Can we expect a drop in demand for Caribbean programs? Wayne Hempson-Putt believes so – and especially among expats living in GCC countries.
Q1 figures show Greece – where China has been the source of four-fifths of applicants over the last year – have been disproportionately slammed.
But the upward trend of applicants choosing alternative investments was once more confirmed in March, rising to a record 28% of the total.
“We wonder: How many economic citizens traveling on their second passports at the height of border closures encountered extreme difficulties?”
Survey respondents also thought EU residence programs stood to benefit the most from the pandemic fallout, while more than half said inquiries had dropped.
Alexander Varnavas has worked with golden visas since before it was cool and is surprised that industry leaders think startup visas are the next big thing.
After much discussion, David Lesperance remains unconvinced that Vanuatu’s citizenship by investment programs grant anything but honorary citizenship.
Food-, energy-, and health-security – in addition to mobility – are quickly becoming crucial factors in alternative residence and citizenship decisions.
You don’t have to spend tens of thousands on headhunting firms that don’t understand the specialized skills needed for the investment migration industry.
As the pandemic spreads despair and concern, Gareth Brookes has a message of optimism and confidence to share with industry partners and competitors alike.
Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Cyprus become the latest citizenship by investment jurisdictions to announce adaptive measures in the face of the crisis.
It’s complicated. Fortunes have been cut in half, millions of jobs are gone. At the same time, central banks are printing money like it’s going out of style.
The Dominica CIU, accustomed to processing during hurricanes, finds that maintaining operations amid a pandemic is, relatively speaking, a breeze.
Kianoush Mahmoudi explains that running an investment migration firm in Iran is a high-stakes endeavor fraught with obstacles. And that was before Covid-19.
Bulgarian lawmakers have tabled a bill in Parliament that would see the residence-to-citizenship program continue after all, albeit with amendments.
Grenada goes 100% digital in response to coronavirus crisis, while Antigua’s CIP slashes the price of adding dependents to already-approved applications.
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In a world where visa-free travel is suspended indefinitely – in some cases permanently – what happens to investment migration? Peter Macfarlane is back.
Foreign investment migration firms have principally three ways to enter the Chinese market, each with its own pros and cons. Choose wisely, writes Luc Lu.
As Governor-general David Vunagi delivered a speech to Parliament this week, he revealed that the government is evaluating plans for a CIP.