Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nevis Second Citizenship Programs

The citizenship-by-investment program offered by The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis allows those who invest in a nice piece of real property or make a contribution to a government sugar diversification program to qualify for full citizenship.

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, an English speaking two-island nation in the Caribbean, established in 1984 the Federation's citizenship-by-investment program. This second citizenship program is the oldest and most respectable of three existing second citizenship programs in the world. The other two are in the Commonwealth of Dominica and Austria.

Any person can apply for naturalization and may be eligible for citizenship, if they have a substantial investment in St. Kitts or Nevis.

St. Kitts and Nevis Investment Requirements

There are two types of the qualifying investments: a cash donation to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF option) and investment in real estate.

SIDF contribution must be between US$ 200,000 to US$ 400,000, depending on the number of members of the family applying for citizenship. This includes all registration and due diligence fees, except legal fees of the promoting agent.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Win the Greencard Lottery and Then Get Citizenship - If I'm a Citizen Why Would I Get Deported?

If you win in the Greencard Lottery, you are legally permitted to reside in the United States. Many residents from foreign countries apply for citizenship after a few years of residency.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service will conduct a criminal check on every person who applies for citizenship. If you have a criminal record, you may face denial of citizenship or have your citizenship taken away if the service finds out a crime was committed after a citizenship is given.

If I'm a citizen why would I be deported? Crimes that cause the loss of citizenship

Various crimes constitute denial of citizenship or revocation of it. If the crime is serious, you can be deported. Every applicant must complete the section on the form for disclosing any crimes committed in the past that led to conviction or were removed from your record.

• If you fail to disclose the required criminal information, the USCIS will reject your application and not grant citizenship. Your citizenship will be removed if the service finds at a later date that crimes were committed in the past. If an applicant has declared a criminal conviction or an arrest, documents related to the arrest, court decision and the punishment must be supplied to the authority.