What is Citizenship by Investment?
Citizenship by investment is the process of obtaining a second citizenship and passport by investing in the economy of the host country. Citizenship by investment programs legally confer citizenship status faster than traditional immigration processes and do so without requiring investors to put their lives on hold.
Citizenship by investment programs provide families with the privilege of acquiring an alternative citizenship, which in turn gives them the right to travel freely to various destinations and to settle in another country. Over 100 countries in the world have some form of investment migration legislation in place. More than ever before, wealthy individuals are pursuing citizenship options as the most effective way to access previously un-imagined opportunities
Citizenship program offers an effortless way to achieve a new citizenship. Generally a citizenship is determined by birth or marriage with a foreign citizen. The conventional way to acquire a citizenship is to apply for a Permanent residency and reside in the country for longer period of time. The waiting period could be several years. However, there is a quicker way to get a new citizenship, which is done through citizenship by investment program.
In citizenship by investment program one can opt to acquire citizenship by means such as:
- Investment in Real Estate.
- Investing in Business.
At Emigrantz Global Consultancy, our consultants work closely with legal representatives and a trusted network of government authorities to streamline the process that involves bureaucracy and long waiting time.
As part of Citizenship by investment program, we offer services for countries such as:
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Kitts and Nevis
Benefits of Citizenship by Investment
There are many reasons to invest in a second citizenship, from personal safety to increased global mobility. Applications can be approved in as little as three months, resulting in citizenship for life, a valid passport, visa-free travel and more. Economic citizenship opens up a world of possibilities to high net worth investors.
A second passport from a stable, peaceful country can be life-saving in the event of any kind of political unrest in one’s home country. This type of insurance is priceless for investors and their families.
Many passports are quite restrictive in their visa-free mobility, forcing citizens to obtain visas whenever they need to travel abroad. A second passport can offer individuals from these countries increased global mobility. For example, the passport of Pakistan allows visa-free entry into only 40 countries, whereas the passport of Cyprus allows visa-free entry to 164 countries. The difference in global mobility equals an incredible amount of time saved filing visa applications and is priceless to business people the world over.
New business opportunities open up to participants in citizenship by investment programs as they can now do business in the host country as well as travel abroad more freely.
Dual citizenship may prove advantageous for tax optimization purposes. For example, some countries only tax income earned from that country and do not subject capital gains to taxes either. This allows investors to manage their wealth more efficiently and effectively.
Most citizenship by investment programs are available to the family members of the main applicant. This means that investors can secure a better future for their spouse and children. Second citizenships offer access to world-class health care, education and an improved lifestyle.
Education is the foundation of a successful life as a global citizen. Investing in a second citizenship can open up access to the best schools in the world for applicants and their children by qualifying them for domestic rather than international tuition fees.
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