Puerto Rico Country Profile

For more details visit Puerto Rico (USA) Passport Ranking
  • Passport Grade
  • Passport Ranking
  • Passport Score
  • Visa-free Countries
  • Visa-required Countries
  • Access to the World's GDP
  • Access to the World's Surface Area
  • Access to the World's Population
  • Access to the Unesco Sites
Citizenship and Naturalization
Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
  • Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
    Unrestricted: Any child born in the territory automatically becomes a US citizen.
Naturalization - Standard Conditions
  • Minimum residency period
    See USA
  • Physical presence requirement
  • Language test
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
  • Can minor children naturalize?
    See USA
  • Can naturalized parents pass citizenship to a child born abroad?
    See USA
  • Can you lose naturalization due to prolonged absence/ naturalization elsewhere?
    See USA
Naturalization - Your Spouse is a Citizen
  • Living IN the country: Residency/marriage requirement
    See USA
  • Living ABROAD: Marriage requirement
  • Language test
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
Naturalization - Other Beneficial Provisions
  • Your child is a citizen
    See USA
  • Citizens of specific countries
"–": The provision has not been analysed.
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Taxation Type
A citizen of a country practicing CITIZENSHIP-BASED taxation generally pays taxes on their WORLDWIDE income, regardless of where they reside. The only way to get rid of a tax residency status in such a country is by renouncing citizenship.

The Act 60 incentives (former Act 20 and Act 22) can lower selected business income of any American to just 4%, and eliminate entirely capital gains tax on stocks, crypto.
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Service Providers available in Puerto Rico (USA)
  • Immigration (residency, citizenship)
  • Full relocation services (real estate search, bank account opening, driver's licence, etc.)
  • Tax advice (attorneys and/or accountants)
  • Corporate services (company formation, etc.)
  • Real Estate (agents, lawyers)
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Puerto Rico (USA) Overview
  • Region
    North and South America
  • Capital City
    San Juan
  • Largest City
    San Juan
  • Currency
    United States dollar
  • Languages
    Spanish, English
  • Population
    3.3 million (136th)
  • Life Expectancy
    81.7 years (35th)
  • GDP (Nominal)
    $118.7 billion (62nd)
  • GDP/Capita
    $36,117 (33rd)
Useful Data
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Cost of Living
    Moderate (4/7)
  • Climate
    Average (3/5)
  • Safety
    Very Dangerous (6/7)
  • Pollution
    Average (3/5)
  • English Proficiency
    Very High (1/5)

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