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Romania Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Romania Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Romania offers citizenship and residency to foreign investors who commit to invest in Romanian businesses and job creation. The naturalization time is reduced by half for citizenship, if the foreigners invest atleast EUR 1 million or more under the currently citizenship legislation. Romania is a EU member state, but currently in the process of joining schengen area. Romania has committed…

Ordinary vs Discrete Naturalization

Ordinary vs Discrete Naturalization

Naturalisation refers to the range of procedures to grant citizenship of a given country to a foreign national on the basis of the notion of the individual’s ‘genuine link’ or ‘genuine connection with the state. Naturalized citizens are also dual nationals but depends on the state  if dual nationality is permitted or not. There are three types of naturalization that…

Why citizenship is better than residency?

Why citizenship is better than residency?

First, clients must understand that there are ONLY two types of investment immigration schemes, first is citizenship, and second is residency. It is very important to understand the difference between citizenship and residency and each has its own distinct advantages. Here are some quick important differences between citizenship and residency. Benefits Citizenship Residency What you get? Passport Visa or Residence…

Estonia Golden Visa

Estonia Golden Visa

Estonia is one of the most tech savvy countries in europe with advanced infrastructure, stable political climate with Europe.  Estonia is a well developed and fastest growing country in the EU Estonia offers a golden visa scheme for major investors in IT and other sectors in the country.  Estonia does not have any citizenship by investment program, the only way…

Slovakia Citizenship by Investment

Slovakia Citizenship by Investment

Slovakia has the most expensive citizenship by investment program (CIP) in the world. It is also one of the most discretely available scheme. This scheme is known as Major Investor scheme, where investors can be naturalized for economic investment, who are of special interest to Slovakia Slovakia joined the European Union 1 May 2004 and joined the Eurozone on 1…

How to cross borders using dual passports?

How to cross borders using dual passports?

Millions of travelers cross borders everyday, many of them are dual citizens. Dual citizens are entitled to dual passports and it is quite common using multiple passports to cross borders, reaching country A to country B through a third country C. Traveling with one or more passports is quite common and thousands of people do it every day and there…

Fastest Citizenship by Investment Programs

Fastest Citizenship by Investment Programs

Citizenship by investment programs have become enormously popular and as more applications are received for processing, the processing times have become slow. The average time to receive a passport is 3 months. The Caribbean and Pacific citizenship by investment schemes are usually the fastest. The European citizenship schemes are the slowest of all takes no less than a year to…

Problems with Antigua Citizenship by Investment

Problems with Antigua Citizenship by Investment

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment (ABCBI) scheme is very attractive to families seeking a second passport that comes with travel freedom. Despite Antigua being the cheapest citizenship by investment scheme, there is one problem with Antigua.  Antigua imposes 5 day physical residence requirement under the CBI rules.  No other country operating a CBI scheme in the caribbean enforce…