The majority of the country to attract investment and offer tax breaks for foreigners, but in addition to attractive tax systems, countries are trying to entice wealthy people the right to residency, writes the financial times.
After the financial drop in the number of countries that sell their citizenship has increased. And among them Cyprus passport has made a proposal to the investors who lost their deposits Due to the collapse of the banking system of the country, emphasizes the print Edition.
One of the most popular options offers Caribbean island of Antigua. Buying citizenship of the country, people will be able to visit without a visa 130 countries. The only condition authorities is the need to stay in the country for More than five days in 5 years, reports " news Agency ". In 2014, the first person who received citizenship of Antigua under this scheme, became a Syrian businessman George Georges. Then passports the country has acquired not less than five hundred people from different countries. Because of this program, the island got 65, 9 million dollars, stresses the magazine. In a recent publication by the international monetary Fund reported that citizenship in exchange for investments in recently acquired the greatest popularity among the Chinese. They are followed by citizens of Russia and people from the Middle East, reports the BBC. The journal emphasizes that the implementation of passports can lead to disagreements and scandals. Last year, the U.S. Treasury Department warned that some Iranian businessmen wanted to buy a citizenship of St. Kitts to get around the penalties against Iran. Similarly, last year the European Parliament adopted a resolution that condemned the practice of selling EU passports Malta, stresses the magazine. In may of last year it was claimed that on the background of the political fall Ukraine has become a country where a relatively large amount of money any may wish to illegally obtain citizenship." most of my friends already bought a " new homeland ". It takes only a few days and up to 80 thousand Dollars. The cost depends on the solvency and personal connections. Most citizenship will receive any fighter who does not know a single word in Russian or in Ukrainian ", ? told an unnamed Ukrainian refugee.