Basic Dos and Don’ts for Entering the Indian Investment Migration Market – By Prashant Ajmera

India is one of the few emerging economic powerhouses whose HNWIs have yet to appreciate the benefits of residency and citizenship by investment (RCBI). In this article, Indian immigration attorney Prashant Ajmera outlines some of the major do’s and don’ts of Indian investment migration market success.

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Indian Govt. Disgruntled as Buddhist Leader Gains Travel Freedom With Dominica CIP

In November, Investment Migration Insider broke the story of Ogyen Trinley Dorje (the 17th Karmapa Lama) obtaining citizenship in Dominica through the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. Having learned of the development, Indian authorities – who had severely restricted the spiritual leader’s mobility for nearly two decades – have expressed their dismay. Global travel freedom

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EB-5 Wait-Times for Vietnamese, Indians Now 6+ Years as Retrogression No Longer Limited to China

Chinese applicants are no longer the only group suffering under the EB-5 program’s intractable retrogression nightmare; Indian and Vietnamese investors applying today can expect to wait 5.7 and 7.2 years, respectively, to get their EB-5 visas approved, shows an analysis by Mr. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State’s Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting Division.

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Choksi-Case: India to Request Extradition, Choksi Appeals to High Court to Prevent it

Indian officials have received confirmation from Antigua that Mehul Choksi is in the country and will move to request extradition soon. The Antigua & Barbuda CIU, meanwhile, has issued a press release explaining the due diligence conducted on Mr. Choksi, and what they discovered during the process. For background on the Choksi-case, see Due Diligence Blunder?

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CIUs Can’t be Expected to Reject Applicants Whose Alleged Crimes Are not Yet Known

Opinion of the Editor: The Antigua & Barbuda CIU came under fire this week after revealing they had granted citizenship to a man – wanted by Indian authorities over an alleged fraud case – months before any suspicion was raised. That’s unreasonable. Indian businessman Mehul Choksi stands accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank of

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Due Diligence Blunder? Indian Billionaire Wanted for $2Bn Fraud Gets Antigua Citizenship

Mehul Choksi, an Indian billionaire diamond-magnate whose passport Indian authorities revoked earlier this year in conjunction with their issuing of an arrest warrant for the man, has obtained a citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda, as confirmed by that country’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). Choksi – owner of the Gitanjali Group, a jewelry empire with over

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Top 7 Emerging EB-5 Markets To Watch – By EB-5 Daily

This article was contributed by EB-5 Daily The EB-5 Program is a popular way for high-net-worth foreign nationals to obtain green cards for themselves, their spouse, and children, in exchange for investing capital into U.S. job-creating new commercial enterprises. Asia continues to dominate the EB-5 market with four of the top five countries being Asian.

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Saint Kitts CIP Repudiates Libelous Claims of Taking in Fraud Suspects From India

Saint Kitts and Nevis has repudiated a claim made in the Indian press that celebrity Jeweller Nariv Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi – whose passports Indian authorities recently revoked as they stand accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank of some US$ 1.7 billion in a case that involves multiple suspects, including some bank employees

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