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How a Second Citizenship Changes Your Life for the Better

Individuals who consider a ‘backup life plan’, namely a second passport, may be pursuing a plethora of goals. Visa-free travel, flexible taxation, confidentiality and personal safety – the list goes on. Let’s look into the most obvious perks of a second citizenship. Free global travel Suppose you are preparing for a business trip abroad and […]

Turkish Citizenship by Investment Programme: Why and How?

The Astons experts are answering the frequently asked questions about investment immigration to Turkey and explain why the passport of this country unlocks great prospects to its holder. I’ve been thinking of procuring a second passport. I’ve recently learnt of the Turkish citizenship investment program… What are its benefits? Affluent individuals procure a Turkish passport […]

Why and how to arrange citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Astons experts are answering the frequently asked questions regarding the Citizenship by Investment programme of Saint Kitts and Nevis and explain the benefits offered by the passport of this Caribbean state to high net worth individuals. I’ve been thinking of getting a second passport and I heard a lot of good about the Caribbean […]

The Citizenship of Malta: Why and How to Arrange a Passport of this EU Member State

The Astons experts are answering the frequently asked questions regarding the Citizenship by Investment (CIP) Programme of Malta and explain why the passport of this EU member state is in growing demand among affluent individuals from across the globe. I’ve recently decided to procure a second passport. I’ve heard many positive references to Maltese citizenship. […]

How and Why You Should Procure Citizenship of Saint Lucia

Considering citizenship in another country? For ease, speed, and cost, you should take a look at St. Lucia. In this article, we’ll explain how and why you should procure citizenship in St. Lucia. We’ll answer the most frequently asked questions regarding investment immigration and explain the advantages of a Saint Lucia passport for affluent individuals considering […]

5 Reasons Why the Turkish Citizenship Gains Even Greater Popularity

1. Turkey stimulates property investment In September 2018, Turkish authorities lowered the bar of minimum investment required for citizenship application by four times, from $1 million to $250,000. According to expert assessments, this dramatic amendment in the Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) will significantly boost its popularity among global investors. By motivating affluent foreigners to […]

Citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean to receive uniform legislation and application forms

After the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority’s 67th meeting in Antigua last month, Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, told the press that the organisation’s respective heads of state have decided to introduce policies to make the region’s citizenship by investment programs more uniform. Skerrit said that uniform CIP legislation, along with application […]

Vanuatu reportedly issues 4,000 passports under Citizenship by Investment program

Since 2017 Vanuatu’s Passport Office have issued more than 4,000 passports under the country’s citizenship by investment program (CIP), which comprises two parallel programs, the Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP) and the Vanuatu’s Development and Support Programme (VDSP). Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urges the government not to get used to CIP revenue, which it […]

Crown Prince estimates that new Saudi Arabia Residence by Investment Program will raise $10bn per year

Saudi Arabia has introduced an Investor Visa, the third Gulf country in nine months to do so. Permanent residence starts at €187,000, whilst 12-month renewable residencies are available from €23,000. The new “Premium Residency” program, which was approved in May, is now open for applications through a government-administered website. Under the new plan, foreigners will […]

Malta ranked top place in first Citizenship by investment programme due diligence index ranks, Jordan last

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an international law firm specialising in investment migration, recently published what seems to be the first index specifically measuring the rigor of the due diligence process of citizenship by investment programs. Despite all three CBI indices including due diligence as part of their ranking of programmes, the score for each CIP is […]

Anguilla’s Tax Residency Programme Targets Affluent Digital Nomads

Philip Kisob, CEO of Select Anguilla and architect to Anguilla’s new investment programme, explained the goals and aspirations behind the island’s new tax residency offering. In an interview at the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva, Kisob said the programme was catering to ‘low-volume, high-value’ individuals, specifically those who change jurisdictions at their convenience throughout the […]

Vanuatu passport & visa-free access to 125 countries in just 1 month – the fastest & most secure citizenship to exist

Explore the fast-track route to global mobility and increased security with a 2nd passport obtained in just 1 month. Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment – become a global citizen with a fast-track Vanuatuan passport giving you visa-free access to over 125 countries within just one month. A world-class and highly safe citizenship programme offering a straightforward […]

Vanuatu Poised for Record-High Citizenship-by-Investment Revenues

Vanuatu, currently offering two Citizenship-by-Investment (CIP) programmes, has registered record CIP revenues for the first four months of 2019. The sum raised almost matched the entire showing of 2017. More specifically, the Vanuatu Treasury’s monthly reports indicate CIP incomes of VT3.4 billion (US$29 million) by late April. The total for 2017 amounted to US$31.6 million […]

Investments in Portuguese Visas dip by 32% in May 2019

The numbers in May 2019 stemming from SEF, the Portuguese Borders and Immigration services, displayed a harsh dip in further interest in Portugal’s visa program in comparison to this time last year. Now the visa and investment approvals are down 32%. In April, interest was higher than May where there was a swift decline. 82 […]

Advantage for Irish Passports Post Brexit

Post Brexit, the U.K plans to maintain their close relationship with Ireland. Though Brexit has presented overall uncertainty politically and economically in regard to the UK’s relationship with the EU, the affiliation with Ireland remains iron clad. In relation to this, the Irish passport will hold a strange and unique position, nevertheless.  Ireland is and will […]

Final Phase of Residence by Investment Program Launching in Anguilla

Anguilla’s House of Assembly, (also known as Anguilla’s Parliament) on the 29th of May 2019 passed the Anguilla Economic Resident Act 2019, also named as the AERA. The AERA offers a legal foundation for residence through way of an investment program. Also created, was the Select Anguilla Agency Act 2019 which determined Select Anguilla as […]

Five great reasons for Turkish citizenship by investment

More than 1.1 million foreigners applied for Turkish residency in 2018-19 constituting a 40% rise on the previous year, and more than 50% of applications were submitted in Istanbul. Turkey is a popular destination for relocation, either for a temporary job posting or for permanent residence, as it offers an abundance of opportunities for families […]

Q4 figures show Portugal’s investor visa set to raise a record billion euros in 2019

After consistent decline in the first three months of 2019, the investment volume trend made an upward turn in April. In the first quarter of this year, the Investor Visa program raised €2 million. Recent figures from Portugal’s Foreigner’s and Borders Service (SEF) demonstrate a slight uptick in approvals and investment for April compared to […]

Millions granted non-CIP citizenship without vetting whilst EU worries about handful of CIP investors

Peter S. Vincent, a seasoned veteran of US Homeland Security with National Security top clearance and a member of Henley & Partners Executive Committee provides a bleak picture of European borders which he says constitute a great threat to EU security. Organised crime groups routinely engage in the sophisticated forgery of identity papers, as well […]

Montenegro Considers Ski Resort For Citizenship Investment Program’s First Real Estate Project

Citizenship by investment does not have to come with beach balls, cocktails and sandcastles. Montenegro’s upcoming citizenship program is looking likely to select a quiet mountain town as its first approved project location. During a recent investment conference held in Budva, Damir Davidovic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, revealed that […]

Moldova’s citizenship by investment program has so far received 23 applications

Since its November 2018 launch, Moldova has granted its first citizenship by investment. As of 16th May, Deputy Director of the Public Services Agency (the CIP’s processing body), Iulia Petuhov, reported that there have been 23 applications by investor citizens so far. However, the press statement lacked significant detail about the only person to have […]

Migration among millionaires rises as tensions and taxes take their toll

Just over 100k millionaires fled their homelands last year, a 14% rise on the previous year and more than twice the amount than 2013, according to Johannesburg-based New World Wealth. Canada, the US and Australia are the top destinations according to the research firm, with China and Russia being the places millionaires are least likely […]

Astons Awarded Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019

Astons is honoured to be awarded the Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019 as part of the 2019 Corporate Immigration & Relocation Awards. The 2019 Corporate Immigration & Relocation Awards provide recognition for firms and professionals who have shown commitment and excellence when ensuring their clients a stress-free relocation. This award is of serious value […]

Which passport should I buy? QUIZ

Second citizenship is a great way to say goodbye to visas and prepare a backup plan in case you want to start a new life in a new country. Astons can help to obtain citizenship in more than ten countries, but how do you choose the right one? Our test will help you find out. […]

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