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Category Archives: due diligence

saint kitts & nevis reopen

Following Saint Kitts & Nevis' recent announcement that it will reopen for tourism on October 31, the Caribbean island, which boasts the world's most established CBI Programme, has outlined the entry and travel requirements of its phased reopening and listed the hotels and resorts that are open.

saint lucia rebrand

With a fresh new look and feel and a brand-new tagline of Authentic, Respected and Secured, Saint Lucia’s re-branded Citizenship By Investment Programme reinforces its identity as a CIP that delivers good governance and rigorous due diligence... a message that's increasingly important and one that lies at the heart of its re-brand.


Following media criticism of Cyprus' Citizenship by Investment programme and a subsequent investigation exposing political abuse, the Cypriot government has today announced that it will suspend its highly successful Citizenship by Investment programme, taking effect from November 1.

Bulgaria citizenship by investment pandemic

Following huge delays in applicant interviews for Bulgarian citizenship by investment due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bulgaria’s Justice Ministry has announced an increase in the number of time slots available during October 2020 in the online scheduling system of its citizenship by investment directorate.

britons brexit surge citizenship investment

With the UK set to leave the EU on December 31, and with no deal looking likely, citizenship firms have witnessed a spike in British HNWIs looking to obtain second passports or residency permits via economic residency or citizenship in order to secure easier access to the EU come 2021, with Malta, Portugal and even the Caribbean in demand.

Grenada St Georges

As one of just two Citizenship by Investment Programmes worldwide (and the only one in the Caribbean) that allows its citizens to enter, invest and work in the US via the E-2 Investor visa treaty, Grenada’s CIP is proving increasingly popular with HNWIs, especially from India and China, where there is increased private wealth.

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment Caribbean

From the roll-out of its online application process to the introduction of a third pathway to real estate ownership, Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment programme has been modified throughout 2020, demonstrating its ability to adapt and improve both to meet investor demand and remain relevant.

Vanuatu passport citizenship stateless people

With a lucrative Citizenship by Investment programme under its Asia Pacific belt, the island nation of Vanuatu has put in place plans to become the first-ever CBI programme to allow stateless individuals to apply for citizenship, with accredited agent VanLS obtaining a three-year exclusive licence to handle the applications.

Malta IIP best europe citizenship investment

For the first time, Malta has emerged as the best Citizenship by Programme in Europe, according to the CBI Index 2020. However, with the country’s programme having reached its cap of 1,800 and with its re-launch following new rules and guidelines from October 1, will the new iteration continue its upward trajectory?

PM roosevelt skerrit dominica webinar

As Dominica once more emerges as the world’s best CBI Programme according to the just-released CBI Index 2020, Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit joined a panel of specialists in a RIF Trust-run webinar to discuss the benefits of citizenship in this Caribbean nation. And CBI Guide was there to report.