PassPro投资第二公民身份的完整指南

您需要了解的关于从塞浦路斯到加勒比海的投资第二公民身份信息

 
 
 

关于投资第二公民身份的10个常见问题

无论您是在一段时间内一直在考虑投资第二公民身份,还是只是最近才开始探索这一想法,您的脑海中都会有许多疑问。在PassPro移民服务处,我们每天帮助我们的客户回答这些问题,并利用我们的经验来整理这份有用的指南,该指南回答了10个最常见的问题。本指南还包括获得第二公民身份的最佳技巧,并可以帮助您确定适合您的计划。我们希望它能帮助您追求充满机会且更加自由的生活。

 
 
 
Family Security via Citizenship by Investment
 

想象美好的未来

“如果您希望自己与家人能享受更大的自由和灵活性,那么投资第二公民身份可以帮助您实现目标。” PassPro首席运营官Giselle Bru。

免签证前往世界上一些最好的商务中心,享受钱生钱带来的灵活性,保障您和家人拥有安全和稳定的未来……显然,投资第二公民身份是一个明智的选择。随着投资第二公民身份的成本越来越低,这种无需居住要求就可获得第二公民身份的合法途径正日益被视为捍卫成功未来的宝贵途径——这就是PassPro移民服务的目标所在。PassPro总部位于阿拉伯联合酋长国迪拜,是一家获得政府批准的领先咨询机构,可提供第二公民身份服务,它向世界各地的客户打开了机遇的大门。从一开始,我们的投资公民身份咨询机构就为许多新企业提供了支持,并为来自30多个不同国家的客户处理了数百份申请。

Changing lives

Our deep experience and strong local links make us exceptionally capable of representing clients to achieve successful citizenship approval. One of the most common scenarios among our clients is that they are accomplished in business but continue to face challenges when it comes to ease of travel and expanding their business into new markets. Plus, for those who come a second citizenship by investment opens the door to more options for pursuing further education for their children and, in the future, a solid solution for residency and retirement. PassPro focuses on the Citizenship by Investment programs (CIPs) of Cyprus and the Caribbean region and is a government authorized representative of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, and Saint Lucia.

How does it work?

Simply get in touch and our second citizenship consultants will review your needs to confirm if a second citizenship is a suitable path to take. Next, a short questionnaire will help to pinpoint which citizenship by investment program would be the best fit. PassPro devotes ample time to screening clients and carrying out due diligence. We rely on word of mouth so we wouldn’t process any application that could damage us. The service we provide is based on trust, as our clients essentially invite us into their lives. They share a lot of private information, so confidentiality is key and we take pride in maintaining the utmost discretion. Once an application is initiated, we concentrate our efforts on making the paperwork as thorough as possible, plugging any gaps of information as required, and ensuring all essential supporting documents are presented in the correct format. Potential queries are anticipated and answered to help ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible and the file does not get delayed for any reason. The research and information compiling phase usually takes around 10 days to three weeks. We strive to maintain an impeccable reputation, which is why we focus on quality of applications, rather than quantity.

A bespoke approach

There are many companies that do what we do, but a personalized approach and dedication to our clients is what makes us stand out. We care about the journey the client has along the way and it’s our mission to maintain long-term relationships by ensuring a hassle-free process. Processing a second citizenship application usually takes three to six months and, once you've obtained your second passport, we will continue to support your second citizenship journey. All our clients gain access to the MyPassPro information and service portal, which is regularly updated and provides an easy way to contact us. The process can be life-changing and when we hand over a client’s second passport it can feel quite emotional, as we appreciate the impact it can have on their lives and that of future generations. It’s something that stays with you forever.”

Giselle Bru, COO, PassPro Immigration Services
 
 
 

1. 为什么我应该考虑投资第二公民身份?

Visa Free Travel With Second Citizenship By Investment 作为一个特定国家的公民,而不是一个临时居民,不仅给您带来归属感。公民身份会促使您与该国建立联系,并与该国的经济,法律和投资潜力保持联系。确实,获得公民身份作为永久的法律地位,可以使您处于强势地位,因为这使您在余生中与该国所有其他公民处于平等地位。您将享受与在该国出生的个人所享有的相同权利和机会,包括自由出国旅行和使用有关国家的护照重新入境的权利,以及利用相同机会的可能性提供给国民。简单的说,获得第二公民身份是一个决定性的选择,可以改变您的生活,并让您获得世界各地更好的前景。因此,毫不奇怪的是,这项投资越来越被视为您可以做出的最有价值的投资之一。毫无疑问,动机因人而异,但是,前往世界近80%国家(取决于您选择的计划)的免签证旅行是一项重要资产,可让您在生活和事务管理中享有更大的灵活性。

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Even if you’re used to traveling far and wide without a hitch, it’s worth bearing in mind that visa requirements are reliant on current foreign affairs policies and could change in the future – something a second citizenship can help to safeguard against by offering alternative options. With a second citizenship, you can also take advantage of greater financial flexibility , without any need to reside in your adopted country.

This paves the way for expanded individual and corporate asset management options that, in turn, will allow you to maximize the benefits from your income and assets wherever you live. Plus, some countries offer investment packages that include a real estate asset that has the capacity to generate rental income and can be sold after a number of years if desired, allowing you to recoup part of your investment. On a personal level, citizenship can be passed on to your children , providing a secure and stable second home for you and your family. This is especially relevant for those in destinations affected by war and political turmoil, for whom strong global mobility is a window to a better quality of life – not to mention a solid option for residency and retirement further down the line. If you’re thinking it sounds too good to be true, rest assured that investing in second citizenship is 100% legal. The regulations governing a Citizenship By Investment program (CIP) are set out by the respective country’s Constitutional Acts and are strictly binding. Once second citizenship is granted, it is done so for life and can never be revoked, so you can feel confident your newfound status is secure.

 
 

2. 获得公民身份的方式有哪些?

Citizenship By Investment Routes & Options得知可以以不同方式获得或授予公民身份,您可能会感到惊讶。此外,每个国家都有自己的政策、规则或标准,以确定谁有权获得公民身份以及如何获得公民身份。因此,我们将专注于获得公民身份的最常见方法…

出生地,确定公民身份的一种常见方式是出生地 - 被称为soli(拉丁语,意思是“土壤权”)。目前,一些国家(加拿大和美国)提供不受限制的土地权利。在其他一些国家中,土壤权也受到限制,要求子女的父母中至少有一方在子女出生时是该国公民、国民或合法永久居民,或者至少有一方在该国居住了一段特定的时间。法律因国家而异。

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Via the parents. There is also jus sanguinis (meaning ‘right of blood’), where the nationality of an individual is determined by the nationality of one or both of the parents, irrespective of where he or she is born. Several countries – many in Europe whose populations historically left home to settle in other parts of the world – also grant citizenship by descent up to two or three generations of ancestorship.

By naturalization. If you have long been settled abroad, you may be eligible to apply to be naturalized in order to become a legally recognized citizen of that country. A selection of countries, such as New Zealand, offer this although there are specific requirements, like having been a legal resident for a certain amount of time, the intention to continue living there, having a good command of the local language and demonstrating a good character.

Citizenship by investment. Jus pecuniae, the acquisition of citizenship through financial contribution, is a quick and simple legal route to acquiring a second citizenship with investment programs becoming increasingly competitive. Selected countries have been offering this for more than 30 years, with Antigua and Barbuda, Cyprus, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and Saint Lucia among the most popular second citizneship programs currently available. Each offers a number of ways to invest and different benefits alongside.

How is second citizenship by investment legal?

In short, what makes these programs legal is the presence of Constitutional Acts that detail how an individual can acquire citizenship through investment, and ensure that citizenship granted is for life. The respective country’s Constitutional Acts explain exactly how the applicant can invest in citizenship. Most of the Caribbean citizenship programs, for instance, require the investor to apply through an authorized agent and invest in government funds or approved real estate projects, business ventures or government bonds.

Of course, for any legal second citizenship program, applicants will need to undergo a due diligence check and prove that he or she has clean a source of funds. As long as the criteria is met and all the paperwork is in order, it’s a very secure and straightforward process.

Residency vs. Citizenship Five important points to consider…

  1. It’s for life. One major difference between residency and citizenship is that some residency permits, like those issued in certain GCC countries, have an expiry date attached, whereas citizenship is for life. Many of those seeking a second citizenship by investment are unlikely to want to reside in the country they're applying to, but want to enjoy the travel benefits while living in their current country of residence.
  2. You do not have to relocate. Acquiring citizenship through permanent residency programs can be time-consuming, as it often requires you to physically live in the country – which can involve uprooting your family and starting afresh with your business. Plus, eligibility rules can change based upon government policy. Many businesspeople cannot afford to make such a dramatic shift, making citizenship by investment an attractive alternative.
  3. It cannot be revoked. Once second citizenship is granted, you have it – and the right to a passport of that country – for life. The only way it can be revoked is if it was discovered that you provided false information in your application, the conditions of granting citizenship were fraudulently met, or if any information comes to light that will bring the country into disrepute.
  4. You can pass it on. Many of the most popular second citizenship programs allow you to pass on the citizenship to your children through registration – this is a benefit that residency programs simply do not offer.
  5. It’s a stable option. The requirements one needs to meet to acquire permanent residency can change according to the politics of the country. With Brexit, for instance, there has been uncertainty around the future of EU nationals living in the UK who do not hold British citizenship – namely their right to live and work there – and how this may change if new laws are passed as Britain leaves the EU.
 
 

3. 典型的申请步骤包括哪些?

Application For Legal Second Citizenship by Investment我们的实用指南重点介绍了遵循的典型步骤,并说明PassPro如何为您提供帮助…

步骤 1

选择您的投资第二公民身份计划,在第一步中,您必须选择获取与您的个人资料和您所符合的资格条件最匹配的第二公民身份计划。 PassPro很乐意指导您进行选择。我们可以通过与您私下交谈来全面了解您的情况。

步骤2

收集必要的文件 您的公民身份顾问将为您提供一份必要的文件清单,以推动该流程的进行。原则上,要申请任何相关计划,您必须提供5项基本文件,即资金证明(包括提交申请前12个月的银行对账单)、有效的居住证明,例如带有您居住地址的水电费账单、由政府签发的有效身份证件(例如驾照)、必须经签发文件国家外交部证明的有效出生证明和结婚证(如适用)以及来自您所在国家以及您过去10年中所在国家居住超过6个月的任何国家的有效警方通关证明。在此阶段,如果您正在投资房地产,则还需要保留财产。

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Step 3

Preparing the file. This is where PassPro’s expertise comes to the fore. The expert consultants review your application with a fine-toothed comb, as it is their duty to anticipate any potential issues and solve them in advance in order to avoid any delay. For example, PassPro is able to assist with translations when needed, gain any necessary legalizations, and ensure all the documents are supplied in the required format, and that there are no missing signatures, expired documents or any other discrepancies that slip through the net. You are kept firmly in the loop at every stage.

Step 4

Submit the application and pay the due diligence fees. PassPro will facilitate a secure and trusted payment option.

Step 5

Due diligence is carried out by the government. The due diligence check takes about four weeks, on average.

Step 6

Approval is received. The investment is paid directly to the government at this stage.

Step 7

You will receive your naturalization certificate. This is the most important document you will receive as proof of your legal second citizenship, so keep it safe.

Step 8

You will get your second passport. You can travel on it the same day, if you wish.

 
 

4. 可能的投资途径有哪些?

Buy Real Estate & Get Citizenship取决于国家政策,申请人通常可以采用以下三种投资途径:向政府基金提供不可退款的捐款,投资于已批准的房地产项目或已授权的企业。

如果您向政府基金捐款 您的投资将用于支持选定企业发展的基金,其中包括为基础设施项目提供资金,作为应对自然灾害的应急或恢复基金,或提供医疗和教育等重要服务。这些资金只能用于政府规定的特定用途。资金使用经常作为年度预算计划的一部分进行讨论。

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Investing in property is one of the most popular routes to legal second citizenship as it offers a good match of mutual interests – the country offering second citizenship benefits from your investment directly through building long-term physical assets and using local providers, while you benefit from gaining a legal second citizenship. You also have an asset in hand to sell after the initial holding period. In the Caribbean, investments can only be made in a government approved real estate project. When choosing a property to invest in, it is important to pay attention to the location. Pick an approved project in a prime tourist area that, coupled with a country’s good air links and solid tourism infrastructure, means you can look at earning good returns on your investment when you decide to resell or rent out your property. Projects that are backed by a branded hotel, for instance, will manage the property and rental of the units and some guarantee a fixed rate of rental returns during the initial period of investment so you should look for the best overall package. PassPro can help advise you on this. PassPro only works with reputable developers and complexes that have been inspected and vetted first-hand by a member of the team so the company can personally vouch for the quality. PassPro uses knowledge built over many years to keep your best interests at heart and can also help you pick a unit with intrinsic value that can be rented or sold after the holding period. Its experienced employees can also negotiate the best terms of purchase and vet contracts on your behalf. The team will go through the small print to ensure all the details are correct.

Investing in an approved business is another viable way to invest. Usually, the government will outline a number of business opportunities in priority investment sectors, which can include sectors such as agriculture, renewable energy, geothermal energy, transport and healthcare services. The common thread between the different countries offering this as a means of investment, however, is that it requires the investor or group of investors to put in a prescribed amount of investment to help finance a business that creates a set number of local jobs.

Government fund: Investment starts at US$100,000
Real estate: Investment starts at US$200,000
Local business/enterprise project: Investment starts at US$1.5 million

 
 

5. 如何选择最适合我的计划?

Choosing The Best Citizenship By Investment Program您选择的投资第二公民身份计划将取决于您的个人情况。然而,在选择第二公民身份计划时,有三个关键因素需要考虑,从长远来看,这将给您和您的家人带来价值。

您的未来计划 对于单身申请者和年轻夫妇,您是否打算将来建立家庭是一个至关重要的考虑因素,因为以后获得新配偶或新生婴儿的公民身份的费用因计划而异。因此,您在决定长期家庭计划时应该将此因素纳入考虑范畴内。有些计划提供免费新生儿登记服务,而另一些则需收取少许费用。每个国家都有自己的新生儿登记流程。一旦获得第二公民身份,您就可以在任何需要帮助的时候使用我的PassPro服务与我们取得联系。

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Your number of dependents. Those with large families should bear in mind that certain countries offer more competitive investment packages for groups. Plus, if you are applying for yourself and a number of dependents, consider choosing the real estate investment route, which may be more economical as you can sell the asset and recover part of your investment further down the line.

Your travel goals. If you travel frequently to certain countries, consider looking more closely at the programs that offer visa free access or a visa-on-arrival to different parts of the world, including key business hubs. This is especially worth checking if any country in particular is important for your regular work or personal travel needs, although this should not be a primary deciding factor, as visa-free access is reliant on current foreign affairs policies and could change in the future.

 
 

6. 政府如何进行背景调查?

Due Diligence For Second Citizenship By Investment背景调查主要涉及以下五个要素,即申请人的信誉、性格、资金来源、财富来源以及犯罪记录(如有)。政府会通过第三方进行独立的尽职调查,主要通过当地的开源信息和情报进行调查。例如,这包括检查官方注册表中的个人出生证明,当地媒体出版物以及公司地址以确保其公司的合法性。

在尽职调查过程中还应用了三级审核,在此期间,执法机构和国际刑警组织将对个人进行了审查,以确保他们不会因任何犯罪活动而被列入黑名单。例如,有时候,如果某人经营现金业务,这可能会提醒当局,并使他们更全面地检查有关个人的账目,以排除任何对洗钱和恐怖分子融资的怀疑。通常,有些人,尤其是中东人,会使用相同的名字,这也可能是个潜在的问题。当申请人的名字与黑名单上出现的名字相似时,尽职调查提供者有责任进行彻底检查,以确认申请人的真实身份。如果沿途发现有质疑申请人的性格和背景的信息,则根据所需证据,告知代理人员并给予反驳或解释此信息的机会。

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Reasons for rejection There are two main reasons why an application for citizenship by investment can be denied, based upon a background check.

Security risk. If an applicant is deemed a security risk due to a previous criminal conviction or suspected money laundering activities, they would receive an automatic denial.

Reputational risk. Anyone who has had a civil suit against them or their business won’t automatically be denied but they would need to have mentioned it and to be able to explain it in a satisfactory manner in order for the application to progress. Any recommendation for denial will be taken up by a technical committee independently commissioned by the government, which will reconfirm the decision after ensuring due process has been carried out. If the applicant is deemed a reputational risk the processing agent is informed and asked to present any further documentation that could sway the decision, supported by the necessary affidavits. The technical committee then evaluates all the information presented before taking a decision. With all this in mind, it is crucial to be completely transparent when filling out an application. Don’t leave out any information as it will be discovered and it will cause more issues if this happens at the DD stage than if it is declared upfront. Furthermore, it is vital to share complete information. Don’t leave out information about any companies you operate, as PassPro will be asked to explain your relationship to them and how they impact your source of funds and wealth. Ultimately, applicants must bear in mind that citizenship is a privilege not a right. Governments have a duty to their existing citizens and to ensure that any new citizenships do not compromise the safety and reputation of the nation and its people. PassPro's goal is to ensure that applicants of good character are approved in a timely and efficient manner.

 
 

7. 第二公民身份将如何使我的孩子和我的生意受益?

Second Citizenship by Investment For Your Family考虑家人时,请务必牢记,很多最受欢迎的第二公民身份计划都会邀请您将国籍传给孩子,从而使您为自己和家人建立一个安全稳定的未来。在申请时,您可以将您的配偶和任何受抚养子女纳入同一申请中。许多提供投资公民身份计划(CIPs)的国家都是著名大学的所在地,在这里您的孩子可以继续接受高等教育。例如,加勒比海地区的许多教育机构都与美国的机构建立了联系,这些机构可以提供机会,让您的孩子接收高等教育。此外,您的孩子将有更多选择进入世界各地学校的机会,因为他们可以轻松地获得赴英国,欧洲,澳大利亚和加拿大等国的学习签证。

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TOP OF THE CLASS
The Caribbean is home to a number of leading universities. Here’s a selection of the best…

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine. Founded in 2004, AUA is a great choice for those who want to study medicine. It has an impressive 96% first time pass rate for USMLE Step 1 (the most important exam for medical students in the US and the Caribbean) and a growing network of 35 hospital affiliates across the US and Canada.

University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA ). Aspiring physicians, nurses, postgraduates and researchers can head to UHSA, which opened in 1982. Graduates have obtained residencies in many medical specialties at hospitals and medical centers across the US.

St. George's University (SGU). Located in Grenada, SGU has been established for more than 40 years and has produced more than 17,000 graduates, including physicians, veterinarians, scientists and public health and business professionals. The university offers medical and veterinary medical degrees and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health and business. Undergraduate degree programs are also available through its School of Arts and Sciences. SGU is affiliated with educational institutions around the world, including in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia.

Ross University. This premier School of Veterinary Medicine was launched in 1982, and has graduated more than 4,000 veterinarians from its campus in Saint Kitts.

All Saints University. With a campus in Dominica, this university helps those seeking a career in medicine to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree. The first Canadian-owned and operated medical school in the Caribbean, it is the educational destination of choice for more than 1,000 medical students from at least 35 different countries. It facilitates clinical clerkships and training at top-notch ACGMEaccredited/teaching hospitals across the US.

Medical University of the Americas. Located on Nevis, this university was founded over 20 years ago and believes students are best taught medicine in small classes, with one-on-one instruction. It's committed to providing an education on par with US and Canadian medical schools.

Your business

There are many businesspeople who have lived abroad for decades – such as those settled in the Arab Gulf States – but who still face many challenges on account of their nationality of birth, if they originally hail from a war-torn or unstable country. When it comes to opening bank accounts, wiring money for foreign transactions or even applying for a business license, individuals from countries on the United Nations sanctioned list, or places that have had recent conflicts or a refugee crisis (such as Syria, Libya, Yemen or Iraq) can face challenges no matter how settled and financially secure they are. In turn, this can become a roadblock to doing business in the West – and often even within the Arab world.

Second citizenship brings with it a range of benefits that can have a positive impact on your ability to do business. It is increasingly being viewed as a smart solution to ease access to global travel and banking, and the good news is that the investment packages are becoming more competitive. PassPro receives a lot of inquiries from clients in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, India and Pakistan where there is a very active and connected start-up community and news of the life-changing benefits of second citizenship quickly spreads by word of mouth. Having a citizenship of a neutral country can make it very easy to apply for business licenses without facing unfair prejudice, allowing you to expand your business in markets all over the world.

Understanding how you want to utilize your second citizenship can help you decide upon the best citizenship by investment program for you.

Caricom 101

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a grouping of 20 countries, stretching from The Bahamas in the north to Suriname and Guyana in South America, that is home to approximately 16 million citizens. The 15 main Member States are Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; Saint Lucia; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; and Trinidad and Tobago. Associate Members are: Anguilla; Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; and Turks and Caicos Islands. CARICOM passport holders benefit from freedom of movement in this part of the world, including the right to live, study, work, and import and export goods, providing a coveted opportunity to expand your business.

 
 

8. 为公民身份购买房地产是否是一项良好的投资?

Buy Property & Get Citizenship

在加勒比地区购买房地产。

如果您喜欢美丽的海滩,宜人的天气和悠闲的生活方式,那么在加勒比海地区拥有一处住宅可能对您来说是梦想成真。好消息是,这里便宜的房产价格绝对会让您大吃一惊,真的是购买房地产的天堂。每个加勒比岛屿都以其热带气候而闻名,拥有独特的文化和历史特色。度假者会从当地人轻松的生活方式中获得启发,可以轻松放慢脚步,发现更多音乐,艺术和美食,同时欣赏触手可及的迷人自然风光。确实,加勒比海地区促使了全球酒店品牌的大量发展,这预示着房地产以及整个加勒比海地区价值的总体上升。此外,加勒比海地区正成为越来越受欢迎的游轮停靠点,这将为其海岸带来更多的高消费游客。从长远来看,无论市场情况如何,拥有着天堂岛一般的房产总是需求量很大的。此外,平均而言,您在投资上所获得的5%的回报率高于存在大多数储蓄账户中的收益。再加上您投资房地产的同时还获得了护照和终身第二公民身份,真是物有所值啊。

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Buying property in the Cyprus.

When obtaining Cyprus citizenship by investment, investing in real estate is one of the most popular routes to take. As there are no "Approved Projects" and therefore no restriction in terms of what properties you can buy, you are advised to visit the country to make your chosen investment. PassPro recommends staying a minimum of five working days to explore the options thoroughly, as there are several ways in which you can invest, the team will personally accompany you to help you explore the options. The investment(s) need to be held for a minimum of three years after which they can be sold, if desired. Rental income can be drawn on it during this time – just remember that income generated in Cyprus is subject to tax based on your personal tax status in Cyprus.

When house hunting, you'll have plenty of options to pick from, such as holiday homes in popular resort destinations like Larnaca and commercial and residential offerings in those areas aimed at the local Cypriot market. Limassol is the main business city in the country, which is currently undergoing a number of exciting developments, while top tourist spot Paphos is home to family-friendly facilities, including an international school. PassPro will gladly assist in choosing property that best fits your needs with regards to how you wish to use the asset and if you intend to sell the unit(s) after the lock-in period. While you're visiting, you will also need to complete your biometrics, which is needed in order to issue your Permanent Resident (PR) card.

Where to buy?

Paphos

Paphos is a cosmopolitan holiday resort, yet it also has spectacular countryside and historical sites to explore. Visitors can enjoy the sea and the mountains, and get a taste of the island's culture by discovering its many archaeological sites. A popular activity is swimming in the sea by the Petra tou Romiou rocks, where Aphrodite is believed to have risen from the waves.

Limassol

Cyprus' second largest city, Limassol is home to the island’s main port, and is a bustling holiday resort. From its glamorous marina and archaeological monuments, to its 15km-long coastline flanked by restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and entertainment venues, this vibrant city is thriving. It will soon be home to a new multi-million-dollar casino resort, which will be the largest casino in Europe.

Larnaca

Compact and authentic, Larnaca is Cyprus' longest continually inhabited region, with a history that dates back 4,000 years. Now a modern city, it attracts a healthy blend of locals and visitors eager to explore its varied coastline, shopping and dining venues and fascinating architecture.

Top tips for Investors

What to bear in mind when picking a property…

Location. Pick a project in a prime tourist area in a CIP destination that has good air links and a solid tourism infrastructure. This way, you can look at earning good returns on your investment when you decide to rent out your property.

Consult a trusted advisor. PassPro can offer dependable and accurate advice to ensure the property you buy has intrinsic worth. A good citizenship by investment agent is also handy at the contract preparation stage as he or she will vet contracts on your behalf, pick the best units within a complex, and negotiate the best terms of purchase.

Read the fine print. When paying property reservation fees, some agents charge a percentage of the value of the property while others charge a fixed fee. Whatever you pay, always ensure that the property reservation fees are fully refundable in the rare case your second citizenship application isn’t approved.

Read up on the developer. Focus on projects that are backed by a well-established and experienced team that has a proven track record and offers a turnkey management and maintenance contract. Shop around for the best packages that protect the long-term value of your asset and generate income during the holding period.

 
 

9. 在更改或放弃我的出生公民身份之前,我应该做些什么准备?

Citizenship By Investment Programs获得新的公民身份是令人兴奋的。在过渡期间进行有组织的计划可以简化流程,并让您立即享受新公民身份带来的好处。

在考虑更改或获得第二公民身份时,需要考虑四个关键事项。 首先是您是否需要签证才能进入自己的祖国。如果您在原籍国有家庭或业务考虑因素,那么应优先考虑您自由进入本国的能力。

如果您的祖国不允许双重国籍,请申请长期签证或调查您的国家是否提供允许您与出生国家保持持久联系的计划或特殊身份。例如授予印度前公民的印度海外公民身份。

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Next, consider if you will pay exit taxes. Certain countries such as the US levy a tax on exiting or expatriating citizens. Estate taxes and gift taxes paid on transferring your property to non-US citizens can also be higher than transferring them to US citizens. Have your accountant look carefully into the implications of renouncing your citizenship to ensure you do not make any avoidable costly errors in managing the process.

It is also prudent to consider how you will access your money and assets in your home country. Certain kinds of bank accounts can only be operated by citizens, while foreign ownership of specific categories of land (such as agricultural land) and media companies is regulated via citizenship. Many countries impose laws governing who can own a majority stake in a company. Get professional advice in structuring all your assets to ensure you continue to have the level of access to them you desire.

Lastly, look into whether you can travel freely with your children across international borders. Many countries have checks and balances in place to curb the threat of child trafficking. These can include asking for letters of authorization to travel with your children (minors) when they hold a different nationality from your own. Ensure that you research the exit and entry procedures of any country you plan on traveling to if your children hold a different nationality to ensure you do not end up on the wrong side of border protection.

Duplicity rules

The legalities around second citizenship differ depending on your nationality…

If you're... Russian.

Dual nationality is legal for Russian citizens, but not declaring it is a criminal offence so you must notify the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs. Parents are also responsible for declaring the second citizenship of children under 18.

If you're… Indian

The Indian constitution does not allow or recognise dual citizenship. Instead, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) who have acquired citizenship of a foreign country, other than Pakistan and Bangladesh, are eligible to be granted Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) status, as long as their home countries allow second citizenship in some form or the other under their local laws.

If you're… American

US law does not mention dual nationality, or require a person to choose one nationality or another. A US citizen may naturalize in a foreign state without any risk to his or her US citizenship. However, persons who acquire a foreign nationality after age 18 by applying for it may relinquish their US nationality if they wish to do so.

If you're… Iraqi

Dual nationality is allowed, so it is possible for an Iraqi citizen to keep an Iraqi passport, despite having a foreign nationality, unless he declares a written abandonment of the Iraqi nationality.

If you're… Lebanese

Lebanon accepts the principle of dual citizenship. Acquiring another nationality does not result in losing the original Lebanese citizenship.

Need to know

Some countries allow dual citizenship and some don’t. Therefore, it is recommended that you contact your embassy for the most up-to-date information on your government’s legal view on second citizenship and how that will impact your status if you apply.

 
 

10. 我获得了第二公民身份,我还需要了解什么?

Second Citizenship Programs首先,祝贺您做出改变人生的决定,享受新的生活,让您拥有更多的选择,自由和可能性。既然您已经合法地获得了第二公民身份,那么重要的是要始终确保自己的文件安全。入籍证明等同于您的出生证明,因此不应丢失。请不要随身携带这些证件。您可以随身携带副本,并将原件与您的其他重要文件一起存放在安全,防火的地方。建议将这些文件放在家里专用且安全的地方。

您需要确保您的证件在您当前居住的任何地方都有效。为此,您最好前往您所在国家的代表和外交部对您的文件进行认证,以证明其真实性。

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When you are traveling, research some basic information about the country and ensure that anyone traveling with you is also aware of how you obtained citizenship, and can answer basic questions. Remember, it is a legal route but you may still be questioned at immigration, so answer factually and calmly.

Always carry emergency contact details, and a printed copy of the visa advisory from IATA and any communication you’ve had with various embassies regarding visa-free travel, as some immigration or airline staff may not be very well informed. MyPassPro offers access to IATA’s up-to-date visa advisory service and you are always recommended to contact the nearest embassy or consulate for the most recent and up-to-date visa information on any country you plan on traveling to.

If you lose your passport or need to renew it, you can do so at the embassy that is geographically closest to you. Alternatively, PassPro can take care of all your requests, including the renewal and any No Objection Certificates (NOCs) that are needed in order for it to be processed.

 
 

基本文件清单

通过我们的基本文件清单确保申请过程的顺利进行

文件清单–重要提示

  • 所有文件必须翻译成英文
  • 确保您的文件是由相关政府部门签发的(例如,出生证明应由登记员或类似的官方政府机构签发,而不是由医院签发)
  • 确保您的名字清楚地出现在所有文件上
  • 请记住,某些文件(例如居住证明或警方通关证明)有到期日期。在大多数国家,这些文件自签发之日起有效期为三个月,但在某些情况下,有效期可能仅为一个月。请确保在文件签发后立即提交,以免到期。
 
 
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