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How to protect yourself from CBI passport scams?

How to protect yourself from CBI passport scams?

Families and investors applying for citizenship by investment and golden visa schemes always on the lookout for cheapest option. Many shop around inquiring with various agents. Sometimes you get what you pay for. The cheapest option is not always the best option when it comes to immigration matters. Do NOT make your full investment (donation or real estate) before receiving…

Antigua Residence by Investment

Antigua Residence by Investment

The Permanent Residency Program of Antigua & Barbuda was introduced in 1995 to encourage wealthy individuals to establish tax residency in the country. Antigua and Barbuda is an offshore jurisdiction with no personal income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and wealth tax. It offers wide range of opportunities for asset protection, including the Citizenship by Investment Program, launched in 2013. Antigua’s Residency program offers ZERO worldwide income,…

Antigua Citizenship by Investment Statistics 2018

Antigua Citizenship by Investment Statistics 2018

Antigua and Barbuda has one of the most popular citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean. The CIP scheme was launched in 2013. Antigua passport in 2018, has visa free travel to 150 countries in the world (UK, EU Schengen states, Ireland etc) . As per the CIP regulations, applicants must contribute to donation fund or buy real estate to be…

Best Retirement Countries in Europe

Best Retirement Countries in Europe

People often dream of retiring in a foreign country. Retirement in a foreign country can be as exciting and adventurous for many people just to explore the world! Europe has been a major retirement destination for most british and american expatriates. Europe has truly the most beautiful picturesque landscapes and sunny beaches, and retirement doesn’t come cheap and can be…

The Worst Passports in the World for 2019

The Worst Passports in the World for 2019

Almost Half of the world countries have worst passports, severely restricting mobility and travel freedom for its citizens. Afghanistan and Iraq passports are the worst passports in the World as of 2019, according to Henley passport rankings, For example chinese passport has only limited travel freedom to only 74 countries, while russia passport has access to 119 nations as of…

Quick Comparison of Countries offering CBI/RBI schemes

Quick Comparison of Countries offering CBI/RBI schemes

The following are quick comparison list of countries offering “Citizenship-by-investment” (CBI) vs “Residency-by-investment” (CBI) programs to third nationals of various countries. The key difference is “Citizenship-by-investment” programs offer investors direct passport to investors within few months or a year. “Residency-by-investment” aka “Golden visa” or “Investor visa” programs initially offer residency to investors, and then after certain number of years of…

Dual Citizenship in India

Dual Citizenship in India

People in India, very often confuse between holding dual citizenships with Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) introduced by the the Govt of India. The Indian constitution does not allow dual citizenship or simultaneously holding two passports of different countries. The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship. Holding Indian passport/acquiring Indian passport/travelling on Indian passport after acquisition of foreign…

Rare and Exclusive passports for HNW persons

Rare and Exclusive passports for HNW persons

We at Best Citizenships (BC) did a quick survey on passports. Although there are many passport ranking indexes solely rank on visa free travel and other factors, it does not take into account of rarity. We really like passports that are exclusive, rare and very respected ones and most importantly from a peaceful country. Many High-net-worth (HNW) persons prefer such…

CBI/RBI schemes in Europe attracted €9.2 billion investment

CBI/RBI schemes in Europe attracted €9.2 billion investment

‘Golden visas’ usually refer to specific ‘policies developed by countries seeking to attract wealthy people to become residents or citizens’.1 Different official terminologies exist to designate these types of policies: economic citizenship programmes (ECPs), immigrant investor programmes (IIPs). Golden visa schemes designed to attract foreign investment are found across the globe and in almost every country. Some of these schemes…