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Lesperance: Vanuatu Govt. Inadvertently Admits Fatal Flaw in Its Honorary CIP

September 19, 2020

Reasonable DoubtWith David Lesperance A contrarian expert on contingency plans for the wealthy delivers uncomfortable truths. For months, I have been raising the issue that Vanuatu was selling an internationally meaningless status called “honorary citizenship”. In various blog posts, I compared honorary citizenship with being honorarily pregnant in that...

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club , discus-holdings , interview , laszlo-kiss , ten-on-the-weekend , totw

10 on the Weekend – Laszlo Kiss: Your Biggest Business Concern? “Corruption.”

September 19, 2020

Ten On The Weekend is a regular feature on IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each weekend, we ask the same ten questions of 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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analysis , citizenship-by-investment , club , editors-picks , hnwi , industry-trends , knight-frank , residence-by-investment

Investment Migration’s Next Frontier Market: First-World Millionaires?

September 18, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   To be an investor migrant, fundamentally, you must be two things: dissatisfied with your current travel and/or settlement freedoms and; able to afford participation in an RCBI-program. In practice, that usually means you are a wealthy national of a non-Western (or non-rich) country. The vast bulk...

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club , coronavirus , data , editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , intel-data , portugal , statistics

The Portuguese Golden Visa Market Has Bounced Back – The Greek One Has Not

September 15, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   While approvals for Portugal’s golden visa are already back on track for a statistically normal year, those of Greece have halted. Once more, the statistics coming this month from the Ministry of Migration Policy via Enterprise Greece appear retroactively adjusted; the number of main applicants approved...

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asia-pacific , data , imi-research-unit , intel-data , juwai-iqi , malaysia , mm2h , real-estate , report , statistics

Malaysia Investment & Immigration Report 2020 – From Juwai IQI, in Partnership with IMI

September 14, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Juwai IQI, Asia’s biggest prop-tech group, has partnered with IMI Research Unit to produce a special report on immigrating to and investing in Malaysia. IMI Research Unit has provided the investment migration-related data, while editorial content and data on real estate investments and economic indicators are...

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blacklist , caribbean , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , ciu , club , saint-kitts-and-nevis

Saint Kitts CIU Issues Warning to Agents, Publishes Blacklist, Website Suffers Malware Attack

September 14, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit’s (CIU) website has introduced a “blacklisted international marketing agents (IMA)” page to its official website. The page consists of names of IMAs that are now blacklisted. Note: we have chosen not to link to the CIU’s website...

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analysis , citizenship-by-investment , club , coronavirus , industry-trends , michael-b-krakat , residence-by-investment

The Case For Citizenship by Investment Is Never Stronger Than During Times of Crisis

September 13, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   In this analysis, legal scholar Michael B. Krakat argues that, during times of crisis, the apprehensions certain quarters of society hold about RCBI tend to diminish and that this represents an opportunity for expansion. Where RCBI laws are constitutionally valid, CBI...

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caribbean , cbi , cbi-real-estate , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , interview , interviews , mohammed-asaria , range-developments , real-estate , ten-on-the-weekend , totw

10 on the Weekend – Mohammed Asaria: “Many Doubted We Would Put a Single Brick in the Ground”

September 12, 2020

Ten On The Weekend is a regular feature on IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each weekend, we ask the same ten questions of 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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asia-pacific , citizenship-by-investment , club , dsp , editors-picks , laszlo-kiss , policy-updates , statelessness , vanuatu , vdsp

Vanuatu to Offer Citizenship by Investment to Stateless People – Local Agent Gets Exclusive Deal

September 11, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Vanuatu’s Development Support Program aims to become the first CIP to allow stateless people to apply for citizenship by investment. Vanuatu Lifestyle (the trade name of VAN-LS Ltd), a company that’s also registered as an accredited agent for the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP), has obtained...

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analysis , club , editors-picks , edwin-morgan , featured-articles , revocation

The Citizenship-Revocation Policies of 9 CBI-Jurisdictions: What it Takes to get “Kicked Out”

September 9, 2020

Edwin MorganDominica   What is the difference between a disposable tourist and a real citizen? The simple answer is constitutional protection. Indeed, without clearly written and time tested constitutional protections, your citizenship is only a temporary travel pass exposed to the caprices of local politicians, foreign governments, assertive media,...

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