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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Regional Center Applications Plummet 95%, Lowest Level in 6 Years

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) received only 25 I-924 applications – the petition private and public economic entities file to request status as a regional center under the EB-5 program – during the third quarter of fiscal year 2018. The figure is the lowest on record since 2012 and represents a 95%

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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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Top 7 Emerging EB-5 Markets To Watch – By EB-5 Daily

This article was contributed by EB-5 Daily The EB-5 Program is a popular way for high-net-worth foreign nationals to obtain green cards for themselves, their spouse, and children, in exchange for investing capital into U.S. job-creating new commercial enterprises. Asia continues to dominate the EB-5 market with four of the top five countries being Asian.

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US “More and More Hostile” Toward Caribbean Countries Says Antigua PM in Response to Money Laundering Accusations

Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne isn’t mincing his words with regards to the recent US-published International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, which singled out Caribbean CIP-countries with the label “major money laundering jurisdictions” and also alleged an increase in drug trafficking in the region. The report further expressed concern with regard to political influence

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EB-5 Partly Suspended Due to Government “Shutdown”

As the House and Senate of the United States failed to reach a government funding agreement last Friday, certain parts of the EB-5 program are effectively suspended until further notice. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services writes on its website that its fee-funded operations will remain active but that activities that rely on government

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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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