Euro-Parliament Votes to Endorse “Phasing Out” of RCBI in Europe: “Not the Right Answer,” Says IMC

The European Parliament today voted to adopt the TAX3 Committee’s February report calling for a “phasing out” of RCBI in Europe. The IMC has reacted with disappointment, calling instead on MEPs to support its work in raising industry standards.

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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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“Just the Beginning of a Huge, Worldwide Trend,” Says Kälin About Investment Migration

Panelists in Davos shared their vision of investment migration’s role in reducing global debt levels and bridging the gap between the places that have talent and the places that need it.

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Investment Migration Market Would Reach US$100bn in Revenue by 2025 if 23% CAGR Trend Persists

Between 2011 and 2017, revenue from investment migration programs more than tripled. The investment migration industry is now – conservatively estimated – a US$21.4 billion market that’s growing by 23% a year.

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RCBI-Industry Year-in-Review: Investment Migration’s Big Stories in 2018

In lieu of a newsletter summing up the past week in investment migration, this week we’re reviewing 2018 as a whole. Record Growth, Changing Chinese Preferences, Increased Media Attention: Investment Migration in 2018 On the whole, 2018 was the investment migration industry’s best year on record in several respects; never have so many individuals invested

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Greece Has Issued Nearly 1k Golden Visas a Month in 2018, Will Eclipse EB-5 by Year-End

Enterprise Greece has released figures indicating that, by the end of September this year, the country had issued residence permits to 3,404 main applicants and 5,495 dependents under the golden visa program since the start of the year. That’s an average of 989 residence permits a month in 2018. In September alone, 250 main applicants

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1 in 5 RCBI-Firms Say Dominica Will be Best-Selling Program This Year – 2018 Investment Migration Executive Survey

We surveyed 40 senior executives – CEOs, COOs, Principal Partners, and owners – from the leading residence and citizenship by investment consultancies around the world (not including China) to learn more about the trends shaping the investment migration market. Going forward, we intend to make this an annual survey which, we hope, will provide unique

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“Need to Deal in Facts, Not Fear” Says IMC-Chief About MEPs’ Calls to “Phase Out” RCBI-Programs

In a draft report published last week, the European Parliament’s Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion, and Tax Avoidance Committee called for the “phasing out” of investment migration programs across Europe. Today, Bruno L’ecuyer, head of the Investment Migration Council, urges stakeholders to put things in perspective to engender a “mature debate about investor migration”. “Immigration is always

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Sophia the Robot: “Benefits of Investment Migration Are Clear”

In an interview with Investment Migration Insider, Sophia, the AI-sensation from Hanson Robotics and the first ever robot to obtain citizenship, said the benefits of investment migration, to both host countries and clients, were extraordinary. Sophia, who spoke during the 12th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Dubai today, further indicated she is totally, definitely,

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