Citizenship

Golden visa changes in Portugal may happen in 2021

Golden visa changes in Portugal may happen in 2021

Important changes in Portuguese Golden Visa scheme that may be applied from January 2021, Lisbon, Porto and coastal will be a restricted areas for real estate investments. This could be the last chance to invest in Lisbon and coastal areas. Earlier the government has announced that no new changes will be implemented until the end of 2020. State Budget Legislative…

Why High Profile Americans Are Investing in a Passport?

Why High Profile Americans Are Investing in a Passport?

This week there was some shocking news. The former Google boss Eric Schmidt along with his family applied for a Cypriot passport through citizenship by investment program in the island. Eric Schmidt is a well known billionaire and is also highest profile americans to genuinely pursue investment citizenship options offshore. If he is  granted cyprus citizenship, it will allow him…

Montenegro EU accession likely by 2025

Montenegro EU accession likely by 2025

Montenegro is a leading candidate to meet the 2025 accession date, suggested by European Commission.  Further, Montenegro is in a leading position on its path towards EU accession, compared to the other five aspirants from the Western Balkans.  Serbia, is the only other country from the region with ongoing accession negotiations since 2015. Montenegro EU relations  The current status of…

Which CBI programs have Voting rights?

Which CBI programs have Voting rights?

The Right to vote is one of the important privilege for economic citizens. It is also very important part of any democracy.  It is widely recognized as a fundamental human right, this right is not fully enforced for millions of individuals around the world. The History of Voting and elections goes back as far as as ancient Greece and ancient…

Vanuatu CIP citizens do not have right to vote

Vanuatu CIP citizens do not have right to vote

Foreigners who acquire citizenship through the investment programs (DSP and VCP), so called ‘economic citizens’ are restricted of certain privileges such as right to vote in elections, holding government posts and entering politics. Those who apply for Vanuatu citizenship by investment program must be aware of these limited restrictions. Considering many CIP or economic citizens do not visit the country…

Saint Lucia – A Globally Respected CBI program

Saint Lucia – A Globally Respected CBI program

CIP Saint Lucia has made its mark as a highly respected global citizenship by investment program. The CIP has received international accolades for its governance, transparency and efficient vetting process. The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has made no secret of its commitment to governance and transparency. The exciting news is the application processing times are cut to…

Surge in CBI applications for Grenada during Covid

Surge in CBI applications for Grenada during Covid

Grenada has seen a surge in applications for citizenship by investment programs. According to the latest CBI statistics, based on data reported by government, an excess of of 1800 applications were received for NTF and Real estate option since 2014 to Q2 2020. The data shows interest is high for Grenada CBI program despite Covid pandemic. Infact Grenada received more…

Govt Approved Real Estate for Citizenship by investment

Govt Approved Real Estate for Citizenship by investment

We have compiled full list of government approved real estate developments for the purpose of citizenship by investment program. You have to remember that investing only in these projects will make you eligible for citizenship by real estate investment. It is also possible to invest in redeemable shares and freehold titles. You must also hold for certain years before selling.…

Dominica collects $1.2bn in CBI revenues

Dominica collects $1.2bn in CBI revenues

Dominica has raised $1.2bn in just three years from its citizenship by investment program from 2017 to 2020 according to the latest announcement by the Prime Minister Skerrit. This is a staggering sum of money for a small caribbean island from citizenship for investment scheme. According to data, there was an eight percent increase in revenue from the fiscal year…

St Lucia becomes fastest CIP in the Caribbean

St Lucia becomes fastest CIP in the Caribbean

The St Lucia Citizenship by Investment program has become the fastest CIP in the Caribbean with the average processing times cut to just 58 days (previously 80 days) as of 2020. This exciting news was announced by the the Chief of St Lucia Citizenship Unit. We are proud to state that our average processing time from receipt of an application…