The More CIP Countries, the Better For the Industry, Says Mohammed Asaria in Interview

Vice Chairman of Range Developments, Mohammed Asaria, tells Investment Migration Insider in an interview that the introduction of more countries to the citizenship by investment market will keep countries “on their toes” and compel them to refine their product. Range Developments is the firm behind the winner of Caribbean Travel Awards’ “Best New Hotel in the

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Two Separate EB-5 Class Action Suits Under Preparation, Says Ron Klasko

Speaking on the issues of retrogression (the technical term for 12-year waiting lists for Chinese nationals) and the redeployment of capital invested in EB-5 projects, Ronald Klasko, head of Klasko Immigration Law, spoke to Investment Migration Insider about how many immigration law firms’ interpretations of the “sustained at risk” clause, as well as the 10,000

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Watch: Caribbean CIPs Should Have a Single Processing Unit, says Former Head of Antigua CIU, Thomas Anthony

In an exclusive interview with Investment Migration Insider, Thomas Anthony, head of Exiger’s Immigration, Citizenship, and Visa Practice, and former head of the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) laments the absence of a price agreement among Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs) and urges further integration among the programs, going so far as to

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Get With the Times or Face Extinction, Says Head of Chinese Migration Firm

Jacky Yan, President of Can-Achieve, one of China’s largest investment migration agencies, tells Investment Migration Insider that the Chinese immigration client today is completely different from a decade ago and that firms that are slow to diversify and innovate will not survive. “Clients today are 10-15 years younger, on average, than they were a decade

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Malta Should Mentor Caribbean CIPs on Due Diligence, Says Thomson Reuters General Counsel

Peter S. Vincent, General Counsel for Thomson Reuters and an avid watcher of due diligence practices among citizenship by investment programs, says he is concerned about how the Caribbean price war is affecting due diligence standards in the region, and holds up Malta as a textbook example of how to conduct effective and reliable due

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EB-5 Quota Likely to Expand to 24,000 Applicants, Say Industry Leaders

Robert Kraft of IIUSA and Scott Barnhart speak to Investment Migration Insider about why they believe the new law on EB-5 will not be ready by December 8th this year, but that when it is ready it will allow for as many as 24,000 applicants to participate in the program. Our readers are the best-informed

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Investor Legend Jim Rogers: “Only Having One Passport is Very Dangerous”

Investment Migration Insider sat down with legendary investor and China-bull Jim Rogers during the 11th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Hong Kong this week. He explained why he thinks not getting a second, or even multiple, passports could be “very dangerous” over the coming years. “Over the next 20 years,” says Rogers, “being trapped

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Harvey Takes Dig at Chinese Agencies’ Warnings to Stay Out of Their Territory

The large international investment migration firms generally don’t source clients directly from Mainland China, but rather rely on B2B agreements with a network of Chinese immigration agencies to supply application volume, a model that has successfully helped at least 100,000 Chinese participate in residence and citizenship by investment programs over the last decade. International firms,

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“We didn’t see it coming” says PM Chastanet about CIP Price War

In an exclusive interview, Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet speaks to Investment Migration Insider about the citizenship by investment price war, how Caribbean leaders have been “too busy” to discuss a price floor, his plans to accept payments in euros and yen, and also shares details on the upcoming tax residency program. No publication

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Come Together, Right Now, Over CIP – Developer Warns of Full-blown Price War

Sam Raphael, the entrepreneur behind Dominica’s Jungle Bay development, a man who has been involved in Caribbean citizenship by investment for more than two decades, cautions that if Caribbean leaders don’t get together “sooner rather than later” to agree on a price floor for their CIPs, the result could be an all-out price war depriving the

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The Passport Professor – An Investment Migration Insider Exclusive Interview

Born in the former Soviet Union, he is keenly aware that the Rule of Law is what stands in the way of political autocracy, and he has strong opinions on what role the EU should play in shaping the international order. But enough about Vladimir Putin. Last week, Professor Dimitry Kochenov – together with co-publisher

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Bruno L’ecuyer on the Investment Migration Council’s China-expansion plans

IMC-head L’ecuyer talks about the IMC’s upcoming China-office and how he determines which Chinese firms he invites to join the organization. Stay in the loop! Get a weekly summary. We keep an eye on everything that moves in the CBI and RBI industry so you don’t have to. Once a week, we’ll send you a

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Micha Emmett on the hurdles new CIPs face and how countries can avoid CIP-dependence

CEO of CS Global, Micha-Rose Emmett, sat down with Investment Migration Insider in Singapore to talk about the challenges with which every new citizenship by investment program must contend, what the barriers to entry in the CIP-market are, and how small economies can avoid becoming reliant on their programs for growth. Stay in the loop!

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Ministers exert ” a lot of political pressure” on certain Caribbean CIUs says SKN CIU-head Les Khan.

Les Khan speaks to Investment Migration Insider about the political pressure experienced by some CIU-heads and reveals important details about the new Saint Kitts & Nevis residence program. The above video is an excerpt. View the full interview here

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Chris Kälin talks to Investment Migration Insider: “Citizenship is like club membership; it has a price”

“Passport King” Christian Kälin sat down with Investment Migration Insider to talk about his appearance on 60 Minutes, the future of the CIP-industry and how the concept of citizenship is changing. Watch the full interview here

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“Significant changes” coming for Malta Residence Programme says MRVP-chief Roderick Cutajar

In an exclusive interview with Investment Migration Insider, Roderick Cutajar – CEO of Malta Residence Visa Agency, the government body that administers the Malta Residence Visa Programme (MRVP) – discusses upcoming policy changes, shares some important lessons he’s learned marketing the MRVP in China, dispels the myths about the program and answers FAQs. Cutajar also

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“Discussions taking place” to turn Caribbean CIPs into one says Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister

This below video is an excerpt of Investment Migration Insider’s interview with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in Geneva, in which he discussed the upcoming changes to the Saint Lucia CIP, his plans to turn Castries in a “Monaco of the Caribbean” by introducing the Headquarters Act and a new residence program, as well as why

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PM of Saint Lucia on why Caribbean should cooperate on CIPs – Full interview

Investment Migration Insider caught up with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in Geneva to discuss upcoming changes to the Saint Lucia CIP, his plans to turn Castries in a “Monaco of the Caribbean” by introducing the Headquarters Act and a new residence program, as well as why he believes the Caribbean citizenship by investment programs should

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