Long Processing Times Among Golden Visas is an Unnecessary Curb on RCBI-Demand

A decade ago, the Canadian Immigrant Investor programs (CIIP) and the Hong Kong Capital Investment Scheme (HK CIS) dominated the market for residency programs. They were the biggest suppliers of investor visa spots and were considered the most interesting, each for different reasons. Other programs in the UK or Australia lagged in comparison because Canada

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450 Chinese EB-5 Investors Sue US Govt. Over 15 Year Wait Times

Press release via Business Wire: A group of more than 450 Chinese EB-5 investors are suing the U.S. government to challenge visa policies that keep investors waiting up to 15 years to come to the United States. American Lending Center (ALC), one of America’s leading EB-5 regional centers, has joined the suit to support and

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Portugal Virtually Wipes Out Golden Visa Application Backlog in Just Six Months

Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (the SEF) reports that its application backlog – which stood at more than 6,000 by the end of 2017 – has been reduced by nearly 80% over the last six months following procedural changes. Waiting times for SEF appointments in Lisbon have been cut from more than three months to

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EB-5 Waiting List Reaches a Dizzying 30,000 Applicants, Nearly All Chinese

Statistics from the National Visa Center released last week show that, as of November 1st this year, 30,259 applicants were on the waiting list for EB-5 visas, 26,725 of whom (88.3%) were Chinese nationals. At 2.2% of the total, Vietnamese applicants made up the second largest nationality represented in the queue, while Hongkongers and Indians

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