Paraguay, Mexico, Slovenia (EU), Commonwealth of Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Cyprus (EU) Residency-Passport Programs
2015

Following is our updated overview of our alternative citizenship and second passport programs, with current pricing and government processing periods.

Starting with Mexico, we offer a panoply of nationality, residence and passport programs for your perusal. Should you have any questions just CONTACT US.

MEXICO

We can now process Mexican citizenship with just one required visit and no longer two visits.

Our Mexican citizenship program is brokered directly through PT Shamrock's own immigration lawyer in Mexico City (in addition to our legal team in Acapulco where our main office has been located since 2008) and is processed through the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE). The entire Mexican citizenship program can be completed in just three months and requires only one brief visit to Mexico City to sign your naturalization papers in person and to receive your new Mexican passport.

The cost is just $60,000 per adult applicant, $30,000 for a spouse, and just $30,000 per child under 18. We still bill the process with three invoices of 25% (document verification + apostilles/embassy legalizing), 25% (to confirm the client's requested dates for the visit) and 50% with the final 50% due upon completion (issuance of Mexican citizenship).

Mexico permits dual citizenship.

Following the approximate 4-month process, with one visit in the beginning of the 4-month process (5 business days in length), and a 2nd visit at the end of the 4-month process (2-3 business days in length), clients depart Mexico with their naturalization certificates and Mexican passports in hand (and a voter ID card if requested as voter ID cards are used as "national ID" cards in Mexico and not separate "national ID cards" like most countries have).

Required documents for Mexico are the same:

1) Notarized passport copy*
2) Birth certificate*
3) Marriage certificate if applicable*
4) Last 3-months of bank statements for the main applicant
(no minimum balance as it's only for identification purposes)*

*All require either an apostille or embassy legalizing depending on country of origin. Our document processors complete the necessary attestations for clients.

The current price for Mexican citizenship is $60,000 for the main applicant, $30,000 for a spouse, and just $30,000 per child under 18.

PT Shamrock's referral fee for a single applicant is Euro 5,000. For a family of two or more, it is Euro 10,000.

Paraguay

Our Paraguay programs are very popular, while also being affordable and very efficient ways of obtaining citizenship. We have our standard program which can be completed in four years, from start to finish, and requires three visits to Paraguay throughout the process. The total cost of this program is $25,000 per adult applicant, with payments of 1/3 each due at three different junctures of the 4-year process.

Paraguay does not permit naturalization for those under 18 without a native born parent. No exceptions.

PT Shamrock's referral fee for a single applicant is Euro 5,000. For a family of two or more, it is Euro 10,000.

Payments for the program are structured with 1/3 down to start the process, 1/3 due upon the issuance of your permanent residency documents and cedula (to confirm the 2nd visit) and the final 1/3 being due just prior to the issuance of your citizenship documents and passport (final visit).

Unfortunately, children under the age of 18 are not eligible for Paraguayan citizenship.

Please note there is a $5,000 proof of financial solvency requirement for all applicants pursuing Paraguayan citizenship.

Paraguay (quoted for a national that is on the Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs restricted list, to include Lebanese, unfortunately).

The Paraguayan MOFA has all nationals from Africa, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and China (mainland only, not Hong Kong nor Macau) on its "restricted list".

And, yes, nationals on the restricted list have higher due diligence costs. For example, a Pakistani national would incur $40,000 in total program costs for the 1-year expedited process (requiring 3 visits to Asuncion) while an American national or a Brazilian national, etc. would incur only $30,000 in total costs for the same process.

Slovenia (EU)

Our expedited Slovenian citizenship program is currently the most cost-effective way to obtain citizenship from the European Union (EU) and an invaluable European passport. The entire citizenship process can be completed in less than four months and requires only one brief visit to the capital of Ljubljana to receive your naturalization papers and Slovenian passport(s) in person. The total program cost is just US$250,000 for the main applicant, US$50,000 for a spouse, US$50,000 for each child under the age of 16, and US$100,000 for each child aged 16 and above plus PT Shamrock's referral fee. PT Shamrock's referral fee for a single applicant is Euro 5,000. For a family of two or more, it is Euro 10,000.

Venezuela

Our Venezuelan program is processed under one of the country's "Bolivarian Missions" (Misian Identidad), which are a series of anti-poverty and social welfare programs that also encourage economic immigration to Venezuela. The entire process can be completed in just three months and does not require any travel to Venezuela. The cost is $95,000 per adult applicant, and just $40,000 per child under 18, plus PT Shamrock's referral fee. PT Shamrock's referral fee for a single applicant is Euro 5,000. For a family of two or more, it is Euro 10,000.

Commonwealth of Dominica

Our program in the Commonwealth of Dominica can be completed in three months with our lead agent on the island who is the most efficient and professional in the business. Only one visit to Dominica is required, and this can be bypassed if necessary, with additional costs incurred for travel of Dominican representatives to meet with you for your interview. The total cost of this program has increased as of the end of 2012 to approximately $132,000 for a single applicant, $210,000 for couples, $235,000 for a family of four, $287,000 for a family of five, plus PT Shamrock's referral fee of Eur 5,000 for a singlr applicant or Eur 10,000 for 2 or more family members. In addition there are due diligence fees which are quoted on a case-by-case basis.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis programs have long been a choice for those seeking privacy with their citizenship and great travel and banking benefits. The citizenship process can be completed in 3-4 months and does not require a visit to the islands.

There are two options for you to obtain citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis:

One option is to purchase real estate in the amount of at least $400,000 (single applicant or family), which you are required to own for a five year period of time to retain citizenship permanently. After adding the legal/professional fees ($35,000), due diligence fees ($7,500 for main applicant, additional fees for dependents), government application fees ($50,000 for main applicant, additional fees for dependents), biometric passport issuance fees ($550 per passport), etc., the total cost of this program ranges from approximately $493,000 for one applicant to over $600,000, depending upon the number and ages of applicants and dependents, inclusive of the $400,000 real estate investment.

There is also the option of contributing $250,000 as a single applicant, up to $450,000 for larger families, to the SIDF in Saint Kitts and Nevis, without the requirement to purchase real estate, should purchasing real estate not appeal to you. After adding the legal/professional fees ($35,000), due diligence fees ($7,500 for main applicant, additional fees for dependents), biometric passport issuance fees ($550 per passport), etc., the total cost of the SIDF contribution program ranges from approximately $293,000 for one applicant to over $500,000, depending on the number and ages of applicants and dependents. This contribution is not an investment, as the real estate option is, and is non-refundable upon completion of the application process.

Plus PT Shamrock's referral fee for a single applicant is Euro 5,000. For a family of two or more, it is Euro 10,000.

Antigua and Barbuda

PT Shamrock can now also broker citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda through the country's brandnew "Citizenship by Investment Unit" (CIU) which opened its doors on August, 26, 2013.

The economic citizenship program was modeled after the programs in Saint Kitts/Nevis so its price structure is virtually identical to Saint Kitts, i.e. required real estate investment of at least $400,000 on Antigua or else a donation to the Antigua National Development Fund of $250,000, $35,000 in legal and professional fees, $50,000 government application fee for the main investor (waived for the government donation of $250,000), $7,500 in due diligence fees, additional fees for dependents, plus PT Shamrock's referral fee. PT Shamrock's referral fee for a single applicant is Euro 5,000. For a family of two or more, it is Euro 10,000.

Cyprus (EU)

PT Shamrock's immigration lawyers in Nicosia can process our clients' expedited Cypriot citizenship if they are willing to make any of the following investments in Cyprus:

1) Mixed investments and a donation to a Cypriot state fund:
Applicant must invest at least US$2,000,000 in the national investment company and an amount of at least US$500,000 as a donation to the Research and Technology Fund of the Republic of Cyprus, plus PT Shamrock's referral fee of Eur 5,000.

2) Direct Investments: Applicant must invest at least US$5,000,000 in Cyprus (purchases of houses, offices, shops, hotels, businesses active and/or registered in Cyprus, bonds and securities registered and issued in Cyprus, etc).

3) Deposits in banks:
Applicant must have a fixed term deposit of at least US$5,000,000 for a period of three years with Cypriot banks.

4) A Combination of Mixed Investments and a Donation to a State Fund, Direct Investments and Deposits in Cypriot Banks: Applicant must have a combination of the above options for at least US$5,000,000.

To start the process PT Shamrock's referral fee in the amount of Eur 5,000 or equivalent is required. The cost for the program fee's as noted above are to be paid direct to source after we require your referral fee of Eur 5,000 or Eur 10,000 for 2 or more family member application.

Considerations

Obtaining residency and/or a Passport may be a perfect solution to certain individuals for tax reasons and/or to have a second option as country in which to be domiciled or have a passport in the event that you are unhappy with or wish to leave your current country for any reason.

As well, especially for Americans, it is nearly impossible to open bank or brokerage accounts anywhere in the world with a US Passport. Having a second passport opens up unlimited financial possibilities worldwide.

Whether you want residency or a passport or just simply wish to live in the country, we offer a service to expedite the process and make it so you don't have to do a thing except for follow our instructions. We do all the work. We will even pick you up at the airport when you arrive to apply for residency or citizenship.

Through our service, we make getting a passport easier than almost any other passport in the world. All you need to do is:

* Call or Email us to request our services
* We will advise you on the process (more on that below)
* We will arrange a time and recommend hotels for you to fly into Asuncion, Paraguay
* We will pick you up at the airport
* We will take you to all the government and medical offices to do the requisite applications
* The total process usually does not take longer than two days
* We will then drop you off at your hotel
* A few weeks later your residency documents will be mailed to you if you have left Paraguay

Paraguay Info
This service was designed by our associate, a renown expatriation writer and traveller. Paraguay offers a fast set-up an all-in-one, easy and fast way to get residency and a passport in an internationally recognized jurisdiction. We've considered many countries and finally settled on Paraguay as being one of the easiest, cheapest and most accessible option for most people.

Why does he believe Paraguay is better in this regard than most jurisdictions?

The process is incredibly easy. For your permanent residency you only need to visit Asuncion one time for a total of two days to apply for the documents. You can then leave and never return to Paraguay ever again if you want and your residency will still remain permanent
Getting residency and/or a passport in Paraguay is cheaper than almost any other country in the world (prices below) The Paraguay passport is widely recognized and is good for visa-free travel throughout much of Latin America, especially Mercosur Paraguay has no income tax. Therefore, for those who earn their income in other jurisdictions, having a Paraguay residency or passport could mean not paying any taxes on your earned income (check with your own tax advisor on whether this applies to you or not.)

In the event you interested in Paraguayan (permanent) residency or in actual Paraguayan citizenship (and, of course, its passport)? If it's the former we charge $5,000 for applicants not on the Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs "restricted list", such as Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Japanese, Malays, Singaporeans, etc.

Unfortunately, we are forced to charge extra for any applicants on the "restricted list" (i.e. all nationals from Africa, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the PRC, but not Taiwan).

The additional $5,000 for Paraguayan residency for clients on the restricted list does not go to our source, though, as it goes straight to the Paraguayan government...otherwise they won't even touch the client's application without "dragging their feet" endlessly.

Unfortunately, the Interpol check is conducted after they get to Asuncion for the residency application, and not accepted beforehand. Each adult applicant must submit a domestic police certificate/criminal background check from their home country or
country of residency the past 5+ years consecutively, i.e. FBI check for Americans, RCMP check for Canadians, ACRO for Brits, etc.

We charge US$5,000 for residency services.

However, if your client wants actual citizenship (and the Paraguayan passport), then that's a different matter...and with a higher fee payment, of course.

I'll go ahead and send you an updated overview of our Paraguayan
citizenship and passport programs, just in case they might be of interest to your clients...

"...Our Paraguay programs are very popular, while also being affordable and very efficient ways of obtaining citizenship. We have our standard program which can be completed in four years, from start to finish, and requires three visits to Paraguay throughout the process. The total cost of this program is as stated above, plus due diligence fees, with payments of 50%, 25% and 25% due at three different junctures of the 4-year process. The program can also be financed with a small down (plus due diligence fees) and payments of $300 for 48 months.

Clientele is expedited program in Paraguay can be completed in less than 12 months, from start to finish, and requires only three brief visits to Asuncion. The total cost of this program is $30,000 per adult applicant, plus due diligence fees. Payments for the program are structured with 50% down to start the process, 25% due upon the issuance of your permanent residency documents and cedula (2nd visit) and the final 25% being due just prior to the issuance of your citizenship documents and passport (final visit).

We can also broker an expedited citizenship program in Paraguay that does not require any travel to Asuncion. This particular citizenship option can be completed in less than three months and costs only $45,000 per adult applicant, plus due diligence fees. Upon issuance of citizenship, you can receive your new Paraguayan citizenship documents and passport either in person in Asuncion (just a 1-day visit required) or shipped directly to your home or office anywhere in the world.

Please note there is a $5,000 proof of financial solvency requirement for all Paraguayan citizenship applicants.

With all of our citizenship programs we handle all aspects of the process for you, other than those that are required to be completed by clients directly (such as applying for your police background check). Our services include the authentication and legalization of your required documents, complete instructions on all aspects of the program, advice and assistance with lodging, etc., transportation to and from all of your appointments in the citizenship process, as well as transportation to and from the airport.

If you have any further questions about our programs please feel free to contact me at any time!

PT Shamrock's referral fee to source is Euro 5,000

Paraguay FAQ -

In order to answer your questions and make sure you are getting the right program, please read the following information carefully.

Can we confirm, are you only interested in Paraguayan (permanent) residency or in actual Paraguayan citizenship (and, of course, its passport)?

If it's the former we charge a cost of $7,950 USD per person, this includes all taxes - including our introduction fee for applicants not on the Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs "restricted list", such as Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Japanese, Malays, Singaporeans, etc. Unfortunately, we are forced to charge $15,000 for any applicants on the "restricted list" (i.e. all nationals from Africa, the Middle East, India, Iraq. Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the PRC, but not Taiwan).

The additional $7,050 for Paraguayan residency for clients on the restricted list does not go to our source, though, as it goes straight to the Paraguayan government...otherwise they won't even touch the client's application without "dragging their feet" endlessly.

The Interpol check is conducted after clients get to Asuncion for the residency application, and not accepted beforehand. Each adult applicant must submit a domestic police certificate/criminal background check from their home country or country of residency the past 5+ years consecutively, i.e. FBI check for Americans, RCMP check for Canadians, ACRO for Brits, etc..

If you, the client, wants actual citizenship (and the Paraguayan passport), then that's a different matter... and with a higher payment, of course.

"...Our Paraguay programs are very popular, while also being affordable and very efficient ways of obtaining citizenship. We have our standard program which can be completed in four years, from start to finish, and requires three visits to Paraguay throughout the process. The total cost of this program is $25,000 per adult applicant, plus due diligence fees, with payments of 50%, 25% and 25% due at three different junctures of the 4-year process. The program can also be financed with just $10,100 down (plus due diligence fees) and payments of $300 for 48 months.

The expedited program in Paraguay can be completed in less than 12 months, from start to finish, and requires only three brief visits to Asuncion. The total cost of this program is $40,000 per adult applicant, plus due diligence fees. Payments for the program are structured with 60% down to start the process, 25% due upon the issurance of your permanent residency documents and cedula (2nd visit) and the final 15% being due just prior to the issuance of your citizenship documents and passport (final visit).

We can also broker an expedited citizenship program in Paraguay that does not require any travel to Asuncion. This particular citizenship option can be completed in less than three months and costs only $75,000 per adult applicant, plus due diligence fees. Upon issuance of citizenship, you can receive your new Paraguayan citizenship documents and passport either in person in Asuncion (just a 1-day visit required) or shipped directly to your home or office anywhere in the world.

Please note there is a $5,000 proof of financial solvency requirement for all Paraguayan citizenship applicants.

With all of our citizenship programs we handle all aspects of the process for you, other than those that are required to be completed by clients directly (such as applying for your police background check).

Our services include the authentication and legalization of your required documents, complete instructions on all aspects of the program, advice and assistance with lodging, etc., transportation to and from all of your appointments in the citizenship process, as well as transportation to and from the airport.

If you have any further questions about our programs please feel free to contact us at any time!

ABOUT PARAGUAY

Paraguay is a beautiful and very civilized country.

Paraguay is attractive to businessmen and freedom minded individuals because it offers an excellent standard of living in a low to zero in tax environment, as well as having more freedom to do business and live your life as you see fit.

For those interested in living in Paraguay, its cost of living is much cheaper than in the US or Europe. You can live very well on $1,500/month in Paraguay.

Paraguay offers a unique opportunity because they have declared that all permanent residences last forever and gives you the right to live, work and have ownership of property in Paraguay.

Our leprechaun is proud to present this second passport service to our viewers. Through our connections in Paraguay we have made it as easy as possible to get your permanent residency that ensures you the freedom to live and do business as you wish forever at a low cost and with minimum hassle. For a permanent residency in Paraguay you will only be required to visit the country one time for two days to take care of the paperwork. It is the easiest permanent residency we know of in the world.

THE PROCESS

STEP ONE - PERMANENT RESIDENCY (Please note that this is permanent, not provisional!)

* Cost: is just US$7,950 USD per family member and includes all taxes and our introduction fee.

* An appointment is made for you in Asuncion, Paraguay where you will get picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. We will pick you up when it is time for your appointment and do all the paperwork at our offices. This will take most of the day and the next until the afternoon.

* The documents you will need is an original Birth certificate, Civil state certificate (marriage, divorce), Certificate of good conduct (Must be provided by a nationwide recognized authority like the FBI, not the local police - If you are a US citizen you can apply for a Consular tourist visa for the countries that require it (this is the document you will receive upon entry into Paraguay). All documents must be certified by the nearest Paraguayan consulate. Once ready you must send the documents to us at least 1 week before your appointment so we can get them translated and certified. You will also need Pictures (2" x 2"): 4 front and 4 profile, white background required, accessories such as earrings or sunglasses not allowed). Also you will need to deposit $5,000 USD into a Paraguay bank (this can be wired to us and then we wire it to the bank upon your arrival - or wired to the bank directly) to prove your economic solvency. This will be refunded to you at the end of the process.

* Around 10 days after you have gone to Asuncion to do all the paperwork a permanent residency will be mailed to you (Plastic and cedula). This residency will last forever and gives you the same rights as a Paraguayan citizen.

STEP TWO - PASSPORT

Cost: $10,995 USD per family member, this includes all taxes.

2 years and 8 months after you obtain your permanent residency you can apply for naturalization and a Paraguay Passport.

Step 1. Gather the documents listed below and send them to us.

* You must be 18 years of age.
* Curriculum stating your education, work experiences etc.
* Original Passport.
* Original Birth certificate certified by the nearest Paraguayan consulate.
* Certificate of good conduct (Must be provided by a nationwide recognized authority like the FBI, not the local police), certified by the nearest Paraguayan consulate Permanent residency card to Paraguay.
* If you have any degrees like a doctors degree you can legalize it in the Paraguayan consulate so you can use it in Paraguay.
* If you have any properties in Paraguay you must present a copy legalized by a public notary in Paraguay.

Step 2. Make an appointment with us and then make arrangements to travel to Asuncion for two days for signing of papers.

Step 3. When the papers are approved you will get an appointment to come down for three days to take your exams in Spanish about Paraguay. We can provide you with the answers and it is recommended to take Spanish classes for 3-4 months before.

Step 4. You will again be asked to come down for the final details where you will receive your Paraguay Passport.

Alternatively in the event you desire an instant passport and nationality program, may we suggest you peruse our Central American program HERE. This Central American program is our best, fastest and easiest passport program bar none.

The choice is YOURS. So GET STARTED NOW!

The sooner you start the process the sooner you will receive your residency and citizenship status, so order now!

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