Investment Immigration: Antigua and Barbuda Investor Citizenship Antigua and Barbuda has an Investor Citizenship programme which enables one to acquire direct citizenship of the country without any complicated residency requirements. Benefits of having a citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda: Hassle-free movement through the Caribbean CARICOM countries Visa-free travel in the Schengen countries of the European
Austria Citizenship Investor Programme Many countries have provisions that allow the acquisition of citizenship based on an investment and/or a direct contribution to the country’s development. The Article 10 (6) of the Austrian Citizenship Act states that the government can provide citizenship to foreign persons in case of extraordinary merit. This can be in various
The province of Quebec has come under fire from the new Immigration Minister for its “fraudulent” investor program. Chris Alexander, Canada’s new Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, was shown to share the sentiments of his predecessor when he recently slammed Quebec for accepting hundreds of immigrant investors who often settle elsewhere.
The following essay is adapted from an article written by Colin R. Singer and appearing in Canada’s Immigration & Citizenship Bulletin 20 Imm. & Cit. #8, October 2009; ISSN 0843-7564) Selection rules for business applicants As in the case of skilled workers, entrepreneur, and self-employed applicants are required to successfully complete a mandatory pre-screening evaluation. Entrepreneur:
Dominica Citizenship through Investment The Commonwealth of Dominica is famously known as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean because of the county’s exceptional natural beauty and splendour. The country offers an Economic Citizenship Programme which has the following benefits: Get full citizenship based on investment Enjoy a liberalized tax regime No need to give up
Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme The Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta was started this year under Legal Notice 47. As per this programme, a person can become a Maltese citizen by contributing to the economic and social development of the country. Upon successful contribution of the same, the investor and his/her family
Investment Immigration: Saint Kitts and Nevis Immigrant Investor Programme Saint Kitts and Nevis is a small country in the West Indies, and forms part of the Lesser Antilles. It is located about 2000 kilometres southeast of Miami, USA. The country is a democracy and the Queen of England is its Head of State. The capital
Investment Immigration: Portugal Golden Residence Investor Programme Golden Residence Permit Portugal offers a Golden Residence Permit Programme that allows applicants to get a residence permit by investing in Portugal. Potential investors, entrepreneurs and businessmen can apply for a residence permit in Portugal by acquiring real estate, transferring capital, or creating jobs in the country. This
Immigration authorities in the Province of Quebec announced they will now accept new applications under its highly successful Quebec Immigrant Investor Program for a limited period from August 31st 2015 until January 29th 2016. This comes as welcome news for high net worth individuals looking for an attractive passive investment scheme offering Canadian permanent residence.
The Canadian Government terminated an immigration program that granted visas to wealthy investors because it claimed that the program “devalued” the right to live in the Great White North. Under the Immigrant Investor Program, the Government would grant permanent residency to immigrants who loaned Ottawa 800,000 Canadian dollars (US$728,531), on an interest-free basis for five