Citizen of the World
HARVEY LAW GROUP pioneers its vision of crossborder mobility through a range of citizenship and residency programmes
T here are countries where life is essentially a modern-day paradise as seen in the security of their economies and the prosperity of their citizens. However, many believe that settling in such places is a costly and arduous process. Amidst the challenges posed by a move like this, international law firm Harvey Law Group (HLG) has been making this dream attainable for the last 26 years. Strategically located in hubs across developing nations like the Philippines, HLG provides a team of legal immigration experts for high-net-worth individuals. Backed by competent lawyers in over 20 offices worldwide, the firm offers bespoke services such as Residency and Citizenship by Investment programmes to address clients’ distinct ambitions. “Instability within their home-country is often a factor that influences clients to look for an alternative passport or residency elsewhere,” begins Director of Business Development Samuel Harvey. “[Attaining] this gives them peace of mind.” On one hand, New Zealand offers such a programme. The Investor Visas category is an attractive option for business-oriented individuals looking to relocate and raise a family in a safe and stable environment. With programmes ranging between NZ$3,000,000 to NZ$10,000,000 in bonds or properties over the course of three to four years, investors and their families can qualify for permanent residency and eventually, citizenship; therefore exposing them to a quality of life that has ranked its cities among the world’s most liveable. On the other hand, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is a gateway to opportunities. The country sees growth in its favourable tax system and budding natural gas reserves. As a country that recognises dual citizenships, applicants may gain a second citizenship by investing in € 2,000,000 worth of properties. Under the Cyprus citizenship programme, applicants may avail of a host of benefits in less than six months. As a member state of the European Union (EU), a Cypriot passport-holder is also recognised as a European and as such, can freely study, work, and settle within any of the 28 EU states and travel visa-free to a total of 170 countries. Recently HLG has partnered with renowned hospitality group Six Senses for an exclusive offer nestled in the Caribbean. The newest Six Senses Resort and Spa debuting in one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in St Kitts and Nevis, will offer rejuvenating and luxurious stays to visitors of discerning tastes. An investment of US$220,000 in a share of Six Senses St Kitts qualifies the investor and a number of dependents to a second citizenship, which passes on to future generations. Apart from becoming a shareholder of the hotel, a St Kitts and Nevis passport-holder is entitled to travel visafree to over 150 countries including the Schengen region. “Having a second passport is not only about the number of countries you can visit without a visa; it is also about securing your family’s future,” says Harvey. Offering a wealth of benefits like access to education, healthcare, and great standards of living, Harvey Law Group’s unique programmes best conceive the firm’s vision of a world with fewer borders and infinitely more possibilities.
(FROM LEFT) Director of Operations Elisabeth Dumais, Director of Business Development Samuel Harvey, and Founder Jean-Francois Harvey
Some of HLG's investment programmes in various destinations (from left) Greece, New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda