Second citizenship is fast becoming common place for HNWIs and the their families, who are not only looking for political stability, a better quality of life, good education prospects for their children and ease of travel around the globe, but more importantly because they value their Freedoms.
European Citizenship allow for Free Movement of:
Non EU nationals chose second citizenship because they are fed up of the ongoing restrictions and red tape, their lack of freedom to travel visa free and all that is associated with living and trading in their own country of residence whose economy may be less sophisticated. Most aspire to live or acquire second citizenship in one of the leading CIP countries such as the UK for their Tier 1 Investor or Entrepreneur visas that offer a sophisticated lifestyle, some of the world’s leading universities and a stable economy with good prospects for growth. However the proposed changes to Brexit and the stringent criteria to acquiring Permanent Residency (PR) and Citizenship by Investment, often leaves Non EU nationals depleted, before they have even met the criteria and often remaining non-compliant, with endless applications for visa extensions, sizeable ongoing fees, without any assurance of acquisition of PR and no guarantees of Citizenship.
UKVISAS assists many UHNWIs with EU Citizenship via the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program, enabling them to acquire an EU passport in only 6 months from application submission. The Cyprus Investment Scheme, is now recognised as one of the most attractive programs around the world, allowing entry into the UK with all the Freedoms of an EU National, including property investment, education, and business opportunities from the outset, whilst waiting their five years, before applying for Permanent Residency with view to future UK Citizenship.
It is still unclear what Brexit will bring, however EU nationals are currently treated favourably and can exercise their freedoms till such a time where the UK Brexit offers more clarity, with March 2019 Brexit date looming, speculation suggests that the time may be extended even further into 2021. However any EU rights would likely be protected by any upcoming transitional arrangements.
So here below are the many reasons that Cyprus is proving an excellent gateway into the UK:
The Benefits of Cyprus CBI over UK Tier 1 Visa, Entrepreneur Visa and other UK Business Immigration
Apply for your Cyprus passport today and plan to live freely as an EU National in the UK enjoying all your EU freedoms.
Should you wish to know more about your eligibility for Cyprus Citizenship by Investment as a Tier 1 Investor, or would like further advice on UK Investor or Entrepreneur visas and UK property services, please contact our specialist immigration team on +44(0)207 292 2977or on email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click on the link to request a free initial consultation.
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