Citizenship

New Schengen Visa Rules

New Schengen Visa Rules

New EU schengen visa rules on short-stay visas came into effect from 2 February 2020 which will affect nationals of 105 countries who require a visa to enter schengen area. A uniform short-stay visa issued by one of these countries covers travel throughout the 26 Schengen countries for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Before we go on…

How many EB-5 regional centers are there?

How many EB-5 regional centers are there?

A Regional center is a public/private economic unit, in the United States involved with promoting economic growth for the purpose for Employment based fifth preference (EB-5) program. The 1993 Appropriations Act amended the EB-5 program to create the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (IIPP) which allowed foreign nationals to invest in an economic unit called a Regional center (RC). The main purpose…

13 countries listed in US visa ban

13 countries listed in US visa ban

US has imposed visa restrictions on nationals of 13 countries. The 2017 Trump executive order listed seven countries and in 2020 six more countries were included in the visa ban in 2020 making a total of 13. The countries will be monitored once every six months and will The  Executive Order Proclamation by President Trump for six countries with new…

New 2020 Changes to EB-5 makes petiton approvals faster

New 2020 Changes to EB-5 makes petiton approvals faster

USCIS has announced new significant changes to EB-5 processing of application petitions. The approvals for I-526 petitions will be faster from March 31, 2020 as petitions will be processed based on new visa availability approach instead of First in approach What has changed? BEFORE: EB-5 petitions were processed based on First in First out (FIFO) basis. NOW:  EB-5 applications processed…

Grenada issued over 3300 CBI passports

Grenada issued over 3300 CBI passports

Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment  scheme came into effect August 2013, when the Grenadian Parliament passed Act No. 15 of 2013. Since the launch of the scheme, Grenada has granted passports to over 3000 families under the CBI program according to the Ministry of Finance statistics According to the statistics, since the start of the CBI until Dec 2019, Grenada has granted citizenship to 3,384…

25 Richest countries with most powerful passports

25 Richest countries with most powerful passports

Passports are just travel documents. But what is the correlation between passport power and wealth of a country? The richest countries in the world also have very well respected and powerful travel documents. To find this we did a comparison, connecting wealth of a country and passport power and we found some interesting results. Earlier, we did a study on…

Most expensive passports

Most expensive passports

Passports are important travel documents. The costs for passports vary from country to country depending on the validity of passports issued, booklet pages and age. To avoid confusion, we first separate most expensive passports into two categories Expensive passports in terms of issue fee (citizens) Expensive passports to buy  (non-citizens) Expensive Passport Fees These are the prices for issue of…

Why Golden visa in Greece?

Why Golden visa in Greece?

Greece offers the best investment climate in Europe and undeniably one of the top countries to live, do business, work and retire.  Greece is rich in history, a major trade hub Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Greece is a EU member state, Eurozone member and Schengen state. Here are the some of the solid reasons why you should buy…

eVisa VS ETA – What is the difference?

eVisa VS ETA – What is the difference?

Many travelers often get confused understanding the difference between eVisa and Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). It is quite common to get confused and You are not alone! We call eVisa and eTA are soft visa restrictions. This means you will not be able to board a plane to visit a country with just your passport without either of these to…

Best Golden Visa Passports

Best Golden Visa Passports

Golden visa schemes offer immediate residency against property investment. Investors can naturalize for citizenship and passport usually after more than 5 years in golden visa countries. The citizenship conditions vary from country to country. Passports of countries offering Golden visa / CBI schemes performed very well in Best Passport Rankings 2020. Best Golden Visa Passports These are the best golden…