Faced with rising minimum investment requirements among RCBI programs across the globe, China’s Investment Migration market will respond in three ways.
Thailand’s Elite Residence Program again broke records in 2019, growing its member-base by 2,149 individuals, or 28% more than the 1,679 it added last year.
Having already beaten all European records in 2018, there was little left for Greece to outperform in 2019 but its own achievements, which it did by 34%.
The head of a large investment migration firm asks: “Which programs worldwide require investments in government bonds or similar portfolio investments?”
“I would not be shocked if [in Lisbon and Porto], the minimum investment requirement went from EUR 500,000 to EUR 1m,” says the President of APEMIP.
A former President of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association thinks we have only seen the contours of the fallout from changes to the EB-5 program.
The IMF recommends deeper regional cooperation on citizenship by investment as a means of keeping skepticism about such programs at bay.
As CIP-demand slows, luxury developers are most likely to take the brunt of the impact while the overall market continues on a modest upward trajectory.
The share of investors who pick options other than the conventional EUR 500,000 property purchase has more than tripled in the last three years.
One firm’s director lent more than GBP 100 million to UK Tier 1 applicants on the condition they invest it in a company controlled by his wife.
Home to nearly half a million HNWIs with low mobility, India has more potential than, perhaps, any other investment migration market.
Between Jan and Sep 2019, the USCIS terminated 75 regional centers and approved only six. 80% of terminations since ’08 have taken place in the last two years.
Service providers must provide papers proving all their clients going back to 2013 kept their investments according to the requirements by February 15th.
Transparency International has won a court case that will compel Portuguese authorities to share more data on the golden visa program.
The recently released six-month report on the Antigua & Barbuda CIP shows applications in H1 2019 are down by 40% compared to H2 2018.
A handful of investment migration programs are weighing the introduction of higher investment thresholds this year. How can they price it correctly?
Montenegro’s Citizenship Act had a critical inadequacy; it did not allow those minors, or even adult dependents, to obtain citizenship by investment.
A video recorded by a passer-by shows Chinese workers blocking a public road. The protesters reportedly told onlookers they were on strike over non-payment.