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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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43,286 E2 Visas Issued in FY2019: Canadian Participation Up 60% Under Trump

August 9, 2020

Fiscal year 2019 was the American E2 visa program’s third-best year on record; 43,286 individuals – citizens of one of the 83 E2 Treaty signatory countries – received long-term, non-immigrant visas in the United States through the scheme. Of these, nearly a third came from Japan alone. No other...

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ECAA-Visas, The Turkish CIP’s Secret Weapon, May Be Living on Borrowed Time

March 12, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program has, to put it mildly, greatly overachieved. The expectations for a CIP that carries a cost similar to established CIPs yet without visa-free access to the UK, Schengen, or the US were not great at first, at least among seasoned...

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What the EU Needs to Learn From Canada’s Targeted Investment Migration Model

January 27, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The money-for-rights model of investment migration – while economically successful – is a hard sell, politically. Canada’s model offers a compromise. Canada’s Entrepreneurial Provincial Nominee Programmes may be the answer to utangling Europe’s investment migration dilemma. Parliamentarians from a particular segment of the political spectrum, and...

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UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Approvals Plummet 60% in Q3

November 28, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Only 49 main applicants and 72 dependents received entry clearances in the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa during the third quarter of 2019, a tremendous drop from, respectively, the 124 and 226 seen in the preceding quarter. Presuming investment amounts coming in at the...

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In Last Decade, E2 Brought 5 Times More People to the US Than EB-5 – and Likely More Money Too

July 1, 2019

In the last ten years, 74,128 individuals have arrived in the US through the EB-5 program, while 352,076 have come on an E2 visa. In the same period, the EB-5 program has raised investments worth US$29 billion, while E2 participants – who are not subject to hard and fast...

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Italy’s Startup Visa Rejects Nearly Half of Applicants, 80% of Investment in Northern Regions

June 27, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Italy’s startup visa, which opened in 2014, had received a cumulative total of 434 applications by the end of Q1, 2019. Russians accounted for the largest applicant nationality, submitting 90 startup proposals, closely followed by the Chinese, who submitted 85. Application volumes peaked in 2017 at...

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As Startup Visas in Major Chinese Cities Prove Successful, Expect Nationwide Roll-out

May 22, 2019

Luc Lu 陆琦Shanghai/Singapore   Over the past few years, China has increasingly promoted the concept of “mass entrepreneurship and innovation” and implemented policies to promote it nationwide. Now, China is extending the target audience of this concept to include foreign nationals. Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau, as early as...

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Startup Visas: Governments Want Them, But Your Clients Don’t

May 7, 2019

Stephane TajickMontreal   The investment migration world has been abuzz over startup/entrepreneur visas in recent weeks: Jean-Francois Harvey said his firm was “phasing out of golden visas” to focus on startup visas (SUVs) instead because they, in his view, added more value to both his firm and the destination...

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Harvey Law Takes Golden Visas Off Shelf, Turns Focus to Startup/Entrepreneur Programs

April 24, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Harvey Law Group’s global managing partner, Jean-François Harvey, tells IMI his firm is phasing out of the golden visa market, opting instead to focus on startup and entrepreneur visas, a category of immigration that, he points out, adds more value to the destination economy – and...

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