12 Jan 2021 Admin
The Malta Residence Visa Programme or MRVP to make way for Malta Permanent Residence Programme in March-April 2021.
The Maltese Citizenship Act provides for the acquisition of Maltese Citizenship by individuals who render exceptional services to Malta in scientists, researchers, athletes, sports people, artists, cultural performers, investors and entrepreneurs. Exceptional services are defined as services that are unusually excellent or manifestly superior at a local level, and refers primarily to contributions given by scientists, researchers, athletes
The Citizenship by Investment unit of Antigua & Barbuda has advised that the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday 11th November 2020, agreed to amend the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Act of 2013 by broadening the definition of dependents.
Malta's Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship outlined the country's' plan for residence by investment programmes which may lead to citizenship after 1 year or 3 years.
The Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme becomes the fourth country in the Caribbean region to allow siblings to be added as part of the application. In a circular issued by the Citizenship by Investment Unit it was announced that this amendment has been incorporated into SR&0 no 48 of 2020
The Cypriot Council of Minister has repealed the Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP).
In a public announcement on Thursday, WTO announced that for the first time ever, its vacant top job of Director-General has been narrowed to two contenders - Harvard-trained former Nigerian finance minister and South Korea’s trade minister. This is a forward-looking and promising step for such an institution. May the best woman win!
 02 Oct 2020 Anja Cassar
CCLEX Senior partner Dr Priscilla Mifsud-Parker has been elected chair of STEP in Malta. Before her election, Dr Mifsud Parker has served the Malta Branch Committee of STEP as Secretary and Chair of the Technical Committee. One of Malta's leading tax, trust and estates practices, CCLEX has a longstanding relationship with the Society of Trust & Estates Practitioners.
The Cypriot Parliament has enacted a number of amendments to the Cyprus Investment Progamme which were published in the official government gazette in August 2020. As of 1st November 2020, the Cyprus Investment Programme is closed until further notice. Contact us for further information.
The Maltese Citizenship (Amendment) Bill no 138 has formally been enacted into law and published in the Malta Government Gazette. Act no 38 of 2020, also known as the Maltese Citizenship (Amendment no 2) Act 2020 makes it possible for scientists, researchers, athletes, sports people, artists, cultural performers, investors and entrepreneurs to obtain Malta citizenship through exceptional services to the Republic of Malta.

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