EU Calls on Malta to Identify IIP-Citizens, Enforce Physical Residence Requirements

The European Parliament Friday issued a “Resolution on the rule of law in Malta” which, among other demands, includes calls for Malta to clearly identify the persons who have obtained Maltese citizenships through the country’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP), and to actively monitor whether applicants are physically present in Malta during the preliminary one-year residence

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Tax residency program trend: Why 3 Caribbean CIP-countries have opened them in 2 months

Tax residency programs are the dernier cri among Caribbean CIP countries. Saint Lucia, ever the trendsetter, kicked off the craze in Geneva on June 6th when Prime Minister Chastanet, during an exclusive interview with Investment Migration Insider, revealed that his government was rolling out a tax residency program together with the Headquarters Act. Some three

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Czech president signs new investor visa amendment into law

Earlier this year, Investment Migration Insider reported that an amendment to the Czech Republic’s immigration law, which included plans for an investor visa, was awaiting senatorial approval. President Milos Zeman has now signed the bill into law and will officially publish it this week, 15 days after which the law will come into effect, according to Rutland

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Canadian citizenship quicker and easier than ever as Bill C-6 becomes law

The Canadian Citizenship Act’s Bill C-6 received royal assent and formally became law yesterday, reports CIC News. Among the most notable changes are that immigrants to Canada will now only need to be physically present in three out of five years preceding a citizenship application, rather than the four out of six years previously required.

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