23 November 2021
An agreement has been signed between the Commonwealth of Dominica and China, which will permit visa-free travel between the two nations.
21 November 2021
Countdown To Saint Kitts And Nevis Limited-time Offer On Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program Expiration. Now Is The Ideal Time To Apply.
26 September 2021
Egypt as well as Saint Kitts & Nevis signed a joint statement to declare the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
25 August 2021
The Commonwealth of Dominica has come out on top once again in the ranking for best Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program for the year 2021.
22 August 2021
An annual report has ranked the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis' Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program as the world's best.
2 May 2021
New data shows that the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis CIP is in the top 10 for its number of approvals in the last seven years.
30 April 2021
Grenada came up with its CBI program in 2013 to transform into a global investment hub. And the program has delivered good results over the years.
19 April 2021
Grenada has shown increase in its Citizenship by Investment program. Despite Covid-19, Grenada Citizenship by Investment program comes to a head.
31 March 2021
Antigua & Barbuda is one of the most popular destinations. A lot of celebrities are attracted to Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program.
14 February 2021
CEO Les Khan stated that Americans can now obtain citizenship within 60 days without paying an extra amount for the Accelerated Application Process. Les Khan- CEO of Citizenship by Investment Unit of St Kitts and Nevis, stated that under an exclusive plan, current citizens of the United States of America can obtain second citizenship from Caribbean paradise in just 60 days.
6 August 2018
Many business people,senior managers,entrepreneurs,students and families are tired of applying for United Kingdom (UK) or Schengen visas and sick of waiting in long lines at visa application centers or being interrogated like a criminal in front of visa unit,while some may quit and modify their travel itineraries to other countries. But such ordeal may come to an end through buying a residency and / or citizenship (passport) in another country by investing in a property or government fund.
2 August 2018
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — There are more competitors in the market, offering their own version of the citizenship by investment (CBI) program pioneered by St Kitts and Nevis, but Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris at a recent press conference announced that the Federation has approved more than 4,000 new applicants over the past three years, bringing the total to over 16,000.
15 May 2018
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda approved some important changes to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program is a tempting opportunity to second citizenship and passport as well as widens visa-free horizons.
10 May 2018
The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is putting finishing touches on preparations for this month’s highly anticipated 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort May 16-18. The summit is expected to draw more than 250 attendees, including heads of government and heads of citizenship by investment units from Caribbean countries with Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs), namely Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and host country St. Kitts and Nevis.
6 May 2018
Dominica (pronounced 'Dom-in-EE-ka') is an island of volcanic origin located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. It is a country on the rise as far as tourism is concerned. It is 29 miles long and 16 miles at it’s widest. The formal name Commonwealth of Dominica is often used to distinguish it from the Dominican Republic. Dominica is packed with a variety of climates and landscapes, which means there are plenty of places to visit.
2 May 2018
In the coming weeks Antigua and Barbuda government will be reducing their investment cost for the real estate option by 50%. This will make Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) not only one of the best within the Caribbean countries in terms of quality, but it will also make it the most competitive program in the Caribbean.
29 March 2018
The world's first citizenship by investment program in St Kitts and Nevis has launched a new fund to boost investment in the prospering Caribbean nation. The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced that a new program called the Sustainable Growth Fund will be launched as a successor to the Hurricane Relief Investment Fund at the end of March 2018.
21 February 2018
On February 19th 2018 , the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program has released a final reminder to those interested in investing in second citizenship under the temporarily reduced investment module – the Hurricane Relief Fund – (HRF) scheduled to end on 30 March 2018. Established after a challenging hurricane season, the Hurricane Relief Fund has been a popular temporary option for prospective citizens around the world.
13 February 2018
On February 12th 2018 , Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) announced that it would cut down the processing fees for its citizenship by investment program. Saint Kitts and Nevis is now becoming the first Caribbean program – in as many months – to enhance its competitive position in 2018 .
12 February 2018
Citizenship by Investment is an exclusive fast-track route offered by several countries, which enables the applicant along with his / her family to get a passport and citizenship of a country if he/ she makes an investment or donation to this country’s economy.
7 February 2018
Antigua and Barbuda has signed a visa-free agreement with Ukraine on Monday February 5th 2018. The agreement was signed by the Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the U.S. Ronald Sanders and the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valery Chaly.
1 February 2018
St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program has been available since 1984 through the oldest, most reliable and successful Citizenship by Investment Program within the Caribbean region. The St Kitts & Nevis Government announced, on 23 September 2017, that as part of the St Kitts & Nevis Economic Citizenship Program, a payment can now be made to the Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) to gain a St Kitts & Nevis passport. This program currently runs until March 2018.
28 January 2018
European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to remove eight jurisdictions, from the bloc’s blacklist of tax havens, one month after the list was set up. The decision prompted an outcry from lawmakers and activists. Barbados, Grenada, South Korea, Macao, Mongolia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates joined Panama as jurisdictions delisted following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns, according to a statement from the ministers.
27 December 2017
Caribbean CBI programs fall into the group of direct economic citizenship programs which entitle eligible investors and their qualifying spouse and/or dependents to citizenship of the host country upon making a qualifying investment under that particular programs. Depending on the programs, a qualifying investment could be a financial contribution of at least a certain amount to a special fund, the acquisition of real estate of a minimum value or the purchase of government bonds in some cases.
3 December 2017
Grenada is a well-known tropical destination, and its one of the booming citizenship by investment jurisdictions in the Caribbean islands . Citizenship of Grenada can be obtained through a one-time donation to the National Transformation Fund or real estate investment.
26 November 2017
Citizenship by Investment (CBI) has been an important topic among investors , business people , managers and high net-worth individuals (HNW) hailing from the Middle East who ...
21 November 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has confirmed it will raise the maximum age of a dependent child who may be included on an Antigua and Barbuda Citiz...
6 November 2017
A large number of applicants for Caribbean Citizenship By Investment Programs (second citizenship) or second residence programs come from the Middle East . The Middle Eas...
2 November 2017
On Thursday, September 21, the Russian Federation’s Foreign Minister, H.E. Serguey Lavrov signed bilateral agreements with both the Caribbean island nations on the margins of...
31 October 2017
The government of Dominica is continuing the make further changes and reductions to enhance its citizenship by investment program competitiveness. This current set of changes are e...
24 October 2017
King Abdullah received on Monday October 23 , 2017 the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne. The two sides discussed ways to boost diplomatic relations and cooperat...
18 October 2017
Following a severe reduction in the volume of applications for Antiguan citizenship by investment program (CIP) under the National Development Fund contribution option (NDF), Prime...
26 September 2017
Further to the press release : Dated September 23rd 2017 regarding introducing St. Kitts and Nevis Hurricane Relief Investment Option Fund, the (HRF) .
14 September 2017
The Government of Dominica has announced significant improvements in its citizenship program through investment in real estate, making the program more competitive due to lower government fees.
14 September 2017
The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced significant improvements to their Citizenship by Investment Program which makes the program more competitive. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the country’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) - Charmaine Quinland-Donovan - said the processing fees across all the investment options for the program have been reduced.
23 July 2017
The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has recently called for stronger vetting processes regarding the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). Browne’s call for more rigorous vetting procedures was made after United States immigration authorities discovered Alexandre Cazes, a notorious cyber criminal, had gained access to an Antigua and Barbuda passport through its popular program.
18 July 2017
Last week, Taiwan—a territory of the Republic of China (ROC)—announced that passport holders of Saint-Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, Guatemala, and Belize will now have visa-free access for a period of 30 days. In addition, citizens of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua can now enter Taiwan visa-free for up to 90 days. The official announcement was posted on the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website on July 12, 2017, with
16 July 2017
In an article from the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management (PWM) CBI Index last month, the publication ranked the Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Kitts and Nevis as the two best Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs) in the world, with the Caribbean dominating the top 5 of the 12 positions for second citizenship and passport schemes also found in Europe and Southeast Asia.
18 June 2017
It is true that Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs have faced negative publicity from the international community over the last few years, and that is precisely what St. Kitts and Nevis has endeavored to turn around. Indeed, recent reform to the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) has garnered recognition of St. Kitts and Nevis as a leader among Caribbean nations and industry advocates of Citizenship by Investment Programs around the world.
13 June 2017
With indefinite travel restrictions from key nations throughout the Middle East, entrepreneurs, investors, and businessmen and women on notice to leave Qatar will be forced to find alternative residency solutions for themselves and their family. While many can return to his or her country of origin, it may not be the practical route for those involved in Qatar’s local or international business sectors. So what does the Qatar crisis mean for foreign nationals and immigration?
7 June 2017
Markets for owning prime beach-front property have broadened to the world’s wealthiest individuals through Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs, or CIPs, over the last few years. One of the most sought-after destinations is the dual islands of Antigua and Barbuda located in the Eastern Caribbean. The positive effects of Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) are evident, and largely due to high net worth individuals tapping into the island’s luxury property market.
21 May 2017
With a growing number of high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals seeking immigration solutions abroad, websites for obtaining a second citizenship and passport are popping up everywhere. You might be thinking these types of schemes sound “too good to be true,” and in some instances, they are. With more and more websites promoting Citizenship by Investment Programs, there is also a greater chance of becoming a victim of internet scams—websites aimed to “rip off” or cheat unsuspecting
15 May 2017
With Caribbean citizenship and passports gaining global popularity, the twin island of St. Kitts and Nevis is increasing its efforts to not only rank among the best of the best in the Citizenship by Investment market, but to dominate the industry as the top standard of the Caribbean. Due to recent program reforms and administrative turn-around for St. Kitts and Nevis, it might be enough to rank the nation as a viable contender for preferred destinations.
27 April 2017
In the past, QICMS (Invest-Visa) provided readers our 'top picks' for obtaining second citizenships around the world, including Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. Today we will focus on our top choices for second citizenships in the Caribbean: Saint Lucia, the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Grenada.
6 April 2017
Some citizenship programs have lesser-known benefits, and Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Program is one of them. Out of all Caribbean countries that offer a second citizenship and passport to foreign investors, Grenada is the only island nation that provides applicants access to a United States E-2 Investor Visa.
15 March 2017
With the growing number of immigration restrictions directly affecting Arab families in the United States and across Europe, foreign nationals are turning to the Caribbean for their immigration solutions. By investing in the Caribbean, primary applicants and their eligible dependents can obtain a second citizenship (second passport) to island nations such as Antigua and Barbuda,* the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Saint-Kitts and Nevis, among other desirable locations.
9 March 2017
Saint Kitts and Nevis, whose passport investment program is the original citizenship by investment program, as well as one of the competitive such programs, has undergone a facelift in the last few months. After the risk mitigation company IPSA International finished its 2014 program review of the Caribbean citizenship through investment program
8 March 2017
The Antigua and Barbuda passport and citizenship by investment is one of the competitive programs in the citizenship by investment market, and not just its ticket price. The luxurious twin Caribbean islands might appear decadent, but the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program is a smart choice for the wise businessman or woman interested in saving
28 February 2017
Obtaining a second citizenship and passport not only offers greater travel freedom, but greater safety and security for successful applicants and their family. The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is a top choice for Middle Eastern nationals, largely due to the program’s affordability and credibility.
21 February 2017
Caribbean vacations are a great way to spend time with family or friends, and many leave wishing they could turn the islands into a permanent home of paradise. Now more than ever, that is exactly what wealthy investors are doing. Second homes and resorts are being bought in high-end Caribbean communities, and for a good reason.
9 February 2017
Investing in a second citizenship from the Dominican Republic is a sound option if you’re concerned with the current state of your home country, and want to hedge against the risk of having to suddenly leave. Similar to an insurance policy, a second passport will give you a safe haven in the event of an emergency.
31 January 2017
Citizenship by Investment was actually founded in the Caribbean, with St. Kitts and Nevis launching the first program in 1984. Over the past 32 years, the small Caribbean nation brought many benefits to its people and economy through its Citizenship by Investment Program.
29 January 2017
New amendments to Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program have made the affordable and popular program even more appealing to the global investor, and second citizenships have never been so readily attainable for multigenerational families.
26 January 2017
Les Khan, CEO of Saint-Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), announced this month that proposed changes to the Citizenship by Investment Program, which will benefit applications from families, have been approved. The changes will help integration of applicants into Saint-Kitts and Nevis by allowing more families to immigrate together.
24 January 2017
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, announced that the visa requirements for citizens of the United Arab Emirates will be eliminated for those traveling to the Caribbean twin islands.
21 January 2017
The Antigua and Barbuda CIP is one of the cheapest and more popular programs in today’s citizenship through investment market, and investing in the twin Caribbean islands is a smart choice for individuals wanting to save hundreds of thousands or more on a second passport.
5 January 2017
New improvements made to Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program have been announced and confirmed by St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet. The Press Release was published January 3rd and states that the new regulations come into force on the 1st day of January 2017.
21 December 2016
There are currently five Eastern Caribbean countries that currently offer CIPs, namely St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Dominica. Citizenship by Investment Unit representatives and agents from each of the five countries gathered to discuss forming a strong and common regulatory framework to enable them to effectively compete globally.
14 December 2016
The Commonwealth of Dominica has so much more to offer than its picturesque landscapes. In recent years, the Caribbean island has established itself as a business and investment center with a thriving construction sector, and continues to attract investors from all around the world.
7 December 2016
There are many practical reasons people choose the Caribbean as a home away from home. Many Caribbean CIPs are financially affordable and provide both a safe and friendly living environment for applicants and their families.
6 December 2016
The Caribbean is an ideal location for those wanting a new life abroad. Even for individuals simply wanting a change of scenery from their native country, the Caribbean offers a multitude of benefits for second citizenship seekers.
15 November 2016
Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro continues to promote investments in Antigua and Barbuda. De Niro is not only a special envoy of Antigua and Barbuda, but he is a passionate investor himself in a real estate project in Barbuda.
9 November 2016
Saint Lucia’s government has announced plans to reform their Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP), with investment amounts likely to change. Under St. Lucia’s current Citizenship by Investment Program, there are different investment options available to qualifying candidates who wish to acquire full citizenship of this Caribbean island.
31 October 2016
Antigua and Barbuda offer direct citizenship to foreign nationals who invest a specific amount into the country’s economy, granting visa-free travel to over 130 countries.
22 August 2016
The Caribbean is not just a destination for tourists anymore. Foreign investors from around the world are calling the Caribbean their home, and are welcomed to the islands through Caribbean citizenship allows individuals to become global citizens, and obtaining a second passport to the islands is currently a global trend.
7 August 2016
Antigua and Barbuda celebrates Emancipation Day every August 1st and this year marked the 182nd year of the country’s full emancipation from slavery. In his Emancipation Speech, Prime Minister Gaston Browne told citizens that the country must “think big” and explore new approaches that would improve life for all.
3 August 2016
Last week, the prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, announced during his budget speech that contrary to previous discussions, the current pricing for the Dominica’s citizenship by investment program will no longer increase this year (2016) and will remain unchanged.
3 August 2016
Grenada offers the newest citizenship by investment program in the world, whereby wealthy foreign investors can obtain a second passport through an investment in the country’s economy.
27 July 2016
Have you ever wanted to be part of a movie production? Now could be your chance! Wealthy foreign nationals are now given the opportunity to qualify for a second citizenship to Antigua and Barbuda in exchange for investing in part of the production costs of a Caribbean movie based on the life of music legend Bob Marley. This is an innovative method of financing the movie, and a fun alternative compared to the usual real estate or financial securities investments required by other citizenship by i
26 July 2016
Conflicts in the Middle East, most prevalent in Syria and Iraq presently, have led its citizens to try to escape in any way possible, whether through legal or even illegal means. With recent crackdowns on refugees entering Europe by boat with poor chances of resettlement, Middle Eastern nationals are limited in their options to leave the region, unless they are among the affluent population that can afford to invest their way out.
18 July 2016
The number of high net worth individuals in the Caribbean is on the rise due to the several Citizenship by Investment Programs available. Applicants are awarded Citizenship to the destination in question by investing funds in real estate or other financial instruments that will benefit the country’s economy. Currently, there are four Citizenship by Investment Programs in the Caribbean that continue to generate significant revenue for each country’s government.
4 July 2016
Last year, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, announced several projected changes concerning Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program. He declared that the program experienced such great success in recent years through attracting funds from foreign investors into Dominica’s economy.
26 June 2016
There are many reasons a foreign national may choose to invest in the Caribbean. Among the top cited motives are the consistently beautiful weather year-round, the lower cost of living, the lower tax rates, and access to affordable and first-rate healthcare.
5 June 2016
The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme was discussed at a meeting between the St Kitts government and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The status of the programme as well as the application processing times were among the topics discussed.
30 May 2016
The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program offers investors the freedom to travel with its passport that allows visa-free access to over 130 countries, including Canada and the Schengen region.
26 May 2016
The Antigua and Barbuda CIP is a program that offers high net worth individuals (HNWI) the possibility to obtain a second passport directly in a short period of time, and Antigua and Barbuda citizenship is granted in return for their investments through different investment options.
24 May 2016
Antigua and Barbuda is a luxurious twin island country that is located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea and it is a part of the British Commonwealth. This beautiful country offers investors the opportunity to receive a second citizenship allowing freedom of movement to more than 100 countries worldwide, including Canada, UK, and the Schengen region.
12 May 2016
There are three options for Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). Let’s take a closer look at each as well as look at the investments from a long term perspective.
9 May 2016
This program was initially created for those investors, high net worth individuals and Ultra high net worth individuals who are seeking easier travel and mobility around the world.
27 April 2016
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) is one of the most popular Citizenship by Investment Programs.
24 April 2016
Interested candidates can now ease the process for their minor dependents aged 0-11 when applying under the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program, as the government of Antigua and Barbuda has recently decided to stop asking the applicants to do an HIV test for their dependent children
24 April 2016
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state located in the Eastern Caribbean, and it holds a constitutional monarchy and governs with a British style parliamentary sys...
5 April 2016
We are very pleased to announce that the ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT Program will intake new applications from Iraqis from March 28, 2016
21 February 2016
Citizenship by Investment Program New Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in 2015 by Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony, this program is currently avail...
17 February 2016
Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)