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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…

Maltese citizenship for Yacht lovers

Maltese citizenship for Yacht lovers

Malta has established itself as a flag of choice within the pleasure yacht sector, and consequently, has the largest shipping registry in Europe. An optimized VAT finance leasing structure in Malta can help minimize the amount of value-added tax payable upon yacht registration in order to gain legal access to EU waters.   In addition to being one of the…

Changes to Cyprus citizenship scheme 2019

Changes to Cyprus citizenship scheme 2019

The Cyprus government has approved new changes to the cypriot citizenship by investment scheme effective from May 2019.   Currently Cyprus offers citizenship to foreign investors for €2 million euros, which requires buying a home for half a million euros.   Cyprus issued citizenships to 1,864 investors since 2013 raising some EUR 6.6 billion euros with 24% of total transactions invested…

Sovereign Citizenship Fund launched for Governments with CIP revenues

Sovereign Citizenship Fund launched for Governments with CIP revenues

Today, we are launching Sovereign Citizenship Fund   – A new sovereign wealth fund model for revenues obtained from citizenship by investment programs (CIP) fully owned, managed and controlled by the state.   It is a first of kind sovereign fund in the CBI industry, fully funded by citizenship revenues as assets. It  is carefully structured offering 90% liquidity, stabilization economy, paying…