Category:Non-US domiciles

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Ambox globe.svg Flag of the United States.svg.png This page contains details specific to non-US investors, and also to United States (US) citizens and US permanent residents (green card holders) living outside the US.

Non-US domiciles includes pages that deal with the investment and taxation concerns of investors domiciled outside the US.

In most countries, the domicile of the investor determines the applicable rules. There are two notable exceptions to this: nationals of Eritrea and the US are taxed by their country on their worldwide income, independently of where they are domiciled. For more, see: Accidental American § Taxation of non-residents from Wikipedia.

In law, domicile is the status or attribution of being a lawful permanent resident in a particular jurisdiction. A person can remain domiciled in a jurisdiction even after they have left it, if they have maintained sufficient links with that jurisdiction or have not displayed an intention to leave permanently; that is, if that person has moved to a different state but has not yet decided to remain there indefinitely.

For non-US investors, that is, people who are not US citizens, not US green card holders, and not resident in the US, most of the Bogleheads investment philosophy is universally applicable. You can use it if you live outside of the US, although you will need to account for your local investment and tax rules.

For US expat investors, that is, people who are US citizens or green card holders but who live outside the US, harsh US tax rules generally mean that you must invest as if still domiciled in the US, even though not.

For a complete overview of non-US investing, see Outline of non-US domiciles. Non-US investors should note that many wiki pages do not apply to them. See: Pages not intended for non-US investors. Conversely, some pages apply only to non-US investors. A banner at the top of a page may indicate the investor group to which it applies.

Canadian investors should also refer to our sister Canadian wiki, finiki.