Malta Passport Programme “Best in the world” – €1 Billion Raised Since Launch

2016-11-09T10:21:13+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Citizenship, Malta|

Malta’s citizenship-by-investment programme has raised over €1 billion in capital since its launch about 18 months ago and it is the world’s most successful programme of its kind. “Malta, the EU country which runs the world’s most successful citizenship-by-investment programme with over €1 billion in capital raised since its launch about 18 months ago, further improved [...]

St Kitts and Nevis Government Unveils Revamped Citizenship Programme

2016-11-09T10:21:14+00:00October 19th, 2015|Citizenship, St. Kitts|

The prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, rolled out the new changes to the citizenship by investment program at a conference attended by service providers on Friday in St Kitts. Included in the changes is a new online system, the citizen application management system (CAMS), which allows applicants through their service [...]

PM Anthony Announces Citizenship by Investment Programme in Key Event in Monaco

2016-11-09T10:21:14+00:00October 13th, 2015|Citizenship|

On 7 October 2015 amidst a roaring applause from international businesspersons and immigration specialists, the Prime Minister of St Lucia, the Honourable Dr Kenny D. Anthony, officially launched the St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme. The country’s newly-established Citizenship by Investment Unit will be accepting applications starting 1 January 2016, giving applicants the promise of [...]

China Leads Golden Visa Programme in Portugal

2016-11-09T10:21:15+00:00October 13th, 2015|Citizenship, Portugal, Residence|

China continues to lead the Portuguese golden visa programme, with 1,969 citizens receiving residence permits in return for investments between October 2012 and August 2015, according to official figures. Figures from the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) showed that after China came citizens of Brazil (89), Russia (86), South Africa (63) and Lebanon (38) making [...]

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Buying Your St. Kitts Citizenship May Get More Expensive Soon

2015-10-22T09:22:30+00:00October 5th, 2015|Citizenship, St. Kitts|

Here’s a warning for the politically disaffected: Buying yourself citizenship in the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts & Nevis is going to get harder and more expensive. The twin-island country of about 51,000 people plans to be “more stringent” in preventing people with a criminal history from purchasing citizenship and is considering raising the investment [...]

PN leader demands details of citizenship scheme beneficiaries, OPM says Busuttil has ‘no right’

2016-11-09T10:21:15+00:00October 5th, 2015|Citizenship, Malta|

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has this morning said he expects the prime minister to keep his promise about lifting secrecy on the citizenship scheme by handing him a list of the persons given a Maltese passport and their home country. Speaking on Radio 101, the Opposition leader said he hoped that the “dirt” in the [...]

Portugal’s Golden Visa Scheme Reduces Real Estate Investment

2015-10-22T09:22:30+00:00October 5th, 2015|Citizenship, Portugal, Residence|

The Portuguese government has reduced the minimum required amount for its golden visa for those investing real estate from €500,000 to €350,000 for certain locations. But the new lower amount only applies to property located in districts designated for urban renewal and is designed to reinvigorate interest in the popular visa scheme and provide a [...]

Ultra Wealthy Buying Homes Globally for Investment Diversification, Gain Citizenship

2015-10-22T09:22:30+00:00October 5th, 2015|Citizenship, Residence|

According to a study by Wealth-X and the Sotheby's International Realty, a growing number of ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals view homes as 'opportunity gateways', driving buying decisions that are based on potential opportunities from owning these luxury residential properties. The UHNW Luxury Real Estate Report: Homes As Opportunity Gateways reveals two trends that are [...]

Antigua Looking to Keep ‘Pirates’ Spirit Alive With $125M Film Fund

2015-10-22T09:22:30+00:00October 1st, 2015|Antigua, Citizenship|

In a groundbreaking move in the world of film finance, the Caribbean island of Antigua has approved a film fund that will tap the country's citizenship-by-investment program, allowing high-wealth individuals to put money into movies in exchange for Antiguan citizenship. The fund, announced at TIFF Monday by new production outfit Golden Islands Filmworks, will raise [...]