Yes, Portugal Golden Visa DOES Lead to Citizenship, First Cases Confirm

As the first batch of golden visa holders completing their five years of residence in Portugal have started to trickle through, reports confirm that the investors are obtaining not only permanent residence (PR) permits but also citizenships after physically residing for just 35 days in the country. A great deal of uncertainty has always surrounded

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What Happens in Year 5? Chinese Applicants to Portugal’s Golden Visa Are Watching and Waiting

This article was contributed by Daniel Twomey, Head of Business Development at La Vida Europe Ltd. Since its inception in 2012, the largest proportion of applicants for the Portuguese Golden Visa (GV) programme have, without doubt, been Chinese. In recent years, however, there’s been a steady decline in demand from Chinese applicants; a decline that

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Shanghai Govt. U-Turns on Hukou Cancellation Policy After Outcry

Investment Migration Insider last week reported that Shanghai’s municipal government had announced it would instate, by May 1st, a policy of canceling the hukou (household registration) of Shanghai residents found to have obtained a permanent residence permit abroad. Read: China to Forcibly Cancel Household Registration of Chinese Holding Foreign Residence Permits Following a series of strong reactions,

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China to Forcibly Cancel Household Registration of Chinese Holding Foreign Residence Permits

In a story that has alarmed hundreds of thousands of overseas Chinese, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government has issued a statement on its official WeChat account in which it informs readers that Chinese nationals holding a foreign permanent residence permit (PR) will have to cancel their Shanghai hukou (户口 – household registration) or have it forcibly

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