Long Processing Times Among Golden Visas is an Unnecessary Curb on RCBI-Demand

A decade ago, the Canadian Immigrant Investor programs (CIIP) and the Hong Kong Capital Investment Scheme (HK CIS) dominated the market for residency programs. They were the biggest suppliers of investor visa spots and were considered the most interesting, each for different reasons. Other programs in the UK or Australia lagged in comparison because Canada

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The Passport Index-Index – An Overview of Passport Rankings

If there’s one thing the investment migration industry isn’t short on, it’s passport rankings. We’ve put together a handy overview of passport indices and CBI-program rankings (alphabetically ordered). While there’s a great deal of overlap between them, each ranking relies on a different methodology to evaluate citizenships and, by extension, passports. No wonder so few

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Canadian Immigrant Investor Myth #2: The Chinese Are Driving Up Property Prices

By Stephane Tajick Is there a form of discrimination in our targeting of wealthy Chinese looking people in Canada? Are all Asian-looking people with money foreign Chinese investors or is it possible that we also put Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Asian ancestry with a bit of money in the same bag because some

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Henley & Partners Revamp Their Passport Index – Will They Take Back the Index Throne From Arton?

In an article earlier this year titled Index Mania: How to interpret the recent deluge of citizenship rankings, I surmised that, while Henley & Partners’ Visa Restrictions Index was the original citizenship ranking, Arton Capital’s Passport Index had grown to surpass its older sibling in popularity and functionality, and was now the leading such ranking. Back

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5 Ways the US Tax Reform Will Impact EB-5 – by Stephane Tajick

Contributed by Stephane Tajick Congress has given its final approval to the House and Senate conference committee agreement on tax reform legislation (HR 1), a bill that brings the widest change to US tax policy in 30 years. The reform will affect corporate and personal income tax, and replace the dreaded “worldwide taxation” policy with

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The Cost of Hurricanes – Why Now is the Best Time for Caribbean CIPs to Form a Cartel, by Stephane Tajick

Contributed by Stephane Tajick This year has been particularly destructive for the Caribbean, with two devastating Category 5 hurricanes sweeping in from the Atlantic. Until the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, close to a decade had passed since the terrible years of 2003 to 2007, when eight Category 5 hurricanes destroyed everything in their

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The recipe for a successful citizenship by investment program – Suggestions for Montenegro

By Stéphane Tajick There has been a swift increase in Citizenship by investment programs the last few years: Antigua & Barbuda, Cambodia, St Lucia, Vanuatu might be joined by Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro and Turkey in the near future. We turn our attention to Montenegro as its been attracting special interest of late. The Ex-Yugoslavian nation currently

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