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Saint Kitts CIP Cuts Contribution for Families to US$150,000, Same as Single-Applicant Price

Four out of five Caribbean CIPs have now enacted significant changes to their requirements in direct response to the pandemic.
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Saint Kitts CIP Cuts Contribution for Families to US$150,000, Same as Single-Applicant Price

Four out of five Caribbean CIPs have now enacted significant changes to their requirements in direct response to the pandemic.
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Sweeping Makeover for Malta IIP: Property Investment Doubled, Up to 3 Years Residency

Malta’s IIP is in for a major overhaul in September, with comprehensive changes to the contribution, real estate, and residency requirements.
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Secret Bay: Phase 1 Nears Sellout, CBI Investor ROI Payments Continue and New Villas to be Completed this November

The pandemic has slowed the real estate market globally, except for real estate connected to citizenship by investment programs.
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“Wake Up in The Morning Without Smelling Tear Gas”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

African investor migrants multiply, Singapore considers position in RCBI-market, Hongkongers’ cup runneth over, South Americans HNWI targeted.
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The “Bachelor Tax” Some CIPs Charge on Single Applicants

Governments offering CIPs need to start treating their CBI citizens as real citizens, and not life-long piggy-banks, writes Justin Donovan.
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The “Bachelor Tax” Some CIPs Charge on Single Applicants

Governments offering CIPs need to start treating their CBI citizens as real citizens, and not life-long piggy-banks, writes Justin Donovan.
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Stakeholders Lobby for €250,000 Spanish Golden Visa as Investment Slumps

“We have proposed to the Government to halve the amount of investment in housing,” says the head of the country’s developers’ association.
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Stakeholders Lobby for €250,000 Spanish Golden Visa as Investment Slumps

“We have proposed to the Government to halve the amount of investment in housing,” says the head of the country’s developers’ association.
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Stakeholders Lobby for €250,000 Spanish Golden Visa as Investment Slumps

“We have proposed to the Government to halve the amount of investment in housing,” says the head of the country’s developers’ association.
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First-Time Financing by World Bank for Digital Economy in the Eastern Caribbean

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today the regional Caribbean Digital Transformation Project for a total of US$94 million for four Eastern Caribbean countries: Dominica (US$28 million), Grenada (US$8 million), Saint Lucia (US$20 million), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (US$30 million), and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission (US$8 million) to […]
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Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About China’s Investment Migration Market

While demand is stronger than ever, the big agencies are closing branches and laying off staff. In 2020, all the rules have changed.
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Asset Allocation for Citizenship Portfolios: Maximize Yield, Hedge Against Black Swans

Now is the time for advisors to talk to clients about diversification of their residency and citizenship portfolios, writes Tatiana Tolstaia.
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Asset Allocation for Citizenship Portfolios: Maximize Yield, Hedge Against Black Swans

Now is the time for advisors to talk to clients about diversification of their residency and citizenship portfolios, writes Tatiana Tolstaia.
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Eric Major on Investment Migration After COVID: “Phone Rings The Most During Times of Turmoil”

Major also comments on the reasons he believes the Montenegro CIP has underperformed so far and, as of last week, had only issued ten passports.
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Eric Major on Investment Migration After COVID: “Phone Rings The Most During Times of Turmoil”

Major also comments on the reasons he believes the Montenegro CIP has underperformed so far and, as of last week, had only issued ten passports.
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Investor Immigrants Are Dream Immigrants: The Case for Proactive Naturalization Policies

Sovereign countries are free to choose whom they naturalize. If you want the crème de la crème of immigrants, all you have to do is ask.
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Investor Immigrants Are Dream Immigrants: The Case for Proactive Naturalization Policies

Sovereign countries are free to choose whom they naturalize. If you want the crème de la crème of immigrants, all you have to do is ask.
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Investor Immigrants Are Dream Immigrants: The Case for Proactive Naturalization Policies

Sovereign countries are free to choose whom they naturalize. If you want the crème de la crème of immigrants, all you have to do is ask.
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Andrew Henderson on Investment Migration After COVID: “It’s Going to Be a Reset”

Watch: Andrew Henderson thinks CBI programs have little room to maneuver on price and warns citizenship-based taxation is on the European agenda.
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Cyprus Govt. Approves New CIP Regulations to Render Program Beyond Reproach

The subject of criticism from EU institutions for years, Cyprus is putting in place new regulations it hopes will leave it well-nigh unimpeachable.
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US EB-5 Update: I-829 Petitions Up 27% on Year in Q1, Approval Rate 99%

It’s the second time in EB-5 history that the number of I-829 filings exceeds 1,000 petitions within a single quarter.
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Historic Comeback for Portugal Golden Visa: May 2020 Best Month on Record

Back with a vengeance: May approvals alone exceeded those of the preceding four months combined as the program raised a historic EUR 147 million.
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Historic Comeback for Portugal Golden Visa: May 2020 Best Month on Record

Back with a vengeance: May approvals alone exceeded those of the preceding four months combined as the program raised a historic EUR 147 million.
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Investment Migration in the News This Week: “COVID-19 Has Accelerated Adoption of [CBI]”

Prominent investment migration figures have garnered an unusually high degree of coverage in mainstream outlets over the past week
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Investment Migration in the News This Week: “COVID-19 Has Accelerated Adoption of [CBI]”

Prominent investment migration figures have garnered an unusually high degree of coverage in mainstream outlets over the past week
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Malta IIP Agency Issues Deadline for Applications to Be Considered Before New Regulations

It remains to be seen whether the new rules will be ready in time to prevent a gap between the first and second versions of the MIIP.
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Juwai IQI Launches Juwai.asia, the First Global Real Estate Portal for Asian Buyers

Juwai.asia, the first global portal for non-China Asian consumers who want to purchase real estate anywhere in the world, lists 6 million properties a year.
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Juwai IQI Launches Juwai.asia, the First Global Real Estate Portal for Asian Buyers

Juwai.asia, the first global portal for non-China Asian consumers who want to purchase real estate anywhere in the world, lists 6 million properties a year.
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Juwai IQI Launches Juwai.asia, the First Global Real Estate Portal for Asian Buyers

Juwai.asia, the first global portal for non-China Asian consumers who want to purchase real estate anywhere in the world, lists 6 million properties a year.
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Juwai IQI Launches Juwai.asia, the First Global Real Estate Portal for Asian Buyers

Juwai.asia, the first global portal for non-China Asian consumers who want to purchase real estate anywhere in the world, lists 6 million properties a year.
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The Statelessness Dilemma: Legal Responsibility in the Citizenship by Investment Industry

Daniel Twomey’s comprehensive study on statelessness in the context of citizenship by investment is de rigeur reading for policymakers and applicants alike.
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The Passport Throughout History – The Evolution of a Document

Nicola Mangion traces the history of the passport back to 2,500 years ago and finds that the earliest such documents were actually more akin to visas.
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Investment Migration People in The News This Week: “An Inquiry Every 2-3 Minutes,” Says Hong Kong Consultant

“The day after that proposal, we received over a hundred calls,” said Andrew Lo, chief executive at Anlex, a Hong Kong-based immigration consultancy firm.
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Investment Migration People in The News This Week: “An Inquiry Every 2-3 Minutes,” Says Hong Kong Consultant

“The day after that proposal, we received over a hundred calls,” said Andrew Lo, chief executive at Anlex, a Hong Kong-based immigration consultancy firm.
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10 on the Weekend – Alexander Risvas: Greek Golden Visa is a “National Effort”

Alexander Risvas, perhaps thanks to his penchant for the works of self-help gurus like Tony Robbins and Napoleon Hill, is optimistic in spite of COVID.
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Pandemic Has Robbed Greek and Portuguese Golden Visas of Nearly EUR 300 Million So Far

Greece and Portugal’s golden visa programs have missed out on 800 applications and investment equivalent to a small country’s GDP due to the pandemic.
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Pandemic Has Robbed Greek and Portuguese Golden Visas of Nearly EUR 300 Million So Far

Greece and Portugal’s golden visa programs have missed out on 800 applications and investment equivalent to a small country’s GDP due to the pandemic.
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Hong Kong’s Already-Hot Migration Market Boils Over Following National Security Law Announcement

As Hongkongers scramble for the exit, mainland Chinese say they are having second thoughts about sending their children abroad for school.
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Hong Kong’s Already-Hot Migration Market Boils Over Following National Security Law Announcement

As Hongkongers scramble for the exit, mainland Chinese say they are having second thoughts about sending their children abroad for school.
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Italy Halves Minimum Investment of “La Dolce Visa” to EUR 250,000 – But Will Investors Bite?

The new minimum places Italy’s investment low end of the cost-spectrum among European golden visas but also calls for a much higher level of risk tolerance.
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Italy Halves Minimum Investment of “La Dolce Visa” to EUR 250,000 – But Will Investors Bite?

The new minimum places Italy’s investment low end of the cost-spectrum among European golden visas but also calls for a much higher level of risk tolerance.
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Italy Halves Minimum Investment of “La Dolce Visa” to EUR 250,000 – But Will Investors Bite?

The new minimum places Italy’s investment low end of the cost-spectrum among European golden visas but also calls for a much higher level of risk tolerance.
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The Chief Beneficiaries of EU CIPs Could Be The Countries That Don’t Have Them

As professional advisors everywhere fall over themselves to get face-time with UHNWIs, Malta, Cyprus, and the EU itself are playing catch-and-release.
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The Chief Beneficiaries of EU CIPs Could Be The Countries That Don’t Have Them

As professional advisors everywhere fall over themselves to get face-time with UHNWIs, Malta, Cyprus, and the EU itself are playing catch-and-release.
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Québec IIP Suspension Extended Until April 2021; IIAC Calls for Re-Launch of Federal Program

“It is a program that could have helped in economic recovery, with this pandemic. To the business community, it is deplorable,” said lawyer Maxime Lapointe.
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COVID-19 is the Final Nail in the Coffin of the Caribbean CIP-Harmonization Dream

Promises not to undercut each other are all well and good but, when things get rough, they are the first commitments to go out the window.
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COVID-19 is the Final Nail in the Coffin of the Caribbean CIP-Harmonization Dream

Promises not to undercut each other are all well and good but, when things get rough, they are the first commitments to go out the window.
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COVID-19 is the Final Nail in the Coffin of the Caribbean CIP-Harmonization Dream

Promises not to undercut each other are all well and good but, when things get rough, they are the first commitments to go out the window.
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Weak Q3 Expected for Greek Golden Visa, But Flurry of Reforms May Bring a Roaring Q4

The government is heeding the advice of practitioners and speeding up golden visa processing. Their zeal, unfortunately, isn’t matched by local authorities.
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Weak Q3 Expected for Greek Golden Visa, But Flurry of Reforms May Bring a Roaring Q4

The government is heeding the advice of practitioners and speeding up golden visa processing. Their zeal, unfortunately, isn’t matched by local authorities.
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10 on the Weekend – Hakan Cortelek: “Build a Team and the Rest Takes Care of Itself”

Hakan Cortelek, who has 15 years behind his belt in the industry, says today’s booming market and the plethora of programs is owed to a handful of pioneers.
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10 on the Weekend – Hakan Cortelek: “Build a Team and the Rest Takes Care of Itself”

Hakan Cortelek, who has 15 years behind his belt in the industry, says today’s booming market and the plethora of programs is owed to a handful of pioneers.
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“Migration by Investment” in the Era of Deglobalisation

“No amount of discounts or special offers will re-create the demand enjoyed over the past period until globalisation returns to the crease,” writes Mohammed Asaria.
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Greek Amendments to Reduce Golden Visa Investment Risk, Demand Physical Presence for FIP-Visas

In practice, the changes enable investors to pay for the property from abroad, rather than by first opening a Greek bank account, without excess risk.
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Will The Crisis Lead Portugal to Scrap its Golden Visa Price Increase Plans?

“In the aftermath of coronavirus, in my opinion, the amendments to the golden visa program will never take place as planned,” says Dr. Gali Macedo.
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Kimpton Kawana Bay Phase 1 Sold Out, Very Few Units Remaining in Phase 2 and 3

The first phase of the project is sold out, as well as all suites and the vast majority of the single title studios in the Matura building (phase 2).
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91% of Québec Immigrant Investors Settle in Other Provinces – But That’s Changing Quickly

The share of Québec Immigrant Investor Program participants who settled in the province had averaged 8% – until last year when it suddenly jumped.
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10 On The Weekend – James E. Harris: “Demand for Vanuatu CIP Can Explode if New Govt. Takes Action”

James Harris, a former British Army officer once stationed east of the iron curtain, has discovered a latent passion for gardening during the lockdown.
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Investment in Portugal’s Golden Visa Stable Despite Pandemic, Interest in VC-Option Gathers Steam

What pandemic? Even during the worst month of the COVID-19 outbreak, Portugal’s golden visa program raised more than EUR 28 million, fresh figures show.
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As Malta Plans to Renew the IIP in 2020, Which Changes Should We Expect?

Changes to the structure and minimum amounts of the real estate and bond investments, as well as the contribution, are likely, writes Andres Gutierrez.
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As Malta Plans to Renew the IIP in 2020, Which Changes Should We Expect?

Changes to the structure and minimum amounts of the real estate and bond investments, as well as the contribution, are likely, writes Andres Gutierrez.
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As Malta Plans to Renew the IIP in 2020, Which Changes Should We Expect?

Changes to the structure and minimum amounts of the real estate and bond investments, as well as the contribution, are likely, writes Andres Gutierrez.
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The Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis Will Give Birth to New Investment Migration Programs

COVID-19 may well give rise to the mother of all economic crises. Fortunate, then, that economic crises are the father of investment migration programs.
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The Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis Will Give Birth to New Investment Migration Programs

COVID-19 may well give rise to the mother of all economic crises. Fortunate, then, that economic crises are the father of investment migration programs.
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The Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis Will Give Birth to New Investment Migration Programs

COVID-19 may well give rise to the mother of all economic crises. Fortunate, then, that economic crises are the father of investment migration programs.
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Two More Projects Approved For Montenegro CIP, Also These in Ski-Town Kolašin

So far, five out of the six approved projects are located in the country’s north, where minimum investment requirements for the CIP are considerably lower.
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Two More Projects Approved For Montenegro CIP, Also These in Ski-Town Kolašin

So far, five out of the six approved projects are located in the country’s north, where minimum investment requirements for the CIP are considerably lower.
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Global CIPs Have Removed 36 Accredited Agents Since December, Added 17

The net drop in the number of accredited agents worldwide represents the first significant reduction since we began measuring at the end of 2018.
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Global CIPs Have Removed 36 Accredited Agents Since December, Added 17

The net drop in the number of accredited agents worldwide represents the first significant reduction since we began measuring at the end of 2018.
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Greece to “Jump-Start” Golden Visa Program, Allow Investors to Apply by Proxy

“To accelerate the course of growth in the coming months, we will seek to lift the bureaucratic obstacles that currently exist in the property market.”
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Malta to Tap Citizenship Funds for COVID-19 Response After All

Malta will use more of its MIIP-income to respond to COVID-19. But, as the pandemic limits application volumes, will the policy change make any difference?
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Investor Survey Results Herald Short-Term Drop, Medium-Term Boost in RCBI Demand After COVID-19

Even among those whose portfolios have taken a painful beating, willingness to consider RCBI programs has held up well.
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Thailand Elite Visa to Offer Health Insurance Package, European Interest Grows in Q1

The Thailand Privilege Card Company said it expected total memberships to pass a historic 10,000 milestone this fiscal year, in spite of the pandemic.
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Thailand Elite Visa to Offer Health Insurance Package, European Interest Grows in Q1

The Thailand Privilege Card Company said it expected total memberships to pass a historic 10,000 milestone this fiscal year, in spite of the pandemic.
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“No Breach of Code”: IMC Reinstates Chetcuti’s Membership

“The IMC established that Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti has not acted against IMC Codes in the case that was subject to investigation,” wrote the organization.
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Malta Joins Cyprus in Standing Up to Eur. Commission: MIIP More Valuable Than Ever Right Now

Maltese government: “The importance of such a programme for an economy that has suffered from a devastating pandemic is growing, rather than diminishing.”
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Immigration Ban Details Emerge as Executive Order Signed: EB-5 and E2 Not Affected

President Trump has now signed that executive order. The phrasing makes it clear that neither E2 nor EB-5 applicants will be affected.
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Eur. Commission Again Asks EU Members to “Phase Out” CIPs, Cyprus Sees “No Reason Why” it Should

You can tick all the boxes they ask you to and comply with all their demands but, come next year, the goalposts will have been moved and new boxes added.
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Which RCBI-Countries Have Handled COVID-19 Best So Far?

Malta, with only three deaths, 444 cases, and fourth in the world in terms of tests-per-million, is clearly setting an example for others to follow.
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Which RCBI-Countries Have Handled COVID-19 Best So Far?

Malta, with only three deaths, 444 cases, and fourth in the world in terms of tests-per-million, is clearly setting an example for others to follow.
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Which RCBI-Countries Have Handled COVID-19 Best So Far?

Malta, with only three deaths, 444 cases, and fourth in the world in terms of tests-per-million, is clearly setting an example for others to follow.
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Which RCBI-Countries Have Handled COVID-19 Best So Far?

Malta, with only three deaths, 444 cases, and fourth in the world in terms of tests-per-million, is clearly setting an example for others to follow.
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What Trump’s Temporary Immigration Ban Means For EB-5 and E2: Experts Comment

IIUSA’s Bob Kraft: “This is in line with other actions taken by the US Government to protect its citizens in a period of unprecedented challenge.”
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Duma Votes 302-0 to Pass Russia’s Historic Dual Citizenship Law in Record Time

Lawmakers say they expect the liberalized policy to bring Russia as many as 10 million new citizens, chiefly from former Soviet countries.
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10 On The Weekend – Dr. Hussain Farooq: “I Firmly Believe Turkey Will Outperform”

Dr. Hussain Farooq thinks Turkey’s CIP will be a winner after the pandemic but worries about the “strange correlation” between Transatlantic recessions and conflict in the Middle East.
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10 On The Weekend – Dr. Hussain Farooq: “I Firmly Believe Turkey Will Outperform”

Dr. Hussain Farooq thinks Turkey’s CIP will be a winner after the pandemic but worries about the “strange correlation” between Transatlantic recessions and conflict in the Middle East.
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10 On The Weekend – Dr. Hussain Farooq: “I Firmly Believe Turkey Will Outperform”

Dr. Hussain Farooq thinks Turkey’s CIP will be a winner after the pandemic but worries about the “strange correlation” between Transatlantic recessions and conflict in the Middle East.
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10 On The Weekend – Dr. Hussain Farooq: “I Firmly Believe Turkey Will Outperform”

Dr. Hussain Farooq thinks Turkey’s CIP will be a winner after the pandemic but worries about the “strange correlation” between Transatlantic recessions and conflict in the Middle East.
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Cyprus CIP to Scrap Applicant-Cap, Process 700 Extra Cases to Raise COVID-Recovery Funds

Having operated under a self-imposed annual cap of 700 applications, the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program will likely begin processing
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Google Trend-Analysis Points to Startup Visas As the Category Least Harmed by COVID-19

What can Google search trends tell us about how the pandemic is affecting demand for RCBI and which programs will win and lose after it’s over?
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Google Trend-Analysis Points to Startup Visas As the Category Least Harmed by COVID-19

What can Google search trends tell us about how the pandemic is affecting demand for RCBI and which programs will win and lose after it’s over?
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Google Trend-Analysis Points to Startup Visas As the Category Least Harmed by COVID-19

What can Google search trends tell us about how the pandemic is affecting demand for RCBI and which programs will win and lose after it’s over?
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Google Trend-Analysis Points to Startup Visas As the Category Least Harmed by COVID-19

What can Google search trends tell us about how the pandemic is affecting demand for RCBI and which programs will win and lose after it’s over?
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Google Trend-Analysis Points to Startup Visas As the Category Least Harmed by COVID-19

What can Google search trends tell us about how the pandemic is affecting demand for RCBI and which programs will win and lose after it’s over?
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The 7 Guiding Principles of Chinese HNWI Overseas Property Investors

Freehold is always preferable to leasehold, leverage is key to mitigating risk and overcoming capital restrictions, and exchange rates are crucial.
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Macfarlane: Don’t Write Off the Caribbean Yet – Here Come the COVID Relief Funds

Having himself recently survived COVID-19, Peter Macfarlane thinks the pandemic will lead to Caribbean CIP discounts – but not to their demise altogether.
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Macfarlane: Don’t Write Off the Caribbean Yet – Here Come the COVID Relief Funds

Having himself recently survived COVID-19, Peter Macfarlane thinks the pandemic will lead to Caribbean CIP discounts – but not to their demise altogether.
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Macfarlane: Don’t Write Off the Caribbean Yet – Here Come the COVID Relief Funds

Having himself recently survived COVID-19, Peter Macfarlane thinks the pandemic will lead to Caribbean CIP discounts – but not to their demise altogether.
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Macfarlane: Don’t Write Off the Caribbean Yet – Here Come the COVID Relief Funds

Having himself recently survived COVID-19, Peter Macfarlane thinks the pandemic will lead to Caribbean CIP discounts – but not to their demise altogether.
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A Tale of Two Citizens: Virtual vs. Functional Freedom of Movement

Can we expect a drop in demand for Caribbean programs? Wayne Hempson-Putt believes so – and especially among expats living in GCC countries.
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A Tale of Two Citizens: Virtual vs. Functional Freedom of Movement

Can we expect a drop in demand for Caribbean programs? Wayne Hempson-Putt believes so – and especially among expats living in GCC countries.
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A Tale of Two Citizens: Virtual vs. Functional Freedom of Movement

Can we expect a drop in demand for Caribbean programs? Wayne Hempson-Putt believes so – and especially among expats living in GCC countries.
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A Tale of Two Citizens: Virtual vs. Functional Freedom of Movement

Can we expect a drop in demand for Caribbean programs? Wayne Hempson-Putt believes so – and especially among expats living in GCC countries.
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A Tale of Two Citizens: Virtual vs. Functional Freedom of Movement

Can we expect a drop in demand for Caribbean programs? Wayne Hempson-Putt believes so – and especially among expats living in GCC countries.
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Shock-Figures Show Greek Golden Visa Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Q1 figures show Greece – where China has been the source of four-fifths of applicants over the last year – have been disproportionately slammed.
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Shock-Figures Show Greek Golden Visa Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Q1 figures show Greece – where China has been the source of four-fifths of applicants over the last year – have been disproportionately slammed.
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Weighed Down by Pandemic, Investment in Portugal’s Golden Visa Falls to 21-Month Low

But the upward trend of applicants choosing alternative investments was once more confirmed in March, rising to a record 28% of the total.
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Weighed Down by Pandemic, Investment in Portugal’s Golden Visa Falls to 21-Month Low

But the upward trend of applicants choosing alternative investments was once more confirmed in March, rising to a record 28% of the total.
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How the Pandemic Will Change Investor Migrant Preferences – And How Programs Will Respond

“We wonder: How many economic citizens traveling on their second passports at the height of border closures encountered extreme difficulties?”
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51% of Service Providers Think Small-State CIPs Will Offer Discounts in Response to Pandemic

Survey respondents also thought EU residence programs stood to benefit the most from the pandemic fallout, while more than half said inquiries had dropped.
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10 On The Weekend – Alexander Varnavas: “Real Estate is The King in This Industry”

Alexander Varnavas has worked with golden visas since before it was cool and is surprised that industry leaders think startup visas are the next big thing.
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In a Pandemic World, Vanuatu Has Placed Itself Under a Microscope

After much discussion, David Lesperance remains unconvinced that Vanuatu’s citizenship by investment programs grant anything but honorary citizenship.
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The Importance of Picking the Right Location For a Second Home Is Now Palpable

Food-, energy-, and health-security – in addition to mobility – are quickly becoming crucial factors in alternative residence and citizenship decisions.
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IMI Talent: Results-Only, Fixed-Price Headhunting For Investment Migration Firms

You don’t have to spend tens of thousands on headhunting firms that don’t understand the specialized skills needed for the investment migration industry.
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Brookes: Why Now Is The Very Best Moment To Market Second Citizenship

As the pandemic spreads despair and concern, Gareth Brookes has a message of optimism and confidence to share with industry partners and competitors alike.
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Pandemic Reveals Disparities in Processing System Robustness Among RCBI Programs

The Dominica CIU, accustomed to processing during hurricanes, finds that maintaining operations amid a pandemic is, relatively speaking, a breeze.
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Pandemic Reveals Disparities in Processing System Robustness Among RCBI Programs

The Dominica CIU, accustomed to processing during hurricanes, finds that maintaining operations amid a pandemic is, relatively speaking, a breeze.
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10 On The Weekend – Kianoush Mahmoudi: “I’ve Been in Lockdown for One Month Now”

Kianoush Mahmoudi explains that running an investment migration firm in Iran is a high-stakes endeavor fraught with obstacles. And that was before Covid-19.
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Investment Migration in the Post Visa-Free Travel World

In a world where visa-free travel is suspended indefinitely – in some cases permanently – what happens to investment migration? Peter Macfarlane is back.
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Investment Migration in the Post Visa-Free Travel World

In a world where visa-free travel is suspended indefinitely – in some cases permanently – what happens to investment migration? Peter Macfarlane is back.
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Investment Migration in the Post Visa-Free Travel World

In a world where visa-free travel is suspended indefinitely – in some cases permanently – what happens to investment migration? Peter Macfarlane is back.
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Investment Migration in the Post Visa-Free Travel World

In a world where visa-free travel is suspended indefinitely – in some cases permanently – what happens to investment migration? Peter Macfarlane is back.
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Investment Migration in the Post Visa-Free Travel World

In a world where visa-free travel is suspended indefinitely – in some cases permanently – what happens to investment migration? Peter Macfarlane is back.
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Investment Migration in the Post Visa-Free Travel World

In a world where visa-free travel is suspended indefinitely – in some cases permanently – what happens to investment migration? Peter Macfarlane is back.
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A Brief Guide for Foreign Investment Migration Firms Entering the Chinese Market

Foreign investment migration firms have principally three ways to enter the Chinese market, each with its own pros and cons. Choose wisely, writes Luc Lu.
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A Brief Guide for Foreign Investment Migration Firms Entering the Chinese Market

Foreign investment migration firms have principally three ways to enter the Chinese market, each with its own pros and cons. Choose wisely, writes Luc Lu.
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Solomon Islands Confirm Plans For Citizenship by Investment Program

As Governor-general David Vunagi delivered a speech to Parliament this week, he revealed that the government is evaluating plans for a CIP.
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Solomon Islands Confirm Plans For Citizenship by Investment Program

As Governor-general David Vunagi delivered a speech to Parliament this week, he revealed that the government is evaluating plans for a CIP.
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10 on the Weekend – Sam Bayat: “I Know Too Many Secrets”

Sam Bayat likes camping in the desert with his kids, regrets not getting into the government advisory business, and thinks 2020 will be harsh for everyone.
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10 on the Weekend – Sam Bayat: “I Know Too Many Secrets”

Sam Bayat likes camping in the desert with his kids, regrets not getting into the government advisory business, and thinks 2020 will be harsh for everyone.
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Where Will Investment Migration Be When the Virus-Dust Settles?

As we stand on the precipice of what may be the biggest economic shake-up of the modern era, Chris Willis asks; what’s next for the RCBI market?
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Where Will Investment Migration Be When the Virus-Dust Settles?

As we stand on the precipice of what may be the biggest economic shake-up of the modern era, Chris Willis asks; what’s next for the RCBI market?
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Where Will Investment Migration Be When the Virus-Dust Settles?

As we stand on the precipice of what may be the biggest economic shake-up of the modern era, Chris Willis asks; what’s next for the RCBI market?
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Citizenship Investor Fund Gives Malta Cushion Against Covid-19, But Govt. Reluctant To Use It

“We cannot expect businesses to keep all their profits when things were going well and now expect taxpayers to completely make good for them.”
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Investment Migration People in the News This Week: “Many Worry About Citizenship-Based Tax”

Investment migration people featured in the news this week include Mohammed Asaria, Alexander Risvas, Pankaj Joshi, Christian Kälin, and Elias Neocleous.
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Investment Migration People in the News This Week: “Many Worry About Citizenship-Based Tax”

Investment migration people featured in the news this week include Mohammed Asaria, Alexander Risvas, Pankaj Joshi, Christian Kälin, and Elias Neocleous.
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The EU’s Actual Passports-for-Sale Threat Comes From Corrupt Officials, Not CIPs

As Western-EU politicians fret over the hypothetical risks of citizenship by investment, their counterparts farther east are selling passports for bribes.
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10 on the Weekend – Paul Williams: “Politicians Meddle in Successful Programs to Their Detriment”

Mountain-bike enthusiast Paul Williams points to the absurdity of cash-strapped governments taking 12 months to accept hundreds of thousands in investments.
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10 on the Weekend – Paul Williams: “Politicians Meddle in Successful Programs to Their Detriment”

Mountain-bike enthusiast Paul Williams points to the absurdity of cash-strapped governments taking 12 months to accept hundreds of thousands in investments.
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10 on the Weekend – Paul Williams: “Politicians Meddle in Successful Programs to Their Detriment”

Mountain-bike enthusiast Paul Williams points to the absurdity of cash-strapped governments taking 12 months to accept hundreds of thousands in investments.
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Greek Immigration Offices Close Over Covid-19 – Others Will Follow

Sneer not at the Italians, for there, but for the grace of about two weeks, go the rest of us.
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Range Developments: Circulation of False Claims Are “Morally Reprehensible”

Following the circulation of news articles in Grenada, Range Developments say they are once more the target of false claims made in public.
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Antigua CIP’s Changes: Higher Commissions, Higher Fees, Fewer Restrictions

In a letter circulated Monday, the Antigua & Barbuda CIU informs stakeholders of a slew of significant amendments to program policy.
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Antigua CIP’s Changes: Higher Commissions, Higher Fees, Fewer Restrictions

In a letter circulated Monday, the Antigua & Barbuda CIU informs stakeholders of a slew of significant amendments to program policy.
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Spain’s Golden Visa Program Now Bigger Than Portugal’s After Record 2019

Figures from Spain’s Ministry of Labor shows the country’s golden visa program approved a record 1,422 main applicants in 2019, up from 1,188 last year.
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Spain’s Golden Visa Program Now Bigger Than Portugal’s After Record 2019

Figures from Spain’s Ministry of Labor shows the country’s golden visa program approved a record 1,422 main applicants in 2019, up from 1,188 last year.
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Spain’s Golden Visa Program Now Bigger Than Portugal’s After Record 2019

Figures from Spain’s Ministry of Labor shows the country’s golden visa program approved a record 1,422 main applicants in 2019, up from 1,188 last year.
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Spain’s Golden Visa Program Now Bigger Than Portugal’s After Record 2019

Figures from Spain’s Ministry of Labor shows the country’s golden visa program approved a record 1,422 main applicants in 2019, up from 1,188 last year.
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As EU Citizens Lose Settlement Rights in UK, Tier 1 Visa’s Future Looks Bright

Next year, EU citizens will no longer have automatic settlement-rights in the UK. This widens the Tier 1 visa’s target demographic by 11m European HNWIs.
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Portugal Residence Investors Unfazed by Rule-Change Discussions, Feb Data Shows

One novel development was apparent, though; for the first time since records began, Chinese investors were not the leading applicant cohort.
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Portugal Residence Investors Unfazed by Rule-Change Discussions, Feb Data Shows

One novel development was apparent, though; for the first time since records began, Chinese investors were not the leading applicant cohort.
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10 On The Weekend – David Lesperance: “Governments Are Increasingly Harassing the Wealthy”

Lesperance is full of admiration for Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and believes the Greek golden visa, when subjected to closer scrutiny, is a pretty raw deal.
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10 On The Weekend – David Lesperance: “Governments Are Increasingly Harassing the Wealthy”

Lesperance is full of admiration for Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and believes the Greek golden visa, when subjected to closer scrutiny, is a pretty raw deal.
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10 On The Weekend – David Lesperance: “Governments Are Increasingly Harassing the Wealthy”

Lesperance is full of admiration for Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and believes the Greek golden visa, when subjected to closer scrutiny, is a pretty raw deal.
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10 On The Weekend – David Lesperance: “Governments Are Increasingly Harassing the Wealthy”

Lesperance is full of admiration for Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and believes the Greek golden visa, when subjected to closer scrutiny, is a pretty raw deal.
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UK Tier 1 Investor Demand Picks Up in Q4, More Than £720 Million Raised in 2019

Long-standing political uncertainty over Brexit and the general election now settled, investors are once more turning to the UK in greater numbers.
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Turkey Closer Than Ever to Visa-Free Deal With Europe Following Unilateral Liberalization

As Turkey’s Ministry of Interior grants visa-free travel to another six European countries, the expected visa-waiver agreement with the EU moves closer.
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Turkey Closer Than Ever to Visa-Free Deal With Europe Following Unilateral Liberalization

As Turkey’s Ministry of Interior grants visa-free travel to another six European countries, the expected visa-waiver agreement with the EU moves closer.
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The 4 Reasons Chinese Investor Migrants Don’t Physically Relocate

China’s HNWIs have historically kept only one foot out the door; hoping to reap China’s economic benefits while insulating themselves from its drawbacks.
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The 4 Reasons Chinese Investor Migrants Don’t Physically Relocate

China’s HNWIs have historically kept only one foot out the door; hoping to reap China’s economic benefits while insulating themselves from its drawbacks.
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The 4 Reasons Chinese Investor Migrants Don’t Physically Relocate

China’s HNWIs have historically kept only one foot out the door; hoping to reap China’s economic benefits while insulating themselves from its drawbacks.
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Moneyval and IMC Largely See Eye to Eye on Cyprus CIP’s AML/CFT Vulnerabilities

A comprehensive report from the EU’s anti-money laundering watchdog gives cause for both optimism and concern. The IMC largely echoes the sentiment.
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Lesperance: Vanuatu’s So-Called CBI Program is a Ticking Time Bomb

“Honorary citizenship is like being honorarily pregnant; it does not produce the desired result,” writes David Lesperance in his critique of Vanuatu’s CBI.
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Lesperance: Vanuatu’s So-Called CBI Program is a Ticking Time Bomb

“Honorary citizenship is like being honorarily pregnant; it does not produce the desired result,” writes David Lesperance in his critique of Vanuatu’s CBI.
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Lesperance: Vanuatu’s So-Called CBI Program is a Ticking Time Bomb

“Honorary citizenship is like being honorarily pregnant; it does not produce the desired result,” writes David Lesperance in his critique of Vanuatu’s CBI.
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Ten On The Weekend – Anthony Haiden: “Concerned About Incompetence” of Industry Newcomers

“No disrespect to the newcomers, including the mentioned gentleman, but they have not earned the right to sit at the same table as the veterans […]”
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Ten On The Weekend – Anthony Haiden: “Concerned About Incompetence” of Industry Newcomers

“No disrespect to the newcomers, including the mentioned gentleman, but they have not earned the right to sit at the same table as the veterans […]”
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Re-Launch of Malta IIP, With Amendments, Likely This Year, Says Govt.

The administration hopes to renew the program before it expires to avoid a gap in IIP-revenue. Real estate investment amounts may rise in MIIP 2.0.
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How Spain Became a Golden Visa Powerhouse Without Even Trying

While stakeholders in other investment migration countries promote their programs actively, the Spaniards don’t. Why, then, are they still so succcessful?
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How Spain Became a Golden Visa Powerhouse Without Even Trying

While stakeholders in other investment migration countries promote their programs actively, the Spaniards don’t. Why, then, are they still so succcessful?
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How Spain Became a Golden Visa Powerhouse Without Even Trying

While stakeholders in other investment migration countries promote their programs actively, the Spaniards don’t. Why, then, are they still so succcessful?
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How Spain Became a Golden Visa Powerhouse Without Even Trying

While stakeholders in other investment migration countries promote their programs actively, the Spaniards don’t. Why, then, are they still so succcessful?
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How Spain Became a Golden Visa Powerhouse Without Even Trying

While stakeholders in other investment migration countries promote their programs actively, the Spaniards don’t. Why, then, are they still so succcessful?
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Which RCBI-Jurisdictions Score Highest on The Global Health Security Index?

The COVID-19 outbreak has put health front and center among investor migrant concerns. How does your RCBI-country stack up in the health security index?
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Which RCBI-Jurisdictions Score Highest on The Global Health Security Index?

The COVID-19 outbreak has put health front and center among investor migrant concerns. How does your RCBI-country stack up in the health security index?
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Which RCBI-Jurisdictions Score Highest on The Global Health Security Index?

The COVID-19 outbreak has put health front and center among investor migrant concerns. How does your RCBI-country stack up in the health security index?
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International School Market Has Grown 10x Since 2000: What Does That Herald For Investment Migration?

In 2019, international schools raised ten times as much in fees as they did in 2000. That figure is expected to double by 2030. What does it mean for RCBI?
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International School Market Has Grown 10x Since 2000: What Does That Herald For Investment Migration?

In 2019, international schools raised ten times as much in fees as they did in 2000. That figure is expected to double by 2030. What does it mean for RCBI?
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International School Market Has Grown 10x Since 2000: What Does That Herald For Investment Migration?

In 2019, international schools raised ten times as much in fees as they did in 2000. That figure is expected to double by 2030. What does it mean for RCBI?
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International School Market Has Grown 10x Since 2000: What Does That Herald For Investment Migration?

In 2019, international schools raised ten times as much in fees as they did in 2000. That figure is expected to double by 2030. What does it mean for RCBI?
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After Waiting Two Years for Greek Golden Visas, 35 Investors Prepare Class Action Suit

The 35 Chinese applicants demand an immediate granting of their visas, compensation, and the bringing to justice of the responsible bureaucrats.
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How Not to Fall Into the No-Exit-Strategy Trap With Your Cyprus CIP Investment

To avoid overpaying for your Cyprus property or exiting at a loss, rely on these two tried and tested ROI-protective investment strategies.
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Some EU Residence Permit Holders Will Need ETIAS to Visit Europe Starting Next Year

Holding a residence permit may not be enouh for British citizens who want to visit their holiday home in Portugal; they’ll need an ETIAS too.
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Some EU Residence Permit Holders Will Need ETIAS to Visit Europe Starting Next Year

Holding a residence permit may not be enouh for British citizens who want to visit their holiday home in Portugal; they’ll need an ETIAS too.
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Turkey Poised to Receive 75 Million International Tourists by 2023

And 6,325 citizenship investors purchased 433 parcels of land and 10,354 properties in 2019, capitalizing on favorable exchange rates and a rising tide.
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Portugal’s Govt. Backpedals on Golden Visa: “No Need to Cancel” as Changes Won’t Take Effect Until 2021

The happy news comes just as Portugal’s SEF reports the program has passed the historic EUR 5 billion revenue milestone.
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Coronavirus Will Radically Impact the Investment Migration Market

The viral epidemic is a black swan event that will materially reconfigure the investment migration industry. And not just within China.
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Portugal GV-Reforms “Not in Force Yet” – Key Questions Unanswered After Parliamentary Session

“We need to be prudent and see what – if anything – happens and then take appropriate measures,” a senior attorney specializing in the program tells IMI.
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Portugal GV-Reforms “Not in Force Yet” – Key Questions Unanswered After Parliamentary Session

“We need to be prudent and see what – if anything – happens and then take appropriate measures,” a senior attorney specializing in the program tells IMI.
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Kremlin’s Lifting of Restrictions on Dual Citizenship Could Pave Way for Russian CIP

A change in the citizenship law could have a significant impact on the investment migration market, but not in the way you might think.
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5 Strategies for Navigating Portugal’s Upcoming Golden Visa Reforms

Major changes are coming to the Portugal Golden Visa. Hakan Kodal offers five suggestions for how stakeholders can survive the transition.
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5 Strategies for Navigating Portugal’s Upcoming Golden Visa Reforms

Major changes are coming to the Portugal Golden Visa. Hakan Kodal offers five suggestions for how stakeholders can survive the transition.
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5 Strategies for Navigating Portugal’s Upcoming Golden Visa Reforms

Major changes are coming to the Portugal Golden Visa. Hakan Kodal offers five suggestions for how stakeholders can survive the transition.
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5 Strategies for Navigating Portugal’s Upcoming Golden Visa Reforms

Major changes are coming to the Portugal Golden Visa. Hakan Kodal offers five suggestions for how stakeholders can survive the transition.
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Legal Technicality Holding Up Cyprus’ Revocation of 26 Citizenships

Cyprus intends to revoke at least 26 citizenships granted under the country’s CIP. That effort, however, has so far been stymied by Cyprus’ citizenship law.
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Investment Migration People in The News This Week: Feb 5, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor  Investment migration people featured in the mainstream media this week include: Joanna Murphy, CEO of Irish Diaspora Loan
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Investment Migration People in The News This Week: Feb 5, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor  Investment migration people featured in the mainstream media this week include: Joanna Murphy, CEO of Irish Diaspora Loan
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Vietnamese Investors Account for 1 in 3 Latvia Golden Visas in 2019

Latvia’s residence by investment program logged marginal gains in 2019, but Vietnamese appetite for the business investment option remains strong.
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Malta IIP Not Going Anywhere, New PM Affirms – Opposition to Sit Out Regulator-Appointment

Malta’s Opposition does not want to engage in MIIP-reform talks with the new PM, Robert Abela, who has indicated he has no plans to end the program.
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Ten On The Weekend #2 – Eric Major: “Our Industry Deserves Some of the Bad Press it Gets”

The seasoned investment migration executive says he lets off steam on the weekends by playing left-handed guitars and losing to his wife at tennis.
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Uruguay’s President-Elect to Court Argentine HNWIs With Tax Residency Program

The incoming Uruguayan government’s plans have Argentine Peronists nervous about losing their biggest taxpayers.
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Vanuatu Suspends Passport Deliveries Over Coronavirus Concerns

Vanuatu’s Immigration Director has taken the unprecedented step of banning, until further notice, all passport deliveries to Southeast and North Asia.
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2019 a Record Year for Grenada CIP: Real Estate Outpaces Donations For the First Time in 4 Years

A sharp uptick in real estate investment and drastically improved processing saw the program raise EC$166 million in 2019, 13% more than its 2018 record.
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Former MRVP Boss Goes Private: Opens Investment Migration Firm With Focus on B2B Relationships

He spent months each year representing Malta vis-a-vis Asia’s largest immigration firms. Now, Roderick Cutajar is on the other side of the table.
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Portuguese Govt. Moves to End Golden Visas for Lisbon and Porto

Mendes, leader of the Socialist bench, said her party would do away with golden visas for hotspots Lisbon and Porto in favor of less developed regions.
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What the EU Needs to Learn From Canada’s Targeted Investment Migration Model

The money-for-rights model of investment migration – while economically successful – is a hard sell, politically. Canada’s model offers a compromise.
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What the EU Needs to Learn From Canada’s Targeted Investment Migration Model

The money-for-rights model of investment migration – while economically successful – is a hard sell, politically. Canada’s model offers a compromise.
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Inefficient Bureaucrats Costing Greece Billions in Lost Golden Visa Revenue Say Practitioners

Greek residence by investment practitioners say program revenue could be more than double its current level if only the country’s Decentralized Authorities weren’t so inefficient.
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Inefficient Bureaucrats Costing Greece Billions in Lost Golden Visa Revenue Say Practitioners

Greek residence by investment practitioners say program revenue could be more than double its current level if only the country’s Decentralized Authorities weren’t so inefficient.
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Chinese Investors’ Association Says Chinese Will Spend €1 Billion on Greek Golden Visas in 2020

The Association of Chinese Investors in Greece says their countrymen will spend €800 million to €1 billion on Greek golden visas in 2020. Is that realistic?
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TIP: Your Full-Service Provider for Turkish Property Acquisitions

TIP offers CIP-investors the best property options in terms of price, location, and ROI, across the top investment regions within Turkey.
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100+ Residence/Citizenship by Investment-Qualified Properties Listed on IMI Real Estate

Launched only last month, IMI Real Estate – our platform exclusively dedicated to RCBI-qualifying real estate – already has more than 100 properties listed.
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100+ Residence/Citizenship by Investment-Qualified Properties Listed on IMI Real Estate

Launched only last month, IMI Real Estate – our platform exclusively dedicated to RCBI-qualifying real estate – already has more than 100 properties listed.
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100+ Residence/Citizenship by Investment-Qualified Properties Listed on IMI Real Estate

Launched only last month, IMI Real Estate – our platform exclusively dedicated to RCBI-qualifying real estate – already has more than 100 properties listed.
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Cyprus Nears Visa Waiver Agreement With USA, Says Foreign Minister

The Cypriot Foreign Minister has told local press he expects new developments this year with regards to a visa-waiver agreement with the United States.
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French Court Orders TV-Channel to Share Raw Footage From Chetcuti “Sting”

Christian NesheimEditor   A French criminal court imposed daily fines on the French TV channel, mandating it share the raw footage from their undercover report with Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates. The…

How China’s Investment Migration Market Will React to Higher Investment Requirements

Faced with rising minimum investment requirements among RCBI programs across the globe, China’s Investment Migration market will respond in three ways.
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How China’s Investment Migration Market Will React to Higher Investment Requirements

Faced with rising minimum investment requirements among RCBI programs across the globe, China’s Investment Migration market will respond in three ways.
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How China’s Investment Migration Market Will React to Higher Investment Requirements

Faced with rising minimum investment requirements among RCBI programs across the globe, China’s Investment Migration market will respond in three ways.
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How China’s Investment Migration Market Will React to Higher Investment Requirements

Faced with rising minimum investment requirements among RCBI programs across the globe, China’s Investment Migration market will respond in three ways.
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After Record 2019, Thailand Elite Visa Eyes 10,000-Member Milestone in 2020

Thailand’s Elite Residence Program again broke records in 2019, growing its member-base by 2,149 individuals, or 28% more than the 1,679 it added last year.
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After Record 2019, Thailand Elite Visa Eyes 10,000-Member Milestone in 2020

Thailand’s Elite Residence Program again broke records in 2019, growing its member-base by 2,149 individuals, or 28% more than the 1,679 it added last year.
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Greek Golden Visa Has Raised Some €2 Billion From Almost 19k Participants

Having already beaten all European records in 2018, there was little left for Greece to outperform in 2019 but its own achievements, which it did by 34%.
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Reader Mailbox #4: Which Investment Migration Programs Have Bond/Share Investment Options?

The head of a large investment migration firm asks: “Which programs worldwide require investments in government bonds or similar portfolio investments?”
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Reader Mailbox #4: Which Investment Migration Programs Have Bond/Share Investment Options?

The head of a large investment migration firm asks: “Which programs worldwide require investments in government bonds or similar portfolio investments?”
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Reader Mailbox #4: Which Investment Migration Programs Have Bond/Share Investment Options?

The head of a large investment migration firm asks: “Which programs worldwide require investments in government bonds or similar portfolio investments?”
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Reader Mailbox #4: Which Investment Migration Programs Have Bond/Share Investment Options?

The head of a large investment migration firm asks: “Which programs worldwide require investments in government bonds or similar portfolio investments?”
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Reader Mailbox #4: Which Investment Migration Programs Have Bond/Share Investment Options?

The head of a large investment migration firm asks: “Which programs worldwide require investments in government bonds or similar portfolio investments?”
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Portugal Realtors’ Association Urges Caution on Golden Visa Reform

“I would not be shocked if [in Lisbon and Porto], the minimum investment requirement went from EUR 500,000 to EUR 1m,” says the President of APEMIP.
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Portugal Realtors’ Association Urges Caution on Golden Visa Reform

“I would not be shocked if [in Lisbon and Porto], the minimum investment requirement went from EUR 500,000 to EUR 1m,” says the President of APEMIP.
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Portugal Realtors’ Association Urges Caution on Golden Visa Reform

“I would not be shocked if [in Lisbon and Porto], the minimum investment requirement went from EUR 500,000 to EUR 1m,” says the President of APEMIP.
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1 in 4 Portugal Residence Investors Now Opt for Alternative Assets

The share of investors who pick options other than the conventional EUR 500,000 property purchase has more than tripled in the last three years.
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1 in 4 Portugal Residence Investors Now Opt for Alternative Assets

The share of investors who pick options other than the conventional EUR 500,000 property purchase has more than tripled in the last three years.
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1 in 4 Portugal Residence Investors Now Opt for Alternative Assets

The share of investors who pick options other than the conventional EUR 500,000 property purchase has more than tripled in the last three years.
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The 2020s Will Be a Pivotal Decade for India’s Investment Migration Market

Home to nearly half a million HNWIs with low mobility, India has more potential than, perhaps, any other investment migration market.
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The 2020s Will Be a Pivotal Decade for India’s Investment Migration Market

Home to nearly half a million HNWIs with low mobility, India has more potential than, perhaps, any other investment migration market.
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The 2020s Will Be a Pivotal Decade for India’s Investment Migration Market

Home to nearly half a million HNWIs with low mobility, India has more potential than, perhaps, any other investment migration market.
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The 2020s Will Be a Pivotal Decade for India’s Investment Migration Market

Home to nearly half a million HNWIs with low mobility, India has more potential than, perhaps, any other investment migration market.
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EB-5 Regional Centers Closing at Fastest Rate on Record

Between Jan and Sep 2019, the USCIS terminated 75 regional centers and approved only six. 80% of terminations since ’08 have taken place in the last two years.
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EB-5 Regional Centers Closing at Fastest Rate on Record

Between Jan and Sep 2019, the USCIS terminated 75 regional centers and approved only six. 80% of terminations since ’08 have taken place in the last two years.
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Court Impels Portugal’s Govt. to Share Detailed Golden Visa Data (Including Some That Don’t Exist)

Transparency International has won a court case that will compel Portuguese authorities to share more data on the golden visa program.
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Court Impels Portugal’s Govt. to Share Detailed Golden Visa Data (Including Some That Don’t Exist)

Transparency International has won a court case that will compel Portuguese authorities to share more data on the golden visa program.
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Programs Mulling Price-Hikes in 2020: What is the Optimal Min. Investment Requirement?

A handful of investment migration programs are weighing the introduction of higher investment thresholds this year. How can they price it correctly?
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Programs Mulling Price-Hikes in 2020: What is the Optimal Min. Investment Requirement?

A handful of investment migration programs are weighing the introduction of higher investment thresholds this year. How can they price it correctly?
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Programs Mulling Price-Hikes in 2020: What is the Optimal Min. Investment Requirement?

A handful of investment migration programs are weighing the introduction of higher investment thresholds this year. How can they price it correctly?
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14 Countries That May Open a Citizenship by Investment Program in 2020

A distillation of the rumors, buzz, and off-the-record whispers of governments and CIP-planners in talks that have reached IMI over the last year.
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Chinese Agents Frustrated by Greek Golden Visa Developers’ Payment Issues

Paying returns to old investors with funds from new ones: In finance, that’s called a Ponzi scheme. In Golden Visa real estate, it’s par for the course.
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Australian Govt. Says Min. Investment Requirements for Investor Visas Are Too Low

Capped at 6,862 applications a year, Australia’s BIIP is invariably oversubscribed. This, says the government, leaves room for significant price increases.
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The Year in Investment Migration: 2019 in 12 Graphs

As 2020 beckons, we review the year in investment migration with 12 graphs and their accompanying articles, telling the visual story of 2019.
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Investor in Portugal Golden Visa Gets Citizenship After Fulfilling 35-Day Stay Requirement

Confirmation of the citizenship route, coupled with Portugal’s likelihood of becoming an E2 country in the near future, will give the program a major boost.
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Malta’s Most Likely Next PM Would “Not Extend MIIP” Before Consulting EU-Institutions

Fearne’s comments mark a departure in stated intentions from Labour; Muscat, two years ago, indicated he was confident the program would be extended.
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Malta IIP 2018-19 Data Show Downward Trend Continuing: Regulator Chides “Unscrupulous” Detractors

The numbers offer but grim reading, as all arrows point downward for the program’s key performance indicators.
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7 Principles Investment Migration Professionals Must Grasp to Succeed in the MENA Region

Principle #3 – Listing the number of dependents is a complicated affair in Polygamous societies.
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7 Principles Investment Migration Professionals Must Grasp to Succeed in the MENA Region

Principle #3 – Listing the number of dependents is a complicated affair in Polygamous societies.
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7 Principles Investment Migration Professionals Must Grasp to Succeed in the MENA Region

Principle #3 – Listing the number of dependents is a complicated affair in Polygamous societies.
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Golden Visa Demand, VAT-Breaks See Athens-Region New Development Area Equivalent to Gibraltar

The Greek property market has taken a drastic turn for the better during 2019, spurred on by a VAT holiday and soaring demand for golden visas.
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Former CIU-Head Thomas Anthony’s Wellness Weekend at Jungle Bay Resort

Thomas Anthony loosens his tie and settles in for a well-deserved break from looking at background verification reports.
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Italy’s Investor Visa Could be Europe’s Most Popular if Only it Didn’t Ignore Market Realities

The Italian Investor Visa (IIV) has been around for almost three years without gaining any meaningful traction. Why?
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Italy’s Investor Visa Could be Europe’s Most Popular if Only it Didn’t Ignore Market Realities

The Italian Investor Visa (IIV) has been around for almost three years without gaining any meaningful traction. Why?
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Italy’s Investor Visa Could be Europe’s Most Popular if Only it Didn’t Ignore Market Realities

The Italian Investor Visa (IIV) has been around for almost three years without gaining any meaningful traction. Why?
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Julius Caesar, the Grandfather of Citizenship by Investment, Never Demanded “Genuine Links”

2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire conceptualized citizenship; flexible, obtainable via contributions, and not necessarily linked to residence.
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Apex Consultancy Offers Turkish CIP Processing Time of As Little As 30 Days

Now we can say with absolute confidence that we can offer the fastest CIP application processing time, with a very high chance of approval.
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House Passes Bill to Make Portugal an E1 and E2 Treaty Country

Portugal’s golden visa investors may soon not only have the chance to gain residence and citizenship in an EU country, but also to run businesses in the US.
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The E2 Statistics Series Part 1: Rejection Rates Are Rising (Quickly)

While rejection rates are rising, refusal rates vary markedly between different applicant types; investors, managers, essential employees, and dependents.
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Greek Golden Visa to Surpass 2,000 Main Applicants in 2019, 40% Ahead of Closest EU Competitor

Greece’s residence by investment program is raising €23 million a week. Already Europe’s most popular program by far, its application volumes keep growing.
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Greek Golden Visa to Surpass 2,000 Main Applicants in 2019, 40% Ahead of Closest EU Competitor

Greece’s residence by investment program is raising €23 million a week. Already Europe’s most popular program by far, its application volumes keep growing.
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Total Revenue From Residence by Investment in Portugal to Pass €5 Billion Milestone Within Weeks

The milestone has only been reached by three other residence programs in history, but apps. hit a 17-month low in Nov and 2019 income is lowest since 2015.
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Total Revenue From Residence by Investment in Portugal to Pass €5 Billion Milestone Within Weeks

The milestone has only been reached by three other residence programs in history, but apps. hit a 17-month low in Nov and 2019 income is lowest since 2015.
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Inform Your Client: Don’t Wait to Apply for Citizenship Until It’s Too Late

Different trigger events can derail your client’s future citizenship by investment plans. It’s your job to shake them out of their false sense of security.
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Inform Your Client: Don’t Wait to Apply for Citizenship Until It’s Too Late

Different trigger events can derail your client’s future citizenship by investment plans. It’s your job to shake them out of their false sense of security.
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Backlogs: An Existential Threat, Not Just to Programs But to Agents as Well

Investment migration firms are taking client fees on the presumption that their applications will be processed in the future. What if that doesn’t happen?
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Backlogs: An Existential Threat, Not Just to Programs But to Agents as Well

Investment migration firms are taking client fees on the presumption that their applications will be processed in the future. What if that doesn’t happen?
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Backlogs: An Existential Threat, Not Just to Programs But to Agents as Well

Investment migration firms are taking client fees on the presumption that their applications will be processed in the future. What if that doesn’t happen?
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Southeast Asia is #1 Office Expansion Destination Among RCBI Firms

But Subcontinental Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi) are a faster-growing demographic segment of the client base, say heads of 40 global IM firms.
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Southeast Asia is #1 Office Expansion Destination Among RCBI Firms

But Subcontinental Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi) are a faster-growing demographic segment of the client base, say heads of 40 global IM firms.
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How Different Countries Deal With the Renouncing of Citizenship

Ed Kennedy explores how countries as different as China, the US, Australia, South Africa, and Japan deal with the question of how to give up citizenships.
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Who’s to Blame When Investment Migration Programs Have Little Economic Impact?

When governments find the economic benefits of investment migration programs fall short, they should ask themselves who designed them in the first place.
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Who’s to Blame When Investment Migration Programs Have Little Economic Impact?

When governments find the economic benefits of investment migration programs fall short, they should ask themselves who designed them in the first place.
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Kenya’s Plans for Citizenship by Investment – Any Takers?

No EU, no Schengen, and a relatively high price tag. Kenya hopes a CIP will help repay its debts. The notion is far-fetched, but not altogether ludicrous.
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Kenya’s Plans for Citizenship by Investment – Any Takers?

No EU, no Schengen, and a relatively high price tag. Kenya hopes a CIP will help repay its debts. The notion is far-fetched, but not altogether ludicrous.
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CIPA at the forefront of Cyprus’ recovery from crisis

In 2016 GDP growth hit 3 per cent while the economy was upgraded by rating agencies. There was increased investor interest in all sectors of the economy.
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Government strives to turn Cyprus into world-class business destination

The government is striving to make Cyprus a world-class destination for business and investment, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday, as he received on Monday the credentials of the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Cyprus, Paul Steinmetz, Presenting his credentials, Steinmetz said both countries are well aware of…
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Connections made with top entrepreneurs

The Cyprus-Russia business dinner in Moscow, last Monday, identified potential for developing cooperation in innovation, technology and health
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