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In the 2018 Global Passport Index, the South African passport sits in the 49th position, with 95 countries available to the citizens for visa-free entry — right in the middle of the 99-spot list that ranks 199 countries according to their visa-free score. Not bad at all! Sometimes, though, the passport of one’s native country just isn’t powerful enough. This is an issue entrepreneurs and those seeking the opportunity to travel to, live or work within the European Union are especially familiar with.

Thankfully, there is a solution for this in today’s atmosphere of globalisation and border elimination. European countries are becoming increasingly interested in attracting foreign funds as well as accommodating non-resident investors of impeccable personal and business reputation. In exchange for the status of a citizen or a resident for themselves and their families, foreign investors are expected to make a contribution to the host country’s economy. …


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The citizenship of Cyprus has been granted to more than 2,000 foreign investors. Since 2013, over €4,000,000,000 have been contributed to the economy of Cyprus via citizenship by investment program. The information was provided by the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus in April 2017.

The program’s popularity keeps growing, and considering the introduction of a quota regarding the number of program participants starting from 2018 (700 applications annually), the demand in the country citizenship by investment program is likely to increase even more in the coming years. …


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In the first quarter of 2018, the number of real estate transactions in Cyprus increased by 41% compared to the same period in 2017. According to the Cyprus Department of Lands and Surveys, from January to March, 2,129 purchase contracts were registered. A year earlier, during the same period, 1,505 real property items changed their owners.

What was the impact of the economic citizenship program on the Cyprus’ real estate market? …


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Montenegro joined NATO in Summer 2017, has set plans in motion to join the European Union, its economy is demonstrating sustainable growth year in year out. Since December 2009, Montenegrin passport allows its holder free movement across the Schengen Area.

Montenegro citizenship program has a lot of potential and is shaping up to become one of the most reliable CBI programs in Europe. The Balkan nation has been actively attracting foreign funds into its economy, and the Citizenship by Investment Program will further stimulate the process.

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Vanuatu, a state in Oceania, is the only jurisdiction that allows investors to obtain citizenship by investment in record time. It’s possible to obtain a Vanuatu passport within just 1.5 months.

Please note! In our practice, we had cases of obtaining citizenship within 3 weeks, which is quicker than obtaining a Schengen visa!

In this article, we will take you through a step-by-step process of applying for the citizenship of Vanuatu by investing in its state fund, and also we will point out to important details you must not miss. Reviewing the information will take 10–15 minutes of your time. …


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In 2019, it’s no longer necessary to suffer from the limitations that come with one’s “weak” passport. Those ultra-rich Nigerian investors who are ready to become global citizens have the opportunity to, on terms most favourable to them, make a significant contribution to one of the world’s more developed (or developing) economies and obtain second passports for the entire family.

Nigeria is a booming market for the second citizenship business. According to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report, in 2017, the total wealth held by Africans with a net worth over 50 million USD was 245 billion USD. In Nigeria specifically, there were over 3,370 individuals with at least US$5m in assets — this number is expected to grow to 6,500 (a 74% growth) by 2022; 200 individuals with at least US$50m in assets — with an expected 70% growth up to 340 individuals by 2022; and 20 super-rich individuals with at least US$500m in assets — this number is expected to grow to 30 individuals (a 50% growth). …


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Cyprus has gained the reputation of one of the most popular locations for buying real property for investment purposes. Beyond that, purchasing an apartment or villa on the island is a means to qualify for the EU passport which grands a number of advantages that are pleasant and indispensable to businessmen (visa-free travel around the world, reduced taxes, etc.).

What are the general principles of choosing and buying real property in Cyprus and how to avoid mistakes? Which steps need to be taken to make a successful purchase? The answers to these questions are provided in our today’s article.

Main criteria for choosing and buying a property in Cyprus

According to statistical data, 90% of foreign buyers who haphazardly purchased real property in Cyprus remain unhappy with their purchase. Why is it so? …


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Last year there was a 24% increase in the number of property transactions (sale and purchase) compared to 2016. The forecast for 2018 is also positive. In April 2018 alone, the total amount of housing/commercial property and land transactions was 29% higher than the one recorded in the same period of 2017. The figure keeps growing.

Half of Cyprus’s real estate sold between January and April 2018 was obtained by foreigners. …


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A second passport is a magnificent opportunity to broaden horizons for visa-free travels, to minimize tax payments and to create a safe haven in case of political and economic risks in the homeland. …


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Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program was launched in 2013. How many high-income foreigners have already received the passport of this country and what encourages investors to invest in real estate and business in Cyprus? Find the details in our today’s article.

The passport of Cyprus in exchange for investment: Relevant statistics

One of the most popular EU locations where you can apply for a second citizenship by investment is Cyprus. The best proof of that is the statistics on the number of the issued passports under the Citizenship by Investment program (Scheme for Naturalization of non-Cypriot investors by exception).

From 2008 to 2018, 3,336 foreign investors and members of their families have become the country residents. According to the official statistics, wealthy foreigners started expressing more interest in Cyprus after the 2013 financial crisis, when the government introduced a number of benefits with the aim of attracting private foreign capital to the country’s economy. The peak was recorded in 2017. From January to December, the authorities of Cyprus issued passports to 1,013 applicants. …

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