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Hi there! 👋 I’m Thomas, the founder of Nomad Gate!

With Nomad Gate my goal is to build a repository of helpful knowledge, both in the form of in-depth articles and a thriving community where we can all help each other out.

Over the past decade I have lived in 10+ countries and traveled to about 60. For the past 6 years I’ve been completely location-independent. During that time I have picked up more and more tips and tricks for how to make the life of a global citizen more streamlined, enjoyable, and rewarding.

I also have a tendency to dive really deep into any topic that catch my interest, which I think you can see in many of my articles. My goal is to take concepts that seem complex and confusing from the outside and distill them down to the essentials so it’s easy to understand and implement.

Ever since I was very young, I’ve had a hacker’s mindset: Looking for hidden patterns, questioning conventional wisdom, and exploring the limits of what is possible.

Couple this with my (perhaps unhealthy) interest in things that most people find boring, such as international banking and taxation—and my personal experience as a nomad and expat—and you get what I hope is a range of insights and tricks relevant to a wider audience.

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Articles by Thomas

Portugal Golden Visa Guide: Pros & Cons in 2024

Portuguese Parliament Amends Nationality Law: A Quicker Path to Citizenship?

The Ultimate Tax Guide for American Nomads & Expats (2024)

The End of Portugal's Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) Program Announced

President Marcelo Vetoes "More Housing" Package, Delays Changes to Golden Visa Program

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Mailboxes for US Banking Purposes

Final Proposal for Ending Portugal's Golden Visa: How To Apply in Time

The end of Portugal's Golden Visa—for real this time? (March update)

Portugal Golden Visa: Full guide for 2023 applicants

The Ultimate Tax Guide for American Nomads & Expats (2023)

The end of Portugal's Golden Visa program?

Portugal Golden Visa—What Has Changed in 2022? (+ updated map)

The Ultimate Tax Guide for American Nomads & Expats (2021)

How to Open a Portuguese Bank Account for Non-Residents

Why Curve is the Only Card You Need to Carry

The Best Business Bank Accounts To Open From Anywhere

The Ultimate Tax Guide for American Nomads & Expats (2020)

N26 Leaving the UK post Brexit. Here are the Alternatives.

How to Activate Your PostaPay Card in 3 Steps

The Nomad's Guide to Sustainable Travel and Happiness

The Ultimate Guide to the Portuguese Golden Visa (2021)

How to Open an N26 Bank Account—from Anywhere

The Ultimate List of Travel Apps & Tools for Nomads

The Ultimate Retirement Savings Guide for Expats & Nomads

My Top Resources for Nomads, Travelers, & Expats

The World's Best Travel Insurance for Long-Term Travelers

How to Open a bunq Account—from Anywhere

How to Get a Portuguese NIF for Non-Residents

The Ultimate Guide to Estonian E-residency, Banking, and Taxes

The World’s Best Bank Accounts for International Travelers and Nomads

Posting Evergreen Content on Medium is a Terrible Idea

How to Easily Open a Bank Account in Malta

How to Register for e-ID in Malta

How to Get a Tax Number in Malta as a Self-Sufficient Resident

How to Register as an Economically Self-Sufficient Resident in Malta

How to Build Your Own Virtual Phone in Minutes

The World’s Best Airlines for Nomads and Long-Term Travelers

Is Visa or Mastercard Cheapest Abroad?

Run Your Own VPN Server in 10 min (Step-by-Step Guide)

Nemea Bank Loses its Banking License

What to Think About the New N26 Bank

Using Wise in Europe—Is It Worth It?