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Over a Third of Portugal Residency Applicants Choose Alternative Investments

In July 2020, Portugal’s Residency by Investment (RBI) Program attracted €56 million. This is €42 million less than in July 2019, yet close to this year’s monthly average. As of now, Portugal has raised €439 million in 2020. Where do the earnings come from? Over 100 main applicants and 200 dependents obtained their residency in July. […]

Astons Director for Russia and the CIS Explained the Perks of Second Citizenship to German Media Deutsche Welle

Igor Nemtsov, Director for Russia and the CIS at Astons, told the German edition Deutsche Welle (DW) of the benefits of the second passport during the pandemic. He also commented on the growing demand for the Caribbean investment migration programmes among foreign investors.

St Kitts and Nevis Offering Poised to Become One of the Top Second Passport Choices

Looking for a safe haven and/or a powerful passport in the times of the pandemic, many affluent individuals opt for St Kitts and Nevis – a two-island country with a perfect climate and well-developed infrastructure. The country has the oldest investment migration programme – running since 1984. Once the application is submitted and investment made, […]

Security Law Urges Affluent Hong Kong Nationals to Buy Off More UK Properties

Despite the prices of the UK real estate soaring by almost 15% since April, Hong Kong citizens are rushing to purchase properties in London and other UK cities. On the spur of the National Security Law, the number of dwellings sold to Hong Kongers rose by almost 100% in the past two months. In July, […]

Antigua and Barbuda Passport Allows for Free Studies in the University of the West Indies Based on the UK Programme

In 2020 when the world was struck with the covid-19 crisis, the countries with active Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes offered applicants a host of discounts and bonuses. Experts have witnessed a growing interest towards the state programmes of the Caribbean region. In the first half of 2020, the number of second citizenship applicants has […]

Astons Russia & CIS Director Spoke of Demand for UK Property in an Interview With RIA Novosti

Astons Russia & CIS Director Igor Nemtsov shared his insights in an interview with the major Russian news agency RIA Novosti. He spoke of the situation on the UK property market in connection with the Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO) law. The Astons expert unveiled the key reasons behind the 2014 decrease in Russian buyers of […]

How to Obtain Citizenship by Investment in St Kitts and Nevis. Astons Experts Share Their Advice

In this post, the Astons experts answer the most popular questions about the Citizenship by Investment program of St Kitts and Nevis and explain why you should obtain a powerful passport from this Caribbean state.  I’ve been thinking of a second passport and I heard a lot of good things about the Caribbean region – […]

Americans Are Investing In Foreign Citizenship For Hassle-Free Travel

The US passport has always been one of the most powerful in the world. That is, until the coronavirus pandemic. Many countries are unwilling to open their borders to American travelers due to the terrifying number of infections in the US. That said, some affluent US citizens have found a workaround – a second passport. […]

Hong Kongers Are Buying Luxury Property in the UK. Contact Astons for Great Offers

After Beijing imposed a new national security law, many Hong Kongers have been looking into London properties. There has been a 20% increase in demand from Hong Kong citizens, real estate agents report. London had gained great popularity among Hong Kongers even before the Chinese pressure strengthened. Thousands of Hong Kongers have owned property in […]

Only This Year: Get Saint Kitts and Nevis Сitizenship for Your Family at No Cost

Successful people know it’s wise to act proactively. You should arrange a second passport even before a pressing need arises – for yourself and your family members. In the uncertain global situation, you need to ensure your freedom of movement across the world. At that, it never hurts to save money, whether you’re planning a […]

Invest Less, Get More: Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme Extends Family Scope

The government of Dominica has made changes to the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program – decreasing the minimum investment and extending the scope of investor’s family. Now, brothers and sisters of the main applicant (or their spouse) will be able to receive a passport from the Caribbean state. The new rules apply to siblings who […]

Secure St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship in 2 Months With Visa-Free Access to 152+ Countries, Including EU & UK

Considering 2nd Citizenship For Your Family? St Kitts and Nevis have temporarily reduced the CIP family contribution to $150,000, which matches the amount for a single investor. Don’t miss this chance to secure 2nd passports for your family free of charge, when acquiring St. Kitts citizenship through donation! With fast remote processing, St Kitts is […]

It’s time to invest in London’s real estate! Here are three reasons why

Real estate prices in London are always rising, but not in 2020. After a short hike in the beginning of the year, a so-called Boris Bounce', home prices started to fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, and soon the whole market stalled. There were some high-profile sales during the lockdown in London, including a £15-million house […]

St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship: Passports for the whole family for free

The Government of Carribean country St Kitts and Nevis decided to make its already popular and reliable Citizenship by Investment Programme even more affordable by adding up to four family members to the main application for citizenship for free. Under this decision, the cost of St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship for the main applicant and […]

We Are An Official Marketing Agent for Grenada’s Citizenship By Investment Programme

Astons is pleased to announce that the Government of Grenada has added us to the list of their official Marketing Agents. This means that Astons is now authorised to work directly with the Government of Grenada as an official Marketing Agent for the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. As an authorised agent, Astons provides a […]

The EU Settlement Scheme: Frequently Asked Questions

The EU Settlement Scheme is designed for EU/EEA nationals and their family members who are currently living in the UK, or will begin living in the UK before 31 December 2020. The Scheme gives applicants the opportunity to secure their status in the UK in light of Brexit. EU citizens and their family members who […]

Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship-by-Investment Program Changes: What It Means For You

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has recently announced changes to their Citizenship-by-Investment program. These changes are outlined below. The removal of Iraq from the restricted country list After banning citizens of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Sudan, Iran and North Korea from applying for citizenship, Iraq has been given an exception. This allows applications for second […]

We are offering Fast-Track Remote Citizenship Processing

Rest assured it is business as usual, and we are here for you with our expert Astons’ team working remotely. In line with the latest UK Government advice, Astons has adapted our team to continue to offer our services through remote working. Our operations are running at a faster pace than ever, providing global support to all our clients 24/7.

Spain Steps in as Europe’s Second-Largest Residency Provider – Without Effort

It’s been almost seven years since the Spanish government passed Law 14/2013 of Support For Entrepreneurs And Their Internationalisation. In the first half of 2019, Spain granted residency to 848 applicants making it the second country in the EU by the number of approved Residency by Investment applications. Greece still leads the game with its […]

Antigua and Barbuda Programme Update

Antigua and Barbuda has announced a few changes to its investor citizenship programme. The changes are coming into force on April 1, 2020. Here’s what’s new: Applicants who previously acquired property or shares within the programme can resell their assets only once Under the donation option, the processing fee now rises from USD 25,000 to […]

Vanuatu Implements Tax ID Numbers. What Are the Perks for Investment Migrants?

The Vanuatu Customs and Inland Revenue Department introduced a new concept of “Tax Identification Numbers” (TIN) as part of the recent Vanuatu Tax Administration Act (TAA 37). The TIN is a must-have for easy automatic exchange of information under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) system. Investors may come across this requirement when opening or managing […]

Invest in Property – Get a Residence Permit in Greece. Why You Need to Act Right Away

The investment migration experts at Astons elaborate on the Greek Residency by Investment Program and explain why you should submit an application without delay to obtain an EU residence permit under the beneficial conditions.  I heard Greece offered residence permits at a good price – is this true? Yes, you can obtain a residence permit with […]

Residency by Investment in Portugal Will Surpass the €5 Billion Mark

Portugal is poised to reach the milestone of 5 billion euros at the beginning of 2020. That said, the Portuguese programme slowed down slightly this November 2019 with only 64 applications approved for Residency by Investment. This brought 37 million euros to the local economy. Traditionally, 90 percent of the investment went into property while […]

Relocation to the UK with a Turkish Passport. Why You Need to Apply Right Away

The Astons investment immigration experts are elaborating on the opportunity to relocate to the UK with a Turkish citizenship and explaining why you need to apply for the Turkish passport the sooner the better. I heard that I could legally relocate to the UK with a Turkish passport. Is this true? Yes. Turkish citizens have […]

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