Vanuatu Removes ‘Honorary’ Designation From Investors’ Citizenships

Individuals naturalized under Vanuatu’s Development and Support Programme (VDSP) – one of two concurrent citizenship by investment programs in the Pacific archipelago state – will no longer be “honorary citizens”. Whether they will now have the right to political participation remains unclear. Speaking to IMI during the Investment Immigration Summit in Dubai today, James E. Harris, Managing

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Moldova’s Market Impact: Likely to Attract “Different Type of Clientele” says Harvey

The new Moldova Citizenship by Investment program (MCBI) enters the global CIP-market with a value proposal and price level that places it squarely in competition with the five Caribbean programs, as well as that of Vanuatu. What impact will that have? We asked service providers with their finger on the market’s pulse to weigh in.

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Why Does Vanuatu Have Several CIPs? And What do They Really Cost?

Vanuatu, an island nation in the Pacific home to some 270,000 ni-Vanuatu – the demonym used for nationals of that country – has (at least) two official citizenship by investment programs, with different terms and conditions. What’s going on? Combined revenue from the programs accounted for 16.1% of all government revenue in 2017, or about

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Several Successful Cases of Citizenships for Bitcoin Already, Says Vanuatu Information Centre Boss Harris

During an exclusive interview with Investment Migration Insider, head of the Vanuatu Information Centre, James Harris, revealed three separate pieces of major news: One, the price of the Vanuatu Development and Support Programme (the DSP, effectively a CIP) has been reduced. Two, his office has already successfully processed several cases of citizenship by investment in Vanuatu with

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Vanuatu appoints new head for VIC, tasked with promoting citizenship program

The Vanuatu Information Centre has just appointed James Harris as Managing Director.   Press release: Managing Director appointed for Vanuatu Information Centre (VIC) global network Port Vila 3 September 2017 The Board of the Vanuatu Information Centre (VIC) network recently appointed Mr James Harris to the position of Managing Director for VIC. Based initially out

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