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Benefits of Citizenship by Investment

Posted by Siyi Chen on Jan 23, 2019 11:16:54 AM

Citizenship by investment programs offer numerous benefits, and have been hugely successful in attracting thousands of high-net-worth individuals to pursue second citizenships around the world. There are many significant benefits associated with having a second passport. We have included the main benefits below!

 

1. Unrestricted Travel

Travel freedom

Freedom of travel is one of the biggest reasons why High-net-worth-investors (HNWI) choose to invest in second passport. It is always a nightmare when a delay in obtaining a visa forces people to cancel or re-schedule an important trip. Citizenship-by-investment programmes can provide you with a viable alternative. Some countries have very powerful passports with an advantage of visa-free travelling to most countries globally. Moreover, some passports may not be so powerful, but may provide visa-free travel to major economies such as U.S., EU, Australia etc. Acquiring a second passport saves time and inconvenience resulting from visa applications. It provides a great opportunity for those who are running a global business or have the need for frequent international travel to make their lives easier, and who doesn’t want that?! 

Moreover, unrestricted travel and residency rights grant people the freedom to experience different lifestyles around the world.

 

2. Tax Optimisation

Tax optimisation

Another great advantage of a holding second citizenship is that you may enjoy tax breaks. Many investors and businesses owners from around the world acquire a second citizenship to protect their interests and make it shelter for their finances, avoiding high taxation on their earnings.

 

3. Investment Diversification

Investment diversification

An enhancement of the freedom of traveling gives people more opportunities to discover new investment opportunities - ‘Never put all eggs in one basket’. Portfolio diversification can aid mitigate investment risk effectively. Especially for the sovereigns that have a lot of internal uncertainties which may affect the domestic market, holding a second citizenship for the residences of these sovereigns provide a great gateway to international investment.

 

4. Attractive Social Welfare Systems

Benefits of second citizenship

For developed, high-welfare countries, in most cases, only their own citizens have the privilege to enjoy the abundant welfare benefits. Gaining a citizenship in a high-welfare country gives people the equal rights to enjoy their social welfare such as healthcare, education, public facilities and certain political treatment as the locals.

 

5. Protection from Political or Social Conflicts

Political and social conflicts have always been a major risk for human’s well-being. The uncertainty of the political environment oppresses people to leave their countries of origin and seek a more stable place to start a new life. Gaining a second citizenship beforehand can hedge this risk and provide a great protection to the citizens.

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Why choose Investment Migration?

Provide yourself and your family with the life you deserve. 

Citizenship by Investment allows you to not only diversify your portfolio globally, but also to access opportunities on a global scale like never before. Just some of the benefits include:

  • Access greater personal & business opportunities
  • Access to education & healthcare
  • Destinations throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the South Pacific
  • Tax optimisation

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