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Ultimate Guide to Citizenship by Investment

July 28, 2021

Citizenship by investment has been rising in demand lately. PassPro is a Government Authorized Agent for all the countri

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The Latest Fee Changes and Announcements from the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Units

August 10, 2020 News Antigua and Barbuda Dominica St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia Grenada

The Citizenship by Investment Programs of the Caribbean nations are widely acknowledged for the life-changing impac

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Citizenship by Investment Updates - Antigua and Barbuda

April 2, 2020 News Antigua and Barbuda

Limited Time Offer – Reduced Fees for the Addition of Dependent Children Until October 31st 2020. The Antigua and Bar

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Advisory due to COVID-19 and Important Updates for Citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica

March 26, 2020

Dominica Embassy in the UAE Closed from March 24th Citizens of Dominica living and working in the UAE are advised tha

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Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda Have Until June 30, 2020 to Acquire New Biometric Passport

December 4, 2019 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Passport Office of Antigua and Barbuda has announced a 6-month extension of its deadline for all citizens to apply f

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Why A Second Citizenship is the Best Investment During Uncertain Times

November 14, 2019 Commentary

Where do you invest your money in uncertain times? With currencies falling, banks facing a cash crisis in several mar

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How to Comply with Bank Checks to Ensure a Smooth Citizenship Application

October 2, 2019 Guide

Whether it’s opening a new bank account or attempting to send funds abroad, we need to adhere to increasingly stringent,

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6 Reasons Why Investors Choose the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program

September 9, 2019 Antigua and Barbuda

The twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda launched its Citizenship by Investment Program with the passing of the Cit

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3 Tax Questions to Ask Before Changing Your Residency or Citizenship

July 26, 2019 Guide

Lowering one’s tax liability is one reason why some individuals decide to acquire a second citizenship by

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6 Reasons to Invest in Grenada Citizenship Today

June 27, 2019 Guide Grenada

Grenada launched its Citizenship by Investment Program in 2013, making it one if the youngest programs to operate within

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5 Benefits of Citizenship by Investment Beyond Visa-Free Travel

May 23, 2019 Guide Commentary

The ability to travel visa-free at short notice to more than 50% of the world is often considered the primary benefit of

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10 Facts About Moldova Citizenship by Investment You Need to Know

April 18, 2019 Moldova

The Moldova Citizenship by Investment (MCBI) program was launched in late 2018 and is the most recent European citizensh

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Investors Can Apply for the Reduced USD220,000 Grenada Real Estate Option starting April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019 News Grenada

Investors can apply for Grenada citizenship under a new reduced real estate investment option of USD220,000 starting Apr

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How to Choose the Best Citizenship Advisor

January 31, 2019 Guide

At PassPro Immigration Services we promote trust. There are many companies that do what we do but it is our personali

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Dominica to Open Embassy and Consulate in the UAE

December 16, 2018 News Dominica

Addressing his fellow Dominican citizens at a special celebration in Dubai to mark the 40thAnniversary of In

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St Kitts and Nevis Signs Visa Free Agreement with Montenegro

November 13, 2018 St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis has signed a reciprocal visa-free agreement with Montenegro to abolish visas between the two&nbs

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Time to Renew Your Antigua Passport? Here’s What You Need to Know

November 13, 2018 Antigua and Barbuda

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program first started accepting applications in 2013. Successful ad

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St Kitts and Nevis Signs Visa Waiver with Belarus

November 5, 2018 News St Kitts and Nevis

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Government of the Republic of Belarus have signed an Agreement

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Expansion of Eligibility for Dependents Makes Grenada Citizenship by Investment More Attractive to Large Families

October 8, 2018 News Grenada

The citizenship by investment program of Grenada has expanded the criteria of eligible family members that can be i

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The Plight of the Bidoon – and How Citizenship by Investment Can Help

September 26, 2018 News

Who are the Bidoons? The Bidoon (or bidoun) – literally meaning “without” in Arabic – are a group of stateless p

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What Makes Citizenship by Investment Legal?

September 12, 2018 News

How can a person “invest in a citizenship”? The ability to exchange financial funds for a second nationality

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St Lucia Halts Accepting Iranian CIP Applications

September 4, 2018 News St Lucia

The St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit announced that it will no longer be able to accept applications from Iranian

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Russian Government Endorses Visa-Waiver Agreement for Dominica Passport Holders

August 30, 2018 News Dominica

Holders of Dominica passports will soon be able to enjoy visa-free travel to Russia, according to the Russian news agenc

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What To Do if The Names on Your Official Documents Don't Match

July 26, 2018 News

When it comes to applying for citizenship through investment, official government-issued sources of ID are some of the m

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What are the Benefits of Investing in Property to Gain Citizenship?

July 9, 2018 News

When applying for citizenship by investment with no requirement for residency, there are two main routes to do

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Transparency vs Confidentiality in Second Citizenship

June 19, 2018 News

At the Caribbean Investment Summit that took place from May 16-19, 2018 in St Kitts and Nevis, PassPro was asked to comm

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Caribbean Islands Need to Find Ways to Tap into the Knowledge and Resources of Global Investors

May 24, 2018 News St Kitts and Nevis

Key stakeholders of the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment industry including heads of state - the Hon. Dr. Timothy Har

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Antigua Reduces Real Estate Citizenship Investment to USD200,000 with a Limited Time Offer

May 15, 2018 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has announced a Limited Time Offer (LTO) allowing citizenship investment via rea

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St Kitts and Nevis PM Unveils New Sustainable Growth Fund Starting at USD150,000 for a Single Applicant

April 9, 2018 News St Kitts and Nevis

The Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, PM of St Kitts and Nevis announced a new second citizenship investment fund -  the Sus

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The CEO of Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program Answers Applicant's Top Queries

April 2, 2018 News Antigua and Barbuda

Charmaine Quinland-Donovan, CEO, Citizenship by Investment Unit, Antigua and Barbuda speaks to PassPro to answer some fr

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Changes in Security Features of the Dominica Machine Readable Passport

March 21, 2018 News Dominica

The Passport and Immigration Department of the Commonwealth of Dominica has circulated an update regarding new security

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Getting Your Finances in Order is an Essential Step When Applying for Second Citizenship

March 11, 2018 News Guide

For most businesses in the UAE, 2018 started with the need to get their accounts in order in time for the launch of VAT.

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Applications for St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Via Real Estate Now More Affordable for Families

February 14, 2018 News St Kitts and Nevis

Applying for St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship via Real Estate is now more affordable for families with the announcement by

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Applying for a Visa? It Could Affect Your Future Second Citizenship Application

February 5, 2018 News Guide

Visa rejected! Two words that strike fear in the heart of any person who has had to go through the stressful process of

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5 Legal Ways You Could Be Eligible for Dual Citizenship

January 23, 2018 News Guide

Most people take their citizenship for granted, but for many others, citizenship is not as simple as being born in a par

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Grenada Introduces Individual Investor Category Under Its Citizenship Program at $150,000

January 7, 2018 News Grenada

The Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program has become even more attractive with the introduction of an Individual Inv

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Antigua and Barbuda Passes Legislation to Reduce Citizenship by Investment Contribution to $100,000 for a Family of up to 4

December 21, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has confirmed that the legislation is now passed to officially reduce

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How A Second Citizenship Could Change Your Child's Life

November 29, 2017 News

Your child’s passport could determine the course of his or her future. It’s an uncomfortable reality that many parent

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7 Questions with Les Khan on the Hurricane Relief Fund

November 5, 2017 Commentary St Kitts and Nevis

This interview with Mr. Les Khan was conducted at the PassPro Immigration Services office during his recent vi

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Older Dependent Children Now Eligible for Inclusion in Grenada Citizenship by Investment Application

November 5, 2017 News Grenada

The Grenada Citizenship by Investment Unit has announced that it has increased the ages of dependents eligib

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National Bank has not changed its money transfer policies according to CEO of St Kitts and Nevis CIU

October 24, 2017 St Kitts and Nevis

Les Khan, the CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of St Kitts and Nevis, recently completed a trip to Dubai

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Antigua and Barbuda Announces Reduction in Citizenship Investment to $100,000 for Family of 4

October 18, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Govenment of Antigua and Barbuda has stated its intention to reduce the investment threshold for the National Develo

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Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada to Enjoy Visa-Free Entry to Russia

October 4, 2017 St Kitts and Nevis Grenada

Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada will soon enjoy visa-free entry to Russia. The Russian Federat

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St Lucia and UAE Sign Visa-Waiver

September 27, 2017 News St Lucia

The Government of Saint Lucia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates have signed a visa waiver agreement that wi

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St Kitts and Nevis Announces Hurricane Relief Fund as Part of its Citizenship by Investment Program

September 24, 2017 St Kitts and Nevis

Fund contributions until March 30th 2018 will be USD150,000 for a Single Applicant and up to 3 dependents to allow

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Dominica Citizenship Through Investment to Become Even More Accessible starting September 1, 2017

August 31, 2017 Dominica

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit has announced changes to program fees for both the Government Fund and the A

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Change in Fees for Antigua Citizenship Program Increases Attractiveness to Families

August 24, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Antigua Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has announced a reduction in its processing fees that are expected to m

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3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Second Citizenship Program

August 21, 2017 News Guide

“Which program should I choose?” For any person thinking of investing in second citizenship, it is the most important

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4 Questions to Ask When Renouncing Your Citizenship

August 15, 2017 News Guide

Obtaining a new citizenship is a very exciting process. Being organized through the transition period can help make the

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Proposed Dominica International Airport Funded by CIP

August 7, 2017 News Dominica

The Dominica Government is in talks with the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) on the development of an

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Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia to Enjoy Visa-Free Access to Taiwan

July 13, 2017 News St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia

The Republic of China (Taiwan) announced visa-free entry for citizens of St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia

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Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda require visas to travel to Canada effective June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda require visas to travel to Canada.  A statement from the Communications Branch

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St Kitts-Nevis Passport Holders without Place of Birth Reminded to Apply for New Ones

May 30, 2017 News St Kitts and Nevis

The Ministry of National Security of St Kitts and Nevis has reminded all holders of St Kitts and Nevis passport&nbs

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Solid Due Diligence Procedures Critical to Success of Second Citizenship Applications in the Middle East

May 29, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda Commentary

PassPro COO Giselle Bru discussed challenges and solutions aimed at streamlining the application process at the Invest C

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How To Avoid Getting Cheated When Investing in a Second Passport

May 18, 2017 News Guide

Reproduced from an interview with PassPro COO in Al Arabiya English. In February, CNN’s Spanish-language channel

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New Biometric Passport for Antigua and Barbuda

April 10, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has begun the process of receiving applications for a new biometric passport (ePas

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St Kitts and Nevis Passport Ranks Number 1 in the Eastern Caribbean

March 13, 2017 News St Kitts and Nevis

The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, revealed last week that his country’s passp

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5 Requirements You Need to Apply for Second Citizenship

February 27, 2017 Guide

Are you thinking of joining the world of global citizens and enjoying all the freedom that comes with a second citizensh

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Will your Baby be an Expat When He is Born? Don’t Wait Too Long to Begin His Citizenship Application

February 15, 2017 News Guide

For the majority of couples expecting a new baby in the UAE, your baby will be an expat from the day he or she is born.

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Antigua and Barbuda’s New Policy on Diplomatic Passports Shows Commitment to Increasing Transparency

February 9, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda

In an effort to increase the level of transparency, accountability and legitimacy of diplomatic appointments, the Prime

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St Kitts and Nevis Launches New Interactive CIU Website

February 5, 2017 News St Kitts and Nevis

In the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at delivering a Platinum Standard of citizenship by investment, the

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Second Citizenship Now More Affordable for Larger Arab Families Looking to Secure Their Future

February 2, 2017 News St Kitts and Nevis

Competitive family investment packages and more inclusive age limits for dependents makes second citizenship a much soug

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UAE Citizens Enjoy Visa Free Entry to Antigua and Barbuda

January 17, 2017 News Antigua and Barbuda

Holders of regular and diplomatic passports from the United Arab Emirates can visit Antigua and Barbuda w

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Why 2017 is the Best Year to Invest in a Second Citizenship

January 12, 2017 News Guide

Ever thought a single decision could drastically change your life? The start of a new year is definitely the best time t

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St Lucian Citizenship by Investment Now Starts at USD100,000

January 6, 2017 News Guide St Lucia

Saint Lucia’s PM Allen Chastanet has issued a new amendment to its Citizenship by Investment Regulations that has made t

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St Kitts and Nevis Announces CBI Changes that will Benefit Families

January 5, 2017 News Guide St Kitts and Nevis

Effective January 1, 2017, investment in the Citizenship By Investment Program for St Kitts and Nevis has beco

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Dominica Amends Citizenship Law to Make Adding Dependents Easier and More Affordable for Families

December 6, 2016 News Dominica

The Caribbean island of the Commonwealth of Dominica has passed amendments to its Citizenship Law that are expected to m

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What Happens If an Applicant Fails a Due Diligence Check?

November 27, 2016 Guide

In Part Two of this series on background checks we explore what happens when an applicant fails a Due Diligence (DD) che

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St. Kitts-Nevis Consulate in Dubai Hosts Successful Anniversary Gala

November 26, 2016 News St Kitts and Nevis

Approximately 300 citizens and friends of St. Kitts and Nevis in Dubai joined in the celebration recognizing&n

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Desire to be A True International Citizen Drives Demand for Second Passports in the Region

November 23, 2016 News

As the number of HNWIs increase in emerging economies, so does the expectation for freedom of movement The growth of

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How Do Governments Conduct Background Checks?

November 14, 2016 Guide

In this two-part series we look at how Governments conduct background checks on applicants for second citizenship. Te

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Antigua and Barbuda advises Citizenship by Investment Option for Iranians

November 8, 2016 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of Antigua and Barbuda advised that Cabinet on Saturday 29th October 2016 noted

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What to Consider When Investing in Property for Citizenship

October 27, 2016 Guide

Investing in property is one of the most popular routes to second citizenship. Real estate offers the best match of m

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St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Investment Unit Announces a 60-day Accelerated Application Process

October 20, 2016 News St Kitts and Nevis

Les Khan, the CEO of the Citizenship Investment Unit (CIU) of St Kitts and Nevis announced a new Accelerated Application

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New CEO of CIU Les Khan to showcase St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship in Dubai

October 11, 2016 News St Kitts and Nevis

Les Khan, the newly appointed CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit of the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis, is o

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Hon. Gaston Browne: "Dubai's achievement is an inspiration for others"

October 11, 2016 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne highlighted the country’s vision for partnership and progr

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Visa Free Access to Ukraine for Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis

September 27, 2016 News St Kitts and Nevis

In a ceremony held on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week, St. Kitts and Nevis Mini

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Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis Now Enjoy Visa on Arrival to the Maldives

September 22, 2016 News St Kitts and Nevis

The Government of the Maldives has confirmed that citizens of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will no longer have

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Worried About Using Your Second Passport for the First Time?

September 18, 2016 Guide

So, you’ve successfully invested in a second passport and it’s time to use it to travel abroad. It’s natural to

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How Does Citizenship by Investment Benefit a Country? Part III - Emergency Funds and Philanthropic Support

September 18, 2016 Commentary

We all know the proverb “saving for a rainy day”. For many Caribbean Islands regularly struck by hurricanes, this is adv

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Why a Second Passport for Antigua & Barbuda? Top 5 Reasons

August 25, 2016 Antigua and Barbuda Commentary

PassPro spoke to Thomas Anthony, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Antigua and Bar

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Life After Brexit: What Does Travel to the EU Look Like for Holders of an Antiguan Passport?

August 25, 2016 Antigua and Barbuda Guide

Against all odds it happened – Britain voted out of the European Union in a referendum held earlier this year. While

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Antigua & Barbuda Update for ALL Economic Citizens: New Babies Can Be Added

August 3, 2016 News Antigua and Barbuda

The Citizenship By Investment Unit (CBIU) of Antigua and Barbuda has announced an update allowing Economic Citizens to a

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How Does Citizenship by Investment Benefit a Country? Part II – Global Exposure and Talent Building

June 30, 2016 Commentary

Most people talking about Citizenship by Investment focus on the monetary benefits of these programs on a country. Bu

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How Does Citizenship by Investment Benefit a Country? Part I – The Multiplier Effect

June 15, 2016 Commentary

The benefits of Citizenship by Investment for Economic Citizens are fairly well documented. From enjoying visa-free trav

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Citizenship by Investment agents need to play a stronger advisory role towards potential applicants

May 28, 2016 News Antigua and Barbuda

The inaugural Invest Caribbean conference in Antigua and Barbuda concluded on May 27, 2016 with a consensus that Citizen

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Need for standardized due diligence procedures dominate conversations at inaugural Invest Caribbean Conference

May 25, 2016 News Antigua and Barbuda

Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, stated that due diligence checks were the bedrock of sustaina

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Top 3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Second Passport

March 17, 2016 Guide

Investing in a second passport can’t be viewed as a transaction. It is a life-long relationship between you and your new

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