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Disadvantages of Citizenship by Investment

Disadvantages of Citizenship by Investment

We all know that Citizenship by investment (CBI) is becoming popular and the demand for passports is growing fast. But what are the possible disadvantages involved in CBI passport schemes. Let us take a quick look on the disadvantages with CBI schemes below.. 1. Right country Picking the right country is the most difficult decision for many clients. First they…

Natural disasters in CBI countries

Natural disasters in CBI countries

Natural disasters risks are the No.1 reason for the creation of citizenship by investment (CBI) industry. Natural disasters come in many forms earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, flooding etc. These events have only increased frequency over time against the backdrop of global climate change leaving small countries very vulnerable. Small states in the Caribbean and the Pacific are particularly vulnerable to natural…

Malta IIP has 33% refusal rate

Malta IIP has 33% refusal rate

Malta has refused significant number of applications failing due diligence checks under Individual Investor program (IIP). According to the latest OrIiip report, data shows IIP agency has rejected one in three applications (33%) for 2018/19 for the citizenship by investment program. Since the launch of the scheme a total of 336 applications have been rejected until mid Jun 2019. The…

(Dont wait) Vanuatu may close passport scheme in 2020

(Dont wait) Vanuatu may close passport scheme in 2020

We ask clients applying for passports under Vanuatu citizenship by investment (DSP) scheme, NOT to wait on deciding when to apply! Later it becomes too little too late No one knows how long Vanuatu will still run the DSP citizenship by investment scheme, as the Government is already conducting an internal review of the Vanuatu citizenship scheme, after EU has…

Nigerians get E-2 visas with Grenada Citizenship

Nigerians get E-2 visas with Grenada Citizenship

Nigeria is booming market for second passports, as wealth is fast growing in the oil rich country. More and more nigerians are seeking alternative citizenships for education, travel freedom and promote business and trade outside Africa. US and Canada has been historically most popular immigration destinations for many wealthy destinations. These schemes have been plagued by slow processing and long…

History of Grenada Economic Citizenship Program

History of Grenada Economic Citizenship Program

Today Grenada has the No.1 citizenship by investment program in the World, but do you know Grenada also operated an economic citizenship scheme, going back in history some twenty years ago? Grenada operated a passport for sale or Economic citizenship scheme between 1997-2001. Economic Citizenship Program Grenada passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 1997 was passed to make economic citizenship scheme…

Egypt Citizenship by Investment

Egypt Citizenship by Investment

Egypt has launched a brand new citizenship by investment program in an attempt to bring in significant foreign investments in the country. You can get Egyptian passport in the Land of Pharaohs and Pyramids in just 3 months, after Egypt announced recent amendments to the 1975 citizenship legislation approved by parliament. The recent amendments simplified the citizenship scheme reducing the…

Citizenship by Investment for Cryptocurrency investors

Citizenship by Investment for Cryptocurrency investors

Crypto-currency investors can enjoy wide range of benefits from second passport acquired through citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes. Second passports from tax free countries only costs about 15 bitcoins for crypto investors, assuming the BTC price is $7000. This is quite cheap when looking at the passport benefits. Remember CBI schemes offer direct passports while RBI/GV schemes offer residence permits.…

Greece tax residency offers flat tax for millionaires

Greece tax residency offers flat tax for millionaires

Greece invites wealthy investors to shift their tax residence to Greece to benefits from Tax reliefs. The Non-Domiciled scheme was introduced making Greece one of a kind tax haven for millionaires who want to immigrate to Europe.  This scheme is similar to non-domiciled tax regime introduced by Italy and Portugal. HNW investors, will need to and pay ONLY a flat…

Best Citizenship by Investment Rankings 2020

Best Citizenship by Investment Rankings 2020

The Citizenship by Investment (CBI) industry has quickly grown into $5 billion dollar industry, almost doubling in just the last three years. We at Best Citizenships (BC) designed a new ranking model for Citizenship by investment (CBI) programs based on Points Based Scoring (PBS) system to mathematically rank the best CBI program for clients. Our model is one of a…