Arton Group



Mar, 2021

Passport Index Mobile App Comes to Android

Following the incredible success of its iOS mobile app — the unmatched passport experience is now available on Android devices. Now anyone can access real-time ranking and intelligent travel, right at their fingertips!

Jan, 2021

Global Mobility Report 2021 Released

The Passport Index Global Mobility Report 2021 reveals what rock-bottom for global mobility looks like during a worldwide pandemic, and whether government decisions for lockdown paved the way for responsible mobility.



Dec, 2020

Launch of the Arton Achievers Program

As a firm believer that the true value of a company lies in its people, the Arton Achievers Program was launched to recognize and empower the exceptional achievements of the growing global team.

Nov, 2020

Arton Partners with SHUAA Capital

Arton Capital partners with SHUAA, the leading asset management and investment banking platform in MENA with 13.6B$ AUM, to launch a €100,000,000 real estate investment fund to channel foreign investment into high growth markets.

May, 2020

Passport Index Reveals New Data on Global Mobility

The Passport Index reveals new data on the significant damage the Covid-19 pandemic has had on global mobility, decreasing the World Openness Score by nearly 20%.

Mar, 2020

Launch of the Global Citizen Series Webinars

Arton launches the Global Citizen Series Webinars to keep industry stakeholders informed and engaged in times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jan, 2020

GCF in Davos during WEF

The Global Citizen Forum hosts Beyond Boundaries in Davos during the World Economic Forum, featuring exciting receptions and engaging panels hosted by partnering organizations.



Dec, 2019

The Greatest Passports of the Decade

The Passport Index published a report on the Greatest Passports of the Decade, revealing how the 2010s truly left a lasting mark on global mobility and the openness of our world.

Nov, 2019

Arton Addresses WebSummit 2019

Armand Arton made the Opening Remarks for the Future Societies panel at the WebSummit 2019 in Lisbon, which gathered over 70,000 attendees from 160+ countries.

Oct, 2019

Arton First to Submit File in Montenegro

After years of anticipation, only a few short months following the programs launch, Milos Stojanovic, Vice President of Arton Capital, hand delivered the program’s first application, with many others currently in the pipeline. 

Sep, 2019

Arton Partners with Concordia Annual Summit

During the UNGA week in NYC, Armand Arton moderated a panel on Mobility and the Power of a Passport, joined by the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis. 

Aug, 2019

Another Year at Gumball 3000

Arton Capital transcends borders once again with another year of rallying at Gumball 3000; this time from Mykonos to Ibiza. Truly one of the 'greatest bucket list experiences possible behind a wheel'.

Jun, 2019

Arton helps launch Select Anguilla

Arton Capital supports the Government of Anguilla in launching Select Anguilla, a new government agency to administer its new Residency-by-Investment programs. 

May, 2019

Authorized Agent for Montenegro

Following the appointment of Arton Capital as an Authorized Agent for Montenegro’s Citizenship-by-Investment Program in March, the official signing of the contract with the government took place in Podgorica. 

May, 2019

Arton Explores Expansion into Latin America

As a programming partner of the Concordia Americas SummitArton Capital supported keynote presentations carried out by the nation’s President Iván Duque Márquez, Former President of Nigeria, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, and Secretary of Energy of United States of America, Rick Perry, amongst many other distinguished guests. 

Mar, 2019

Arton Opens New Office in Brussels

With a new office just steps away from the European Parliament, Arton aims to facilitate communication with European decision makers and share its wealth of expertise and industry knowledge to a proposed Expert Group composed of EU Member State representatives. 

Feb, 2019

Arton Capital Retreat in Portugal

The Arton team gathers from offices around the world in Lisbon, Portugal to celebrate year-long achievements and refuel their mission to empower global citizenship.  

Jan, 2019

Arton Capital Opens an Office in Beijing

With an already established office in Singapore, Arton Capital further expanded operations in the region with an additional office in Beijing. To celebrate this new venture, Arton brought The Global Citizen Series to Asia, with notable events hosted in Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. 

Jan, 2019

GCF Hosts First Event in Davos

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; the Global Citizen Forum hosted an event to launch the announcement of their new membership community. 



Dec, 2018

The Passport Index at the top of the world

On December 1, 2018, the UAE celebrated their passport's victory in reaching the #1 spot in the Global Passport Ranking. This achievement was celebrated by displaying The Passport Index ranking upon the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building holding the largest LED screen in the world. The news went viral to reach all parts of the globe.

Oct, 2018

Arton Opens an Office in St. John’s, Antigua

Arton enhances its Caribbean operations by announcing the opening of their newest office in St. John’s, Antigua with a dedicated team on ground to facilitate processing and strengthen government relationships. 

Sep, 2018

Arton Signs MOU with Government of Anguilla

In its continued efforts to diversify and grow the island’s economy, the Government of Anguilla signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Arton Capitalaimed at raising revenues to the island through the recently announced Anguilla Residency-by-Investment Program. 

Aug, 2018

Arton races at Gumball 3000

Gumball 3000 is a unique event that transcends borders and reaches over 100 million households in 60 countries and has a combined celebrity social media following of over 100 million fans. The 2018 race starts in London on August 4th and ends in Tokyo on August 12th, 2018.

Jul, 2018

Montenegro launches CIP

After years of consideration, Montenegro joins the ever-expanding list of countries seeking to attract foreign direct investments through citizenship by investment programs. The program will be available from October 2018 for up to 2,000 applicants from non-EU countries, for a limited period of 3 years.



Oct, 2017

Global Citizen Forum Sveti Stefan 2017

Arton hosts the fourth edition of the Global Citizen Forum with over 400 global leaders, visionaries, philanthropists and leading influencers. The Global Citizen Gala raised over US$ 400,000 for the Global Citizen Foundation to fund selected projects in the Caribbean region devastated by hurricanes. See highlights.

Jul, 2017

Arton races at Gumball 3000

Gumball 3000 is a unique event that transcends borders and reaches over 100 million households in 60 countries on television and online, and has a combined celebrity social media following of over 100 million followers.

May, 2017

Arton is invited to advise Armenia’s Ministry to attract foreign investments

Armenia’s government recognizes Arton's experience and attaches importance to improving the investment environment, the legislative field, promoting investments, mainly, foreign direct investments in the country’s economy, creation of new jobs.

Mar, 2017

Arton signs a partnership with the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of the GCC

The HBS Alumni Club of the GCC promotes collaboration among the Harvard Business School, HBS alumni, government and business leadership, and the local community in the GCC and Middle East. The Harvard Crossroads 2017 event was a big success.

Mar, 2017

Arton becomes a YPO Global Affiliate Partner

Arton Capital sponsors YPO Edge in Vancouver in its capacity as a Global Affiliate Partner.

Feb, 2017

Arton participates in Montenegro’s tender for Special Investor Program

Montenegro's government plans to offer citizenship to foreign investors who are willing to invest money in the country.

Jan, 2017

Arton launches Passport Index 2017

Passport Index 2017 delivers up-to-date, real-time information on the visa-free scores of almost every country in the world.

Jan, 2017

Armand Arton begins his Global Citizen Quest

After 10 years leading Arton Capital to the summit of its industry, Armand Arton takes a sabbatical to discover and reinvent the future of global citizenship. Follow Armand at



Dec, 2016

Arton launches the 2016 Philanthropy Report

Already in its third edition, the Philanthropy Report, co-created with Wealth-X, is an annual study on the changes in the trends of UHNW giving.

Jun, 2016

Arton in Montenegro

Arton Capital sets up operations in Podgorica, Montenegro, to better address the regional needs. Miloš Stojanović is appointed Managing Director.

Jun, 2016

Arton Capital Hungary adds Vietnam

Arton Capital Hungary is awarded exclusive rights to represent the Hungarian Residency Bond Program in Vietnam. With this, the list of countries whose citizens and residents can apply for the Hungarian program only through Arton increases to 29.

May, 2016

Arton in Singapore

Arton Capital opens its first office in Singapore to better serve the increasing demand for second residency and citizenship opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. Philippe May is appointed Managing Director and Arton’s Head of Asia Pacific.

Apr, 2016

Arton launches Passport Index 2016

Passport Index 2016 delivers incredible new ways to understand and visualize the power of passports. For the first time ever, users can compare the world’s passports side by side, learn about their visa policies, explore their designs, sort by country, region and even by color.

Mar, 2016

Arton adds Portugal

Arton adds Portugal to its portfolio of global citizenship programs. The Golden Residence Permit is offered through a unique real estate investment in the rehabilitation of a palatial house, an emblematic building in the city of Porto built in the 18th century.

Feb, 2016

Arton Capital Hungary adds six new exclusive countries

Arton Capital Hungary is awarded exclusive rights to represent the Hungarian Residency Bond Program in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand and the USA. With this, the list of countries whose citizens and residents can apply for the Hungarian program only through Arton increases to 28.

Jan, 2016

Arton appoints new CEO

John Hanafin joins Arton as its CEO to drive the group’s development and industry leadership in the next decade.

Jan, 2016

Arton celebrates 10 years of innovation and excellence

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Arton's founding and marks a pivotal year in the company's development for the next ten years.

Jan, 2016

Arton appointed marketing agent to Saint Lucia

By appointment of the government of Saint Lucia, Arton becomes a marketing agent for the Citizenship by Investment Program.

Jan, 2016

Arton adds Saint Lucia to its portfolio

Saint Lucia's CIP becomes the fifth Caribbean and 11th global citizenship program in Arton's portfolio.



Dec, 2015

Arton Capital in Dominica

Arton Capital Dominica obtains full approval as an authorized agent in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the Citizenship by Investment Program.

Dec, 2015

Arton launches the 2015 Philanthropy Report

Wealth-X and Arton Capital launch the 2015 edition of the Philanthropy Report, which looks at the giving trends of ultra-wealthy individuals and how the wealthy are currently giving back to the refugee crisis.

Nov, 2015

Arton FDI Series

Arton Capital hosts the FDI Series in Sofia, Bulgaria, which focuses on the themes Attracting Foreign Direct Investment and Enhancing Security and Transparency: Strategies for Europe.

Nov, 2015

Arton on board of Positive Planet

Armand Arton is appointed to the board of directors (MENA region) of Positive Planet, a non-profit whose mission is to help men and women around the world create the conditions for a better life for future generations.

Nov, 2015

Arton in Dominica

Arton Capital Dominica becomes an authorized agent under the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program.

Oct, 2015

Global Citizen Forum Monaco 2015

Arton Capital curates the third edition of the Forum with global leaders and visionaries, such as Kofi Annan, Irina Bokova, Jose Manuel Barroso, Gen. Wesley Clark, Wyclef Jean and others. See highlights.

Mar, 2015

The world’s Passport Index™

Arton Capital launches the Passport Index™, the world’s first interactive online tool that collects, sorts and ranks the passports of the world.

Jan, 2015

Arton Advisors in Grenada

Arton Advisors obtains full approval as an overseas agent to the government of Grenada for the promotion of the Citizenship by Investment Program.

Jan, 2015

Special Economic Envoy for Antigua & Barbuda

Armand Arton is appointed Special Economic Envoy for Antigua & Barbuda by Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne.



Dec, 2014

Arton Advisors in St. Kitts

Arton Advisors becomes a fully approved marketing agent to the government of St. Kitts & Nevis.

Nov, 2014

Arton Team Retreat

The 2014 edition of the retreat is hosted by Arton's Budapest team and focuses on a variety of organizational and strategic workshops. Present are strategic partners and members of Arton's board of advisors.

Oct, 2014

Global Residence and Citizenship Council

Driven by its strong belief in the need for greater global industry regulation, transparency and accountability, Arton becomes one of the founding members of the Global Residence and Citizenship Council, an initiative announced at the Global Citizen Forum in Toronto.

Oct, 2014

Callaloo Cay real estate project announced in Antigua

Arton brokers the investment agreement between the government of Antigua and the Royal Family of Sharjah and becomes a shareholder in Al Quaribi Development Co., the joint venture behind the Callaloo Cay project.

Oct, 2014

Global Citizen Forum 2014

The second edition of the Global Citizen Forum is held in Toronto, Canada. Over 260 guests participate in the two-day event, featuring presentations, working discussions and plenary sessions. For the first time ever in this industry, a strong entertainment aspect is added with the Global Citizen Gala, featuring high profile guests, PMs, ministers and diplomats from over 18 countries.

Sep, 2014

Arton Advisors in Antigua & Barbuda

Arton Advisors becomes a pre-approved agent to the government of Antigua & Barbuda for the promotion of its Citizenship by Investment Program.

Sep, 2014

Arton advises St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Task Force

Arton participates in a two-day workshop to exchange ideas on the formation of a citizenship by investment program.

Jul, 2014

Arton advises Antigua & Barbuda

Arton shares its expertise with the government of Antigua & Barbuda on the optimization of the Citizenship by Investment program.

Jul, 2014

Arton participates in a white paper for St. Kitts

Arton Capital, along with other industry leaders, issues a white paper advisory for the improvement and optimization of the St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program.

Jun, 2014

Arton in Turkey

The exclusive joint venture with Sen International strengthens Arton's position and presence in Turkey.

Mar, 2014

Arton in South Africa

Arton Capital opens an office in Cape Town.

Jan, 2014

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program

Arton creates unique investment options for the Cyprus program, which becomes the most sought-after option for clients seeking European citizenship.



Dec, 2013

Bulgaria Fast-Track Program

Arton Capital Bulgaria advises the government on the implementation of a fast-track option in addition to the already existing Investor Program for Residence and Citizenship in Bulgaria.

Dec, 2013

New branding

Following strategic corporate restructuring, Arton unveils its new branding and mission to empower global citizenship.

Dec, 2013

Fast-Track Program for Hungary

Arton Capital Hungary participates in the consultations on the introduction of a fast-track program.

Oct, 2013

Arton Index

Created as a tool to compare and evaluate global residence and citizenship programs, the index initially starts with 10 programs. The 2015 edition of the index features 20 programs.

Sep, 2013

Arton Team Retreat

The 2013 edition of the retreat is held immediately following the Global Citizen Forum in the UAE.

Sep, 2013

Global Citizen Forum

After months of research and development, Arton launches the Global Citizen Forum at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The inaugural event is well-received and highly acclaimed.

Aug, 2013

Global Citizen Foundation

Arton Capital becomes the founding member of the Global Citizen Foundation, whose mission is to support education and research, and to empower sustainable development around the world.

Jul, 2013

Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program

Arton Advisors becomes an approved foreign marketing agent to the government of Antigua & Barbuda.

Jun, 2013

Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program

Arton adds Grenada CIP to its portfolio through a strategic partnership with the Mount Cinnamon approved resort.

May, 2013

Arton Bank

Arton Bank is incorporated in Dominica to serve the growing banking needs of Global Citizens.

May, 2013

Arton Capital Hungary

Arton Capital Hungary advises the government on the structuring, operating and monitoring of the Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program. So far, Arton Capital Hungary is the only registered agent in the country authorized to process applications from within Hungary.

Apr, 2013

Arton Advisors in Dominica

Arton Advisors becomes an approved agent to the government of Dominica.



Aug, 2012

Arton Team Retreat

The 2012 edition of the retreat was hosted by the Bulgarian team and focused on the sustainable development of the Arton brand.

May, 2012

Sovereign Investor Platform

Arton structures its advisory service to governments under the Sovereign Investor Platform, which specializes in responding to the needs of government bodies.

Mar, 2012

EU Capital Partners (EUCP)

EUCP is a valuable consulting partner for businesses in Bulgaria looking to expanding their activities into the Middle East and North Africa and vice versa.

Feb, 2012

Arton Advisors

Arton Advisors is registered in the UAE to provide advice to governments, partners and clients on global residence and citizenship programs. Arton adds the USA EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to its portfolio.

Jan, 2012

Arton Investments

Through full acquisition of the partnership and name change from PWM Capital, Arton Investments continues the public-private partnership with the government of Quebec as an approved financial intermediary for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.



Jan, 2011

Global Citizen Magazine

Global Citizen Magazine is a bi-monthly title that promotes Global Citizenship as a way of life, and provides its readers with a wealth of articles covering investment opportunities in countries offering second residence and citizenship, real estate trends, entrepreneurial profiles, philanthropy and challenges facing the world’s leading global citizens.



Jul, 2010

Arton Capital Holdings

Foreseeing the future development of the Caribbean programs, Arton Capital Holdings is created to promote and structure the CIP program offerings.



Apr, 2009

Investor Program for Residence and Citizenship in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Investor Program for Residence and Citizenship is launched with high-profile events in Montreal, Moscow and Dubai.



Nov, 2008

Arton Capital Bulgaria

Arton Capital advises the government of Bulgaria on the structuring of a residence and citizenship program aimed at attracting foreign direct investments to the country.



Aug, 2006

Arton Capital is founded

Arton Capital is established in Canada, bringing innovation and excellence to the global investor migration industry. Through its exclusive partnership with PWM Capital, an authorized financial intermediary under the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, Arton starts offering Federal and Quebec Immigrant Investor Programs.