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asia-pacific , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , dsp , editors-picks , policy-updates , ronald-warsal , vanuatu

All Citizens “Equal in The Eyes of The Vanuatu Govt.” Assures Chairman Warsal in Response to Media Reports

September 21, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Vanuatu’s citizenship by investment programs have grabbed headlines over the last week chiefly for two reasons: First because the government had signed an exclusive agreement with one of its Master Agents to handle applications from stateless investors. Second, because the country’s Deputy Prime Minister told Radio...

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analysis , asia-pacific , club , david-lesperance , honorary-citizenship , reasonable-doubt , vanuatu , vdsp

Lesperance: Vanuatu Govt. Inadvertently Admits Fatal Flaw in Its Honorary CIP

September 19, 2020

Reasonable DoubtWith David Lesperance A contrarian expert on contingency plans for the wealthy delivers uncomfortable truths. For months, I have been raising the issue that Vanuatu was selling an internationally meaningless status called “honorary citizenship”. In various blog posts, I compared honorary citizenship with being honorarily pregnant in that...

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asia-pacific , data , imi-research-unit , intel-data , juwai-iqi , malaysia , mm2h , real-estate , report , statistics

Malaysia Investment & Immigration Report 2020 – From Juwai IQI, in Partnership with IMI

September 14, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Juwai IQI, Asia’s biggest prop-tech group, has partnered with IMI Research Unit to produce a special report on immigrating to and investing in Malaysia. IMI Research Unit has provided the investment migration-related data, while editorial content and data on real estate investments and economic indicators are...

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asia-pacific , citizenship-by-investment , club , dsp , editors-picks , laszlo-kiss , policy-updates , statelessness , vanuatu , vdsp

Vanuatu to Offer Citizenship by Investment to Stateless People – Local Agent Gets Exclusive Deal

September 11, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Vanuatu’s Development Support Program aims to become the first CIP to allow stateless people to apply for citizenship by investment. Vanuatu Lifestyle (the trade name of VAN-LS Ltd), a company that’s also registered as an accredited agent for the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP), has obtained...

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asia-pacific , club , editors-picks , golden-visa , intel-data , investor-visa , new-zealand , rejection-rates , residence-by-investment

New Zealand’s Investor Visa Rejects 1 in 3 Applications, Leaving NZ$3 Billion on The Table

August 23, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In the 2019-20 fiscal year, New Zealand’s two investor visas (Category I and II) raised NZ$1.17 billion, about US$765 million from 64 Category I and 176 Category II investors. The pricier Category I saw a slight reduction from the 77 applications it received last year, while...

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asia-pacific , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , data , intel-data , ronald-warsal , statistics , vanuatu

Vanuatu Approving 100+ CBI Applications a Month, Setting Revenue-Records in 2020

August 21, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Four months into his tenure as Chairman of the Vanuatu National Citizenship Commission, Ronald Warsal (pictured) has plenty of reason to smile; the Ministry of Finance and Treasury’s half-year revenue report shows CBI-related revenue during the six-month period that ended on June 30th was the highest...

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asia-pacific , bno , club , data , eli-mcgeever , exhibitions , expos , golden-visa , hong-kong , intel-data , mm2h , real-estate , residence-by-investment , statistics , uk

Despite Pandemic, A Record-Summer for Hong Kong Overseas Property Expos

August 17, 2020

Eli McGeeverHong Kong   We’re in the midst of a global pandemic that has changed the world forever in ways that we are still coming to terms with and which will likely continue into 2021. Yet, overseas property exhibitions continue to take place in Hong Kong at near-record numbers....

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andy-davison , asia-pacific , club , malaysia , mm2h

More Than 100 MM2H Agents Face Closure Over Moratorium – Price Hike Likely

August 5, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Lim Kok Sai, President of the MM2H Agents Association, says as many as 100 consultancies are likely to be forced into closing their operations as a direct consequence of the program’s temporary suspension, announced early last month. More than 2,000 pending applications have been returned to...

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analysis , asia-pacific , australia , club , michael-b-krakat , opinion

Australian COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Art. 13 of Human Rights Declaration Suspended?

August 2, 2020

Michael B. KrakatBond University, Australia   Australian returning citizens’ quarantine fees, interstate passports and restrictions on leaving the country: Health- and debt related impediments on global mobility in times of the ‘new normal.’  Citizenship today includes adaptations between the local and the global, such as is the case now...

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ahmad-abbas , asia-pacific , bno , club , europe , hong-kong , policy-updates

Home Office Encourages Hongkongers to Come to the UK Now and Apply for Leave at Border

July 28, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The UK Home Secretary (HS), Priti Patel, provided further details regarding the Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas BN(O) visa on July 22nd. The BN(O) visa route will be open to applicants from January 2021. The BN(O) visa is the UK’s response to the People’s Republic of...

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