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Global Citizen Forum in Montenegro at Glance

by Vicky Katsarova on Oct 29, 2017

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” 
― Charles Dickens

This famous quote quite aptly reflects the message of this year’s Global Citizen Forum in Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.

The Global Citizen Forum is an annual non-profit gathering whose purpose is to create an opportunity for industry leaders and influential global citizens to meet, network, exchange ideas, and explore new ways that global citizens can contribute to the society at large.  

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Topics: Citizenship by Investment

Antigua and Barbuda National Development Fund Investment Requirement cut in half!

by Vicky Katsarova on Oct 13, 2017

In the wake of the recent hurricanes that devastated the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda needs more economic help than ever for re-development, yet its Citizenship by Investment (CIP) applications are at an all-time low.

In order to combat the problem, raise funds for the country, and maintain an edge over other CIPs around the world, the government of Antigua and Barbuda has reduced the donation amount required for citizenship via the National Development Fund (NDF) by half! 

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Topics: Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Latest news from the forefront of the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program

by Vicky Katsarova on Sep 29, 2017

We’ve recently returned from the 2nd Annual Cyprus Investor’s Summit, which took place on September 11-13th in Limassol, Cyprus. The summit showcased new investment opportunities in Cyprus’s property, real estate and leisure markets. Attendees included institutional investors, investment firms, real estate agents and lawyers, citizenship specialists, family offices, property/leisure fund providers, and the international media from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA.

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Topics: Cyprus Citizenship

Grenada Citizenship by Investment: Visa-Free Waiver with Russia

by Vicky Katsarova on Sep 28, 2017

Grenada has added yet another visa-free country to its list of around 120 travel alliances. On September 20th, Russia and Grenada signed an agreement that waives visa requirements between the two countries for visits lasting up to 90 days. Additionally, The Embassy of Grenada recently opened in Russia, appointing its first Caribbean ambassador.  

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Topics: Grenada Citizenship

St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment - 2 Big Updates!

by Vicky Katsarova on Sep 27, 2017

The past week has been an exciting one for the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program, with two important updates announced. The first is a limited-time hurricane relief investment opportunity, and the second is a new agreement for visa-free travel between St. Kitts and Russia.

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Topics: St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program: New Changes

by Vicky Katsarova on Aug 22, 2017

On Wednesday August 2nd 2017 the Government Cabinet Office approved some important changes to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). The program’s changes affect citizens of currently-restricted countries, as well as all processing fees for everyone who chooses to invest in both the sustainable aquaculture project or a real estate development project as their route to second citizenship.

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Topics: Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Positive Change to Cyprus Resident Tax Status

by Vicky Katsarova on Aug 10, 2017

The Government of Cyprus has just made its Residency and Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) more attractive to high net worth individuals by modifying the Cyprus resident tax status regulation. Many countries which offer citizenship by investment programs have introduced changes in order to attract more global citizens. On July 14th of this year Cyprus' House of Representatives made a significant and positive change to its resident tax requirement under Article 2 of the Cyprus Income Tax Law.

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Topics: Cyprus Citizenship

Top 16 FAQ About Greek Residency By Investment In Real Estate

by Vicky Katsarova on Jul 17, 2017

Greece offers many benefits to high net worth individuals who wish to attain Greek residency by investment in real estate. Once considered the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece is a beautiful country with a rich history. Tourism is a major industry, so owning or leasing vacation properties to gain residency is an excellent choice.

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Topics: Greece Citizenship

Changes to The Canadian Citizenship Act Make it Easier to become a Citizen

by Vicky Katsarova on Jun 27, 2017

The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, granted Royal ascent to Bill C-6 on Monday, June 19th. This essentially means that the Canadian Citizenship Act has been amended to make it quicker and simpler for immigrants to become Canadian citizens. This is excellent news for high net worth individuals who want to take advantage of Quebec’s Investor Visa Program. Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Mr. Ahmed Hussen said, “We want all permanent residents, if possible, to become Canadians."

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Topics: Canada Citizenship

What Are My Obligations as a Dual Citizen?

by Vicky Katsarova on Jun 14, 2017

There are many question surrounding dual citizenship. While some of these questions are basic in nature, some are especially important ones to understand. In this article we answer one of these, which is, "What are my obligations as a dual citizen?"

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Topics: Dual Citizenship