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Non-Doms “Fine-Tuning Their Escape Plans”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

David Lesperance: “Rachel Reeves is going to open up the non-dom cookie jar and realise there were fewer cookies than she thought.”
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Cyprus Court Allows Rejected CIP Investors to Challenge Citizenship Denials

Having only approved 28% of pending applications, the Cypriot government is now legally bound to review hundreds of rejected CIP cases.
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How The New CBI Framework Will Affect EU Golden Visas

Shehab: categorizing the changes as good or bad is an oversimplification. It is a complex matter with immediate and trickle down effects.
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St Kitts & Nevis Lowers CBI Contribution Price to Align With Caribbean Competitors

Last month’s Caribbean price changes left St. Kitts’ donation option uncompetitive. Today, the CIU responds with new prices.
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New Greek Golden Visa: Focus Will Be on Conversion and Restoration Options, Experts Agree

But specialists doubt whether the new rules will make housing more affordable for locals.
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Hong Kong CIES Receives 339 Applications in First Three Months

Hong Kong’s revamped investment residency scheme sees an uptick in June applications and approvals in principle.
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Portuguese Gov’t Moves to Bring Back Watered-Down NHR Tax Regime

The government will need support from at least one parliamentary wing to push through a version of the NHR mainly of interest to employees.
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Cyprus Revokes Citizenship of Two Russian Oligarchs Amid Investigations

Cyprus revokes citizenship of two Russian oligarchs following investigations into 100 cases related to its CIP.
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Grenada Extends CBI Application Deadline Following Hurricane Beryl

Grenada extends CBI application deadline allowing agents to submit in-progress applications under the old price structure until July 12th.
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Many “Clients Lost Interest in the [MM2H] Program”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Anthony Liew on new MM2H regulations: “Only 30% to 40% of the current MM2H holders would buy property in Malaysia.”
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Sabah Launches Own MM2H Program, Applications Open Today

Sabah officially opens its 10-year residency MM2H program with income, deposit, and real estate requirements.
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Private Briefing Q2 2024 Out Now: Confidential IM Industry Intel

The sensitive intel we’ve gathered this quarter but cannot publish yet. As always, it’s password-protected, and available only to Pro members.
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Family Owned SMEs Are Portugal’s Best Kept Investment Secret

Dario Montagnese highlights how the C2 Legacy Buyout Fund provides robust gains while minimizing risk by investing in Portuguese SMEs.
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Full House: All 5 Caribbean CIPs Now Have New Prices Following Dominica Gazetting

Dominica doubles the CIP donation threshold while maintaining the real estate investment pricing but adjusts its related fees.
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St Lucia Raises CIP Minimum Investment Thresholds

St Lucia CIP announces new prices from Monday but with a 30-day grace period.
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Grenada CIP Issues New Prices, In Force From Monday

IMA Grenada’s chief executive Thomas Anthony keeps his word: Grenada’s citizenship by investment program will have new prices from Monday.
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Why the HQA Visa Program is Quickly Gaining Momentum

Empowered Startups: The HQA Visa is garnering praise from politicians and investors for its transformative impact on Portugal’s economy.
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Antigua CIU Announces New Price Thresholds But Delays Implementation of MoA by 30 Days

Antigua & Barbuda indicated it was unable to implement the necessary legislative changes on time for the June 30 deadline.
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St Lucia Opposition Leader Threatens Legal Action Over St Lucia’s CIP

Chastanet says the PM must consider if St Lucia’s infrastructure option was “deliberately designed to emulate the St Kitts prison fiasco.”
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The “Great Millionaire Migration”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Dominic Volek: “This mass movement is a clear indicator of the shifting dynamics in global wealth and power.”
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3 Disastrous Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in a Golden Visa Fund

Hakan Kodal warns those investing in Portugal golden visa funds to stay clear of buyback options and real estate assets.
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OECS Statement Confirms St Lucia’s Signing of MoA, Raises More Questions

OECS confirms St Lucia’s signing of the MoA and commits to the June 30 deadline. Raises questions about legislation and upcoming procedures.
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Vanuatu Defends Granting Citizenship to Convicted Businessman Amid Passport Misuse Allegations

Vanuatu stated that Spira cleared background checks from INTERPOL and Vanuatu’s Financial Intelligence Unit when he applied to the CIP.
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Many Governments Are “Phasing Out of Passive Residency Programs”: 10 on The Weekend With David Lincoln

Governments increasingly favor “active” residence by investment programs and are targeting nomads and retirees, says David Lincoln.
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EB-5 Golden Age? Application Volume, Processing Efficiency, and Project Quality All Rising

1,879 investors started their EB-5 journey in Q2, 2024. Varvara Latyntseva sees signs a new EB-5 golden age is now in the making.
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Malaysia Announces New MM2H Rules, Scraps Route to PR

Malaysia unveils new MM2h regulations, removes PR pathway, adjusts investment amounts, and issues updated license renewal criteria.
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Sunak “Pulled The Pin on the Election Grenade”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

David Lesperance: “I have had previously hesitating clients go into panic mode, [Sunak} pulled the pin on the election grenade.”
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Malta and European Commission Face Off in Court: Detailed Summary of Yesterday’s Hearing

Judges question if genuine links are a real requirement, Malta bases defense on national sovereignty, historical precedent, and rigorous due diligence.
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Saint Kitts Establishes “Continuing Due Diligence Unit” Headquartered in Europe

The Unit, explained the PM, would alert the government whenever a CBI-approved citizen became the subject of criminal investigations.
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Demand is “Massive and Organic”: Hany Mostafa Moawad on Property Investment in Egypt

Hany Mostafa Moawad says strong local demand—driven by a demographic dividend—means foreign buyers need not worry about inflated markups.
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Hilaire Defends CIP, Rejects Martinez’ Claims

Hilaire brands MSR’s claims as “false, baseless, malicious, and scandalous” and accuses Chastanet of creating the CIP “Wild West.”
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Mercan Responds to Operation Babel Charges

Mercan Properties refutes wrongdoing in Operation Babel corruption probe, as former deputy mayor and prominent developers face charges.
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Portugal’s New Immigration Measures: Strategic Focus on Continuing to Attract Foreign Talent

Dr. Laura Madrid Sartoretto provides a detailed analysis on the new government’s comprehensive reform of Portugal’s immigration system.
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Portuguese Golden Visa: The Optimal Retirement Plan for US Citizens

Dario Montagnese explains how US citizens can utilize their 401k to set up the perfect retirement plan through the Portuguese Golden Visa.
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Italy’s Dolce Visa; King of The Golden Visas

Invest in Italy: La Dolce Visa’s flexible investment framework, quick processing, and endless benefits make it the best ٌEU Golden Visa.
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Real-Time Average Processing Time Data for 11 Major Investment Migration Programs

IMI now collects real-world data on current processing times for major residence and citizenship by investment programs, updated quarterly.
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MSR Case: Insiders Visit DC as Martinez Adds Deputy PM Hilaire to RICO Case, Deflects Financial Restitution Questions

“A lot of people are coming to see us in Washington DC because they’re scared,” says Philippe Martinez on Saint Lucian TV.
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The (Nearly) Free, Entirely Remote, 3-Year Path to Armenian Citizenship

For a few thousand dollars, you can get permanent residency in Armenia, with a 3-year path to citizenship with no minimum stay requirements.
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Cyprus Revokes Jho Low’s Citizenship

Cypriot Cabinet officially strips Jho Low of citizenship after an independent commission rejected his appeal.
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On Carrying out Due Diligence Amid Taliban’s Takeover: 10 on The Weekend With Melissa Hilton

Melissa Hilton on US CBI market growth, tech adoption, conducting due diligence amid Taliban takeover, Dominica’s PM, and her 5-year vision.
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Why Americans Are Increasingly Renouncing Their Citizenship

While tax is still the top motivator for expatriation, social polarization and violence have quickly become factors too, writes Mona Shah.
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EU vs Malta Citizenship Sales Court Hearing on June 17th: “Commission Has Zero Chance,” Says Kochenov

As the Commission and Malta prepare to face off in court, Prof. Kochenov stands by his 2020 forecast: “The Commission will be humiliated.”
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US Investors Prefer Open-Ended Funds for Portugal’s Golden Visa 

Optimize: Golden Opportunities Fund offers US HWNIs the best investment solution that combines profitability and the Golden Visa.
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Americans “Don’t Want to Die Working”: Mona Shah on Why Outbund US Migration is Soaring

Not only are rich Americans increasingly moving abroad; even foreigners who initially came to the US on EB-5 visas are now leaving, says Shah.
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Galaxy Denies MSR’s Allegations; Ex-PM Douglas Brands Them “Baseless”

Denzil Douglas: MSR’s “allegations are baseless, malicious, and deliberate attacks intending to destroy my reputation, character, and legacy.”
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St. Lucia PM Confirms MoA Signing, Proposes Annual Quota, Minimum Net Worth, On-Island Escrow

Saint Lucia’s PM declares his intention to sign the MoA, and has already made recommendations of his own for its “further strengthening.”
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New Portuguese Gov’t. to Add “Solidarity Investment” Option to Golden Visa Program

The gov’t. plans to channel capital from foreign investors to projects that would help integrate immigrants. Just don’t call it a golden visa.
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Does the Investment Migration Industry Need a Makeover?

David Bonellie, Director of World Talents, discusses the looming changes in the RCBI industry and ponders a complete paradigm shift.
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“The Price Hike is a Good Thing”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Jeremy Savory: “The price hike is a good thing.” It “will double the revenue with less volume resulting in a more efficient system.”
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EU Commission Proposes Permanent Suspension of Vanuatu’s Visa-Free Schengen

After two years of temporary suspension, the European Commission believes Vanuatu hasn’t adequately addressed its security concerns.
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Average Processing Time for Greece Golden Visa Now Exceeds 18 Months

Two-thirds of applications submitted last year (and 8% of those from 2022) remain unprocessed as elevated demand continues unabated.
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Navigating the Growing Pains of Caribbean CBI: Antigua & Barbuda’s Path to Industry Leadership

Patrick Peters: “The current scandals of the Caribbean CBI industry are exactly that – growing pains. And growing pains suck.”
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Cyprus to Probe 100 Cases Involving “Problematic” Citizenship Investors

The 100 or so cases include ones in which the investors are criminal fugitives, didn’t finalize the investments, or only pretended to do so.
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Thailand Introduces Practically Free Visa for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

For just over $500, you can stay in Thailand for up to a year, and six months a year after that, thanks to the new Destination Thailand Visa.
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Expect Avalanche of US Expatriation This Year, Regardless of Who Wins The Election

If the Supreme Court outlaws tax on unrealized capital gains, the major barrier to Americans leaving disappears, says Lesperance.
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If You Want EU Access, Get a Golden Visa

Christina Georgaki argues that getting a Greek Golden Visa is superior to a Caribbean passport for those seeking visa-free access to the EU.
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St. Kitts PM: Prepared to “Revoke Citizenships Obtained by Fraud”

PM Drew has already given the go-ahead for the judicial review and is the second regional PM this week to say he is ready to revoke citizenships.
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“Stop Using Our Industry as Political Football”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Armand Arton: “Stop using our industry as political football […] the hurt is not only done to the program but to the image of the country.”
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A Unique Opportunity to Invest in Project Hartman and Enjoy the Benefits of Grenada’s CBI

Hartman Group announces a limited time offer that provides global investors stable returns and a path to Grenadian CBI.
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St Lucia to Sign MoA, Distances Itself From MSR Media Lawsuit

In a statement, the government said it had “no business with Philippe Martinez” and that agreements with Galaxy stem from the former gov’t.
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UAE Golden Visa Approval Volume Doubles to 158,000 in 2023

The UAE’s golden visa approval volume doubled again last year, buoyed by a surge in Russian real estate investment.
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MSR Files RICO Suit Against Khan, Emmanuel, Harris, Galaxy in US, Publishes Whatsapp Screenshots

Whatsapp messages appear to show the Kittitian AG knew Khan and Harris had received several million dollars in kickbacks from prison project.
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Egypt Citizenship by Investment Program Has Received “Around 1,000 Applications”, Says CIU

He also revealed that, so far, about three-quarters of applicants have been Syrians.
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Hungary Enacts 3 Consequential Changes to Its Upcoming Guest Investor Program

Before the program has even formally launched, Hungary’s parliament has already amended rules governing the GIP that’s opening this summer.
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How US Friendshoring Benefits the Caribbean Five

NTL Trust explains how Caribbean governments can harmonize US friendshoring policies with their CIPs to achieve rapid economic growth.
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Clients Starting to Think of $80,000 Discount as “A Third Official Option”: Anastasia Barna

Anastasia Barna says clients who have qualified for Caribbean citizenship via “the $80,000 option” are running the risk of revocation.
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Secret Bay Introduces New Ownership Options Amid North American Investment Surge

Secret Bay unveils its new ownership options and unique gemstones program amid high demand from North American investors.
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Backlog for Australia’s Closed BIIP Could Take Decades to Clear, Says Agent

James Hall says a tiny annual quota and a huge backlog imply decades of waiting. But Australia may soon introduce a new investor visa.
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Disclosing CBI Applicants’ Identities Will “Ruin” The Business, Says Agent After Grenada Names Burmese Investor

CBI units who name applicants “will ruin the entire proposition” of CBI in countries that don’t allow dual citizenship, warns senior industry executive.
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Expects “At Least One New Caribbean CIP” By 2025: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Jean-François Harvey: RCBI to become a “$100 billion industry by 2025 and at least one new Caribbean CIP is expected to open.”
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Price Hike Possible Also for CBI Real Estate Option, Reveals Grenada Developer

“They’ll want to keep a delta between [donations and real estate],” says Richard Hallam, hinting that the price for real estate could rise.
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Thai PM Proposes Schengen-Style Visa for Southeast Asia

Thailand’s PM hopes to boost tourism in the region, which sees about 70 million travelers a year, by making it available on a single visa.
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Grenada CIP Revenue Exceeds EC$1 Billion in Bumper Year

Grenada collected more CBI revenue in 2023 than in the preceding five years combined but still has a backlog worth over half a billion EC$.
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June 30th Caribbean Price Hike Deadline “Is A Bit Tight,” Says Influential CBI Agent

While Peters believes the four Caribbean countries fully intend to implement the MoA, he thinks the June 30th deadline is unrealistic.
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Latvia’s Golden Visa Offering Stability Amidst the Chaos

EU Law Firm: Latvia’s Golden Visa provides regulatory and pricing stability amidst rapid changes within the investment migration industry.
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“The Situation in the Caribbean May Escalate”: 10 on The Weekend With Hany Mostafa Moawad

Hany Moawad: “I worry about the number of investors who may lose their citizenship due to illegal CBI discounting.”
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Cyprus Has Approved Only 4 of 51 Startup Visa Applications

Cypriot authorities hope to turn the island into an “innovative tech hub,” but its Startup Visa has produced limited tangible results.
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Slava Apel on The Workaround That Brings Startup Visa Applicants to Canada in Just 1-2 Months

While processing times for the Startup Visa average about 30 months, Slava Apel reveals a workaround for those eager to get to Canada sooner.
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Kiss: Much Faster Process, Lower Thresholds Key to Hungary Outcompeting EU Golden Visa Rivals

“If they are processed in three months also this time, then this program will be the best, because clients want to see results,” says Kiss.
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Everything You Need to Know About Hungarian Golden Visa Property Investment

IMI Pro Csaba Magyar provides a step-by-step guide to how property investments work for Hungary’s new Guest Investor Program.
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The Low-Tax, Peaceful, and Mediterranean Life: A Smooth Path to PR (And Eventual Citizenship) in Cyprus

“While Cyprus may not offer a magic key to the Schengen Zone, it unlocks a treasure chest of other opportunities,” writes Demetris Demetriades of Andreas Demetriades & Co.
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“There’s No Funny Money Here”: Investment Migration People In The News This Week

Mathieu Duez: “All property transactions [in Mauritius] are CRS-checked. […] There’s no funny money here.”
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On The Consequences of New Caps for Canada’s Startup Visa

Nicolas Laurin urges designated organizations for Canada’s Startup Visa to refrain from excessive price hikes in the wake of the new quotas.
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Up To a Million Americans May Qualify for Armenian Citizenship by Descent

Immigration lawyer Nerses Isajanyan explains everything you need to know about how and why to claim your Armenian citizenship by descent.
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The Harsh Reality of Illegal Passports: A Pilot’s Cautionary Tale

Leila Bagheri recounts the story of a young pilot who ruined his career after paying for a fast-track to Mexican “citizenship”.
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Turkey Launches Digital Nomad Visa, Plans Tech Visa Next

However, only 32 nationalities are eligible, and local experts question the government’s preparedness for processing applications.
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Malaysia’s MM2H Program Undergoes Licensing Delays and Concerns Amid Major Revamp

Malaysian government overhauls MM2H program; licensing delays worry agents as new regulations aim to streamline process and curb misconduct.
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Canada Restricts SUV Application Volume to Tackle Backlog

Canada’s government caps the number of Start Up Visa applications per designated organization to tackle a growing backlog of applications.
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Cyprus Proposes €250,000 Residency Program for Financially Independent People

The Cypriot Parliament is debating the introduction of a new residency program requiring a €250,000 property investment and a €40,000 income.
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New Thresholds, New Opportunities: Greece’s Updated Golden Visa Program

Christina Georgaki explains how Greece’s new Golden Visa regulations open doors to interesting real estate investment opportunities.
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Golden Visas Becoming More Complicated But “Not Disappearing.”: Investment Migration People In The News This Week

David Lincoln: Golden visas are getting more expensive and complex, but they’re not disappearing […] there are still plenty of options.”
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“We’ll Be Ready by June,” Says CEO of Grenada CIU About Caribbean Price Increases

He also says that if the MoA isn’t enough to allay EU fears, “it will be clear that they have reasons other than national security concerns.”
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CBI Nationality Bans “Forced Us to Explore More Avenues of Business”: 10 On The Weekend With Colin Bishop

Colin Bishop: CBI nationality “bans have forced us to explore more avenues of business, which are turning out to be quite lucrative.”
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Malta “Seriously Considering” Revoking Investor’s Citizenship Following Money Laundering Conviction

A UK court has sentenced a 24-year-old Russian to seven years in prison for money laundering. Malta weighs whether to revoke his citizenship.
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Caribbean CBI MoA to Bolster Rather Than Hinder Demand, Say Experts

Caribbean CBI experts give their thoughts on the future of the Caribbean during Global Citizen We
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Interview with FHG Founder Christopher Downing

FHG Founder Christopher Downing answers questions regarding FHG’s new luxury hotel in Venice and the Italian Investor Visa.
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MSR Media Indicates its Lawsuit Over CBI Discounting Has Widened in Scope

MSR Media says it may also sue CBI companies that enable discounting, and claims to have new evidence of criminal financial transactions.
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Asians Accounted for 9 in 10 EB-5 Visas Issued in 2023, But Tens of Thousands Still Waiting

“Demand for the EB-5 program still sharply exceeds the limits established by the US Government,” writes Varvara Latyntseva.
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The Risks of CBI Real Estate “Financing”

One World CEO Anastasia Barna discusses the risks of the “financing scheme” within the Caribbean CBI real estate option.
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If Trump Wins “I’ll Have The Business Year Of My Career.”: Investment Migration People In The News This Week

Eric Major on what will happen If Trump wins the election in November: “Simple, I’ll have the business year of my career.”
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Aiming to End Golden Visas, Spain Also Considers Legalizing Half a Million Illegal Immigrants

“A few hundred golden visas a year can hardly affect a real estate market that sees almost a million transactions annually,” writes Jacinto Soler Matutes.
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Vanuatu Announces New Affordable CBI Route Linked to Award-Winning Cocoa Industry 

Astons: “Vanuatu unveils CIIP-Cocoa: A sweet deal intertwining citizenship with sustainable investment in cocoa, forging a prosperous path.”
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Russians, Iranians, and Iraqis: The Top Citizenship by Investment Property Investors in Turkey

Foreigners bought 384,519 homes in Turkey over the last decade. In recent years, claims one newspaper, three-quarters were CBI investors.
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The Residences At Secret Bay Unveils New Ti-Fey+ Villas, Available For Fractional Ownership And CBI

The Residences at Secret Bay unveils new Ti-Fèy+ Villas in Dominica, opening another door to CBI through luxury real estate investments.
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The “Resurgence of Far-Right Ideologies” Is Troubling: 10 On The Weekend With Güvenç Ketenci

Güvenç Ketenci is concerned about the “troubling resurgence of far-right ideologies, primarily in Europe but with global ramifications.”
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Everything You Need to Know About Italy’s New Digital Nomad Visa

Who exactly qualifies as a digital nomad, how does the application work, and what are the advantages of the visa? Nicolò Bolla explains.
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8 in 10 Canada Startup Visa Approvals Come From One Designated Organisation Type

Do angel groups, VC funds, or incubators have the highest Canada SUV approval rates? Slava Apel’s FOIA data answer the question decisively.
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Invest in Italy Announces Partnership With ForeverGood Hotels

Invest in Italy’s partnership with FHG offers La Dolce Visa investors exclusive access to the hospitality brand’s real estate fund.
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St. Lucia Opposition Accuses Govt of Selling “Secret” Infrastructure Option for $80,000

Allen Chastanet: “A particular developer has begun selling this option and, even more concerning, is the sub-par selling price of US$80,000.”
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Spanish Govt. to “Start The Procedure to Eliminate” Golden Visa Program

PM Sánchez says he is taking “measures to guarantee that housing is a right and not a mere speculative business.”
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Detailed Criteria for Cyprus’ New 3-Year Citizenship Fast-Track

Professionals must learn some Greek, earn €2,500 monthly, hold a degree, and have two years of relevant experience, explains Charles Savva.
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Portugal’s Entrepreneur Visa: A Streamlined Pathway to EU Residency

Aim Global explain how Portugal’s Entrepreneur Visa offers a quick and simple path to residency via company setup with affordable investments.
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“It Will Be a Stable Year for Investors”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Sara Sousa Rebolo says with a new government and new regulations, this will “be a very stable year” for Portugal’s Golden Visa.
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Unlock Your Global Potential: Join Globevisa Group as a Partner or Professional Manager Today!

As Globevisa continues its international expansion, it seeks local partners to help serve its 10,000 immigration clients a year.
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St. Lucia CIU “Not Against Signing MoA”, 50-60% of Saint Kitts Govt Revenue From CBI

50-60% of St Kitts govt. revenue from CBI. St Lucia had asked for more time to consider MoA, but other countries “went ahead and signed.”
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Malaysia’s PViP Flounders, Attracting Only 23 Main Applicants

Malaysia’s PViP flops, registering only a total of 47 applicants in over a year. Government may review the program.
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Vanuatu Launches Investment-Linked “CIIP-CNO Future Fund” Citizenship Program

Vanuatu launches the CIIP-CNO Future Fund, blending citizenship with sustainable coconut biofuel sector investments for a greener future.
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The UK Closing Its Non-Dom Regime Could Turn Out to Be a Big Mistake

“By revoking the UK non-dom scheme, lawmakers could be risking much more than the flight of wealthy families,” writes Mona Shah.
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Programs Becoming “Prohibitively Expensive and Increasingly Irrelevant”: 10 On The Weekend With Ömer Kahraman

Ömer Kahraman explains why the world needs a new citizenship by investment program and what he plans to do about it.
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Thailand’s Privilege Card Memberships Surge Past 36,000 Amid Global Unrest

Thailand’s Elite Visa revamp boosts membership amid global unrest, aims for US$1.5bn revenue with a focus on new markets.
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The Looming Caribbean CBI Price Increase: A Shift Toward Harmony and Transparency

Kevin Hosam commends the Caribbean effort to harmonize CBI thresholds but argues that it will only work if St. Lucia gets on board, too.
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A Taste of the Dolce Visa: Real Estate for the Italian Investor Visa

Invest In Italy: Italy’s Investor Visa offers higher ROI, lower risks, and no extra fees compared to other EU Golden Visa property options.
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Q1 2024 Private Briefing Out Now: Request Your Confidential Copy

The sensitive intel we’ve gathered this quarter but cannot publish yet.
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Smarter Investments and Quicker Route to Citizenship: Portugal’s Golden Visa Is Back on Top

Tejo Ventures: The Golden Visa’s prioritization of sustainable investments and fast-tracking citizenship heralds a brighter future for all.
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American Investors Exhibit “Declining Faith in the Domestic Outlook”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Mehdi Kadiri highlights growing “political divisions and societal tensions” as the main reasons Americans increasingly pursue RCBI.
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4 of 5 Caribbean CIPs Sign MoU on $200,000 Price Floor, Discounts-Prevention, Closer Regulatory Integration

The CBI countries have agreed to a price floor and to make “underselling” practically unfeasible. But one country is conspicuously opting out.
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Greek Govt. Announces New Golden Visa Rules: 4 Price Tiers From €250,000 to 800,000

Short-term rental is forbidden, but investors can qualify at EUR 250,000 throughout the country by renovating or converting properties.
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Greece Considers Ban on Short-Term Rentals for Golden Visa Properties

Officials are reportedly debating whether to include a ban in the new set of real estate rules it plans to bring to parliament “next week.”
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Greek Golden Visa Non-Real Estate Investment Thresholds Changing on March 31st

Fund investments become cheaper and are likely to become more popular with the expected introduction of higher real estate minimums.
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“Becoming Laotian, Cambodian, or Bangladeshi Isn’t for Everyone”: 10 On The Weekend With Reid Kirchenbauer

“I signed the contract for my first condo in Thailand in 2009 – when I was 18 years old,” says Reid Kirchenbauer about how he got started.
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Baseflow Is Now CitizenX — Creating the Future of Citizenship

Explore CitizenX: Revolutionize your citizenship with a seamless, secure platform for diversifying your passport portfolio.
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Everything You Need to Know About Hungarian Golden Visa Real Estate Funds

IMI Pro Csaba Magyar provides a comprehensive overview of how real estate fund investments work for Hungary’s new Guest Investor Program.
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Govt Plans Further Easing of MM2H Rules as Minister Reveals 56,066 Visas Still Active

Malaysia is in the midst of its third MM2H revision in as many years. Some 56,000 participants remain active, nearly half of them Chinese.
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Flying Start to the Year for Greek Golden Visa as Pricing Decision Looms

“The most likely scenario is now a EUR 400,000 threshold for most of Greece, and EUR 800,000 in places like Athens,” says Alexander Varnavas.
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7 Western European Low-Tax Destinations Poised to Benefit From Closing of UK’s Non-Dom Regime

Some 70,000 HNWI must reconsider their residency in the UK now that the non-dom regime is ending. These Western European countries will be hoping to absorb the exodus.
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Ireland Cuts Visa-Free Access for Dominica, Vanuatu Citizens

Following the example recently set by the UK, Ireland imposes visa restrictions on nationals of CBi countries Dominica and Vanuatu.
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Latvia’s Golden Visa: Which Investment Is Right For You?

EU Law Firm provides an overview of the Latvian Golden Visa’s investment categories and highlights the benefits of each one.
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With “Enough Money And The Right Connections,” Citizenship is Negotiable: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

“As long as one has enough money and the right connections, it is possible to negotiate citizenship in many places.”
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UK Chancellor Announces End of Non-Dom Tax Regime

After 225 years of helping Britain attract global wealth, the non-dom regime will end next year – ironically, thanks to the Tories.
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UK Chancellor Announces End of Non-Dom Tax Regime

After 225 years of helping Britain attract global wealth, the non-dom regime will end next year – ironically, thanks to the Tories.
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The 4 Citizenship by Investment Programs We Never Talk About (And Why We Don’t)

16 countries have formal citizenship by investment programs, but hardly a dozen get any attention. Here’s why we never hear about the other four.
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Your Biggest Business Concern Right Now? “War”: 10 On The Weekend With Aran Hawker

“Some in the industry see [war] as an opportunity to push global mobility assets, ignoring the bigger picture,” says Aran Hawker.
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At Least 6 Million People Worldwide Have a Claim to Portuguese Citizenship Through Grandparents

Ana Sofia Lamares explains how millions of people worldwide can proceed to claim Portuguese citizenship through their grandparents.
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Germany’s Residency Programs Are The EU’s Hidden Gem

Germany’s residence by investment programs offer unique, flexible, and simple paths to EU residency, write SRG Real Estate Solutions.
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The Tax-Efficient Way to Move to the USA: The Authoritative Guide

The authoritative guide on how you or your client can move to the United States while avoiding unnecessary tax consequences.​
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Portugal’s Golden Visa Funds in 2024: Navigating New Frontiers in Strategic Residency and Investment

Optylon Krea details the bright future of the Portuguese Golden Visa and advises investors on how to navigate the changes to the program.
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BRICS “Challenging the World Order”: IM People in the News This Week

Dominic Volek of Henley & Partners says Brics is “challenging the world order and establishing itself as a powerful rival to the G7 […].”
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“Millions May Have a Claim to Maltese Citizenship by Descent”: 10 On The Weekend With Dr. Antoine Saliba-Haig

Antoine also says “excruciating delays in processing […]send the wrong message to the industry and impact clients’ trust in the sector.”
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Portugal’s NHR Regime is Closed, But HQA Visa Holders Still Qualify for The Same Low Tax Rates

Even after the close of the NHR regime, certain groups still qualify for low taxes in Portugal. Among them: All HQA visa holders.
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Green Light From Constitutional Court: Portugal Naturalization Clock to Start From Date of Residency Application

But golden visa experts question what “date of application” means in practice and whether the law will help those who have already started the process.
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Portugal Golden Visa Fund Investment Has Grown by 121% a Year Since 2019: In 2024, It Will Break All Records

“The investment fund category was gaining steam long before the government decided to abolish real estate investments,” explains Pedro Lino.
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Greek Golden Visa to Have 3 Price Zones for Real Estate

The news is likely to vex golden visa developers who had pivoted to neighborhoods near – but not within – Athens, like Piraeus.
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Panama Independent Means Visa Approvals at All-Time High, Investor Visa Interest Stable

Panama’s retirement visas have never been this popular, while demand for the investment-based FNV remains stable despite the higher price.
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United States E2 Visa Approvals Hit All-Time High in FY2023

Canadians have flocked to the E2 visa to escape Covid restrictions, cold weather, and high taxes, say Angie Rupert and Patrick Findaro.
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“Trying to Hedge Their Bets Against an Authoritarian Regime[…]”: IM People in the News This Week

Kristin Surak: “people are trying to hedge their bets against an authoritarian regime or an uncertain future.”
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Poor Govt. Communication Leads Firms To “Drop Programs”: 10 On The Weekend With Anastasia Barna

Anastasia Barna: “Sudden and miscommunicated developments have confused RCBI facilitators and affected all major RCBI outbound markets.”
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Golden Visa Price “Up to €800,000 Very Soon” in Areas of High Rent Pressure, Says PM

PM Mitsotakis will also consider the opposition’s proposal to oblige golden visa investors to put their properties up for long term rental.
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Schrödinger’s Immigration Paradox: Why Media Reports the Australian Investor Visas as Alive and Dead at The Same Time

Conflicting media reports about whether Australia’s BIIP is closed or still open have confounded the market. James Hall clears up the confusion.
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As Portugal’s Golden Visa Investment Funds Take Center Stage, Expect Surge of Asset Class Options

Get Golden Visa’s new report, “Get A Look Ahead: 2024,” provides insights into what awaits the Portuguese Golden Visa in 2024.
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Latvia’s Golden Visa Struggles to Raise Capital Without Russians

Russians have historically made up more than half of all Latvia Golden Visa applicants. Since 2022, the program has had to do without them.
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Greek Golden Visa for €250,000: Invest in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation

Get EU residency by investing in a proven, counter-cyclical asset class in Europe’s best-performing economy, with Arish Capital Partners.
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A Constructive Resolution to EU-Caribbean Tensions Over Visa-Free Travel to Europe

Charles Savva advocates for a more constructive resolution of the tensions between Caribbean CBI countries and the EU: A CBI partnership.
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Spanish-Speaking World the “Last Frontier” For Investment Migration: 10 On The Weekend With Adriano Vieira

Adriano Vieira: “Although RCBI is by far the safest form of immigration […], it is usually negatively portrayed in the media.”
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The EU’s Proposal To Raise Caribbean CIP Prices Would Solve Nothing

Raising prices wouldn’t improve CBI integrity. But it would put CBI out of reach for many, and steer FDI away from the Caribbean, argues Kemal Nicholson.
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4 Reasons Italy’s Investor Visa is the EU’s Most Flexible and Least Risky

Europe’s most beautiful country also happens to be home to the continent’s easiest, quickest, and lowest-risk investor visa.
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Greece Plans to Raise Golden Visa Minimum Investments Following “Exploding Interest”, Says Finance Minister

Application volume for Greek golden visas nearly doubled last year, despite price hikes. Now, the government plans to raise prices again.
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Katz: EU Demands for Higher Caribbean CBI Prices Are Disingenuous, Protectionist, and Unseemly

If Eurocrats really cared about maintaining Caribbean CIP integrity, they would focus on due diligence rather than prices, writes Nuri Katz.
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Podcast: Portugal’s HQA Visa – “Presence-Free” Path to Citizenship in Portugal for €175,000?

“If you have reason to be outside the country for more than the allowed period, the exemption applies,” says Lennon about physical presence.
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Greece’s World-Leading Growth Has Given Golden Visa Investors Fantastic Returns

New data from The Economist indicate shares in Greek companies have been the best-performing golden visa asset over the last year.
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Ten On The Weekend – Hannah Ma: 16 Years in Investment Migration With the Same Company

Hannah Ma has spent her whole working life with a single firm, focusing on one thing: Helping people relocate to their dream countries.
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Guidance on Regulations of Hungary’s New Guest Investor Program: A Roadmap for Practitioners

Detailed regulations for Hungary’s new golden visa program are finally out. Hungarian specialist Csaba Magyar explains the rules in detail.
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Head of EU Visa Policy Meeting With All Caribbean CBI Countries This Week

The EU is reportedly asking the CBI programs to switch to a low-volume/high-price model and is particularly concerned about discounting.
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St Kitts CIP Gets Its First “Public Benefit Option”; Govt. Dismisses Reports of EU Investigation

MSR Media, whose principal is suing the former CIU-boss for “an international scam”, will have the first approved Public Benefit Option.
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“Eastern Europe Has Considerable Potential For A New CIP”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Jeremy Savory: “There was brief talk of North Macedonia, but thankfully, we trod carefully while others rushed in and got burnt.”
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Australia Abruptly Closes All BIIP Investor Visa Programs, Say Reports

Australia is closing down its entire suite of investor and entrepreneur programs, citing insufficient fiscal benefits and dubious applicants.
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Learn Basic Greek And Get EU Citizenship in Cyprus in as Little as 3.5 Years

The new rules allow for naturalization in as little as three years and legally guarantee processing citizenship applications within eight months, writes Charles Savva.
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The 11 Most Important Issues for the EB-5 Market in 2024 – And How We Think They’ll Play Out

Mona Shah and Rebecca Singh detail 11 issues facing the United States EB-5 program this year, along with their predictions for each.
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Unsung Programs Part 7: The Dominican Republic’s 6-Month, $200,000 Path to Citizenship

With a path to citizenship in just six months for investors, the Dominican Republic’s investor visa is effectively a CBI program.
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Cutting Caribbean Visa-Free Access to the EU Would “Cripple the Industry”: IM People in the News This Week

The EU rescinding Schengen visa free access would “pretty much cripple the Caribbean industry,” warns one CBI advisor.
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The 9 Supranational Settlement Blocs: Where Citizenship in One Country Lets You Live in Others

How to strategically parlay citizenship in one gateway country into access to multiple others with Supranational Settlement Blocs (SSBs).
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Three Things You Should Expect From Investment Migration in 2024

David Lesperance makes three predictions for the investment migration market in 2024, and takes stock of how his predictions for 2023 did.
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EB-5 Application Volume Hits 14-Quarter High in Q4, Denial Rate Remains Elevated

EB-5 application volume more than tripled in 2023 compared to the two preceding years. But 4 in 10 applicants are getting rejected.
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Portugal Amends Nationality Law: 5-Year Naturalization Period Starts From Application (Rather Than Approval) Date

In recognition of processing delays, Portugal will let residents count their five years to naturalization from the day they applied, rather than from the approval date.
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10 Changes and Trends That Will Guide Portugal’s Immigration Sector in 2024

Don’t expect Portugal’s tumultuous immigration field to be much calmer in 2024, write immigration lawyers Sara Sousa Rebolo and Miguel Silva.
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How Long It Takes to Get Citizenship in 21 Latin-American Countries

LatAm offers high-quality citizenships within short timeframes. Here’s how long it takes to naturalize in each Latin American country.
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HQA Visa: The Faster, More Flexible Path to EU Residency in Portugal

Approval of Portuguese residency in weeks rather than months, at a lower cost and with lots of flexibility. Learn more about the HQA visa from our Official Partners at Empowered Startups.
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The Big Investment Migration Stories in 2023: IMI’s Most Read Articles This Year

The stories that really captured the attention of IMI’s readers in 2023, from Portugal’s golden visa saga to Dominica’s loss of visa-free UK.
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MM2H Requirements “May Get More Stringent” Again Next Year: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Vincent Fong: “The [MM2H] requirements may get more stringent over time. It is very likely after the one-year special edition is over.”
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US Corporate Transparency Act (CTA): Pants on Fire for US Advisors

The onerous ultimate beneficial ownership reporting requirements under which Europeans have long labored are now coming to America too.
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Laszlo Kiss: 9 Reasons Hungary’s New Golden Visa Will Be Competitive

Charles Savva last week argued Hungary’s new golden visa is an inferior proposition. Today, Laszlo Kiss presents nine counter-arguments.
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Greek Golden Visa Was the World’s Most Popular in 2023 – Time to “Abolish” the Program, Says Main Opposition Party

The golden visa has raised EUR 45 million per DAY for Greece in 2023. Now, the socialist opposition wants to end the program.
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Charles Savva: Hungary’s New Golden Visa is An Inferior EU Residency Program

Hungary will grant temporary status to those who invest EUR 500,000 in directly held real estate. Competitors offer permanent status for half the price, Charles Savva points out.
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Dominica CBI Agents’ Annual Fee Up 500% in New Regulations, Antigua Issues Guidance on Interviews

Dominica has now enshrined most of the “6 CBI Principles” in regulation, and prohibits name changes. Antigua offers a Q&A on CBI interviews.
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Portugal Golden Visa Investment Funds – How To Minimize Risk

Optimize provides a detailed roadmap for getting your Portuguese EU residency through fund investment while minimizing risk.
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Malaysia Eases MM2H Requirements: Flexible Physical Presence, Path to PR, No Minimum Income

Malaysia has made its MM2H program more attainable for most people. But market observers say the reforms will not suffice to tip the scales.
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Portugal’s Scrapping NHR “Plays in Favor of Italy”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Marco Cerrato […] says the scrapping of Portugal’s special tax regime “plays in favour for Italy and other countries”.
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Grenada CIU Clarifies: Russians Still Barred From CBI Program, Minister’s Statements Incorrect

The Minister admits to have spoken out of turn: Russians, Belarusians, Iranians, and North Koreans remain banned from the Grenada CIP.
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Grenada CIP Open to Russians Again, Says Grenada Govt. Minister: Not True Says CIU

Minister Thomas said the CBI program is once more open to applicants of any nationality, the 4th such policy change in under two years.
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Turkey Takes Undeveloped Land Off The CBI Menu Amid Rumors of Big Changes

Siren Chen summarizes the last few years’ changing terms of the Turkey CIP and outlines what we can expect next.
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Malta: A Dream Destination For Chinese Investors

An EU member strategically located between MENA and Europe, Malta is a perfect place to set up a bank account, trust, or business, writes Vertex Alliance.
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El Salvador’s $1 Million Citizenship Program: Over-Priced, Unclear Structure

El Salvador will grant citizenship to families that donate $1 million. Hype alone isn’t enough to command that price, argues Brian Greco.
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Hungary’s New Golden Visa to Start Already Next Month, Rather Than in September

Hungary is fast-tracking its new golden visa by nine months and will give the program preferential processing in the first two months of 2024.
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Owner of Dominica CBI Property Charged With Double Murder of Neighboring Resort-Owners

The owner of a well-known Dominica CBI property is charged, along with a friend, with double homicide and faces a potential death sentence.
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Turkey CBI Real Estate Option to Rise to $600,000 Next Year, Say Unconfirmed Reports

Despite sharply falling foreign demand for Turkish real estate, the government reportedly plans to raise qualification thresholds for CBI.
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3 Crucial Things to Keep in Mind if You Are Applying for Citizenship by Descent

Citizenship by descent policies are more valuable than ever, but the process is more complex than most think, writes Patrick McFawn.
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Special Expanded Private Briefing Out Now: Request Your Confidential Copy

The sensitive intel we’ve gathered but cannot publish yet. This special edition of our Private Briefing is twice as big as normal.
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Malaysia Likely to Reduce MM2H Minimum Deposit Requirement by 20-30% Following Review

The MM2H closed for new applications last month pending revised terms. Stakeholders hope for sharply reduced costs, writes Jolie Zhang.
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Coskun: Investors Should “Be Wary” of Golden Visa Funds Investing in Hotel Operations

“I wouldn’t invest my money, seeing that there may be a risk of my golden visa being jeopardized,” says Murat Coskun about hospitality funds.
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How to Interpret the FATF-OECD Report on “Misuse of Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programs”

Throughout the report, FATF suggests corrective measures that are already in place in most RBI and nearly all CBI programs, writes Ahmad Abbas.
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EU Residency By Investment in Hungary: Two Established Routes And One Soon to Open

Hungary already offers two routes to residency by investment and is about to get a third. Learn about one of the EU’s best residency solutions.
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French Court Rules in Chetcuti’s Favor Against Media Group: Criminal Defamation

The French court found the two media executives guilty of criminal defamation and imposed a fine and moral damages in favor of Chetcuti.
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Opinion: A Year of Deception and Discrimination for Retroactively Rejected St. Kitts CBI Applicants

Saint Kitts officials claim the refund-troubles arose from decisions of the former administration. That is not true, writes Maxim Zharkov.
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Frivolous, Unprofessional Actors: An Existential Threat to The IM Industry

Unprofessional practitioners who tarnish the image of investment migration are an existential threat to the industry, writes Charles Savva.
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Why HNWIs Increasingly Flock to Latin American Residency Programs

Resource-independent, far from conflicts, and with some of the world’s simplest migration programs, LatAm has become a flag theory hotspot.
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Mona Shah Responds to SEC Allegations of “Offering Unregistered Securities” to EB-5 Investors

“We are confident that we will prevail in court, given the strength of our legal and factual arguments,” Shah said in a statement to IMI.
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IM Consultants Warn of Brazenly False Advertising Around Mexico, Romania “CBI Programs”

One client who paid thousands for a “not publicly listed” program had his passport severed upon landing and was stuck in Turkey for months.
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Hungarian Govt. Tables Plans for New €250,000 Real Estate-Based Golden Visa

Hungary’s government, which has an absolute parliamentary majority, has tabled a bill that would open a golden visa in September next year.
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Nuri Katz: “It’s Always Easier to Blame the Foreigners for Your Problems”

We need to stop selling passports and start selling citizenships, argues Nuri Katz, our guest in this episode of the Mobility Standard.
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Govt. Publishes New QIIP Regulations: Unlikely to Attract Many Applicants, Says Expert

Upper intermediate French, a C$200,000 donation, and a 12-month physical presence requirement are but some of the stricter new requirements.
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Processing Delays a Result of “Financing and Discounting Schemes of the Past,” Says St. Kitts CIU Boss

In an exclusive interview with IMI, St. Kitts & Nevis CIU boss Michael Martin chalks up the delayed refunds to “budgetary adjustments.”
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Is Investment Migration Dying Out? Quite The Contrary

Judging by the headlines, you’d think investment migration was headed for extinction. In reality, it is thriving more than ever, writes Christina Georgaki.
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NHR Termination Back on the Table As President Invokes Questionable Constitutional Maneuver

We thought Portugal would abide by its constitution and let bills expire with the government that introduced them. Think again, writes Madalena Monteiro.
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Saint Kitts to Refund Sanctioned Applicants as PM Admits CBI Revenues Have Collapsed

Individuals denied citizenship despite paying for it will finally get their money back. The government is reportedly struggling to pay agents.
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Saint Kitts to Refund Applicants From Sanctioned Countries

Individuals denied citizenship despite paying for it will finally get their money back.
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NHR to Survive At Least Another Year as Portugal Prime Minister Resigns Over Corruption Scandal

As the government falls, the legislative initiative to end the NHR regime falls with it.
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Pivoting for Prosperity in Portugal: Post-NHR Tax Benefits for Innovators

While the NHR is ending, a new special regime looks set to incentivize entrepreneurs in the fields of scientific research and innovation.
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Be Cautious With EB-5 Projects That Don’t Mind USCIS’ New 2-Year Investment Period

A two-year investment is a bridge-loan. Serious EB-5 projects need more time and longer investment cycles, argues Siren Chen.
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Plans to Expand HQA Visa Program “By Orders of Magnitude”: 10 on The Weekend With Chris Lennon

Chris Lennon says he is surprised demand for EB-5 continues “despite the large price increase, long processing time, and uncertainty of approval.”
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Grenada On Track to Raise More CBI Funds in 2023 Than in Previous 4 Years Combined

2023 is, by any measure, already a year of extreme records for Grenada. And that’s before the CIU has processed its backlog worth US$450m.
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Vanuatu’s New CBI Program: Coconut Oil Fund to Yield Annual Returns, Partial Redemption of Principal

The new program has a single qualifying option: A fund that will invest in the coconut oil sector to reduce Vanuatu’s reliance on fossil fuels.
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“Before, They Stayed Because They Were Making Money in China” : Investment Migration People in The News This Week

“Before, they would stay because they were making a ton of money in China. Now they’re not making as much money. So they’re like, why am I staying again?”
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As You Mourn The End of Portugal’s NHR, Consider Uruguay’s Special Tax Regimes

Beyond sharing Portugal’s climate, Latin culture, and Atlantic coastline, Uruguay offers a tax holiday similar to NHR, writes Philippe May.
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Revived Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme to Triple in Price, Reveals Chief Executive Lee

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive John Lee has confirmed the program’s new price tag and the exclusion of residential real estate.
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If Immigration Is The Goal, Don’t Pay The Toll

Golden visas get all the attention. But if you’re looking to relocate to Europe full-time, there’s no need for you to invest anything.
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Following Portugal, Italian Govt. Also Aims to Weaken Special Tax Regime

The government aims to hamstring a regime that has successfully raised tax revenue while simultaneously improving the demographic situation.
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Cyprus Residency Has an Outsized Role to Play in The Israel-Palestine Conflict

As conflict rages in the Middle East, a quiet EU country with a flexible residency program is just an hour’s flight away, writes Charles Savva.
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How Record CBI Revenues are Fueling Grenada’s Economic Development 

Two-thirds of recent capital projects at Grenada’s Ministry of Social Development and Housing were directly financed by the program.
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The Never-Ending Summers of Matías Apparcel: 10 On The Weekend

Matías Apparcel laments Portugal’s ending of successful policies, and says they should have allowed golden visa investment in social housing.
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No Passport and No Money Back: Retroactively Rejected Saint Kitts CBI Applicants Start Petition

Despite gaining approvals and making donations, applicants were retroactively rejected due to their nationalities and are not being refunded.
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Construction Update: Grenada CBI Project Hartman University Town & Resort, September 2023

Realord Group shares a construction update on their Grenada CBI project, the Hartman University Town & Resort.
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Malaysian Govt. Vows to Ease MM2H Conditions Amid 85% Drop in Applications

The Premium Visa Program (PViP), meanwhile, has received an average of under 5 applications a month since opening a year ago.
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EU Commission Seeks to Make “Investor Citizenship Schemes” Grounds for Visa-Suspension

As it seeks expanded powers to revoke visa-free access from CBI countries, the Commission says a number of them are “under close scrutiny.”
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What is an “Immigration Firm”? Defining It Is Harder Than You Think

Globevisa provides immigration services. But so do accounting firms like Deloitte, or property brokers like Centaline. What, then, is an immigration firm, asks Henry Fan.
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Governments Threatening to Close Programs is “Great for Business”: IM People in The News This Week

“Every time governments threaten to shut these programs down, there’s a surge of people trying to get through the door,” said Katz.
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With 3 Months to Spare, Portugal Golden Visas Issued to Americans Hits All-Time Annual High

The program has officially raised €7.3bn. But counting the already-made investments still awaiting approval, the total exceeds €11 billion.
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4 Things To Consider When Investing In Portuguese Golden Visa Funds Under The New Rules

Fund investment will be the primary qualification route for the golden visa going forward. Here are four crucial elements to keep in mind.
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Is The UAE The New Switzerland?

The UAE is the new Switzerland, but better: Reliable, neutral, and low-tax, but also easy to immigrate to, writes Pablo Ostrick.
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More Firms Blacklisted as Global Number of Accredited CBI Agents Remains Stable

While significant changes took place within programs, the global total has remained stable. But several new firms are now blacklisted.
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10 On The Weekend – Thomas Anthony: In 5 Years “I’ll Be Retired in the South of Spain, Near The Water”

Grenada CIU-boss Thomas Anthony says he’s “having the time of my life” right now and is focused on clearing his 2023 backlog by H1 next year.
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Coming to America Part 2: Integrated Tax Strategies For Entrepreneurs Relocating to The US

Melvin Warshaw and David Lesperance consider the intersection of tax and immigration law and strategies for those relocating to the US.
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Pivoting in a Multipolar World: Strategies for Global Citizens 

A multipolar world and nationalist-protectionist policy trend make sovereign diversification a must rather than a luxury, writes Nirbhay Handa.
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Portuguese Prime Minister Says NHR Regime Will End After 2024

Motivated by the weekend’s protests over housing affordability, the PM has agreed to the extreme left’s demands to end the NHR regime in 2024.
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Investment Migration People in the News: Buying 2nd Home Abroad is a “Go-Bag Option”

“Buying a home in another country could serve as a ‘go-bag’ option, or a key aspect of living abroad or total expatriation from the country.”
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New Portugal Golden Visa Rules Take Effect Today Following Promulgation Last Night

Out of veto options, Portugal’s President last night finally signed the new housing bill into law, enacting the new golden visa rules.
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Thailand’s Tax Tightening on Foreign Income Raises Questions About Implementation

The new guideline “poses significant challenges for Thai tax residents,” emphasizes the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.
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United States EB-5 Program: I-526 Application Volume Hit 3.5-Year High This Quarter

The Q3, 2023 statistical report from USCIS shows demand for EB-5 gaining ground despite stubborn backlogs, writes Varvara Latyntseva.
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Egypt Opens Private Property Market to Citizenship by Investment, in Challenge to Turkey

Egypt’s property developers are gearing up to promote CBI as the country targets Turkey’s corner of the market, writes Hany Mostafa Moawad.
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Coming to America Part 1: Integrated Tax and Immigration Strategies for a Successful Move to the US

Melvin Warshaw and David Lesperance discuss the critical importance of an integrated tax and immigration strategy for those moving to the US.
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“Getting a Golden Passport Feels Like You Suddenly Have VIP Access”: IM People in The News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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Five Real Estate and Residency Combinations for US$150,000 or Less

James Nuveen outlines five ways international investors can diversify both their property and mobility portfolios at the same time.
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Empowered Startups: Matching Entrepreneurs With R&D Startups for Residency in Portugal

The HQA Visa opens a pathway to residency in Portugal for entrepreneurs and their families and helps Portugal stay ahead of the tech curve. 
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What You Need to Know About China’s Investment Migration Market in 2023: Wailian, Crackdowns, and Surging Demand

Chinese IM market insider Luc Lu explains what’s happening in the Chinese market and how international firms should interpret the Wailian case.
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“A Shift in the Citizenship Industry Away From Microstates” – Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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Russians Account for 90% of Grenada CBI Applications in 2023, Reveals Program Chairman

While it was always assumed Russian applicants had driven the program’s meteoric rise, the extent of their impact is only now becoming known.
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Why You Should Partner With The World’s Biggest Investment Migration Firm

Initially trying to move staff to other countries, Globevisa concluded partnering with locals would be a more effective way to expand globally.
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The 3 Ways Caribbean Citizenship Programs Could Respond to Saint Kitts & Nevis’ Price Hike

The remaining Caribbean CIPs have three ways to respond: James Nuveen explores the potential implications of each type of reaction.
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Holborn Assets Appoints Pablo Ostrick to Lead Global Expansion of Fast-Growing RCBI Division

Managing Partner Pablo Ostrick is recruiting 25 RCBI advisors by the end of 2023, to support the global expansion of Holborn Pass.
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Portugal Golden Visa Approval Volume in August Slowest in 2 Years as Government Goes on Holiday Mode

The SEF tackled only about 0.8% of its backlog of unprocessed applications in August. Meanwhile, hundreds of new applications piled up.
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Indonesia’s New Golden Visa Misses the Mark in What Could Be the World’s Next Great Residency Destination 

Too expensive, not permanent, and not providing any solutions that don’t already exist: Brian Greco’s verdict on Indonesia’s new golden visa.
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“The Backlash Was Enormous”: Investment Migration People in The News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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Panama Independent Means Visa Approval Volume on Track for All-Time High in 2023

In Panama, income-based visas are flying off the shelf like never before, while investment-based visa demand is plateauing.
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Will Other Caribbean CIPs Follow St. Kitts and Raise Prices? Here’s What the CIUs Are Planning

The question on everyone’s mind is if other Caribbean CIPs will raise prices like Saint Kitts. IMI contacted each to get an answer.
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Cayman Islands Investor PR Program Gets Crypto-Backed Loan Option

“If or when BTC goes up, your loan-to-value ratio goes down, so your house is appreciating, and so is the asset you’re borrowing against.”
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“Turkey is Hot Right Now”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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The “Chilling Effect” of Wailian Boss’ Arrest: China’s Investment Migration Market on Tenterhooks

“This financial fracas will sweep up a lot of players,” write Mona Shah and Rebecca Singh, who believe the Wailian arrests are part of a broader effort.
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Grenada CIP: Revenue Up 213% From Last Year, US$133M Invested in Real Estate Since January

With half a year to spare, Grenada’s CIP has already set a new annual revenue record of EC$573m, two-thirds of it in the form of real estate.
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A Presidential Veto: Portuguese Golden Visa Program Lives to Fight Another Day

From our partners at Mercan Properties. The most realistic scenario now is for the new golden visa rules to take effect in early October.
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Greek Golden Visa Raising €200m+ a Month: Backlog Has Tripled in One Year

While application volume is up 262%, processing is up only 142%. Net result: A sudden and unprecedented backlog worth EUR 1.75 billion.
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Portuguese Golden Visa Reforms Postponed Until September as President Vetoes “More Housing” Bill

Parliament is likely to finally push through legislation next month, at which point golden visa real estate investment will be off the table.
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As Malaysia’s Federal MM2H Withers Under Stricter Rules, Sarawak’s MM2H Sees 2,800% Increase in Approvals

Now nearly 7 times cheaper than the national version and with much more flexible presence requirements, Sarawak’s MM2H is thriving.
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8 Tips For Getting an Investor Visa Through Real Estate in Colombia

Tomás Giraldo Bolívar explains how to invest in property and residency in Colombia while avoiding common pitfalls.
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Golden Visas Are “Too Big to Fail”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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Terrorists, Criminals, and Money Launderers Are NOT Using Caribbean CIPs, So What’s the Real Objection?

Scoundrels have many easier and cheaper ways than CBI to get into first-world countries, argues David Lesperance. So why all the “concern”?
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Why Malta is a Dream Destination for Chinese Investors

An affordable investment threshold, a path to EU citizenship, and a top-notch wealth/tax jurisdiction: Malta ticks all the boxes for Chinese investors.
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Portugal Golden Visa Eyes Record Year as Approvals in 2023 Already Approach 1,000

By the end of the 7th month of 2023, the SEF had approved 962 golden visas, already significantly more than the 865 approved in all of 2021.
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Grenada De-Certifies 5 CBI Real Estate Projects Over Failure to Start Construction

Develop or get de-certified. That is the message Grenada’s CIU is sending approved real estate developers with this round of culling.
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Italy Suspends Russians, Belarusians from “Dolce Visa” Following Record Year

After becoming the program’s number one applicant nationality last year, Russians are now excluded from Italy’s “Dolce Visa” program.
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Spain: Getting a Golden Visa for €350k and Citizenship Without Tax Residency – Krista Victorio on The Mobility Standard

Among other insights, Krista Victorio points out that it’s perfectly possible to get Spanish citizenship without also becoming a tax resident.
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The Changing IM Industry And The Rise Of The Caribbean Republics

More Caribbean CBI countries are flirting with republicanism. Even if they lose Schengen access, the programs will survive, writes Cinvest Migration.
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“Flamboyant Guys, Good for a Juicy Story”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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Portugal Golden Visa Funds Beyond Real Estate: Invest in Football Clubs, Entertainment, or Renewable Energy

Golden Visa funds must now limit their real estate exposure. Bluecrow details the most attractive sectors for fund investments going forward.
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Thai Elite Visa Set for Revamp on October 1st: Expect Price Hikes of “50-500%” Says Leading Agent

“I just hope they don’t raise prices too much,” says Trelcat. “Look at what happened with Malaysia’s MM2H program when they raised prices.”
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Why You Should Pivot to the Portugal HQA Visa™ with Empowered Startups 

Where investor immigrants are viewed with skepticism, entrepreneurs are welcomed and admired. Pivot to the HQA and make the loss of Golden Visa irrelevant.
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Citizenship by Investment 1.0 is Dead – Long Live Citizenship by Investment 2.0

In the wake of Saint Kitts’ complete submission to the EU’s CBI demands, Brian Greco argues the industry must stake out a new course.
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St Kitts CIP Doubles Min. Investments, Addresses Rumored EU Demands Point by Point

Minimum investment doubled in most categories; in-person document collection; new limits on marketing methods; all effective immediately.
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Why Malta Offers the Best Solutions for Investor Migrants from Both East and West

Eastern and Western investors have different motives for seeking investment migration. Only Malta can deliver equally well for both groups.
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Portugal’s Golden Visa: The Story So Far And The Best Alternatives For Latin Americans

As the Portuguese government hamstrings its golden visa, here are the best alternative programs for Latin Americans.
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Investment Migration People in the News: “Passport King” Chris Kalin is Also a Quant Trader

“I always thought the only way to preserve wealth is to create more.”
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EU Agrees to Form Committee With OECS to “Discuss and Structure” CBI Programs

Kittitian PM Terrance Drew reports that during a recent summit in Brussels, the EU agreed to form a committee with OECS on the CBI question.
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EB-5: At 2023 Half-Year-Mark, I-526 Petition Volume Already Exceeds 2022 Total – But Denial Rates Remain Elevated

Not since 2019 have so many investors applied for initial EB-5 visas. But at present, USCIS is rejecting more than half of all applications.
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The Tax-Efficient Way to Renounce US Citizenship: The Authoritative Guide

The authoritative guide on how you or your client can successfully expatriate from the United States.​​
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Paraguay or Uruguay?  Which is The Best Residence and Citizenship Option?

Both countries offer a low-cost path to PR and citizenship in low-tax jurisdictions but also have important differences in conditions.
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Portuguese Parliament Okays Housing Bill in Final Vote: Q&A On What Happens Next for Golden Visa Investors

All that remains for the golden visa changes to take effect is promulgation by the President. Here are answers to your questions about the golden visa’s future.
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Iranian Families of 4 Now Subject to Enhanced DD Fees of Up to $70,000 in Dominica: Other Nationalities Next?

Agents with Iranian clients last week scrambled to submit files before Dominica’s introduction of “enhanced due diligence” fees on Monday.
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First Data Batch in 3 Years Reveals Antigua & Barbuda CIP Now Caribbean’s Least Popular Program

Antigua & Barbuda has released the first statistical report on its CIP in more than three years. Figures show the program has fallen behind.
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Value of Greek Assets Rise Following Pro-Business Election Victory: Good News for Golden Visa Investors

Harvard-educated economist PM Mitsotakis’s securing a clear majority in parliament saw the value of Greek assets rise instantly.
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Turkey Could Open Golden Visa Program With Path to Citizenship by End of Year

Following a dip in foreign investment during the election campaign period, Turkey is set to consider plans for a golden visa program.
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Egypt’s New Residence by Investment Program Starts at US$50,000

Egypt’s new residence by investment program offers renewable residence permits of 1-5 year validity for investments of $50-200,000.
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In Final Text, Funds Still Qualify for Portugal Golden Visa But Cannot Invest in Real Estate

The final text of the bill set to pass next week prohibits funds from investing in real estate. But the program could still have several months left.
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The Man Who Runs The World’s Largest RCBI Firm: A Study in Meritocratic, Systemic Management

In this interview, Henry Fan of Globevisa explains how he and his partner Melvin Sun built a global business serving 8,000 clients a year.
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Why It’s Really Time to Steer Away from the Golden Visa 

Those caught off-guard by golden visa’s end haven’t been listening to Portugal. The future is in entrepreneur-investor business incubation.
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Portugal’s €4bn Golden Visa Backlog Would Take Until 2030 to Finish Processing, Insider Reveals

A source at the SEF says the agency has 7,802 pending applications. At current rates, processing these will take 6.8 years.
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Jersey Acknowledges the Rich Are “Highly Mobile” as it Considers Whether to Charge More for HVR Program

Jersey has raised billions from its low-tax HVR program. Now, deputies debate whether asking wealthy residents for more will scare them away.
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Unsung Programs Part 6: Mauritius Investor PR – Citizenship in 2 Years for Real Estate Investors

The Mauritius Investor program offers immediate PR and a two-year path to a first-rate citizenship in a low-tax, safe, and tropical country.
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Frontier Markets and Recession Avoidance: Investing in the Rise of Asia

The outsized returns Asia’s fast-growing markets offer can be hard to access and extract. InvestAsian overcomes the entry barriers for you.
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Vanuatu: Schengen-Access Suspension Saw CBI as Share of Govt Cut in Half

Vanuatu’s CBI revenue has cratered since the loss of Schengen. A commission has been formed to find out what went wrong – and who is to blame.
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Greek Golden Visa Has Backlog Worth €1.5 Billion as Applications Surge Ahead of Price-Hike

Greece’s backlog now numbers nearly 16,000 (about 5,000 main applicants), which, when converted to golden visas, will net billions for Greece.
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What the “6 CBI Principles” Means for Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Program

Hartman Group interviews former Grenada CIU executive about how the new “6 CBI Principles” will impact applicants for Grenada’s CIP.
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Access to Europe Is “The Gold Standard”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Others may want to avoid “a further demonization of the ultra-wealthy,” Kosnitzky continues.
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Canada to Reform Startup Visa: Financially Backed Applicants to Get Priority

Canada will raise the number of spots for Startup applicants and prioritize those financially backed. Work permits will be open and last 3 years.
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Portugal Citizenship Requests Surge by 37% in 2022 as Foreign Population Approaches 800,000

Requests for Portuguese nationality rose 37% to an all-time high of 74,506 in 2022. Authorities approved 98.6% of citizenship applications.
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Malaysia: Govt. to Review Both MM2H and PViP Following Dismal Performance

Officials propose to divide MM2H into “Platinum, Silver, and Bronze” categories. Agents association call for merger of MM2H and PViP.
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Unsung IM Programs Series: Argentina’s Rentista and Pensionado Visas

Argentina offers a lighting-fast path to PR and citizenship to those who can maintain themselves in this cheap, fun, but challenging country.
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Portugal Govt. Proposes to Keep Golden Visa After All, Eliminating Only Real Estate, Capital Transfer Options

The same governing party that introduced the bill to end the golden visa in the first place is now proposing to keep most of the program.
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Australia BIIP Applicants Protest as Permanent Residency Wait Times Balloon

The decision to de-prioritize BIIP visa processing has seen wait times extend from a few months to many years. Applicants feel short-changed.
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Caribbean CBI Real Estate: Off-Island Escrow Accounts Raise Concerns

If the CBI developer itself funds the escrow account, how does the CIU know the CBI applicant actually invested the full amount?
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“Things Have Become Very Divisive”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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South Korea Doubles Investment Requirement for Investor Visa

South Korea’s investor visa, which has raised at least US$10 billion in the last 23 years, is doubling the real estate minimum investment.
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Serbian Govt. Proposes Law to Grant Citizenship After Just 12 Months of Residency

The government of Serbia, an EU candidate, wants to give immigrants and refugees citizenship after just a year of living in the country.
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Tajick’s Take: New Quebec IIP – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

QIIP may never be the belle of the ball again, but with a bit of makeup and dim lights, she can still find suitors, writes Stephane Tajick.
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Portugal Golden Visa on Track for Record Year: Approvals Hit 3-Year High in May, Buoyed by British Investors

Jerry Morgan of Mercan, the PGV’s biggest developer, says it’s been a “traumatic” year but that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the future.
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Having Shattered All Records in 2022, Grenada CIP Breaks Them Again in Q1 2023

While processing is starting to catch up, Grenada still had a backlog of 1,451 applications worth half a billion (!) USD at the end of Q3.
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Antigua, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts Gain Visa-Free Access to Canada (With Exceptions)

Many Saint Lucians, Kittitians, and Antiguans will no longer need apply for visas before visiting Canada – presuming they fly in.
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Caribbean CBI Interviews – What To Expect And How To Manage Them

Caribbean CBI programs will start interviewing applicants. This is a positive development and no cause for nerves, writes Marina Gabriel.
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Saint Kitts & Nevis CIP Sees 90% Reduction in Approved Real Estate Following Reform

Before the new administration took office last year, Saint Kitts & Nevis’ CIP had 95 approved real estate options. Today, it has nine.
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The Economic Roles of Investment Migration: Part 1 – The Entrepreneurial Succession Crisis

Investment migration can fill specific economic gaps. Keeping family businesses from dying with the owner is one way, writes Stephane Tajick.
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Russians Excluded from Migration Programs and Banking in the West Should Consider Hong Kong

Great power games have cut Russians off from of banking and immigration in many countries. Hong Kong, however, has left the door open, writes Stephen Barnes.
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Opinion: The Dwindling Future of the Quebec IIP – A Shadow of Its Former Self 

The French requirement and the $500k walk-away option likely to result from the new rules will cripple the QIIP, laments Nicolas Laurin.
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Quebec to Reopen QIIP With French Language Requirement and $200,000 Donation, Likely by End of Year

Suspended since 2019, the QIIP is likely to reopen by the end of the year with a new set of requirements, writes Patrick McCarthy.
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Turkish Opposition, If Elected, Would “Eradicate the [Citizenship] Program Entirely”

Taymour Polding of CIP Turkey speaks to IMI about how the results of the Turkish election will impact the country’s citizenship by investment program.
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Is Malta Now The Optimal Choice For American Investor Migrants?

As Portugal’s golden visa draws to a close, Malta throws its hat in the ring for the contest to be American investor migrants’ new favorite.
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Spain “Cutting Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face”: Investment Migration People in The News This Week

“Blaming residency by investment programs [for the lack of affordable housing] is a politically attractive but over-simplistic response.”
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Why Boutique Firms Are An Investor Migrant’s Best Option

Greater specialization, bigger networks, and tailored service are among the reasons boutique firms make better advisors, write DZ Advisory.
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Q1 Data Shows Sharp Downturn in Panama Friendly Nations Visa Interest

Appetite for Panama’s investor visas is dwindling. People of independent means, however, are relocating to the country in record numbers.
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Australia Sharply Reduces BIIP Visa Availability for 2023/24 Despite Record Backlog

“The future of the BIIP is uncertain,” writes James Hall, pointing to new planning levels that will exacerbate the already huge backlog.
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EB-5 Special: How The 2022 Program Changes Impacted Application Volume, Processing, and Stakeholders

In this special feature, Varvara Latyntseva details how the EB-5 program changed last year and the effects on applications and stakeholders.
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Portugal Approves 12,000th Golden Visa as Total Investment Approaches EUR 7 Billion

British investors are becoming more numerous and have now appeared in the monthly top-five nationalities list for 6 of the last 8 months.
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Spanish Govt. Mulls Whether to Raise Golden Visa Real Estate Minimums or Disqualify Property Investments Altogether

Sources say the government is considering two options: Higher real estate investment minimums, or no real estate option at all.
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“This Will Definitely Kickstart Interest in the Scheme Again”: IM People in The News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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Dominica CIU Was Most Efficient Processing Unit Last Year, Say Investment Migration Executives

Respondents also said Portugal’s Golden Visa and St Kitts’ CIP were the best-selling programs in 2022 and expressed high hopes for St Lucia.
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Greek Golden Visa: Q1 2023 Application Volume Up 259% Y-o-Y, Backlog Doubled in 6 Months

Buoyed by fewer competitors and an impending price hike, the program’s application volume has ballooned. So has its backlog of pending cases.
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Cyprus Golden Visa: No More Senior Dependents, Annual Proof of Income and Investment

Investors will no longer be able to include parents or in-laws and must show proof of maintained income and investment every year.
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2023 IM Executive Survey: 1 in 3 Firms Plan New Offices in Africa, 63% Worry EU Will Cut CBI Country Schengen-Access

Results from the survey reveal the industry is still betting on Africa and that threats to CBI country access to the EU are a broad concern.
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How Portugal Can Use Foreign Investors to Solve the Housing Crisis Instead of Scrapping the Golden Visa

Instead of closing the golden visa program, Portugal should reform it and use it to solve the housing crisis, argues Anatoliy Letayev.
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“At The Moment, Yes, We Have a Problem”: Investment Migration People in The News This Week

“The rich will anyways get from point A to point B […]. So, removing the price they have to pay, it’s a lost financial opportunity.”
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8th Annual Report on Malta CBI: Regulator Laments “Surreal” EU Criticism as Program FDI Reaches EUR 1.7bn

Three agents alone were responsible for 42% of applications, while 22 agents submitted only a single application.
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Is the UK About to Push Over the First Domino Leading to the End of Small-Country CIPs?

The UK may restrict visa-free access for countries where “Chinese spies” can buy citizenship. This may start a domino effect, says David Lesperance.
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Portuguese Govt. Yields on Golden Visa Retroactivity and 183-day Presence in Housing Bill’s Final Wording

No retroactivity for post-February 16th applications, 7-days-a-year presence requirement preserved, and cultural investment visas kept.
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Investment in Saint Lucia CIP Doubled in FY2021-22 Thanks to Sharp Increase in Real Estate-Based Applications

The Saint Lucia CIP’s annual report shows the program is setting new records on all fronts – but regressing slightly on transparency.
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Why the Quebec IIP Still Has a Future, Despite the Extended Suspension

Quebec’s Immigrant Investor Program recently saw its suspension extended. But the program still has a future, argues Stephane Tajick.
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Q1 Figures Show Portugal on Track to Approve All-Time Record Number of Golden Visas in 2023

Portugal is likely to approve a record number of applications in 2023. As long as the housing bill in its current form doesn’t pass, that is.
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Active Investor Visas: 5 Lessons to Ensure Profitability and Client Satisfaction

Governments increasingly balk at passive programs but welcome active investor visas. Ahmad Abbas explains how to successfully pivot to AIVs.
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Saint Lucia CIU Circular Says Promotion of CBI Real Estate Discounts Violate License Terms

Saint Lucia’s CIU is the third in the region this year to issue a reminder that the minimum investment amount for real estate is absolute.
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Malaysia M2H Applications Down by 90% Since New Rules Imposed, Says Industry Association

The quadrupling of the MM2H income requirement has caused a collapse in applications. “Those who now qualify have better options,” say agents.
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3 Reasons Greece, and Not Spain, Is Europe’s New Golden Visa Leader

A government that actually backs the program, more affordable and varied investment options, and a quicker process are chief advantages.
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The Proposal to Close the Golden Visa is Unconstitutional And Will Not Solve Portugal’s Housing Crisis

Patricia Casaburi points out that it’s ironic that golden visas are blamed for the housing crisis in Lisbon and Porto, where prices have risen sharply since these cities were excluded from the program.
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IMI Professionals and IMI Program Finder: Set Up Your Profile and Get Direct Leads From IMI

We are soft-launching two new features – IMI Professionals and IMI Program Finder – to help readers find programs and program specialists.
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Greece Extends Golden Visa Transition Period by Another 3 Months to July 31st

“This extension relieves the stress of investors,” commented Alexander Varnavas of Athens-based Varnavas Law on the news.
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Portuguese Govt. Insists on Feb 16th Cut-Off, 183-Day Presence for Golden Visa in Final “More Housing” Draft Bill

If the law is approved, investors will not get what they paid for. It’s “a violation of basic constitutional rights,” says one lawyer.
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Record Application Volume Sees Greek Golden Visa Authorities Struggling to Keep Up With Demand

Greek Golden Visa authorities are struggling to keep up with mushrooming demand. Applications in the backlog now number at least 3,700.
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How to Expatriate from the United States – Part 4: Post-Expatriation Tax Considerations and Future Travel to the US

So, you’ve given up your US citizenship or green card. End of story, right? Not even close, explain David Lesperance and Melvin Warshaw.
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Vanuatu Launches AUD-Denominated CBI Bond Investment Option

The government will appoint a single Master Agent to market the world’s only sub-US$100,000 (technically speaking) CBI option globally.
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In Panama, 1 in 6 Immigrants is an Investor

Panama has approved 388 investor visas so far in 2023. In the last six years, investors account for 16% of all residence permits issued.
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Portuguese President Calls Housing Bill “Unfeasible”, Indicates It is Unlikely to Go Through

Characterizing the bill as “inoperable from start to finish”, President de Sousa indicated it was unlikely to pass in its current form.
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Portugal Golden Visa: Madeira “Refuses” to Comply, President Says Govt. is Considering “Alternative Proposals”

Madeira’s President says his government “refuses to apply the measures” and that it has the “capacity and authority to legislate on the subject.”
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A Ghost Story About An Ancestor From The West Indies

Ella’s (the birth name of the Dominican novelist and short story writer Jean Rhys’) ghost sits at the foot of my bed staring at me with her long, sad, mournful face. I wait to hear for her footsteps in the dark. She keeps me company in the early hours. When dawn comes with the light […]
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Turkish Home Sales to Foreigners in 2021 Up By 5x Since 2013, Home Values Up 30% YoY in Real Terms

Even adjusting for inflation, Turkey’s real estate and hospitality markets have grown sharply for years. And that was before all the Russians.
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Dominica CIP Blacklists One of the World’s Biggest Investment Migration Firms

Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program has blacklisted what is arguably the world’s largest investment migration company.
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The 4 Factors Driving China’s Investment Migration Market Rebound

Dormant during the pandemic, China’s investment migration market is reviving. Four domestic stressors are driving the rebound, writes Luc Lu.
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Panama Independent Means Visa Approvals on Track for 11-Year High in 2022

Panama is on track to approve more independent means visas this year than in the preceding three years combined.
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Greece Golden Visa: New EUR 500k Min. to Apply Only in Big Cities, Ritzy Suburbs, Transition to Begin Next Year

Investors will have until next year, at least, to file under the current EUR 250k threshold, and changes will only apply in parts of the country.
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“I Have a Giant Target on My Back”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

Investment migration people in the news this week.
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“We Didn’t Have Much of a Choice”: St. Lucia CIU Boss on Suspension of Russian CIP Applicants

“We, fundamentally, have no issue accepting Russians,” says Saint Lucia CIU head Mc Claude Emmanuel in an exclusive interview with IMI.
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Australia’s New Home Minister Hints She May Close Significant Investor Visa Program

“It is a visa program that I think isn’t adding value to the country,” said the Home Affairs Minister in a recent press conference.
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Strong-Arming Caribbean CIPs to Exclude Russians is Absurd, Unjust, and Unworthy

Caribbean CIPs are forced to fall in line with the demands of the bigger countries or face sanctions themselves, writes Nuri Katz.
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Portugal Golden Visa on Track for Best Year Since 2019

Unless the program sees an unseasonably low number of approvals in September, 2022 volume will exceed last year’s total already by the end of the month.
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Latitude Hosts London Masterclass On International Residency Next Week

Join Latitude for a day of learning about top tax residency and residence by investment destinations, as well as networking, at London’s L’oscar.
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Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program Re-Opens to Iranians

The program’s due diligence partners has assured the CIU that they are once more able to conduct adequate due diligence in Iran.
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“People Have a Second Citizenship as a Get Out of Jail Free Card”: IM People in the News This Week

Volek said the volume of American clients at London-based Henley & Partners makes it the company’s largest market by far.
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Greek Golden Visa Giving Caribbean CBI a Run For Its Money Thanks to Euro-Dollar Parity

A Greek golden visa costs $50,000 less than a year ago. Combined with access to the EU and more upside potential, the program has never been more competitive relative to the Caribbean CIPs.
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Greece to Double Golden Visa Real Estate Minimum Investment to €500,000

The measure, said Prime Minister Mitsotakis in his speech, would “increase the affordability of real estate for Greeks.”
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In Astonishing Claim, Malaysian Govt. Says Premium Visa Program Got 20,000 Applications on First Day

Industry insiders, however, are not buying the figure, calling it “misinformation” and a practical impossibility.
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Greek Golden Visa: EU Residence Permits by Time Deposit Investment

Get the Greek golden visa in a matter of weeks without any transaction-related costs by investing in a term deposit, writes the Golden Visa Greece team.
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E2 Visa Approvals Rebound Unevenly After Pandemic: Japanese Now Account for Half of Applicants

While E2 visa appointments are available within days at the US Embassy in, for example, Tokyo, those applying in Paris face a 7-month wait.
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Malaysia’s Surprise Introduction of “Premium Visa Program” for “Tycoons” Raises Eyebrows

While similar to MM2H in most respects, the new program is less restrictive and also considerably more expensive.
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Launches RCBI Advisory With 9 Global Partners: “We Aim to Be Among The 3 Largest IM Firms Outside of China”

The former Arton Capital MP, alongside eight other managing equity partners, hopes to put the spotlight on a range of unsung golden visas.
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Central African Rep. Top Court Rules Citizenship for Sango Coin “Unconstitutional”

The government will respect the ruling and is already “looking at another way to offer land and citizenship to investors,” said a spokesman.
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Vanuatu CBI Revenue Falls 48.7% Short of Budget in First Half of 2022

Q2 was the lowest-grossing quarter in four years for citizenship by investment in Vanuatu. And it’s likely to get considerably worse.
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Australia Cuts New Intake for Business Innovation and Investor Program by 88%

Hoping to reduce 30-month processing times for business investor visas, Australia’s government is drastically restricting new applications.
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Podcast: “A Cook Islands Trust is the Gold Standard” for Asset Protection – Benjamin Lodmell on the Mobility Standard

Our guest on the Mobility Standard podcast this week is Benjamin Lodmell of asset protection specialist firm Lodmell & Lodmell.
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Citizenship by Investment in the Central African Republic for $60,000 Worth of “Sango Coin”: Is the Project Viable?

The country believes placing its asset on a blockchain will transform the economy. The first asset to be sold with Sango Coin is citizenship.
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In Cryptic Circular, Antigua & Barbuda CIU Re-Suspends Applications from Russians

Russians and Belarusians are excluded again. The suspension, moreover, will have retroactive effect, going back three weeks.
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“We Sell 20-25 Houses a Month to Russians, And Half of Them Are for Citizenship”: IM People in The News This Week

“There are cheaper, comparatively more beneficial [RCBI programs] in Europe, but the Russians cannot enroll in them due to sanctions.”
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Invest Only After Approval, Processing in 3 Months, And Other Unique Advantages of Italy’s Dolce Visa

Italy’s Dolce Visa has no processing delays, allows for tailor-made investments, and even lets you wait to invest until after approval.
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Thailand’s Low-Tax “Long Term Resident” Visa Opens Next Month: How Does it Compare to Elite Residence?

HNWIs under 50 will have to make a careful cost-benefit analysis when choosing between the Long Term Resident and Elite Residence visas.
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IMI Connect Istanbul: Join Us For Another Unique Experience on November 2-4

Another exceptional gathering for industry professionals is taking place in Istanbul this fall. Request your invitation today.
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Court Orders SEF to Grant Appointment to Golden Visa Investor Within 10 Days Following Unreasonable Delays

The ruling could be “an important precedent and be used as a paradigm to guide the judgment of similar cases,” says the plaintiff’s lawyer.
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Aspect Fund I: A High-Return, Quality-Projects Golden Visa Investment Opportunity

Qualive has a track record of producing over 20% p.a. returns for investors since 2016. Now, golden visa investors can get exposure to the same performance via fund investment.
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Portugal’s Golden Visa Has Raised €1.7 Million a Day for Nearly 10 Years Straight

And 2022 is poised to be the program’s best year since 2018.
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The Crypto Investor’s Five-Step Roadmap to a Low-Tax, High Quality Life in a New Jurisdiction

David Lesperance outlines the five carefully planned steps crypto investors must take to successfully upgrade to a better tax jurisdiction.
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Golden Visas Account for Just 3% of Property Deals in Portugal: IM People in the News This Week

“[…] China’s investment push, which was understood to be part of ‘a fire sale launched by a desperate government in a bankrupt country.’”
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Why Application Volume for Grenada’s Citizenship Program Has Grown 6 Years in a Row

Six consecutive years of growth and thousands of satisfied citizenship by investment clients bear testament to the program’s unique qualities.
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Podcast: Jeremy Savory on Running a CBI Business in Hyper-Competitive Dubai

Savory & Partners founder Jeremy Savory on running a CBI business in Dubai, becoming a Portugal resident, and the potential of Turkey.
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Ready for a Job Change? 64 Open Positions at Investment Migration Firms Worldwide

Investment migration firms across the globe are hiring for positions at all levels in some of the world’s most exciting locations.
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Reported US Citizenship Renunciations Nearly Triple in Q2 as More Consulates Grant Interviews

Lesperance: “Half of my clients are concerned that the Democrats will keep the House [in November]. The other half are concerned they won’t.”
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Dubai Still Top Hub for RCBI Companies; 3 Firms Present in 20+ Markets; Istanbul is Rising Star

See which RCBI firms are expanding and contracting their global office footprints, as well as which countries they are entering and leaving.
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Q3 CBI Agents Update: Two More Agents Blacklisted in Caribbean, 15 New Licensees Globally

The global number of CBI agents is growing at a decent clip again. Both Dominica and Saint Kitts & Nevis add to their CBI agent blacklists.
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Mendonça: Portugal’s Progressive Laws May Offer an Oasis for Exhausted Americans

Recent reversals of long-established rights have made progressive-minded Americans wary about the future. Portugal could be the haven they’re looking for, writes Joana Mendonça.
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New Zealand Issues Sweeping Changes to Investor Visas: Minimums of NZ$5-15 Million

Minimum investment requirements and minimum stay requirements both increase as New Zealand aims for investors who play a more active role.
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Greek Golden Visa: The Flexible, Fast, and Profitable Route to Permanent EU Residency

Choose properties on the open market, switch easily between investments if you later change your mind, and pay the same prices as locals.
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Greek Golden Visa: The Flexible, Fast, and Profitable Route to Permanent EU Residency

Choose properties on the open market, switch easily between investments if you later change your mind, and pay the same prices as locals.
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Cambodia Launches $100,000 Golden Visa With 5-Year Path to Citizenship

Cambodia enters the Southeast Asian golden visa market: A $100,000 property investment and eligibility for citizenship in five years.
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Structured Italy Dolce Visa Investment Products for Every Type of Investor – The Magwind Method

Whatever the risk profile and asset class preference, the Dolce Visa’s flexible terms enable structuring of products for any type of investor.
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Panama Independent Means Visa Approvals Surge in 2022, Investor Visa Interest Dips Further

Panama’s independent means visas could reach all-time highs this year, while the Friendly Nations Visa is losing its luster, now that it requires an investment.
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“North Americans Have Become Disillusioned” – Investment Migration People in the News This Week

“High net worth individuals think the situation is so bad in America right now that it actually sounds worse than it is in Russia.”
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Antigua & Barbuda Becomes 2nd Caribbean CBI Country to Re-Open for Russian, Belarusian Applicants

Ukrainians – in a grimly ironic twist – remain excluded from the program because of the very belligerence to which they have fallen prey.
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New Zealand Investor Visa Revenue Back With a Post-Pandemic Vengeance in FY2022

2021-22 results brought the program’s performance from nadir to zenith within a year in which it raised NZ$1 billion from just 100 investors.
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June Was Best Month in 2 Years for Portugal Golden Visa: US Applicants Break Into All-Time Top 5

Considering the clip at which Americans have been applying this year, they are likely to place 3rd in the all-time ranking within months.
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June Was Best Month in 2 Years for Portugal Golden Visa: US Applicants Break Into All-Time Top 5

Considering the clip at which Americans have been applying this year, they are likely to place 3rd in the all-time ranking within months.
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June Was Best Month in 2 Years for Portugal Golden Visa: US Applicants Break Into All-Time Top 5

Considering the clip at which Americans have been applying this year, they are likely to place 3rd in the all-time ranking within months.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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9 EU Countries That Grant Citizenship to the Great Grandchildren of Their Citizens

Globally, hundreds of millions of people have a great grandparent from an EU country. Too few of them are picking up citizenships for free.
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The Impacto Fund: A Different Approach to Portugal Golden Visa Investment

The Impacto Fund has a different approach to the market because of its debt structure and a strong focus on capital preservation.
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The Impacto Fund: A Different Approach to Portugal Golden Visa Investment

The Impacto Fund has a different approach to the market because of its debt structure and a strong focus on capital preservation.
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How to Get Your Business Ready for a UK Innovator and Startup Visa Endorsing Body

To qualify for a UK Startup or Innovator Visa, applicants must obtain the endorsement of designated endorsing bodies. John Courtney explains how to get it.
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“Citizenship is Something Fundamentally Unfair”: Investment Migration People in The News This Week

IM people in the news this week include David Lesperance, Christian Kälin, Murat Coskun, and Inês Azevedo.
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“Citizenship is Something Fundamentally Unfair”: Investment Migration People in The News This Week

IM people in the news this week include David Lesperance, Christian Kälin, Murat Coskun, and Inês Azevedo.
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Bluemina: 25 Years of Successfully Leading Dual Citizenship and Permanent Residency in MENA Region

After 25 years in the business, Bluemina has helped more than 12,000 families fulfill their citizenship and residency dreams.
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Bluemina: 25 Years of Successfully Leading Dual Citizenship and Permanent Residency in MENA Region

After 25 years in the business, Bluemina has helped more than 12,000 families fulfill their citizenship and residency dreams.
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Bluemina: 25 Years of Successfully Leading Dual Citizenship and Permanent Residency in MENA Region

After 25 years in the business, Bluemina has helped more than 12,000 families fulfill their citizenship and residency dreams.
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Chinese Investor Migrant Data 2021: Application Volume Still Far Below 2019 Levels

While contours of a recovery from 2020’s drop in Chinese IM program participation are becoming apparent, the market remains in the doldrums.
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Chinese Investor Migrant Data 2021: Application Volume Still Far Below 2019 Levels

While contours of a recovery from 2020’s drop in Chinese IM program participation are becoming apparent, the market remains in the doldrums.
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Chinese Investor Migrant Data 2021: Application Volume Still Far Below 2019 Levels

While contours of a recovery from 2020’s drop in Chinese IM program participation are becoming apparent, the market remains in the doldrums.
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Chinese Investor Migrant Data 2021: Application Volume Still Far Below 2019 Levels

While contours of a recovery from 2020’s drop in Chinese IM program participation are becoming apparent, the market remains in the doldrums.
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Chinese Investor Migrant Data 2021: Application Volume Still Far Below 2019 Levels

While contours of a recovery from 2020’s drop in Chinese IM program participation are becoming apparent, the market remains in the doldrums.
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Chinese Investor Migrant Data 2021: Application Volume Still Far Below 2019 Levels

While contours of a recovery from 2020’s drop in Chinese IM program participation are becoming apparent, the market remains in the doldrums.
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SEF Resumes Biometrics Appointment Bookings for Golden Visa Applicants (Except for Renewals)

“The real backlog”, says Pedro Catão Pinheiro, “is still ahead of us. It will come with the wave of applications filed on June 15th.”
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South Korea Investor Visa Approvals Hit 16-Year High in 2021: Applications from India up 75%

The program’s applicant nationality profile is decidedly Western: Among the top 10 source countries are the US, Germany, France, and the UK.
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South Korea Investor Visa Approvals Hit 16-Year High in 2021: Applications from India up 75%

The program’s applicant nationality profile is decidedly Western: Among the top 10 source countries are the US, Germany, France, and the UK.
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Why Don’t More Investment Migration Companies Promote Italy’s “Dolce Visa”?

Italy as a destination sells itself, argues Dario Montagnese. All RCBI advisors need to do is let investors know it also has a golden visa.
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Why Don’t More Investment Migration Companies Promote Italy’s “Dolce Visa”?

Italy as a destination sells itself, argues Dario Montagnese. All RCBI advisors need to do is let investors know it also has a golden visa.
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Why Don’t More Investment Migration Companies Promote Italy’s “Dolce Visa”?

Italy as a destination sells itself, argues Dario Montagnese. All RCBI advisors need to do is let investors know it also has a golden visa.
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Why Don’t More Investment Migration Companies Promote Italy’s “Dolce Visa”?

Italy as a destination sells itself, argues Dario Montagnese. All RCBI advisors need to do is let investors know it also has a golden visa.
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Special Report: The Fate of Investment Migration in Europe – What Happens Next​

Stephane Tajick provides an in-depth overview of the EU’s legislative procedures around investment migration. What are the potential outcomes? At which junctures can the industry influence the process? And what timeline are we working with?
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Special Report: The Fate of Investment Migration in Europe – What Happens Next​

Stephane Tajick provides an in-depth overview of the EU’s legislative procedures around investment migration. What are the potential outcomes? At which junctures can the industry influence the process? And what timeline are we working with?
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Special Report: The Fate of Investment Migration in Europe – What Happens Next​

Stephane Tajick provides an in-depth overview of the EU’s legislative procedures around investment migration. What are the potential outcomes? At which junctures can the industry influence the process? And what timeline are we working with?
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Special Report: The Fate of Investment Migration in Europe – What Happens Next​

Stephane Tajick provides an in-depth overview of the EU’s legislative procedures around investment migration. What are the potential outcomes? At which junctures can the industry influence the process? And what timeline are we working with?
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Special Report: The Fate of Investment Migration in Europe – What Happens Next​

Stephane Tajick provides an in-depth overview of the EU’s legislative procedures around investment migration. What are the potential outcomes? At which junctures can the industry influence the process? And what timeline are we working with?
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Portuguese Parliament Rejects Leftist Parties’ Motions to End Golden Visa

Portugal’s ruling Socialist Party, which controls Parliament, has made its position clear: The golden visa program is not going anywhere.
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Latitude Group Announces 1st Applicants to Receive Maltese Citizenship Approvals Under MEIN Policy

The first applicants and their families started the MEIN journey in December 2020 and took just under 18 months to get citizenship approval.
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Latitude Group Announces 1st Applicants to Receive Maltese Citizenship Approvals Under MEIN Policy

The first applicants and their families started the MEIN journey in December 2020 and took just under 18 months to get citizenship approval.
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Latitude Group Announces 1st Applicants to Receive Maltese Citizenship Approvals Under MEIN Policy

The first applicants and their families started the MEIN journey in December 2020 and took just under 18 months to get citizenship approval.
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“Location Fluidity is Going to Stop Being a Luxury” – Investment Migration People in the News This Week

“[…] location fluidity is going to stop being a luxury for just the very few. It’s going to be an option for everyone.”
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“Location Fluidity is Going to Stop Being a Luxury” – Investment Migration People in the News This Week

“[…] location fluidity is going to stop being a luxury for just the very few. It’s going to be an option for everyone.”
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“Location Fluidity is Going to Stop Being a Luxury” – Investment Migration People in the News This Week

“[…] location fluidity is going to stop being a luxury for just the very few. It’s going to be an option for everyone.”
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“Location Fluidity is Going to Stop Being a Luxury” – Investment Migration People in the News This Week

“[…] location fluidity is going to stop being a luxury for just the very few. It’s going to be an option for everyone.”
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