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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Antigua CIP cryptocurrency payments still in the pipeline

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of Antigua and Barbuda has announced through the official The Citizen magazine that the Cryptocurrency payment option is still in the pipeline and not implemented yet for the citizenship by investment program.   In 2018, the Antigua parliament approved accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies under the CIP.   THE CITIZEN, the official publication of…

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Grenada issued over 2000 CBI passports

Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment  scheme came into effect August 2013, when the Grenadian Parliament passed Act No. 15 of 2013.   Since the launch of the scheme, Grenada has granted little over 2000 investors under the CBI program according to the Ministry of Finance statistics   According to the statistics, since the start of the CBI until Dec 2018, Grenada has granted…

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France Golden Visa Scheme

France is one of the best countries to europe to live, study and invest in for High-net worth individuals and families. France aims to attract new generation of world-leading companies, boost innovation, and create jobs in the French economy.  The venture capital investment in France reached $2.6 billion in 2016.   France offers three types of golden visas based on economic…

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Ireland Citizenship by Investment

The Ireland citizenship by investment program was running in Europe from 1989 to 1994.   According to Art 16 (a) of the 1956 Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act exceptional naturalisation could be granted to people of ‘Irish descent or Irish associations’ while waiving other criteria. In this context, the interpretation of ‘Irish associations’ allowed for the development of the Investment…

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