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How to add spouse and child for St Kitts CBI?

How to add spouse and child for St Kitts CBI?

The St Kitts CBI program allows adding spouse, sibling and children post obtaining citizenship of the main applicant. This is however subjected to additional fee. Many investors do not know the provision of post citizenship addition of family members for St Kitts and Nevis. There is no requirement to pay the $150,000 donation to family members if the main applicant…

Antigua CIP ineligible applicants and citizenship deprivation

Antigua CIP ineligible applicants and citizenship deprivation

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (ABCIP) was established following parliamentary assent to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations 2014. The Regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda are contained in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014. These provisions allow the government to operate a program under which citizenship is granted to persons…

Visa refused applicants ineligible for CBI and Golden visas

Visa refused applicants ineligible for CBI and Golden visas

There an important connection between Visa refusal and citizenship by investment (CBI).  Normally a visa  refusal from UK/Schengen is seen as red flag when screening candidates for their background. It is the no.1 mistake made by many citizenship investors – they automatically assume they can apply for CBI programs concealing visa denials. The visa denied information are recorded electronically and…

Origins of Investment Migration

Origins of Investment Migration

The Origins of Investment migration, that is offering residence or citizenship in recognition of a financial contribution to the government, predates far back as Ancient Greece. Within pre-modern Europe, it was relatively common to grant citizenship and residence in cities for a specified fee. Some of these pecuniary channels extended into the twentieth century, as was the case with Liechtenstein.…

130,000 persons have gained EU citizenship or residence with CBI/RBI

130,000 persons have gained EU citizenship or residence with CBI/RBI

Citizenship by investment (CBI) and residence by investment (RBI) schemes allow third-country nationals (TCN) to obtain residence or citizenship in a host country in exchange for a passive financial contribution that may include government bonds, real estate, or bank deposits. They are also known otherwise as investment migration programmes, immigrant investor programmes and economic citizenship programmes. The global market for…

St Lucia Restricted Countries

St Lucia Restricted Countries

New restrictions for those who apply for St Lucia citizenship by investment program.  These new rules will come into effect from Dec 1, 2021. Here is a quick summary of new update.. New regulations require banks to charge applicants mandatory “client screening fee” of $1000 for background checks Transfer of funds will not be accepted from high risk countries listed…

Seychelles Golden Visa and Citizenship by Investment

Seychelles Golden Visa and Citizenship by Investment

Seychelles has unique beauty and world renowned holiday destination. The Government has shown a major commitment towards continuous tourism, infrastructure development to support foreign investments. Investment laws have been enacted in Seychelles in order to encourage and protect investments. The Government maintains that certain economic activities are doable and affordable to the Seychellois investors and businesses, therefore such economic activities…

St Kitts expands Visa waiver agreements

St Kitts expands Visa waiver agreements

The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has signed new visa waiver agreements expanding the diplomatic footprint across the global in an effort to strengthen the St Kitts passport power, augmenting economic and cultural ties that would be mutual benefit of their citizens. State of Palestine – Reciprocal visa waiver agreement signed on Oct 12, 2021 in Belgrade by Hon…

FAQs Grenada Citizenship

FAQs Grenada Citizenship

Grenada manages one of the most family friendly investment migration programmes in the world by allowing a multitude of family members to be included on one CIP application. The CBIU will accept incomplete applications as long as they include the documents required for the due diligence assessment of everyone on an application, who is 17 years or older. Here are…

Vanuatu Launches CBI Real Estate Option

Vanuatu Launches CBI Real Estate Option

The Vanuatu Citizenship Commission has officially opened the REO program to invest in real estate for citizenship by investment. This third option for the CBI program was launched on 26 Aug 2021  The Citizenship (Real Estate Option) Program was enacted under section 13F of the Citizenship Act [CAP. 112] and Citizenship (Real Estate Option Program) Regulation Order No. 93 of…