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Best Citizenship By Investment Rankings for 2021

Best Citizenship By Investment Rankings for 2021

Today we are publishing our rankings on citizenship by investment programs for a second year in a row. Our PBS (points based scoring) model, which we designed last year, is one of a kind in the industry, ranks Best CBI program taking into account 37 important factors looking upon clients before deciding on their favorite investment citizenship program. This year…

How to get citizenship investing in buyback shares?

How to get citizenship investing in buyback shares?

Investing in real estate have been a top priority for many investors seeking a second passport. Many real estate developers offer a buyback shares option for the purpose of citizenship by investment and golden visas (residency). These developments can range from residential towers, five star hotels, resorts and other commercial office structures. Property developers raise money to build large scale…

How St Lucia passport became powerful over the years

How St Lucia passport became powerful over the years

The Passport of St Lucia has gained strength over the years in terms of visa free travel freedom. The St Lucia Government has signed number of visa waiver agreements with 146 destinations which includes countries and territories. Today St Lucia is undoubtedly remains, one of the most powerful passports in the Eastern caribbean. In 2006, St Lucia passport only had…

Vanuatu REO program

Vanuatu REO program

The Vanuatu parliament has passed new amendments to Citizenship act adding a new Real Estate Option (REO) for citizenship by investment. This Bill amends the Citizenship Act [CAP 112] (“the Act”). The Real Estate Option Program (“the REO Program”) was passed in Vanuatu parliament and published in Gazette. What is REO Program? The REO allows acquisition of Vanuatu citizenship through…

St Kitts vs St Lucia – Citizenship by Investment

St Kitts vs St Lucia – Citizenship by Investment

St Kitts and St Lucia are outstanding citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean. Here’s how to compare the important differences between these two programs, so that you will know where to invest. All in all, here is a quick summary St Lucia is much cheaper compared to St Kitts with donation options when it comes to single applicants. St…

St Lucia provides 5 pathways to citizenship by investing

St Lucia provides 5 pathways to citizenship by investing

The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) in Saint Lucia provides 5 pathways to citizenship with sovereign and societal value. Saint Lucia is a nation that appeals to individuals and families as a place to live, do business, and build a life around. Saint Lucia’s flagship citizenship investment programme offers five key routes to acquire citizenship and a second passport of…

Does Portugal have a citizen by investment program?

Does Portugal have a citizen by investment program?

Portugal officially does not have a citizenship by investment program. Portugal only has Golden visa scheme for investment activity. Golden visas are only residency schemes and should not be confused with citizenship-by-investment. It is possible to become citizen of Portugal through Golden Visa scheme but it is a long path in 5 years.  There is no direct path that will…

Benefits of OCI

Benefits of OCI

The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) is a life long permanent residency visa available to people of Indian origin and their spouses which allows them to live and work in India indefinitely. The OCI card must be accompanied by foreign passport as primary travel document. The OCI itself is not a citizenship or passport. As of March 2021, OCI card…

Who is a Good citizen?

Who is a Good citizen?

A Good citizen respects and abides by all the law and order of the country and responsible for rights and duties, such as casting a vote, paying taxes, health care, work for the government, helping others with compassion, serving the people participating in politics and protecting the country (military service). Good citizens can expect to enjoy equal rights, freedom to…

How to Apply for Nigeria Police Clearance Certificate

How to Apply for Nigeria Police Clearance Certificate

Lately, increasing number of Nigerians are applying for Golden visas and Citizenship by investment programs. Nigerians are required to collect police clearance certificates to apply for immigration programs including for purchase of real estate in a foreign country. A criminal background check or PCC (police character certificate) is mandatory for all nigerians besides passport, birth certificate and other identification documents.…