Author page: Best Citizenships

Best and worst immigrant friendly countries in Europe

Best and worst immigrant friendly countries in Europe

Here are the list of immigrant friendly countries in Europe, where locals are easily integrating with immigrants at workplace and neighborhoods. The data from european commission, shows how frequently native-born populations interact with immigrants! Interaction can mean anything from exchanging a few words to doing an activity together Best Countries Greece Sweden Ireland Austria Spain Worst Countries Bulgaria Romania Lithuania Hungary…

Why integration is so important for immigrants?

Why integration is so important for immigrants?

Today i will touch upon a very important topic on migrant integration. Many immigrants who move to a new country, often do not make any effort to integrate with the locals. Integration is so important and often overlooked by many immigrants. Integration is all about living in harmony, cohesively with communities. It is the the key to success for migrants and…

How many millionaires are there in the Caribbean?

How many millionaires are there in the Caribbean?

Caribbean is home to many HNW millionaires. Some of the wealthiest caribbean islands for years have attracted rich and wealthy for exotic holidays, low taxes and luxury real estate. There are 14 million millionaires in the world in 2019. A small percentage of them frequently visit Caribbean and some of them call home. So how many millionaires are there living…

Restricted countries for Vanuatu Citizenship (DSP/VCP)

Restricted countries for Vanuatu Citizenship (DSP/VCP)

Vanuatu does not accept nationals of certain blacklisted countries with new rules in force effective from 2019. Nationals from these 5 countries, cannot apply for Vanuatu DSP/VCP citizenship by investment scheme  Afghanistan, Iran North Korea, Somalia Yemen Exception: Vanuatu may accept nationals from restricted country if they have not resided in restricted countries for more than 5 years and can…

Difference between Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP) and Development Support Program (DSP)

Difference between Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP) and Development Support Program (DSP)

Vanuatu operates two different citizenship by investment programs. Often this can be very confusing to clients. Both the programs have similar investment requirements. Here we will try to explain important differences between the two programs in best possible ways. While DSP/VCP schemes are 90% similar, the main difference lies in voting rights and number of agents marketing the schemes. Vanuatu…

US tightens citizenship rules on good moral character

US tightens citizenship rules on good moral character

USCIS has published a new policy manual  expanding the scope of Good Moral Character (GMC) to applicable to all foreigners including EB-5 investors to naturalize for citizenship. On Dec. 10, USCIS issued separate policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual about how two or more convictions for driving under the influence or post-sentencing changes to criminal sentencing might affect GMC…

Malta strengthens due diligence and tax compliance checks

Malta strengthens due diligence and tax compliance checks

Malta has taken new measures  for stricter due diligence checks on IIP applicants and comply with CRS standards of tax exchange for CBI/RBI schemes in Malta. These new proposals were outlined in Draft Budgetary Plan 2020 of Maltese Government. IIP Agency Since May 2018, the Individual Investor Programme (IIP) is being administered by an independent Government entity specifically focused on…

Spain Golden Visa Statistics

Spain Golden Visa Statistics

Spain offers long term residence permits on economic interest under Law 14/2013, so called golden visas. Spain has further expanded the scope of the scheme and these visas are available for various categories not just for real estate investment. Investors. Entrepreneurs. Highly qualified professionals. Researchers. Workers subject to intra-corporate transfers within the same undertaking or group of undertakings. Applications for…

Top 20 Weakest Passports

Top 20 Weakest Passports

Weakest passports severely restrict the travel freedom of many people due to visa restrictions imposed on them. For example the possibility to travel to United Kingdom, EU schengen area, Russia, China for business, tourism and visiting family and friends. These are also the worst passports in the world. Usually the weakest passports come from Asia, Africa and Arab countries in…