Ireland Rejects “Dozens” of Investor Visa Apps. for Loan-Financing, Will Review Those Already Approved

The Irish State has rejected dozens of applications for the country’s Investor Immigrant Programme after discovering that applicants had used loans to finance their investments, writes the Business Post (paywall). The applicants, the article reveals, had been “wrongly advised that they could use borrowed money in their applications,” and further noted that most of the applications

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3 Countries Make up 84% of Europe’s €5bn-a-Year Golden Visa Market

Three countries issued 84% of golden visas in Europe last year; one country alone made up more than half the market. We’ve compared Europe’s golden visa programs by application approval volumes and foreign direct investment raised over the last 12-month period.  A note on our figures: For the number of approved main applicants during the last

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The 13 Most Popular Golden Visas in the World, According to the Data

We’ve put together an overview of the world’s most popular residence by investment programs, backed by official statistics. A note on the methodology: We’ve used the latest available full-year figures from official sources. Since official sources differ in their reporting frequency (some report monthly, others every now and then), the degree to which data is current also varies;

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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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How Ireland Became the New Favorite Destination of Chinese HNWIs

This feature was sponsored by IDLF It is not (yet) widely known that Ireland has a very attractive Residency by Investment programme. The Irish Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) was launched by the Irish Governments’ Department of Justice in 2012 but has only really become popular in the last two years. Since 2015, the number of

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