10 famous people who have dual citizenship

March 15th, 2017

If you’ve ever considered acquiring dual citizenship, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, you’re in very good company indeed. Some of the world’s most successful celebrities, athletes and businesspeople have sought out second citizenship, both for work and pleasure. Here we have compiled a list of 10 high-profile people who have acquired dual citizenship in order to gain the freedom to pursue their personal goals.

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Which second citizenship country should I choose?

February 28th, 2017

Increased freedom, better business options, insuring against instability – whatever your motives, second citizenship can tick all the boxes. With upwards of 20 quality investment programmes, however, the question is – how do you choose? Given that all these programmes offer something slightly different, choosing where to invest can seem overwhelming. It needn’t be. Read on to discover the major considerations when choosing second citizenship, and which programme might best fit your needs.

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Malta: Residency and a fresh route to European living and working

February 15th, 2017

Malta is a small European island country in the Mediterranean. It is a popular destination for the security, culture and lifestyle it offers, along with its thriving real estate market. All of which are, not surprisingly, of key interest to the investor looking for a way into Europe and the rest of the world. There are three options when it comes to residency and citizenship in Malta: The Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP); the Global Residence Programme (GRP); and the Individual Investor Programme (IIP). Let’s now take a closer look at the benefits of Malta second citizenship.

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St. Lucia: Second citizenship from a luxury holiday destination

January 31st, 2017

Launched in January 2016, the St. Lucian second-citizenship programme has been able to cherry-pick the most desirable elements from other programmes across the region. The result is second citizenship as it should be done. St. Lucia offers a competitive investment opportunity with a quick and simple process. Investors need not live in (or travel to) St. Lucia to secure citizenship, although the tropical island nation offers a welcoming home should you choose to do so. An attractive tax regime, fantastic international travel links, and a politically secure landscape make this a truly viable home away from home.

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Antigua and Barbuda second citizenship and the strength of a British Commonwealth passport

January 19th, 2017

The Caribbean has been a popular destination among holidaymakers and businesspeople for years. Increasingly, that’s also the case among global investors. Since the foundation of its second citizenship programme in 2013, Antigua and Barbuda has been helping accelerate that trajectory, for a number of good reasons. In this article we take a look at how you can secure second citizenship from this twin-island nation.

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Top 10 reasons Grenada is a perfect second citizenship solution

January 6th, 2017

If you want improved political security, international mobility and global trade opportunity, and you want it fast, Grenada’s second citizenship programme ticks every box. Re-launched in 2013, the Grenadian programme is quickly establishing itself as a major player. Set up as a means of driving economic growth on this Caribbean island, the Grenada programme allows investors to attain citizenship in an incredibly short time period. And it offers flexibility – with two investment alternatives and minimal qualification requirements.

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There are some very good reasons to consider Portuguese second citizenship

December 15th, 2016

Otherwise known as a ‘golden visa’, Portugal's  residence-by-investment programme has been popular globally since its inception in 2012 for the myriad benefits it offers. Your investment in this programme entitles you to instant residency status which allows you to live and work in Portugal while immediately unlocking access to the wider Schengen area. After six years of residency you can then apply for citizenship, allowing you to work and live freely across the entire EU, as well as enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to over 170 countries.

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The Dominican path to second citizenship

December 4th, 2016

There’s a long list of reasons why you would choose to invest in second citizenship, and few programmes are as attractive as the one offered by Dominica. One of the most reputable in the world, the Dominica Economic Citizenship Programme was established in 1993 as a means to aid island development. An uncontroversial and politically stable nation, a Dominican passport is trusted across the world and opens significant doors in terms of both business and leisure. As such, Dominican second citizenship is both one of the strongest and one of the most affordable in the world – popular among investors who want to spread their political risk while opening the doors to stress-free global travel.

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Cypriot second citizenship by investment: A very fast way into Europe

November 20th, 2016

Cyprus currently offers one of the fastest second citizenship programmes in Europe. In just six months you could potentially gain full EU citizenship and a Cypriot passport which entitles you to the same rights as a natural-born citizen. One of the most fundamental of these rights is the ability to travel visa-free or visa-on-arrival to around 80% of countries globally. You're also entitled to live and work in any of the 28 EU countries, leveraging a powerful and prosperous trade bloc. With those advantages in mind, it's little wonder that second citizenship of Cyprus is such a popular choice.

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Take back control: The St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment programme

November 2nd, 2016

Too many people are held back in terms of freedom of movement on account of something that is beyond their control. That's where citizenship-by-investment can come in, and of all the schemes, the St. Kitts and Nevis programme is one of the best. Established in 1984, it is the oldest and one of the most highly regarded in the world.

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