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Application fees increase for Quebec investor program from 2019

Application fees increase for Quebec investor program from 2019

The Quebec government has announced new increase in fees for immigrant investor program applications, which will be effective from Jan 1, 2019. The application processing fee will increase by CAD$ 261   Before December 31, 2018 As of January 1, 2019 Principal applicat C$15,235 C$15,496 Spouse or de facto spouse C$0 C$0 Each dependent child C$0 C$0 *The fee payable for an…

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Serbia grants visa waiver for 4 Caribbean countries

Serbia grants visa waiver for 4 Caribbean countries

The Government of Serbia has abolished visas for four caribbean countries and  the decision was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia No. 81/2018 of 26 October 2018.   Citizens of these four caribbean countries Antigua and Barbuda (entered into force 26 October 2018) Dominica (entered into force 26 October 2018) Grenada (entered into force 26 October 2018) Trinidad and Tobago (entered into…

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ETIAS travel authorization will apply for 60+ countries

ETIAS travel authorization will apply for 60+ countries

European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is an online travel authorization requirement imposed on countries with EU visa waiver, set to commence from 2023. The ETIAS travel authorization will apply to all EU Member States that are part of the Schengen area, including those which do not yet fully apply the Schengen acquis, i.e. Croatia, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania.…

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Canada makes New changes to Express entry system

Canada makes New changes to Express entry system

Canada launched of Express Entry in January 2015, since then welcome over 43,000 economic immigrants through the Express Entry system with skills needed for Canada.   Canada’s Express Entry system attract high-skilled foreign workers and former international students who want to live in Canada permanently and whose in-demand skills are needed by employers across the country to help build businesses…

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History of Citizenship by Investment

History of Citizenship by Investment

During 18th century, the world’s first special citizenship-by-investment program prevailed in Scotland, a century before St Kitts started the idea, which continued long after the Union with England in the 18th century: a share investment of GBP 83 in the Royal Bank of Scotland allowed a foreign citizen to become a citizen of Scotland and, by extension, the UK. During the…

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Montenegro first launched economic citizenship in 2010

Montenegro first launched economic citizenship in 2010

Montenegro first launched its economic citizenship scheme in August 2010 to attract wealthy investors.  The Citizenship Act in 2010 was amended to grant citizenship on individuals who invested at least €500,000 in the Adriatic country. Under the scheme citizenship would be granted to foreign investors for least €500,000 ($680,000) into the country, subject to approval. Part of the funds will…

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Samoa Citizenship by Investment launched in 2017

Samoa Citizenship by Investment launched in 2017

Samoa launched its citizenship by investment scheme under Citizenship Investment Act 2016 and its Regulations 2016.  This scheme is administered by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Samoa. Applications must be submitted to the Citizenship Investment Committee. The Citizenship Investment scheme commenced on Tuesday 31st January 2017 Citizenship by Investment is the granting of citizenship status to an individual and immediate…

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