Increase in demand for Citizenship by Investment Applications.January 3rd, 2021 by aimcapital
It was a fantastic year for the Citizenship by Investment industry as record levels of citizenship applications were submitted in 2020. Professionals around the world continue to hedge against political uncertainty and financial uncertainty by acquiring second nationality.
Why is ‘Citizenship by Investment’ preferred to ‘Residency by Investment’?
- Citizenship by Investment does not require any language, residency or interview requirements.
- Citizenship can be acquired within 6 months through citizenship by investment programmes whereas Residency programmes require at least 5 years of residency before applicants can qualify for the country’s citizenship
- Residency programmes require you to travel to the country in order to submit bio metrics and open bank accounts in the country. Citizenship by Investment applications can be submitted electronically.
- Citizenship is granted for life and can be passed down to future children.
- Instant visa free access to over 140 countries through citizenship by investment.
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USA Ambassador Praises the Due Diligence Process of the Grenada Citizenship by Investment ProgrammeNovember 23rd, 2020 by aimcapital
Grenada is a country located northeast of Venezuela and southwest of Saint Vincent and Grenadines. The government of Grenada have designed an investment programme to provide families the opportunity to acquire citizenship of Grenada.
As a citizen and resident of Grenada, you can travel to over 140 countries visa free and benefit from a competitive taxation regime.
The island has become a permanent residence for many families during this coronavirus pandemic as zero covid related deaths have been recorded in Grenada. The island has an excellent medical research facility at the Saint Georges University which is ranked as one of the best in the Caribbean region. The island has daily flight connections to Miami, London and New York which provides Grenadian residents the opportunity to travel when required for their work during their residency in Grenada. Most work is being done virtually around the world so Grenada is an ideal place to ‘work from home’.
The due diligence protocols used by the Grenada citizenship unit have been recognised positively by Ambassador Linda Taglialatela who is the USA ambassador to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. The Ambassador was pleased to learn that the government of Grenada was using specific intelligence agencies to vet applicants and as a result has enhanced the integrity of the Grenada CBI programme worldwide.
One of the triggers of the driving demand of the Grenada citizenship programme is the ability of Grenada citizens to apply for the United States E2 visa. The E2 route to USA residency is one of the quickest routes to acquire USA residency. Increasing waiting times and high investment costs through other USA residency routes have made the E2 route to USA residency very popular.
In order to successfully apply for Grenada citizenship, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Applicant must not have a criminal record or be under investigation for any criminal offence.
- Applicant must be able to make the full investment amount on approval.
- Applicant should not have been rejected a visa from a country, which has a visa free travel agreement with Grenada.
- Full disclosure should be made on the application forms. Any incorrect information provided may lead to an rejection.
- Applicant should be healthy and not be diagnosed with a contagious disease.
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Further Enhancement of the Saint Kitts Citizenship ProgrammeNovember 7th, 2020 by aimcapital
The government of Saint Kitts and Nevis is now allowing main applicants to add their siblings to their citizenship by investment application. The sibling must meet the following requirement:
1.The sibling must be under 30 years of age.
2. The sibling must be childless and not married.
3. The sibling must be financially dependent on the main applicant.
The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme was established under the guidelines of the 1984 Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship Act. It is known to be the most established programme in the industry. The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is a two island country located in the Eastern Caribbean region 1200 miles away from Miami. St Kitts and Nevis is recognised for its well-known offshore banking sector and is a favourite hot spot for tourists.
Reduction in Fees in the Citizenship by Investment IndustrySeptember 4th, 2020 by aimcapital
In response to the recent corona virus pandemic, certain governments of small island nations have implemented fee reductions to their citizenship by investment programmes.
Antigua & Barbuda
The government have a very competitive citizenship package for families larger than six individuals. A donation of $150,000 will allow a family of six to apply for citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda. Government due diligence & professional fees shall be applicable through this route.
Commonwealth of Dominca
The definition of a dependent has been expanded for the Dominica citizenship programme. Siblings of the main applicant may apply regardless of their age providing the sibling is childless and single. Adult dependents are no longer required to show proof of attendance at a institution of higher learning and no longer need to be financially supported by the main applicant. The same rules have been applied for adult dependents aged above 55.
Price reductions have been applied for family applications. The donation for a family of four has now been reduced to $175000.
Saint Lucia is offering a limited time offer through their government bond option. The government will repurchase the government bond after 5 years at the same face value you purchased the bond. In order to make the Saint Lucia programme more attractive for investors, the price for family applications has been reduced to $165,000 from $200,000.
The fee structure for the Grenada programme remains unchanged. Grenada offers investors the opportunity to apply for the E2 investor visa which offers a quick and affordable route to USA residency. New born children of Grenadian citizens may automatically acquire Grenada without having to make additional investments.
Saint Kitts & Nevis
The donation amount for a family of four has been reduced from $200,000 to $150,000. Like Grenada, investors may add their new born children to their application without making an additional investment.
The government of Turkey have received a record level of citizenship applications in 2020. The Turkish programme offers investors the opportunity to invest $250,000 in Turkish real estate or $500,000 deposit in any Turkish bank. The investors are able to resell their investment after a 3 year period and gain an attractive annual return.
Vanuatu programme offers a processing time of 1 month which is the fastest in the CBI industry. Fees through the donation option remain unchanged.
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Amendments for the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship ProgrammeJanuary 9th, 2017 by aimcapital
The most established citizenship programme in the Caribbean has increased the age of dependents applying through the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme. Applicants up to the age of 30 can now apply as dependents as long as dependents are in full time education and fully dependent on the main applicant.
Attractive changes have also been made to the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund option, the following contribution amounts shall be applicable:
- Single applicant: $200,000
- Single applicant and up to three dependents: $300,000
An additional contribution of $25,000 will be applicable for each dependent after the third dependent. For example, the contribution amount for a main applicant applying with four dependents shall be $325,000.
Amendments for the St Lucia Citizenship programmeJanuary 9th, 2017 by aimcapital
On the 3rd of January 2017, the St Lucia citizenship programme officially became one of the most affordable citizenship programme within the Caribbean region. The contribution amount for single applicants and family applications shall be the following:
- Single applicant: $100,000
- Single applicant and spouse: $165,000
- Single applicant, spouse and up to 2 children: $190,000
Applicants for the St Lucia citizenship by investment programme will no longer require a net worth of $3,000,000 to apply for citizenship of St Lucia. The government bond option will also be relaunched with an additional government administration fee of $50,000.
Please contact us should you require further information on the programme.
The End of the Limited Time Offer in Antigua and BarbudaJune 4th, 2016 by aimcapital
Antigua and Barbuda has officially ended the limited time offer for applicants applying through the National Development Fund. Applications through the National Development Fund option will require a minimum donation of $200,000.
Reforms of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship programmeFebruary 16th, 2016 by admin
The citizenship programme of St Kitts and Nevis has been in operation since 1984 and has been increasingly influential in accumulating foreign direct investments. St Kitts and Nevis citizenship can be acquired through a donation or investment. A donation of $250,000 or a minimum investment of $400,000 will enable investors to gain citizenship through the programme. Investment opportunities range from shares in franchise hotels and luxury real estate.