Citizenship

Changes to Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment

Changes to Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment

The Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria has announced new changes for obtaining Bulgarian citizenship through investment.  The new changes effective from Jan 1, 2019. Bulgaria’s citizenship by investment programme was introduced with amended rules in late 2013.   Certificate of No criminal record: Foreign investors must present no criminal record certificate from competent authorities at the time of applying for…

New options coming for Greece golden visa

New options coming for Greece golden visa

The  draft of the Ministry of Economy and Development for greek golden visa scheme is expected to be voted on new amendments to expand the scheme with more investment options. Currently Greece only has EUR 250,000 property investment option. It is expected from 2019 more options under the golden visa scheme will be available. The new options will be available…

Latvia has the cheapest golden visa in Europe

Latvia has the cheapest golden visa in Europe

Latvia golden visa scheme was launched in 2010, since then it has remained the cheapest golden visa scheme in Europe. The scheme attracts Russians and others from baltic countries Latvia offers the cheapest and most affordable investor visa schemes in Europe. Investors with their family members receive long term residency through business investment with free movement in the Schengen area.…

Changes to Malta Residence by Investment Program

Changes to Malta Residence by Investment Program

The Malta Residency Visa Agency has announced some amendments to the Malta Residence and Visa Program (MRVP). The most relevant change for applicants is that the required USD 250,000 investment is debt or equity securities listed in stock exchange also accepted along with government stocks Government bonds/stocks Debt or equity securities listed on the Official List of the Malta Stock…

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…

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 early 2021. 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.…

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…

Portugal issued 126 Golden visas for Nov 2018

Portugal issued 126 Golden visas for Nov 2018

Portugal remains the most popular european golden visa schemes for property investment. According to latest statistics released by SEF, 126 golden visas have been granted for the month of November 28.   Of the 126 golden visas, 121 have been issued for real estate property Some 209 family members received residence permits in this month alone.  A total €77 million…