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Cyprus: A Powerful Investment brings a European passport

Advertising Feature By Veronica Cotdemiey, CEO of Citizenship Invest. Recently Cyprus has been recognized as the ‘super star’ of the citizenship by investment programs worldwide. The country has the most appealing second citizenship program being the only European country which grants the nationality in only 6 months without ever having to reside there. Cyprus has […]

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Iraq to Easy Entry Visas for Investors

The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. It approved funding to support the implementation of measures to improve public services, with a focus on electricity supply, water, health and education. It also discussed a range of policies to encourage foreign investment, and […]

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Citizenship and Residency Programs made Simple

Advertising Feature By Veronica Cotdemiey, CEO of Citizenship Invest. Obtaining a dual a nationality or second citizenship has long been a significant goal for many families in the Middle East. The constant struggle of not being able to travel freely; being scrutinized by immigration and governmental entities; as well as being a citizen of countries […]

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Which Countries offer a Passport without Migrating?

Advertising Feature By Veronica Cotdemiey, CEO of Citizenship Invest. Citizenship with no commotion: Which countries offer a passport without migrating? The vast majority of people believe that the process of obtaining a second citizenship or another nationality is long and tedious. Most look to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, along […]

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Academic says Visiting Iraq caused Problems entering US

By John Lee. A British academic has said that visiting Iraq has caused him to have problems entering the United States. Writing in Times Higher Education, Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton, said: “My forays [into Iraq] have not been without consequence. In March this year I fell foul of Donald Trump’s travel restrictions […]

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US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

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Venezuelan VP in Iraq Passport Scandal

By John Lee. CNN‘s Spanish-language channel has alleged that Venezuelan passports and visas were sold to people in Iraq, including some with terrorism links. It also claimed that Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami (pictured) was directly linked to the granting of 173 passports, including to members of the Lebanese group Hezbollah. In an unrelated story, […]

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Visa Ban Amended to Allow Iraqi Interpreters enter US

By John Lee. The United States has amended its visa ban to allow emigration by the families of Iraqi interpreters who served the United States government and military forces deployed in their country According to the New York Times the change, recommended by the Pentagon, eased some of the anger generated in Iraq by President […]

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Iraq Considers Retaliatory Ban on US Visitors

By John Lee. According to various media reports, Iraqi lawmakers have said that they might ban US nationals from entering the country in retaliation against Donald Trump’s executive order to deny Iraqis entry to the United States. The parliament’s foreign affairs committee called on the government to act after Trump controversially ordered that citizens from […]

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Trump Approves “Extreme Vetting” of Iraqis

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that will deny refugees and immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia entry to the United States. The action, which has immediated effect, places a 90-day block on entry to the US for citizens from those countries. It also stops indefinitely […]

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