Citizenship

Portugal simplifies Aliens act for Golden visas

Portugal has introduced new visa and residence rules for foreigners making it easy for appointments and reducing visits to migration office. This applies to golden visa residence permit holders seeking residence permit extensions. The new Regulatory Decree of the Legal Regime of entry, stay, exit and removal of foreign nationals from the national territory has been published in Diário da República and…

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Latvia launched Golden Visa in 2010, scheme brought €1.44 billion from property deals

Latvia launched a Golden Visa Programme in 2010. Initially started as a post-2008 crisis economic development tool, at some point it acquired renewed political significance. When the scheme launched in 2010, foreigners could acquire the right to reside in Latvia, an EU Member State by buying a property in the countryside for a minimum of EUR 71,150 or in Riga…

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Ineligible candidates for Antigua Citizenship by Investment

The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) was established following parliamentary assent to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations 2014. The Regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda are contained in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014. These provisions allow the government to operate a program under which citizenship is granted to persons who qualify under criteria…

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St Martin Residence by Investment

St Martin collectively are the two territories of Saint-Martin ( french side)  and the Sint Maarten (dutch side). The island is located south of Anguilla, separated from the British territory by the Anguilla Channel.  The main industry of the island is tourism with over one million visitors annually. About 85% of the workforce was engaged in the tourist industry. The Dutch side of…

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These countries do not allow renouncing citizenship

Citizenship renunciation is the voluntary act of relinquishing one’s citizenship or nationality. It is the opposite of naturalization–whereby a person voluntarily acquires a citizenship, and is distinct from denaturalization – where the loss of citizenship is forced by a state. Renunciation of citizenship is particularly relevant in cases of dual or multiple citizenship, depending on the the country laws on citizenship,…

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