What is alternative citizenship?Alternative citizenship means obtaining a second citizenship, often through an investment program offered by a nation’s government. This is called economic citizenship or citizenship by investment. Alternative citizenship provides flexibility, mobility and security. By obtaining a second citizenship, and therefore a second passport, you have more options and freedom in international travel.
What are the benefits of an alternative citizenship?A second citizenship and passport can give greater international mobility through visa-free travel, which can save time and money each time you travel. A second passport is also like an insurance policy, which allows you the protection of another country if you encounter civil unrest, natural disaster or other issues in your first country of citizenship. Having the flexibility of an alternative citizenship can also benefit international tax planning.
How much does economic citizenship cost?The cost of an economic citizenship will depend on the particular program and the number of family members applying together. CS Global Partners can provide you with a personal and confidential quote.
What are the eligibility requirements for economic citizenship?Eligibility requirements vary from one program to the next. Generally, there are no language or employment criteria to meet, although some may require these. Some programs require citizens to reside in the country for a minimum period of time while others have no residency requirement. For all programs, applicants must be able to demonstrate good health and character, and be willing to invest a specified minimum amount in the country offering the program.
Are all economic citizenship programs the same?Each program has its own requirements, costs and benefits. While each program will lead to a second passport, not all programs will be suitable or available to all applicants. We can help you decide which program is most appropriate for you and your family
Do I have to visit or live in the country offering the citizenship programs?Each country’s program has different requirements. Some require a minimum residence period each year while others do not require economic citizens to spend any time in the country at all. We can advise you about the individual requirements for the program you are interested in.
Can my spouse and children be included in my citizenship application?Yes, in the majority of cases your spouse and dependent children can be included in your citizenship application. In some circumstances, elderly dependent parents may also be included with your application.
Who is CS Global Partners?CS Global Partners is an international legal advisory group specialising in advice to high net worth individuals and business leaders on residence, citizenship and foreign investment. CS Global Partners is an authorised person licensed to by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission to conduct corporate or trust services in St. Kitts and Nevis, who has paid the authorised person’s fee and is authorized to act on behalf of the main applicant in relation to a citizenship by investment application. (http://www.ciu.gov.kn/).
How can CS Global Partners help me?CS Global Partners has the expertise to assist you with deciding which option is best for you and your family, and the know-how to guide you through the complex application process.
CS Global Partners will be on-hand to clarify any questions and help resolve any legal issues; ensure paperwork is fully and accurately completed; assist with obtaining properly translated and certified supporting documents; and liaise with government officers, investment contacts and other relevant parties.
What are CS Global Partners’ fees?CS Global Partners charges a fixed fee depending on the number of applicants included in each application. Please contact us for a personal, confidential quote.
Our fee includes the provision of all application forms and detailed guidance materials. Additionally, you will have direct access to our team of experts to help you every step of the way, making the process as straight-forward and stress-free as possible.
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