Of the 33 large-scale events so far planned for 2020, 16 will take place in Russia/CIS, twice as many as in the second-most popular region; Asia ex. China.
The Greek property market has taken a drastic turn for the better during 2019, spurred on by a VAT holiday and soaring demand for golden visas.
Thomas Anthony loosens his tie and settles in for a well-deserved break from looking at background verification reports.
The Italian Investor Visa (IIV) has been around for almost three years without gaining any meaningful traction. Why?
Egypt is set to open the world’s 13th formal citizenship by investment program, with minimum investments starting at US$250,000.
2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire conceptualized citizenship; flexible, obtainable via contributions, and not necessarily linked to residence.
Now we can say with absolute confidence that we can offer the fastest CIP application processing time, with a very high chance of approval.
Portugal’s golden visa investors may soon not only have the chance to gain residence and citizenship in an EU country, but also to run businesses in the US.
While rejection rates are rising, refusal rates vary markedly between different applicant types; investors, managers, essential employees, and dependents.
30,000 millionaires, terrorism, a cash-economy, and trust issues: Nigeria’s investment migration market offers great challenges, but even greater potential.
“The Commission monitors investor citizenship schemes in the context of the EU accession process,” said Jourova during an interview with the Albanian press.
Greece’s residence by investment program is raising €23 million a week. Already Europe’s most popular program by far, its application volumes keep growing.
If you thought backlogs were only a North American residence program phenomenon, think again; Retrogression has arrived in Europe.
The milestone has only been reached by three other residence programs in history, but apps. hit a 17-month low in Nov and 2019 income is lowest since 2015.
Different trigger events can derail your client’s future citizenship by investment plans. It’s your job to shake them out of their false sense of security.
Investment migration firms are taking client fees on the presumption that their applications will be processed in the future. What if that doesn’t happen?
But Subcontinental Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi) are a faster-growing demographic segment of the client base, say heads of 40 global IM firms.
IM people in the mainstream media this week include: Armand Arton, Marios Rafail, Mark Davies, Dimitry Kochenov, Christian Kälin, Ivan Mak, and Vincent Fong.
Ed Kennedy explores how countries as different as China, the US, Australia, South Africa, and Japan deal with the question of how to give up citizenships.
When governments find the economic benefits of investment migration programs fall short, they should ask themselves who designed them in the first place.
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