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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada’s Provincial Business Immigration Programs

Although the National program was closed down a few years ago, many of the provinces have signed agreements with the federal government to develop their own business immigration programmes. These are predominantly targeting graduate entrepreneurs and SME businesses and skilled workers, as well as experienced young farmers in some provinces including British Columbia and Manitoba. […]

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 […]