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Caribbean Countries Hold the Top Five Ranks in the 2020 Citizenship by Investment Index

Professional Wealth Management (PWM) magazine published by the Financial Times released the fourth edition of its CBI Index. This research covers all functional Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes across the globe and evaluates them according to nine parameters, or pillars. The Government Approved CBIs of Dominica and St Kitts and Nevis topped the ranking this year […]

New Immigration Rules of Malta: How to Obtain Maltese Citizenship

The Maltese authorities have announced new immigration policy and published amendments to the Law on citizenship. Investment migration and real estate experts at Astons explain the conditions of obtaining a Maltese passport.   What has changed in Malta’s immigration policy?  The amendments that came into force on November 20, 2020, effectuate a new route of receiving […]

What to See, Taste and Do In St Kitts & Nevis

In this post, the investment migration and real estate experts at Astons elaborate on what to see and enjoy in St Kitts and Nevis and explain the perks of the country’s government-approved citizenship program.  What you need to know  St Kitts and Nevis is a small two-island country in the Eastern Caribbean. If you look […]

Russians are getting more interested in St. Kitts & Nevis investor program, Astons’ expert told RIA Novosti

Russian investors amid global pandemic are getting more interested in obtaining second citizenship, Astons’ representative Konstantin Kaminskiy told in a commentary for the global news agency RIA Novosti. According to Kaminskiy, the most popular government-approved programme among Russians is the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme. “This year shows that the freedom of travel […]

Where You Can Travel Without a Visa as Antigua and Barbuda Passport Holder

Many foreign investors obtain citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda within the country’s Government Approved Citizenship by Investment programme so they can travel to 140 countries without a visa. According to the experts at Astons, the most demanded destinations are the UK, the Schengen zone countries, Hong Kong and Singapore. These are the places that Antigua and […]

Children of Foreign Portuguese Residents Will Obtain Citizenship by Birth

From November 11, 2020, children of foreign parents will be entitled to Portuguese citizenship by birth, provided that at least one of the parents has resided in Portugal for at least one year. This is stipulated in the amended law on citizenship published by Portugal’s governmental edition Diário da República. Previously, children born to foreign […]

Great News: Investors Can Now Add Siblings to St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Applications

The government of St Kitts and Nevis announced a change in its Citizenship by Investment programme. The application can now include the applicants’ siblings.  Brothers and sisters of the main applicant and their spouse can be added to the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship application if the following conditions are met by the sibling: Under […]

Buy Property in London. Astons Experts Explain the Benefits of Lillie Square Housing Complex

Investment migration and real estate experts at Astons will help you choose a flat or penthouse in London, point out the key aspects of buying property in the capital of the UK and unveil the perks of premium housing complex Lillie Square.  My colleagues are telling me about this housing complex Lillie Square where they […]

Astons Elaborated on the Concept of ‘Top 1%’ Globally in an Interview with PriceResi

International real estate and investment migration experts Astons revealed the figures that one has to make to hit the notorious ‘top 1%’ in their country of residence. Journal of luxury property PriceResi exclusively covered the Astons findings.   Astons analysed 28 major nations, their top 1% pre-tax income threshold and how it diverged from the average […]

Prime London Properties: Discover Outstanding Value Residences & Fast UK Relocation Route

Discover our Top 5 London property offers, exclusively available through Astons at highly competitive prices. Explore new-build homes and off-market residences in prime locations as a lucrative investment or lifestyle relocation. If you are considering investing in UK property, the Astons team is on hand to offer expert advice with a tailored service to fit […]

Astons Experts Explain Why Americans Obtain EU and Caribbean Passports in 2020

US citizens have always had a chance to obtain a second citizenship. The most popular options have been citizenship through origin, marriage or investment. Before the crisis, Americans usually opted for the two former methods to get another passport. In 2020, everything has changed: Americans’ demand for government-approved investment citizenship has grown by an astonishing […]

Astons Client Bought Property in Istanbul, Obtained Second Citizenship and Relocated to the UK

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP FAST CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION PROCESSING WITHIN JUST 2 MONTHS FROM $250,000 FAST RELOCATION TO UK THROUGH TURKISH BUSINESSPERSON VISA. START THE JOURNEY TO UK CITIZENSHIP VISA-FREE TO 110 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING SINGAPORE, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA How to obtain citizenship of Turkey through property purchase and relocate to the UK with a Turkish passport. An Astons […]

Portugal’s Residency by Investment Programme Celebrates Its Most Lucrative Month

In September/October 2020, 78 main applicants and 145 dependents obtained residency by investment in Portugal, bringing over EUR 43 million to the local economy. September is traditionally less active than August and July. That said, statistics shows that this September had the highest gross numbers in the history of the program. At this point in […]

Grenada’s Government Approved Citizenship by Investment Programme Is Poised for Another Record Year

In the first half of 2020, Grenada granted citizenship to 161 main applicants and 328 dependents. The candidates have invested US$40.11 million in the country’s economy so far. This is 34% more than in the first six months of 2019. Keeping this pace for the remainder of the year, Grenada will yield $80.3 million and […]

Vanuatu Releases Data on Government Approved Citizenship by Investment Programmes – 5,000 successful applications!

Vanuatu’s Citizenship Commission has shared elaborate data on its four Government Approved Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes. For six years, none of the programmes has had any stats digitally available. Industry experts and foreign governments were growing increasingly preoccupied with this non-transparency. The incoming authorities of Vanuatu, including the CBI Chairman Ronald Warsal, undertook an all-round review […]

The Government of Cyprus Announced a New Immigration Programme for Investors

Deputy Minister to the President of Cyprus Vasilis Palmas announced that the country’s Investment Program may be reorganised and restored. According to Palmas, the Cypriot government and a foreign company are planning to present a new programme for foreign investors that will allow its participants to obtain a passport and other privileges. “The new programme […]

The Caribbean Golden Visa Destinations Pulling In Winter Sun Investment

From Thailand to Taiwan, Cape Verdi to Cambodia, high-net-worth individuals are investing in secondary citizenship programs in search of winter sun.  There are some 20 global destinations offering warmer winter temperatures and the ability to secure residency or citizenship by investing anywhere from £12,000 to £3.9m. Thailand is the most affordable with a little over […]

Benefits of Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment

The concept of Citizenship by Investment (CBI) is fairly simple: an applicant obtains a second passport in return for property investment or a contribution to a government fund. The Caribbean states, and Grenada in particular, have always been popular destinations for affluent citizens worldwide. Members of the British Commonwealth and the Caribbean countries provide their […]

Citizenship by Investment Index Named Dominica the Best Program Provider For the Fourth Consecutive Time

DOMINICA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT: APPROVAL IN JUST 3-4 MONTHS VISA-FREE ACCESS TO 140+ COUNTRIES CITIZENSHIP PROVIDES THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A PLAN B PASSPORT REMOTELY FROM $100,000 [until June 2024] Once again, Dominica topped the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Index Rating. In 2020, Professional Wealth Management (Financial Times Group) assessed 14 citizenship programs for their […]

Changes to the Cyprus Investment Programme: the Whole Family Under a Single Application

Highlights! The great news is: all family members, including parents, can now apply within a single application. Previously, the main candidate filed his or her application first. Then the family members had to file a separate application, which could extend the process for up to two years. Other changes in a nutshell: Citizens need to […]

EB-5 Investor Visa FAQs

Investment migration experts at Astons answer the frequently asked questions on the EB-5 Investor Visa that enables you to relocate to the US with your family and eventually obtain US citizenship. I’ve been planning to relocate to the US. Now, I decided to study this issue in more detail. Can I move to the US […]

Vanuatu Will Offer Citizenship to the Stateless. Local Agent Gained Exclusivity In Handling Such Applications

Vanuatu’s Citizenship by Investment Program will be the first to embrace stateless people as citizenship applicants. A local agent Vanuatu Lifestyle accredited for the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP) got a three-year exclusive deal to accept applications from people without citizenship. Experts maintain that the Vanuatu authorities will still have a lot to sort out before […]

Buy property in St Kitts and Nevis and Enjoy a Beachfront Home, Second Passport, Freedom of Movement and Tangible Profits

The investment migration experts at Astons explain the perks of purchasing property in St Kitts and Nevis – a Caribbean country running the oldest and most successful Government Approved Citizenship by Investment programme.  Invest in St Kitts and Nevis property and obtain a second passport The St Kitts and Nevis programme for foreign investors enables you […]

Astons Comments on Britons’ Growing Demand for EU Passports in Reuters Business News

Astons, an investment migration company with a 30-year impeccable track record, commented on the current market trends. One of the largest global news agencies Reuters interviewed Astons’ Konstantin Kaminskiy and Managing Director Arthur Sarkisian on the issues of the UK – EU migration. In the past months, immigration experts have witnessed an increasing demand for EU […]

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