• Citizenship and a second passport for life for the applicant and dependent family members • Travel visa-free to more than 115 countries
• Visa Free access to Schengen Area countries granted in May 2015
• Enjoy tax free status
• No requirement to reside in Dominica
• No management or educational requirements
• No country restrictions (Open to all applicants)
• Applicants can make a non-refundable donation to the government fund or invest
in a government approved real-estate project
• Be over 18 years old
• Have no criminal record
• Provide all the documents are required in English
• Provide a letter of application for economic citizenship addressed to the Minister
responsible for Citizenship
• Have basic knowledge of the English language
• Make a deposit in a bank account at the National Commercial Bank of Dominica
• Must use a government authorised agent
1. The Government Fund option (non-refundable) Minimum to be invested:
• USD 100,000 for a single applicant
• USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse
• USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by up to two children under 18 years old
• USD 200,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse and two children under 18
• Add USD 50,000 for each additional dependent of the main applicant other than
a spouse 2. The Real Estate option (saleable after 3 years) Purchase authorised
real estate with a minimum value of USD 200,000, which must be held for at least
three years. In addition to the cost of the real-estate the following additional
government fees apply:
• Main applicant: USD 50,000
• Spouse: USD 25,000
• Dependent under 18: USD 20,000
• Dependant aged 18-25: USD 50,000
Process (3-4 months)
• Prepare all the documents required and submit them via an authorised agent, and
pay due diligence fees
• After approval, every applicant must sign an oath of allegiance in front of a Notary
Public, Justice of Peace or Commissioner of Oaths
• Obtain the passport after the citizenship confirmation
M A L T A : 1.1 Million €
C Y P R U S : 2 Million €
EU Citizenship Programs
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= Malta =
南欧小国马耳他，在移民政策上却很胆大。马耳他宣布外国人投资65万欧元即可获取护照、并且没有居住要求，由此成为欧盟国家中最便宜的投资移民国。多伦多法学教授阿耶莱·萨沙（Ayelet Shachar）坦言，马耳他的投资移民政策在欧洲国家中表现突出，呈增长趋势。马耳他总理约瑟夫·穆斯卡特（Joseph Muscat）也承认，该国宽松的投资移民政策确实有效吸引到了国际投资者的资金。
CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM MALTA
The Republic of Malta is one of the most stable and efficient economical and political European states. Its archipelago is consisted of 3 islands but the biggest and most developed one is Malta. Its friendly and cosy climate is attracting millions of visitors and being a part of Europe Union and also a Schengen alliance full partner, its Malta Individual Investor Program (IIP) is by far a very attractive asset. Due to its severe background checks and strict application process doing due diligence with government officiers, only highly respectable clients will be admitted and will have citizenship granted. We suggest the Citizenship Program Malta will offer our customers a lot of benefits.
BENEFITS OF THE CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM MALTA
Having a Maltese citizenship can ensure a much respected individual status, being a part of a well known stable European country.
Fastest and strict application process.
Full rights to establish in all over 27 European states.
Great opportunity for investment.
No nationality restrictions. (Iranians cannot apply for passport programs of Malta)
Visa-free travel to more than 160 countries including European Schengen states, UK and others.
Passport : after 14 months min.
Cost : 1,150,000 EUR + application fee
Main city : Valetta
Total area 316 sq km
Currency : € (Euro)
In order to qualify for this particular program, the applicant should have at least 18 years old and can include also his spouse and his dependent children and must submit a non-refundable contribution to National Development and Social Fund and should be eligible under other certain conditions. The proof of residence in Malta must be provided and possessed resident status in Malta for a minimum of 12–15 months prior to the issuance of a certificate. The certificate of Naturalization will be issued after at least 6 months after application was submitted. Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Citizenship Program Malta.
Submit a non-refundable contribution to the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF) of EUR 650,000.
Acquisition of immovable property with a minimum value of EUR 350,000 mandatory held for at least 5 years or in lease of at least EUR 16,000 p.a.
Global Health Insurance coverage of at least EUR 50,000 for the main applicant is required and each of the dependants and must give proof that they can maintain the same for an indefinite period.
Stocks, bonds or other investment options for a period of at least 5 years with a minimum value of EUR 150,000
The proof of residence in Malta must be provided and possessed resident status in Malta for a minimum of 12-15 months prior to the issuance of a certificate
Dependents, family members can be included in one citizenship application:
Dependant children of 18 years of age and under.
Dependants between the age of 18 and 26 years of age, who are not married and who are wholly supported by the main applicant and form part of the household.
Dependants over the age of 55 years (e.g. parents), who are wholly supported by and who form part of the household of the main applicant.
Total costs will come around EUR 1,150,000 for single applicant, and additional costs apply for family and dependents. Only talented, wealthy, high respected applicants with excellent references are admitted into the Maltese IIP program. All applicants must undergo stringent due diligence and background checks before being approved (high refusal rates).
Additional contribution of a 25,000 euro for spouse and for each child dependant under age of 18
Additional contribution of a 50,000 Euro for any dependant child between 18 and 26 years old
due diligence fees of 7,500 Euro for main applicant and 5,000 Euro for spouse , adult children and parents and 3,000 euro for minor children.
The investor has resided in Malta for certain number of days and has proved genuine ties to Malta. This does not mean you have to live all the time in Malta. As per the program requirements, no sooner than 12 months, the citizenship application will be approved. The total all inclusive costs (Govt fee + Due diligence + Lawyer fee etc) for one person should come around approx EUR 1,2 Mio. Additional costs apply for dependants and family members.
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= Cyprus =
CYPRUS CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM
Cyprus is one of most stunning natural environment of the world; Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt and southeast of Greece. The island’s ideal strategic location has shaped its history and civilization throughout the centuries.
Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. With an advanced, high-income economy and a very high Human Development Index. The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the eurozone. We suggest the Cyprus Citizenship Program will offer our customers a lot of benefits.
BENEFITS OF THE CYPRUS CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM
Starting with May 2013, the Cyprus Coucil of Ministers amended the nation´s existing citizenship by investment program and introduced the Major Collective Investment Plan (MCI) which stipulates that minimum investment amount of EUR 2,500,000 should be applied when serveral applicants jointly apply for citizenship with a total of minimum investment of EUR 12,500,00.
Visa-free travel to more than 130 countries, including all European Schengen states, UK and others.
Free and easy money transfer within all European countries.
Great opportunity for investment
Waitung time frame of 90 days.
Easy documentations and free taxation policies
No residence mandatory requirements
Visa Free Travel : more than 130 countries
PassportCostsPassport : after 3-4 months
Cost : min. 2,000,000 EUR + application fee
Main City : Nikosia Total area9,251 sq km
Currency : € (Euro)
Population : approx 1,200,000
* Revisions CIP february 2019
In an effort to further regulate the Cyprus Investment Program (CIP) and to secure its continuity, the Cyprus Council of Ministers has approved on the 13th of February 2019 revisions on the program.
The new changes aim to contribute to the research and development as well as to provide for social contribution.
The changes include the following:
Applicants should be in possession of a Schengen visa;
Applicants who were rejected by another EU country shall be excluded from the CIP;
The investment should be maintained for 5 years following the date of naturalization, instead of 3 years;
During the 5-year period the investor will be able to change his investment, provided that a consent will be granted in this regard by the Ministry of Finance;
Shipping will be included in the investment sectors, while investing in government bonds shall no longer be available for the purposes of the CIP;
A planning permit shall be mandatory for properties under construction;
A donation of €75,000 for research and development shall be mandatory;
A donation of €75,000 to the land development organisation to fund affordable housing schemes shall be mandatory;
Due diligence and background checks shall be carried on by a specialised foreign firm on each applicant (the firm has not been hired yet).
In order to qualify for the the Cyprus Citizenship Program, the applicant should have at least 18 years old and can include also his spouse and his dependent children if they are up to 28 years. Once we receive the final approval, the main applicant and his spouse should visit Cyprus for one day to take the Oath of Allegiance in person. This does not mean you have to live all the time in Cyprus. We only recommend real estate option. The total all inclusive costs (Govt fee + Due diligence + Lawyer fee etc) for one person should come around approx EUR 2,00 Millions. Additional costs apply for dependants and family members. Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Cyprus Citizenship Program.
Donation into a state fund and mixed investments:
By choosing this option, you must deposit €2 million for the purchase of shares and/or bonds of the State Investment Company and make a donation of at least €500,000 into the Research and Technology Fund. It is mandatory to maintain the shares and/or bonds for a period of three years.
By choosing this option, you must make a direct investment of at least €2 million in the purchase of real estate property or companies, either financial assets. The mandatory hold period is as above – minimum of three years.
Note: An investor can qualify for cyprus citizenship program if he is a shareholder or owner of a company that is managed in Cyprus and if the company has been conducting business and paid Cyprus taxes for the past three years and the amount of taxes paid and/or business services utilized totals of at least 500,000 Euros per year.
In the case that company employs 5 or more Cyprus citizens, the amount is decreasing to 350,000 Euros, and if the company employs 10 or more Cyprus citizens, the amount is further decreased to 200,000 Euros.
Beside all above options, there will be government legal processing fees between 60,000 and 100,000 EUR and other additional costs for each dependant. Although it is not required that the foreign national establishes his residence in Cyprus, the national will not be qualified for Cyprus tax breaks until the national spends more than 183 days in the country in one calendar year. We do highly recommend the real estate option due to recent banking bailout crisis.
CITIZENSHIP-BY-INVESTMENT SCHEME ‘THERE TO STAY’ IN TIMES OF RENEWED ECONOMIC GROWTH
Traditionally, citizenship has been a legal status entailing the registration of an individual, including coming from a third country, with the government of a given country and his/her acceptance into that country’s political framework through legal means. Citizenship ‘by exception’ is the citizenship acquired in exceptional circumstances by an individual from another country, whereby the requirements normally prescribed by the citizenship laws of the given country for ordinary naturalisation are waived fully or partly. One way of acquiring citizenship by exception consists in investing a certain amount of money into the country whose citizenship is sought. Such a possibility exists in various areas of the world, including within the EU, in certain Member States such as in Cyprus.
Cyprus’ citizenship by investment programme seems to be quite successful, if it is taken into account that it has yielded over €2.5 billion in revenues for the government since 2013 – the year the scheme was relaxed. Back then, new routes to fast-track citizenship were created in order to combat in particular the effects of the economic and financial crisis which hit Cyprus in March 2013. The Cypriot authorities had clearly indicated that they wanted to maintain and enhance the scheme, as a way to further encourage foreign direct investments and doing business in the country, notwithstanding any EU pressure. It now clearly appears that the scheme is ‘here to stay’ as Cyprus has now exited the macro-economic adjustment programme with international lenders since March 2016, has entered a new era of economic growth and is seeking as a result to create durable and at the same time flexible real market opportunities for potential investors.
On 13 September 2016 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus further revised the scheme providing an overall more favourable framework to foreign investors and their immediate relatives. The minimum amount to be invested has now dropped from €5 million to €2 million through several routes, such as direct investment in immovable property, development and infrastructure projects on the island; the acquisition, incorporation or participation in businesses operating in Cyprus and lawfully employing at least five Cypriots or EU citizens; direct investment in alternative investment funds and other financial assets of Cypriot businesses or organisations operating in Cyprus and regulated by the Cyprus Stock Exchange Commission; or a combination of the above. The qualifying investment is therefore €2 million, out of which only €500,000 can be in governmental bonds. The emphasis has therefore shifted to investment in the real economy.
Another significant change relates to the fact that investors must now hold a residence permit in Cyprus to qualify for citizenship, thereby reinforcing the link between the investor and the country while at the same time keeping it flexible enough. The application for residency is done, examined and issued at the same time as the application for the acquisition of citizenship is made. Immediate parents are entitled to apply along the investor himself, provided they also hold residence permits in Cyprus as described above and satisfy the requirement of a privately owned residence in Cyprus of a market value exceeding €500,000 plus VAT, which remains unchanged.
Author: Dr. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou
Academic and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM)
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