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Inefficient Bureaucrats Costing Greece Billions in Lost Golden Visa Revenue Say Practitioners

January 26, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Greek residence by investment practitioners say program revenue could be more than double its current level if only the country’s Decentralized Authorities weren’t so inefficient. Golden visa lawyers speaking to Ekathimerini say employees at the Decentralized Authorities’ immigration offices, with whom they interact on a daily...

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Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program “Sold Out” Until 2021

December 5, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   If you thought backlogs were only a North American residence program phenomenon, think again; Retrogression has arrived in Europe. Last year, Cyprus introduced an annual cap for the number of applications that could be approved – 700 of them – for its citizenship by investment program,...

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Backlogs: An Existential Threat, Not Just to Programs But to Agents as Well

December 4, 2019

Stephane TajickMontreal   During the summer, the government of Quebec hosted a consultation round with the industry. I and many others came forward, in part, to notify the government that its decision to admit fewer investors would lead to a longer processing time; jumping from six to eight years....

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Long Processing Times Among Golden Visas is an Unnecessary Curb on RCBI-Demand

July 24, 2019

Stephane TajickMontreal   A decade ago, the Canadian Immigrant Investor programs (CIIP) and the Hong Kong Capital Investment Scheme (HK CIS) dominated the market for residency programs. They were the biggest suppliers of investor visa spots and were considered the most interesting, each for different reasons. Other programs in...

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