Cyprus CIP and US EB-5 Most Common Programs in China-Market, Analysis Shows

The Residence and Citizenship by Investment Company Directory contains 732 firms that offer investment migration services. 102 of these have registered offices in China. These include all of China’s 50 largest RCBI-firms and, while there are thousands of small immigration outfits in China, we believe the sample size is large enough to be representative. We

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As Startup Visas in Major Chinese Cities Prove Successful, Expect Nationwide Roll-out

Over the past few years, China has increasingly promoted the concept of “mass entrepreneurship and innovation” and implemented policies to promote it nationwide. Now, China is extending the target audience of this concept to include foreign nationals. Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau, as early as in May 2018, had already launched a brand-new “private affairs”

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Vanuatu and China Close to Visa-Waiver Agreement, Vanuatu PM Tells Media

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai of Vanuatu has told local media that his countrymen will soon be able to visit China without a visa, and vice versa, according to reports in the Daily Post. The PM said citizens of both China and Vanuatu would “soon” be able to visit each others’ countries without arranging a visa

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Total Collapse: Chinese Share of EB-5 Program Falls by 45% ’18, Lowest in 10 Years

The effects of 15-year wait times and a growing interest in European alternatives are starting to manifest in Chinese application volumes for the US EB-5 program. Figures for the fiscal year 2018 show the share of EB-5 visas issued to Chinese nationals has fallen to just 42%, down from 75% the year before. Not since

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Greek Golden Visa Entrepreneur’s Accounts Frozen as Investigators Probe Chinese Capital Control Skirting

Three weeks ago we reported on a case in which a prominent Greek executive’s golden visa side-business had landed him in trouble with both Greek and Chinese authorities over what investigators say was systematic side-stepping of Beijing’s capital controls related to the sale of Greek real estate to Chinese investors. See: Greek Golden Visa Firm in

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Greek Golden Visa Firm in Hot Water for Alleged Bypass of Capital Controls in China

In a case that has both Greek and Chinese authorities investigating what they say are criminal activity, an Athens-based real estate investment company headed by the former executive chairman of one of the country’s largest retailers has become the focus of media attention in Greece over the last week. According to Tornos News, authorities claim

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Grenada’s New China Extradition Bill Aims to Strengthen CIP

Grenada, the country with the only citizenship by investment program in the world that offers visa-free access to China, passed in Parliament on Friday, an Extradition Treaty Bill that would make it easier for the island nation to extradite criminals (including CBI passport holders) to China, writes Grenadian-based The New Today. China is expected to pass the

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Want to Meet Chinese Immigration Agents? Join us in Beijing on October 25th-26th

This is a sponsored feature by IMIS 2018   The International Migration & Investment Summit (IMIS) is held annually in Beijing. It provides excellent opportunities for government officials, real estate developers, law firms, and migration service providers to share information with The Beijing Immigration and Entry-Exit Service Association, composed of the best migration agencies in Mainland China.

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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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The “Great Integration” of China’s Migration Market : Education and Tourism Merging with RCBI

This article was written by Luc Lu, Investment Migration Insider’s official partner in China. Fewer than one in ten Chinese hold a passport. That figure contains within it a large proportion of students and tourists, the two main catalysts of international travel among the Chinese. Such a low percentage of passport-holders, seen in conjunction with

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The Marketing Price War in China’s Domestic Investment Migration Industry, by Luc Lu

This article was written by Luc Lu, Investment Migration Insider’s official partner in China In China’s migration market, the emergence of the global digital commercial age has been accompanied by an internet “reform”, which has helped domestic migration firms save a great deal of effort and money on marketing. The previously preferred traditional media tools –

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Saint Lucia Removes Visa Requirement for Chinese, Keeps it for Venezuelans

Chinese citizens will henceforth be able to travel to Saint Lucia without first obtaining a visa, while Venezuelans will have to wait. In a circular dated July 5th, the Ministry of External Affairs has announced “the immediate removal of visa requirements for Chinese nationals seeking to enter Saint Lucia, whether to stay or transit”.  Unfortunately, this is

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Chinese Investment Migration Trends: Ireland, Greece Push Caribbean CIPs Out of Top 10 Destinations

The Hurun Research Institute in association with Visas Consulting Group (a leading Chinese immigration company) has released the Immigration and the Chinese HNWI 2018 report which includes the “Chinese Immigration Index”, a ranking based on an investment migration program’s suitability for Chinese applicants, the “Preferred Destinations for Immigration Ranking”, as well as a variety of

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Range Developments, Attacked Again in Anonymously Written Articles, Denies Allegations

Range Developments has once more suffered attacks in the form of anonymously written articles. Press release via Range Developments: JUNE 16 An article published today on Citizenshipinsider.com, a website, called ‘The real truth behind the questioning in China of Mohammed Asaria, the chairman of Range Developments’ is riddled with false allegations and inaccuracies. The website,

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