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 […]

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GIIS London 2018: Conference programme now available

(Monday, 21 May 2018) Get your free consultation with immigration experts Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018, London, 21-22 June 2018 For those thinking about relocating outside the UK, post-Brexit, it can be hard to determine where to live, work and raise a family. The Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 is here to give you one […]

2018 EB-5 Global Banquet Series – London, UK

(20 June 2018 | Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel) In partnership with BLS Global Investment Immigration Summit , IIUSA is pleased to announce that we will be in London, UK for our Global Banquet Series at Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on 20 June 2018. The Global Banquet Series brings together leading EB-5 professionals from across the world for […]

EB-5 on your terms: Project control and financial rewards

(Thursday, 17 May 2018) By Osvaldo F. Torres, Torres Law Many potential EB-5 investors would prefer to have control over their project and benefit from its financial success. Yet most EB-5 structures are designed to deprive investors of those benefits, relegating investors to essentially passive roles with little opportunity for financial gain. Although this “passive” […]

90% of Malta’s budget surplus attributable to citizenship by investment

(Monday, 14 May 2018) Figures released by the Maltese government shows their budget surplus in 2017 reached €438.6m, or an astonishing 3.9% of GDP, higher than any other EU country, and fourth highest in the world. In the year to July 2017, the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) raised €394.1m (3.72% of GDP). Accounting for 90% of the […]

Visa status of 700 wealthy oligarchs to be reviewed following nerve agent attack

(Friday, 11th May 2018) The Express online ( reports that up to 700 wealthy Russians living in Britain could be forced out of the country. Before Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary at the end of April, she announced that Home Office officials are planning to launch investigations as to how they were allowed to […]

Chinese account for 88% of Australian investor visa applications

(Thursday, 10 May 2108) New figures released in March by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs, covering the last 4.5 years of its Significant Investor visa (SIV) programme, show the vast number of those applying and accepted for the scheme were from mainland China. From 24 November 2012 to 28 February 2018, 87% of applicants granted visas […]

Migrate World – Citizenship Redefined

The way our world is unfolding today brings with it several and different nationality restrictions, which impede many people’s plans over the issues of security, decent education, reputable work and simply ease of travel. It also takes away the tax benefits that they can acquire had they been able to acquire a second citizenship. At […]

More countries (including India) soon to face EB-5 visa retrogression

(Wednesday 2 May, 2018) by Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca S. Singh, Esq. 23 April 2018, at the IIUSA Annual Conference in Washington DC, Charlie Oppenheim, chief of the Visa Controls Office at the US Department of State delivered the breaking news that more countries would face final action dates, leading to visa retrogression. These countries […]

Invest. Grow. Prosper: The new investment opportunities in St Kitts and Nevis

(Wednesday, 25 April 2018) By CS Global Partners In 1984, St Kitts and Nevis became the first nation-state to authorise citizenship to those willing and able to contribute to its economy. More than three decades later, the twin-island Federation remains at the forefront of the economic citizenship industry, with a Citizenship by Investment Programme that […]

The EB-5 Visa: Its benefits and opportunities

(Wednesday, 25 April) by Brent Raymond, executive director, Great North Regional Center and vice president, Mount Snow Our EB-5 investors are from around the world and from differing backgrounds, but they have similar goals and aspirations. Many seek greater economic opportunities, while the goals of others are to obtain a first-class education for themselves or […]

French nationality ranked highest in the world

(Tuesday, 24 April 2018) France’s quality of nationality is the best in the world, according to the third edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which was launched in London today. The French nationality earned a score of 81.7% out of a possible 100%, fractionally ahead of Germany, which […]

Premium EU citizenship-by-investment programs: Malta MIIP & Cyprus CIP

Malta MIIP & Cyprus CIP:  Premium EU citizenship-by-investment programs Unlike other citizenship programs, European solutions not only offer visa-free travel to an extensive number of countries but also the right to live, work and study in any European country. No wonder these passports are the most sought-after citizenship options. Obtaining a Maltese or Cypriot passport […]

H1-B Visa troubles catapult Indian nationals towards EB-5

(Friday, 13 April 2018) By Mona Shah, Esq. & Hermione M. Krumm, Esq. Recent trends in EB-5 investment have seen huge interest from India, especially among H-1B professionals. This is largely due to the uncertainty surrounding America’s largest guest worker visa, the H-1B. On 6 April 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that […]

Brexit and investment migration to the UK

The UK has a long history of welcoming talent and investment from overseas. This practice has led to the creation of a diverse and culturally rich society which appeals not only to those seeking tax efficiency, but also political stability, excellent educational opportunities and the benefits that flow from the UK’s tradition of upholding the […]

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program ranked among the “top ten best in the world”

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program –  The Fastest Route to EU Citizenship Europe has long established itself as the most sought-after region in terms of high net worth immigration, accounting for over half of the total number of global citizenship applications, with the Caribbean in second place, followed by North America in third. Also noteworthy, […]

Pacesetters: how the Caribbean is creating opportunity out of adversity

Author: Micha Emmett Amid one of the most challenging hurricane seasons the world has ever faced, hurricanes Maria and Irma also created distinct ripples through the citizenship by investment industry, causing many countries to re-evaluate their approach and accordingly adjust to the new needs of their respective communities. The Commonwealth of Dominica, and the Federation […]

City Focus – Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state Maharashtra. The city is also known as Bombay. It is the second most populous metropolitan area in the country, lying on the Konkan coast. Mumbai is the wealthiest city of India, as it has the highest number of billionaires. It attracts many people from all over […]