EGYPTIAN CITIZENSHIP

HOW TO OBTAIN EGYPTIAN CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

When was the Egyptian Citizenship by Investment Program launched? So, on March 14, 2020, the government published Parliamentary Law No. 190 (adopted in 2019) on obtaining Egyptian passport by investment. Further, the authorities initiated the launch of the Egyptian Citizenship Examination Unit. This is a specialized unit in the office of the Prime Minister of Egypt. Please note that Apex Capital Partners is a licensed agent for the Egypt program.  And therefore, has the most accurate terms and conditions and processing information.

Egyptian citizenship – why is it worth applying now?

Firstly, the Egyptian passport is a pass to the Middle East region, including the UAE.

Secondly, the authorities lowered the minimum amount of investment in real estate from $500,000 to $300,000. And now applicants may pay for the investment in cash, if legally imported through any customs point on the Egyptian border.

Thirdly, at the moment, the processing of applications is quite well developed. Unlike what was at the start, when the program was launched in 2020. To start the procedure, it is enough to pay a fixed government fee of $10,000. And this amount does not depend on the number of dependents in the application.

Dreamed of quickly obtaining alternative citizenship – this is your chance! You can start issuing an Egyptian passport remotely. Processing takes 3-6 months.

Benefits of Egyptian Citizenship Program

— There is the option of using funds that are sourced from abroad. In this case funds must have passed through an official security customs checkpoint. And also, must reach main applicant after obtaining his case file number from the government for application.

— At first, all required documents are submitted along with the receipt of payment of $10,000 USD, non-refundable, for governmental fees.

— Any official spouse of the main applicant can be included in the application, and they will obtain the Egyptian citizenship 2 years after the main applicant. In total, the application can include 4 wives along with their children.

Citizenship by Investment of Egypt. Apex Capital Partners services

APEX will provide professional legal support and prepare all necessary documents following all stages step-by-step until investor obtains the Egypt.

Egyptian Citizenship
BENEFITS OF EGYPTIAN PASSPORT

— Visa-free entry to 72 countries, as well as such territories as Hong Kong and Macau (90 days).

— And also, the citizenship of Egypt will allow to purchase real estate in Egypt, without any restrictions. In particular, to acquire real estate in the Sinai Peninsula (prohibited for foreigners).

—Program is valid for the applicant’s spouse* and children under the age of 21 (at the time of approval).

* According to local laws, the investor (if it is a man) can include up to 4 wives along with their children in the application. Please note that the spouse will only obtain an Egyptian passport 2 years after the main applicant. Before that, spouse may apply for a residence permit.

REQUIREMENTS EGYPTIAN CITIZENSHIP

— Payment of government fees

— Applicants must submit to a security screening

— Investment retention periods (real estate – 5 years, deposit – 3 years, business – 5 years).

— No minimum presence requirements

Apex Capital Partners

Apex Capital Partners  specialists will provide professional legal support, advise at all stages while obtaining Egyptian citizenship, and will also prepare all necessary documents.

OPTION 1.
Real Estate. Refundable investment
USD 300,000

Residential or commercial, one or more properties, installment payment is possible. From June 12, 2023, applicant may choose any real estate project in any location except the Sinai Peninsula.

Owning real estate in Egypt is less expensive than, for example, in Turkey or Cyprus. When concluding a purchase contract, there are no additional taxes (VAT) or registration fees. The cost indicated by the developer is all the costs of the purchase and registration.

OPTION 2.
Bank deposit. Refundable investment
USD 500,000 

Refundable after 3 years in the local Egyptian currency without interest.

OPTION 3.
Donation. Non-refundable investment
USD 250,000

Contribution (donation) to the treasury of the Central Bank of Egypt.

OPTION 4.
Investment in Companies.
Non-refundable investment

An investment of

USD 250,000

+

USD 100,000

non-refundable contribution (donation) to the government

There is no minimum or maximum stake that the investor must hold in the company.

HOW TO OBTAIN EGYPTIAN CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT: STEP-BY-STEP WITH APEX

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First, book a free consultation with APEX experts. You may request total calculation of costs for obtaining Egyptian Citizenship by providing a list of family members you want to include on your application. For more information, contact info@apexcap.org, atannous@apexcap.org

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Next, pass a special pre-check procedure from APEX. This step will allow you to see at the initial stage what the chances are of successfully obtaining an Egyptian citizenship.

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Then, sign an agreement with APEX and pay a government fee in the amount of $10,000 (combustible payment). 

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APEX prepares documents and provides full support. Further processing takes 3-6 months. Then the application is approved.

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Then, select the investment option for the program. Transfer of funds for investment.

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Plan a visit to Egypt to complete the naturalization procedure and obtain passports (main applicant and children).

IMPORTANT NEWS

Relaunch of a promising citizenship by investment program

Not so long ago, on March 7, 2023, Decree no. 876/2023 of the Prime Minister of Egypt, Mostafa Madbouli. Further, the document successfully passed hearings in the Egyptian Parliament. This document marked many changes to the country’s passport program (CIP). Especially in relation to the investment criteria of the program. Among other things, the minimum amount of investment in real estate has been reduced from $500,000 to $300,000. It was also allowed to deposit the investment amount in cash, legally imported through a customs office.

For the investor, any third party can transfer the required amount to Egypt, including both individuals and companies.

The Egyptian Citizenship by Investment program is a novelty in the investment market. In total, about 200 passports have been issued since 2020. At the same time, the first two years of the program’s existence helped to work out the entire processing, which is carried out entirely by the efforts of local authorities.

In June 2023, the Egyptian authorities lifted the restriction for real estate options – now you applicants may choose any real estate project and location except for the Sinai Peninsula to participate in the passport program.

Caribbean citizenship by investment

CARIBBEAN CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Caribbean citizenship by investment is allowed in Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and St. Kitts & Nevis. Acquiring a second passport in Caribbean countries has many benefits.

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

Apex Capital Partners has experience in the real estate market. This allows you to find reliable developers around the world whose projects allow you to obtain citizenship for real estate.

ABOUT APEX CAPITAL PARTNERS

Apex Capital Partners Corp. is a full-service government mandated advisory firm specializing in second citizenship and investor immigration programs for a multinational clientele.

APEX provides services with end-to-end execution for many HNWI, representing them to Citizenship by investment programs in countries around the world.

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Nuri Katz

Nuri Katz,
Founder of Apex Capital Partners Corp.

«The Egyptian program is a worthy competitor in the immigration services market among countries offering similar programs. Those applicants who have not had time to take part in other passport programs that have completed their work may consider Egypt as an alternative. Egypt ID holders can easily open accounts in any local banks and fully use the banking system»..

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