L’ecuyer: “Shocked and Alarmed” at MEPs’ Misconceptions of IM Industry

The IMC’s chief executive says “there is a very big misunderstanding of what this industry is all about” but thinks the reshuffling of the European Parliament is a unique chance to set the record straight.

Read more

Portugal Golden Visa Investment Tumbles 32% on Year in May

May 2019 figures from Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) reveal a sharp decline in interest in the country’s golden visa program compared to May last year. Overall, both investment and visa approvals are down some 32%. Compared to April, interest declined only slightly in May; the SEF approved 82 applications (92 in April) and

Read more

Moldova’s Citizenship Program Has Received 23 Applications so Far, State News Agency Reports

Yesterday, IMI reported that Moldova has already granted its first citizenship by investment. Today, Iulia Petuhov, Deputy Director of the Public Services Agency, the CIP’s processing body, informed local press that prospective investor citizens had submitted 23 applications so far. As expected, today’s press statement contained no identifying details about the so-far only person to

Read more

Montenegro CIP Finally Picks Official Due Diligence Providers

After rejecting all 13 companies that applied to become the Montenegro CIP’s official provider of due diligence services in March this year, the government’s Secretariat for Special Projects has announced that it received 11 correctly filed applications by the April 1st deadline, from which it has selected two companies, one based in Canada, the other

Read more