Expat Files – 11.10.17

#1- Dealing with chaotic, disorganized, lazy-ass Latin government fatheads. Why is it that when green gringos first arrive in Latin America, after seeing paper-pushing govt bureaucrats and slugs in action (or more precisely .. inaction) it tends to drive first-world people nuts? Then as time rolls on, a light-bulb goes off with most smart gringos. They start to see those govt puss-bags as a necessary ingredient, and one of the reasons why locals and expats have so much freedom and are able to live and do as they please.
#2- A lady expat’s “not so excellent” Latin paperwork adventure. Today’s “boots on the ground” story.
While trying to get the proper stateside documents to apply for Permanent Residency, our lady expat gets the govt slug run around on steroids. After setbacks and spinning her wheels for a month she finally gives up and starts the process over again. She suffered lost time and effort due to a slight change in a paperwork rule that just happened to coincide with when she was collecting her own documents and trying to get them authorized. Just plain bad luck.
#3-When applying for residency in a Latin country (depending on the country) you will need certain necessary stateside documents either “Apostilled” or “Authenticated”.
There is a big difference between the two. Today we’ll explain why and what its all about.
#4- Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame has been holed up at the Ecuadorian consulate in London for over 5 years now. According to reports he’s been a total slob and the embassy staff are sick of him and his slovenly and often gross ways. They want him gone.  
#5- Sign up for Johnny Mueller’s Latin American “Expat Insider” Seminar. The next one will take place on Sat, January 6th  through Thurs, January 11th  2018. Get on the earlybird list and get the info signup details by emailing Johnny at: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
# 5- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a “Plan B”blueprint and the best way kick-start your plans before getting your own boots on the ground in here in Latin America. See my video intro to the course now at www.ExpatPlanB.com 
#6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.
#7- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by first downloading the “Plan B” consult/questionnaire at www.TheNewExpat.com