Citizenship

Embassies/Consulates for CBI citizens

Embassies/Consulates for CBI citizens

CBI citizens who acquired passports through citizenship by investment (Cbi) programs can seek consular protection and assistance from missions available abroad during emergency when you need help! We have compiled list of embassies and consulates of CBI countries available abroad. It is very important to understand the difference between embassy and consulate. Embassies deal with only foreign relations while consulates…

Why some dual citizens get limited consular protection abroad?

Why some dual citizens get limited consular protection abroad?

Dual citizenship is great, brings so many benefits, but there is one little problem and it is also very important. That is consulate protection from Government abroad when in distress. Dual citizens do not get automatic consular protection abroad. Watch out! Dual citizens have limited consular protection during distress or emergencies, when present in their citizenship country, during emergencies. For…

Top 10 Schengen states with highest visa refusals

Top 10 Schengen states with highest visa refusals

Schengen visas have high refusal rates and you can expect your schengen visa application to be denied depending on where you apply. According to the schengen visa statistics published by European commission, Worldwide, 9.6% of all visa applications were refused for 2018, that is 1.4 percentage points more than in 2017. Here are some of the facts about schengen visas France…

How many citizenships and nationalities are there?

How many citizenships and nationalities are there?

Citizenship and nationality are widely used, both are closely related, synonymous and widely used next to each other. There exists a slight difference between the two but you should not confuse with each other. It is true, understanding the subtle differences between citizenship and nationality can be quite difficult to understand, but we will try explain simple and easy. How…

What should you know about Svalbard?

What should you know about Svalbard?

Svalbard located on far north, welcomes anyone in the world with open arms, what makes it unique is there is no visas required and has open borders. Svalbard is a part of Norway, prior to 1925 known as Spitsbergen. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920 established full Norwegian sovereignty over the archipelago.  Svalbard has no indigenous population. Since 2002, Svalbard’s main…

Future Schengen area countries

Future Schengen area countries

The Schengen is a common travel area comprising 26 European states that have officially abolished all border controls to facilitate free movement of people and goods. The Schengen area was first established in 1985 named after small village town of Schengen, Luxembourg. It is considered as one the remarkable achievement in human history to facilitate free movement of people with…

Uruguay TAX Residence for Economic Investors

Uruguay TAX Residence for Economic Investors

Uruguay is one of the richest countries, largest economy and attractive tax haven in South America. The country attracts wealthy individuals through the economic tax residence program. Uruguay is one of the most socially advanced countries in Latin America, ranks first in Latin America in democracy, peace, low perception of corruption, e-government, press freedom, size of the middle class and…

These 5 EU countries restrict Dual citizenship

These 5 EU countries restrict Dual citizenship

While dual citizenship or nationality is generally accepted by most countries in the European Union (EU), a handful of EU countries restrict dual citizenship. Out of the EU-28 member states, as of today, only 5 EU states place restrictions on dual citizenship. These are 1. Austria Austrian Nationality Act does not allow dual citizenship except for persons who obtain two…

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…