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Fastest Golden Visa Programs

Fastest Golden Visa Programs

Golden visa schemes offer instant residency against investments in real estate, in businesses or buying state debt through bonds or securities. The speed of processing is very important deciding factor when applying for golden visa schemes. Afterall you spend huge sum of money and you dont want to wait for years to get your residence approval. In Europe, the immigration…

Which Citizenship by Investment countries exchange bank information?

Which Citizenship by Investment countries exchange bank information?

The Automatic CRS standard developed by OECD in 2014 allows jurisdictions to automatically exchange bank account information with between tax authorities on a global level, on an annual basis to prevent tax evasion. Currently, there over 100 jurisdictions having committed to exchanging information with each other under the CRS. India, China, Russia joined the CRS implementation in 2018 along with…

Why are diplomatic passports weaker than ordinary passports?

Why are diplomatic passports weaker than ordinary passports?

Many wrongly assume diplomatic passports given to important government officials automatically come with diplomatic immunity. This is simply NOT true.  This is because of the limited understanding on the diplomatic rules and engagement. One must clearly understand that diplomatic passports do not offer automatic diplomatic immunity. Only certain class of diplomats receive this benefit. Infact diplomatic passports are more weak…

Belgium Professional Card for Investors

Belgium Professional Card for Investors

Belgium is an exciting country to live, work and do business in Europe.  The country offers excellent healthcare, education, super high standards of living and a powerful EU passport. One inway to acquire Belgium long term investor residency for self employed investors and entrepreneurs is through professional card. Foreigners including third country nationals can acquire Belgian residence through investment by…

Quotas for Citizenship by Investment schemes

Quotas for Citizenship by Investment schemes

Many clients often dont know about the limited quotas available with Citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes. CBI schemes are limited time opportunity and you have to make the best use of it! The Caribbean schemes in general, do not impose any quota limits but limited citizenship quotas do apply for European schemes. Note there is a difference between annual quota limit…

New Prices for St Lucia Citizenship by Investment

New Prices for St Lucia Citizenship by Investment

The Government of St Lucia announced new prices for CIP by making changes to Citizenship by Investment (Amendment) Regulations in May 2019. The changes has been published in the official gazette. The prices remain almost the change except the real estate Govt fee has been slightly reduced to $30,000 (from $50,000) Another important change introduced in 2019, were processing time…

Romania Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Romania Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Romania offers citizenship and residency to foreign investors who commit to invest in Romanian businesses and job creation. The naturalization time is reduced by half for citizenship, if the foreigners invest atleast EUR 1 million or more under the currently citizenship legislation. Romania is a EU member state, but currently in the process of joining schengen area. Romania has committed…

Ordinary vs Discrete Naturalization

Ordinary vs Discrete Naturalization

Naturalisation refers to the range of procedures to grant citizenship of a given country to a foreign national on the basis of the notion of the individual’s ‘genuine link’ or ‘genuine connection with the state. Naturalized citizens are also dual nationals but depends on the state  if dual nationality is permitted or not. There are three types of naturalization that…

Why citizenship is better than residency?

Why citizenship is better than residency?

First, clients must understand that there are ONLY two types of investment immigration schemes, first is citizenship, and second is residency. It is very important to understand the difference between citizenship and residency and each has its own distinct advantages. Here are some quick important differences between citizenship and residency. Benefits Citizenship Residency What you get? Passport Visa or Residence…