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May 9, 2018

Global Expansion Could Prove Difficult Without a Second Citizenship

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Elevay Global

Those at the top of the corporate ladder are often admired for their ability to innovate. This innovation has expanded to the need for solid international connections. Business professionals who are looking to expand globally can no longer rely upon the previous generation’s advancements of digital meetings and emails. There needs to be a personal touch. Those who are able to build partnerships face-to-face who will procure the contracts. A second citizenship is the solution for the forward-thinking business professional.

If you’re still applying for a travel visa in advance of each business trip, you are wasting valuable time. Those who have already procured second citizenships will be far ahead of you in terms of scheduling meetings and making international connections. Imagine doing time-consuming paperwork involved in applying for a travel visa, while your competitor jets off on a moment’s notice.

Visa-free Business Travel with Second Citizenship

The modern business professional is very familiar with international travel. But if you are still applying for travel visas, you may be losing valuable time to your competitors.

Beyond easier business travel, citizenship and residency programs offer the opportunity to expand your business. Obtaining citizenship/residency allows you to start a business or expand your business to the new country. Some programs, such as the UK investor, also reward business expansion by providing residency as a reward for bringing your business to the United Kingdom.

If you have not considered these programs as a tool for global expansion, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table.

Citizenship by Investment Programs

An experienced citizenship consultant, such as those from Elevay, are able to connect business professionals with the Citizenship Program that best suits their needs. For example, if you frequently travel throughout the European Union on business the Malta Individual Investor Program and the Cyprus Investor Program may be of interest. While those interested in expanding to the US may be interested in the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program.

Malta Individual Investor ProgramView Program Details
The Malta Program has numerous perks. Investors enjoy visa-free travel to 152 countries and, of course, Malta is a member state of the European Union. This means that you will be granted the ability to travel, live, and work anywhere in the EU through this program.

Cyprus Investor ProgramView Program Details
With the Cyprus Program, you can also obtain a second citizenship which gives the unrestricted right to live and work in Europe and visa-free travel to 147 countries. In comparison to Malta, the processing time is much faster. Applicants can obtain citizenship in as little as four to six months.

Grenada and E2 Investor VisaView Program Details
While any of the Caribbean citizenship programs will provide enhanced freedom for business travel, the Grenada citizenship by investment program represents a unique opportunity. In addition to the benefits of visa-free travel to 143 countries and territories and quick processing – 3 to 4 months – investors are also eligible to apply for the United States E2 investor visa program. This unique option allows Grenadian citizens to start or buy a business in the United States. This is an incredible opportunity for the innovative business professional to expand his growing global business.

Residency by Investment Programs

In addition, residency by investment programs offer a number of benefits to the business professional looking to expand globally. When you receive residency in countries like Ireland or Portugal, you have the ability to start or expand your business in those countries. But the United Kingdom has a unique program option, which gives you residency for expanding your business.

United Kingdom Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa ProgramView Program Details
This program allows you to qualify for residency in the UK. You can do this by either setting up or taking over the running of a business in the United Kingdom. Applicants must also have access to £200,000 in investment funds. This is an incredible opportunity if you are looking to expand your business to the European market.

UK Entrepreneur Program

The UK program offers a great opportunity for businesses looking to expand globally. The UK is a world hub with easy access to both the North American and European Markets.

Those looking to expand their business know that sometimes your require innovative solutions. Your time is valuable and cannot be wasted on unnecessary visa applications. You can’t afford to lose contracts because of travel restrictions. To succeed in a globally competitive world, you need to expand your business beyond borders. Take the time to look into citizenship and residency by investment programs, it will be worth the effort.

Learn More About Getting a Second Citizenship

Get more information on how a second citizenship can help you expand your business. Be sure to request your free, no-obligation consultation today.