What is the Ideal Citizenship by Investment Program for you? - Vancis Global | Global Citizenship and Residency • 16 Global programs • Offices in Turkey, Dubai, and Vanuatu

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What is the Ideal Citizenship by Investment Program for you?

Most Citizenship by Investment programs offer a combination of:

  1. Global Mobility : Through Visa Free or Visa on Arrival travel to hundreds of countries around the world.
  2. Wealth and Asset Protection : Through Tax Residency in countries with tax friendly regimes, significant tax holidays for new companies, and low to zero taxes on wealth, inheritance and net worth taxes.
  3. A Plan B : As the world becomes increasingly insular and closeted from the idea of a Global Economy, having a Second Citizenship often becomes an invaluable tool in times of Global upheaveals, allowing you to tailor your travel and residency goals to your needs
  4. A Security Net for Your Crypto Assets : Crypto assets are increasingly being targeted as the next tax gold mine by countries around the world, many of whom do not recognize the legitimacy of crypto as a financial instrument, and yet introduce or plan to introduce sweeping tax reforms to regulate and tax crypto assets, going against the very fundamentals of crypto currencies. Second Citizenship in carefully chosen jurisdictions enables you to protect your crypto wealth and pay zero taxes.

While the choices available to anyone looking to get Second Citizenship or a Golden Visa can look daunting when considering the number of countries offering these programs and the myriad routes to Citizenship or Residency, whether it be direct donations, investments into real estate, bank deposits or Government bonds or even investment into approved special interest projects. Vancis Global’s highly experienced team of Global Citizenship and Residency advisors will work with you, analyze your requirements, understand your goals and offer you the most suitable options based on your needs.

Some of the options available for Second Citizenship and Residency include:

The Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program:

A Platinum Standard Passport grants its holders a second citizenship, increased mobility and, most importantly, restores much of the spontaneity and spirit of adventure when travelling. Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) can share in the benefits of international opportunities in the blink of an eye, without the burden of lengthy visa checks – or the fear of delays and rejections. The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program commenced in 1984, by virtue of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II Section 3 (5). The Program requires applicants to make an economic contribution to the country in exchange for St Kitts citizenship.

Benefits
Visa free or visa on arrival to 161 countries across the world including the Schengen Zone, Singapore, UK, Russia, and most South American countries.
As a member of the Commonwealth, citizens of St. Kitts & Nevis are entitled to certain privileges in the United Kingdom and other member states.
Include extended family including parents, grandparents and unmarried dependent siblings under 31 with no children.
Citizenship by descent to future generations.
Well positioned geographically for individuals looking to do business in the North America and Europe.
No restrictions on dual citizenship.
No minimum stay requirement. 

 

The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program:

Saint Lucia launched its citizenship by investment program in December of 2015. It came into full effect on January 1, 2016, based on the Citizenship by Investment Act (Act No. 14 of 2015). In August of 2015, the Saint Lucia Citizenship Act was passed by both houses of Parliament. Statutory Instrument No.89 of 2015 contains the regulations for Citizenship by Investment in Saint Lucia. Individuals and families can get Saint Lucian citizenship by making a qualifying investment, according to the Act.

Benefits
Visa free or visa on arrival to 146 countries across the world including the United Kingdom, Schengen Zone Countries, Hong Kong and Singapore.
As a member of the Commonwealth, citizens of St. Lucia are entitled to certain privileges in the United Kingdom and other member states.
Include extended family including parents, grandparents and unmarried dependent siblings under 18 with no children.
Citizenship by descent to future generations.
Well positioned geographically for individuals looking to do business in the North America and Europe.
No restrictions on dual citizenship.
No minimum stay requirement.

 

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program:

Established in 1993, the Dominica Economic Citizenship Program legally offers individuals and families worldwide an irrevocable second citizenship and passport in only four to six months with no visit to the country required.  Section 101 of the Dominica Constitution and Section 8 and Amendment 20(1) of the Citizenship Act define the investor program in law, legally granting eligible persons instant citizenship in the country by a Certificate of Naturalization. The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU), a recently established government authority within the Ministry of Finance, enforces all regulations under the passport program and is the regulatory body that ensures only worthy applicants are accepted.

Benefits

Visa free or visa on arrival to 143 countries across the world including the United Kingdom, Schengen Zone Countries, Singapore and China
As a member of the Commonwealth, citizens of Dominica are entitled to certain privileges in the United Kingdom and other member states.
Include extended family including parents, grandparents and unmarried dependent siblings.
Citizenship by descent to future generations.
Well positioned geographically for individuals looking to do business in the North America and Europe.
No restrictions on dual citizenship.
No minimum stay requirement.

 

The Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program:

Grenada passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 1997 was passed to make economic citizenship scheme more attractive to persons who make an economic investment in Grenada for passport. The Grenadian Parliament passed Act No. 15 of 2013, otherwise referred to as the ‘Grenada Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013.’ The stated objective of the Act is to “enable persons to acquire permanent residence and citizenship of Grenada by registration following investment in Grenada”.

Benefits
Visa free or visa on arrival to 143 countries across the world including the United Kingdom, Schengen Zone Countries, Singapore and China
As a member of the Commonwealth, citizens of Grenada are entitled to certain privileges in the United Kingdom and other member states.
Include extended family including parents, grandparents and unmarried dependent siblings.

E2 Visa to the United States for main applicant and family based on “reasonable investment in the economy”
Citizenship by descent to future generations
Well positioned geographically for individuals looking to do business in the North America and Europe.
No restrictions on dual citizenship.
No minimum stay requirement.

 

Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program:

In December 2016, the Council of Ministers passed the regulations 2016/9601 that established the exceptional acquisition of Turkish citizenship based on the Turkish Citizenship Law, Act No. 5901 and its amendments. In 2018, Turkey announced that Investors who purchase real estate worth at least US$250,000 and hold it for 3 years OR deposit US$500,000 in bank in Turkey for at least 3 years are eligible to apply for Turkish Citizenship.

Benefits

Visa-free travel to 110 countries including Brazil, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

No residency requirements in Turkey

Access to high quality healthcare, education and quality of life in Turkey

Option to apply for E2 Visa to the United States

No requirement to renounce native citizenship. Turkey allows for it’s Citizens to hold upto three Citizenships.

 

Portugal Golden Visa Program:

The Portugal Golden Visa is a immigrant investor program by the government of Portugal that grants residency in Portugal to people who invest in properties worth at least €280,000 or create 10 jobs in Portugal. While the program has benefited more than 6,500 foreign investors so far, it has also been beneficial for the Portuguese economy. As of November 2021, the total investment into Portugal as a direct result of the program has reached a whopping €6,057,663,503. Established in 2012, Portugal’s Golden Visa Program—officially the residence permit for investment activity (ARI)—enables non-EU/EEA citizens to obtain a special residence permit in exchange for a 5-year investment in Portugal.

Benefits

Visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone

Access to high quality of life, healthcare and education in Portugal

Pathway to Citizenship in 5 years

One of the lowest taxation regimes in Europe

Right to live, work and study in Portugal

No Restriction on Dual Citizenship

 Citizenship by investment programs is beneficial in many ways, and one of the main advantages is global mobility. Whether you want to travel the world, find new opportunities, enable a better a quality of life, access to excellent healthcare, education and infrastructure, or protect your wealth and crypto assets, Second Citizenship or a Golden Visa is the most effective tool for the job. 

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