Japanese passport became the strongest travel document
26/10/2018

Japanese passport became the strongest travel document

The Japanese passport became the most influential travel document and had overtaken Singapore. After obtaining the right for Japanese citizens to enter in Myanmar during the first days of October, the Far-Eastern country’s citizens enjoy visa-free or at least visa on arrival access to 190 jurisdictions, meanwhile a Singaporean passport grants to the hassle-free entrance […]

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Qatar offers permanent residence permit for expats
23/10/2018

Qatar offers permanent residence permit for expats

Only a limited number of foreigners can obtain the permanent residence permit, which is a landmark development among the Gulf countries. Interestingly, Emir Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al Thani allows only one hundred expat foreigners to become permanent residents per year. However, they will have access to the more than generous welfare system of Qatar, and […]

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Portugal citizenship through the Golden Visa
18/10/2018

Portugal citizenship through the Golden Visa

The Portuguese Golden Visa or residency by investment programme might actually lead to citizenship. The residents must spend only 35 days in the country, and after five years they might be able to obtain the Portuguese citizenship. Under the rules of the Portuguese Golden Visa, the applicants must renew their temporary residence permit twice (1+2+2 […]

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Moldova introduces its citizenship by investment programme in November
15/10/2018

Moldova introduces its citizenship by investment programme in November

Moldova is the fourth European country to introduce citizenship by investment programme, after Cyprus, Malta and Turkey. There are several other jurisdictions with the different residency by investment programmes, but the number of countries which offer their passports officially, in exchange for investment is relatively low. The Moldavian government launched the citizenship program officially in […]

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Dual citizenship in the Netherlands from 2019
12/10/2018

Dual citizenship in the Netherlands from 2019

The Netherlands is one of those rare countries, where dual citizenship is not allowed. Now, the Dutch government is reviewing the nationality law to recognize it’s citizens to obtain dual citizenship and let the immigrants keep their original nationality status as well. Now, naturalized citizens of the Netherlands must renounce their nationality to be able […]

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