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Top 10 Richest Caribbean countries

Top 10 Richest Caribbean countries

Rich Caribbean countries have been a magnet attracting HNWI and millionaires.   Bermuda, Cayman and British virgin islands are the top richest islands in the caribbean in terms of GDP per capita income.   These are the richest caribbean countries in terms of GDP per capita (PPP) 1. Bermuda   Bermuda the highest population and richest among the British overseas…

UK investor visas have 96% success rates

UK investor visas have 96% success rates

UK offers tier1 investor visas for HNW individuals for work or study against a minimum investment of GBP 2 million. The entry clearance is granted for maximum of 3 years and 4 months, which can be further extended for another two years with right to settlement and later citizenship.   apply to settle after 2 years if you invest £10…

Biometric EU passport fees

Biometric EU passport fees

  Biometric passports (epassports)  are third generation passport technology that contains a chip storing digital data of fingerprints, personal data, iris, blood type etc. All EU member states use latest biometric passports which are  issued to their citizens.   These are the costs for issuing biometric passports in EU countries Austria   First introduced since 16 June 2006 Adult passport…

Naturalization time for citizenship in 190 countries

Naturalization time for citizenship in 190 countries

Naturalization is an act of acquiring citizenship by migrants in a foreign country after legally living certain number of years, paying taxes, speaking language and fully integrating to culture.   The rules of naturalization vary from country to country but typically include a promise to obeying and upholding that country’s laws.  Naturalization laws in some countries require renouncing previous citizenship.…

Dual citizenship  in 160+ countries

Dual citizenship in 160+ countries

Dual citizens are citizens of more than one state.  It also refers to citizenship status.   The concept of dual citizenship is widely accepted by many countries in America, Europe while in Asia and Africa it is less tolerant. The citizenship laws vary by country are quite complicated in terms of birth, marriage, naturalization and for children.   Some countries prohibit dual citizenship holders…

Portugal golden visa for €1m Govt bonds

Portugal golden visa for €1m Govt bonds

Many of you might be aware Portugal offers golden visa for 350,000€ in real estate, which remains the most popular real estate route, only few heard about Government bond option of portuguese golden visa.   Portugal does offer golden visa for buying government debt under the capital transfer option  requires equal to or above €1m euros.   It is possible…

Irish immigrant investor scheme statistics

Irish immigrant investor scheme statistics

Ireland has the world’s best immigrant investor scheme in the world, with excellent access to healthcare, education, powerful passport attracting large number of UHNW investors from Asia and other parts of the world. The Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) dubbed as irish golden visa, was introduced in April 2012 to encourage inward investment and create business and employment opportunities in the…

Passport for buying treasury bonds

Passport for buying treasury bonds

Only a very few countries offer a passport for buying government debt in the form of treasury bills, bonds, securities and certificates.  Turkey and St Lucia offer citizenship in exchange for investment  treasury bonds for USD 500,000   Governments issue public debt in the form of bonds issued to citizens, international investors and companies.   A T-Bill is a short…