Remembering the Dead Part 2 – Citizenship by Investment Programs of Yesteryear

Stephane TajickMontreal   This is the second in a two-part series on now-defunct residence and citizenship by investment programs. This week, we look at citizenship by investment programs that are no longer with us. See Part 1 here: Tajick: Remembering the Dead Part 1 – Residence by Investment Programs of Yore In the eighties and nineties, the citizenship by investment (CBI) industry

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Tajick: Remembering the Dead Part 1 – Residence by Investment Programs of Yore

This is the first in a two-part series on now-defunct residence and citizenship by investment programs. This week, we look at residence by investment programs (colloquially called golden visas) that are no longer with us. As we enter 2019, the investment migration industry is surfing confidently on a rising tide of both demand for and

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The Bizarre Story of How the King of Tonga’s Court Jester Lost $26 Million Made From Passport Sales

This is the incredible tale of how a Hong Kong businessman persuaded the King of Tonga to sell $26 million worth of citizenships to Chinese investors, and how the King’s court jester lost it all by trading life-insurance policies for the terminally ill. The original passport king Citizenship by investment was not always a legitimate

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33 Countries That Could Open a Citizenship by Investment Program

Over the last seven years alone, the number of formal citizenship by investment programs (CIPs) has grown from two to twelve, a formidable rate of growth. But where is the CIP-market going next? Which countries may be opening citizenship programs in the near future? I’ve done a quick back-of-the-napkin analysis to find out. CIP-proliferation is not

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A History of Citizenship by Investment – Infographic

From Saint Kitts & Nevis in 1984 to Jordan, Moldova, and Montenegro in 2018; we’ve made a step-by-step guide to the history of citizenship by investment programs. The infographic, originally published in June 2017, has been updated to reflect the new citizenship by investment programs in Moldova, Montenegro, and Jordan. We’ve also expanded it to include

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