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Saint Lucia CIP Boosts Commissions: High-Volume Agents Get up to 20%

February 1, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a bid to catalyze application volumes, the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme will be offering agents a commission on donations on a sliding scale of 10-20%. Whether any agents will deliver enough applications to qualify for such commissions, though, is far from certain. In...

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agriculture , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , europe , montenegro , policy-update , policy-updates

Ius Agrariare: Montenegro CIP Sets Rules for Citizenship by Agriculture, Fisheries, and Wood Processing Investments

October 1, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Europe’s newest citizenship by investment program – which, so far, has approved only one hospitality development, a ski-resort hotel – has formalized the requirements for citizenship by investment in alternative development projects; specifically, agriculture, fisheries, and wood processing. A policy document issued on the Secretariat for...

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analysis , citizenship-by-investment , editors-picks , etias , europe , european-commission , policy-update , politics

What All RCBI-Professionals Need to Know About ETIAS, Europe’s Upcoming Travel Authorization System

August 12, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), currently under development and slated to debut in 2021, will have implications for the investment migration market. Here’s what you need to know. What is ETIAS and who will need it to travel to Europe? Modeled on the...

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Canceling Moldova CIP Now Would Mean “€3-4 Million Fine”: Parliament Approves 4-Month Freeze in Dual Reading

August 3, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Passing the bill in two readings during the same plenary session on Wednesday, Moldova’s Parliament has approved the government’s draft law to instate a four-month moratorium on the citizenship by investment program. Upon expiry of the moratorium, the government will have the right to extend it...

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africa , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , egypt , mena , policy-update , policy-updates

Egypt Moves Closer to CIP-Launch as Parliament Grants Approval In Principle to New Law

July 12, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In September last year, the Egyptian Parliament approved the granting of residence permits – and, after a five-year period, citizenship – to those who deposited 7 million Egyptian pounds (US$422,000) in one of the country’s state-owned banks. Last Sunday, however, Parliament passed amendments to two separate...

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Greece Decentralizes Golden Visa Processing to Tackle Two-Year Waitlists in Greater Athens

June 30, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Rules requiring golden visa investors submit files in the municipality where they’d bought the property had seen Athens appointments fully booked until 2021. Since the siren song of Greek golden visas in earnest began to reach Chinese investor migrants three years ago, the program has seen...

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Grenada Publishes Sweeping Amendments to its Citizenship by Investment Act

May 21, 2019

Grenada’s government has just published a wide set of amendments to its Citizenship by Investment Act of 2013. No citizenship by investment program has undergone a more comprehensive transformation in the last six months than that of Grenada: In September last year, the program hired a new head for...

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Harris: Vanuatu Government Addresses the “Multiple Citizenship Program” Paradox

April 26, 2019

James E. HarrisBangkok   By James Elcocke-Harris – Vanuatu Information Centre, and Saleh Latif – Vanuatu Investment Migration Bureau. We’ve Been Expecting You It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the whole world has been waiting for Vanuatu to take steps towards a unification of the various programs...

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caribbean , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , ciu , grenada , policy , policy-update , policy-updates

Developers Promoting Grenada’s New Price Option Without Prior Approval Subject to Penalties, CIU Warns

April 12, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Following the introduction of its US$220,000 real estate co-investment solution on March 18th, the Grenada CIU reiterates that the new price option is only available to developers that have received advance written approval, and cautions that those found to promote the new price prematurely will be...

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