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Kraft: New EB-5 Rules May Not Take Effect on Nov 21 as 6-Year Re-Authorization Likely This Year

November 18, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   New EB-5 rules raising the minimum investment to $900,000 are scheduled to take effect this week. But President Kraft of IIUSA thinks there’s a good chance that won’t happen. The new re-authorization bill “definitely eliminates gerrymandering, makes it very clear what projects would qualify in urban...

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Chetcuti Cauchi’s Dual Citizenship Report, Global Edition

September 7, 2019

Chetcuti Cauchi AdvocatesSponsor   On an international basis, the last few years have seen, more than ever, individuals seeking to obtain a second passport as a means of security and opportunity amidst political instability and an increase in private wealth citizenship. The result? More and more individuals around the...

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Anguilla’s New Tax Residency Program Ideal For High-Value Digital Nomads, Program Chief Indicates

July 24, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Speaking to IMI during the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva last month, Philip Kisob, CEO of Select Anguilla, said his island’s approach to designing the program was one that aimed at “low-volume, high-value” and that the tax residency program, in particular, was perfect for those who...

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David Chen Says IMC’s Work is “Extremely Important” and Hopes More Chinese Firms Join

June 19, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   China accounts for about two-thirds of the global investment migration market, and make up a majority of applicants in virtually every European residence by investment program. The country is also home to many of the world’s largest investment migration companies. See also: China’s 11 Largest Investment...

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europe , farzin-yazdi , golden-visa , influencers , interview , interviews , investment-migration-forum , reform , residence-by-investment , uk , uk-tier-1 , united-kingdom

UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Reform: “Not Much Has Really Changed,” Says Yazdi

June 13, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   During an interview with IMI at the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva last week, head of Investor Visa at Shard Capital, Farzin Yazdi, said confusion regarding the UK Tier 1 program’s recent reforms had led to a surge in applications but that practical consequences for investors...

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CBI Real Estate Panel: “Allowing Only Ready-Built Projects Defies the Point of CIP”

June 12, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   During a panel discussion at the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva last week, CIU-heads and agents exchanged views on how to ensure the integrity of CBI real estate. The chairman of CIPA, furthermore, indicated a regional CBI-regulator could soon become a reality. “We need to find...

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Malta’s Golden Visa Has Received 1,600 Applications, But Backlog is Growing Due to Agents’ Sloppy Filing

June 11, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The MRVA’s new chief executive says Malta’s golden visa has received more than 1,600 applications so far but that some 1,000 remain unprocessed due to missing documentation. To tackle the backlog, the MRVA will no longer accept incomplete applications. “The program has been very successful, the...

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L’ecuyer: “Shocked and Alarmed” at MEPs’ Misconceptions of IM Industry

June 10, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The IMC’s chief executive says “there is a very big misunderstanding of what this industry is all about” but thinks the reshuffling of the European Parliament is a unique opportunity to set the record straight. “A lot of the work we’ve been doing in Brussels for...

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Asaria: Caribbean CIPs Should Adopt EB-5-Style Employment Requirements

June 7, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   “I think that, in the Caribbean, a lot can be learned from the EB-5 industry,” said Range Developments’ Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Mohammed Asaria during an interview with IMI in Geneva earlier this week. “In the 2010 to 2015 period, $16 billion of capital was raised...

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Moldova CIP’s 250,000 Real Estate Option Just Months Away – Only Completed Projects Qualify

June 5, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Moldova’s CIP is about to launch its real estate investment option, priced at 250,000 regardless of family size. Off-plan investments are ineligible, and all sales agreements are subject to independent evaluation. Moldova’s Citizenship by Investment Program is now processing some 30 applications that are “in the...

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