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 […]

Second citizenship: The gateway to a better education for your children

(Tuesday, 13th November 2018) By John Hanafin, CEO at NGE There are many reasons to choose to invest in a new passport, or second citizenship, but one you might not have considered – but should, if you’ve got children – is the opportunity to secure a better education. The right education helps your children build […]

Reaping the rewards of responsible investment migration

(Wednesday, 7th November 2108) by Marco Gantenbein IMCM, Managing Partner Dubai and Head of Middle East, Henley & Partners Growth in the investment migration industry is continuing apace. The number of residence- and citizenship-by-investment programmes has been increasing steadily in recent decades, from just a handful of programmes in the 1980s and 1990s to over 60 […]

Additional citizenship increases your career prospects

(Tuesday, 6th November 2018) by Andres Gutierrez, CS Global Partners The verdict is in: the world’s GDP is forecast to slow down in 2019 by 0.2% YoY, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a leading economic thinktank. With tighter trade restrictions, Brexit uncertainty, exacerbating trade negotiations, rising financing rates, and hyperinflation […]

Short term EB-5 extensions: What investors should know

(Tuesday, 14th August 2018) With its actions just prior to 23 March, the US Congress once again indicated its preference for providing only a short-term extension for the EB-5 programme. With its actions just prior to 23 March, the US Congress once again indicated its preference for providing only a short-term extension for the EB-5 […]

Due diligence for citizenship by investment (CBI)

(Thursday, 26th July 2018)  by Don Eales One of the essential elements of any CBI programme is the quality of the individual requesting citizenship and the traceable source of the potential investment funding. Due diligence is applied to establish that the finance is not from an illegal source or from funding organisations that are not […]

EB-5 Investment Voice podcast – Voices of Global Investment Immigration Summit

(Wednesday, 25th July 2018: EB-5 Investment Voice Podcast – Mona Shah & Associates Global) The Global Investment Immigration Summit took place in London on 21st-22nd June 2018. In this episode, Mona chats with conference attendees about their work with investment firms, immigration law, Regional Centers, and the high-net-worth industry. Listen in for insight on the […]

GIIS London Thought Leadership Interviews

(Monday, 23rd July 2018) Speakers from the Global Investment Immigration Summit at Canary Wharf in London #GIIS18 #EB5 @CitizenByInvest shared their expertise with attendees. Here the expert speakers and high-profile industry figures share more of knowledge about citizenship by investment. Check out our thought leadership interviews from the likes of Hon. Gaston Browne and many other […]

The Invisible Wall is already up and running!

(Monday, 16th July 2018) by Jinhee Wilde, Esq., principal and managing attorney, Wilde & Associates While President Trump’s rhetoric on stopping illegal immigration and his administration’s discontinuation of the DACA programme and temporary protective status for various Central American countries has dominated discussions of immigration law. A little-known fact is that this administration has been […]

Robust due diligence for citizenship by investment in the European Union

(Thursday, 12th July 2018) by Jonathan Cardona, CEO of the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency   In an ever-changing world, a one which is becoming more volatile both politically and economically, successful individuals seek opportunities to stay ahead. Several strategies are utilised. Some are increasingly resorting to investment migration as a way of improving their […]

Do you want to study abroad? But how do I handle visa and immigration issues?

(Wednesday, 4th July 2018) Immigration law can be complex, and there’s confusion around how it works and the steps you need to take in order to make sure the process is as smooth as it can be. BLS can help. We invite you to take part in the Global Education Fair, Bangalore, India, where you will […]

Over 7,000 super-rich Indians shifted base in 2017

(Wednesday, 4th July 2018) During 2017, India witnessed the second largest number of millionaire outflow globally after China with 7,000 high-net- worth individuals changing their domicile, 16% more than last year, according to a report. Based on the report by New World Wealth, 7,000 ultra-rich Indians shifted overseas in 2017. In 2016, the figure stood […]

The grass really is greener: The growing EU market for expat residency regimes

(Thursday, 28th June 2018) by James Quarmby, Stephenson Harwood LLP Tax competition is a hot topic at the moment and there has been much huffing and puffing by the OECD and the EU about its allegedly harmful effects. For instance, in February 2014, the European Commission issued a press release in which it calls for solidarity […]