Beyond the event…

(Thursday, 2nd August 2018) The Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 in London provided a snapshot of the overall residency and citizenship by Investment markets in Portugal, Malta, Cyprus, Caribbean, USA, UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Germany and Canada. Over the course of two packed days, the event provided up-to-date information and key contact networking opportunities for HNWIs […]

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 […]

St Kitts and Nevis: Booming Tourism, Strengthening Economy

(Thursday, 19th July 2018) The last few months have been particularly successful for the twin-island nation of St Kitts and Nevis. This high-performing Federation, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is enjoying strong growth in the tourism sector, and recently celebrated its one millionth cruise passenger. Further enhancing the nation’s tourism sector, […]

Wealth Forum Advisors: A multi-disciplinary team offering bespoke private client services

(Monday, 16th July 2018) Wealth Forum Advisors is an international multidisciplinary consultancy which is an integral part of and complementary to The Wealth Forums conferences and seminars. The Wealth Forums regular conferences in London, Lugano, Monte Carlo and Panama plus our joint ventures with The Commonwealth Secretariat and others have helped to propel The Wealth […]

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 […]

Record growth for Thailand Elite Residence Program

(Tuesday, 3rd July 2018) International residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners and the Thailand Elite Residence Program — managed by Thailand Privilege Card Company Ltd — are celebrating the first anniversary of their successful global partnership, which has brought in record growth for the highly sought-after program. The program, which is the first […]

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 […]

Advantages and perils of investor and entrepreneur routes to Britain

(Wednesday, 27 June 2018) An interview with Helena Sheizon, the founder and CEO of Kadmos Immigration Consultants Helena was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 2005, and by 2006 set up her firm, Kadmos Consultants, a boutique immigration and business consultancy. Kadmos Consultants has since helped hundreds of people achieve their goals in making Britain […]

EB-5 Investment Voice podcast – The Global Investment Immigration Summit with Nigel Coyne and Sam Hussain of BLS Media

(Thursday, 14 June 2018: EB-5 Investment Voice Podcast – Mona Shah & Associates Global) The Global Investment Immigration Summit with Nigel Coyne and Sam Hussain of BLS Media http://mshahlaw.com/global-investment-immigration-summit-nigel-coyne-sam-hussain-bls-media/ The Global Investment Immigration Summit is taking place in London on 21-22 June 2018. Mona, Rebecca and Mark sit down with conference coordinators Nigel Coyne and […]

Breaking the barriers to better business

(Wednesday, 6 June 2018) Study reveals the needs and aspirations of the Middle Eastern businessperson By Micha Emmett, CS Global Partners For the average businessperson, conducting international business can be a complex and challenging task. There are foreign laws and policies to explore, red tape to overcome, and this is over and above the inherent […]

The importance of due diligence: Lessons from Malta

(Wednesday, 30 May 2018) Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP) is the first CBI programme in the EU to be endorsed by the European Commission. It is considered to have the best due diligence procedures in the industry. Jonathan Cardona, CEO of the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency, shares his thoughts on best practice in the […]

Canada to lift visa requirement for UAE

(Wednesday, 30 May 2018) Ottawa, ON – Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, announced on the 28 May during a meeting with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that the government is lifting the visa requirement for UAE […]

Growing pains: Meeting the demands of an expanding industry

(Thursday, 24 May 2018) By Micha-Rose Emmett, CS Global Partners The appetite to achieve a second citizenship grows year-on-year. It’s an exciting time to be in an industry shifting and expanding to meet the needs of the market. But with an increased number of countries and clients poised to enter the investor immigration scene, a […]

Cyprus caps CBI applications at 700pa

(Wednesday, 23 May 2018) Associated Press reported yesterday that Cyprus’s Council of Ministers has announced significant changes to the country’s citizenship by investment programme. The changes include capping the number of naturalisations at 700 a year, changing the programme’s official name, and tightening due diligence and vetting procedures for investors looking to get hold of a […]