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St Lucia provides 5 pathways to citizenship by investing

The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) in Saint Lucia provides 5 pathways to citizenship with sovereign and societal value. Saint Lucia is a nation that appeals to individuals and families as a place to live, do business, and build a life around. Saint Lucia’s flagship citizenship investment programme offers five key routes to acquire citizenship […]

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Does Portugal have a citizen by investment program?

Portugal officially does not have a citizenship by investment program. Portugal only has Golden visa scheme for investment activity. Golden visas are only residency schemes and should not be confused with citizenship-by-investment. It is possible to become citizen of Portugal through Golden Visa scheme but it is a long path in 5 years.  There is […]

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Benefits of OCI

The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) is a life long permanent residency visa available to people of Indian origin and their spouses which allows them to live and work in India indefinitely. The OCI card must be accompanied by foreign passport as primary travel document. The OCI itself is not a citizenship or passport. As […]

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Who is a Good citizen?

A Good citizen respects and abides by all the law and order of the country and responsible for rights and duties, such as casting a vote, paying taxes, health care, work for the government, helping others with compassion, serving the people participating in politics and protecting the country (military service). Good citizens can expect to […]

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How to Apply for Nigeria Police Clearance Certificate

Lately, increasing number of Nigerians are applying for Golden visas and Citizenship by investment programs. Nigerians are required to collect police clearance certificates to apply for immigration programs including for purchase of real estate in a foreign country. A criminal background check or PCC (police character certificate) is mandatory for all nigerians besides passport, birth […]

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Q&A – Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP) These Frequently Asked Questions for MPRP Golden visa scheme are meant as general guidelines to particular situations which have been referred to the Agency. In case of conflicting views between these Frequently Asked Questions and the legislation, it is the pertinent legislation that prevails. 1. […]

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Portugal Golden Visa Fees

New fees apply effective from Sep 23, 2020 for Portugal Golden visa scheme applied by immigration authorities in Portugal for issuing residence permits for investment activity under Article 90-A The following Government processing fees apply for all GV applications (real estate, capital transfer, bonds and other categories) Initial Application Per applicant Receipt and Analysis fee […]

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Don’t confuse Golden visas with Citizenship by investment

The Golden visa programs and Citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes both are completely different and should not be confused with each other. The important difference here is Golden visas (GV) offer only residency (no citizenship) while CBI schemes offer instant citizenship (with golden passport) from day one. GV residency schemes may be slightly expensive because […]

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Quebec Immigrant Investor program suspended until Apr 2023

The intake of permanent selection applications under the Investor Program has been suspended from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021 in order to allow time for the program to be reviewed.

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Cyprus expands golden visa scheme

Cyprus has published new regulations expanding the scope of golden visa scheme with the criteria of expedited investors permit to third country nationals. The new regulations came into effect on March 27, 2021. A permanent residence permit issued for investments in real estate, businesses and share capitals. It is not to be confused with citizenship […]