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No house, car, loan, marriage, job. Only significant ties to my home country are my investment lands (just sitting there for appreciation), my parents and my emotions.

  • If you ask me, lands aren't really ties because I can sell them remotely using a power of attorney.
  • Idk how I'm supposed to prove my ties to my parents well enough to convince visa dudes that I'm coming back. Everyone have parents. I actually asked an embassy and they told me they have no suggestions about any specific documents I can provide.
  • Well I don't think I can document my emotions but I tried living in multiple countries to see if I want to move to one of them but I found that I like living in my home country. So its the best country for me for long term living. So far at least.

The banks I actively use and +99% of my liquid NW are located outside of my home country.

I'd just apply without asking here but once you get rejected for a visa, that stays on record for life and creates issues if you want to buy a passport or apply to visas. From what I can tell visa dudes don't really ask questions or request documents. They just hit the red button.

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    Can you show that you need to return to your home country to manage your land, or its rental, with bank statements showing relevant income from it? You can show family ties, too, they are in your home country, and no, not everyone has parents. Jan 8, 2022 at 19:38
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    @AugustineofHippo Like I said I'd give it a shot but I think not giving a shot to make sure I don't get rejected for a visa might be a better idea
    – user125921
    Jan 8, 2022 at 20:05
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    You've tagged this question as 3 different localities, but you indicate in which direction you want to travel, or what your nationality and/or residency is. That sort of information will help drive an answer.
    – Peter M
    Jan 8, 2022 at 20:57
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    For starters different localities will impose their own requirements for what is reasonable or not to issue a visa. So the more specific the question, the more specific the answer will be. This site prefers specific, answerable questions over general and vague questions. Your nationality and residency will help to identify possible roadblocks and/or corner cases to specific localities that you may not have considered. EG establishing a solid travel record to some 4th, 5th or 6th locations before applying to the areas you have listed in your question.
    – Peter M
    Jan 8, 2022 at 21:10
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    You mention you have traveled to other countries, it may help if you mention your home country and those you have traveled to, as we can then assess whether they are helpful in your case or not much.
    – Willeke
    Jan 8, 2022 at 21:14

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If you feel that you have to prove your ties to your home country, then how about the visa "dudes"? if you aren't sure, for sure they won't be as well.

Recently and due to the many wars around the world, the financial position itself does not seem enough to prove ties. Many rich people, for example from Syria, applies for tourist visas then never leave. I am sure if a simple person like me noticed this, the visa "dudes" for sure have noticed it.

If you are from a stable country, you have a better chance of getting the visa based on your financial status. However, if you are from an untestable country, then things might be different. You most likely will need to have a job certificate at minimum to prove some sort of ties.

Finally, you are overthinking it, if you have travelled as much as you claim, then mention that in the "countries visited in the past X years" field, this field is there for some reasons, proving ties is one of them.

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  • I’m pretty sure that past a certain net worth the “visa dudes” in many countries don’t care a bit about your ties to your country. If you are rich enough to spend lots of money in the country and not be a burden, you are usually most welcome. The trouble is of course determining how much is that “certain net worth”.
    – jcaron
    Jan 8, 2022 at 22:38
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It is hard to advise without more specifics. A Japanese citizen with funds but no job would be treated differently from a Syrian citizen in the same economic situation.

  • Right now tourist travel is severely restricted because of the pandemic. It will matter how prevalent various COVID strains are in your country of residence. By the time that is over, both the rules and your situation might have changed enough to make the current answer irrelevant.
  • They want to predict overstay risks on that tourist visa. Ties to the home country are one way. If you would qualify for an investor visa e.g. in Malta any time you decide to spend the money, that would also make you a lower risk on a tourist visa.
    You wrote "buy a passport" in your post, so presumably you have considered doing that yourself.
  • When it comes to funds, read up on the concept of funds parking. The visa officials will want to be sure that the money is really yours and not borrowed for this purposes.
  • Visa officials prefer normal cases. Having to explain why your case is special is a bad thing.
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