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Citizenship by Marriage – How many years?

Citizenship by Marriage – How many years?

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 – 1 year…

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…

Honorary Citizenship and Passports

Honorary Citizenship and Passports

Honorary citizenship is a status bestowed by a country on a foreign or native individual whom  considered to be especially admirable, exceptional,  worthy of the distinction.   Several countries such as Germany, United States, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Germany, St Kitts and Nevis have awarded honorary citizenship to outstanding individuals.   United States has awarded honorary citizenship to  8 individuals…

New updates to Cyprus investment citizenship scheme

New updates to Cyprus investment citizenship scheme

On 26 February 2019, the official government gazette of the Republic of Cyprus published the decision of the Council of Ministers, dated 13 February 2019, in which amendments to the Cyprus Investment Programme were approved — specifically with regard to acquiring Cypriot citizenship.   The main changes, listed below, are coming into force on 15 May 2019:   The investment…

UK opens startup and innovator visa routes

UK opens startup and innovator visa routes

UK has opened startup and innovative visa routes for applications for non-EU nationals outside EEA effective from March 29, 2019. The existing Entrepreneur (tier1) visa category has been removed and replaced with the startup and innovative visa categories.   As a part of new changes, the £200,000 entrepreneur requirement reduced to £50,000 for innovative visa category   Startup visa – No…