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Exclusive Countries Covered by Arto Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Indones

Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia , Syria, Switzerland, Singapo

Exclusive Countries Covered by Arton Capital Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam, Yemen.

Exclusive countries covered by Arton Capital

Simplicity Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program The process established by the authorities is efficient and allows for processing of applications within the officially prescribed terms. It takes three months for investors to obtain temporary residency, although some insignificant delays were experienced in the summer months of 2015 when many EU entry points such as Hungary were faced with the challenge of registering an overwhelming numbers of refugees. Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam, Yemen.

Transparency All agents who are involved in the purchase of special residency bonds for the program are approved by the government and are assigned territories that they can exclusively operate in. It can be only one territory or as in the case of global immigrant investment specialists, Arton Capital Hungary – the only agent who has registered its business in Hungary and 28 other countries around the world. This makes it easier for the government to monitor and supervise their performance. The government has also created incentives for companies like Arton Capital who have chosen to register their business in Hungary. Such agents are allowed to process files of applicants from any nationality, even those who are under the territorial licence of another agent, as long as they are submitted from Hungary. This also brings additional benefits to the local economy, since applicants have to make at least one trip to Budapest. Potential Hungary is in the process of devising additional changes to its program to attract even more wealthy migrants. One such stimulus is to waive the language requirement from qualified applicants and to reduce the time to obtain citizenship from eight to five years. This will make the program more competitive and allow it to be on a par with its European rivals. Further changes including the introduction of a fast tracked path to citizenship if applicants invest more in the country have been proposed by Arton Capital Hungary Kft­—­one of four licensed companies who are exclusively authorised to represent the Hungarian bond program. Immigrant investor programs are becoming more and more popular in Europe and while they are beneficial for the local population and economy, they can also be a means of expressing solidarity for those migrants who are less fortunate and are not in a position to relocate through an immigrant investor programme. One such initiative that is gaining traction in Brussels in the

past few months is the idea of a global citizen contribution – to set a percentage of the total investment made by qualified applicants that will be redirected to a pan-European fund. The money accumulated in this fund will be used solely to combat the adverse effects of the refugee crisis in Europe and to help the victims of political and economic distress in the Middle East and North Africa who seek refuge in Europe. Arton Capital Hungary has been granted exclusive rights to facilitate the investment and application process for applicants from the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Yemen. As of June 1, 2016 one more country – Vietnam, has been added to this extensive list, making the total of 30 countries. As the only agent who registered their operations in Hungary, Arton Capital can accept applicants from any country, provided applications are lodged in person within Hungary. All other applicants must make sure that their investment is made through the designated agent responsible for their specific region. For further information visit www.artoncapital.com/industry-news/ fast-track-permanent-residency-eu-4-weeks/

Arton Index score:

73

Visa-free countries:

151

Passport Index rank:

8

Time to EU permanent residency:

30 days

Time to EU citizenship:

8 years

Investment amount:

€ 300,000

Investment guarantees: Main nationalities of applicants:

Yes China, Pakistan, Iran

Dependents (18+, parents) included: Residential address requirement:

Yes

None (starting July 1st )

Source: ArtonCapital.com

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