Choosing a government-approved firm to process your second citizenship application is one of the first essential steps to take prior to starting your application. An important factor to take into consideration is that investing in second citizenship is a life-changing decision for you and your family, as well the future generation.
Hence, it is imperative to take the right steps towards successfully obtaining a second passport, and that begins with selecting a legal and government-approved firm.
Why should you choose a government-approved firm for your citizenship application?
Most citizenship-by-investment programmes require an investor to process their application through a legal and authorised firm.
A government-approved firm will handle and process your legal documentation, estimate the risks, take into consideration the requirements of a particular country and find the most suitable citizenship programme that meets your goals and needs.
A government-approved firm will ensure to provide you with a legal investment option for the citizenship-by-investment programme of your choice.
How to ensure that the Citizenship Consultant you’ve selected is government-approved
Request for legitimate business documents: These documents can be requested from the consultancy firm managing your citizenship application.
Check the relevant government website: Once you receive the documentation, the next step would be to cross-check the documents against the relevant government website. The website will display a list of registered and approved companies that are authorised to act as consultants and process citizenship applications.
Assess quotations: Ensure that the final quotations sent to you are not via WhatsApp or a personal email address, nor presented verbally with no branded documentation. Professional firms will always ensure to communicate with their clients through formal channels.
Documentation: If you are being advised to skip submitting some documents for your application, this could indicate that the consultant is not operating through legal channels.
What are the risks of choosing an illegitimate firm for your second citizenship application?
An unauthorised firm can lead you to investing in an illegitimate investment option. As a result, this will cause your application to be rejected and refunds will not be given.
In some cases, government entities may find that the investments made are not legitimate, incomplete or coursed through unauthorised processes, and this will significantly increase the risk of a second citizenship getting revoked.
Choosing a government-approved firm to process your second citizenship application ensures that your investment will be valid and protected.
Next Generation Equity is one of the leading, trusted and government-approved facilitators of second citizenship applications across Europe and the Caribbean.
We specialise in delivering proven solutions, sound advice and practical support for clients from around the world, guiding them into investing in the right second citizenship or alternative residency.