Welcome to the World of Citizenship by Investment and Donation

Welcome to the World of  Citizenship by Investment and Donation

#RealEstate #citizenship #donation #investment #passport #EU There are 10+ countries where you can obtain citizenship simply by buying property. Many of these countries, in addition to offering citizenship by real estate or business investment, have citizenship-by-donation programs too. There are other countries that offer residency following investment, which can later lead to citizenship, these are called […]

Get Foreign Citizenship and a 2nd Passport in as Little as 2 Yrs

Get Foreign Citizenship and a 2nd Passport in as Little as 2 Yrs

#foreign #citizenship #passport “You have to move to 1 these countries 1st, but you do not have to trace your genealogy to them to qualify.” — Paul Ebeling If you have given consideration to securing citizenship and a 2nd passport, here are several countries where the process of citizenship-by-naturalization is relatively quick. Argentina: 2 years […]

Record Number of Americans Saying ‘Goodbye America’

Record Number of Americans Saying ‘Goodbye America’

#Americans #passports #expat #citizenship Recently, President Trump hosted a naturalization ceremony at the White House, aired during the Republican National Convention. “You have earned the most prized, treasured, cherished, and priceless possession anywhere in the world,” he told the 5 new United States citizens. “It’s called American citizenship.” Prized? Perhaps, but not priceless. A record number of […]

President Trump to Crackdown on Birth Tourism

President Trump to Crackdown on Birth Tourism

The Trump Administration is planning to crack down on the practice of birth tourism, where thousands of foreign pregnant women enter the US on a visa, give birth to children who automatically gain American citizenship, and then take the babies back home or to another country. The move comes as President Trump continues to buckle […]

REAL ID: What It is, How to Get It

REAL ID: What It is, How to Get It

Only about 42% of Americans have a passport. That number has gone up in the last 20 years. In Y 1997 only 15% of Americans had 1. Now more than 50% of Americans are rely on their driver’s license as identification when they take a domestic commercial flight, that may be about to change. Americans […]

President Trump, “I will order an end to birthright citizenship.”

President Trump, “I will order an end to birthright citizenship.”

President Trump, “I will order an end to birthright citizenship.” President Trump, “The birthright citizenship, the anchor baby, birthright citizenship, it’s over, not going to happen.” President Donald Trump is intensifying his hard-line immigration stance heading into the midterm Congressional elections He declared that he wants to order an end to the “ridiculous” constitutional right to citizenship […]

Trump Administration Ramps Up Denaturalization Campaign

Trump Administration Ramps Up Denaturalization Campaign

The Trump Administration Ramps Up Denaturalization Campaign Immigration officials have reviewed possible fraud in the cases of thousands of naturalized citizens in Los Angeles to revoke citizenship. The Trump Administration is ramping up denationalization, a complex process once primarily reserved for war criminals and human rights violators. A Citizenship and Immigration Services team in Los […]

Expat Americans Continue to Renounce Citizenship

Expat Americans Continue to Renounce Citizenship

Expat Americans Continue to Renounce Citizenship A steady stream of American citizens reportedly have renounced their citizenship since the implementation of stricter tax rules. Many Americans who live in other countries face higher tax bills, difficulty in obtaining and keeping financial accounts and complex retirement savings rules Some advocates urge the US government to tax […]

US Census 2020 To Include Citizenship Question

US Census 2020 To Include Citizenship Question

US Census 2020 To Include Citizenship Question The 2020 Census will include a question about respondents’ citizenship status. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made the announcement via a letter to Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Karen Dunn Kelley that was posted to the department’s website. Secretary Ross detailed the process of reviewing the pros and cons of asking […]

FATCA Must Be ‘Killed” by This GOP Congress

FATCA Must Be ‘Killed” by This GOP Congress

FATCA Must Be ‘Killed” by This GOP Congress The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) imposed a worldwide financial disclosure information regime on every financial institution in the world, it is an international nightmare. There are several major problems with FATCA which are widely discussed and debated. FATCA was passed into law in Y 2010 […]

Thailand’s “Elite Ultimate Privilege” Residency Program

Thailand’s “Elite Ultimate Privilege” Residency Program

Thailand’s “Elite Ultimate Privilege” Residency Program The Thai government has started offering “elite” residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (£2,403) a year, aimed at capitalizing on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration. There are 7 different packages, with the most expensive being the “Elite […]

Prominent US Lawmakers Urge President Trump to Repeal FATCA

Prominent US Lawmakers Urge President Trump to Repeal FATCA

Prominent US Lawmakers Urge President Trump to Repeal FATCA Rep. Mark Meadows and Sen. Rand Paul have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney urging President Trump take action to “mitigate the ongoing damage” caused by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and quickly repeal the law. FATCA […]

Americans Renouncing Citizenship in Record Numbers

Americans Renouncing Citizenship in Record Numbers

Americans Renouncing Citizenship in Record Numbers A record 5,409 Americans renounced their citizenship last year, including 2,364 in the 4th Quarter,  primarily because of the nation’s tax system, Fortune magazine reported Monday The spike is more than 26% increase from the 4,279 who handed in their passports in Y 2015, federal records show. According to […]

Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship Over FATCA Tax Law, Not Donald Trump

Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship Over FATCA Tax Law, Not Donald Trump

Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship Over FATCA Tax Law, Not Donald Trump The number of individuals who renounced their US citizenship for Q-3 of Y 2016 was the 2nd-highest in history at 1,380, US Treasury Department reported. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which enacted in Y 2010, and took years to implement, is “having […]

Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market

Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market

Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market Issuing such visas will encourage a retirement market in Dubai Dubai’s real estate market could receive a boost from long-term investors if they are provided with longer-stay visas, experts say. Currently, the regulations for property visas in the UAE are rigorous and investors need to meet […]

Donald Trump, “We are Going to Enforce our Laws on Immigration”

Donald Trump, “We are Going to Enforce our Laws on Immigration”

Donald Trump, “We are Going to Enforce our Laws on Immigration” Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be willing to work with those who have followed US laws while living in the country. His comments came signaled a softening in his immigration position to bolster support among moderate voters and minority groups, and will outline his […]

Melania Trump Obtained a Proper Work Visa Modeling in the US

Melania Trump Obtained a Proper Work Visa Modeling in the US

Melania Trump Obtained a Proper Work Visa Modeling in the US Melania Trump’s former modeling agent said Thursday that she obtained a work Visa before she modeled professionally in the United States in the mid-1990’s. His comments came in response to the media’s questions about possible violations of US immigration rules. In an interview, Mrs. […]