Citizenship

EB-5 to continue operating despite shutdown

EB-5 to continue operating despite shutdown

USCIS has clarified today that EB-5 will continue to operate, despite the lapse in funding (shutdown). The EB-5 Program will continue to operate, except EB-5 regional center program. EB-5 regional center is an economic unit, public or private, in the United States that is involved with promoting economic growth. Regional centers are designated by USCIS for participation in the Immigrant Investor Program.…

Fast track applications for St Kitts passport

Fast track applications for St Kitts passport

St Kitts and Nevis is the only country among citizenship by investment programs (CIP) that offers fast track application process to receive citizenship and passport The entire process takes 60 days under accelerated application procedure (AAP) for SGF and real estate options. Fast track process is not free subjected to additional fees. Applications will be fast tracked for CIU. This…

Malta publishes names of IIP citizens in Gazette

Malta publishes names of IIP citizens in Gazette

The Government of Malta every year publishes names of all foreign citizens who naturalized for citizenship in official Gazette. The names of all naturalized citizens and IIP citizens combined who acquired Maltese citizenship between Jan-Dec 2017 published in Gazette dated 21st December, 2018. The Government does not differentiate between citizens who naturalized by normal procedure and those who obtained through…

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.…