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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about citizenship by investment 

High Net Worth Immigration offers direct citizenship by investment programs.

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What is citizenship by investment?

Citizenship by investment is the process of securing a second citizenship and passport by investing in the economy of the host country. Citizenship by investment programs legally bestow citizenship status faster than the regular immigration processes of a country.

At High Net Worth Immigration, we offer direct citizenship by investment programs, as well as additional investment programs that ultimately lead to a second citizenship and passport.

Our global residency and citizenship by investment programs portfolio includes the following countries:

The UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus,

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The US and Canada

St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Vanuatu, Belize, and Panama

How can you benefit from citizenship by investment?

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There are countless advantages to obtaining a second citizenship—it quite literally provides a world of financial, business, travel, education and family benefits. Here’s an overview of the key benefits:

Security

A dual citizenship and passport can provide a safe haven during times of instability in your home country. It can be invaluable to have an alternate place to live in one of the below scenarios:

  • War or political unrest
  • Discrimination and resulting violence
  • Economic downturns
  • Natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes

Business

A second passport in the right country can open up lucrative markets in the European Union, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean (via CARICOM) as well as North and South America.

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Mobility

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A second passport can open up visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to hundreds of foreign countries. This enables you to jet-set as you please without the constant hassles of visa applications and fees. Visa-free travel opportunities vary by country, but it generally ranges from 100-150 countries for each program. Holders of some passports earn the right to travel to and reside in another country for up to 6 months per calendar year.

Tax Benefits

You’ve worked hard to earn your wealth and deserve to preserve it as effectively as possible. Advantageous tax policies are a key financial reason to seek a second passport. These include:

  • Zero tax or low tax rates on different kinds of assets. Global income may not be taxed at all. Domestically-generated income may be subject to a low tax rate, or no tax for a specified period of time.
  • Tax rates may vary for corporations, individuals, self-employed people, and for those who are retired.
  • Financial privacy laws can help individuals shield their wealth and protect their assets.
  • Storing your assets in a different country can protect your wealth from high inflation or poor economic policies in your home country.

Quality of Life

Having a second passport enables you to enjoy the best of as many worlds as you please. The benefits of living in another country can include:

  • World-class health care, including universal health care services or internationally-acclaimed public and private clinics, hospitals, and cosmetic surgical facilities.
  • Access to top-tier educational institutions and in many cases, the ability to attend them for domestic tuition fees.
  • Good infrastructure and public transport
  • Luxurious lodgings in beautiful locations: tropical paradises and beaches, mountains, or metropolitan cities.
  • Easy access to culture including museums, art galleries, theatres, gardens, festivals, restaurants, shopping and historical landmarks.

 

SNAPSHOT OF HNWI’S MOST POPULAR CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMS

The UK Innovator Visa Program – Getting Down to Business 

The UK Innovator Visa was created for experienced professionals looking to expand their business acumen to the UK.  Applicants can establish their own business, or invest in an existing UK-based business, including innovative startups expected to grow significantly.

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Approved candidates can reside in the UK for 3 years at a time and bring their family members to the UK. After the initial 3 years, Innovators can apply to extend their stay for an additional 3 years or to settle permanently in the UK under indefinite leave to remain (ILR).

How can HNWI assist you to apply for the UK Innovator Visa?

We have a portfolio of pre-approved businesses that qualify for the UK Innovator Visa. The businesses we work with are all pre-endorsed by a government-authorized endorsing body because they are innovative, viable and scalable. This is determined by stringent criteria and very few businesses make the cut. Pre-endorsement makes the application process faster and more secure for the investor. Plus, the investor will get equity share and a salary from the business, which is relevant to the investment amount.

Investment required: £200,000 or more

Processing time: 3-4 months to innovator visa approval

 

The UK Investor Visa – Rolls-Royce of Tier 1 Investments 

The UK’s Tier 1 Investor Visa program has been intentionally created to attract investors, entrepreneurs, and other highly-talented individuals that will drive business and prosperity in the UK.

The UK Tier 1 Investor visa requires a qualifying investment in the UK. In order to qualify, the applicant must have at least £2 million (GBP) under their control and be able to show where the money came from if they’ve had it for less than 2 years. Within three months of entry into the UK, the applicant is required to invest a minimum of £2 million (GBP) that must be maintained until permanent residence is granted.

After five years of continuous lawful residence, the principal applicant and respective family members may apply to be granted settlement, i.e., Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.

A qualifying investment is created exclusively for you when applying for your UK Tier-1 Investor Visa and provides 3 key benefits:

  1. A qualifying investment that pays out high returns 6-8% per year directly to you through your Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated broker account.
  2. Full (100%) protection of your capital with ongoing reporting for the lifetime of your investment.
  3. We don’t charge any management or discretionary fees for your investment.

Investment required:  £2 million, £5 million, £10 million

Processing time: 3-4 months to investor visa approval

 

Ireland Investor Program – The Best of Both Worlds: the UK and the EU

The Ireland Investor Program offers the unique advantage of access to both Europe, and the UK.  This is due to the fact that Irish citizens have full access to Europe and, after Brexit, are the only country in the world with automatic permanent residency status in the UK under the Common Travel Agreement.

The investment is in a senior debt fund regulated and authorized by the Central Bank of Ireland. It was the first Investment Fund established exclusively for the purpose of the Irish Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). The Fund provides senior debt to a range of Irish business sectors as designated by the Irish government’s priorities for the IIP, these include hotels, student accommodation and social & affordable housing. Investors applying to the IIP who seek a low-risk, reputable and highly regulated option are attracted to this investment option. To date, the Fund has a 100% approval rate for its investor applicants.

Investment required: €1 million invested for 5 years, without interest and refunded after that

Processing time: 4 months to investor visa approval

 

Antigua and Barbuda -The Best Citizenship by Investment Value for Large Families

Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program is currently the most cost-effective means for large families to obtain a second passport by investment.

Antigua and Barbuda’s popular investment option, the University of West Indies Fund, has now increased the eligible family size from 4 to 6. The required investment sum remains the same, but now includes 2 additional dependents.

 

Required Investment Amount: $150,000 for a family of 6  $15,000 for any additional dependents beyond 6

Scholarship: One member of the family is entitled to a 1-year tuition scholarship at the University of West Indies.

Antigua’s passport offers visa-free access to 165 countries, including UK, Russia, India, Schengen zone, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UAE.

Investment required: US$150,000 (the University of West Indies Fund)

Processing time: Up to 3 months to citizenship approval

 

Grenada Citizenship by Investment – Two Birds with One Stone 

Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Program is an incredible opportunity that opens a world of benefits. From visa on arrival or visa-free travel to 143 countries and territories, visa treaties with the US and China, to a variety of financial benefits, citizenship in Grenada offers increased mobility, generous taxation, and business opportunities.

Furthermore, Grenada is the only country in the Caribbean that has both a CBI program and E-2 investor treaty with the US. This means that by obtaining citizenship in Grenada, investors can apply for an E-2 visa that allows them to start a business in the US and live there to operate it.

Two ways to apply for Grenada Citizenship by Investment

  1. Invest in an approved real estate project with a minimum required investment of $220,000 plus all the applicable government, due diligence, application, and legal fees.
  2. Make a charitable donation which starts at $150,000 for a single applicant.

Investment required: US$220,000 (real estate option)

Processing time: Up to 60 business days to citizenship approval

 

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment – The Fastest Citizenship by Investment Program

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program is the fastest second passport program, and one of the most economical options currently available worldwide. The processing time is just 30 days! Vanuatu currently has the only Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) in the Asia-Pacific Hemisphere and offers one simple investment pathway for investors via a donation to its Capital Investment Immigration Plan.

Investment required: US$130,000 for a single applicant

Processing time: 30 business days to citizenship approval

 

Your opportunity to become a global citizen

A second citizenship and passport opens up a world of benefits for you and your family. This is particularly timely as we try to overcome this unprecedented era during the global COVID pandemic. One of the top priorities during this challenging time is wealth protection and growth via stable investments–we can help you with both.

We can help wherever you are 

If you are considering obtaining a dual citizenship and passport, please contact us for your free initial consultation. You can reach us via email [email protected], or in our newest office in Lagos, Nigeria:

 

Nigerian Office

Contact Person: Evans Ahanaonu

Address: 7th Floor, Mulliner Towers, 39, Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Office: +234 (0)1 448 9231

Mobile/WhatsApp: +234 701 039 4269

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.high-net-worth-immigration.com

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TECNO’s POVA is the best smartphone for the fast lane

No matter how fast and busy your world gets, TECNO’s POVA is the innovative partner strong enough to stay with you all the step of the way.

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The fast lane is the new normal. Everyone and everything is always on the move. Even while sitting in one position, our smartphones take us on trips, literary bouncing us from country to country, from one social app to another, and from one source of entertainment to another.

When we aren’t taking trips on our phones and are instead having fun and making memories with friends and family, our smartphones come in handy again. With these magical gadgets, we lock down beautiful memories with the cameras that come with them. I mean, who has time and energy to carry around a digital camera everywhere they go? And how awkward will it be to always whip the camera out to take selfies or take pictures of that beautiful plate of Thai food?

So, you know how infuriating a smartphone with a low battery life can be. You know how maddening a slow smartphone is. And you definitely know how a smartphone with a dead camera is. You will be having the time of your life and your phone will suddenly go kaput on you. Or, imagine your phone freezing incessantly and running at the speed of a snail just when you need to urgently grab an information off it. And imagine meeting your celebrity crush all of a sudden, and yes, you take a picture with him. But. You can’t even post that picture on your Instagram page because it looks like it was pulled out of the 90’s!

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Wealth.ng launches Ola – A personal wealth advisor on WhatsApp

Artificial Intelligence-enabled chatbot solutions like Ola make it easy to interact with users by providing virtual assistance 24-7.

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Wealth.ng has announced the launch of a personal Wealth Advisor – Ola an AI-powered conversational investments chatbot developed to optimize Investment service delivery via WhatsApp, the preferred social and communication network. Ola aims to make it easy for Wealth.ng customers to Invest and manage their portfolio easily via social media.

WhatsApp allows its users to communicate using less data while protecting shared data (conversations, media content, banking details, etc). Ola also processes authenticated transactions via one-time-passwords (OTPs) sent to users’ registered phone number or email.

Users can chat with Ola through the dedicated WhatsApp Chatbot number +234 904 444 8652 or via the link – https://bit.ly/ChatwithOla. You can perform pretty much all the Investment Services such as: Creating a Wealth.ng account, link your Wealth.ng account, browse investment products, Fund Cash Balance, Invest, View your Portfolio, View Market Summary, Check Order Status and ask Ola a question.

Artificial Intelligence-enabled chatbot solutions like Ola make it easy to interact with users by providing virtual assistance 24-7, just as a human would.

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Here is Ola’s Profile

  • I am Ola – a Chatbot on WhatsApp By Wealth.ng
  • My name Ola means “Wealth”
  • I am an investment strategist.
  • I am easy to chat with; I am able to understand English, as well as other local languages, including pidgin and French. If you speak a bit of Yoruba, Hausa or Igbo to me, I’ll understand that too!
  • I’m your 24/7 chat buddy. You can talk to me any day and at any time.
  • I never take breaks or vacations. My goal is to make investing easier for you.
  • I can tell you all you need to know about Investment products and services available on Wealth.ng
  • I’ll help you create a Wealth.ng account, link your Wealth.ng account, browse investment products and view Market Summaries and you can ask me any question.
  • For security purposes, I verify transactions via an OTP (one-time password) sent to your registered phone number and email.
  • I am always professional, polite and friendly in my responses to you.
  • What’s more, I’m a fast learner and I gain new skills from past interactions (much faster than your average customer service support)
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Speaking on the initiative, Wealth.ng Digital Marketing Manager, Ifeoluwa Apampa mentioned that the decision to deploy the service is part of Wealth.ng’s strategy to deliver optimum  customer experience through technology while also increasing the investment participation of customers by providing a scalable and efficient service for managing their investments and portfolios.

She further mentioned that African tech users like to be guided, to know what it is all about and how it can benefit them. They also want quick answers to their questions and Ola is well positioned to render assistance to users by helping them understand and navigate Wealth.ng and manage their investment portfolios smoothly.

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Ola will augment Wealth.ng’s existing customer touch points and be available to receive multiple queries and promptly respond with relevant investment information to various customers at the same time. However, customers cannot call the number since it is only reachable through WhatsApp chat.

Wealth.ng offers premium investment products such as Treasury Bills, Stocks, Bonds, Eurobonds, Agriculture and Wealth Cash and you can get all these done with your buddy Ola.

  • Have an account on Wealth.ng and want to view your portfolio? Link your Account with Ola
  • Don’t have a Wealth.ng account yet? Let Ola help you get started.
  • Already Investing and want to do more? Ola is just a chat away.

Ola promises to deliver a consistently great experience every time you chat with her, so if you have any questions, need investment advice or guidance, she’s got you covered!

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Here’s how to chat with Ola

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All you need to do is:

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  • Save the number +234 904 444 8652 to your phone contacts or use the link – https://bit.ly/ChatwithOla
  • Search for Ola Chabot on your WhatsApp
  • Say hi to Ola
  • Accept Terms and Conditions
  • Get chatting with Ola and invest on the go

It is our desire to ensure that we put Ola everywhere, but for now Ola has been rolled out to customers on WhatsApp and will soon be available on other platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Telegram to guide customers through the wealth building journey.

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About Wealth.ng

Based in Lagos, Wealth.ng is your personal finance platform that gives you access to diverse investment options. It is a user-friendly Self-service platform set up to equip the everyday person with simple tools and advise needed to create wealth while meeting your short and long-term finance needs.

Launched over a year ago, Wealth.ng has over 68,000 customers to its belt, 3 partner Integrations and processed over N4 Billion Investment Transactions.

To learn more about Wealth.ng, please visit www.wealth.ng

Ola is powered by WealthTech, an entity registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Advisor. All investments on Wealth.ng are carried out by Sankore Securities Limited, a Fund/Portfolio Manager as registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ola is the 3rd AI (Artificial Intelligence) chatbot from the stables of WealthTech Limited (A Subsidiary of Sankore Securities), besides Diamond Bank ADA – launched in March, 2018 and FCMB Temi launched in 2019.

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Trading club in Nigeria for US stock investors

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Trading club in Nigeria for US stock investors

30%Club, a trading club created for modern-day investors, wants every Millennial and Gen Z to invest in US Stocks. The club aims to be the go-to platform for educational and advisory resources for stocks and crypto investing. By breaking the knowledge barrier, we serve as a learning bridge for anyone looking to trade these markets. The US Stock market is the largest in the world and so every shrewd investor wants a slice of it. Now anyone can invest on any of the three regulated US Investment apps in Nigeria.

Thanks to the recent wave of fintech startups innovating brokerage services, tech-savvy millennials now have seamless and affordable access to the US stock markets. The timely introduction of Fractional Shares means folks can invest just $10 in their favourite companies effortlessly, from their smartphones. This new breed of enthusiastic investors will be naturally overwhelmed with the technical jargon and confusing terms, so there is a need for an educational bridge.

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The clubs’ mission is to simplify complex financial information and decisions so that individuals have the confidence to trade & invest better.

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Mirroring the trend in America, globally first-time investors in Asia, Latin America and Nigeria are trading popular stocks like Amazon & Apple, as well as Tesla, Zoom and high-growth companies.

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