Citizenship

Belgium Residence through Investment

Belgium Residence through Investment

Third country nationals can acquire Belgian residence through investment by following two cumulative procedures: one procedure to obtain a professional card and a second procedure to obtain a residence permit. The legal basis for the acquisition of a professional card in Belgium is the Act of 19 February 1965 regarding the exercise of self-employed professional activities by foreigners. The Royal Decree…

What is Stamp 4?

What is Stamp 4?

Stamp 4 is an immigration permission to stay in Ireland for a specified period, subject to conditions. This stamp is issued for long term residence to several categories for long term residence   All applicants and family members who have been approved under Irish immigrant investor program will receive a residence permit card with stamp 4.   Ireland since Dec 2017…

Malta for Yacht lovers

Malta for Yacht lovers

Building on its long and varied maritime tradition, Malta, a member of the European Union, has today established itself as one of the leading maritime hubs and service centres in the Mediterranean region. Malta has established itself as a flag of choice within the pleasure yacht sector, and consequently, has the largest shipping registry in Europe. An optimized VAT finance leasing…

Changes to Cyprus citizenship scheme 2019

Changes to Cyprus citizenship scheme 2019

The Cyprus government has approved new changes to the cypriot citizenship by investment scheme effective from May 2019.   Currently Cyprus offers citizenship to foreign investors for €2 million euros, which requires buying a home for half a million euros.   Cyprus issued citizenships to 1,864 investors since 2013 raising some EUR 6.6 billion euros with 24% of total transactions invested…

Antigua CIP cryptocurrency payments still in the pipeline

Antigua CIP cryptocurrency payments still in the pipeline

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of Antigua and Barbuda has announced through the official The Citizen magazine that the Cryptocurrency payment option is still in the pipeline and not implemented yet for the citizenship by investment program.   In 2018, the Antigua parliament approved accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies under the CIP.   THE CITIZEN, the official publication of…

France Golden Visa Scheme

France Golden Visa Scheme

France is one of the best countries to europe to live, study and invest in for High-net worth individuals and families. France aims to attract new generation of world-leading companies, boost innovation, and create jobs in the French economy.  The venture capital investment in France reached $2.6 billion in 2016. France offers three types of golden visas based on economic activity…

Ireland Citizenship by Investment

Ireland Citizenship by Investment

The Ireland citizenship by investment program was running in Europe from 1989 to 1994.   According to Art 16 (a) of the 1956 Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act exceptional naturalisation could be granted to people of ‘Irish descent or Irish associations’ while waiving other criteria. In this context, the interpretation of ‘Irish associations’ allowed for the development of the Investment…

Luxembourg Golden Visa Scheme

Luxembourg Golden Visa Scheme

Luxembourg has a super interesting golden visa scheme in Europe for HNW individuals to invest, work, study and do business. Luxembourg is also one of the richest countries in the World and a founding member of the European Union, OECD, United Nations, NATO, and Benelux. EU member country: since 1 January 1958 Euro area member since 1 January 1999 Schengen: Schengen area member since 26 March 1995 Luxembourg is…

History of Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

History of Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

The Cypriot citizenship by investment scheme existed since 2007 investment and has come a long way after 10 years, the investment requirement cut to EUR 2 million, down by 92%. Cyprus has become the most popular citizenship scheme for HNW investors in Europe. Origins The decision no 65.824 dated 11 July 2007 establishing the first investor’s citizenship by investment scheme.…