Citizenship

Malaysia MM2H suspended temporarily

Malaysia MM2H suspended temporarily

The Malaysian Government has decided to temporarily suspend the My Second Home (MM2H) program due to Covid-19 pandemic and re-evaluation of the program. The announcement was made on Aug 4. This suspension will be lifted once the review of the program will be completed. No foreigners will be allowed to enter Malaysia following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. No applications…

Don’t be trapped in one country

Don’t be trapped in one country

Have we learnt anything at all from Covid-19? The Lockdown restrictions taught us the importance of family and loved ones. The Covid19 Lockdowns has made ALL of us to rethink about having second residence or citizenship abroad. Don’t be trapped in one country under draconian rules, hostile governments run by dictators, political chaos, inequality, racial segregation, economic meltdown and harmful…

How Schengen visa decisions are made?

How Schengen visa decisions are made?

Applying for schengen visa is an important decision. It is also important that you are careful and you provide necessary documentation beyond any reasonable doubt, so that you are not refused of visa. Refusals will have a big impact on your future visa applications as visa databases are shared with several countries. How consular officers make decisions? Consular officers take…

5 year Schengen visas for frequent travelers

5 year Schengen visas for frequent travelers

The European commission has made important changes to Schengen visas. The EU rules on short-stay schengen visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020 which applies for 105 country nationals. As per new changes implemented in schengen visa rules, it is possible to get 5 year multiple entry schengen visas for applicants from 105 countries with a positive visa history. The…

How to get Citizenship in Cyprus?

How to get Citizenship in Cyprus?

Cyprus is a warm mediterranean country and the country received its EU membership since 1 May 2004 and euro area member since 1 January 2008. It is important to remember that Cyprus is currently in the process of joining the Schengen area. You also have to remember that Cyprus is the only european country besides Malta, that is part of…

A Gambit with Citizenships

A Gambit with Citizenships

I have been a professional chess player for many years and for sure i have used gambits effectively in many situations. How does the game of gambits fit into citizenship?. Gambits often played in the game of chess and also applies in real life with ‘citizenship’. A gambit is sacrificing one piece to attain superior position in a game.  This…

Covid19 created new safe haven investments

Covid19 created new safe haven investments

Where to invest during Covid-19 pandemic? The Coronavirus has created new safe haven investments when it comes to valued investing in safe havens. As waves of coronavirus spreads and people are put in frequent lockdowns, many have thought about citizenship and residence planning abroad, escaping to Covid free countries for a peace of mind. This has led to spike in…

Portugal launches automatic renewal of residence permits

Portugal launches automatic renewal of residence permits

Portugal has announced a new facility for automatic renewal of residence permits online for foreigners and third country nationals already living in Portugal. This automatic renewal service provided by SEF borders authority is not available for the following residence permit holders Study or volunteers Residence permit holders for investment activity (golden visa) Family members of EU citizens Permanent resident permit…

How many citizenships Albert Einstein had?

How many citizenships Albert Einstein had?

Albert Einstein, despite being a well known scientist actually three main citizenships (German, Swiss, American) in life. He was Swiss-American dual citizen when died in 1955. Infact, he remained stateless for five years years, going through some difficult times. Albert Einstein Citizenships Kingdom of Württemberg  German Empire (1879–1896) Stateless (1896–1901) Switzerland (1901–1955) Austria during the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1911–1912) Kingdom of…

Americans are looking at citizenship and residence abroad

Americans are looking at citizenship and residence abroad

As Covid-19, spreads like wildfire across the US, over 90% of countries placing entry bans on Americans from traveling. With the US passport lose its shine and passport power, many americans are forced to think about alternative options in foreign countries. The fear of uncertainties and fear of more lockdown restrictions is forcing more americans to think about the importance…