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Belgium Professional Card for Investors

Belgium Professional Card for Investors

Belgium is an exciting country to live, work and do business in Europe.  The country offers excellent healthcare, education, super high standards of living and a powerful EU passport. One inway to acquire Belgium long term investor residency for self employed investors and entrepreneurs is through professional card. Foreigners including third country nationals can acquire Belgian residence through investment by…

Quotas for Citizenship by Investment schemes

Quotas for Citizenship by Investment schemes

Many clients often dont know about the limited quotas available with Citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes. CBI schemes are limited time opportunity and you have to make the best use of it! The Caribbean schemes in general, do not impose any quota limits but limited citizenship quotas do apply for European schemes. Note there is a difference between annual quota limit…

New Prices for St Lucia Citizenship by Investment

New Prices for St Lucia Citizenship by Investment

The Government of St Lucia announced new prices for CIP by making changes to Citizenship by Investment (Amendment) Regulations in May 2019. The changes has been published in the official gazette. The prices remain almost the change except the real estate Govt fee has been slightly reduced to $30,000 (from $50,000) Another important change introduced in 2019, were processing time…

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…