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Honorary Citizenship and Passports

Honorary citizenship is a status bestowed by a country on a foreign or native individual whom  considered to be especially admirable, exceptional,  worthy of the distinction.   Several countries such as Germany, United States, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Germany, St Kitts and Nevis have awarded honorary citizenship to outstanding individuals.   United States has awarded honorary citizenship to  8 individuals…

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UK opens startup and innovator visa routes

UK has opened startup and innovative visa routes for applications for non-EU nationals outside EEA effective from March 29, 2019. The existing Entrepreneur (tier1) visa category has been removed and replaced with the startup and innovative visa categories.   As a part of new changes, the £200,000 entrepreneur requirement reduced to £50,000 for innovative visa category   Startup visa – No…

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Corporate citizenship by investment to become a new billion dollar industry

The Corporate Citizenship by investment (CCBI)  is a new concept for business investors, only became popular after late 2010.   The whole idea is applying investment model  to acquire a citizenship through corporate investment. The investment must create jobs, sustainable development and economic growth in the country.   Corporate citizenship is not citizenship by investment (CBI). The difference lies in…

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Changes to Grenada Citizenship by Investment

The Grenada Government has announced its commitment to make Grenada CBI more attractive and competitive. A bill for amendments for Grenada Citizenship by Investment Act 2019 has been debated in the lower house and will soon be implemented.   Removal of permanent residence as a pre-requisite for citizenship Remove the requirements for dependent children between the ages of 18 and 30 to be…

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Best Citizenships Golden Visa Rankings 2019

The Golden visa schemes today runs in over 20 countries worldwide with US/Canada running the oldest in the world since 1990’s leading from the front. The golden visa attract some $10 billion annually   We at Best Citizenships, designed a Points based scoring (PBS) model to rank golden visa schemes evaluating 10 most important ranking metrics.  Our model has taken…

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