Why You Should Consider PropMix for Your EB-5 Investment

PropMix builds automation solutions for the real estate industry using technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, and AR/VR applied to millions of records of real estate data that they have been gathering over the past 4 years. PropMix is building the future of real estate technology – PropTech 3.0, that will transform the […]

Greece plan for Citizenship-by-Investment programme in 2020

It has been reported that the new Greek Government, under Kyriacos Mitsotakis, are considering launching a CBI programme in 2020 which, if confirmed, would provide direct competition to the successful Cypriot citizenship programme. Currently, Greece only has a Residency-by-Investment programme. The plans are to implement the CBI programme after the first quarter of 2020 and […]

Ending Free Movement

What happens on 31 October in the event of no-deal? The UK Government has said that EU free movement rules will cease to apply immediately if there is a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Whilst much has been made of this in the media, the announcement (by way of an informal media briefing rather than […]

Citizenships Still Issued After Moldova’s Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) Application Pause

Following Moldova’s four-month moratorium on their Citizenship-by-Investment programme for government review on 19 July 2019, applications that were submitted before July are still being processed. From the date of suspension of the programme, two applicants (including their dependants) have received citizenship in Moldova. They are both in the business of IT, one from Australia and […]

E-GATES

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR EMPLOYERS REGARDING LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK DOCUMENTS Since 20 May 2019, migrants from the following countries have been eligible to use automated ePassport gates (“e-gates”) to enter the UK where they hold a valid UK entry clearance (visa): Australia Canada Japan New Zealand Singapore South Korea United States of America Expanding the […]

City Focus: Bengaluru

Bengaluru quick facts State: Karnataka Area (City): 709 km² Area (Metropolitan): 8,005 km² Location: 12.59°N, 77.35°E Altitude: 920 metres Average high °C: Apr 34°, Nov 27° Population: 13.958 million (2019 estimate) Languages: Kannada (official), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English Religion: Hindu (79%), Muslim (14%) Main industries: IT, Biotechnology, Electronics City GDP: $83 billion (estimate) Time Zone: GMT +5.30 Telephone area code: +91 (0)80   Bengaluru – also […]

The Turkish Citizenship Investment Programme Approves Several Applications

From the opening of the programme in 2017 up to June 2019, it has been published in the official report of the official government newspaper that 981 applications were have been successful. Most of these applications came from countries such as US, Russia, Canada, China, Italy and Australia; with Iran and Iraq being the countries […]

EB-5 Programme Changes and Increase of Minimum Investment Costs

There are new rule changes that will be brought to the EB-5 program, which are going to officially come into effect on 21st November 2019. These changes include priority date retention to certain EB-5 investors, increase to the required minimum investment amounts, reforms targeted employment area designations, clarification for the USCIS procedures for the removal […]

Migration Advisory Committee to Review Points Based System

The new Prime Minister will commission a further review of the Points Based System. In his first statement to Parliament today, the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that he will ask the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to undertake a review of the Points Based System (PBS). Mr Johnson has for many years advocated the […]

Moldova Suspends its MCBI Programme

The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, has today (18th July 2019) announced in a local press conference that the new government has ‘temporarily’ suspended its Citizenship by Investment (MCBI) programme pending a review. The programme only launched in November 2018 and the successful completion of the first application from the first 30 received was announced […]

New Investment Opportunity in Egypt

Parliament in Egypt had approved a bill that amended their law to introduce the grant of Egyptian Nationality to foreign investors for the price of 7 million Lei (approx. US$420,000) in September 2018. In early July 2019, the government had put forward amendments to the law in relation to obtaining Egyptian Nationality through investment. The […]

Post-Brexit Mobility of Talent and Capital

There are two reasons for optimism in respect of future international mobility of talent and capital. Firstly, Theresa May was committed to a restrictive immigration regime, both as Home Secretary and Prime Minister, with a clear focus on reducing net migration to the UK regardless of the impact on business. Many of the restrictions she […]

Is Britain open for business?

Over the last few years the United Kingdom has been engulfed in political uncertainty; the 2017 election produced a hung parliament and the House of Commons rejected the Withdrawal Agreement from the EU three times and in spectacular fashion. As we enter a new phase of political leadership, and with 31 October presenting itself as […]

Breaking The Deadlock – New Innovator and Start-Up Scheme

      At the end of March 2019, the Government presented a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (House of Commons paper 1919) which, inter alia, introduced two new routes of entry to the UK for foreign nationals wishing to establish new businesses in the UK: Start-Up and Innovator. Introduced under a new […]

New Zealand’s Investor Visa Categories

The New Zealand Investor Programme has been popular throughout its existence and it is also known for its high rate of application rejection. However, the interest in the Investor visa has been growing now, more than ever. There are 2 categories for the Investor visa, with different investment costs and requirements. Please see below:   […]

EB-5 Retrogression Extends to Applicants in India

India has – as expected – joined China (mainland born) and Vietnam on the EB-5 program retrogression list. The US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has just announced a final action date of 1 May 2017 for the EB-5 applicants from India for both regional center and non-regional center programs. China and […]

Saudi Arabia’s New and Approved Residency Programme for Foreigners

The new ‘Premium Residency’ programme in Saudi Arabia has officially been approved in May 2019 and is now open. The programme was first proposed by the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman as part of a plan to boost foreign direct investments and reduce their dependence on oil. Saudi Arabia’s economy has fluctuated in recent years […]

Opportunities for Innovators Abroad to Apply for the Chinese Start-up Visas

Entrepreneurship and Innovation is one of the most focused concepts in China as they grow. The Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau in May 2018 had introduced the ‘Start-Up visa’, officially known as the new ‘private affairs’ category of residency permit (entrepreneur). This would allow innovators and entrepreneurs from overseas to live in China during the […]

Malaysia Residence Programme Suspension Lifted

The Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) residence programme had been running for over 16 years with over 40,000 applicants. It was suspended by the authorities last year due to some security matters over the regulations of the programme in line with the immigration law, but now, after several months’ suspension, the MM2H programme is back […]

EB5 Capital Announces Trip to South Africa

Washington, DC – EB5 Capital announced today its scheduled travel to South Africa from June 19 – 25 to meet with prospective investors interested in investing and emigrating to the United States. During this trip, EB5 Capital is helping sponsor the Global Investment Immigration Summit which will be held on June 21st at Johannesburg’s Sandton […]

City Focus: Johannesburg

Johannesburg quick facts  Area (City): 335 km² Area (Urban): 3,357 km² Location: 26.12°S, 28.2°E Altitude: 1,753 metres Average high °C: Jan 29°, July 20° Population: 5.5 million (2018 estimate) Languages: English, Zulu, Afrikaans Main industries: Manufacturing, financial and business services City GDP: $80 billion (estimate) Time Zone: GMT +2 Telephone area code: +011 Situated high on the eastern plateau of the Highveld, over 500 kilometres […]

EU Settlement Scheme

With the growing fear within those Europeans living in the UK of what will follow after Brexit, the EU Settlement Scheme was formally launched on 30 March 2019. Given that the Scheme was launched after 29 March 2019, it was evident that the UK would still pursue Brexit and it will still have an effect […]