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First-Half 2020 Investment in Portugal’s Golden Visa Already 52% of 2019 Total

July 9, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   That 2020 should be a good year for business – any business – is a counterintuitive notion. Nonetheless, Portugal’s golden visa, amid lockdowns and travel restrictions, is on track to see its greatest number of approvals since 2016. 171 main applicants and 293 of their family...

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Pandemic Pummels Greek Golden Visa in Q2, But Policy Changes Offer Promise of Comeback in Q3

July 9, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   New procedural measures for the Greek Golden Visa will make remote-application feasible and boost application volumes in Q3, but they did not take effect in time to save Q2. An important note about the Greek data:At IMI, we’ve been tracking the Greek Golden Visa statistics regularly...

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Why Portugal Will Rebound Far Better From the Crisis Than Competing RCBI Programs

July 8, 2020

Optylon KreaSponsor   It’s impossible to talk about investments or even money without starting the conversation by mentioning COVID-19. It was unexpected, it made colossal ripples around the world, yet we are slowly coming to terms with the fact that we need to adapt to the new circumstances. As...

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After Rejecting Up to 90% of Applications, Malaysia Freezes MM2H, Again

July 7, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The Malaysian government has temporarily frozen the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) visa. All new applications are now on hold with no exact return date set. The Malaysian government has announced it will revise the program with the hopes of improving it while providing no further...

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The Pandemic’s Five Silver Linings for the EB-5 Program

July 7, 2020

Marko IsseverConnecticut   The unprecedented toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken affected many lives throughout the globe. Lives lost, dreams shattered, economies crumbled and, unemployment has soared. The list goes on. There are, however, a few interesting occurrences related to the pandemic: The possibility of a substantial one-time...

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Yuksel Law Firm Experiencing Rapid Rise in Demand for Turkish Citizenship

July 6, 2020

Yuksel LawSponsor With more than 25 years as a leading Turkish law firm specializing in the facilitation of FDI, Yuksel Law (YL) has been receiving a growing number of enquiries from around the world into the Turkish citizenship program.  Since its establishment, YL has assisted countless numbers of foreign investors...

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Reactions to MIIP Changes Mostly Positive, But Concerns Raised About Property Minimums

July 6, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The Maltese Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) will be undergoing monumental changes ahead of its relaunch in September; the government has “scrapped” the old version of the program and introduced one that requires prospective investors create so-called genuine links. With ever-increasing pressure from the EU, the Maltese...

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10 on The Weekend – Pearce Cheng: COVID Generating “Overwhelming” Interest in Singapore Immigration

July 5, 2020

Ten On The Weekend is a weekly feature on IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each weekend, we ask the same ten questions to a different industry figure, letting readers get to know the interviewee on a more personal and informal level than they might in an ordinary business...

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Saint Kitts CIP Cuts Contribution for Families to US$150,000, Same as Single-Applicant Price

July 4, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a circular issued yesterday, the Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit announces that, with immediate effect, the donation requirement under the Saint Kitts & Nevis CIP for families of up to four members is reduced from US$195,000 to US$150,000 until the end of...

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Sweeping Makeover for Malta IIP: Property Investment Doubled, Up to 3 Years Residency

July 3, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a press briefing just hours ago in Malta, Alex Muscat, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship, announced that – starting in September – the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) will relaunch under materially different conditions. Cabinet has already approved the amendments. 1-3 years of residency, contributions EUR...

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