How does the US Government affect the EB-5 program?

As of today, the US Government is still in partial shutdown after 18 days, with President Trump addressing the US nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday evening. He stopped short of declaring an emergency that would have enabled him to by-pass the house of Congress, but he has escalated the rows with Democratic leaders […]

Citizenship applications to Turkey expected to boom in 2019

Since launching its Citizenship by Investment programme in 2017, Turkey has received over 250 applications worth nearly $100 million by the end of 2018. This number is expected to rise significantly during 2019 after the Turkish Government reduced its minimum investment requirements for foreigners in September 2018. To qualify for Turkish citizenship for themselves and […]

City Focus: Ahmedabad

Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad has developed into one of the most important economic and industrial hubs within India. It is the largest city in Gujarat State with an urban population of 6,357,693 at the 2011 Census, making it the 7th most populous city in India. The city was the former […]

Further changes to the Cyprus CBI programme?

The Cypriot Citizenship by Investment programme – more commonly known as its ‘golden passport’ programme – has come under attack from certain international quarters in recent times, with the European Union promising tougher scrutiny from Brussels as part of a wider drive against money laundering practices.   Cyprus lowered its minimum investment requirement to €2 […]

Moldova launches Citizenship by Investment programme

Moldova is the latest country to launch a Citizenship by Investment programme.   The Republic of Moldova is a land-locked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north and east. A former member of the Soviet Union, Moldova gained independence from the USSR in 1991 and was admitted […]

UK suspends its Tier 1 Visa program until further notice

The UK Home Office announced late last week that it was suspending the UK Tier 1 Visa program with effect from Friday 7 December in the wake of concerns about possible abuse of the program. An audit is being undertaken to establish proposed new guidelines and requirements which the government hopes will ensure that “only […]

EB-5 Program gets two week extension only

President Donald Trump signed a two-week stopgap spending bill on Friday 7 December to avoid a government shutdown, effectively giving a short-term extension to the EB-5 Regional Center Program only until 21 December. This was done largely to allow Congress more time to handle matters after the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. The […]

Development Support Program (DSP)

(Thursday, 15th November 2018) In 2017, GKIS was appointed the exclusive partner and distributor of the Development Support Program by Pan Oceanic Limited Vanuatu. Qualified incumbents can be granted citizenship of Vanuatu and travel visa-free or with preferred visa-on-arrival terms to 128 countries. DSP Features The Development Support Program (DSP) was established in 2016 as […]

The movement of the investment migration industry along the lifecycle curve

(Thursday, 15th November 2018) by Daniel Huber, group head of agent services, Henley & Partners This article intends to give a brief overview of the investment migration industry while also speculating on its future development. The development of any industry over time is subject to industry lifecycle theory1, which attempts to explain the various stages […]

The critical role of regional centers in the EB-5 industry

(Wednesday, 14th November 2018) By Patrick F. Hogan CMB Regional Centers Immigration by investment through the EB-5 program can be undertaken in one of two ways. There is the Regional Center Program and there is what is commonly referred to as a direct EB-5 investment. It is critical to remember that an EB-5 investment is […]

A client focused approach to citizenship by investment

(Wednesday, 14th November 2018) by Cindy Emmanuel-McLean, consulting partner at TM ANTOINE Partners   TM ANTOINE Partners Advisory has carved out a special place in the citizenship by investment landscape of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean and the globe. As an authorised agent, registered in Saint Lucia, we do not just help clients submit their applications […]

St. Kitts And Nevis Citizenship By Investment Programme

(Wednesday, 14th November 2018) by the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency   St. Kitts & Nevis ranked first in the Caribbean region for its citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, in the 2018 Passport Index, released by leading international CBI firm, Henley & Partners. This is a significant accomplishment for St. Kitts & Nevis as the […]

The importance of holding a European residence permit card: backup plan solution for you and your family!

(Wednesday, 14th November 2018) Tiago Camara CEO PTGoldenVisa.com   Global residency and citizenship, are an increasingly important aspect of private and professional life of this new trend of global citizens. Diversification of both business and personal affairs through multiple residences or citizenships can deliver an increased quality of life, mobility, security, educational options, and improved […]

The Portuguese Golden Visa or residence permit

(Wednesday, 14th November 2018) by Filipe Espinha Strategic and Legal Solutions Creator, Attorney at Law   Why Portugal? In the current era of economic and political uncertainty, a home away from home makes more and more sense. In a complex, unstable and difficult world, such a home should be in a peaceful, safe and stable […]

Montenegro as a key destination for investors and a new home for global citizens

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) by Bojana Minic investment consultant and founder of Lifestyle Montenegro info@lifestylemontenegro.com The tiny Mediterranean country, settled between the borders of other ex Yugoslavia member states, is in a spotlight for a rapid and sustainable growth. The beautiful blend of stunning mountains and clear sea with a combination of average 240 sunny […]

Resido Montenegro: The knowledge behind your investment

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) With blossoming potential, the fairy tale region of Montenegro offers more than initially meets the eye. We speak with Leila Calic of Resido Montenegro to learn why now is an opportune time to invest in Montenegro. With a tailored approach to their consultancy, the company offers a wealth of local expertise […]

Exploring the personal insurance needs of high-net-worth individuals

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) High-net-worth individuals often have complex risk profiles and exposures, leading to more elaborate insurance requirements. Whether searching for adequate insurance cover for their assets, legal expenses or life and healthcare insurance, HNWIs and their family offices should always seek the advice of a partner with experience in handling such requirements, to […]

Caribbean Spotlight: Best second citizenship is from Dominica, says Financial Times / PWM

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) by CS Global Partners While it presents one of the oldest citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes, established in 1993, the Commonwealth of Dominica now occupies the leading position in a growing economic citizenship sector, fuelled by more investors seeking new, international opportunities. The small Caribbean nation’s programme was recently declared, yet […]

Improving your future is our focus and expertise

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) CISC is a Canadian based corporation headquartered in Toronto and with offices in Saint Lucia and Bahrain. Our mandate is the best investment you can make is in yourself and your family. CISC is composed of a highly experienced team of global investment professionals, immigration lawyers and relocation specialists. Whatever investment […]

Antigua and Barbuda – Fast becoming the CIP jurisdiction of choice

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) In an age of an increasing need for mobility, becoming a global citizen has never been more desirable. Despite being a relatively new entrant in the alternative citizenship space, Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) is already proving very popular with investors. Speedy processing and the quality of real […]

Did you know that Bulgaria?

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) General economic and investment profile of Bulgaria Bulgaria ranks third in the world on numbers of historical landmarks, after Italy and Greece. It is rich in unique mineral springs with therapeutic properties. The country is the best outsourcing destination in Europe, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s rating for 2015. Globally, Bulgaria […]

Third of UHNWIs hold second passport, another third plan to buy one, Wealth Report finds

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) by Investment Migration Insider IMIDaily.com 34% of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) – defined as those with a net worth in excess of US$30m – have already obtained a second passport, according to Knight Frank’s 2018 Global Wealth Report. A further 29% of respondents to the report’s Attitudes Survey said they planned to […]