMP to CHAPTER 12

Traveling somewhere soon?

LingoNomad is an Agoda Partner and we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you if you make a booking through the search box above.

Hi, I'm Ryan.

Over the past 10 years, I've lived & worked in 5 cities, 3 countries and traveled to another 12+.

Now, I live in Canada 🇨🇦 and I'm based in Edmonton, Alberta. (Previously in 🇸🇬🇮🇩).


MORE ABOUT ME →

Table of Content

THE UNIVERSAL VISA GUIDE
by Ryan Octosa

30 chapters, over 20 visa and residency types discussed


Chapter 1: The 9 Life Advantages

1.0 📚 How to Move Abroad by Using Your Life Advantages

START

1.1 📚 Yes, You Need a Visa to Move Abroad

START

1.2 📚 IMPORTANT Moving Abroad Permanently vs. Temporarily

START

Chapter 2: Citizenship

2.0 📚 Moving Abroad from a Developed vs. Developing Country

START

2.1 📚 Temporary Move 5 Things to Know About Working Holiday Visas

START

2.2 📚 Permanent Move 6 Regions of the World with Freedom of Movement

START

2.3 📚 Temporary Move 3 Things to Know About Digital Nomad Visas

START

2.4 📚 Temporary Move Work Visa (Easy Mode)

START

2.5 📚 Strong vs. Weaker Passports

START

2.6 📚 Permanent Move The U.S. Lottery Visa (Diversity Visa)

START

2.7 📚 Permanent Move Can You Just Move to Svalbard?

START

Chapter 3: Finances

3.0 📚 How Money Helps You to Move Abroad

START

3.1 📚 Temporary Move Permanent Move 4 Types of Golden Visas

START

3.2 📚 Permanent Move Two Types of Citizenship by Investment (CBI)

START

Chapter 4: Health

4.0 📚 Visa Medical Checkups, Medical Inadmissibility, and Deportation

START

Chapter 5: Age

5.0 📚 Does Age Matter in Getting a Visa Approval?

START

5.1 📚 Temporary Move How Do You Get an Au Pair Visa?

START

Chapter 6: Language

6.0 📚 6 Ways to Use Your Language Skills to Move Abroad

START

Chapter 7: Ancestry

7.0 📚 Permanent Move What Is a Citizenship by Descent?

START

7.1 📚 Permanent Move 4 Ways a Citizenship by Descent Are Granted

START

Chapter 8: Relationships

8.0 📚 Moving Abroad for Love? What to Know about Citizenship by Marriage

START

Chapter 9: Education

9.0 📚 Temporary Move 5 Things to Keep in Mind About Studying Abroad

START

Chapter 10: Skills & Employment

10.0 📚 Temporary Move 3 Main Types of Visa to Work Abroad

START

Chapter 11: Time

11.0 📚 IMPORTANT How to Stack Your Life Advantages to Move Abroad

START

Chapter 12: Is Moving Abroad the Right Answer?

12.0 📚 Temporary Move Becoming a Second-Class "Citizen"

START

12.1 📚 Temporary Move Why It's Not Easy Getting a Job Abroad

START

12.2 📚 Is Dating Abroad Easy? Depends on Where You’re From

START

12.3 📚 Temporary Move Growing Your Finances Without Long-Term Stability

START

12.4 📚 Temporary Move Getting Healthcare & Education in Another Country

START

12.5 📚 Moving to Another Part of Your Country

START

Latest on Moving Abroad

  • Can You Use Statements from Multiple Banks for a Visa?

    Can You Use Statements from Multiple Banks for ...

    Ryan Octosa

    It is usually perfectly acceptable to submit bank statements from two or more bank accounts, although the fewer the better—it will be easier for you to prepare, as well as...

    Can You Use Statements from Multiple Banks for ...

    Ryan Octosa

    It is usually perfectly acceptable to submit bank statements from two or more bank accounts, although the fewer the better—it will be easier for you to prepare, as well as...

  • What Does a Stronger Passport vs. a Weaker Passport Mean?

    What Does a Stronger Passport vs. a Weaker Pass...

    Ryan Octosa

    If you are from a developed country, chances are you have a strong passport. And if you are from a developing country, you might have a weaker passport (but not always)....

    What Does a Stronger Passport vs. a Weaker Pass...

    Ryan Octosa

    If you are from a developed country, chances are you have a strong passport. And if you are from a developing country, you might have a weaker passport (but not always)....

  • 6 Regions of the World with Freedom of Movement

    6 Regions of the World with Freedom of Movement

    Ryan Octosa

    Imagine being able to move to another country tomorrow, permanently, without applying for a visa whatsoever. That's what freedom of movement is.

    6 Regions of the World with Freedom of Movement

    Ryan Octosa

    Imagine being able to move to another country tomorrow, permanently, without applying for a visa whatsoever. That's what freedom of movement is.

  • Two Types of Citizenship by Investment (CBI)

    Two Types of Citizenship by Investment (CBI)

    Ryan Octosa

    Unlike golden visas, Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs are pretty straightforward: In exchange for your cash or investment, you get a citizenship and a passport. (So there's no need to be a permanent...

    Two Types of Citizenship by Investment (CBI)

    Ryan Octosa

    Unlike golden visas, Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs are pretty straightforward: In exchange for your cash or investment, you get a citizenship and a passport. (So there's no need to be a permanent...

1 of 4