According to the CBI Index, a rating system designed to measure the performance and appeal of global by investment (CBI) programmes across a diverse range of indicators and published by the Financial Times, Dominica citizenship by investment it is the first choice for investment applicants. For the fourth consecutive year, Dominica has ranked on the first position in the index.

Dominica offers one of the most prestigious programmes all over the world. With an easy, efficient and quick process, international investors can get the second passport in only three months. Moreover, this permit allows visa-free travel to 139 countries.

Another great strength of the Dominica’s citizenship by investment programme is that it is eligible for the entire family. This means that not only the main applicant, but also spouse, children and parents can benefit from all the advantages.

Additionally, it offers a good tax regime and there is no physical residence required.

What you need to know about Dominica?

Dominica, officially the Commonweatlh of Dominica, is a beautiful island, kwon as ‘the nature island of the Caribbean’ for its green forests which stretch from shore to shore. Introduced in 1993, this citizenship by investment programme offers many advantages and it is a very attractive option for those who are looking for a second passport.

Investment options to get the Dominica citizenship by investment permit

To get the Dominican citizenship the are two different options. The first one, is a donation to the Economic Diversification Fund, which funds are used for public and private projects, where a need is identified, such as the building of schools, hospitals or other infrastructures.  The amount of money it varies depending on the number of dependents included. A single applicant has to pay US$ 100.000. An applicant and spouse, US$ 175.000, and an applicant, spouse and two children US$ 200.000. The second option is a US$ 200.000 investment in real estate in a government approved project.

It is important to highlight that, as same as in other citizenship by investment programmes, the main applicants and their dependents must have a clean criminal background.

Once you have decided which investment option you prefer, our team will help you in all the acquisition process. We prepare all the necessary documentation and help you to fulfill it. Then, we review all the information and present it to the competent authority. Once the government has reviewed, checked and approved all the information you receive a pre-approval.

Why it is important to have a plan B or a second passport?

Our specialists agree that having a second passport it is a very good idea, not only during crisis situations. Having a plan B gives you, and your family, the assurance that you are on a more stable stage and gives you political, economic and social independence from your country of origin. Moreover, it gives you, and the rest of applicants, more freedom to travel between different countries in the world.

If you are interested on the Dominican citizenship by investment programme or any other Caribbean programme, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team will guide you to choose the permit that best suits on your needs. Moreover, remember that you can apply for any programme without leaving your country.

An amendment (2015) to the Portuguese ‘Law on Nationality’ allows Sephardi Jews descendants of inquisition-era deportees from Iberian Peninsula to obtain the Portuguese passport/citizenship.

However, on May the Socialist Party presented an amendment to change the original law, and proposed that only the Jewish descendants who have lived in Portugal for two years would get the citizenship permit. According to the Socialist Party, those changes would begin in 2022. This measure would surely restrict the number of people who could apply for the programme; nowadays there are no requirements to get the citizenship.

But last week, the Socialist Party withdrew the proposed after receiving many pressures from the Jewish community in Portugal, alongside with Jewish organizations all around the world. Some critics also said that the amendment anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist.

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If you want to get the Portuguese citizenship or you are interested in other citizenship or residence programmes, do not hesitate to ask. You can apply for any programme without leaving your country. Contact us.

Source: Times Jerusalem / The Jerusalem Post

The pandemic crisis of the coronavirus has shown the importance of having a plan B, this means having an alternative plan during crisis situation or what is the same, having a residence or citizenship in another country. In the next post we are going to talk about why having the Caribbean citizenship it is such a good idea.

High demand of Caribbean citizenship

Caribbean citizenship is one of the most attractive and profitable options that we have for you and your family. You can choose between different programmes and get your second passport and enjoy the investment advantages that these options offer you.

As data shows, second passport demand has increased due to the coronavirus and some Caribbean countries, like Saint Kitts and Nevis are offering good discounts to get new citizens. Those are the main benefits of having de Caribbean citizenship:

  • Visa- free travel to different countries: depending on the programme you choose, you have access to different countries around the world
  • Eligible to your family: Not only you can benefit from the program but also your family (spouse and children)
  • Good tax regime: No personal income tax and corporate tax incentives
  • Minimal presence: Normally, there is no physical residence required

Choose the programme that best suits you

You can choose between different citizenship programmes according to your preferences. We offer:

  • Saint Kits and Nevis citizenship
  • Dominica citizenship
  • Grenada citizenship
  • Saint Lucia citizenship
  • Antigua & Barbuda citizenship
  • Vanuatu citizenship

If you are interested in any of the following programmes, do not hesitate to ask. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about anything. Moreover, remember that you can apply for the programme without leaving your country. Contact us!

Located in the Caribbean, Barbados is a paradisiac island of 439m2 and a population of 285.000 (2019). The capital, Bridgetown, contains 1/3 of the country’s population. But, why it is now famous this small island?

Last week, prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, announced that the government is developing a 12- month Barbados Welcome Stamp, a special visa, for remote workers who want to work in the beautiful and stunning beaches on the island.

As the Prime Minister explained “this visa, which is in the final steps of development, allows people from the United States, Europe, and Latin America to come and do their jobs digitally and, at the same time help the island’s economy by bringing in additional tourism dollars for local business”.

The island reopened for tourism last Sunday and every visitor is encouraged to take a Covid-19 test and bring the results with them to present upon arrival.

Other Caribbean citizenship

If you want to get your second passport and enjoy the investment advantages that these exclusive areas offer you, we can help you. Our team will guide you to choose the best program for you and your family in one of those fantastic countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Vanuatu

Caribbean citizenship is one the most attractive and profitable options that we offer you. Remember that you can apply for the programme without leaving your country. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about anything. Contact us.

Source: Harpersbazaar.com and cntraveler.com

Timothy Harris, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, announced last week that the government is going to apply a time-limited reduction to the citizenship programme, from 3rd July until 31st December. The main difference is that the citizenship donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) has been reduced from USD 195,000 to USD 150,000 per family.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the politicians have decided to temporally reduce the family minimum contribution as a way to find creative ways to stabilize the economy and consolidate growth.

What you need to know about Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Saint Kitts and Nevis are two paradisiacal islands located in the west of Antigua and the south of Anguilla, both from volcanic origin and covered in tropical rainforest. The islands gained its independence in 1983 from the Great Britain but Queen Elisabeth II is still the head of the state. Tourism is the economic mainstay.

Citizenship programme: investment options and benefits

Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme offers different ways to get one of the most affordable and fastest second passport in the Caribbean in only 2 months, allowing visa-free travel to 151 countries.

These are the two options, donation or investment, if you want to get the Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship:

  • USD 150,000 donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) for a single applicant and the same amount for a family up to four members.
  • USD 200,000 investment in real estate in a government approved project.

If you apply for the citizenship programme you can benefit from different advantages:

 Visa-free travel to 151 country: access to 151 countries which include the Schengen area, Hong Kong, Singapore or the UK

  • Family: the entire family is eligible to the programme (spouse, children, parents or grandparents)
  • Good tax regime: no personal income tax and succession or inheritance tax
  • Presence: no physical residence required
  • Fats process: fastest Caribbean programme

Orience International by your side

If you are interested in the Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme, do not hesitate to ask us. Remember that you can apply for the programme without leaving your country. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about anything. Contact us.

Dominica is a beautiful island, known as ‘The nature island of the Caribbean’ for its green forests which stretch from shore to shore. Introduced in 1993, the Dominican citizenship by investment programme offers many advantages and it is one of the most famous Caribbean citizenship by investment in the world.

Now, and thanks to the citizenship by investment funds, the Dominican government is building around 5.000 new hurricanes-proof homes, 14 polyclinics, new hospitals and many other community facilities, to face up the hurricane damages from 2017.

By contributing to the Economic Diversification Fund under Dominica’s citizenship by investment Programme, international investors get the country citizenship and they indirectly collaborate to make a better country. Dominica is well known for using funds from CBI Programme to make visible investments.

How to get the Dominican citizenship by investment?

There are different options to get the Dominican citizenship:

  • Donation (single applicant) to the Economic Diversification Fund. The donation amount may vary according to the number of dependents included.
  • Investment in real estate in a government approved project

Main benefits of the programme

Get the second passport in only 3 months, allowing visa-free travel to 139 countries.

  • Visa-free travel to 139 countries: Access to 139 countries including the UK, Singapore and the European Schengen countries.
  • Entire family is eligible for the programme: Citizenship passport for the main investor, spouse, children and parents.
  • Good tax regime: No personal income tax and corporate tax incentives
  • Presence: No physical residency required

Orience International by your side

If you are interested in the Dominican citizenship programme do not hesitate to ask us. We also offer other Caribbean citizenship programmes that you may be interested on. Contact us.

Source: Prnewswire

Due to the recent events that are taking place in Hong Kong, in relation with the approval of the National Security Law, many citizens have been interested and have contacted with Orience International to obtain the Golden Visa  and to know information about the citizenship programmes because of the uncertainty of the situation. If you are one of them, this information may be of your interest:

“Most of our Hong Kong customers are interested in our packs. Although we have received a large number of enquiries for all the programmes, the most successful are the combined packs containing a Caribbean citizenship with a European residence“.

Special packs for you

Those packs are interesting for hongkonese because they offer a passport that is out of the range of China in a business friendly low-tax environment and, at the same time, a european residency in countries with the best health and education systems. All this is offered in all-inclusive packs at a very affordable price.

 Caribbean citizenship is a really attractive option for you. You can obtain your new papssport in only 90 days, and it is applicable to your entire family up to four generations. Moreover, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis and Santa Lucia are countries with an attractive tax regime, but they are not tax-haven countries.

 On the other hand, Spain, Portugal and Greece are three countries with an excellent quality of life, a great climate and quality services. For all these reasons, these countries have attracted a lot of international investors, and obtaining the Golden Visa is an alternative and guarantee of freedom and calm when when unforeseen happen. Each country offers different investment options to get long term residence permit.

 If you want to get one of this packs contact us, we will be very pleased to help you. Also, remember that you can invest without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

According to the latest published figures, Spain broke the record again last year with the granting of the Golden Visa to international citizens. In total, 8,061 visas were granted in 2019, 22.6% more than in 2018, and the most common assumption was investment in real estate for an amount of more than € 500.000, excluding permits for family reunification or business transfer.

More specifically, a total of 681 citizens obtained the Golden Visa Spain through real estate investment in Spain, compared to 599 in 2018, which represents an increase of 13.7%. If we look at the number of permits granted, based on nationality, the Chinese were the first, followed by the Russians, Iranians, Americans and Mexicans.

The assumptions for which last year more visas were granted was intra-company transfer with a total of 1,361 permits and highly qualified professionals with 1,650 permits. In the first case, these are changes of residence due to work reasons and in the second, all the relatives (wife or children) from whom they have obtained permission are grouped.

On the other hand, and according to the College of Registrars, last year international citizens bought 3,858 homes in Spain for more than € 500,000 and of these, 1,393 operations were carried out by non-EU buyers. Mainly, the purchase of these properties was made in Catalonia, Andalusia, Madrid, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, in this order.

 

Nationality permits

If we look at nationalities, China gathers the majority of residence permits, a total of 1,686, followed by Indians and Brazilians. One of the trends in recent years is the increase in the granting of residence to nationalities of South America, such as Colombians or Mexicans.

In the case of obtaining the Golden Visa through an investment of more than € 500,000, we again find Chinese citizens (455 Golden Visa), followed by Russians (42 visas), Iranians (21), Americans (16) , Mexicans (13) from Saudi Arabia (11), Egyptians (10) and Filipinos (10).

Some figures from 2020

If we look at the latest available data for 2020, in January 50 Golden Visa were granted for the purchase of a property of more than € 500,000 and 31 in February. According to all the assumptions, 782 permits were issued in January and 563 in February.

Orience International, by your side

What are your goals, how do you want to manage your assets? From Orience International we advise you with the investment program that best suits your needs. Remember that even in the state of alarm we are still 100% operational to offer you the best service. Also, you do not have to leave your country to carry out any procedure.

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Information: El País

 

On other occasions we have talked about the attractions of Portugal in the eyes of international investors. As we have previously explained, the country offers many characteristics that make it a great opportunity for international investments in the real estate sector. In the next post, we tell you how you can get Portuguese citizenship.

How to get the Portuguese citizenship

From the outset, you should know that there are several ways to get Portuguese citizenship and one of them is through investment, and more specifically with the Golden Visa program. It is a program that offers residency, and later citizenship, in exchange for a minimum investment of € 280,000, with other investment possibilities both in the real estate sector and other types of operations.

Once the investment is made, keeping it in time, and after five years, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship to the country’s institutions. You must prove the investment, as well as the minimum stay of 7 days during the first year, and 14 days in the following four years. In addition, you must demonstrate knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Another option is the acquisition of Portuguese citizenship by right, that is, the one granted to a person who has lived in the country for five years. In the same way as in the investment residence, the interested person must prove the stay in the country for a minimum time, be of legal age, have a clean criminal record and a minimum knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Orience International, we are with you

What are your goals? How do you want to manage your assets? From Orience International we advise you on the investment program that best suits your needs and help you with other subsequent services that you may need.

Remember that, despite the state of alarm, we are 100% operational and continue working to offer you the best service. In addition, you do not need to travel or move from your country to request any management.

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Last week, Fashion TV interviewed Christos Vergos, investment manager in Orience International and Summit Venture partners in Greece and real estate market expert, to know the main reasons to invest in Greece.

As Vergos explained,  Greece offers the most economic Golden Visa program in Europe and also is the heart of Europe where the western civilization began. Moreover, the climate, beaches, islands or the way of living, made the country a very attractive option for international investors. “It is the closest and easiest way for someone to get in Europe. All that features make us the number one in preference today”, Vergos said.

On the other hand, Orience International has an experienced of more than 10 years providing the permanent residence permits or the Golden Visa, which gave the company a huge knowledge on the field, experience and an international view about the market.  Summit Venture partners is an investment fund with extensive experience in the acquisition, reform, sale and rental of properties in Europe.

See here the interview and discover why you should invest in Greece: