Citizenship by investment

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What is citizenship?

Citizenship is a stable legal relationship between a person and a state, in the form of mutual rights, duties and responsibilities. In modern society, the concept of citizenship has ceased to be associated only with the country of birth. We are increasingly faced with such concepts as globalization, a global citizen and a second citizenship. Fifty years ago, the only way to obtain citizenship and a passport was either by birth, or through marriage or naturalization. Over the past 30 years, however, we have seen the emergence of investment citizenship programs around the world.

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What is citizenship by Investment?

Citizenship by Investment (CBI) is a program to get a second passport in another country by investing in the local economy. The first such program was launched in 1984 in Saint Kitts & Nevis. Wealthy foreigners may apply for citizenship in exchange for their contribution to the local economy. This can be in the form of monetary investments or also investments in real estate. The process of obtaining a second citizenship through one of the investment programs is an efficient way of gaining citizenship and does not require to relocate to the new country. You and your family can acquire a life-long citizenship in just a couple of months, that may automatically be passed on to future generations. Please note that you need an agent, such as Mirabello Consultancy, in order to obtain your citizenship by investment, since only authorized agents can send in your application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). We will be happy to serve as your agent and partner and go through the whole process of CBI with you. You can find out more about our program and our services by contacting us or by checking out our FAQ.

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Reasons for a new Citizenship

Whether you are a family person or a business man or woman – you can profit greatly from a citizenship by investment. By acquiring a passport of a country like Malta, Austria, Montenegro or others you can travel the world much more freely, be it for a vacation or a business trip.

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Benefits of investing in a second citizenship

There are many advantages to investing in a second citizenship. Usually people acquire a second passport to increase freedom of movement around the world and to live in a country with high living standards as well as a high level of education and health care. People also seek citizenship by investment in order to secure their assets, improve the quality of life of their families and because many investment programs guarantee 100% confidentiality and data protection.

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Safety for you and your family

You also benefit from dual citizenship, since you can keep your current passport as well as receive the passport from the citizenship by investment program. In case of emergency, such as natural disasters, civil wars or economical crises you and your family can travel and obtain residence in the country of your second citizenship. Mirabello Consultancy works on the global market, offering advice and support in obtaining citizenship and residence permits from various countries. We are convinced that by offering only individual and specially designed solutions for our clients, we can choose the investment program for them that will meet their requirements and the needs of their family. Whether it’s visa free travel, taxation or security, there is exactly the right country and the right program for all our clients.

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The difference between citizenship and residence

We at Mirabello Consultancy offer citizenship by investment as well as residence by investment. Depending on your wishes and goals you might prefer one over the other. If you wish to be a full citizen of a country, have all the traveling rights thanks to your new passport and more of the benefits we listed above, then a citizenship is the better choice for you. With a residence by investment you can live in a country of your choice long term, but you do not receive a passport. The procedure, the timeline as well as the investment requirements differ between a citizenship and a residence. We are happy to inform and consult you on either option and figure out, what program best suits your needs.

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Citizenship programm

Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) was launched in 2017, in the form or the Development Support Program, which grants citizenship on applicants who meet the legal & financial requirements as set out in law.

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Malta

In an effort to attract talented foreign Investors from all around the world and give them an exclusive opportunity to invest in the Maltese Economy, a new Citizenship law was passed in 2020 Granting of Maltese Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Regulations (S.L. 188.05), under the Maltese Citizenship Act Cap. 188, LN437 of 2020, allow for the granting of citizenship by a certificate of naturalization to foreign individuals.

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Citizenship programm

St. Lucia

The St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 2015 as a mean of evolving further its economy, injecting the contribution funds strategically in its own economy. In the CBI Act No. 14 of 2015, St. Lucia grants individuals (or families) to acquire full St. Lucian citizenship through an investment in the country. In pursuing this citizenship law, St. Lucia undertakes strict and efficient background check each applicant pursuing industry standard compliance procedures.

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St. Kitts & Nevis

The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 1984 as the first country in the world to offer such an investment. This has started the Citizenship-by-Investment Industry as we know it today. In 2011 updated Regulation were passed in Parliament to restructure and modernize the program. St. Kitts & Nevis CBI operates with thorough risk mitigation procedures to make sure no applicant is granted citizenship that has a criminal records. Once this is made sure of, the applicant must make the predefined investment to the country, which will grant him and the remaining family applicants the citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis in a straightforward and transparent procedure which takes up to six months’ time, considering the entire procedure from beginning to end.

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Moldova

The Moldova Citizenshp by Investmetnt Program (MCBI), was launched in 2018 as the latest and newest program in Europe. Moldova is aiming to grow its Economy this way and opened up the possibility for  Global Investors to have a direct investment opportunity into Moldova. MCBI is using the latest and most sophisticated procedures in order to approved legitimate applicants only, as long as all requirements are fully met.

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Citizenship and Investment citizenship

The concept of citizenship by investment (CBI), started in the 1980’s and was strongly popularized in the last decade. Sovereign countries are offering such an investment opportunity to a small audience internationally, with the idea of attracting talented future citizen, for the exchange of a foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, as long as all requirements are fully met, as defined by their immigration law. In more recent years, more Governments around the world see the benefits that come along with a Citizenship by investment program and realize how it can profoundly impact their local economy in many ways, mostly due to the fact the foreign direct investment comes with no dept burden and can be immediately and effectively used to support infrastructure development, assist the health care sector and much more. We at Mirabello Consultancy offer exceptional service and help clients find the right citizenship by investment program matching their needs fully.

Requirements for obtaining a citizenship

There are a number of requirements that must be met for all investment programs. For example: investing in one of the approved options, passing security checks, showing the legal source of the investment funds, not having any criminal record and being in good health.

Some countries require compulsory residence and a country visit, as well as investment retention periods before they can be returned. According to the eligibility and age of each family members, you can apply with your entire family and obtain a full citizenship for all.
The government of the country will process and approve the application for citizenship only if the main applicant and his family members meet all the conditions for the investment citizenship program.

Requirements for obtaining a citizenship

Why Mirabello

Personal

In order to provide you with our best service, we will determine your needs and objectives during an initial personal meeting. We will be pleased to answer your questions about the procedures, available investment, financial aspects and much more.

Professional

We have the know-how and experience in the Investor Migration industry to navigate you the complex world of it. We meet the most demanding requirement of both, this industry and our client.

Tailored

We put all the right part together for your best result. Whether you are starting a family, planning retirement or setting other goals, you can rely on our customised services in any stage of your life.

Citizenship Enquiry

Should you have any questions, or if you would like to know the exact cost and procedure for your personal situation, kindly contact us and we will be glad to help you.

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