St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment Programs Extends Limited Time Offer
St. Kitts & Nevis government extends the limited time offer for their renewed Citizenship by Investment program until the end of 2021 with a special time offer of $150.000, which guarantees many benefits for the applicants, like visa-free travel and citizenship valid for life and for the future generations.
Changes to the Malta Residence and Visa Program (MRVP) In Discussion
Today, the 12th of January 2021, a stakeholder meeting was held to discuss changes going forward with the Malta Residence and Visa Program, also known as the MRVP. The briefing session among stakeholders and authorized agents discussed updates to the MRVP’s regulations - bringing attention to the potential future of the program.
New 2020 Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment (MEIN) Policy
On the 20th of November 2020, the new and improved Maltese Exceptional Investor Naturalization (MEIN) policy was officially announced, after the Malta CBI IIP was terminated due to reaching its maximum quota. Under this new policy, high-net-worth individuals and their family dependents are granted citizenship in Malta by a certificate of naturalization through a direct investment into Malta’s economic development.
St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) Applications Now Include Dependent Siblings
St. Kitts and Nevis has now become the fifth Caribbean country to include siblings in its CIP, following Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Lucia. The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program is renowned for being the oldest and one of the most well-established and respectable in the world for foreign, high-net-worth individuals seeking a second citizenship.
Citizen Lane preparing applications for clients in the Austrian Residence Program for Persons of Independent Means
The Austrian Residence Program for Persons of Independent Means is a program that has a yearly quota published annually by parliament with only about 450 applications approved per year. Citizen Lane is now coming to the final stage of accepting applications for next year’s quota which begins on the 1st of January 2021.
Austria amends its Citizenship Act for Victims of the Nazi Persecution and their Direct Descendants to Apply for Austrian Citizenship
After decades post-World War 2, Austria has amended its Citizenship Act to allow Holocaust survivors and their direct descendants, who fled Austria during the Nazi National Socialist Regime persecution, to apply for Austrian Citizenship. The changes came into force on the 1st of September 2020.
St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship: COVID-19 Limited Discount for Families in 2020
Contribution to the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment Programme has been reduced from $195,000 to $150,000 for families on a limited time offer until 31st December 2020 as announced by Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis in July 2020.
Cyprus Investment Programme CIP Suspended
Citizenship by Investment Programmes support globalisation as a whole, including the tourism market, the construction industry and the general business sector in small EU jurisdictions by assisting wealthy foreign individuals to gain a European passport and travel throughout the European Union without a visa through means of investment. Apart from this, individuals will also be able to work and live freely in the EU and purchase property if required.
What Do Canada’s New Visa Requirements Mean For Caribbean Citizens?
Canada has introduced new visa requirements for Antiguan citizens. For some, this may come surprisingly, nevertheless the government of Antigua & Barbuda have been in discussion for some time. The reasons for this act are not clearly comprehensible seen from the Antiguan perspective.
St. Kitts Continues to Fight Corruption – Fires CEO of SIDF
The chief executive officer at the St Kitts band Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), Terrance Crossman, has been terminated following an in depth investigation into the SIDF.
Citizen Lane Launches Hungarian Residence Program
Citizen Lane is pleased to announce that it is now expanding its product portfolio and will now provide is expertise and advisory services for those interested in obtaining the Hungarian Residence Program.
Cypriot Citizenship Scheme Revamped
The Cypriot citizenship scheme is now even more interesting thanks to recent changes that will make the program accessible to an even wider range of investors.
International Monetary Fund Confirms Positive Impact of Citizenship Program for St. Kitts and Nevis’s Economy
The Citizenship by Investment program for St. Kitts and Nevis has had a considerable, positive impact on the country’s economy; according to the International Monetary Fund. It has contributed to GDP growth and reduced the country’s debt. Now, the challenge is for St. Kitts and Nevis to maintain the interest in the program that has been such a positive driver on its economy.
The Quality of Nationality Index
For many people around the world the citizenship they hold is solely the one they obtained through birthright. Citizenship comes with opportunities, and unfortunately some country’s provide their citizens with substantially better opportunities than others. So how do you measure the quality of citizenship? Until recently it has been very difficult to quantify, but in 2011 the creation of The Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), provided a may to measure and rank the quality of worldwide nationalities.
Revamp of St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment Program Curbs Wait Times
St. Kitts and Nevis, a two-island country in the West Indies, has probably the most discussed Citizenship by Investment Programme in the world. The program was introduced in 1984, just after St. Kitts & Nevis gained its independence from Great Britain; making it the oldest program of its kind. The country has had a rough history when it comes to its Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). In the first decades, there was little interest in the program, and then this interest skyrocketed, leading to long processing wait times. Even worse, there were some concerns with the country’s due diligence process which, once discovered led to an overreaction by the government that turned away worthy, potential CIP applicants. Now; however, reforms are putting this program back on the map.
New Citizenship Rules in Cyprus Expected
The Cypriot government is planning major changes to its Cypriot citizenship scheme, which opens up opportunities for foreign investors to apply for citizenship in Cyprus. Final decisions are expected during the upcoming weeks by the Cabinet; an approval of the House of Representatives is not required.
With Instability in Turkey Citizens Should Have a Back-Up Plan
The headlines in Turkey were shocking: a military coup was underway, threatening to overthrow the government. While the coup was unsuccessful, it had, and is still having, a major impact on the everyday lives of the people who call Turkey home. Hundreds died in the violence surrounding the coup, and now a government crackdown has left residents of Turkey on edge.
Cyprus’ Tourism Industry Heats Up, So Does The Appeal Of Cypriot Citizenship
Tourists are flocking to Cyprus, and this is making Cypriot citizenship even more attractive, particularly for those interested in pursuing citizenship through investment.
Why Brexit Has Left Major Concerns in the Caribbean
Britain’s decision to exit the European Union could have major impacts on the Caribbean, leaving significant uncertainties for the region’s relationship not only with the UK, but also with the rest of Europe.
UK Passport Holders to Lose EU Passport Benefits Due to “Brexit” Decision
The UK’s stunning decision to decouple itself from the European Union will have serious consequences for British passport holders. British passport holders are currently able to work and reside in all the European Union (EU) countries. When the UK exits the EU, in about two-years, the approximately 1.2 million British expatriates living in EU countries could lose the right to remain at their properties year-round and will not be able to work in EU countries without a valid work visa.
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