Citizenship

Quick Comparison of Countries offering CBI/RBI schemes

The following are quick comparison list of countries offering “Citizenship-by-investment” (CBI) vs “Residency-by-investment” (CBI) programs to third nationals of various countries. The key difference is “Citizenship-by-investment” programs offer investors direct passport to investors within few months or a year. “Residency-by-investment” aka “Golden visa” or “Investor visa” programs initially offer residency to investors, and then after certain number of years of…

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Dual Citizenship in India

People in India, very often confuse between holding dual citizenships with Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) introduced by the the Govt of India. The Indian constitution does not allow dual citizenship or simultaneously holding two passports of different countries. The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship. Holding Indian passport/acquiring Indian passport/travelling on Indian passport after acquisition of foreign…

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CBI/RBI schemes in Europe attracted €9.2 billion investment

‘Golden visas’ usually refer to specific ‘policies developed by countries seeking to attract wealthy people to become residents or citizens’.1 Different official terminologies exist to designate these types of policies: economic citizenship programmes (ECPs), immigrant investor programmes (IIPs). Golden visa schemes designed to attract foreign investment are found across the globe and in almost every country. Some of these schemes…

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