Citizenship by Investment Benefits
Visa free travel is a valuable privilege. The list of countries where you can enjoy visa-free entry depends on your citizenship. Thus, if you operate your business on an international scale or would like to travel visa-free to as many countries as possible, getting a second citizenship by investment (CBI) makes a lot of sense. Besides the convenience of visa-free travel, citizenship by investment has many more benefits to offer. Among them are the following:
– personal and your family members security and wellbeing
– alternative country of residence (permanent residency)
– visa free entry to most countries including Schengen Area and UK
– opportunity to get a long-term US visa and Canada visa
– new opportunities for business, study and leisure
– new opportunities for tax planning
– wealth preservation
– investment protection
– no residency requirements in the country of new citizenship
• Personal and your family members security and wellbeing
You will be strengthening your personal security and wellbeing, as well as security and wellbeing of your family members, if you get a passport by investment of a peaceful neutral country with a balanced political system and stable economy.
• Alternative country of residence (permanent residency)
Along with your new passport you will get an opportunity to relocate to your new country of residence any time and hassle-free.
• Visa free entry
Your new citizenship by investment will let you enter visa-free more than 130 countries and territories, including Schengen Area and UK (the list of countries and territories varies and depends on the country of your new citizenship).
• Opportunity to get a long-term US visa and Canada visa
Since most of the countries that run citizenship by investment programs are democracies with stable political and legal systems, their citizens are usually getting long-term US visas and Canada visas.
• New opportunities for business, study and leisure
Your new citizenship by investment will open new business opportunities for you, including registering new companies and opening new business and personal bank accounts in different countries. It will also bring new opportunities for your kids, namely to study in schools or colleges in a country of your choice. On top of this all members of your family will be happy to enjoy new leisure opportunities.
• New opportunities for tax planning
New citizenship of a country with liberal tax policy can provide you with new opportunities for the tax planning (except if you are a citizen of a country with worldwide taxation system like the USA).
• Wealth preservation
In different countries there are different opportunities for the preservation of your wealth. You will have many more instruments to choose from if you have more than one citizenship and therefore can combine the opportunities available to you as a citizen in the countries of your citizenship.
• Investment protection
In countries that run citizenship by investment programs both national and foreign investors enjoy legal protection. Such countries are parties of bilateral investment treaties, foreign investment protection and promotion agreements, as well as multilateral agreements on mutual protection of investments. Being a citizen of more than one country let you choose which country’s investment protection system is better to use or combine in a certain way the most advantageous elements of the investment protection of different countries.
All countries that offer a citizenship by investment run their programs in strict confidentiality. They don’t share any information on the applicants with any third party. In some countries it’s a criminal offense to leak a list of names who are beneficiaries of the citizens-by-investment program to the media.
• No residency requirements in the country of new citizenship
Most of the countries that run programs of the citizenship by investment don’t have any residency requirements which one has to comply with before or after getting the citizenship by investment. In those rare cases when there is such a requirement, it’s usually easy to comply with. For instance, in case of Antigua and Barbuda you must spend 5 days in the country during the first 5 years after getting its citizenship by investment.