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Grenada is the King of Citizenship by Investment Programs

Grenada is the King of Citizenship by Investment Programs

The Small Caribbean Country of Grenada remains the King of all citizenship by investment programs in 2020. The State of Grenada consists of three islands- Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique which form the southern end of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean. Gold standard Grenada’s citizen by investment scheme (GCBI)  was launched in 2015 under the Citizenship by Investment Act…

Buying Citizenship Online is becoming a reality

Buying Citizenship Online is becoming a reality

It may seem unbelievable, thats exactly is happening today! The Coronavirus pandemic, completely changes the way, we think, we believe and do things. Few months ago, it seems impossible to believe, citizenship and passports can be purchased online. Many only thought of it as a scam. It is becoming a real!  Technology is rapidly changing everything. Imagine what do we…

Important changes to Vanuatu citizenship program

Important changes to Vanuatu citizenship program

The Government of Vanuatu has made some important changes to the Citizenship by investment program.  Among the most important changes applicant screening method will be tightened and due diligence fees increased by $3000 to cover third party costs. The new changes will apply effective from March 27, 2020 Here are the full list of changes 1.Due diligence An internationally reputable…

Citizenship by investment is impossible without dual citizenship

Citizenship by investment is impossible without dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is perhaps is the first and most important step for Governments considering to launch a citizenship by investment (CBI) programs. Simply put, dual citizenship is the foundation for citizenship by investment. It is practically impossible to run an economic citizenship by investment program without legalizing dual citizenship. Investing in a dual citizenship passport has become a new trend of…

Legal Background to St Kitts Citizenship by investment

Legal Background to St Kitts Citizenship by investment

Saint Kitts and Nevis may be the granddaddy of all the Citizenship by investment schemes. The scheme is often touted to be the oldest in the world, legal basis came into existence 1984. What happened in 1984? How was citizenship by investment back then? Let us start with independence of St Kitts and Nevis as a former british colony. Independence…

Covid-19 update: Passport schemes open, Golden visas suspended

Covid-19 update: Passport schemes open, Golden visas suspended

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has brought an unprecedented crisis to the citizenship and residence by investment industry. As a part of preventive measures, golden visa schemes in Europe have been mostly suspended, On March 11, 2020, WHO announced COVID-19 as a Global pandemic, since then various countries have imposed border lockdowns and grounding all flights.  Tourism and travel has been hit…

Important changes to Antigua Citizenship by Investment

Important changes to Antigua Citizenship by Investment

Antigua Government has announced important changes to Antigua Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (ABCIP) for 2020. The new changes aimed at making the passport program attractive to clients. Antigua currently remains the cheapest passport program for families. The following important changes is announced by Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) which is effective from April 1, 2020 1. Donation route become slightly…

Golden Visas and Citizenship by Investment 2020

Golden Visas and Citizenship by Investment 2020

What is happening with Golden visas and Citizenship by investment in 2020?. CBI schemes offer fast track passports for investments, while golden visas offer residency for investments. The two sectors has created a new investment immigration industry worth $1 billion market annually in Americas, Caribbean and Europe. Passports have become a new safe haven asset class offering asset protection for…

Passports are the new asset class for safe haven investment

Passports are the new asset class for safe haven investment

A New Asset class (“Passports”) has been created by citizenship by investment programs as a safe haven investment. A Second Passport is a must in every investment portfolio of wealthy and high-net-worth families for the 21st century. A second passport can be viewed as the modern day life insurance policy for your family, because you invest in a passport today,…

Can stateless people get citizenship by investment?

Can stateless people get citizenship by investment?

Citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes offer a new life and hope to stateless persons and their families to enjoy equal rights and opportunities with freedom of movement. A Stateless person is someone who does not have the nationality of any country.  The 1954 UN Convention It establishes the legal definition of a stateless person as someone who is “not recognized as a…