Inter alia, our law firm specializes in immigration investment schemes for high net worth individuals. Our Dominica office is the official holder of a license to promote the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) and our Roseau Dominica office is a government approved agent for the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program. Our Dominica office is run by the local Attorney and Accredited Non-resident Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr. Lennox Lawrence. The undersigned is the appointed Consul of the Commonwealth of Dominica in Greece. Furthermore we hold Government Licenses for the promotion and the CIP applications filling in Antigua and Grenada.
The purpose of this email is to greatly introduce you with the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs along with the Greek Residency Schemes.
Although the above schemes are favorite to persons who are seeking visa free international mobility, they are used by sophisticated investors as the ultimate tool to a successful tax planning and their international asset protection.
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In this respect, please find following a brief presentation of the Caribbean CIP and the Greek residency schemes.
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA: Citizenship by Investment Program The Citizenship program of the Commonwealth of Dominica offers to prudent investors and their family, the advantage to obtain a full and irrevocable citizenship for life with no requirement of residence in the Country and most importantly without giving up their current nationality.
The latest evolution is that the European Union abolished the visa requirement for Dominica Nationals.
Further to new developments, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has recently abolished the interview procedure for all applicants of the Economic Citizenship Program. Therefore, applicants are not obliged anymore to fly to Dominica or sustain the cost for the interview in any other place of the world.
The interview procedure is kept ONLY in cases that the Citizenship by Investment Unit might deem, thus an interview is necessary in order to clarify various aspects of the applicant's life and his / her professional activity.
The main Benefits of Dominica Citizenship Program include:
ü Citizenship for Life - For Applicant and Eligible Family Members ü Dual Citizenship - Is permitted and there is no Residence requirement ü Granting of Citizenship ü Passport Validity - 10 year validity for adults; 5 year validity for children under 16 years of age and renewable for life. ü Visa Free Travel to more than 95 Countries including Schengen Visa Countries of Europe, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ireland. Where a visa is required, they are relatively easy to obtain. ü Tax Free Status - on Foreign Income, Capital Gains, Gift, Wealth and Inheritance Tax ü Confidentiality – Information is kept strictly private and confidential ü Security
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: Citizenship by Investment Program
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established by the Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) requires a person to make a significant economic contribution to the Country. In exchange, and subject to stringent application procedures, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.
The main Benefits of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Program include:
ü Dual Citizenship ü Minimal Residency – 5 days residency in the first five years ü Visa Free Travel to approximately 120 countries including Canada, the U.K., Switzerland, the European Union countries including all 28 Schengen states and most other British Commonwealth countries ü Tax Advantages – no gain or estate taxes; income generated outside of the country is not taxed ü Lifestyle - New citizens can spend as much time in Antigua & Barbuda as they wish. The nation offers a stress-free lifestyle in one of the most comfortable climates in the world
The Government of Grenada has launched a Citizenship By Investment Program aimed at generating and creating an access to foreign direct investment. Grenada’s National Transformation Fund (NTF) Program was specifically designed to target and meet the developmental mandates of certain critical socio-economic areas of Grenada’s society such as: Education – Health – Infrastructure – Tourism – Social Welfare. The Grenada Citizenship by Investment Committee (CBIC) is the appointed body of government with the responsibility to oversee the processing of applications for Grenadian citizenship by either investment or permanent residence.
Under the NTF option, applicants are no longer required to deposit the full contribution amount with an escrow agent at the time of submission of the application to the Citizenship by Investment Committee. This amendment to the law will provide comfort to potential applicants when applying for citizenship.
The main Benefits of Grenada Citizenship Program include:
ü Dual Citizenship ü Visa Free Travel to more than 120 Countries and territories including Schengen Visa Countries of Europe, the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. ü Live and work in any of the fifteen (15) Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) member states. ü Tax Advantages - Applicants are safeguarded from any income tax, capital gains and inheritance tax. ü E-2 Investor Visa: Grenadian Citizens are eligible for the E-2 Investor Visa that allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while living within of the United States. ü Well known, stable and established investment environment.
GREECE: Greek Golden Visa Program under Greek Law 4146/2013, as supplemented with the Greek Law 4332/2015
The various provisions of Greek law 4146/2013, as amended and supplemented with the new Greek Law 4332/2015, leads to a residence permit in the EU by acquiring property in Greece, as well as to the acquisition of Greek Citizenship.
Under this program, the acquisition of a minimum amount of two hundred and fifty thousand Euros (€250,000) value property in Greece, leads to a residence permit for the applicant and his / her family members.
On the premises that the provisions of the law are met, the applicant can obtain also the Greek Citizenship or other types of Greek, multiannual staying permits.
In addition, the above residence permit gives the right to live in Greece and travel to the other Schengen States for 90 days every six months.
As an alternative, individuals who do not wish to invest in property acquisition and who desire to have un-interruptive presence in any EU country we propose the following Schemes: Branches / Offices Establishment in Greece of Foreign Companies: Types of Offices / Branches
BRANCH OFFICE IN GREECE (Greek Law 2190/1920) – General Provisions
BRANCH OFFICE OF FOREIGN SHIPPING COMPANIES (Greek Law 27/1975 and 3427/2005)
HEADQUARTER COMPANY (Greek Law 3427/2005)
Benefits: Ø The Personnel of the above Offices / Branches are entitled to obtain an ex-officio work permit along with residence permit for themselves and for all members of their family. Please note that the residence permit granted under this regime leads to un-interruptive presence in any EU country and the work permit is valid to any other EU country. Ø A Foreign National can apply for the Greek Citizenship, provided that he / she resides in Greece for the last 5 years. Ø Total Exemption from Corporate Income Tax in certain cases. Ø Opening and Management of Bank Accounts. Ø Good Value for Money. ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium
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