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Top Citizenship by Investment Rankings

Top Citizenship by Investment Rankings

Ciizenship by investment (CBI) is a $3 billion dollar industry annually and the second passports market are growing at an unprecedented rate globally expanded from just five to fourteen countries.   How do we know which country has the the best citizenship by investment passport ?   We aim to answer this through first of the kind mathematical model in the CBI…

New tool to compare citizenship by investment prices

New tool to compare citizenship by investment prices

We have launched a new tool to compare the prices of citizenship by investment (CBI) programs. Family members have a big impact on the pricing of citizenship by investment schemes.   This new price comparison tool will show you the estimates of prices for 10 countries for donation route and real estate route. The breakdown of estimated fees will include…

Validity of CBI passports

Validity of CBI passports

The Validity of CBI passport is a very important deciding factor, when you chose the best citizenship by investment (cbi) program. CBI passports come with five or ten year validity, exception is Moldova. Long validity passports save lot of time and you dont need to go through the renewal process every 5 years. The Biometric passports provide a greater security…

Gold passports and citizenship for sale!

Gold passports and citizenship for sale!

Gold passports are special passports that are acquired through citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes.   The roots of golden passports can be traced back to the 1980s when tax havens in the Pacific and Caribbean began “citizenship-for-sale” programs that facilitated visa-free travel and provided tax advantages. Even before that St Kitts became the first country in the world to offer…

Gold visas for property owners in Greece

Gold visas for property owners in Greece

Greece offers five year residence permit (permanent one) which has to be renewed once every five years, under the golden visa scheme for real estate buyers and property owners.   Property owners must seek a gold visa (entry visa or residence permit) either at consulate or at migration office in Greece in person.   There are seven categories for residence…

Ireland golden visa has just one day residence requirement

Ireland golden visa has just one day residence requirement

Ireland is one of the very best countries to live, work, study and do business for wealthy families and investors.  Ireland provides excellent healthcare, world class education and highest standards of living than any other country in the world.   Ireland offers a golden visa scheme officially known as ‘Irish immigrant investor scheme (IIP) . The minimum investment for this…

Important changes to CIP Saint Lucia

Important changes to CIP Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia has made changes to CBI legislation under Citizenship by Investment Amendment (Act 12) of 2019. The changes has been approved and published in the Saint Lucia official gazette of the government.   By passing these amendments, St Lucia has simplified citizenship by investment rules for dependants, making it competitive with other CIP’s in the caribbean.   Among the…

CIP to bring additional €105m annual revenues to Cyprus

CIP to bring additional €105m annual revenues to Cyprus

The Council of Ministers made a decision to increase the prices of Cyprus citizenship investment scheme from €2m  by €150,000 which came into effect from May 15, 2019.   CIP applicants are required to contribute €150,000 for Research/Innovation and Housing development of Cyprus (€75K for research and €75K for housing). Donations had to be made Research and Innovation Foundation and…

Loss of Citizenship by Fraud

Loss of Citizenship by Fraud

Acquisition of Citizenship by fraud is a major concern in many countries and laws have been enacted to strip or take away citizenship from such individuals who commit fraud by for concealment, misrepresentation or presenting fake documents.   Loss of citizenship can result in statelessness unless dual nationals.   These are the countries that have laws to nullify citizenship based…