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WWICS celebrates its 25th anniversary
October 6, 2018 | 5:30 PM
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Muscat: World Wide Immigration Consultancy Service, popularly referred as WWICS, completes 25th anniversary of their elaborate global operations on October 23, 2018. WWICS started their operations in Oman, in December 2009. Registered under the name of Global Strategic Management Consultancy, today, they are synonymous being labeled as the most trusted and expert service provider in the field of immigration services. They assist professionals, investors and business persons to successfully fulfill their dreams of getting a secured future in their dream country. With an office earlier in CBD, now they have an elaborate office with a professional team located on the 4th Floor of Sky Tower, Al Khuwair next to Aramex Office Building.

For all businesspersons and investors looking to settle down or expand their businesses in the most bountiful countries of the world, there are a plethora of opportunities available. WWICS, Oman’s No.1 resettlement service provider is the fastest way to get your permanent residency or citizenship in countries like USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Lucia.

Lt Col (Retd) BS Sandhu, a world renowned immigration expert started WWICS in 1993 and ever since, WWICS has been a global phenomenon as immigration consultants. Today in the era of global citizens, there are plenty of options to get a stronger passport or permanent residency via investments and business setups.

Ajay Kuriakose Jacobs, Manager, Investment and Business Immigration (WWICS Oman), explains that due to political/ economic issues, citizens of many countries face issues of travel, due to their passport. WWICS provides a solution so that they can travel freely across countries as well as prosperously continue their life in Oman. We have been fortunate enough to assist many nationalities to get a stronger passport so that they can have their freedom and provide a better security for their family.



What is investment or business based Immigration?

As an effort to improve their economic statistics, many countries have started programs which encourage investment to their respective countries and in return give a permanent residency or direct citizenship. These programs have proven to continuously encourage expats since these countries have good passport ranking and economic security. The countries that WWICS specialises in are USA, UK, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Canada, Malta, Greece, Dominica, St Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada.

USA

The fast track business and investment programs provide the entrepreneurs a chance to immigrate to the destination of their choice in a hassle-free manner. USA EB5 programme began in 1990. Under the business resettlement programs for USA, the EB-5 programme is the best way to get a USA Green Card. All one has to do is invest an amount of not less than $500,000 in any of the government approved Regional Centres of America. However, there have been constant discussions in the senate to increase this amount to $800,000- $925,000 from $500,000.

UK

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is the perfect choice for you if you want to settle in UK permanently by way of an investment with a minimum investment of £200,000. WWICS helps the investor in buying a profitable running business starting from R.O 140,000.

Portugal

Portugal is one of the oldest countries in the world, with nearly 900 years of history demonstrating its strong identity and internal cohesion. The country is politically and economically stable and welcomes all nationalities. It is part of the Schengen Area and is one of the safest countries in the world. Its history, culture and beauty, alongside its hospitality, gastronomy and affordable cost of living, are just a few of the country’s main selling points.

Since its launch in 2012, Portugal's Golden Visa programme has attracted over 3 billion euros through real estate investment.

The most popular programme in Europe, a total of 6,369 residence permits have been issued since the program’s inception in 2012; with the figure increasing to 10,793 when counting the family members of the main applicants, granting them and their families free access across the Schengen area, paving the way to European residency. Majority of the investments flow into the capital of Lisbon, where the real estate market has seen significant increases, bringing it steadily inline with other European capitals. The application process for the visa is simple.

You must invest either 280,000 euros, 350,000 euros or 500,000 euros in a property.

Paperwork can be done remotely and applicant is only required to stay 7 days per year in Portugal. A nice excuse for a holiday.

A Portuguese bank account and tax number must be obtained and biometric data provided. Generally the whole process takes 4-6 months to be completed.

Caribbean Islands

Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda which are part of the Caribbean Islands are famous for giving direct passport in return of a donation made to the government or by doing an investment in Real Estate. Dual citizenship is allowed for these countries. Among them, Dominica has seen a recent surge in applications due to its low cost. For a family of 4, OMR120,000 will get them a powerful Dominican Passport within 3 months. This passport allows Visa free travel to more than 125 countries including UK and the European Union.

Introduced in 1993 by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the longest-running economic citizenship programmes in the world.

Main industries

Tourism, agriculture, and light manufacturing. Main exports: coffee, cocoa, bananas, citrus fruits, and tropical fruits. Exported manufactured products include rum, timber, and soap. Abundant natural resources: water.

The most popular programme in the Caribbean Islands. The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme has received several accolades throughout its existence. On 30 June 2016, it was awarded the title of ‘Best Caribbean Citizenship Programme’ at the Russian Global Citizen Awards. In June 2017, the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management magazine published the CBI Index, which rated Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme as the best in the world as compared to eleven other fully developed economic citizenship programmes.

Greece

Greece Residency programme has been getting a lot of attention lately since it’s the only country in the European Union to give a permanent residency issued for the full family and dependent parents within a short span of 4 months. The real estate market has been seeing positive signs and has a good projection for 2018. The total cost for Greece would be R.O 151,000. The highlight of this program is that there is no need to stay in Greece to maintain the permanent residency.

Spain

Spain has the Golden Visa programme than can be attained with an investment in real estate with minimum Euro 500,000. The process takes only 5 months.

“What makes the business programs worthwhile is the fast track process of getting a Permanent Residency or Citizenship with relaxed qualifying criteria, reasonable investment and easily achievable language benchmark or educational qualification” stated Ajay Kuriakose Jacobs, Manager- Investment and Business Immigration, WWICS Oman.

WWICS Oman team possesses the acumen required to strategically identify and plan the trends and opportunities for purchasing profitable businesses abroad. The team helps businesspersons and investors in not just filing their cases, but also getting their businesses expanded to different countries by processing the visa. Real Estate investments are hugely popular among the high networth families since the process is extremely simple. WWICS Oman, also specialise in skilled immigration mainly focusing on Canada and Australia.

More than two decades of expertise in the resettlement industry and a global presence in Canada; Australia; UAE-Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah; Qatar; Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Kenya and India, makes WWICS a name to reckon with. The world’s largest resettlement group has helped thousands of aspirants to successfully settle in the country of their choice. WWICS believes in changing lives and shaping destinies. — Sponsored Article

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