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How to select the right EB-5 project

(Wednesday, 16 May 2018) by Stephen Strnisha, chief executive officer, Cleveland International Fund   In the wake of a recent increase in Notices of Intent to Deny (“NOIDs”) or outright denials by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) surrounding EB-5 project (“I-924”) applications and reports that some high profile projects may not be […]

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 […]