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UK imposes good character requirement for citizenship

UK imposes good character requirement for citizenship

UK has imposed new good character requirement for citizenship applications launched on or after Jan 14, 2019. All citizenship decisions will be made based on this new policy guidance. The new policy also applies  to children applications for registration and naturalisation from those who are aged 10 or over at the time the application is made.   The good character…

New rule change to Portugal and Greece golden visas

New rule change to Portugal and Greece golden visas

New changes have been introduced to the Golden visa schemes of Portugal and Greece with amendments to respective golden visa laws in 2019. Greece The Greek Government has put forward amendments to tighten the golden visa program regulations against abuse and money laundering. Under the new amendments put forward in the Hellenic parliament,  the new rules will apply from Dec 24,…

Italy passport 4th powerful in the world

Italy passport 4th powerful in the world

The Italian passport is ranked as fourth best and powerful in the world, in the newly released Henley passport rankings in 2019.  The Italian passport ranks above Portugal, Spain and UK passports in the passport rankings.     Italian citizens enjoy freedom of movement in EU member states, United Kingdom and Ireland with full citizenship rights. EU member country: since…

Origins and History of Citizenship by Investment

Origins and History of Citizenship by Investment

The concept of buying citizenship for cash have existed in ancient times. Roughly two thousand years ago , Roman citizenship was sold to rich and wealthy for money. In the book of Acts, Paul has a discussion with a Roman Centurion who claims he bought his citizenship “for a lot of money”.   Roman citizenship gave its citizens, right for unimpeded…

14 Citizenship and Passport by Investment programs

14 Citizenship and Passport by Investment programs

Citizenship by investment programs (CIP) offer a fast track citizenship to foreign investors against economic contribution to the Government, such as buying a property or one time contribution to the Government fund. All applicants and their family members had to pay the due diligence fee and pass the background vetting checks. The first citizenship by investment scheme was introduced in…