Passportivity Forum 2023: where it is more profitable for Russians to obtain citizenship or residence permit

Passportivity Forum 2023

For the first time in Russia, the "Passportivity" brand held a business meeting for investors and partners to discuss the nuances of obtaining a residence permit and second citizenship by investment.

The company's partnership development department proposed the idea of the forum to present a new brand. Representatives of government programs with second citizenship and residence permits and partners from Vanuatu, Egypt, the UAE and other countries came to the forum.

Passportivity Forum 2023

Presentation of "Passportivity" Brand

The representative office of the "Immigrant Invest" company in Dubai was relaunched under the "Passportivity" brand, which was presented at the forum. The standards of service and the team remained the same. Investment program experts, lawyers and real estate specialists help you obtain a residence permit and second citizenship.

Under the "Passportivity" brand, we will expand the range of services while maintaining an individual approach to each investor and partner. We recognise the importance of transparency, trust, and quality of service and are charting a path for ourselves as leaders in the investment immigration market.

Forum Speakers

"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Mohamed Sameh Sedky Executive Director of the Egyptian Citizenship by Investment Unit"

Mohamed Sameh Sedky

Executive Director of the Egyptian Citizenship by Investment Unit
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Arthur Knight Official representative of the Vanuatu government citizenship program from Port Vila"

Arthur Knight

Official representative of the Vanuatu government citizenship program from Port Vila
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Ersin Öksüzoğlu Founder of EOS TURKEY PROPERTY, member of the Turkish-American Business Association"

Ersin Öksüzoğlu

Founder of EOS TURKEY PROPERTY, member of the Turkish-American Business Association
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Natalia Orlova

Business consultant on Montenegro and Turkey's international real estate and investment market. Certified Expert and Member of the Westminster Business Council
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Haralambos Michael

Head of the representative office in Russia of Leptos Estates
speaker-sergey-bolotin

Sergey Filatov

Director of Business Development in Russia and CIS at Damac
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Yulia Babkina

Director of Business Development in Russia and the CIS at Range Developments
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Victoria Goptar

Head of business development Cybarco Development Ltd Representative office in Russia
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Yulia Veremeva Director of Partnership Development, Passportivity, certified IMC specialist "

Yulia Veremeva

Director of Partnership Development, Passportivity, certified IMC specialist 
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Natalia Oganesyan

Managing Director of Real Estate Projects, Passportivity, RICS certified
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Vladimir Shchekin

Partner at Hill Consulting
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Elena Petropavlovskaya

Global Commercial Director, BBF
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Elena Garnitsarik Head of the Legal Department, Passportivity"

Elena Garnitsarik

Head of the Legal Department, Passportivity
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Elena Klimovskaya Account manager of Partnership Department, Passportivity"

Elena Klimovskaya

Account manager of Partnership Department, Passportivity
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Passportivity lawyers

"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Mohamed Sameh Sedky Executive Director of the Egyptian Citizenship by Investment Unit"

Mohamed Sameh Sedky

Executive Director of the Egyptian Citizenship by Investment Unit
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Arthur Knight Official representative of the Vanuatu government citizenship program from Port Vila"

Arthur Knight

Official representative of the Vanuatu government citizenship program from Port Vila
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Ersin Öksüzoğlu Founder of EOS TURKEY PROPERTY, member of the Turkish-American Business Association"

Ersin Öksüzoğlu

Founder of EOS TURKEY PROPERTY, member of the Turkish-American Business Association
speaker-natalia-orlova

Natalia Orlova

Business consultant on Montenegro and Turkey's international real estate and investment market. Certified Expert and Member of the Westminster Business Council
speaker-haralambos-mihail

Haralambos Michael

Head of the representative office in Russia of Leptos Estates
speaker-sergey-bolotin

Sergey Filatov

Director of Business Development in Russia and CIS at Damac
speaker-julia-babkina

Yulia Babkina

Director of Business Development in Russia and the CIS at Range Developments
speaker-victoriia-goptar

Victoria Goptar

Head of business development Cybarco Development Ltd Representative office in Russia
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Yulia Veremeva Director of Partnership Development, Passportivity, certified IMC specialist "

Yulia Veremeva

Director of Partnership Development, Passportivity, certified IMC specialist 
speaker-natalia-oganesyan

Natalia Oganesyan

Managing Director of Real Estate Projects, Passportivity, RICS certified
speaker-vladimir-shekin

Vladimir Shchekin

Partner at Hill Consulting
speaker-elena-petropavlovskaya

Elena Petropavlovskaya

Global Commercial Director, BBF
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Elena Garnitsarik Head of the Legal Department, Passportivity"

Elena Garnitsarik

Head of the Legal Department, Passportivity
"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Elena Klimovskaya Account manager of Partnership Department, Passportivity"

Elena Klimovskaya

Account manager of Partnership Department, Passportivity
speaker-team-lawyers

Passportivity lawyers

How Forum Was Held

The meeting occurred at the luxurious hotel The Carlton, Moscow, in the capital's centre, a short walk from Red Square and the Bolshoi Theater.

Key Topics from the Forum

A second passport is an investment in freedom, stability and high quality of life. With a second passport or residence permit, Passportivity clients open up freedom of movement worldwide, new business opportunities, and a better future for their children.

Assistance in obtaining status is provided by Passportivity experts in the immigration field and legal and financial services with many years of experience.

We work with partners who have high-net-worth clients. In a competitive environment, we strive to become the best, combining optimal conditions for partners and high service standards for their clients.

We are open to cooperation and fully support everyone who wants to deal with investment immigration issues professionally.

Yulia Veremeva, Director of Partnership Development, certified IMC specialist Yulia Veremeva Director of Partnership Development, Passportivity, certified IMC specialist

"Plan B" in a warm country with an Egyptian passport. Executive Director of the Egyptian Citizenship by Investment Unit, Mohamed Sameh Sedkiy, spoke about the conditions of participation. Applicants have four options with a minimum investment of $250,000.

On average, the process of obtaining an Egyptian passport takes from 6 to 9 months. The applicant applies, pays a state fee of $10,000, which is non-refundable, and fulfils the investment condition.

To get a passport, you can buy real estate, make a non‑refundable contribution or invest in a business.

Mohamed Sameh Sedky Executive Director of the Egyptian Citizenship by Investment Unit

Vanuatu has the fastest citizenship by investment program: a second passport can be obtained within two months. However, applicants do not need to visit Vanuatu to obtain or maintain status.

Vanuatu allows second or multiple citizenship, and the investors do not need to renounce their first passport.

Vanuatu citizens can obtain a B-1/B-2 tourist visa to the US. It allows you to spend up to 180 days a year in the country.

"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Arthur Knight Official representative of the Vanuatu government citizenship program from Port Vila" Arthur Knight Official representative of the Vanuatu government citizenship program from Port Vila

Purchasing real estate in Turkey opens the path to citizenship. Investors must buy real estate objects worth $400,000 or more and become participants in the investment program. The founder of EOS TURKEY PROPERTY, Ersin Öksüzoğlu, shared statistics on demand for Turkish real estate: in 2023, 50% of buyers were Russian citizens.

Obtaining Turkish citizenship by investment takes place remotely for about six months. The Turkish government allows dual citizenship.

An investor can rent out real estate to receive additional income. After three years, the property can be sold, and the money returned.

"Passportivity Forum 2023 — Ersin Öksüzoğlu Founder of EOS TURKEY PROPERTY, member of the Turkish-American Business Association" Ersin Öksüzoğlu Founder of EOS TURKEY PROPERTY, member of the Turkish‑American Business Association

Residence permits in EU countries without investment. Is it possible to get "golden visas"? Portugal has launched the Digital Nomad Visa for remote workers with a minimum foreign income of €3,040. Financially independent persons can also obtain residence permits in Italy, Spain, and Portugal upon confirmation of passive income.

In addition to non-investment methods of obtaining a residence permit in Europe, investors still have access to "golden visas" to Spain and Portugal. The minimum investment threshold is €500,000.

In 2023, the Portuguese government approved several vital changes regarding investment options and the application of a special tax regime. For example, investors no longer have the option to purchase real estate, and they can apply for preferential tax treatment until December 31, 2023.

Elena Klimovskaya, Account manager of Partnership Department Elena Klimovskaya Account manager of Partnership Department, Passportivity

Second citizenship without investment is available in Paraguay: foreigners receive a residence permit, and after a few years, they apply for permanent residence and citizenship. Obtaining status includes paying administrative fees for lawyers, translators, and notaries. The applicant's expenses will be from €7,200.

You can apply for permanent residence and citizenship after another two years after receiving a Paraguay residence permit.

A Paraguayan passport allows visa-free entry into the Schengen area, Canada, and the UK and will also enable you to obtain a B-1/B-2 visa to the US for 10 years.

Elena Garnitsarik, Head of the Legal Department Elena Garnitsarik Head of the Legal Department, Passportivity

What Participants Learned at the Forum

  • Where can investors today get a second passport or residence permit
  • Which country is more profitable to relocate a business to earn income in dollars or euros
  • Why 90% of investors open companies in the UAE
  • What residence permit or citizenship can you use to travel to the US and Schengen countries
  • How to correctly confirm the source of money origin to pay an investment contribution
  • In which countries can you pay for participation in investment programs with cryptocurrency
  • How to make a profit from buying real estate abroad and investing in other assets
  • How to avoid double taxation after obtaining citizenship or a residence permit
  • What to do if assets abroad are blocked

Ask questions about how to receive a second passport and residence permit

Get a consultation for yourself or your clients. We will answer questions, analyse a specific situation and solve problems.

Паспортивити Форум: Юлия Веремьёва
Yulia Veremeva

Director of Partnership Development, Passportivity, certified IMC specialist

Feedback from Participants

We would like to thank you for the fantastic forum. It was very informative. And the organisation is beyond praise!

Marina

Thank you for the practical, eventful event! I needed as much information as possible about citizenship, residence permits and permanent residence in other countries. The business part of the program gave the maximum: detailed descriptions of countries and opportunities. I realised that a partnership with your company expands the world's boundaries. And most importantly, it's reliable! The icing on the cake was an excellent reception at a luxury hotel. We will cooperate. Success and prosperity!

Olesya

Thank you for the invitation to the event. It was exciting and informative! We liked everything. The block about the EU countries was handy; we gained new knowledge.

Daria

You can only tell about the forum in a few words. I am an "advanced user": I have a residence permit, and my daughter has a work visa. Many tasks have nuances. I saw prospects; I needed to think about them and choose a path. Thank you!

Anatoly

Thank you for a beautiful event! We liked it; it was valuable and exciting. We have already sent the information to the client.

Marina

Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to gain knowledge! It was beneficial. We participated in a quiz, and a colleague won a prize.

Ksenia