Visas, Citizenships and Second Passport

Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.

United Kingdom

91,295

Population Growth: 1.25%

18,400 USD

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

1.61 billion USD (2013)

112

Visa free countries

LOCATION

Caribbean, Islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Altantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico

CAPITAL

Saint John’s

DIFFERENCE

UTC-4

TOTAL AREA

442.6 sq. km

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14 years: 24.3%, 15-24 years: 16.8%, 25-54 years: 42.6%, 55-64 years: 8.9%, 65 years and over: 7.3%

LANGUAGE

English (official), local dialects

RELIGIONS

Protestant 76.4%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8%

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Constitutional monarchy with a parliament system of government and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD (2014)

Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.

United Kingdom

63,742,977

Population Growth: 0.54%

37,300 USD

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

2.387 trillion USD (2013)

146

Visa free countries

LOCATION

Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France

CAPITAL

London

DIFFERENCE

UTC 0

TOTAL AREA

243,610 sq. km

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 17.3%, 15-24: 12.6%, 25-54: 41.0%, 55-64: 11.5%, 65+: 17.3%

LANGUAGE

English

RELIGIONS

Christian 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2%

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

British Pound (GBP)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.66 GBP (2013)

Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.

United Kingdom

1,172,458

Population Growth: 1.48%

24,500 USD

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

21.62 billion USD (2013)

135

Visa free countries

LOCATION

Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey

CAPITAL

Nicosia

DIFFERENCE

UTC+2

TOTAL AREA

9,251 sq. km

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 15.7%, 15-24: 15.3%, 25-54: 46.9%, 55-64: 10.8%, 65+: 11.0%

LANGUAGE

Greek (official) 80.9%, Turkish (official) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filippino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6%

RELIGIONS

Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, other 4%

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Republic

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.85 EUR (2014)

Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.

United Kingdom

51,538

Population Growth: 0.78%

16,300 USD

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

952 million USD (2013)

107

Visa free countries

LOCATION

Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago

CAPITAL

Basseterre

DIFFERENCE

UTC-4

TOTAL AREA

261 sq. km

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 21.4%, 15-24: 15.4%, 25-54: 45.1%, 55-64: 10.2%, 65+: 7.8%

LANGUAGE

English (Official)

RELIGIONS

Anglican, Other Protestant, Roman Catholic

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary democracy and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = XCD 2.70 (2014)

Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.

United Kingdom

63,742,977

Population Growth: 0.54%

37,300 USD

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

2.387 trillion USD (2013)

146

Visa free countries

LOCATION

Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France

CAPITAL

London

DIFFERENCE

UTC 0

TOTAL AREA

243,610 sq. km

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 17.3%, 15-24: 12.6%, 25-54: 41.0%, 55-64: 11.5%, 65+: 17.3%

LANGUAGE

English

RELIGIONS

Christian 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2%

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

British Pound (GBP)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.66 GBP (2013)

Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.

United Kingdom

63,742,977

Population Growth: 0.54%

37,300 USD

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

2.387 trillion USD (2013)

146

Visa free countries

LOCATION

Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France

CAPITAL

London

DIFFERENCE

UTC 0

TOTAL AREA

243,610 sq. km

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 17.3%, 15-24: 12.6%, 25-54: 41.0%, 55-64: 11.5%, 65+: 17.3%

LANGUAGE

English

RELIGIONS

Christian 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2%

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

British Pound (GBP)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.66 GBP (2013)

Visas, Citizenships and Second Passport

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We are experts in getting these things done and getting them done correctly.

Antigua Barbuda

Citizenship by Investment

Min Investment: US$ 200,000

Highlights:

There is a new economic citizenship by investment passport program for investors who are interested in buying real estate or donating to a charity. Note: As of August 2014, the minimum investment amount has been decreased from $250,000 to $200,000. In addition, 2 persons in a family of 4 are waives of government fees. The minimum residency requirement is now a mere 5 days.

Key Benefits

Advantages

Minimum Investment

Citizenship Program Proposals are:

Fee and Costs

Only $200,000 investment plus fees. (Government fee is waived for 2 additional applicants for a family of 4.)

Minimum Investment (NDF $200,000 (limited offer) or real estate $400,000) +

Due Diligence Fee ($7500) +

Government Fee: ($50,000) +

Lawyer Fee (mentioned in quote) +

Passport fee ($350)

approximately $292,000 per person total costs. Additional costs may apply. Please contact us for details.


Taxes

Antigua and Barbuda have no capital gains or inheritance taxes, however, income tax was re-introduced in 2005. The current tax rates start at 10% and increases to 25% on income in excess of EC$25,000 per month or EC$180,000 annually... Each individual has a personal allowance of EC$36,000yearly. . Individuals who are in the country temporarily are only taxed on income arising in or derived from the nation itself. .


The business and corporate tax rate is 25% of net profits, although exceptions are made.


Property tax is levied on all properties in Antigua but not in Barbuda based upon their current market value


Documents Required

Note: These forms and documents are required to bear the apostil seal, for use in Antigua and Barbuda.

Malta

Citizenship by Investment

Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP)

Minimum: approx. EUR 1 million

Highlights:

Malta Citizenship by Investment

There has never been a better time to become a citizen of Malta! It is a full EU member state and a member of Schengen zone and the country has an exciting new citizenship by investment program (Malta Golden passport). It is known as the "Individual Investor Program (IIP)", and it grants a passport to foreign investors who are willing to make an investment in Malta.


Benefits

Minimum Investment

Malta grants passport to foreign investors who meet the following qualifications:

And

And

Note: Malta IIP is limited. They will only allow 1800 cases, after which the program will end permanently.

Minimum Stay Requirements

None. Fee and Costs
The total all-inclusive costs will total at approximately EUR 1 million. There may be additional costs for dependents and family members so please contact us for more information. .

Time Frame

3-4 months processing time.


Passport will only be issued after 12 months as long as the investor has demonstrated sincere ties to the country. . The citizenship application will be approved no sooner than one year.


Malta passport grants full European citizenship.

Restricted Countries

If you are a citizen of Iran or Afghanistan then, unfortunately, you will not be able to apply for the program.

Cyprus

Citizenship by Investment

Real Estate Investment

Minimum EUR 2.5 million

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

Cyprus is a full EU member country which is a major hub for international trade.


Cyprus Island is a popular destination which enjoys a tropical Mediterranean climate. Because of the economic crisis in Cyprus, the Government of Cyprus welcomes investors. The nation has made the acquisition of a passport with easy and reduced investment amounts to encourage investment.


Benefits

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

The Cyprus Government offers direct passport and citizenship under the following conditions:


EUR 2.5 million in Real Estate or bank deposits (Note: We only recommend the real estate option. We do not recommend the bank deposit option.)


No residency requirement

Passport within 3-4 months


Real Estate Investment

You must invest in real estate worth at least EUR 2.5 million. After 3 years you are free to sell the real estate.

St Kitts and Nevis

Citizenship by Investment

Min Investment: $250,000

St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

St. Kitts, also known as 'Saint Christopher' and Nevis forms part of the group of islands known as the Lesser Antilles. Located some 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami, the country has wonderful cool climate year round.


Benefits

The St. Kitts and Nevis passport has an excellent reputation. R Few passports have been issued under the citizenship-by-investment program.

Minimum Investment

To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis, the following you will be required:


(Or)

Fee and Costs

The total costs will add up to approximately $292,000 per person.


Note: Please call for more details as exact costs will depend on many factors.


SIDF Investment (Charity donation)

The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) was set up to benefit the people of the country. The foundation raises funds for the country to diversify the agricultural sector as well as promote the economic development of the nation, Donations or contributions to the SIDF Foundation make foreign nationals eligible to apply for St. Kitts citizenship.

United Kingdom

UK Tier 1 Investor Program

Minimum: 2 million £

United Kingdom

The UK is a desirable destination for families and business relocation.


We offer 2 programs for the UK: UK Tier 1 Immigrant Investor Program and UK Entrepreneur Program

UK Entrepreneur Program

UK Entrepreneur Program requires an English Language test. The applicant and his or her dependents (spouse and children under 18) can receive a visa for 3 years and 4 months, Later their stay can be extended by an additional 2 years. Subsequently, after spending 5 years in the UK, they will be eligible to apply for ILR, and then, a year later, British nationality.


The main applicant will need to have 200,000 EU to start a business which creates at least 2 jobs and they will be expected to work full-time running said business.


UK Investor Immigration Program

The United Kingdom has an official `Investor Immigration Program` for wealthy and high net-worth individuals and they are working to incentivize moving to their country in a variety of ways. Under this program, you are not required to work in the country.


The minimum investment required is GBP £ 1 million, GBP£ 750,000 must be invested for at least 5 years in Government bonds, loans or shared capital. UK permanent residency is issued after 5 years. The investor is not allowed to invest this money and no employment is allowed but they can do whatever they wish with the remaining 250,000. Financing options are available but the investor has to prove that he/she has at least GBP£ 2 million in assets. Note: larger investments will allow for citizenship to be granted sooner.


Eligibility & Requirements

UK citizenship / British passport

Applicants may apply for British citizenship 12 months after being granted ILR, providing:

And

Our Services

Initial Tier 1 immigration application

At the end of year 3: Extension of Leave application

At the end of year 5: ILR application

Fee and Charges

We assist our clients from start to finish for a period of 5 years. Our fee is GBP 60,000 for Tier 1 Investor and GBP 30,000 for Tier 1 Entrepreneur for a period of 5 years.


With proper tax planning, one can mitigate the direct applicable taxes, as in most cases foreigners can avoid direct taxation if the income earned is outside of the UK.

United States

EB5 Green Card Program

Minimum $500k to $1 million

United States Investor Program

The United States welcomes foreign investors who invest substantially in the economy and development of the country. They will want for you to bring jobs or business to the nation.


Minimum Investment

The US has "EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program" for which a minimum investment of at least 500,000 USD is required. It must be invested in a rural part of the country in order to create and promote commercial business. This business should create no fewer than 1o jobs. In major cities, you must invest 1 million USD and this may not be a passive investment, meaning that the investor must be actively engaged in management of their business.


Investor is allowed to bring family members and dependents as long as the investor meets all other requirements.


EB-5 Investor Program

Processing time of between 9 and 12 months

After 5 years of residency and the initial issue of a green card, you may apply for citizenship.


Many wealthy investors prefer the

L-1 (manager transfer) or E-2 (treaty investor) visa, rather than opting for the green card program in order to mitigate taxes which are taxed on worldwide income... Tax planning should be handled on a case by case basis.


Our established team of lawyers and residency planning experts will help you handle all of the details including, but not limited to:

For more information about this program, please see the US Gov’t Immigration Website and call us for more personalized quotes.

Please contact one of our team for further information
how we can help create tailored progrem for your organisation