Why Turkish Property Buyers Choose to Invest in Istanbul

The Istanbul property market is undoubtedly Turkey’s most tempting place when it comes to attracting international investors from all over the world. Historically, Istanbul has always been the #1 destination in Turkey for domestic property sales. To make the picture clearer, Mann’s Solutions team prepared the list of the top reasons to invest in Istanbul Real Estate.

Global Tourism and Business Hub

Being one of the top travel destinations in the world, Istanbul, the cultural capital of Turkey offers something to each visitor. Located on the threshold of Europe and Asia, the city shows how East and West contrasting cultures can mingle as one and flourish.

Additionally, Istanbul is the number one city in Turkey for business, economy, and finance industries. The Turkish Government widely supports its citizens by financing young entrepreneurs and startup companies.

Modern Architecture

The government of Turkey decided to boost the Property market by developing new modern housing starting from 2000. Now, investors can easily find a wide range of modern houses with green living, contemporary minimalistic apartments, or millionaire homes all at attractive prices and profitable investment schemes.

Branded Lifestyle Projects

One of the strong reasons to invest in Istanbul is the amount of new branded housing projects, particularly those occurring on the outskirts of the city center. At the moment there are many new branded lifestyle projects, for example in Esenyurt and Buyukcekmece neighborhoods.

Weather and Lifestyle

Every year, Turkey attracts more than 50 million tourists from around the world. One of the main reasons is the ideal mild climate, nature, and Turkish lifestyle. More and more ex-pats and investors are moving to Turkey due to the relaxed ambience and outdoor style of living that boosts the soul and mind of every visitor. Turkish culture is welcoming and friendly, offers a great variety of healthy and delicious food when on the other hand Turkey offers incredible beaches, gorgeous historical sites, and many attractions.

Turkish Citizenship Program Overview

Turkey Citizenship by Investment program lets obtaining a second passport within 2 months and has low entry investment options starting from $250,000 for the entire family. No physical presence is required to obtain citizenship and there are no obligations to declare the applicant’s assets or income generated in other countries application process.

What are the Turkish Passport Benefits ?

Turkey Citizenship by investment program grants the applicant and applicant’s family visa-free access to more than 115 countries including Singapore, Japan, Qatar, and South Korea. The program allows dual citizenship and does not require residency, the whole process can be obtained remotely. Turkish citizenship can be acquired also by the spouse and children of the main applicant and is transferable to descendants.  The applicant also will be able to relocate and establish a business in the US under the USA E-2 Investor Visa.

Turkey Citizenship Investment Options

Become a permanent resident of Turkey by choosing one of the following three qualifying investment options. The requirement for maintaining the investment is a minimum of 3 years from the date the residence permit is granted.

1.Property Acquisition From $250,000

  • Acquire residential or commercial property with a deed restriction not to sell for 3 years from the date of purchase, Investors have the right to acquire several properties, as long as the total amount complies with the requirements.
  • The property can be let for rental income, or sold after 3 years from acquiring citizenship, without affecting the applicant’s citizenship.
  1. Capital Transfer From $500,000
  • Fixed-asset investment confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Technology OR
  • Deposit $500.000 cash in a Turkish bank for a minimum of 3 years OR
  • Buy government bonds with the potential to receive interest as income, Investments to be kept for 3 years.
  1. Creation of 50 Jobs or Business Investment
  • Set up a business and create jobs for at least 50 Turkish employees.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Turkey Citizenship by Investment 

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

Vanuatu Passport Sales Exceed 2020 projections

Vanuatu Passport is one of the most popular and fastest citizenship programs that grant visa-free access to over 129 countries worldwide. A recent Vanuatu government report showed that the program generated over $106 million US dollars in revenue from citizenship sales last year.

According to a Finance Ministry report, around $US9 million dollars were collected each month and at least 70 passports were granted monthly. The above mentioned revenue exceeds the 2020 revenue projection made by parliament in 2019. Besides, the overall figure is expected to rise even more when December’s revenue is calculated.

Learn more about Vanuatu Passport

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program is one of the fastest citizenship programs that grant a second passport in just 1 month. Vanuatu passport grants visa-free access to over 129 countries worldwide. To acquire Vanuatu Citizenship a non-refundable investment of $130,000 must be made to a local development fund.

Vanuatu stretches across 1,300km of the South Pacific Ocean and is the first and foremost, a beautifully untouched South Pacific nation. Decorated by the volcanic mountain ranges that are so common in the region, there are plenty of jungle trails, villages, coastlines to explore and experience. The official languages are English and French. A Vanuatu passport allows you to open an account with European banks, take out loans, deposit money and carry out simple currency transactions. Vanuatu residents pay no taxes on income, wealth, inheritance, capital gains, or export of the capital.

Program Benefits

Vanuatu Citizenship Program lets obtain a second passport in 1 month. Physical residence is not required, and the passport can be easily obtained remotely. The whole family including spouse, children, and parent can apply for citizenship. Vanuatu tax regime claims no tax on personal income, wealth, gifts, and inheritance which is beneficial for high net-worth individuals and their families. In addition to that, the whole application and citizenship acquisition process is completely confidential.

Investment Options

$130,000 — Non-refundable donation

 The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application

 To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $130,000, $150,000 for a family of 2, $165,000 for a family of 3, and $180,000 for a family of 4 members.

Additional requirements

 Investor must provide proof of minimum funds of $250,000.

 Applicant must be without a criminal record.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Citizenship and Residency Solutions

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours available.

Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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All You Need to Know about Monaco Residency Program

Monaco Residency by Investment Program is a perfect route for high net worth individuals to obtain a home in the only zero-tax jurisdiction in Europe.

Despite being the second smallest country in the world, Monaco offers plenty of benefits to its resident, some of them are high standard of living, mild weather, security, and an absence of income or capital gains tax. In addition, Corporate tax and inheritance tax are minimal.

What advantages offers Monaco?

To the resident Monaco offers high confidentiality during the residency acquisition process, multicultural society, attractive lifestyle, and easy access to the French and Italian Riviera. Besides, there’s a very stable real estate market that offers many opportunities to investors and their families. Monaco is also well known for its high-quality sports, cultural, and education facilities.

Residency and Investment Requirements

To become Resident of Monaco the investor has to demonstrate and meet 3 base requirements:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Self Sufficiency
  3. Good Character Proof

The minimum investment amount depends on the applicant’s investment choice – real estate purchase, real estate rental, or bank deposit. Usually, the minimum investment amount starts from €1,000,000 – of which €500,000 is for real estate investment and €500,000 is for bank deposits. To meet good character requirements, the investor should present a clean criminal record of the past 5 years.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Citizenship and Residency Programs

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  •  Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours are available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.
  • Residency&Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

 For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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Cyprus Property Market Continues to Grow 

Over the past year, the Cyprus property market struggled as thousands of international investors were putting their purchases on hold due to the global pandemic and travel restrictions. Now, when the lockdown restrictions around the world are gradually lifted, the property market in Cyprus has begun to recover and grow again.

Being one of the most popular property investment destinations, Cyprus offers more than 320 days a year of sunshine, beautiful scenery, beaches, and a mild climate. At the moment, the property market has already reached 2018 levels and continues to grow, despite the fact that travel restrictions are still in place. The most international property purchases coming from EU countries, non-EU investors have not yet returned in significant numbers.

Cyprus Residency Program Overview

Cyprus residency program is an ideal route for obtaining a PRP (Cypriot Permanent Residence Permit) in just 2 months. The investment is safe and profitable, the property can be rented and an investor can gain regular rental income. The Residency program does not require physical presence and lets the whole family apply for Cyprus Citizenship in 5 years. Cyprus offers more than 320 days a year of sunshine, beautiful scenery and beaches, and mild climate.

Entrepreneurship also thrives in the country as government officials are working tirelessly to curtail government bureaucracy. Procedures for business owners have been streamlined and made easy to remove delays and excess costs. Besides, Cyprus offers favourable tax regime, as there are no tax on worldwide dividends, interest, inheritance or income tax.

Program Benefits

Cyprus Residency by Investment Program grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period. The Program does not require to reside in Cyprus, however the permit holders must visit the island at least once in 2 years to keep the permit. In addition, Cyprus Residency Program lets investor obtain regular rental income from letting the property.

Investment Options

Property investment from €300,000

  • Brand new residential property purchase from property development company (property can be rented)
  • It is also possible to invest in commercial properties, including offices, shops, and hotels (which can be new or resale).

Invest in the share capital of a Cyprus company

  • This will require having a physical presence and activities in Cyprus
  • At least 5 people should be employed

Investment in compartments of Cypriots UCITS

  • UCITS is a mutual fund based in the European Union
  • The investment can be made in AIF, AIFLNP, RAIF.

More requirements:

  • Clean criminal record
  • Secure annual income evidence
  • (including salaries from employment, pensions, dividends, fixed deposits, rentals) of at least EUR 30,000, increased by EUR 5,000 for every dependent person (spouse and children) and by EUR 8.000 for every dependent parent or parent-in-law.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Cyprus Residency by Investment

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours are available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.
  • Residency &Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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Until 31/12/2021 The Family of 4 can obtain St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship for $150,000

According to the latest news, the Citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis can be obtained by the Family of 4 for $150,000, the offer will be valid until 31/12/2021. Previously, the family of four people was required to make $195,000 contribution.

The Program is one of the oldest Caribbean citizenship programs in the world. Besides, St Kitts Tax System is highly popular among foreign investors as it’s considered to be a Tax Haven. St Kitts and Nevis Tax System for individuals is most likely one of the best in the world as there are no taxes for inheritance, wealth, global income, and gifts. 

How to Obtain St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship?

STEP 1 – Read the Program Overview Below or Contact our Solution Advisers to discuss your personal case

Being one of the most trusted and successful programs in the world, St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program offer fast-track routes to acquiring a second passport in 2-3 months. The passport of St. Kitts and Nevis grants visa-free access to over 156 countries, including the European Union countries and the United Kingdom. St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program investment options start from $150,000.

STEP 2 – Learn more about secure and profitable investment options

Choose one of the following investment options to become St Kitts and Nevis Passport holder:

  1. $150,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund
  • Contribution to the SGF (Sustainable Growth Fund) is non-refundable
  • The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application
  1. $200,000-$400,000 Real Estate Investment
  • Real Estate option should be approved by the government
  • $200,000 – joint investment with another main applicant (each applicant pays $200,000, and $400,000 in total). The property can be sold in 7 years.
  • $400,000 – real estate investment with minimum investment period – 5 years.

STEP 3 – Our Solution Advisers will advise, collect and prepare required documentation and application

Mann’s Solutions clients are supported during each step of the application. Our trusted advisers will collect and prepare all required application documentation for each family member. Moreover, our team will prepare tailored property selection depending on your requirement. At Mann’s Solutions, our goal is to make sure that every client is 100% satisfied with the investment option and finds the perfect second home.

STEP 4 – Receive your passport

The next step after submitting the application is receiving the passport. As St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program offer fast-track routes, the second passport can be acquired in 2-3 months. Right after the passport is granted, the whole family can start enjoying visa-free access to over 156 countries, including the European Union countries and the United Kingdom.

STEP 5 – Our Solution Advisers guide you for the next steps of managing your investment

Once your passport is granted, our team will help you to move to the desired destination. In case the passport was obtained for investment purposes, we will carefully guide you and advise on the next steps of your investment management.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support from until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

Invest €250,000 in Real Estate and Obtain Greece Residency

Alongside with other European Golden Visas, Greece Residency Program popularity rapidly increases. According to an analysis from the Greek Bank, residential property prices not only held their ground but rose by 4.3%. Talking about commercial real estate, prices gained 1.2%.

What else do you need to know?

Greece Property Tax

In Greece, you are subject to taxation on a property either when you buy it or rent it out. The investor also has to pay taxes on the acquisition and pay a property tax each year.

Corporate Income Tax – 29%

Dividend WHT – 15%

VAT – 24%

Real Estate Transfer Tax – 3.09%

ENFIA (Uniform Real Estate Property Tax) – 0,0037-€11.25/sq. (principal tax)

TAP (Municipal Tax) – 0,025%-0,035%

Special Tax – 15%

About Greece Residency Program

Greece Residency Program is a low-cost route to obtain European Union residency for the investor and investors family. Greece Residency Program investment options start from €250,000 with a residency permit granted for 5 years. The fast application process takes only 60 days after which the whole family can travel without a visa within European Union and apply for Greek Citizenship after a set period.

Investors in real estate in Greece must keep in mind the additional taxes on real estate which are 3%- 24%. At €250,000 + taxes and fees (just over €300,000 in total) Greece Residency Program offers one of the lowest cost residency in Europe.

Greece offers both historical legacy and modern culture. Nowadays, Greece is well-knows for its natural beauty, stunning island and incredible coastline. Also, unique geographical position of Greece, make trade between EU and Middle East and Africa convenient.

Program Benefits

Greece Residency by Investment program, grants applicant with a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period if the applicant has spent at least 180 days per year in Greece and 7 consecutive years in the country. The program lets the whole family travel to European Union countries for 90 days and grants access to a high standard of education and living. In addition to that, there are no residency requirements.

Investment Options

  1. Real Estate Investment from €250,000

Residency permit for 5 years

Invest in one or several properties

The permit can be renewed for another 5 years by providing evidence that the permit holder still owns the property

2. Real Estate Lease or Timeshare from €250,000

Residency permit for 5 years

10-year lease or

Invest in a timeshare for tourist residences or hotel accommodation registered with GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organization)

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Citizenship and Residency Solutions

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours available.

Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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