Montenegro emerged as a sovereign state after just over 55% of the population opted for independence in a May 2006 referendum. Montenegro, which means “Black Mountain”, borders Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Serbia’s breakaway province of Kosovo and Albania. A NATO member, Montenegro is on the agenda for future enlargement of the European Union by 2025. It already uses the euro as its currency and is in the process of integrating EU legislation into national law.
According to the World Bank, Montenegro is one of the fastest growing economies in the Balkans and is quickly becoming a key destination for some of the most important industries around the world due to its strategic position. As a young state, it truly offers a unique potential for investors seeking mobility, safety, security, opportunity, and increased quality of life.
After years of consideration, in 2018 Montenegro finally decided to join the ever-expanding list of countries seeking to attract foreign direct investments through citizenship by investment programs. Effective January 2019 this program is available for up to 2,000 applicants from non-EU countries (with no restricted list of countries), for a limited period of 3 years.
At a starting investment of €250,000 in your own Govt. Approved CBI Property & a €100,000 one-time non-refundable Government Contribution, Montenegro’s program is one of the most competitive CBI Program in Europe.
What makes the program even more attractive is its application speed, which allows permanent residence status within 3 weeks without undermining thorough due diligent processes. Citizenship is then granted within a period of 6 months as permanent residents. No Minimum stay or Relocation Requirements.
The Montenegrin passport is currently ranked 37th in the world by ”The Passport Index” (www.passportindex.org) allowing citizens visa-free travel to 117 countries, and is expected to grow significantly following EU accession.Read More
Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova emerged as an independent republic following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is mostly an Agricultural country but to capitalize on its strategic geographic position, the Government of the Republic of Moldova has over the past few years stepped up its regional integration efforts & promoting open economic policies leading to more than 5% GDP growth as it stands today. Moldova is an EU Associated Member country and is actively pursuing EU Membership with EU already having opened their office in Chisinau, Moldova.
Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in the second half of 2018. The MCBI program requires applicants to make a one-time non-refundable economic contribution to the country through the Public Sustainable Development Fund of Moldova (Public Investment Fund). In exchange, and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence process, including thorough background checks, applicants and their families are granted citizenship in as little as 3-4 months.
Moldova, a country of about 3 million inhabitants, offers its citizens visa-free access to 122 destinations, including the countries in Europe’s Schengen Area as well as Turkey and Russia. It is the first program of its kind to offer this unique combination of visa-free travel destinations.Read More
Once the center of the Ottoman Empire, the modern secular republic was established in the 1920s by nationalist leader Kemal Ataturk. Straddling the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey’s strategically important location has given it major influence in the region – and control over the entrance to the Black Sea. It has double the GDP of Greece and Portugal combined, with a diversified economy and numerous multinational and blue-chip companies having their European head offices there.
Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program has been in existence since 2017. In September of 2018, the minimum real estate investment for obtaining Turkish citizenship, was reduced to $250,000 (down from $1M) – making it one of the cheapest CIP’s in the world.
Since the reduction, property sales to foreigners have increased by over 150%, mainly, but not restricted to investors from other Muslim majority countries, looking for an alternative citizenship.
Turkey is rapidly emerging as a popular destination for investment migration, thanks in part to its low cost of living, rich culture, and great lifestyle. Also, a Turkish passport is one of the most valuable passports in the Muslim world, with visa free travel to 114 countries, and access to the US E-2 Visa.Read More
Vanuatu, officially known as the Republic of Vanuatu, is an archipelago nation, spread across 82 islands in the south Pacific Ocean. The country’s capital and largest city is Port Villa and its official languages are Bislama, French and English – though over 100 languages are estimated to be spoken locally. The local currency is the Vanuatu Valu (VAV).
Vanuatu enjoys strong relationships with many powerful nations around the world, with close cultural and economic ties to Australia, New Zealand and much of the European Union. The country is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.
Vanuatu represents most people’s idea of paradise. This largely undiscovered tropical chain of islands in the south Pacific is peaceful, vibrant and culturally diverse, as well as offering deserted beaches, rugged landscapes and ancient culture, Vanuatu also offers up a warm welcome to international travelers to its shores,
But there’s much more to this island nation than white sand, blue skies and clear seas, Vanuatu offers a stable, secure, home from home for those who want it, as well as a passport offering incredible global freedom for investors wishing to spread their wings,
WHY CHOOSE VANUATU?
FAST ACCESS TO SECOND CITIZENSHIP: The Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship Program is incredibly fast. You could have your new passport in-hand within 45-60 days,
HASSLE-FREE TRAVEL: Vanuatu passport holders can travel to 125 countries on visa-free or visa-on-arrival terms. That includes the UK and all of Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia & much more.
BUSINESS BENEFITS: Vanuatu is tax-free, apart from VAT and customs tax. That means zero corporation tax for both domestic and international companies, and exemption from capital gains,
A SAFE AND SECURE FUTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY: Your Vanuatu citizenship extends to up to four direct family members. This means spouse, children under 18, dependent children under 25, and dependent parents over the age of 65.
A MORE EXCLUSIVE PASSPORT: Not as widely promoted or widely known, A very interesting alternative to the usual Caribbean programs.
Residency Requirement: No mandatory residency requirements.Read More
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