UAE Now Tops Arton Passport Index, But 21st on Henley & Partners Index

The United Arab Emirates’ celebration of its 47th national day today coincides with its passport reaching pole position on the Arton Capital Passport Index. But on the Henley & Partners Passport Index, the UAE doesn’t even place in the top 20. What’s going on? “On the glorious UAE National Day, our achievements are getting doubled. The

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25% Discount on Tickets to Attend the 12th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Dubai

Henley & PartnersSponsor   Over the past seven years, the number of formal citizenship-by-investment programs has grown from two to twelve, and according to Knight Frank’s 2018 Global Wealth Report, a third of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals hold a second passport, while another third plan to join the world of investment migration.  Furthermore, a recent report by The

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UAE Announces Golden Visa for Retirees

In a significant policy shift, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will allow existing foreign residents (above the age of 55) to obtain extended residency visas after they retire, Bloomberg reports. The new law, which will come into effect in 2019, is intended to boost the economy and nurture the long-term growth of the oil-rich nation.

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Two Investment Migration Job Openings at Elevay: Citizenship Consultant and Processing Manager

Elevay, a leading investment migration advisory, are looking for two candidates to join their Dubai branch in the following capacaities: Senior Citizenship Consultant – Dubai Elevay is looking for a Senior Consultant to join its team in Dubai. The role involves contacting and qualifying leads and then presenting the range of programs we represent (essentially

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Industry Consolidation: As RIF and Latitude Merge, Are We Seeing the Start of an M&A Trend?

Executives of Dubai-based RIF Trust Investments and Jersey’s Latitude Consultancy have announced they will be merging the two young firms in a share-swap deal that will also see RIF’s Mimoun Assraoui and David Regueiro take a seat each on Latitude’s Board. The agreement marks the first ever merger between two investment migration firms and is a

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UAE Announces 10-year Visas to Investors, 100% Foreign Ownership, Visa-Free Travel to Canada

The United Arab Emirates have announced sweeping regulatory changes to its investment and immigration laws. Key amendments include 10-year visas for entrepreneurs, investors, scientists and other categories of individuals of exceptional talent, as well as opening for 100% foreign ownership in UAE-companies, even outside free zones. According to Gulf News, the UAE government said 10-year

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Dominica to Get Visa-Free Access to Russia, UAE, Possibly China, Says PM Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica says his country is in the final stages of clinching a visa-waiver agreement with both Russia and the UAE, and is actively engaged in negotiations for a similar agreement with China. “We are in advanced stages of negotiations with the authority of the UAE; we had been given the approval

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Dubai Court Issues Confusing Statement on Arton/IMC Case

A Dubai court has issued a statement (in Arabic, attached) regarding the lawsuit Arton Capital has filed against Citizenship Invest, a former representative office of the Investment Migration Council, over what they claim were defamatory statements in a report co-written by the IMC and Transparency International on the now-defunct Hungarian Residency Bond Programme. The contents

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Arton: IMC Lawsuit Moving Ahead – IMC: We Still Don’t Know What They’re Talking About

On Saturday, Arton Advisors published a press release in which the firm states it is very much moving ahead with its lawsuit of the Investment Migration Council over a report the Council published in cooperation with Transparency International. Responding to the press release, the IMC maintains, as it did in June when Investment Migration Insider

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Opinion: Much Ado About Dubai – Prime Minister Muscat’s Catch 22

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s attendance at a citizenship by investment seminar in Dubai just a week after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia offends the sensibilities of the country’s opposition. It shouldn’t. “Unbelievable. The country is in an unprecedented crisis and our Prime Minister is off to sell passports,” wrote Simon Busuttil, a former

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