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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New Zealand Bans Non-Residents From Buying Homes

New Zealand’s parliament yesterday voted 63-57 in favor of passing the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill. The law makes it illegal for foreigners not formally resident in the country to purchase existing homes. With the exception of Australians and Singaporeans – who are exempt from the new rules thanks to free trade agreements – foreigners will

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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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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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