Citizenship

Automatic loss of citizenship when becoming a dual citizen

Automatic loss of citizenship when becoming a dual citizen

Dual citizenship regulations vary from one country to another and applies differently to children, adults. Rules may vary  for citizen by birth, naturalization or marriage. If you are acquiring citizenship in these countries or you are a citizen of these countries acquiring citizenship in foreign country, you have to be careful to make sure you dont automatically lose your existing…

Malta IIP restricted countries not eligible for citizenship

Malta IIP restricted countries not eligible for citizenship

Malta has imposed a ban and does not accept applications from restricted list of countries for citizenship by investment program (IIP). The Maltese Government excludes from applying individuals who are nationals of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), or are non-nationals but reside, do business, have significant…

The Best CBI/RBI Schemes in Europe

The Best CBI/RBI Schemes in Europe

CBI/RBI schemes offer citizenship or residency to foreign investors against a designated investment such as contribution to Government fund, or through purchase of government stocks/bonds or a real estate investment with minimum threshold. Greece, Malta, Latvia require EUR 250,000 investment minimum to secure a residency. CBI/RBI schemes have increased dramatically in the past decade currently estimated at $15 billion annually.…

Untold truths about Golden visas and Citizenship by investment

Untold truths about Golden visas and Citizenship by investment

Golden visas and citizenship by investment also has advantages and disadvantages. There  are also several problems with citizenship and residence by investment (CRBI) schemes in several countries.These schemes have these popular options attached to them.   Foreign investors applying for CBI/RBI schemes have to be careful with these investment options. Donation Route Over 85% of applicants chose donation or contribution route…

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…