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El Salvador Offering 5,000 Free Passports for Highly Skilled Immigrants

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He also promised 0% taxes and tariffs on moving families and assets, including commercial value items like equipment, software, and intellectual property.


President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele announced the country would be offering 5,000 free passports to highly skilled individuals from abroad, stating on X, "We're offering 5,000 free passports (equivalent to $5 billion in our passport program) to highly skilled scientists, engineers, doctors, artists, and philosophers from abroad.

Bukele claimed that the immigration initiative would not pose a dramatic change to the central American country of more than 6 million people, stating, "This represents less than 0.1% of our population, so granting them full citizen status, including voting rights, poses no issue."