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Passports are cheaper than Golden visas

Passports are cheaper than Golden visas

Many clients who come to us asking for golden visas, after seeing the prices, realize later that passports are cheaper and affordable than golden visa schemes, plus saves them a lot of time on the long run. Remember golden visas only offer residency (no citizenship or passport), while Citizenship by investment (CBI) offer Citizenship, Passport, and Permanent residence card if…

What should you know about Diplomatic immunity

What should you know about Diplomatic immunity

Diplomatic immunity have existed since prehistoric times in foreign relations.  The origins of diplomatic immunity can also be traced as far as back to ancient civilizations of China, India, and Egypt. Roughly 4000 years ago, evidence is found in the indian epics Mahabharata and Ramayana where couriers and diplomats given immunity and safe conduct from capital punishment or killing.  Ethiopians…

Disadvantages of Citizenship by Investment

Disadvantages of Citizenship by Investment

We all know that Citizenship by investment (CBI) is becoming popular and the demand for passports is growing fast. But what are the possible disadvantages involved in CBI passport schemes. Let us take a quick look on the disadvantages with CBI schemes below.. 1. Right country Picking the right country is the most difficult decision for many clients. First they…

Natural disasters in CBI countries

Natural disasters in CBI countries

Natural disasters risks are the No.1 reason for the creation of citizenship by investment (CBI) industry. Natural disasters come in many forms earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, flooding etc. These events have only increased frequency over time against the backdrop of global climate change leaving small countries very vulnerable. Small states in the Caribbean and the Pacific are particularly vulnerable to natural…

Malta IIP has 33% refusal rate

Malta IIP has 33% refusal rate

Malta has refused significant number of applications failing due diligence checks under Individual Investor program (IIP). According to the latest OrIiip report, data shows IIP agency has rejected one in three applications (33%) for 2018/19 for the citizenship by investment program. Since the launch of the scheme a total of 336 applications have been rejected until mid Jun 2019. The…

(Dont wait) Vanuatu may close passport scheme in 2020

(Dont wait) Vanuatu may close passport scheme in 2020

We ask clients applying for passports under Vanuatu citizenship by investment (DSP) scheme, NOT to wait on deciding when to apply! Later it becomes too little too late No one knows how long Vanuatu will still run the DSP citizenship by investment scheme, as the Government is already conducting an internal review of the Vanuatu citizenship scheme, after EU has…

Nigerians get E-2 visas with Grenada Citizenship

Nigerians get E-2 visas with Grenada Citizenship

Nigeria is booming market for second passports, as wealth is fast growing in the oil rich country. More and more nigerians are seeking alternative citizenships for education, travel freedom and promote business and trade outside Africa. US and Canada has been historically most popular immigration destinations for many wealthy destinations. These schemes have been plagued by slow processing and long…

History of Grenada Economic Citizenship Program

History of Grenada Economic Citizenship Program

Today Grenada has the No.1 citizenship by investment program in the World, but do you know Grenada also operated an economic citizenship scheme, going back in history some twenty years ago? Grenada operated a passport for sale or Economic citizenship scheme between 1997-2001. Economic Citizenship Program Grenada passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 1997 was passed to make economic citizenship scheme…

Egypt Citizenship by Investment

Egypt Citizenship by Investment

Egypt has launched a brand new citizenship by investment program in an attempt to bring in significant foreign investments in the country. You can get Egyptian passport in the Land of Pharaohs and Pyramids in just 3 months, after Egypt announced recent amendments to the 1975 citizenship legislation approved by parliament. The recent amendments simplified the citizenship scheme reducing the…