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Pandemic Reveals Disparities in Processing System Robustness Among RCBI Programs

March 29, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The Citizenship by Investment Programme is to Dominica what oil extraction is to OPEC countries; an essential service and a vital source of revenue that remains operational, no matter the circumstances. In an announcement published on the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit’s (CIU’s) website yesterday, head...

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chinese , club , data-and-intel , europe , european-commission , golden-visa , greece , greek , policy , processing , residence-by-investment

After Waiting Two Years for Greek Golden Visas, 35 Investors Prepare Class Action Suit

February 17, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   35 Chinese investors in Greek real estate who filed their golden visa applications up to two years ago are preparing legal action against the Greek state demanding compensation and immediate residence permits. Legal provisions pertaining to Greek investor visas stipulate a processing period of no more...

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caribbean , ciu , club , data , dominica , executive-survey , intel-data , processing , statistics , survey

Dominica CIU Most Efficient in Processing Say 40% of International Investment Migration Firms

November 28, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In this third report (see the first and second reports) on results from our 2019 Investment Migration Executive Survey, we focus on the CIP-application processing efficiency reported by the top executives of 40 international investment migration firms. To see how we define “international IM firms” and...

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Grenada CIP Revamps Application Procedures to “Drastically Reduce Processing Times”

November 6, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Grenada CIU is simplifying its documentation requirements, re-structuring the procedural steps, and implementing automated solutions to catalyze their processing. Citizenship by investment applications are comprehensive bundles of documents that often take an applicant many months to compile, let alone submit. To expedite the processing timeline,...

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Grenada CIP Case Handling Grinds to a Halt in Q3; Average of 7 Applications Processed a Month

October 24, 2019

While investor appetite for Grenada’s CIP is rising quickly, the program’s authority appears uninterested in evaluating its suitors. During the third quarter of 2019, Grenada received 111 applications for citizenship by investment, a 63% increase on Q2. Under ordinary circumstances, that would be great news but, while the program...

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athens , editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , processing , processing-times , residence-by-investment , risvas , rozakis , varnavas

Greek Capital-Region Immigration Offices Not Taking Any New Golden Visa Applications

October 22, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Immigration offices in the Greek capital region are turning away golden visa applications due to a lack of capacity. Fortunately, regional offices are picking up the slack. In June this year, Greek authorities moved to permit applicants to Europe’s most popular residence by investment program to...

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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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