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Best Citizenships Golden Visa Rankings 2019

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 into…

Government bonds removed for UK tier1 investor visas

Government bonds removed for UK tier1 investor visas

Home office has announced new changes to UK golden visa scheme known as tier1 investor visas effective from 29 March 2019.   Here are the most important changes under the new reform proposed by Home office for tier1 investor and entrepreneur category   Government bonds has been excluded Applicants must open a UK bank account complying with AML/Due diligence/KYC Hold…

Australia is the top destination for HNWI migration

Australia is the top destination for HNWI migration

Australia was the top country worldwide for HNWI inflows in 2017, beating out its main rival the US for the third year running, according to New world wealth report.   Australia attracts significant number of HNW millionaires from China, United States and UK for a number of reasons.     Approximately 95,000 millionaires (HNWIs) migrated to another country 2017, of…

The New Era of Corporate Citizenships for Investment

The New Era of Corporate Citizenships for Investment

The Citizenship by investment is a new concept for corporates which only became popular and gained momentum in late 2010. Corporate investors investing in new hotels, resorts or other enterprise projects in sustainable development, are eligible for citizenship through investment schemes.   All corporate investors who own shares of certain threshold also qualify for citizenship including their family members   These…

Lisbon housing prices doubled in 3 years

Lisbon housing prices doubled in 3 years

The Lisbon real estate prices  is fast growing year by year, as Portugal becomes popular with tourism, quality of life, golden visas and Airbnb . There are reasons for rise in property prices.   Brexit: United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. So the companies are moving to Portugal (and other countries as well). Awards: Lisbon have been winning several…

Majority of Ireland golden visa applications are pending

Majority of Ireland golden visa applications are pending

The Ireland Immigrant investor program (IIP) dubbed as Irish golden visa was introduced in April 2012 to encourage inward investment to create business and employment opportunities in the State.  The €1 million in projects must be made for a minimum of three years, which may be renewable following a review.   As of Feb 2019 statistics published by Justice department…

UK refused 34 tier1 investor visa applications

UK refused 34 tier1 investor visa applications

The Home office has refused 34 tier1 investor visa applications for the year 2018. The overall refusal rate stands at 8.5%. Each application refused brings £2 million investment funds into the UK by foreign investors.   Close to 400 investor applications received from rich foreign investors for 2018 and 378 have been granted entry clearance for 40 months.   2018 Tier1…

Belgium Residence through Investment

Belgium Residence through Investment

Third country nationals can acquire Belgian residence through investment by following two cumulative procedures: one procedure to obtain a professional card and a second procedure to obtain a residence permit. The legal basis for the acquisition of a professional card in Belgium is the Act of 19 February 1965 regarding the exercise of self-employed professional activities by foreigners. The Royal Decree…

What is Stamp 4?

What is Stamp 4?

Stamp 4 is an immigration permission to stay in Ireland for a specified period, subject to conditions. This stamp is issued for long term residence to several categories for long term residence   All applicants and family members who have been approved under Irish immigrant investor program will receive a residence permit card with stamp 4.   Ireland since Dec 2017…