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March 21, 2022

Citizens International

Citizens International is a private international services company for those seeking a second citizenship or new residency while looking to migrate and protect their family and their wealth.

The company was formed out of the experiences of Brian Dobbin in Canada in the late 1990’s using immigration investment programs to drive industrial growth in the province of Newfoundland within the businesses of international tourism and aquaculture. He did this in 1997 when he led the creation of the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which rewarded investment into these key industrial initiatives with a fast-track immigration application to Canada.

As his business interests grew further into international luxury real estate development, he invested into projects in the eastern Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis in 2004 and discovered at the time their little-known citizenship program. By bringing in Canadian citizenship investment expertise to meet with the SKN government of the day, the seeds were sown for the rise of the Caribbean CIP industry.

In 2010 when Brian invested into the development of an international residential community in Antigua, he again met with the government administration in place and took a lead role in educating the sitting parliamentarians on the benefits of a citizenship investment program. By 2014 the Antigua & Barbuda CIP was approved in legislation and Citizens International (CI) had opened its head office in the south end of the island a year earlier.

Since that time the company has recruited international professionals to work in its Caribbean offices, whilst also building a slate of directors in key locations and a B2B network around the world. CI has also been a pioneer in providing new citizenship investment products since the creation of the Newfoundland PNP by Brian Dobbin in 1997.

Currently Citizens International is a leading supplier of CIP real estate investment options in the Caribbean, as shown by the company creating the first property investment fund approved for CIP status with Operose Capital of Saudi Arabia in 2016, to now launching ‘The Gardens’ luxury residential community in 2022. This will be the first real estate development project in the several hundred million dollar planned makeover of Jolly Harbour, Antigua, and the Gardens will also offer a fractional ownership option in the project with CIP benefits to its North American and European clientele.

The company feels strongly that ‘The Gardens’ is the perfect blend of an affordable lifestyle real estate product (under $300,000 US) that offers excellent capital appreciation and second citizenship for the fractional (and whole ownership) buyers.

With what began as a twist on normal immigration to Canada in the 1980’s by offering expedited application processing to candidates who invested in government-approved projects, the immigration investment industry has bloomed over the last 40 years into a competition amongst the world’s most desirable jurisdictions to attract the international elite to invest in and become citizens of these countries.

This flow of fiat and human capital has an immediate impact on its destination, as evidenced by the 1000+ direct jobs created in Newfoundland by 200 of the program’s nominees, or the changes seen in the St. Kitts & Nevis infrastructure and economies over the last 15 years.

This effect of this citizenship investment makes Citizens International and the economic migration companies like it very productive partners in the countries they represent and given the continuing long-term benefits that reverberate from these economic immigrants makes working in this industry a very gratifying experience.

If you are interested in learning more about how Citizens International can help you and your family, follow the link and take advantage of their complimentary 30 minutes Zoom consultation: Citizens International Consultation

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