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Origins and History of Citizenship by Investment

Origins and History of Citizenship by Investment

The concept of buying citizenship for cash have existed in ancient times. Roughly two thousand years ago , Roman citizenship was sold to rich and wealthy for money. In the book of Acts, Paul has a discussion with a Roman Centurion who claims he bought his citizenship “for a lot of money”.   Roman citizenship gave its citizens, right for unimpeded…

15 Citizenship and Passport by Investment programs

15 Citizenship and Passport by Investment programs

Citizenship by investment programs (CIP) offer a fast track citizenship to foreign investors against economic contribution to the Government, such as buying a property or one time contribution to the Government fund. All applicants and their family members had to pay the due diligence fee and pass the background vetting checks. The first citizenship by investment scheme was introduced in…

Golden visas solve dual citizenship problems

Golden visas solve dual citizenship problems

A number of HNW investors have brought citizenship by investment (CBI) passports without properly evaluating the consequences of dual citizenship. While most CBI countries do not publish the names of those who acquired citizenship (except Malta), CBI citizens have some sort of privacy. Malta publishes names of IIP citizens in gazette every year and this list is available for public.…

Montenegro Citizenship by Investment 2019

Montenegro Citizenship by Investment 2019

The Montenegro Government announced Special citizenship acquisition program (SCAP) through investment at a cabinet session on Nov 22, 2018. This citizenship scheme is special because it will only run for three years until 2021 and limited to 2000 applications to foreigners. The new citizenship by investment scheme was published in Official Gazette of Montenegro 34/10, 40/16 and 62/18. The new economic…