Citizenship

Luxembourg Golden Visa Scheme

Luxembourg Golden Visa Scheme

Luxembourg has a super interesting golden visa scheme in Europe for HNW individuals to invest, work, study and do business. Luxembourg is also one of the richest countries in the World and a founding member of the European Union, OECD, United Nations, NATO, and Benelux.   EU member country: since 1 January 1958 Euro area member since 1 January 1999 Schengen: Schengen area member since 26 March 1995  …

History of Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

History of Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

The Cypriot citizenship by investment scheme existed since 2007 investment and has come a long way after 10 years, the investment requirement cut to EUR 2 million, down by 92%. Cyprus has become the most popular citizenship scheme for HNW investors in Europe. Origins The decision no 65.824 dated 11 July 2007 establishing the first investor’s citizenship by investment scheme.…

Malta Residence visa scheme attracts applicants interested in residence rights

Malta Residence visa scheme attracts applicants interested in residence rights

The Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP) provides for the acquisition of Maltese residency by investment. The MRVP was established in 2015 by the Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations (LN 288/2015) – subsidiary legislation issued under the Immigration Act.   MRVP targets applicants interested in residence rights and not in citizenship. These commonly come from countries that do not accept…

Switzerland – The Most Attractive Residence program

Switzerland – The Most Attractive Residence program

Switzerland is one of the world’s most attractive countries to live in. Historically, the nation has maintained political neutrality since 1515, a policy that has fostered a highly stable socio-economic environment. The combination of the country’s rich cultural heritage and liberal social attitudes has given rise to one of the most independent and well-organized societies in the world. Switzerland boasts…

UK imposes good character requirement for citizenship

UK imposes good character requirement for citizenship

UK has imposed new good character requirement for citizenship applications launched on or after Jan 14, 2019. All citizenship decisions will be made based on this new policy guidance. The new policy also applies  to children applications for registration and naturalisation from those who are aged 10 or over at the time the application is made.   The good character…

New rule change to Portugal and Greece golden visas

New rule change to Portugal and Greece golden visas

New changes have been introduced to the Golden visa schemes of Portugal and Greece with amendments to respective golden visa laws in 2019. Greece The Greek Government has put forward amendments to tighten the golden visa program regulations against abuse and money laundering. Under the new amendments put forward in the Hellenic parliament,  the new rules will apply from Dec 24,…