Added to this, Barnes says in the majority of circumstances, nationalities also play an important role in establishing a highly irrational ceiling for our opportunities and aspirations.
"On the other hand, the QNI is a vital resource for financially independent individuals who wish to acquire the benefits of dual citizenship as it provides assistance in making important decisions regarding where to live and raise a family, do business, and enjoy a satisfying global lifestyle — in other words, to define their futures,” Barnes adds.
Global Citizenship Seminar series in SA
Barnes says the Global Citizenship Seminar series, which take place on 19 and 21 September in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively, will provide an overview of the world’s leading investment migration programs, with a particular focus on Malta’s residence- and citizenship-by-investment offering.
“For business owners and professionals who hold a passport from a country with limited visa waiver agreements like South Africa, a second citizenship offers enhanced access to the global market. It also gives families more control over their future as the additional settlement rights can provide access to countries with greater political and economic security, as well as educational opportunities,” says Barnes.
In conclusion, Barnes says it important to remember that no citizenship-by-investment program requires you to permanently leave your home country.
"It simply gives you the freedom to travel or relocate without notice should the need arise, and to provide this freedom to your children along with the option to study, live and work in the EU or another country of your choice," he adds.
Global Citizenship Seminars — Dates and Times:
12:25 Media Panel Discussion
13:00 Networking Lunch
19 September: The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
21 September: Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
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