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France is the favorite destination for Chinese receiving Schengen visas

France is the favorite destination for Chinese receiving Schengen visas

France is the most popular destination for chinese according to the schengen visa statistics.   Chinese received 2.8 million schengen visas in 2018 with increase of 11% compared to previous year. French consulates in china granting over 800,000 visas to chinese citizens,     Popular  schengen countries for Chinese France Italy Germany Least popular Schengen countries with Chinese Lithuania Slovakia…

Cayman Islands Golden Visa

Cayman Islands Golden Visa

Cayman islands is a British overseas territory (BOT) with world class health care, and education, under British law and regulations.   Cayman islands offer golden visa to HNW wealthy investors in the form of residence certificates.   These residence certificate or permanent residence certificates issued to HNW investors and their families who can invest $1 million or more in Cayman real…

Best Citizenships Index (BCI) Rankings 2019

Best Citizenships Index (BCI) Rankings 2019

We have developed a  Best Citizenships Index (BCI) for 2019 which answers which country has the best citizenship in the world.   Our PBS scoring model that takes into account 18 key metrics and mathematically scores to rank a citizenship 190 countries. We normalized all data, and fed it into our model for scores and rankings.   These important metrics include dual…

Naturalize for Citizenship by Marriage

Naturalize for Citizenship by Marriage

A Transnational marriage, is a marriage between two people from different countries. Several countries offer reduced years usually three, to naturalize for citizenship by marriage (men or women).   In some countries (eg. Brunei, Cuba) the only way for a foreigner to become a citizenship is through marriage.   Spain has the quickest time one year after marriage and being resident.   Spain…

These 28 countries have compulsory military service

These 28 countries have compulsory military service

Conscription  is the compulsory enlistment of people in a military service.  These 28 countries have compulsory or mandatory military conscript service for its citizens.   The service duration can vary from country to country from days to years.  As of 2019, these four countries, intending to abolish conscription in the near future: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Georgia.   1. Armenia Armenia has compulsory military…

These countries offer citizenship on economic interest

These countries offer citizenship on economic interest

These are some 40 countries that offer citizenship based on economic interest by discretionary naturalization through investment in Asia, Europe, Caribbean.   Country Target Person Article in law Procedure Conditions Albania Person who has special financial assets or invests money in a country ALB 9(7) Naturalisation (discretionary) Person is someone whose acquisition of citizenship would be in special economic interest…

Naturalization time for citizenship in 177 countries

Naturalization time for citizenship in 177 countries

Naturalization is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of a foreign state.   Naturalization can exist in several forms Discretionary Ordinary Exceptional Investment (only possible in CY, MT, AG, KN, MD, ME, LC, GD, DM, TK, VU)     Afghanistan Person with a certain period of residence in a country Naturalisation (discretionary) Person…

Portugal is the best retirement country in Europe

Portugal is the best retirement country in Europe

Portugal ranked as the best retirement country in Europe. Portugal took first spot in Europe and 7th place in overall rankings for retirement.  Portugal took top scores among european countries for healthcare, finance, lifestyle and governance.   Retaining 7th position in this year’s index, Portugal has a warm climate, friendly people and a relaxed pace of life. English is widely…

Most expensive passports in terms of passport fee

Most expensive passports in terms of passport fee

These are the most expensive passports in the world in terms of passport fee Syria and Cuba have the most expensive passports in the world taking top 2 places for the year 2019 costing a whopping $400. Turkish passport also expensive taking the third place   Most Expensive   Syria – $400 (new) $200 (renewals) Cuba – $300 (in Cuba)…

These countries offer Birthright citizenship

These countries offer Birthright citizenship

Jus soli or birthright citizenship is the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship. A restricted version of jus soli in which citizenship by birthplace is automatic only for the children of certain immigrants. The second generation refers to the U.S.-born children of foreign-born parents. Below is the list of countries that offer…