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Russian Currency Control Legislation

2016-04-25T12:39:19+04:00April 25th, 2016|Finance|

In accordance with the Federal Law “On Currency Regulation and Currency Control” all Russian citizens who are considered residents for currency control purposes (the "currency control residents") are obliged to file annual cash flow reports on their foreign bank accounts with the Russian tax authorities. New changes affect all Russian citizens who live abroad permanently [...]

Citizenship by Investment in Saint Lucia

2016-11-09T10:21:12+04:00January 23rd, 2016|Citizenship, Saint Lucia|

Saint Lucia recently passed the Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015 enabling individuals to acquire citizenship of Saint Lucia upon making a qualifying investment in the island. As of 1st January this year, the country’s newly-established Citizenship by Investment Unit is accepting applications and St. Lucia has become the fifth and newest Caribbean [...]

Saint Lucia Starts Accepting Applications for Citizenship by Investment

2016-11-09T10:21:13+04:00January 11th, 2016|Citizenship, Saint Lucia|

Saint Lucia started accepting applications for citizenship by investment from January 1, 2016. This follows an announcement made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony during his opening address to the Global Citizens Forum in Monaco last October. Dr Anthony described himself as a jealous guardian of Saint Lucian citizenship, but noted the time had come [...]

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

2016-11-09T10:21:13+04:00October 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+04:00October 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+04:00October 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+04:00October 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+04:00October 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+04:00October 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+04:00October 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 [...]