Three Routes to Italian Residence by Investment – An Overview, by Daniele Dapporto

This article was contributed by Daniele Dapporto, an expert in Citizenship and Residency By Investment Over the last year, Italy has quietly been running two rarely talked about investment migration options: An “Italy Investor Visa” residency by investment program since December 2017, and – since March 2017 – a residency program for fiscal benefits, commonly known

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New Zealand Golden Visa’s Price Mark-Up Gamble Pays Off: Applications Down, Revenue Up

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ew Zealand’s Category 2 Investor Visa – the world’s “pickiest” such program, with rejection rates hovering around 50% – last year doubled its investment requirement. That decision has earned the Kiwis an additional NZ$173 million (US$116 million). New Zealand’s Investor Visa (NZIV) programs are dearly priced: The Category 1 Plus Investor Visa costs NZ$10 million; Category

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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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NZ Investor Visa Has 53% Rejection Rate and 2 of 3 Applicants are Chinese

New Zealand has two separate categories available to investor immigrants: Investor 1 Resident Visa and Investor 2 Resident Visa.  Investor 1 requires an investment of NZ$ 10 million over a three-year period; Investor 2, an NZ$3 million over a four-year period (NZ$1.5 million until May 2017). Since 2007, 1,541 main applicants have received approvals under one of

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New Zealand to Ban Foreign Property Investors, the Bulk of Whom Are Chinese

New Zealand’s Prime Minister-elect, Jacinda Ardern, has announced her administration will bar non-resident foreigners from purchasing existing homes in New Zealand, reports the BBC. The move comes after years of steep price growth in the country’s residential real estate market, which turned the issue into a prominent and contentious point of discussion ahead of the

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