Grenada Publishes Sweeping Amendments to its Citizenship by Investment Act

Grenada’s government has just published a wide set of amendments to its Citizenship by Investment Act of 2013. No citizenship by investment program has undergone a more comprehensive transformation in the last six months than that of Grenada: In September last year, the program hired a new head for its CIU – Thomas Anthony. In

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Saint Lucia CIU Publishes Prices For “Add-On” Dependents

When Saint Lucia’s CIU last week announced it would begin to accept the inclusion of dependents in already approved citizenship by investment applications for a period of up to five years following the CIP-approval, investment migration advisories welcomed the news but asked: “at what cost?”. Read last week’s memorandum here. Only today, eight days later,

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Montenegro Picks Only Three Firms – Arton, Apex, and Henley & Partners – as Approved Intermediaries

In a succinct statement on its website, Montenegro’s Secretariat for Special Projects reveals it has picked Henley & Partners, Arton Group, and Apex Capital as approved intermediaries for the country’s upcoming citizenship by investment program.

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Antigua PM to IMI in Davos: CIP to Accept RMB Payments “Within 30 Days”

Asked to comment on a bill passed in Antigua & Barbuda’s parliament this summer, which opened for the payment of investments under the CIP by way of euros and cryptocurrencies, PM Browne noted that interest in alternative payment methods had not been significant, a state of affairs he attributed to a lack of awareness of

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Saint Kitts Raises Cost of Switching Between Investment Options to $25,000

Prime Minister Timothy Harris of Saint Kitts & Nevis has announced, in a circular to agents, that he is amending the rules for switching applications between the real estate investment and donation options under the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. Switching between options will henceforth cost US$25,000, up from the previous US$10,000. The move comes

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Update: Home Office Confirms UK Tier 1 NOT Suspended

On Thursday, the BBC, the Guardian, as well as the front page of the London Times reported that the UK Home Office would suspend the Tier 1 Investor visa by midnight the following day. But reports coming in from UK-based immigration solicitors say the online application system remains live and that the Home Office will

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Malta Golden Visa Hits 1,000 Apps, Celebrates by Adding Commissions and Investment Options

Malta’s Residency Visa Programme (MRVP), Europe’s youngest – but already thriving – golden visa has received more than 1,000 applications to date, reports the Malta Residency Visa Agency (MRVA), which is also announcing major policy changes with regards to agent commissions and investment options. Until today, the MRVA required the following investments and contributions from

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Antigua CIP’s $150k University Option Has 20% Commission for Agents

Addressing Parliament on Thursday, Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced the formal launch of the citizenship by investment program’s new university contribution option intended to fund the new campus of the University of West Indies, according to Antigua Observer. Browne first heralded plans for such an option some four months ago. At the time, an

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