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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 , citizenship-by-investment , club , editors-picks , hnwi , industry-trends , knight-frank , residence-by-investment

Investment Migration’s Next Frontier Market: First-World Millionaires?

September 18, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   To be an investor migrant, fundamentally, you must be two things: dissatisfied with your current travel and/or settlement freedoms and; able to afford participation in an RCBI-program. In practice, that usually means you are a wealthy national of a non-Western (or non-rich) country. The vast bulk...

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club , coronavirus , data , editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , intel-data , portugal , statistics

The Portuguese Golden Visa Market Has Bounced Back – The Greek One Has Not

September 15, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   While approvals for Portugal’s golden visa are already back on track for a statistically normal year, those of Greece have halted. Once more, the statistics coming this month from the Ministry of Migration Policy via Enterprise Greece appear retroactively adjusted; the number of main applicants approved...

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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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The Citizenship-Revocation Policies of 9 CBI-Jurisdictions: What it Takes to get “Kicked Out”

September 9, 2020

Edwin MorganDominica   What is the difference between a disposable tourist and a real citizen? The simple answer is constitutional protection. Indeed, without clearly written and time tested constitutional protections, your citizenship is only a temporary travel pass exposed to the caprices of local politicians, foreign governments, assertive media,...

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caribbean , club , dominica , editors-picks , entrepreneur , kenneth-green , policy-updates , skerrit , startup , startup-visa

Dominica to Launch Entrepreneur Visa With 2-Year Path to Citizenship

September 7, 2020

In a press release issued today, Roseau-based Advance Global Partners announces it is partnering with the government of Dominica to implement a new Entrepreneur Visa program under which those who invest from US$50,000 and spend three months a year in the country would qualify for naturalization in two years....

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Where The 52 Biggest International RCBI-Specialist Firms Have Offices

September 6, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The below is an overview of the countries in which the 52 largest international RCBI-specialist companies have an office presence. How do we define “international RCBI-specialist companies”? By international, we mean that the company has a physical office presence outside of its home market and offers...

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citizenship-by-investment , editors-picks , imi-experts , new-features , residence-by-investment

IMI Experts: The New Directory for Trusted RCBI-Specialists

September 5, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   IMI’s readers frequently ask us to put them in touch with trusted investment migration professionals. To make it easier for readers to find the expertise they need, we are today launching IMI Experts, a directory of seasoned specialists on residency and citizenship by investments. At IMI...

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ahmad-abbas , al-jazeera , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , cyprus , editors-picks , europe , nicos-nouris

Cyprus’ Spat With Al-Jazeera Takes on Geopolitical Overtones

September 1, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   On August 23rd, Al Jazeera published the first in a series of reports on the Cyprus CIP, based on a list of 1,400 citizenship applications the network said had been leaked to them earlier this summer. The “Cyprus Papers” branded the Mediterranean citizenship program as an...

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club , data , database , editors-picks , imi-research-unit , imi-stc-database , intel-data , statistics , stc , stephane-tajick

Release: Comprehensive Database on More Than 200 Investment Migration Programs

August 26, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In partnership with Stephane Tajick Consulting, IMI is today releasing the world’s most comprehensive database on residence and citizenship by investment programs, the IMI-STC Investment Migration Program Database. The Database contains essential information on more than 200 investment migration programs globally. Author and curator of the...

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