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Further changes to the Cyprus CBI programme?

The Cypriot Citizenship by Investment programme – more commonly known as its ‘golden passport’ programme – has come under attack from certain international quarters in recent times, with the European Union promising tougher scrutiny from Brussels as part of a wider drive against money laundering practices.   Cyprus lowered its minimum investment requirement to €2 […]

Moldova launches Citizenship by Investment programme

Moldova is the latest country to launch a Citizenship by Investment programme.   The Republic of Moldova is a land-locked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north and east. A former member of the Soviet Union, Moldova gained independence from the USSR in 1991 and was admitted […]

UK suspends its Tier 1 Visa program until further notice

The UK Home Office announced late last week that it was suspending the UK Tier 1 Visa program with effect from Friday 7 December in the wake of concerns about possible abuse of the program. An audit is being undertaken to establish proposed new guidelines and requirements which the government hopes will ensure that “only […]

EB-5 Program gets two week extension only

President Donald Trump signed a two-week stopgap spending bill on Friday 7 December to avoid a government shutdown, effectively giving a short-term extension to the EB-5 Regional Center Program only until 21 December. This was done largely to allow Congress more time to handle matters after the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. The […]