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

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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

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Approved CIP Agents Nears 1,000 Globally, But One Program Just Disqualified 38% of Its Licensees

The number of companies and individuals licensed to submit citizenship by investment applications – among the ten CIPs that require such licenses – now stands at 922 worldwide. While, in the last ten weeks alone, 30 new agents obtained approvals, Vanuatu’s DSP recently culled 14 out of 37 licensees. While the number of accredited agents

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