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ETIAS Impacts on CBI programs and Golden Visas

16 September 2021

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • caribbean investment
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • dominica program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
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  • Greece Program
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  • The Middle East
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ETIAS Impacts on CBI programs and Golden Visas

By the end of 2022, individuals from certain countries will need to successfully apply for an ETIAS visa waiver in order to enter the Schengen area.

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Good News, Bad News: EB5 Regional Center Program

15 September 2021

  • Joe Biden & Immigration
  • Re-entry
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
  • USCIS
Good News, Bad News: EB5 Regional Center Program

Statutory authorization for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program lapsed on June 30, 2021. It is up to Congress to reauthorize it now.

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USCIS stretches Evidence of Status for Form I-829

14 September 2021

  • Joe Biden & Immigration
  • Re-entry
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
  • USCIS
USCIS stretches Evidence of Status for Form I-829

Effective September 4, 2021, USCIS is extending the time that I-797 receipt notice for Form I-829 can be used to show evidence of status to 24 months.

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Jordan Citizenship and Second Passport changes

13 September 2021

  • Immigration to Jordan
  • Jordan
  • Jordan Citizenship by Investment Program
  • Middle East
  • Middle East Nationals
  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan Citizenship and Second Passport changes

Jordan changed the conditions for Jordanian citizenship and residency, in a step-through through which the country aims to attract foreign investment.

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What do you know about the UAE real estate visa?

8 September 2021

  • Dubai
  • UAE
  • UAE entry permit
  • UAE golden visa
  • UAE ICA
  • United Arab Emirates
What do you know about the UAE real estate visa?

The UAE has always been the most incredible place for investors who choose mainly Dubai to make a home for their families and businesses.

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Hungary Permanent Residence Card Renewal

7 September 2021

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Permanent Residency
  • Hungarian Residency Bond Program
  • Hungary Golden Visa
  • Hungary Permanent Residency
  • hungary program
  • Immigration to Hungary
  • Schengen Region
Hungary Permanent Residence Card Renewal

For the Hungarian residency through investment renewal, you will have to obtain the same documents as for the primary application.

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More Iraqis and Syrians buy the second passport

5 September 2021

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • caribbean investment
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • Dominica CIP
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • The Middle East
  • Visa-Free Travel
More Iraqis and Syrians buy the second passport

Citizenship by investment programs (Second passport programs) offer the chance to lawfully acquired a new passport rapidly and straightforward.

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Greece Golden Visa Program: The Ultimate Guide

2 September 2021

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Greece PR
  • Greece Program
  • Greece Residency by Investment
  • Greek Golden Visa
  • Visa-Free Travel
Greece Golden Visa Program: The Ultimate Guide

More than ever international investors are looking to Greece to invest and gain Greece Residency (Golden Visa) and Citizenship by Investment.

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Investors turn to Portugal golden visa program

31 August 2021

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
Investors turn to Portugal golden visa program

A steady economy, access to world-class education, affordability; are just a few reasons why investors are turning their attention to Portugal.

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UK Sole Representative Visa - UK Business Visa

29 August 2021

  • brexit
  • Immigration to UK
  • Permanent Residency through Investment in the United Kingdom
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • UK Economy
  • UK Global Talent visa
  • UK Innovator visa
  • UK Investor Visa Application
  • UK Permanent Residence
  • uk program
  • UK Start-up visa
  • United Kingdom
UK Sole Representative Visa - UK Business Visa

UK's Sole Representative Visa facilitates small and medium enterprises from other countries to quickly expand to the UK with little investment.

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Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program 2021

25 August 2021

  • caribbean investment
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Dominica CIP
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • The Middle East
  • Visa-Free Travel
Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program 2021

The Commonwealth of Dominica has come out on top once again in the ranking for best Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program for the year 2021.

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Afghans and Turkish citizenship by investment

24 August 2021

  • Turkey
  • Turkey &Erdogan
  • Turkey CIP
  • Turkey Citizenship by investment
  • Turkey program
  • Turkey second passport
Afghans and Turkish citizenship by investment

A study shows that Afghans are now buying more and more homes in order to acquire Turkish citizenship or residence permits by investment.

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St Kitts CIP Ranked as Best by 2021 CBI Index

22 August 2021

  • caribbean investment
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)
  • The Middle East
St Kitts CIP Ranked as Best by 2021 CBI Index

An annual report has ranked the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis' Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program as the world's best.

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FY2021 Q1 EB-5 Visa Performance Data Updates

3 May 2021

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Facts
  • Joe Biden & Immigration
  • Re-entry permit.
  • regional centers
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  • USA Green Card
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  • USCIS
FY2021 Q1 EB-5 Visa Performance Data Updates

The USCIS Immigration Data page released performance reports for FY2021 Q1(October to December 2020), with data for EB-5 visa form receipts and adjudications.

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St Kitts CIP in Top 10 for Applicants Approvals

2 May 2021

  • caribbean investment
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)
  • The Middle East
St Kitts CIP in Top 10 for Applicants Approvals

New data shows that the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis CIP is in the top 10 for its number of approvals in the last seven years.

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Real estate CBI program in Grenada

30 April 2021

  • caribbean investment
  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • E2 Visa
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Citizenship and Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • Grenada second passport
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Real estate CBI program in Grenada

Grenada came up with its CBI program in 2013 to transform into a global investment hub. And the program has delivered good results over the years.

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What is the future of the EB-5 investor visa?

27 April 2021

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Facts
  • Joe Biden & Immigration
  • Re-entry Permit
  • regional centers
  • The Middle East
  • Travel Document
  • US EB-5 Requirements
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • USA Green Card
  • USA Investment
  • usa program
  • USCIS
What is the future of the EB-5 investor visa?

While there are questions about the future of the U.S. EB-5 visa investor program, it has brought in billions of dollars & created thousands of jobs.

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European Union golden visas - Comparison Table

26 April 2021

  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Greece Golden Visa
  • Greece Program
  • Malta Residence Visa Program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • MRVP
  • Portugal Golden Visa
  • portugal program
  • Schengen visa
  • Spain Golden Visa
  • spain program
European Union golden visas - Comparison Table

This table covers all the countries and all the legal programs where EU Golden visa can be obtained in a short period of time (from 2 to 8 months).

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The Complete Guide: Canada's Startup Visa (SUV)

25 April 2021

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Canada Start-Up Visa
  • Immigration to Canada
The Complete Guide: Canada's Startup Visa (SUV)

Canada startup visa (SUV) application process will be fast-tracked. Canada Entrepreneur Visa provides permanent resident status, which leads to citizenship.

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Top EU Golden Visa Programs 2021

24 April 2021

  • Cyprus Golden Visa
  • EU Golden Visas
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Greece Golden Visa
  • Greece Program
  • Malta CBI
  • Malta IIP
  • Malta Residence Visa Program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • MRVP
  • Portugal Golden Visa
  • portugal program
  • Schengen visa
  • Spain Golden Visa
  • spain program
Top EU Golden Visa Programs 2021

A selection of top golden visa investor programs in Europe. Portugal From €280,000.Cyprus €300,000. Spain From €500,000.Greece From €250,000 & Malta €280,000.

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A guide on how to start a business in the UK

22 April 2021

  • brexit
  • Immigration to UK
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • UK Economy
  • UK Global Talent visa
  • UK Innovator visa
  • UK Investor Visa Application
  • UK Permanent Residence
  • uk program
  • UK Start-up visa
  • United Kingdom
A guide on how to start a business in the UK

The United Kingdom (UK) is often seen as an attractive place to start a business, here’s our guide on how to start a business in UK as a foreigner.(

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Turkish Citizenship-Most Important Updates 2021

20 April 2021

  • Second Passport
  • Turkey
  • Turkey & Erdogan
  • Turkey CIP
  • Turkey Citizenship by investment
  • Turkey program
  • Turkey second passport
Turkish Citizenship-Most Important Updates 2021

In March 2021 changes were made to Regulation No.2019/5 on the implementation of Turkey citizenship by investment through purchase of a property.

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Grenada Citizenship by Investment hits high spot

19 April 2021

  • caribbean investment
  • E2 Visa
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Citizenship and Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • Grenada second passport
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Grenada Citizenship by Investment hits high spot

Grenada has shown increase in its Citizenship by Investment program. Despite Covid-19, Grenada Citizenship by Investment program comes to a head.

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Greece mulls its golden visa program overhaul

18 April 2021

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Greece PR
  • Greece Program
  • Greece Residency by Investment
  • Greek Golden Visa
  • Visa-Free Travel
Greece mulls its golden visa program overhaul

Greece is studying a series of changes to its golden visa program as the program came to a near halt due to the pandemic.

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World’s Best Investment Migration Programs

17 April 2021

  • EU Golden Visas
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • MRVP
  • portugal program
World’s Best Investment Migration Programs

Citizens who have higher monthly income can gain the right to reside or even citizenship in some of the most famous world countries by investing an amount of money.

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Cyprus Permanent Residence Permit (Fast Track)

15 April 2021

  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
Cyprus Permanent Residence Permit  (Fast Track)

The Minister of Interior of Cyprus, revised the existing framework relating to the Cyprus fast track Permanent Residence Permit program.

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UAE entry permit for golden visa applicants

8 April 2021

  • Dubai
  • UAE
  • UAE entry permit
  • UAE golden visa
  • UAE ICA
  • United Arab Emirates
UAE entry permit for golden visa applicants

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (ICA) has announced a special six-month entry permit, to assist people who would like to obtain a golden residence visa.

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Quebec Entrepreneur Program changes 2021

7 April 2021

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Quebec Entrepreneur Program
  • Quebec Entrepreneur stream 1
  • Quebec Entrepreneur stream 2
Quebec Entrepreneur Program changes 2021

Stream 2 of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program will no longer require candidates to provide start-up and security deposits, Quebec has confirmed.

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Quebec Investor Program will be paused till 2023

2 April 2021

  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • qiip
  • QIIP Application
  • QIIP Net Worth
  • QIIP Processing
  • QIIP Requirements
  • quebec entrepreneur
Quebec Investor Program will be paused till 2023

The Quebec government has announced, That the suspension of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) has been extended until April 1, 2023.

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Antigua & Barbuda CIP down but not out just yet

31 March 2021

  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Barbuda Real Estate
  • CBI
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • CIP
  • Citizenship by investment
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • VisaFree Travel
Antigua & Barbuda CIP down but not out just yet

Antigua & Barbuda is one of the most popular destinations. A lot of celebrities are attracted to Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program.

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Judge on course to Block Trump-era EB-5 Program Changes

30 March 2021

  • EB-5 Facts
  • Joe Biden & Immigration
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
  • USCIS
Judge on course to Block Trump-era EB-5 Program Changes

A federal judge may block Trump-era changes to the EB-5 immigrant investor program based on the alleged illegitimate appointments of former DHS officials.

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Why Second Citizenship Is Becoming a Popular Option in 2021

25 March 2021

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • austria program
  • CBI
  • CIP
  • cyprus program
  • dominica program
  • EU Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • malta program
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
Why Second Citizenship Is Becoming a Popular Option in 2021

A second passport is a great advantage to have, and it comes as no surprise that elite investors are ready to shell out hefty sums for one these days. It works well if you want to see the world, explore international business opportunities, or simply want to settle down in a splendid location after retirement. Whatever your reasons to get second citizenship may be, the effort and expense are worthwhile considering the benefits and opportunities it can open for you

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Montenegro suspends the citizenship by investment program starting from 2022

23 March 2021

  • CIP
  • Citizenship by investment
  • EU
  • eu immigration
  • EU Permanent Residency
  • Immigration
  • Montenegro
  • Travel Freedom
Montenegro suspends the citizenship by investment program starting from 2022

The Montenegro Government during has announced that the citizenship by investment program (Montenegro CIP) will not be extended following its expiration of 3-year duration until December 31th, 2021.

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Dubai immigration services firm closed over UAE citizenship violations

18 March 2021

  • Dubai
  • Immigration Consultant in Jordan
  • Immigration Consultants in Amman
  • Immigration Fraud
  • UAE
  • United Arab Emirates
Dubai immigration services firm closed over UAE citizenship violations

Unnamed company found to have received citizenship applications after recent law changes without being authorized to do so. A Dubai-based immigration services firm has been closed down by authorities after misleading investors keen to obtain United Arab Emirates (UAE) citizenship

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Re-entry Permit Guide for EB-5 green card holder

16 March 2021

  • Joe Biden & Immigration
  • Re-entry Permit
  • regional centers
  • Travel Document
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
  • USCIS
Re-entry Permit Guide for EB-5 green card holder

As a green card holder, you have to keep in mind that you may lose your green card if you remain outside the U.S. for an extended period of time (1 year or more) or even if you remain outside the U.S. for less than 1 year but the officer believes that you did not intend to make the U.S. your permanent residence.

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Portugal’s golden visa – changes coming to effect January 2022

11 March 2021

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
Portugal’s golden visa – changes coming to effect January 2022

The government has extended the deadline of amendments, initially set for July 2021, which were due to make some changes to the qualifying criteria for the golden visa the residence in Portugal through investment, to 1 January 2022

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China powers up Portugal golden visa program

4 March 2021

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
China powers up Portugal golden visa program

In a jaw-dropping development, Portugal real estate market shows 12 per cent rise in 2020 despite 7.6 percent economic contraction in the country due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Cyprus will not replace its Citizenship by investment program

3 March 2021

  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
Cyprus will not replace its Citizenship by investment program

The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has said that Cyprus will not be replacing its citizenship by investment program – but other incentives would be offered for investment.

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Malta New residence and visa program to be introduced Soon

24 February 2021

  • EU Passport
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Malta IIP
  • Malta Residency and Visa Program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • MRVP
Malta New residence and visa program to be introduced Soon

A new residence and visa program which will be introduced in the coming months is aimed at attracting more investors to Malta while maintaining current high due diligence standards, Parliamentary Secretary Alex Muscat told parliament on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021.

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Drop in Form I-526 Filings Could Work to Investor’s Advantage

21 February 2021

  • Joe Biden & Immigration
  • regional centers
  • US EB-5 Requirements
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
  • USCIS
Drop in Form I-526 Filings Could Work to Investor’s Advantage

USCIS - recently released quarterly statistics for the fourth quarter(Q4) of fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Form I-526. While filings are slightly up from last quarter, the data shows that per-quarter filings are still extraordinarily lower than recent years.

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Americans can obtain St Kitts citizenship in 60 days under CBI

14 February 2021

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • The Middle East
Americans can obtain St Kitts citizenship in 60 days under CBI

CEO Les Khan stated that Americans can now obtain citizenship within 60 days without paying an extra amount for the Accelerated Application Process. Les Khan- CEO of Citizenship by Investment Unit of St Kitts and Nevis, stated that under an exclusive plan, current citizens of the United States of America can obtain second citizenship from Caribbean paradise in just 60 days.

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EB-5 Extension Expected Through December 21,2018

6 December 2018

  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Facts
  • regional centers
  • The Middle East
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • USA Investment
  • usa program
EB-5 Extension Expected Through December 21,2018

On December 3, 2018 House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen introduced H.J. Res 143 – FY 2019 Continuing Resolution Through December 21, 2018 to extend government programs for the fiscal year until December 21, 2018.

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(EB-5) Regional Center Program Extended Through December 7th

1 October 2018

  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Facts
  • regional centers
  • The Middle East
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • USA Investment
  • usa program
(EB-5) Regional Center Program Extended Through December 7th

The (EB-5) program, which was set to expire on September 30, 2018 has been extended again until the beginning of December (after midterm elections) . On Friday September 28, 2018 President Trump signed a spending package that includes a short-term continuing resolution (CR) extending the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 7, 2018.

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Tired of UK and Schengen visa procedure ?

6 August 2018

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • austria program
  • canada program
  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • dominica program
  • Greece Residency by Investment
  • Grenada Program
  • Malta Residence and Visa Program
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • qiip
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Schengen Region
  • Spanish Golden Visa Program
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa
Tired of UK and Schengen visa procedure ?

Many business people,senior managers,entrepreneurs,students and families are tired of applying for United Kingdom (UK) or Schengen visas and sick of waiting in long lines at visa application centers or being interrogated like a criminal in front of visa unit,while some may quit and modify their travel itineraries to other countries. But such ordeal may come to an end through buying a residency and / or citizenship (passport) in another country by investing in a property or government fund.

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St Kitts-Nevis PM:Over 16,000 CBI passports now issued !

2 August 2018

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • The Middle East
St Kitts-Nevis PM:Over 16,000 CBI passports now issued !

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — There are more competitors in the market, offering their own version of the citizenship by investment (CBI) program pioneered by St Kitts and Nevis, but Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris at a recent press conference announced that the Federation has approved more than 4,000 new applicants over the past three years, bringing the total to over 16,000.

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What you need to know about Canada's new biometrics rules ?

1 August 2018

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
What you need to know about Canada's new biometrics rules ?

Effective 31 July 2018 , all nationals from countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East are required to provide biometrics (fingerprints and a photo) if they are applying for a Canadian visitor visa, a work or study permit, or permanent residence. Accurately establishing identity is an important part of immigration decisions and helps keep Canadians safe.

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Montenegro : The land of fairy tales offers citizenship by investment

30 July 2018

  • #CIP
  • #Citizenship by investment
  • #EU immigration
  • #EU Permanent Residency
  • #Travel Freedom
  • Montenegro
Montenegro : The land of fairy tales offers citizenship  by investment

On July 26th 2018, Montenegro tweeted that "Montenegrin Cabinet adopted the Information on the program for acquiring Montenegro citizenship by admission on the basis of a special investment program." Montenegro, who joined the NATO in 2017, wants to stimulate its economy by offering citizenship by investment program through investments in real estate in one of the government’s development projects.

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Tick Tok : Last Chance for the (EB-5) immigrant investor program !

29 July 2018

  • regional centers
  • The Middle East
  • US EB-5 Requirements
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Tick Tok : Last Chance for the (EB-5) immigrant investor program !

After multiple extensions, the EB-5 visa program is set to expire on September 30th, 2018. If you can complete preparations for your EB-5 investment in the next 60 days, you have a reasonable chance of getting the I-526 petition filed before any changes take effect. Now is the time to do so under the current rules.

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Access denied: Canada's refusal rate for visitor visas soars !

26 July 2018

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
Access denied: Canada's refusal rate for visitor visas soars !

According to a new report by Globe and Mail newspaper , Canada refused more than a 25% of all visitor visa (Temporary Resident Visa - TRV) applications in 2017 — and 30% in the first three months of 2018 . The report is based on data obtained by the Globe and Mail from (IRCC) that show both the number of Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) applications for purposes including tourism, school, business, conferences and family visits — and the number of refusals — increasing significantly since 2012.

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Re-entry Permit for (EB-5) green card holder

25 July 2018

  • regional centers
  • The Middle East
  • US EB-5 Requirements
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Re-entry Permit for (EB-5) green card holder

As an EB-5 permanent resident, when you get a green card, you are affirming that you wish to permanently reside in the United States (U.S.). Thus, it is advisable to stay in the U.S. as long as and for as many days as you are able. However, many EB-5 permanent residents may need to spend most of the time back in their home country for business purposes. In this situation, you must obtain a re-entry permit before you leave U.S.

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Egypt offers second citizenship and passport for US$ 392,000

24 July 2018

  • EU Golden Visas
  • The Middle East
 Egypt offers second citizenship and passport for US$ 392,000

Egypt is offering citizenship by investment to investors who make a deposit of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds (US$ 392,000) or the equivalent in foreign currency and then hand it over to the Treasury after five years. The cabinet approved amendments to the citizenship law for a vote in parliament in 2016, but it was amended further in 2017 before being brought before the house in 2018.

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Citizenship By Investment : Where to buy a Passport (Best/Cheapest) ?

23 July 2018

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • austria program
  • cyprus program
  • dominica program
  • EU Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • malta program
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
Citizenship By Investment : Where to buy a Passport (Best/Cheapest) ?

According to a new report by Bloomberg, High net worth individuals are shelling out as much as US$23 million for citizenship in another country. Bloomberg Agency compiled an assessment of countries that allow foreigners to obtain second citizenship (second passport ) for a certain amount of money.

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Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will reopen on September 10th, 2018 to March 15th, 2019

22 July 2018

  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • qiip
  • QIIP Application
  • QIIP Net Worth
  • QIIP Processing
  • QIIP Requirements
  • quebec entrepreneur
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will reopen on September 10th, 2018 to March 15th, 2019

Quebec has released official updates to its Immigrant Investor Program in the Gazette officielle. The Québec immigrant investor program (QIIP) will reopen on Monday September 10 , 2018 and Until Friday March 15th , 2019 .

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France's World Cup win is a victory for immigrants everywhere

16 July 2018

  • Caribbean Citizenship
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Permanent Residency
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
France's World Cup win is a victory for immigrants everywhere

The success of the French team is particularly noteworthy because of the way in which anti-immigrant sentiment, especially against immigrants of African roots, has roiled French society over the past two decades.

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Trump's travel ban : what does the supreme court ruling mean to (EB-5) investors ?

3 July 2018

  • Donald Trump & EB-5 Program
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Trump's travel ban : what does the supreme court ruling mean to (EB-5) investors ?

This blog serves as an update regarding the current state of the Trump Administration’s travel ban for foreign citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Yemen and North Korea, and how it may affect their immigration case processing.

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Cyprus citizenship by investment (CBI) updates: A limit of 700 applicants annually and more!

24 May 2018

  • Cyprus (EU) Citizenship
  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • cyprus program
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • eu immigration
  • EU Passport
  • EU Real Estate
Cyprus citizenship by investment (CBI) updates: A limit of 700 applicants annually and more!

The Citizenship by Investment (CBI) industry has seen a number of dramatic changes to investment migration and citizenship programs during the year 2017 and 2018 On May 21 2018,the council of Cyprus ministers approved some changes to the citizenship-through-investment program,which has already attracted over €4.8 billion of direct investment into the Cypriot economy — up until 2016."The Cyprus government has tightened vetting procedures in a program that grants Cypriot citizenship to investors"

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A Comparison of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program vs. the U.S. EB-5 Program

21 May 2018

  • canada program
  • Canada vs. USA
  • QIIP Requirements
  • QIIP vs. USA EB-5
  • US EB-5 Requirements
  • USA Investment
  • usa program
A Comparison of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program  vs. the U.S. EB-5 Program

The investor’s program is designed for business people to invest in a country’s economy and contribute to its growth while receiving the temporary and/or permanent resident Visa. The US and Canada both have immigrant investor programs that lead to permanent residency. The two most popular are the U.S. EB-5 program and the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP).

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Five EU Permanent residency (Golden Visa ) programs compared

17 May 2018

  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Greece Program
  • Malta Residence and Visa Program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • Spanish Golden Visa Program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Five EU Permanent residency (Golden Visa ) programs compared

Many European countries have introduced a “Golden Visa” program, offering permanent residency in exchange for real estate investments . The Golden Visas are intended to be a magnet for foreign investments and arouse the property market and economy. The Golden Visas programs primarily target Middle Eastern , Chinese and Russian investors, and also investors from South Africa , Brazil , Turkey and Vietnam.

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Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program : Important Changes

15 May 2018

  • Age of Dependents
  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Barbuda Real Estate
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Middle East
  • Visa-Free Travel
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program : Important Changes

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda approved some important changes to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program is a tempting opportunity to second citizenship and passport as well as widens visa-free horizons.

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St. Kitts finishing up preparations for 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit May 16-18

10 May 2018

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • caribbean investment
  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Citizenship by Investment (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
St. Kitts finishing up preparations for 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit May 16-18

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is putting finishing touches on preparations for this month’s highly anticipated 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort May 16-18. The summit is expected to draw more than 250 attendees, including heads of government and heads of citizenship by investment units from Caribbean countries with Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs), namely Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and host country St. Kitts and Nevis.

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Freedom and Flexibility with Dominica Second Passport

6 May 2018

  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Freedom and Flexibility with Dominica Second Passport

Dominica (pronounced “Dom-in-EE-ka”) is an island of volcanic origin located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. It is a country on the rise as far as tourism is concerned. It is 29 miles long and 16 miles at it’s widest. The formal name Commonwealth of Dominica is often used to distinguish it from the Dominican Republic. Dominica is packed with a variety of climates and landscapes, which means there are plenty of places to visit.

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Cost of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship reduced through purchase of real estate

2 May 2018

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Barbuda Real Estate
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Cost of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship reduced through purchase of real estate

In the coming weeks Antigua and Barbuda government will be reducing their investment cost for the real estate option by 50%. This will make Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) not only one of the best within the Caribbean countries in terms of quality, but it will also make it the most competitive program in the Caribbean.

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Immigration to USA : Practice Pointer Completing and Submitting Form (DS-5535)

2 April 2018

  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Immigration to USA : Practice Pointer Completing and Submitting Form (DS-5535)

Form DS-5535, "Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants," is a new Department of State (DOS) form requesting extensive personal information for visa applicants, including address history, family information, employment history, and social media history. The form requests user names and handles for all social media platforms the applicant has used in the last 5 years "as part of a public profile."

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New investment options for the St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program

29 March 2018

  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)
  • The Middle East
New investment options for the St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program

The world's first citizenship by investment program in St Kitts and Nevis has launched a new fund to boost investment in the prospering Caribbean nation. The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced that a new program called the Sustainable Growth Fund will be launched as a successor to the Hurricane Relief Investment Fund at the end of March 2018.

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Canada immigration : Significant Changes To The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

29 March 2018

  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • qiip
  • QIIP Application
  • QIIP Net Worth
  • QIIP Processing
  • QIIP Requirements
  • quebec entrepreneur
Canada immigration : Significant Changes To The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

The province of Quebec has a number of business immigration programs, some which allow candidates to pursue Canadian permanent residence (Canadian PR) and some which allow candidate to apply for temporary residence in Canada ( TRV) . The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, or (QIIP), is the only passive investment program offered by a Canadian province that can result in a Canadian permanent resident visa (Canadian PR) .

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U.S.'s (EB-5) Program Gets Six-Month Extension to September 30, 2018

25 March 2018

  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Facts
  • regional centers
  • The Middle East
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • USA Investment
  • usa program
U.S.'s (EB-5) Program Gets Six-Month Extension to September 30, 2018

The U.S. Congress passed a spending bill early Friday March 23 , 2018 that will extend for another six months the controversial EB-5 immigration visa program which gives foreigners a path to U.S. Green Card and citizenship in exchange for a minimum investment of USD 500,000 in a job-creating project. Having said that, we are pleased to announce that the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has been extended to September 30, 2018, with the minimum required investment amount remaining at USD 500,000.

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Canada suspends farm management stream of the Self-Employed Person Program as of March 10 , 2018

13 March 2018

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Federal Immigrant Investor Program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
  • quebec self-employed
Canada suspends farm management stream of the Self-Employed Person Program as of March 10 , 2018

The Federal government won't accept any Farm Management Stream Self-Employed applications, Canada’s immigration authorities posted on Saturday March 10th , 2018 . However, feedback from visa officers indicates that this is a tough class to succeed in. You must have significant experience in farming and demonstrate that you have the skills to succeed in supporting yourself and your family through farming in Canada.

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New Nova Scotia (EOI) draw invites 24 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency(PR)

7 March 2018

  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Canadian Provinces
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Entrepreneur
New Nova Scotia (EOI) draw invites 24 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency(PR)

Nova Scotia conducted a new draw under its Expression of Interest system, including 22 invitations issued through its new Express Entry Pathway. Nova Scotia’s entrepreneur stream said it issued 22 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to Express Entry candidates . The lowest-ranked Express Entry candidate invited had a ranking score under Nova Scotia’s Entrepreneur stream Expression of Interest (EOI) system of 100.

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20 application have been received under Jordan residency and (CIP) as of March 4 2018

5 March 2018

  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Immigration to Jordan
  • Jordan
  • Jordan Citizenship by Investment Program
  • Jordan Investment Commission
  • King Abdullah
  • Middle East
  • Middle East Nationals
  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
20 application have been received under Jordan residency and (CIP)  as of March 4 2018

The (JIC) announced that During the first seven days (February 26th – March 4th of 2018) , Jordan Citizenship ( Nationality) and Permanent Residency (PR) by investment program has received 20 applications Minister of State for Investment Affairs and JIC Chairman said that "Only one of these applications received the preliminary approval and we are receiving inquiries on a daily basis for further clarification of the new instructions".

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Why MENA investors should consider Portugal Golden Visa (Residence) Program

1 March 2018

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
Why MENA investors should consider Portugal Golden Visa (Residence) Program

Portugal attracts a lot of foreign investors from all over the world through “the Golden Visa” program; it’s a country where you and your family can enjoy the pleasant warm Mediterranean climate, with the lowest living costs and high standard of living. Large number of investors from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are queuing up to put their money into real estate through the Portugal Golden visa that comes with assured migration and faster acquisition of the EU Residency.

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Becoming a Citizen of Jordan - Jordan Citizenship by Investment program

28 February 2018

  • Immigration to Jordan
  • Jordan
  • Jordan Citizenship by Investment Program
  • Jordan Investment Commission
  • King Abdullah
  • Middle East
  • Middle East Nationals
  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Becoming a Citizen of Jordan - Jordan Citizenship by Investment program

On February 26th,2018 , the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) announced that the commission has begun receiving investors applications for citizenship and permanent residency. Highly skilled staff at the JIC were trained to handle the process and receive the applications of investors who wish to obtain a Citizenship (nationality) or a permanent residency (PR) , minister of state for investment affairs and chairman of the investment commission Muhannad Shehadeh said.

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The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) Entrepreneurial Stream

26 February 2018

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • new brunswick
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) Entrepreneurial Stream

The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) Entrepreneurial Stream is an economic immigration program for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to establish, operate and actively manage a business while living and settling in New Brunswick permanently. The new (NBPNP) was launched in the summer of 2017.

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"Canada lowers fee for minors to apply Canadian citizenship"

22 February 2018

  • Age of Dependents
  • Bill C-6
  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
  • Second Passport
"Canada lowers fee for minors to apply Canadian citizenship"

The processing fee for citizenship applications for minors who are applying for Canadian Citizenship under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act has been reduced by the Government of Canada from CAD530 to CAD100.The significant change in the fee will be equivalent to the processing fee paid by minors who have a Canadian citizen or parent applying along with them.

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Final Call:St Kitts & Nevis Say Last Opportunity to Invest in Platinum Standard Citizenship at (HRF)

21 February 2018

  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • The Middle East
Final Call:St Kitts & Nevis Say Last Opportunity to Invest in Platinum Standard Citizenship at (HRF)

On February 19th 2018 , the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program has released a final reminder to those interested in investing in second citizenship under the temporarily reduced investment module – the Hurricane Relief Fund – (HRF) scheduled to end on 30 March 2018. Established after a challenging hurricane season, the Hurricane Relief Fund has been a popular temporary option for prospective citizens around the world.

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Highlights of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Citizenship By Investment Program (CIP)

20 February 2018

  • Immigration to Jordan
  • Jordan
  • Jordan Citizenship by Investment Program
  • Jordan Investment Commission
  • King Abdullah
  • Middle East
  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Highlights of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Citizenship By Investment Program (CIP)

On Monday February 19th , 2018 , Jordan announced a Citizenship By Investment Program . High-net-worth individuals can now become Jordanian citizens ! This move by the government is to encourage investment in the kingdom.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis reduces (CIP) processing fees for Real Estate

13 February 2018

  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • SIDF Investment
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • The Middle East
Saint Kitts and Nevis reduces (CIP) processing fees for Real Estate

On February 12th 2018 , Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) announced that it would cut down the processing fees for its citizenship by investment program. Saint Kitts and Nevis is now becoming the first Caribbean program – in as many months – to enhance its competitive position in 2018 .

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EB-5 US Investor Program and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : Official Statistics Reveal !

13 February 2018

  • EB-5 Facts
  • regional centers
  • The Middle East
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • USA Investment
  • usa program
EB-5 US Investor Program and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : Official Statistics Reveal !

With the elevated uncertainty in the MENA, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report for Immigrant Visas Issued and Adjustments of Status for fiscal Year is reporting an increasing interest in immigration to the US through the EB-5 program. The report reveals some outstanding shifts taking place in the EB-5 market.

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WHAT IS CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT?

12 February 2018

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • cyprus program
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • malta program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
WHAT IS CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT?

Citizenship by Investment is an exclusive fast-track route offered by several countries, which enables the applicant along with his / her family to get a passport and citizenship of a country if he/ she makes an investment or donation to this country’s economy.

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Congress Approves Short-Term EB-5 Extension

8 February 2018

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • Second Passport
  • The Middle East
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Congress Approves Short-Term EB-5 Extension

On Tuesday February 6th 2018, by a vote of 245-182, the House approved its version of the fifth Continuing Resolution (5th CR), funding government operations and extending government programs, such as EB-5 program, until March 23 2018 . The bill now proceeds to the Senate for further consideration.

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Antigua and Barbuda signs visa-free deal with Ukraine

7 February 2018

  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Direct Citizenship
  • Fast-Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Antigua and Barbuda signs visa-free deal with Ukraine

Antigua and Barbuda has signed a visa-free agreement with Ukraine on Monday February 5th 2018. The agreement was signed by the Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the U.S. Ronald Sanders and the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valery Chaly.

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Greece Golden Visa & Residence Permit by Investment in 2017

5 February 2018

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Greece Program
  • Greece Residency by Investment
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Visa-Free Travel
Greece Golden Visa & Residence Permit by Investment in 2017

The Golden visa program in Greece was launched five years ago, currently the popularity of the program soaring, amid new wave of investor interest. Launched in July 2013 the Greek golden visa program grants a five year residency visa in return for an investment in real estate. There is no minimum stay requirement and dependents up to the age of 21 are included in the family application. The visa is granted for five years and renewed every five years if the property investment is retained.

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Processing Time Statistics &Trends for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through Nov. 30, 2017

4 February 2018

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Processing Time Statistics &Trends for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through Nov. 30, 2017

EB-5 immigrant investor program is a United States immigration program that offers citizens of other countries the opportunity to seek permanent U.S. residency through job creation in the U.S. For investments in areas other than “targeted employment areas,” the minimum amount of investment is US$1 million. Investments in “targeted employment areas,” which include most regional center projects, can qualify with a minimum of US$500,000.

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Limited Time Offer : St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program

1 February 2018

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF)
  • Limited Time Offer
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • SIDF Investment
  • St Kitts & Nevis Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • The Middle East
Limited Time Offer : St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program

St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program has been available since 1984 through the oldest, most reliable and successful Citizenship by Investment Program within the Caribbean region. The St Kitts & Nevis Government announced, on 23 September 2017, that as part of the St Kitts & Nevis Economic Citizenship Program, a payment can now be made to the Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) to gain a St Kitts & Nevis passport. This program currently runs until March 2018.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN AND (EB-5)

31 January 2018

  • Donald Trump & EB-5 Program
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN AND (EB-5)

The updated information doesn’t have any specific affects pertaining to the EB-5 visa program, unless the applicant is from the countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen . However, the travel ban’s increased scrutiny on foreign nationals still remains. EB-5 applicants can still expect further questioning and may also need to hand over their social media account information before given the chance of approval for their EB-5 visa.

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EU tax haven blacklist: Finance ministers remove eight countries, including Grenada

28 January 2018

  • EU Real Estate
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
EU tax haven blacklist: Finance ministers remove eight countries, including Grenada

European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to remove eight jurisdictions, from the bloc’s blacklist of tax havens, one month after the list was set up. The decision prompted an outcry from lawmakers and activists. Barbados, Grenada, South Korea, Macao, Mongolia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates joined Panama as jurisdictions delisted “following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns,” according to a statement from the ministers.

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Congress Passes Another Continuing Resolution After 3 Day Shutdown (EB-5) Extended to Feb. 8th 2018

23 January 2018

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Congress Passes Another Continuing Resolution After 3 Day Shutdown (EB-5) Extended to Feb. 8th 2018

By a vote of 266-150 on January 22th 2018 (three days after the previous extension deadline of midnight on January 19th ), the House passed the Senate amendment, extending Continuing Appropriations for government services and programs to February 8th 2018. The bill now goes to the president who is expected to sign it into law.

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USA (EB-5) Immigrant Investor Program: Extension Resolution

18 January 2018

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
USA (EB-5) Immigrant Investor Program: Extension Resolution

The (EB-5) Regional Center Program is set to expire on January 19, 2018. There has recently been proposed legislation to extend the EB-5 Program to February 16th 2018 . We will provide an update as soon as the CR has passed and been signed.

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Is Second citizenship on your agenda for 2018? Why not make it part of your New Year's resolution!

27 December 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Is Second citizenship on your agenda for 2018? Why not make it part of your New Year's resolution!

Caribbean CBI programs fall into the group of direct economic citizenship programs which entitle eligible investors and their qualifying spouse and/or dependents to citizenship of the host country upon making a qualifying investment under that particular programs. Depending on the programs, a qualifying investment could be a financial contribution of at least a certain amount to a special fund, the acquisition of real estate of a minimum value or the purchase of government bonds in some cases.

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Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill - Extends EB-5 Through January 19, 2018

24 December 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill - Extends EB-5 Through January 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the (EB-5) Immigrant Investor Program has been extended, albeit for just a short time, to January 19, 2018 , with the minimum required investment amount remaining at $500,000. Both the House and Senate passed a stopgap spending bill which will avert a government shutdown through January 19, 2018.

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2016/2017 Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP ) Statistics

21 December 2017

  • Direct Citizenship
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment
  • Malta IIP
  • malta program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
2016/2017 Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP ) Statistics

The Office of the Regulator for the Individual Investor Program released its fourth annual report enclosing a selection of statistical data related to Malta’s citizenship by investment program (MIIP) , between July 1st, 2016 and June 30th 2017 . The report reveals that while interest in the program remains strong, the number of applications submitted in the period decreased from the 451 recorded in 2016 to 377 until June 30th 2017.

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What is the Future of the (EB-5) Regional Center Program in 2018 ?

21 December 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
What is the Future of the (EB-5) Regional Center Program in 2018 ?

On December 13, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a Continuing Resolution that would for the short term extend federal funding and maintain current federal operations (currently authorized to December 22) until January 19, 2018. Although the provisions do not state EB-5per se, it is highly possible that EB-5 will hitchhike the CR and get another short extension to next year.

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New Amendments to (PEI PNP) File Submission Method

19 December 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • MPNP-B
  • PEI-PNP
  • Provincial Nominee Program
New Amendments to (PEI PNP) File Submission Method

In the spring of 2011, the Government of Prince Edward Island introduced new streams to the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP) which continue to build on the Program's successful record of attracting business people to immigrate and settle in Prince Edward Island.

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IRCC extends Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada

17 December 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Canada Work Permit (WP)
  • Provincial Nominee Program
IRCC extends Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada

The Government of Canada has once again extended the Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners who are applying for permanent residence. In an update issued Dec. 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the pilot program under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada (SCLPC) Class was being extended until Jan. 31, 2019.

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Short-term Continuing Resolution(EB-5)Extended to December 22nd

10 December 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Short-term Continuing Resolution(EB-5)Extended to December 22nd

As expected on Thursday December 7 , 2017 the Congress voted to extend federal funding and many government programs, including EB-5 program . Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that will leave the EB-5 Regional Center Program operational – and without changes to its provisions – through December 22 , 2017.

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Short Term Expected,EB-5 Programs will be extended until Dec.22 2017

7 December 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Short Term Expected,EB-5 Programs will be extended until Dec.22 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR), to extend current funding for the U.S. government. A Continuing Resolution (CR) has been filed as of last Saturday, December 3, 2017, to serve as a vehicle to extend government operations as well as the EB-5 Regional Center Program, to December 22, 2017. The CR may be voted on Thursday of this week. There is also talk of doing another short-term continuing resolution into January of 2018, b

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Malta’s Individual Investor Program will be"more exclusive"

6 December 2017

  • cyprus program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Passport
  • EU Real Estate
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment
  • malta program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Malta’s Individual Investor Program will be"more exclusive"

 Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP) is one of the two citizenship by Investment programs in the EU. The Malta Individual Investor Program (IIP) offers citizenship in a stable EU Member State tying in a solid investment and a lasting bond with the country. The program allows for the grant of citizenship to qualified foreign individuals and families who make a significant contribution to the economic development of Malta

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Significant Changes Announced for Grenada (CIP)

3 December 2017

  • caribbean investment
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Citizenship and Passport
  • Grenada Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • U.S. E-2 Visa
  • Visa-Free Travel
 Significant Changes Announced for Grenada (CIP)

Grenada is a well-known tropical destination, and its one of the booming citizenship by investment jurisdictions in the Caribbean islands . Citizenship of Grenada can be obtained through a one-time donation to the National Transformation Fund or real estate investment.

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Antigua & Barbuda (CIP) Ranked First in The Region

26 November 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda CIP
  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
Antigua & Barbuda (CIP) Ranked First in The Region

Citizenship by Investment (CBI) has been an important topic among investors , business people , managers and high net-worth individuals (HNW) hailing from the Middle East who ...

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Antigua & Barbuda Raises Age of Dependent Children to 28 Years

21 November 2017

  • Age of Dependents
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Visa-Free Travel
Antigua & Barbuda Raises Age of Dependent Children to 28 Years

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has confirmed it will raise the maximum age of a dependent child who may be included on an Antigua and Barbuda Citiz...

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Important Information for Bulgarian and Romanian Citizens Travelling to Canada

20 November 2017

  • bulgaria program
  • Bulgarian Visa Regulation
  • canada program
  • eTA
Important Information for Bulgarian and Romanian Citizens Travelling to Canada

eTA Canada, Romanian Bulgarian Immigrant Investor Program (BGIIP), Canadian Visa, , electronic travel authorization,  The Department of Immigration, Ref...

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October 31 Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw is Largest Ever

19 November 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • SINP Entrepreneur
October 31 Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw is Largest Ever

The latest draw for Saskatchewan's Entrepreneur stream, an important component of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), is the largest such draw to take place since the stream for more than two years.

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Malta & Cyprus Citizenship Programs Compared

16 November 2017

  • cyprus program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Passport
  • EU Real Estate
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment
  • malta program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Malta & Cyprus Citizenship Programs Compared

Malta and Cyprus are the only two European countries, which have their official citizenship by investment programs running in Europe .  Investors can apply for EU citizenship ...

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Top 10 reasons for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refusals

9 November 2017

  • brexit
  • Immigration to UK
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • UK Economy
  • UK Investor Visa Application
  • UK Permanent Residence
  • uk program
Top 10 reasons for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refusals

The United Kingdom (UK) is the land of opportunities, with many investors and entrepreneurs wishing to come to the UK for many reasons. Due to this, there are several routes of entry. One of the most popular way is by applying for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa.

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5 Caribbean Citizenship By Investment Programs

6 November 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • caribbean investment
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Commonwealth
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
5 Caribbean Citizenship By Investment Programs

A large number of applicants for Caribbean Citizenship By Investment Programs (second citizenship) or second residence programs come from the Middle East . The Middle Eas...

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Citizens of St Kitts & Nevis&Grenada to Enjoy Visa Free Entry to Russia

2 November 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Commonwealth
  • Grenada Citizenship and Passport
  • Grenada Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • The Middle East
Citizens of St Kitts & Nevis&Grenada to Enjoy Visa Free Entry to Russia

On Thursday, September 21, the Russian Federation’s Foreign Minister, H.E. Serguey Lavrov signed bilateral agreements with both the Caribbean island nations on the margins of...

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New Changes to the Dominica (CBIU)- (CBI Fees and Age of Dependents)

31 October 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Dominica CIP
  • Dominica Citizenship
  • Dominica Family Immigration
  • Dominica Passport
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
New Changes to the Dominica (CBIU)- (CBI Fees and Age of Dependents)

The government of Dominica is continuing the make further changes and reductions to enhance its citizenship by investment program competitiveness. This current set of changes are e...

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Canada Increases Age of Dependency in Immigration

26 October 2017

  • Age of Dependents
  • Bill C-6
  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Citizenship Act
  • Canada Citizenship Requirements
  • Canada Family Reunification
  • Canada Family Sponsorship
  • Canada Immigration Reform
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
  • Minister of Immigration
Canada Increases Age of Dependency in Immigration

The Government of Canada has published regulatory changes to increase the maximum age of a dependent child which will allow more families to stay together. This change showcases th...

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Ties betwen Jordan and Antigua & Barbuda set to expand

24 October 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Caribbean
  • diplomatic relations
  • Jordan
  • King Abdullah
  • Middle East
  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Ties betwen Jordan and Antigua & Barbuda set to expand

King Abdullah received on Monday October 23 , 2017 the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne. The two sides discussed ways to boost diplomatic relations and cooperat...

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Cost of Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) reduced to US$100,000

18 October 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Cost of Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) reduced to US$100,000

Following a severe reduction in the volume of applications for Antiguan citizenship by investment program (CIP) under the National Development Fund contribution option (NDF), Prime...

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British Columbia Continues to Invite Candidates at Low Thresholds

15 October 2017

  • BCPNP
  • BCPNP Entrepreneur
  • british columbia
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Canadian Provinces
  • Immigration to Canada
British Columbia Continues to Invite Candidates at Low Thresholds

The trend of low points thresholds in immigration draws conducted by the government of British Columbia remains consistent, as more workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) following the latest draws that took place on September 27 and October 4.

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Manitoba Invites 31 More Candidates to Apply for Business Immigration

9 October 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • LAA
  • Manitoba Security Deposit
  • MPNP-B
  • MPNP-B Deposit Agreement
Manitoba Invites 31 More Candidates to Apply for Business Immigration

• The government of Manitoba issued 31 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) on September 29 under the Manitoba Business Stream (MPNP-B), part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Candidates invited to apply for immigration to Manitoba on this occasion had between 90 and 95 points under the unique MPNP-B points grid.

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Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Residency Requirements

8 October 2017

  • Bill C-6
  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Citizenship Act
  • Canada Citizenship Requirements
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
Government of Canada implements new legislative changes to the Citizenship Residency Requirements

On October 4th , 2017 , the Government of Canada announced that its changes to Canadian citizenship requirements ( Bill C-6 Amendments ) will take effect on Wednesday October 11t...

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Changes to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program

26 September 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF)
  • Limited Time Offer
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • SIDF Investment
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • The Middle East
Changes to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program

Further to the press release : Dated September 23rd 2017 regarding introducing St. Kitts and Nevis Hurricane Relief Investment Option Fund, the (HRF) .

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US extends EB-5 Regional Center program to December 8, 2017

25 September 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
US extends EB-5 Regional Center program to December 8, 2017

The EB-5 Regional Center Program is officially extended until December 8, 2017. The extension was expected after the summer recess due to other congressional priorities.

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Dominica reduces (CIP) processing fees for Real estate

14 September 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Dominica CIP
  • Dominica Citizenship
  • Dominica Family Immigration
  • Dominica Passport
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • saint lucia program
  • Second Passport
Dominica reduces (CIP) processing fees for Real estate

The Government of Dominica has announced significant improvements in its citizenship program through investment in real estate, making the program more competitive due to lower government fees.

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Antigua and Barbuda decreases (CIP) processing Fees

14 September 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
Antigua and Barbuda decreases (CIP) processing Fees

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced significant improvements to their Citizenship by Investment Program which makes the program more competitive. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the country’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) - Charmaine Quinland-Donovan - said the processing fees across all the investment options for the program have been reduced.

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Summer Overview of Provincial Nominee Programs for Canadian Business Immigration

25 July 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • MPNP-B
  • Ontario Entrepreneur Stream
Summer Overview of Provincial Nominee Programs for Canadian Business Immigration

Canada is one of few countries that offer such a wide range of immigration opportunities to individuals and/or families seeking entry as businesspersons, skilled workers, or university graduates. When it comes to immigration to Canada, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) provide tailored streams in popular areas such as Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia, that allow qualified applicants to obtain Canadian permanent residency (PR) or Canadian work permits (WP). This blog

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Post-Brexit Britain is Still Appealing to Global Investors

24 July 2017

  • brexit
  • Immigration to UK
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • uk program
Post-Brexit Britain is Still Appealing to Global Investors

According to the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics (ONS), 2017 had a record-number of Tier 1 Investor Visa Program applicants between January and March of that year. This figure is the highest number of Tier 1 Investor Visa applicants recorded since 2014, stated the ONS report. Even with economic figures on the rise in the UK, you may be wondering, “what makes post-Brexit Britain so appealing to global investors?” The answer to that is simple, and we’ll tell you why.

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Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Calls for Stronger Vetting Processes

23 July 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Calls for Stronger Vetting Processes

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has recently called for stronger vetting processes regarding the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). Browne’s call for more rigorous vetting procedures was made after United States immigration authorities discovered Alexandre Cazes, a notorious cyber criminal, had gained access to an Antigua and Barbuda passport through its popular program.

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Canada Now the Second Most Popular Country

19 July 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • QIIP 2017
  • QIIP Application
Canada Now the Second Most Popular Country

Move over, America: Canada is quickly becoming the destination of choice for wealthy Chinese investors due to the country’s high-quality lifestyle and expanding property markets. According to recent surveys conducted by the Hurun Research Institute, Canada has now surpassed the United Kingdom for preferred destinations, placing the America’s northern neighbor as the second most popular country for Chinese nationals to live in.

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Caribbean and Latin American Citizens Gain Visa-Free Access to Taiwan

18 July 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Dominican Program
  • saint lucia program
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Caribbean and Latin American Citizens Gain Visa-Free Access to Taiwan

Last week, Taiwan—a territory of the Republic of China (ROC)—announced that passport holders of Saint-Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, Guatemala, and Belize will now have visa-free access for a period of 30 days. In addition, citizens of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua can now enter Taiwan visa-free for up to 90 days. The official announcement was posted on the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website on July 12, 2017, with

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Business and Pleasure: The Advantages of Cypriot Residency

17 July 2017

  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
Business and Pleasure: The Advantages of Cypriot Residency

It has been a while since we at QICMS have written about one of our favorite locations: Cyprus. It’s not only the coastal nation’s historical landscape, golden sunsets, and turquoise waters that make Cyprus so alluring, but the fact that it’s a country that offers both business and pleasure for individuals looking to relocate to Europe. For investors who want to broaden their business opportunities in Europe, or provide a “fresh start” for themselves and their family, Cyprus’ Permanent Residence

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Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Kitts Dship by Investment Schemes

16 July 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • saint lucia program
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Kitts Dship by Investment Schemes

In an article from the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management (PWM) CBI Index last month, the publication ranked the Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Kitts and Nevis as the two best Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs) in the world, with the Caribbean dominating the top 5 of the 12 positions for second citizenship and passport schemes also found in Europe and Southeast Asia.

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Significant Changes to the Malta Residence and Visa Program (MRVP)

13 July 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • Golden Visa Residency Programs
  • Malta Residence and Visa Program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • MRVP
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Significant Changes to the Malta Residence and Visa Program (MRVP)

Significant changes to Malta’s Residence and Visa Program (MRVP) were published in the country’s Government Gazette on July 4, 2017, effective immediately. These new changes are aimed to increase interest from foreign investors by improving the quality of the program and boost competitiveness in the Residency by Investment market among European and North American nations.

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What are the Steps of EB-5 U.S. Consular Processing?

12 July 2017

  • EB-5 Consulate Interview
  • I-526 Petition
  • US Consulate
  • US Green Card
  • US Permanent Residency
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
What are the Steps of EB-5 U.S. Consular Processing?

In April, QICMS shared How Do I Prepare for the EB-5 U.S. Consulate Interview in Part I and Part II. Today, we would like to focus on the steps of EB-5 U.S. Consular Processing. Consular processing refers to a specific pathway for individuals residing outside of the United States and seeking entry as a permanent resident. Below we will break down the 8 steps for this process in greater detail.

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Holders of Antigua and Barbuda Passport Now Require a Visa to Enter Canada

11 July 2017

  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • canada program
  • Canada Visa-Free Travel
  • Electronic Travel Authorization
  • eTA
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Travel to Canada
  • U.S. Green Card
Holders of Antigua and Barbuda Passport Now Require a Visa to Enter Canada

On June 27, 2017, the Government of Canada announced that holders of an Antigua and Barbuda passport will now require a visa to enter Canada. The announcement also noted that all electronic travel authorizations (eTA) that had been previously issued to citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are null and void for traveling to Canada.

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Turning Your E-2 Treaty Investor Visa into a U.S. Green Card

10 July 2017

  • E-2 Investor Visa
  • Grenada Program
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Turning Your E-2 Treaty Investor Visa into a U.S. Green Card

Obtaining an E-2 Visa through Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Program can be the quicker option for gaining access to the United States, even if it only provides temporary residency. But what if you decide permanent residency in the U.S. is best for you and/or your family? There are a number of ways to turn an E-2 Visa into a U.S. Green Card, and below we will share how.

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Bill C-6 to Amend Canada’s Citizenship Act Receives Royal Assent

21 June 2017

  • Bill C-6
  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Citizenship Act
  • Canada Citizenship Requirements
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • IRCC
Bill C-6 to Amend Canada’s Citizenship Act Receives Royal Assent

On June 19, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced amendments to Canada’s Citizenship Act, also known as Bill C-6, received Royal Assent. The amendments contained in Bill C-6 were made to reflect the Government of Canada’s efforts to simplify the process for foreign nationals who want to obtain Canadian citizenship.

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Including Older Dependents (Children) in Your Immigration Application

20 June 2017

  • Age of Dependents
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • malta program
  • portugal program
  • saint lucia program
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
Including Older Dependents (Children) in Your Immigration Application

Whether you’re considering applying to a Citizenship or Residency by Investment Program, one of the more frequent questions QICMS receives is about including older dependents (i.e. children) in an immigration application. This blog will provide information about which programs allow dependent children who are 25 years of age or more to be included in an immigration application and cover key factors to consider, such as types of programs offered and investment amounts required.

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Need for Second (Dual) Citizenship a Growing Concern for Post-Brexit Britons

19 June 2017

  • canada program
  • cyprus program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • Greece Program
  • QIIP 2017
  • QIIP vs. USA EB-5
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Need for Second (Dual) Citizenship a Growing Concern for Post-Brexit Britons

According to the Independent.co.uk, a recent “citizenship” survey revealed that approximately 89% of post-Brexit Britons see a growing need for obtaining a second (dual) citizenship. Obtaining a second citizenship, however, can be a lengthy and complicated process for the average person, and many of the country’s wealthy are prepared to spend a substantial amount of money to achieve their goal.

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St. Kitts and Nevis a Leader in Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

18 June 2017

  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Citizenship by Investment (CIP)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
St. Kitts and Nevis a Leader in Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

It is true that Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs have faced negative publicity from the international community over the last few years, and that is precisely what St. Kitts and Nevis has endeavored to turn around. Indeed, recent reform to the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) has garnered recognition of St. Kitts and Nevis as a leader among Caribbean nations and industry advocates of Citizenship by Investment Programs around the world.

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Canada’s Admission of Newcomers to Remain at 300,000 for 2017

15 June 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • IRCC
  • Minister of Immigration
  • MPNP-B
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • The Honourable Ahmed Hussen
Canada’s Admission of Newcomers to Remain at 300,000 for 2017

Between 2015 and 2016, Canada’s provinces accepted a record number of foreign nationals, which totaled more than 320,000 in new arrivals. According to Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), these numbers will remain at Canada’s objective of accepting 300,000 immigrants for the year 2017 and serve as “the baseline for admissions going forward.”

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Investment in Greek Real Estate is Your Gateway to Europe

14 June 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Greece Program
  • Greece Residency by Investment
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Qatar Crisis
  • Visa-Free Travel
Investment in Greek Real Estate is Your Gateway to Europe

Today’s Residency by Investment market reflects the needs of foreign nationals all over the world, and access to the European Union’s business sectors ranks among the top benefits investors are seeking. This is certainly the case for Greece, whose government has issued nearly 3,000 residency permits through real estate investment as of January this year, making the country’s Golden Visa Program a gateway to Europe for many.

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Economic Migration for the Wealthy Gains Momentum in the Caribbean

13 June 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda CIP
  • Caribbean Citizenship
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • dominica program
  • Grenada Program
  • saint lucia program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
  • Visa-Free Travel
Economic Migration for the Wealthy Gains Momentum in the Caribbean

With indefinite travel restrictions from key nations throughout the Middle East, entrepreneurs, investors, and businessmen and women on notice to leave Qatar will be forced to find alternative residency solutions for themselves and their family. While many can return to his or her country of origin, it may not be the practical route for those involved in Qatar’s local or international business sectors. So what does the Qatar crisis mean for foreign nationals and immigration?

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What Does the Qatar Crisis Mean for Foreign Nationals and Immigration?

12 June 2017

  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Middle East Nationals
  • portugal program
  • Qatar Crisis
  • saint lucia program
  • Second Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel
What Does the Qatar Crisis Mean for Foreign Nationals and Immigration?

With indefinite travel restrictions from key nations throughout the Middle East, entrepreneurs, investors, and businessmen and women on notice to leave Qatar will be forced to find alternative residency solutions for themselves and their family. While many can return to his or her country of origin, it may not be the practical route for those involved in Qatar’s local or international business sectors. So what does the Qatar crisis mean for foreign nationals and immigration?

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Ukraine Citizens Granted Visa-Free Access to the European Union

11 June 2017

  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • eu immigration
  • EU Permanent Residency
  • portugal program
  • Schengen Region
  • Travel Freedom
  • Ukraine-EU Relations
Ukraine Citizens Granted Visa-Free Access to the European Union

In May 2017, Ukraine and the European signed a landmark agreement, a legislative regime that grants holders of a Ukrainian biometric passport visa-free access to participating EU countries and Schengen region. The regulation officially goes into effect starting tonight, on June 11, 2017.

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From Lisbon to Porto: Portugal’s Property Market is Moving North

8 June 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
From Lisbon to Porto: Portugal’s Property Market is Moving North

With mounting processing times affecting the Lisbon area, prospective investors are turning their attention to other areas: Porto. As Portugal’s second most populous locale on the Douro River, the city of Porto offers investors the characteristic beauty of Lisbon and prime real estate opportunities at a more affordable price.

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Tapping into Antigua and Barbuda’s Luxury Property Market

7 June 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda CIP
  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Direct Citizenship
Tapping into Antigua and Barbuda’s Luxury Property Market

Markets for owning prime beach-front property have broadened to the world’s wealthiest individuals through Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs, or CIPs, over the last few years. One of the most sought-after destinations is the dual islands of Antigua and Barbuda located in the Eastern Caribbean. The positive effects of Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) are evident, and largely due to high net worth individuals tapping into the island’s luxury property market.

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Choosing the Right Second Residency Market for Middle Easterners

6 June 2017

  • canada program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Golden Visa Residency Programs
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Malta Residency and Visa Program
  • portugal program
Choosing the Right Second Residency Market for Middle Easterners

For Middle Eastern residents, choosing the right second residency can prove to be a tricky process, but certainly not impossible. From Canada to Europe, Residency by Investment Programs have found an eager audience with Middle Eastern citizens seeking immigration solutions for themselves and their families—but how do you choose the right secondary residency market?

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Why Foreign Investors are Seeking the Coveted E-2 Treaty Investor Visa

5 June 2017

  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • E-2 Investor Visa
  • E-2 Visa U.S. Residency
  • Grenada Citizenship and Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • U.S. E-2 Visa
  • USA EB-5 Program
Why Foreign Investors are Seeking the Coveted E-2 Treaty Investor Visa

Even with ever-growing controversy surrounding immigration and the Trump administration, foreign investors are increasingly seeking access to the coveted E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, or E-2 Visa, which grants holders entry to the U.S. in exchange for a capital investment into an American business or enterprise.

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Ontario Expanding Economic Growth via Business Investment and Innovation

4 June 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • canada program
  • OINP
  • OINP Entrepreneur Stream
  • Ontario
  • Provincial Nominee Program
Ontario Expanding Economic Growth via Business Investment and Innovation

In recent news, the province of Ontario announced its plans to expand business growth through investment in transformative technologies. Through this initiative, Ontario aims to facilitate business growth and job creation by attracting local and foreign investment as well as the world’s top talent to the region.

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Three Reasons to Invest in Cyprus’ Golden Visa Residence Program

1 June 2017

  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • Cyprus Residence Permit
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
Three Reasons to Invest in Cyprus’ Golden Visa Residence Program

There are many reasons why foreign investors are turning to Cyprus’ Residency by Investment Program, otherwise known as a “Golden Visa Residence Program”—and it’s not only because of the island’s famed sunshine or picturesque beaches surrounded by dazzling azure water. In this blog, we want to give our readers three reasons why investing in Cyprus’ Golden Visa Residence Program is the best choice for you and your family.

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Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Re-Opens Application Intake Cycle This Week

31 May 2017

  • Campbell Cohen Law Firm
  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • CanadaVisa
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • QIIP 2017
  • QIIP Application
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Re-Opens Application Intake Cycle This Week

This week, Canada’s most popular business immigration program re-opened for the next application intake cycle: the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, otherwise known as the QIIP. As of May 29, 2017, international investors can submit an application which grants successful candidates and their immediate family Canadian permanent residency (PR) in exchange for a financial contribution to the country’s economy.

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Second Citizenship and Passport Market in the MENA Region: An Overview

30 May 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Fast-Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • malta program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • The Middle East
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Second Citizenship and Passport Market in the MENA Region: An Overview

For companies that specialize in Citizenship by Investment Programs (also known as second citizenship and passport schemes), business is booming all over the world as global strife and crises continue to affect foreign nations—particularly in the Middle East. Now more than ever, foreign nationals in the greater MENA region are exploring second citizenship and passport options.

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Exploring Canada’s Top Universities: Which School is Best for Your Child?

29 May 2017

  • Canada Education
  • canada program
  • Canada Universities
  • Education in Canada
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Top Canadian Universities
Exploring Canada’s Top Universities: Which School is Best for Your Child?

Just like the United States, there are many applicants to Canadian immigration programs that must also consider family needs, and finding the right university for their college-bound children is a top priority—and what better location than Canada. When it comes to higher education, the country’s provinces are home to some of the best institutions in the world, and for families seeking immigration solutions in Canada, it’s good to know what your options are.

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Which Top American Universities Produce the Most Billionaires?

28 May 2017

  • Best U.S. Colleges
  • Top American Universities
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • USA Investment
  • usa program
Which Top American Universities Produce the Most Billionaires?

When it comes to the immigration to the U.S. through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, some of the most common questions we receive from clients are about universities, including which ones are the best in the nation. With a new school year approaching, there is no better time than now to start looking at top schools to enhance your child’s future—and picking the right one is undoubtedly key to future success.

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Highest Salaries Around the World: North America and Europe

24 May 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • MPNP-B
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Highest Salaries Around the World: North America and Europe

In our last blog we discussed which countries expats were moving to in 2017, with countries in North America, Europe, and East Asia topping the charts. Although the United States wasn’t a major player in the game for preferred destinations, it seems that America has beat out its competitors for the top 5 cities with the highest salaries paid around the world.

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Which Countries are Expats Moving to in 2017?

23 May 2017

  • canada program
  • EU Citizenship
  • EU Permanent Residency
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Malta Residency Program
  • spain program
  • Travel Freedom
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Which Countries are Expats Moving to in 2017?

Immigration issues across the world are becoming as uncertain as the United States these days, and many wealthy global residents who fancy a change are packing their bags for opportunities abroad. So which countries are expats heading to in 2017? You may find some of the answers surprising.

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Caribbean Second Citizenship and Passport Scams and How to Avoid Them

21 May 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean Citizenship
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
Caribbean Second Citizenship and Passport Scams and How to Avoid Them

With a growing number of high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals seeking immigration solutions abroad, websites for obtaining a second citizenship and passport are popping up everywhere. You might be thinking these types of schemes sound “too good to be true,” and in some instances, they are. With more and more websites promoting Citizenship by Investment Programs, there is also a greater chance of becoming a victim of internet scams—websites aimed to “rip off” or cheat unsuspecting

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Finding Success with Your Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application

18 May 2017

  • Hong Kong Business Immigration
  • Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa
  • Hong Kong Program
  • Hong Kong Residency
Finding Success with Your Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa Application

With Hong Kong’s economic freedom and flexibility unlike any other in the world, it’s no wonder that the Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa program is a convenient choice for wealthy foreign investors seeking entrepreneurial opportunities overseas. In this blog, we will discuss how Hong Kong’s unique economy is the key to finding success with your Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa application.

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Rise of the Golden Visa Residency Programs: What, Who, and Where?

17 May 2017

  • Cyprus Residence Permit
  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Golden Visa Residency Programs
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
Rise of the Golden Visa Residency Programs: What, Who, and Where?

These days, “Golden Visa” programs are on the rise, and many Residency and Citizenship by Investment Programs in North America or the Caribbean are eager to call their respective programs a Golden Visa. However, the truth is a “Golden Visa” refers to European Residency by Investment opportunities (usually in the form of real estate or property options) for foreign nationals that are offered by the country’s respective government. In exchange for a substantial capital investment into the economy,

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Top Three EB-5 Program Myths: Fact vs. Fiction

16 May 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Facts
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Top Three EB-5 Program Myths: Fact vs. Fiction

With all issues surrounding immigration, there is debate. The U.S. EB-5 Visa Program, whose aim is to bring foreign investment and create jobs to American workers, is no exception. On the surface, it’s easy to assume that the EB-5 Program is “selling” a chance to enter the U.S. for a price. This, in fact, is an erroneous claim. There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about the U.S. EB-5 Program itself, and this blog will attempt to debunk the most common myths associated with it.

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Saint-Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program Aims for Top Standard of the Caribbean

15 May 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Citizenship by Investment (CIP)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
Saint-Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program Aims for Top Standard of the Caribbean

With Caribbean citizenship and passports gaining global popularity, the twin island of St. Kitts and Nevis is increasing its efforts to not only rank among the best of the best in the Citizenship by Investment market, but to dominate the industry as the top standard of the Caribbean. Due to recent program reforms and administrative turn-around for St. Kitts and Nevis, it might be enough to rank the nation as a viable contender for preferred destinations.

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IRCC Raising Age of Dependent Child Regulations to Under 22 Years of Age in October 2017

14 May 2017

  • Canada Family Reunification
  • Canada Family Sponsorship
  • Canada Immigration Reform
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • IRCC
IRCC Raising Age of Dependent Child Regulations to Under 22 Years of Age in October 2017

As of this week, IRCC has announced that Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Age of Dependent Children) would be amended to raise the age of a dependent child to under 22 years, with the condition the child is not married or in a common-law relationship. In addition, the new regulations will redefine a “dependent child” eligible for Canadian permanent residence, which will apply to categories for family, economic, or refugee-related programs. The amendments will go into effect on Oct

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QICMS 10 Essential Tips for Your Canadian Permanent Residency, Part II

11 May 2017

  • Application Processing
  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Immigration Application
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
  • Processing Times
QICMS 10 Essential Tips for Your Canadian Permanent Residency, Part II

In Part I of our last blog, QICMS provided the first 5 (of 10) essential tips for potential Canadian permanent residency applicants. Today, Part II will provide the remaining 5 essential tips related to obtaining Canadian permanent residency as well as common topics and tips regarding immigration applications in general.

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QICMS 10 Essential Tips for Your Canadian Permanent Residency (PR), Part I

10 May 2017

  • Application Processing
  • Campbell Cohen Law Firm
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • CanadaVisa
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
QICMS 10 Essential Tips for Your Canadian Permanent Residency (PR), Part I

Are you intending on applying for Canadian permanent residency (PR) now or in the future? QICMS is providing 10 essential tips for potential applicants. Due to the lengthy topic, we will be splitting up our essential tips for applying for Canadian permanent residency in two separate blogs. In this blog you will find the first 5 essential tips, followed by the remaining 5 in our next post, so stay tuned!

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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Granted a New Extension to September 30, 2017

8 May 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Granted a New Extension to September 30, 2017

Last week, QICMS posted a blog announcing a week-long temporary extension of the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to May 5, 2017. While many stakeholders expressed concern about whether or not it would finally expire after the new May 5 deadline, U.S. Congress announced on Thursday the extension of the EB-5 Program to September 30, 2017.

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IRCC Abolishes Two-Year Family Sponsorship Condition for Spouses and Partners

4 May 2017

  • Canada Family Reunification
  • Canada Family Sponsorship
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
  • Minister of Immigration
  • Parent & Grandparent Program
IRCC Abolishes Two-Year Family Sponsorship Condition for Spouses and Partners

As of this week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the two-year condition for family sponsorship has been abolished. This condition required sponsored spouses or common-law partners to live with his or her sponsor for a minimum of two years in order to keep their permanent residency (PR) status in Canada.

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U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Granted Temporary Extension until May 5, 2017

2 May 2017

  • Donald Trump & EB-5 Program
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Granted Temporary Extension until May 5, 2017

As of Friday on April 28, 2017, the United States Congress granted the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program a temporary extension—but only for one week. What is known about the Congressional decision to provide a temporary lifeline to the EB-5 Program is that the federal funding needed to sustain it will effectively run out once again on May 5, 2017, unless the U.S. government issues another continuing resolution.

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QICMS (Invest-Visa) Top Picks for Caribbean Second Citizenships

27 April 2017

  • Caribbean Citizenship
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • dominica program
  • Fast Track Citizenship
  • Grenada Program
  • saint lucia program
  • Second Passport
QICMS (Invest-Visa) Top Picks for Caribbean Second Citizenships

In the past, QICMS (Invest-Visa) provided readers our “top picks” for obtaining second citizenships around the world, including Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. Today we will focus on our top choices for second citizenships in the Caribbean: Saint Lucia, the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Grenada.

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The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Will U.S. Congress Allow it to Expire?

25 April 2017

  • Donald Trump & EB-5 Program
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • E-2 Investor Visa
  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Will U.S. Congress Allow it to Expire?

Since 1992, the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has contributed to the overall GDP in the U.S. ranging in billions, but as of Friday, April 28, 2017, it’s set to expire once again unless U.S. Congress issues another continuing resolution. For foreign investors and entrepreneurs, business immigration to the U.S. remains of high interest, even with the program’s looming expiration date.

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Differences Between Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) and Canadian Work Permit (WP)

24 April 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Canada Work Permit (WP)
  • Provincial Nominee Program
Differences Between Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) and Canadian Work Permit (WP)

Many of our program inquiries involve Canada and what each program offers, such as the type of residency status that is granted. Each Canadian residency program grants a type of immigration visa: Canadian permanent residency (PR) or a Canadian work permit (WP). Today we will outline basic differences between obtaining Canadian permanent residency (PR) and a Canadian work permit (WP) through investment in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

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Comparing the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Streams

23 April 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • OINP
  • OINP Corporate Stream
  • OINP Entrepreneur Stream
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program
Comparing the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Streams

QICMS provides a comparison of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee (OINP) Streams for international graduate students, entrepreneurs, and corporate businessmen and women seeking entry to Canada through employment opportunities. Each stream contains different application requirements qualifying criteria—weighing out your options between Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Programs for business immigration is critical to determining which the right fit is for you and your family.

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Turkish Nationals Investing in Safer Futures through Business Immigration

20 April 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Greece Program
  • Greece Residency by Investment
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
Turkish Nationals Investing in Safer Futures through Business Immigration

It’s no surprise that a growing number of Turkish citizens are reacting to the country’s escalating political instability by investing in a safer, more stable future through business immigration. Now more than ever, Turkish nationals are opening their pocketbooks to purchase European property overseas in Greece and Portugal.

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Portugal Golden Visa Program Reaches EUR 3 Billion in Residence Permits

18 April 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
Portugal Golden Visa Program Reaches EUR 3 Billion in Residence Permits

Portugal is one of several countries that offer “Golden Visas” to investors willing to make a substantial capital investment into the country’s economy. According to the Immigration and Borders authority, Portugal’s Golden Visa scheme had amassed EUR 3 billion in issued permits by March of 2017, with more than EUR 2.4 billion resulting in real estate purchase alone.

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How Do I Prepare for the EB-5 U.S. Consulate Interview, Part II

13 April 2017

  • American Embassies
  • EB-5 Consulate Interview
  • I-526 Petition
  • MENA American Embassies
  • US Consulate
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
How Do I Prepare for the EB-5 U.S. Consulate Interview, Part II

In our last blog, we discussed the types of documents and information EB-5 applicants must prepare prior to completing their U.S. Consulate interview. However, pre-interview preparation is only half the battle—you and your family must still be interviewed by a U.S. Consular officer. This blog outlines the process of an EB-5 Consulate interview, including general questions you will be asked and what else EB-5 applicants might expect.

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How Do I Prepare for the EB-5 U.S. Consulate Interview, Part I

12 April 2017

  • American Embassies
  • EB-5 Consulate Interview
  • I-526 Petition
  • MENA American Embassies
  • US Consulate
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
How Do I Prepare for the EB-5 U.S. Consulate Interview, Part I

When it comes to you and your family’s EB-5 U.S. Consulate interview, preparing all the necessary documents and information ahead of time increases your chances of success for immigration. Even more, making sure you follow the instructions provided by the U.S. Consulate will help decrease the chance of delay or denial of your immigration visa.

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Grenada Citizenship and Passport: A Short Route to U.S. Residence

6 April 2017

  • Citizenship by Investment (CIP)
  • E-2 Investor Visa
  • E-2 Visa U.S. Residency
  • Grenada Citizenship and Passport
  • Grenada Program
  • Second Passport
  • U.S. E-2 Visa
Grenada Citizenship and Passport: A Short Route to U.S. Residence

Some citizenship programs have lesser-known benefits, and Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Program is one of them. Out of all Caribbean countries that offer a second citizenship and passport to foreign investors, Grenada is the only island nation that provides applicants access to a United States E-2 Investor Visa.

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Atlantic Immigrant Pilot Program (AIPP) Joins Ranks of Canadian Immigration Programs

5 April 2017

  • Atlantic Pilot Program
  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • QIIP 2017
Atlantic Immigrant Pilot Program (AIPP) Joins Ranks of Canadian Immigration Programs

The AIPP is the latest provincial-based scheme to join the ranks of Canadian immigration programs aimed at attracting foreign nationals to the country. While the AIPP is mainly geared towards skilled workers and international graduates, Canada offers a number of programs specifically designed for investors, entrepreneurs, senior managers, and other business-minded men and women seeking immigration solutions abroad.

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Second Passports: Why Second (Dual) Citizenship is Must-Have Life Insurance Policy

4 April 2017

  • Caribbean Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • cyprus program
  • dominica program
  • EU Citizenship
  • Second Passport
  • Travel Freedom
Second Passports: Why Second (Dual) Citizenship is Must-Have Life Insurance Policy

For those who are looking to obtain a second citizenship and passport it can become an essential, once-in-a-lifetime task and thus very significant. Even more, a second citizenship is valuable insurance in case of public unrest, political chaos, major lawsuits, and financial collapse. For some, obtaining a second (dual) citizenship and second passport is like a life insurance policy.

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Beyond Quebec Business Immigration: Moving to Canada through a Provincial Nominee Program

3 April 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • MPNP-B
  • Provincial Nominee Program
Beyond Quebec Business Immigration: Moving to Canada through a Provincial Nominee Program

Canada offers more than 30 business immigration programs for investors and entrepreneurs in 12 provinces, including Manitoba, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island among others. These are known as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), which offer applicants and their family Canadian permanent residency (PR) or a Canadian work permit (WP), depending on the chosen location.

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Differences Between Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) and U.S. Green Card

2 April 2017

  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • QIIP 2017
  • QIIP vs. USA EB-5
  • US Green Card
  • US Permanent Residency
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Differences Between Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) and U.S. Green Card

One of the most common questions asked is what the differences are between Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) and a U.S. Green Card offered through the countries’ immigration programs. So much of these answers depend on your targets. You do have to think about the difference in culture, your preferences as far as where you’d like to live, and how you feel you could best gain personal victory.

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New QIIP Application Intake Period for 2017-2018 Announced by Quebec

1 April 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • QIIP 2017
  • QIIP Application
New QIIP Application Intake Period for 2017-2018 Announced by Quebec

One of the world’s most popular immigrant investor programs, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, will re-open for applications this spring. This popular Canadian immigration option allows qualified immigrant investors and their dependent family members the opportunity to obtain Canadian permanent residency (PR).

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Cypriot Citizenship by Investment: Getting What You Pay For

30 March 2017

  • Cyprus (EU) Citizenship
  • Cyprus Fast Track Citizenship
  • Cyprus Passport
  • cyprus program
  • EU Passport
Cypriot Citizenship by Investment: Getting What You Pay For

When a passport from your home country places restrictions on your travel freedom throughout the world, “citizenship planning” can come in handy. Compared to other European programs, obtaining Cypriot citizenship by investment provides high net worth individuals (HNWI) greater mobility and amenities to families that are hard to beat.

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Window of Opportunity for the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

29 March 2017

  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • Middle East Nationals
  • regional centers
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Window of Opportunity for the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

The U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program will likely see a greater spike in inquiries and application submission from wealthy Arab nationals before the program is scheduled to end next month, and the window of opportunity for obtaining a U.S. Green Card is closing fast.

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Immigration to Canada: Helpful Tips for Newcomers

28 March 2017

  • Canada Immigration Tips
  • Canada Lifestyle
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
Immigration to Canada: Helpful Tips for Newcomers

Although Canadians openly embrace diversity, immigrating to a completely new country can still be a daunting experience for newcomers. Outlined in this blog are tips for success that immigrants to Canada will not only find useful, but help ease the transition process in their new home.

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Business Immigration and Entrepreneurship to Boost Canadian Economy

27 March 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
  • MPNP-B
Business Immigration and Entrepreneurship to Boost Canadian Economy

With Canada’s open-door policy, foreign investors are increasingly seeking entry to Canada through a number of business immigration opportunities. As Canada prepares to boost economic growth through business immigration and entrepreneurship, interest in programs such as the MPNP-B will likely see a spike in interest.

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Obtaining Second Passports Increasing for Middle Eastern Nationals

26 March 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • cyprus program
  • Fast-Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
Obtaining Second Passports Increasing for Middle Eastern Nationals

Immigration policies around the world are becoming more stringent and as a result, many Middle Eastern families are using their wealth to obtain a second passport. Having a second passport in the Caribbean or Europe is similar to acquiring a life insurance policy—so which option is best for you and your family?

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Comparing European Golden Visa Programs

16 March 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Golden Visa Residency Programs
  • Greece Program
  • hungary program
  • Malta Residency Program
  • portugal program
  • spain program
Comparing European Golden Visa Programs

While each country has its own requirements and benefits, all Golden Visa Residency Programs recognize dual citizenship and provide visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to over 160 countries. In addition, Golden Visa Residency Programs do not require applicants to take a language exam, and with the exception of Malta, do not require a minimum net worth to apply

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Benefits of a Second Passport for Arab Families

15 March 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
Benefits of a Second Passport for Arab Families

With the growing number of immigration restrictions directly affecting Arab families in the United States and across Europe, foreign nationals are turning to the Caribbean for their immigration solutions. By investing in the Caribbean, primary applicants and their eligible dependents can obtain a second citizenship (second passport) to island nations such as Antigua and Barbuda,* the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Saint-Kitts and Nevis, among other desirable locations.

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Second Passport and Citizenship by Investment

9 March 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • Second Passport
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
Second Passport and Citizenship by Investment

Saint Kitts and Nevis, whose passport investment program is the original citizenship by investment program, as well as one of the competitive such programs, has undergone a facelift in the last few months. After the risk mitigation company IPSA International finished its 2014 program review of the Caribbean citizenship through investment program

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What You Save With an Antigua and Barbuda Passport and Citizenship by Investment

8 March 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Second Passport
What You Save With an Antigua and Barbuda Passport and Citizenship by Investment

The Antigua and Barbuda passport and citizenship by investment is one of the competitive programs in the citizenship by investment market, and not just its ticket price. The luxurious twin Caribbean islands might appear decadent, but the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program is a smart choice for the wise businessman or woman interested in saving

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Investment vs. Worth: with the U.S. EB-5 do you get what you paid for?

7 March 2017

  • EB-5 Program
  • regional centers
  • TEA
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Investment vs. Worth: with the U.S. EB-5 do you get what you paid for?

The only path to U.S. permanent residency, or from alien status to U.S. citizenship, is through the Green Card. While there are several ways to apply for a Green Card, the application and processing usually takes applicants at least 6 years to receive their permanent residence status.

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Deciding Between Cypriot Citizenship or Residency by Investment Options

6 March 2017

  • Cyprus Citizenship
  • Cyprus Fast Track Citizenship
  • Cyprus Permanent Residency
  • cyprus program
  • Cyprus Residence Permit
  • EU Passport
Deciding Between Cypriot Citizenship or Residency by Investment Options

When it comes down to deciding between Cypriot citizenship and Cypriot permanent residency, the most important question to ask is, “Which program can I benefit from the most?” This blog will discuss what each has to offer investors and their family.

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The Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program is Your Golden Ticket to Europe

5 March 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • Hungarian Residency Bond Program
  • Hungary Golden Visa
  • Hungary Permanent Residency
  • hungary program
The Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program is Your Golden Ticket to Europe

Some of Europe’s Residency by Investment Programs offer candidates “Golden Visas,” or residency permits, in exchange for a financial contribution to the country’s economy. When it comes to getting the most out of your investment, the Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program is the golden ticket for your immigration solutions.

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Trump Delays Revised Immigration Order and Travel Ban

2 March 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Foreign Investment
  • canada program
  • Canada-U.S. Relations
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
Trump Delays Revised Immigration Order and Travel Ban

Trump’s softer approach in his speech to Congress on Tuesday was well-received, garnering favorable commentary from major U.S. news sources. The Trump administration’s revised immigration ban, which was slated to be introduced this Wednesday, the 2nd of March, has since been delayed in light of positive media coverage and improved public opinion ratings.

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Real Estate Investment through European Golden Visa Programs

1 March 2017

  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • European Real Estate Investment
  • Golden Visa Residency Programs
Real Estate Investment through European Golden Visa Programs

When it comes to Golden Visa Programs, investing in European real estate offers foreign nationals the whole package: European residency for applicants and their eligible dependants, visa-free and/or visa-on-arrival travel to more than 160 countries and/or the Schengen region, and acquiring property in some of the most sought-after locations in the European Union. The real question is: why shouldn’t you invest real estate through Europe’s Golden Visa Programs?

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Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Open to Iranian Nationals

28 February 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Open to Iranian Nationals

Obtaining a second citizenship and passport not only offers greater travel freedom, but greater safety and security for successful applicants and their family. The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is a top choice for Middle Eastern nationals, largely due to the program’s affordability and credibility.

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Then and Now: Canadian Immigration Policy under John McCallum and Ahmed Hussen

27 February 2017

  • canada program
  • Canada-U.S. Relations
  • Immigration to Canada
  • IRCC
Then and Now: Canadian Immigration Policy under John McCallum and Ahmed Hussen

Despite setbacks in Canada’s immigration system, there were a number of triumphs as well under former Minister of Immigration, John McCallum. With the topic of immigration becoming more and more controversial around the world, successor Ahmed Hussen has a difficult road to travel in the months ahead.

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Greece’s Golden Visa: Europe’s Cheapest Residency by Investment Program

26 February 2017

  • EU Real Estate
  • Greece Program
  • Greece Residency by Investment
Greece’s Golden Visa: Europe’s Cheapest Residency by Investment Program

Countries such as Greece, Malta, and Spain, among others, offer what is commonly known as a “Golden Visa Program” which grants foreign nationals permanent residency in exchange for an investment into a country’s economy. This article will discuss the finer points of Greece’s Golden Visa Program and why Greek residency is so appealing.

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Exploring Business Immigration Opportunities in Hong Kong

25 February 2017

  • Hong Kong Business Immigration
  • Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa
  • Hong Kong Program
  • Hong Kong Residency
Exploring Business Immigration Opportunities in Hong Kong

Through the Hong Kong Residency Program, entrepreneurs and business-minded men and women can enter Hong Kong’s dynamic economy through a variety of investment options. In short, the Hong Kong Entrepreneur Visa is a great way for immigrant investors to explore one of the world’s strongest economies while enjoying a number of freedoms.

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Business Investors Turning to Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs

23 February 2017

  • canada program
  • MPNP-B
  • PEI-PNP
Business Investors Turning to Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs

Canada’s permanent residency programs have seen a spike in interest over the last several months, and it’s no wonder as a country that encourages an open-door policy for immigration. Canada offers a number of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) with minimum investments starting at CAD $150,000. For investors looking for a cheaper investment, Canada is the way to go.

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A Closer Look at the Malta Residency and Visa Program (MRVP)

22 February 2017

  • EU Real Estate
  • Malta Residency and Visa Program
  • Malta Residency Program
A Closer Look at the Malta Residency and Visa Program (MRVP)

Malta is one of many European countries to join the ranks of Residency by Investment Programs. Through the Malta Residency and Visa Program (MRVP), foreign nationals can obtain a Maltese residence permit for primary applicants and their eligible dependents. So what makes Malta so great?

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Caribbean Real Estate is the Fast Ticket to Paradise

21 February 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Second Passport
Caribbean Real Estate is the Fast Ticket to Paradise

Caribbean vacations are a great way to spend time with family or friends, and many leave wishing they could turn the islands into a permanent home of paradise. Now more than ever, that is exactly what wealthy investors are doing. Second homes and resorts are being bought in high-end Caribbean communities, and for a good reason.

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Canada vs. America: Immigration and the “Land of Opportunity”

20 February 2017

  • canada program
  • Canada-U.S. Relations
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • Immigration to Canada
Canada vs. America: Immigration and the “Land of Opportunity”

Whether American citizens like to admit it or not, the United States is what it is today, largely due to the skills, innovation, and diversity immigrants bring to the country. With the future of U.S. immigration left in uncertainty, those seeking immigration solutions are increasingly looking to America’s northern neighbor: Canada.

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Portugal’s Golden Residency Permit Program Continues to Gain Momentum

19 February 2017

  • Golden Residence Permit Program
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
Portugal’s Golden Residency Permit Program Continues to Gain Momentum

Portugal’s Golden Residency Permit Program (or “Golden Visa Program”) has been a great success in many aspects. In the five years since the program’s inception, over EUR 2.5 billion has been invested into the country with more than 4,000 visas issued to foreign nationals. So what makes the Golden Residency Permit Program one of the hottest tickets for investment in Europe?

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A "Golden Year" for Portugal’s Golden Visa Program

16 February 2017

  • Portugal Golden Residence Permit
  • Portugal Golden Visa Program
  • portugal program
  • Real Estate Investment Portugal
A "Golden Year" for Portugal’s Golden Visa Program

More than 4,000 Golden Visas have been issued since Portugal’s Golden Visa Program launched. With Portugal’s consistent rating as being one of the top five safest countries in the world, along with the affordable cost of living and its historic beauty, the opportunity for residence should not be missed by today’s global investor.

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The End of US EB-5?

15 February 2017

  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Program
  • regional centers
  • TEA
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
The End of US EB-5?

Two U.S. senators, Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley, have introduced legislation to end the much-debated EB-5 investor visa program, whereby high net worth individuals around th...

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Travel to Montreal for its 375th Anniversary

14 February 2017

  • canada program
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • QIIP 2017
  • Travel to Canada
  • Travel to Montreal
Travel to Montreal for its 375th Anniversary

Montreal, the largest city in Canada’s province of Quebec, is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year and there has never been a better time to visit the spectacular city. Some swear that Montreal is the greatest city in Canada, but others go as far as ranking it one of the best cities in the world.

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Canadian Provinces Courting Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Skilled Workers

13 February 2017

  • Atlantic Pilot Program
  • canada program
  • Canada Skilled Worker
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs Canada
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Trump & Immigration
Canadian Provinces Courting Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Skilled Workers

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee restrictions, Canada has decided to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding the immigration ban by inviting tech-savvy or business-oriented foreign nationals to move north.

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Work and Leisure Benefits of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business

12 February 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Manitoba
  • Manitoba Business Immigration
  • MPNP-B
Work and Leisure Benefits of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business

Manitoba is an excellent option for individuals with qualifying business and senior managerial experience seeking Canadian permanent residency through investment. Even more, MPNP-B applicants and their families can enjoy a lifestyle that embraces cultural diversity and provides a multitude of recreational activities everyone can enjoy.

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Dominican Republic Open to Investors and Retirees

9 February 2017

  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Dominican Program
  • Dominican Republic Citizenship
  • Dominican Republic Investment
  • Second Passport
Dominican Republic Open to Investors and Retirees

Investing in a second citizenship from the Dominican Republic is a sound option if you’re concerned with the current state of your home country, and want to hedge against the risk of having to suddenly leave. Similar to an insurance policy, a second passport will give you a safe haven in the event of an emergency.

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Canada Business Immigration: Choosing the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

8 February 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • QIIP 2017
  • QIIP Requirements
Canada Business Immigration: Choosing the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

Without question, the QIIP is Canada’s most popular business immigration program and the top choice for qualified applicants seeking Canadian permanent residency. In a nutshell, the QIIP is simply one of the simplest and smartest investment options for Canadian immigration.

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Immigration to Canada: Giving Aging Businesses a Longer Life

7 February 2017

  • Business Immigrant Mentorship Program
  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Fredericton Hive Incubator
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs Canada
  • succession connect
Immigration to Canada: Giving Aging Businesses a Longer Life

Canadian communities have populations nearing retirement and are now looking at foreign investment opportunities to give new life to aging businesses and economies. Where interest from Canadian youth is lacking in small to mid-sized business sectors, foreign investors can fill the void, a belief held by many advocates seeking to improve and sustain local economies.

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Finding the Right Immigration Company

6 February 2017

  • Campbell Cohen Law Firm
  • canada program
  • Canadian Visa Office Amman
  • Immigration Consultants in Amman
  • immigration lawyer in amman
  • Jordan Immigration Law Offices
Finding the Right Immigration Company

Immigration can be a long and difficult process, but there are ways to ease the stress of immigration planning. Working step-by-step with a qualified and experienced immigration company can help simplify the process, as well as drastically increase your chances for successful immigration.

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Judge Ruled Temporary Suspension of Trump’s Travel Ban

5 February 2017

  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • Immigration Consultant in Jordan
  • immigration lawyer in amman
  • Judge James Robart
  • Trump Executive Order
  • Trump Travel Ban Suspension
Judge Ruled Temporary Suspension of Trump’s Travel Ban

On Friday, Seattle federal judge James Robart placed a nationwide restraining order on President Trump’s executive order that had barred foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S.

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Why You Should Buy a Property in Spain in 2017

4 February 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Residence Permit in Spain
  • spain program
  • Spanish Golden Visa
  • Spanish Residency Visa
Why You Should Buy a Property in Spain in 2017

Spain’s housing market has made a remarkable turnaround since 2014 from its former state of despair. Spain’s government established the Golden Visa Program to help pull the country out of recession and toward economic recovery, and foreign investors have fueled the resurgence of the real estate market.

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How Trump’s Ban Affects Green Card Holders and Dual Citizens

2 February 2017

  • canada program
  • Canada-U.S. Relations
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • Syrian Refugees
  • U.S. Green Card Holders
How Trump’s Ban Affects Green Card Holders and Dual Citizens

Immediately following U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration, one of the main concerns was how the order would affect holders of valid U.S. Green Cards, as well as those who hold dual citizenship from an approved country and one of the banned countries.

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In Defense of Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

31 January 2017

  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • dominica program
  • Second Passport
In Defense of Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

Citizenship by Investment was actually founded in the Caribbean, with St. Kitts and Nevis launching the first program in 1984. Over the past 32 years, the small Caribbean nation brought many benefits to its people and economy through its Citizenship by Investment Program.

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Choosing Florida for U.S. EB-5 Investment and Immigration

31 January 2017

  • regional centers
  • TEA
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Choosing Florida for U.S. EB-5 Investment and Immigration

Since the creation of the EB-5 program, state and federally approved Regional Centers and TEAs have cropped up across the U.S. resulting in an overwhelming number of investment opportunities. Choosing where to go and how to invest is an important decision for EB-5 applicants.

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Breaking News: Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees and Immigration

30 January 2017

  • canada program
  • Canada-U.S. Relations
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Syrian Refugees
  • Trump Executive Order
Breaking News: Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees and Immigration

Since Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting the issuing of visas to seven Muslim-majority countries (approximately 134 million people) has produced an international uproar, with many citizens and world leaders speaking out against the announcement.

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Amendments Made to Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program Attracts More Families

29 January 2017

  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Dominica Citizenship
  • Dominica Family Immigration
  • dominica program
Amendments Made to Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program Attracts More Families

New amendments to Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program have made the affordable and popular program even more appealing to the global investor, and second citizenships have never been so readily attainable for multigenerational families.

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Immigration Lawyers vs. Consultants: Weighing Out your Options

28 January 2017

  • Campbell Cohen Law Firm
  • canada program
  • Immigration Consultant in Jordan
  • immigration lawyer in amman
Immigration Lawyers vs. Consultants: Weighing Out your Options

For immigration to Canada and the rest of the world, solid experience in the immigration field is probably the most important thing to look for when deciding between an immigration lawyer or consultant.

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Saint-Kitts and Nevis Changes Citizenship by Investment Program to Accommodate More Families

26 January 2017

  • Caribbean Passport
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
  • saint-kitts and nevis program
  • St. Kitts and Nevis CIP
Saint-Kitts and Nevis Changes Citizenship by Investment Program to Accommodate More Families

Les Khan, CEO of Saint-Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), announced this month that proposed changes to the Citizenship by Investment Program, which will benefit applications from families, have been approved. The changes will help integration of applicants into Saint-Kitts and Nevis by allowing more families to immigrate together.

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Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs: MPNP-B vs. OINP Entrepreneur Stream

25 January 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • MPNP-B
  • Ontario Entrepreneur Stream
Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs: MPNP-B vs. OINP Entrepreneur Stream

Two larger and more well-known Canadian regional investment options are the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B) and the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Entrepreneur Stream. Both are Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that are designed by each province to find skilled entrepreneurs and business-minded men and women to nominate for Canadian residency.

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Antigua & Barbuda Abolishes Visa Requirements for UAE Citizens

24 January 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Antigua and Barbuda-UAE Relations
  • Direct Citizenship
  • Fast-Track Citizenship
  • Middle East Nationals
Antigua & Barbuda Abolishes Visa Requirements for UAE Citizens

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, announced that the visa requirements for citizens of the United Arab Emirates will be eliminated for those traveling to the Caribbean twin islands.

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How Trump’s Presidency Affects Canada

23 January 2017

  • Canada Foreign Investment
  • canada program
  • Canada-U.S. Relations
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • USA EB-5 Program
How Trump’s Presidency Affects Canada

It’s finally official: Donald Trump is the new President of the United States of America for the next four years. With his protectionist policies and anti-immigration strategies, it’s no wonder he’s built up such a strong opposition—not only in the U.S.A., but around the world. So where does that leave Canada?

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Last Chance for the Hungarian Residency Bond Program (Hungarian Golden Visa Program)

22 January 2017

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Permanent Residency
  • Hungarian Residency Bond Program
  • Hungarian Special Debt Fund
  • Hungary Golden Visa
  • hungary program
Last Chance for the Hungarian Residency Bond Program (Hungarian Golden Visa Program)

The Hungarian Special Debt Fund recently released a statement confirming that the Hungarian Residency Bond Program will be placed on moratorium starting March 31, 2017. Intake of applications will continue until that date after which the program will be suspended until further notice.

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Antigua and Barbuda: The Smart Path to Second Citizenship

21 January 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda CIP
  • Antigua and Barbuda Passport
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
  • Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
Antigua and Barbuda: The Smart Path to Second Citizenship

The Antigua and Barbuda CIP is one of the cheapest and more popular programs in today’s citizenship through investment market, and investing in the twin Caribbean islands is a smart choice for individuals wanting to save hundreds of thousands or more on a second passport.

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QICMS Top Picks for Second Citizenships

18 January 2017

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Second Passport
  • U/HNWI Immigration
QICMS Top Picks for Second Citizenships

In addition to common paths to citizenship, many countries now offer citizenship through investment into the country’s economy. These Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) offer wealthy foreign nationals the ability to travel as easily as any EU-born citizen.

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EB-5 Proposed Amendments after April 28, 2017

17 January 2017

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Investor Visa Program
  • EB-5 Reform
  • regional centers
  • usa program
EB-5 Proposed Amendments after April 28, 2017

On January 13th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed amendments to the current EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program regulations needing reform. The proposed amendments, once approved, would come into force after April 28th 2017.

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Ahmed Hussen: The New Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

16 January 2017

  • canada program
  • Canadian Parliament
  • Immigration to Canada
  • Minister of Immigration
  • The Honourable Ahmed Hussen
  • Trudeau Cabinet
Ahmed Hussen: The New Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

On the 10th of January, Ahmed Hussen was sworn in as the newest member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet as supervisor to federal immigration in Canada. Hussen’s unique experience as an immigrant to Canada not only provides knowledge in understanding immigration issues, but compassion.

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Malta Sells Passports to the Global Elites

15 January 2017

  • Direct Citizenship
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment
  • Malta IIP
  • malta program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Malta Sells Passports to the Global Elites

Malta, a small Mediterranean island, only introduced its own passport-by-investment program in 2014. Malta was a former British colony and English is one of the two official languages. It is also a member of the European Union and the EU Schengen Zone, so citizens have the right to live and work in any of the other member EU countries

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European Citizenship Benefits for Middle Eastern Investors and Entrepreneurs

14 January 2017

  • EU Citizenship
  • malta program
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Travel Freedom
European Citizenship Benefits for Middle Eastern Investors and Entrepreneurs

For investors and entrepreneurs in the Middle East region, certain passports can create barriers for expanding a business or economic interests overseas. Acquiring a second passport in a European Union (EU) country provides the investor with several benefits and freedoms depending on his or her chosen location.

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Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program for Business and the Great Deposit Debate

12 January 2017

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • canada program
  • Expression of Interest
  • Manitoba Security Deposit
  • MPNP-B
  • MPNP-B Deposit Agreement
Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program for Business and the Great Deposit Debate

Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B) was initially created through an agreement between Manitoba and the Government of Canada as a means to attract exceptional business people who will make an investment in, and be active in the management of, a new or existing business in the province of Manitoba.

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Get a Head Start on Your Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Application 2017

10 January 2017

  • Application Processing
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • QIIP 2017
  • QIIP Application
  • QIIP Financing
Get a Head Start on Your Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Application 2017

If you were looking at applying for Canadian immigration through the country’s most popular investor program, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP), you’re in luck. There is news that the program will start a new intake of applications as of April or May 2017.

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Ottawa Looking to Introduce Automated System for Evaluating Immigration Applications

9 January 2017

  • Application Processing
  • Canada Immigration Application
  • canada program
  • CPC – Ottawa
  • IRCC
Ottawa Looking to Introduce Automated System for Evaluating Immigration Applications

In an increasingly technological world, it comes as no surprise that the processing of immigration applications would move towards an automated system. In fact, this is precisely what Ottawa has been developing.

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Breaking News: St. Lucia CIP Now the Cheapest for Families & Other Regulation Changes

5 January 2017

  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Fast-Track Citizenship
  • Saint Lucia Family CIP
  • saint lucia program
  • Visa-Free Travel
Breaking News: St. Lucia CIP Now the Cheapest for Families & Other Regulation Changes

New improvements made to Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program have been announced and confirmed by St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet. The Press Release was published January 3rd and states that the new regulations come into force on the 1st day of January 2017.

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EB-5 Should Receive Trump’s Backing

4 January 2017

  • Donald Trump & EB-5 Program
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
EB-5 Should Receive Trump’s Backing

Although Donald Trump has remained adamant throughout his campaign about deporting an estimated 14 million illegal immigrants from the United States, one immigration program that should withstand Trump’s anti-immigration reform is the EB-5 Investor Visa Program.

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UK Investor Visa Applications on the Rise Post-Brexit Vote

3 January 2017

  • Immigration to UK
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • UK Investor Visa Application
  • uk program
UK Investor Visa Applications on the Rise Post-Brexit Vote

In the three months after Brexit was announced, the UK’s Tier 1 Investor Visa applications increased by 61% in 2016, with wealthy foreigners quick to take advantage of the current immigration rules before anticipated stricter rules came into force.

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American Embassies in the Middle East Region

2 January 2017

  • MENA American Embassies
  • The Middle East
  • US Consulate
  • US Embassies
  • usa program
American Embassies in the Middle East Region

For American citizens and Middle East nationals, QICMS is providing information and services offered by United States Embassies located in the Middle East region, including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Qatar.

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Why Invest in Cyprus?

27 December 2016

  • Cyprus (EU) Citizenship
  • Cyprus Fast Track Citizenship
  • cyprus program
  • EU Passport
  • Travel Freedom
Why Invest in Cyprus?

Cypriot citizens enjoy high standards of living, luxury accommodations, and a rich cultural history. Who wouldn’t want to call this gem nation home?

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Canadian Embassies in the Middle East Region

22 December 2016

  • canada program
  • MENA Canadian Embassies
  • The Middle East
Canadian Embassies in the Middle East Region

For Canadians and Middle East nationals, QICMS is providing information and services offered by Canadian Embassies located in the Middle East region, including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar, and Turkey.

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Collaborative Efforts Among Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

21 December 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean CIP
  • Caribbean CIP Unit
  • CARICOM
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Collaborative Efforts Among Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

There are currently five Eastern Caribbean countries that currently offer CIPs, namely St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Dominica. Citizenship by Investment Unit representatives and agents from each of the five countries gathered to discuss forming a strong and common regulatory framework to enable them to effectively compete globally.

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Canada’s Opportunity to Attract Foreign Investment is Now

19 December 2016

  • Canada Foreign Investment
  • canada program
  • Chrystia Freeland
  • Investment in Canada
  • Ottawa Investment Agency
Canada’s Opportunity to Attract Foreign Investment is Now

Ottawa is in the process of creating an agency designed to boost foreign investment in Canada. This agency will facilitate the investment process for foreigners, contrary to the U.S. leaning towards a protectionist approach to their economy.

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Canada Changes Application Intake Process for Parent and Grandparent Program 2017

18 December 2016

  • Canada Family Reunification
  • Canada Family Sponsorship
  • canada program
  • IRCC
  • Parent & Grandparent Program
Canada Changes Application Intake Process for Parent and Grandparent Program 2017

As part of its commitment to a fair and transparent immigration system, the Government of Canada has made changes to the Parent and Grandparent Program to improve the application process for all Canadian applicants who would like to sponsor their parents or grandparents.

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Syrian Refugees Commemorate One Year Since Being Welcomed to Canada

17 December 2016

  • Syrian Refugees
Syrian Refugees Commemorate One Year Since Being Welcomed to Canada

More than 350 communities across Canada have welcomed Syrian refugees since last year. While learning a new language, for both students and job-seekers, has not been easy, the warm welcome received from Canadians has helped with the transition.

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Invest in Dominica: The Cheapest Citizenship by Investment Program

14 December 2016

  • Cheapest Citizenship
  • Dominica CIP
  • Dominica EDF
  • dominica program
Invest in Dominica: The Cheapest Citizenship by Investment Program

The Commonwealth of Dominica has so much more to offer than its picturesque landscapes. In recent years, the Caribbean island has established itself as a business and investment center with a thriving construction sector, and continues to attract investors from all around the world.

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Another Continuing Resolution for EB-5

13 December 2016

  • EB-5 Continuing Resolution
  • EB-5 Extension
  • regional centers
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Another Continuing Resolution for EB-5

The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed a Continuing Resolution for the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program that would keep the program open through to next spring without any changes to program policy.

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Canadian Family Class Immigration Programs Cutting Processing Time in Half

12 December 2016

  • Application Processing
  • Canada Family Reunification
  • Canada Family Sponsorship
  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • canada program
  • Processing Times
Canadian Family Class Immigration Programs Cutting Processing Time in Half

Some good news was announced this week for Canadians waiting to be reunited with family: The processing time for family sponsorship will be reduced to only 12 months, instead of 24 months.

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Visa-Free Travel: What Determines the Strength of a Passport?

8 December 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean Passport
  • EU Passport
  • hungary program
  • Travel Freedom
Visa-Free Travel: What Determines the Strength of a Passport?

For citizens holding passports with heavy visa restrictions, travel is a frustrating issue. Fortunately, alternative options are increasing in availability. Many countries throughout the EU and Caribbean offer Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP), which allow foreign nationals to obtain second citizenship (and passport) abroad.

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Applying to Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs)

7 December 2016

  • Caribbean CIP
  • Fast-Track Citizenship
  • saint lucia program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Applying to Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs)

There are many practical reasons people choose the Caribbean as a home away from home. Many Caribbean CIPs are financially affordable and provide both a safe and friendly living environment for applicants and their families.

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Caribbean Life at its Finest

6 December 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean CIP
  • Caribbean Lifestyle
  • Caribbean Passport
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Caribbean Life at its Finest

The Caribbean is an ideal location for those wanting a new life abroad. Even for individuals simply wanting a change of scenery from their native country, the Caribbean offers a multitude of benefits for second citizenship seekers.

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Canada’s Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016

5 December 2016

  • Campbell Cohen Law Firm
  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Immigrant Investor
  • canada program
  • CanadaVisa
  • Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016
Canada’s Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016

Immigration and other professionals from both Canada and internationally will get together to share their vision on how Canada’s entrepreneur and investor programs (federal, provincial, and territorial) can enhance Canadian economy and society.

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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Improvements Scheduled for 2017

4 December 2016

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • LAA
  • MPNP-B
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Improvements Scheduled for 2017

Improvements to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) will help reduce processing times and fast-track nominations to provide skilled applicants with the opportunity to strengthen Manitoba’s economy.

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Acquire a Second Passport Directly Through Investment

1 December 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • malta program
  • Second Passport
  • Travel Freedom
Acquire a Second Passport Directly Through Investment

Second citizenships are chosen based on convenience and affordability. For the ultra wealthy, an extra million Euros or two may be available to spare. For the budget-conscious, maybe the Caribbean is the wiser option.

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Austrian Passports for the Ultra-Wealthy

29 November 2016

  • Austria Citizenship
  • Austria Passport
  • austria program
  • Direct Citizenship
  • European CIP
Austrian Passports for the Ultra-Wealthy

Today, a second citizenship can be legally obtained by means of economic investment in the country in question

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Trump Presidency May Even Be Good for EB-5, Experts Say

27 November 2016

  • 2016 US Election
  • Donald Trump & EB-5 Program
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • EB-5 Investor Visa Program
  • usa program
Trump Presidency May Even Be Good for EB-5, Experts Say

Changes are expected to take place to the EB-5 program; however, experts are foreseeing that the program will continue to succeed under Trump’s presidency.

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The Best New Insurance Policy? Getting a Second Passport

24 November 2016

  • Caribbean CIP
  • European CIP
  • Global Citizen
  • hungary program
  • Second Passport
The Best New Insurance Policy? Getting a Second Passport

These days, having enough money can get you a second passport. A second passport is both your ticket to live in another country as well as to travel freedom. It is without question the ultimate insurance policy.

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Obtain Hungarian Permanent Residence for a Risk-Free Investment

23 November 2016

  • EU Golden Visas
  • Hungary Golden Visa
  • Hungary Permanent Residence
  • hungary program
  • Immigration to Hungary
  • Schengen Region
Obtain Hungarian Permanent Residence for a Risk-Free Investment

The Hungarian Investment Immigration Program provides the opportunity to foreign nationals (non-EU citizens) to acquire permanent residence status in Hungary through an investment in Special Hungary Government Bonds, otherwise known as the Hungary Golden Visa. As of July 1st 2016, there is no longer a six-month temporary permit waiting period; applicants can now “fast track” their way to permanent residency within two months.In the new changes, the requirement for a Hungarian address has also be

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Becoming a Canadian Citizen – In a Nutshell

22 November 2016

  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Citizenship Requirements
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
Becoming a Canadian Citizen – In a Nutshell

It’s not surprising that Canadian citizenship is in high demand. The country offers quality and free healthcare, free education up until high school, top colleges and universities, a family-friendly environment, cultural diversity, and of course Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just to name a few perks.

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Canadian Business Immigration Successes and Shortcomings

21 November 2016

  • Canada Business Immigration
  • Canada Entrepreneur
  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Ontario Entrepreneur Stream
Canadian Business Immigration Successes and Shortcomings

British Columbia and Ontario, among many other provinces, offer their own entrepreneur programs. The Canadian federal government created the Start-up Visa Program in April 2013 which would grant residency only to entrepreneurs who could obtain backing and support from a venture capital fund, angel investor, or start-up incubator.

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Best Travel Destination for 2017? Canada Ranks 1st

17 November 2016

  • british columbia
  • Canada Best Country to Visit
  • canada program
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Travel Guide Canada
  • Travel to Canada
Best Travel Destination for 2017? Canada Ranks 1st

Canada was recently given the great honor of being named the top travel destination for 2017 by Lonely Planet, the world’s biggest travel guide book publisher. After Canada, ...

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Overseas Investors Choose Real Estate in Portugal

16 November 2016

  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Middle East Nationals
  • Portugal Golden Residence Permit
  • portugal program
  • Schengen Region
Overseas Investors Choose Real Estate in Portugal

Portugal’s economy is making a comeback with property prices on the rise. Property owners in Portugal through this program get to enjoy the Portuguese lifestyle as well as obtain visa-free entry into Europe’s Schengen zone.

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Robert De Niro Promotes Antigua and Barbuda

15 November 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Barbuda Real Estate
  • caribbean investment
  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro Promotes Antigua and Barbuda

Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro continues to promote investments in Antigua and Barbuda. De Niro is not only a special envoy of Antigua and Barbuda, but he is a passionate investor himself in a real estate project in Barbuda.

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Trump Election Win has Americans Wanting to Move North – But it isn’t as easy as it seems

14 November 2016

  • 2016 US Election
  • canada program
  • Donald Trump & Immigration
  • Immigration to Canada
Trump Election Win has Americans Wanting to Move North – But it isn’t as easy as it seems

For the few Americans who successfully emigrate across the northern border, it is important to remember that due to the interdependence of the countries, Canada will possibly be the country most affected by Trump’s presidency.

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What is the Processing Time for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)?

13 November 2016

  • Application Processing
  • canada program
  • CSQ Processing
  • QIIP Application
  • QIIP Processing
  • QIIP Processing Times
What is the Processing Time for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)?

QIIP applications are processed at both the provincial level in Quebec as well as the federal level in Canada, and each applicant’s processing time will vary depending on certain factors.

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Real Estate in Europe: A Safe Investment?

10 November 2016

  • Cyprus Residency Program
  • EU Golden Visas
  • EU Real Estate
  • Golden Investor Visa Program
  • malta program
Real Estate in Europe: A Safe Investment?

Many countries around the world offer residency permits in exchange for an investment into the country’s economy. Of all the investor immigration programs, Europe remains one of the most desirable places to obtain residency due to the political stability and, more importantly, the strength of European passports.

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CIP Restructuring In Progress for Saint Lucia

9 November 2016

  • Caribbean CIP
  • caribbean investment
  • Caribbean Real Estate
  • Saint Lucia CIP
  • saint lucia program
CIP Restructuring In Progress for Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia’s government has announced plans to reform their Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP), with investment amounts likely to change. Under St. Lucia’s current Citizenship by Investment Program, there are different investment options available to qualifying candidates who wish to acquire full citizenship of this Caribbean island.

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Electronic Travel Authorization Required for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

7 November 2016

  • canada program
  • Canada Visa-Free Travel
  • Electronic Travel Authorization
  • eTA
  • IRCC
  • Temporary Resident Visa
  • Travel to Canada
Electronic Travel Authorization Required for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

Visa-exempt travellers will be required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to boarding their flight to Canada. Until January 31, 2017 dual citizens whose second citizenship is from a visa-exempt country will be able to apply for a special authorization in order to be allowed to travel to Canada using their valid non-Canadian passport.

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Canada Proposes Amendment to the Age of Dependent Children

6 November 2016

  • Canada Family Reunification
  • Canada Immigration Reform
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Canada
Canada Proposes Amendment to the Age of Dependent Children

The proposed regulatory amendment would add young adult children between the ages of 19 and 21 to the definition of a “dependent child” and enable the inclusion of children staying at home with their parents in order to pursue higher education.

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Canada and Jordan: Taking International Partnerships to New Heights

5 November 2016

  • canada program
  • Canada-Jordan FTA
  • Canada-Jordan Partnership
  • The Middle East
Canada and Jordan: Taking International Partnerships to New Heights

Both Canada and Jordan have expressed their intentions to continue advancing the bilateral partnership the two countries have striven to achieve under the Jordan-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the more recent Audiovisual Co-production Treaty.

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Canada to Issue Visa-Free Travel for Bulgaria & Romania

3 November 2016

  • bulgaria program
  • Bulgarian Visa Regulation
  • canada program
  • eTA
Canada to Issue Visa-Free Travel for Bulgaria & Romania

Bulgarian citizens will soon join many visitors from across the world that will not need to acquire a temporary visa to enter Canada.

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What Documents Should I Include with my I-526 Petition?

1 November 2016

  • EB-5 Commercial Enterprise
  • I-526 Petition
  • regional centers
  • TEA
  • usa program
What Documents Should I Include with my I-526 Petition?

An overview of documents that should be included with your I-526 Petition for the EB-5 Investor Visa Program.

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The Royal Caribbean Tour Starts in Antigua and Barbuda

31 October 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • caribbean investment
  • Caribbean Travel
The Royal Caribbean Tour Starts in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda offer direct citizenship to foreign nationals who invest a specific amount into the country’s economy, granting visa-free travel to over 130 countries.

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What is an I-526 Petition?

30 October 2016

  • EB-5 Application
  • EB-5 Projects
  • I-526 Petition
  • regional centers
  • usa program
What is an I-526 Petition?

An overview for filing an I-526 Petition for the US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

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Will Rising Employment Performance in Québec Benefit Immigrants?

27 October 2016

  • Canada Immigrant Employment
  • canada program
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • new brunswick
  • succession connect
Will Rising Employment Performance in Québec Benefit Immigrants?

Kathleen Weil says foreign immigration to Canada is vital for Québec’s economic livelihood and advocates businesses in Québec to adopt the new immigration strategies implemented by the Canadian government.

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Healthcare in Canada: An Overview

26 October 2016

  • canada program
  • Canadian Healthcare
  • Healthcare in Canada
  • Immigration Consultant in Jordan
Healthcare in Canada: An Overview

The quality of healthcare in Canada is relatively high compared to much of the world and regardless of where you live in Canada, emergency medical services are provided for residents and citizens for free.

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Immigration Fraud: Don’t Be the Next Victim!

25 October 2016

  • canada program
  • Immigration Consultant in Jordan
  • Immigration Fraud
  • immigration lawyer in amman
  • usa program
Immigration Fraud: Don’t Be the Next Victim!

Immigration fraud is an unfortunate reality and clients should be aware that fraud is everywhere, and have the knowledge to identify fake immigration services or potential scam.

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Canadian Immigration Law: Refusal and Inadmissibility

24 October 2016

  • Canada Immigration Policy
  • Canada Inadmissibility
  • canada program
  • Healthcare in Canada
  • immigration lawyer in amman
  • Immigration Refusal
Canadian Immigration Law: Refusal and Inadmissibility

Applicants seeking admission to Canada must pass medical examinations and security checks prior to being granted Canadian residency.

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Education in Canada: A Worthwhile Investment

23 October 2016

  • Canada Education
  • canada program
  • Canada Universities
  • Education in Canada
  • Invest in Education
Education in Canada: A Worthwhile Investment

Canada is home to some of the best and most respected universities in the world; for many foreign national investors, the education system provided by a particular country can be a deciding factor for immigration.

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Difference Between EB-5 Regional Centers/Individual EB-5 Projects

19 October 2016

  • EB-5 Projects
  • regional centers
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
Difference Between EB-5 Regional Centers/Individual EB-5 Projects

Is There a Difference Between EB-5 Regional Centers vs Individual EB-5 Projects

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New Brunswick Immigrant Entrepreneurial Opportunities

18 October 2016

  • canada program
  • new brunswick
  • succession connect
New  Brunswick Immigrant Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Permanent Residency through Investment in Canada

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Will Canada Introduce a New Federal Immigrant Investor Program?

13 October 2016

  • canada program
  • Federal Immigrant Investor Program
  • FIIP
Will Canada Introduce a New Federal Immigrant Investor Program?

The Federal government of Canada has been discussing introducing a new investment immigration program designed to attract high net worth individuals to the country. Canada’s Immigration Minister, John McCallum, announced that a new program is in the works that would allow foreign nationals to obtain Canadian permanent residency in exchange for a significant investment into Canada’s economy.

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Obtain a European Passport Through Malta’s Immigrant Investor Program

13 October 2016

  • EU Golden Visas
  • European CIP
  • Malta CIP
  • Malta Golden Visa
  • malta program
Obtain a European Passport Through Malta’s Immigrant Investor Program

Investors from around the world are applying for second passports in increasing numbers, following the ever-growing trend of the wealthy

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Canada: Home to Three of the Top Five Most Liveable Cities in the World

9 October 2016

  • british columbia
  • Canada Lifestyle
  • Canada Most Livable Cities
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • Ontario
Canada: Home to Three of the Top Five Most Liveable Cities in the World

The Economist Intelligence Unit published a report of its liveability survey that assessed which cities around the world provided the best (or worst) living conditions. For the survey, each city was assigned a rating of comfort for over 30 factors in five different categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

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Confidence in UK Economy on the Rise

8 October 2016

  • Brexit and Immigration
  • EU Golden Visas
  • Immigration to UK
  • UK Economy
  • uk program
Confidence in UK Economy on the Rise

Although the initial backlash of the Brexit outcome may have slowed investor immigration to the UK at first, there’s no doubt that interest in settlement remains high now that the dust has settled.

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EB-5 Extended to December 2016

3 October 2016

  • EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Investor
  • regional centers
  • usa program
EB-5 Extended to December 2016

Last Wednesday, U.S. Congress extended the EB-5 investor visa program once more, allowing it to run until December 9th without change. The program was set to expire on the last day of September this year, however, given that it’s an election year, it was no surprise that the extension was voted.

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Huge Decrease in Minimum Investment for Cypriot Citizenship

29 September 2016

  • Cyprus Citizenship
  • Cyprus Investment
  • cyprus program
  • Cyprus Residence Permit
Huge Decrease in Minimum Investment for Cypriot Citizenship

A few changes have been made to the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program recently, enticing even more foreign nationals to invest in the country. The Cyprus Government is capitalizing on the Brexit movement as investors continue to search for EU citizenship.

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Canada Ranked 3rd Best Country to Live in for Expats

24 September 2016

  • Canada Economy
  • Canada Lifestyle
  • Canada Most Livable Cities
  • canada program
  • Expats in Canada
  • Healthcare in Canada
Canada Ranked 3rd Best Country to Live in for Expats

HSBC recently published its Expat Explorer Report, ranking the top countries in the world to live as a foreigner. 27,000 immigrants from 190 different countries were surveyed for the report. They were asked how easy it was for them to work, live, and raise a family in the country they lived in. With the results, HSBC calculated a score for each of three categories: economics, experience, and family. The average of the combined numbers was then used to establish a ranking of the best (and worst)

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Financially Sound Options Available for Those Wanting EU Passports

19 September 2016

  • cyprus program
  • EU Citizenship
  • eu immigration
  • EU Passport
  • EU Permanent Residency
Financially Sound Options Available for Those Wanting EU Passports

Immigration in the Middle East and North Africa is at an all time high, with immigration happening in a myriad of different capacities: asylum seekers, refugees, migrant laborers, and most recently, business immigrants. Globalism, and participation in the global community, gets easier and easier each passing year, as companies, governments, and individuals connect both virtually and through travel.

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Turkish Citizens Looking for a Way Out

6 September 2016

  • EU Citizenship
  • eu immigration
  • EU Permanent Residency
  • hungary program
  • malta program
  • Middle East Nationals
Turkish Citizens Looking for a Way Out

Turkey is experiencing some of the worst political unrest in history. Today, more than ever, high net worth individuals are applying for citizenship and residency by investment programs to escape the country’s current nightmare.

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Quebec or USA: An In-Depth Comparison of the World’s Top Investor Visa Programs

6 September 2016

  • canada program
  • EB-5 Requirements
  • QIIP Financing
  • QIIP vs. USA EB-5
  • regional centers
  • usa program
Quebec or USA: An In-Depth Comparison of the World’s Top Investor Visa Programs

Both the EB-5 and QIIP are among the most popular programs in today’s investment visa market. Each program has its advantages and disadvantages.

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Second Passports in High Demand as Global Wealth Increases

29 August 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • dominica program
  • Second Passport
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Second Passports in High Demand as Global Wealth Increases

Businesses today can operate in multiple countries with relative ease. Businesspeople, on the other hand, are faced with travel difficulties and obstacles.

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The SEC Makes Protecting Investors a Top Priority

28 August 2016

  • EB-5 Investor
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • USA EB-5 Program
  • usa program
The SEC Makes Protecting Investors a Top Priority

The US EB-5 Investor program grants foreign nationals a US green card in return for a US$500,000 or US$1 million investment in a Regional Center or new business respectively.

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Breaking News: New Online Process Simplifies and Speeds up Ontario Entrepreneur Category Application

24 August 2016

  • canada program
  • Expression of Interest
  • OINP
  • Ontario Entrepreneur Stream
Breaking News: New Online Process Simplifies and Speeds up Ontario Entrepreneur Category Application

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has just launched an online application system which simplifies the application process for the Entrepreneur Stream, from submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to submitting a formal application if invited to apply.

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Why Immigration is Good for the UK

23 August 2016

  • brexit
  • Brexit and Immigration
  • UK Permanent Residence
  • uk program
Why Immigration is Good for the UK

The driving force behind the Brexit result of the June referendum was the perception that migration was having a negative impact on the UK.

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Caribbean Citizenship by Investment: The Hottest Trend for the Wealthy

22 August 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • Caribbean CIP
  • saint lucia program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Caribbean Citizenship by Investment: The Hottest Trend for the Wealthy

The Caribbean is not just a destination for tourists anymore. Foreign investors from around the world are calling the Caribbean their home, and are welcomed to the islands through Caribbean citizenship allows individuals to become global citizens, and obtaining a second passport to the islands is currently a global trend.

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Research Is Key: Choosing the Right Regional Center

22 August 2016

  • EB-5 Requirements
  • I-526 Petition
  • Investor Green Card
  • regional centers
  • US Green Card
  • usa program
Research Is Key: Choosing the Right Regional Center

The US EB-5 Program offers an investor green card to high net worth individuals who can make a US$1 million investment in a new enterprise or a US$500,000 in an approved Regional Center, as well as create 10 jobs for qualifying American citizens or residents.

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What the Future Holds for Canadian Immigration

21 August 2016

  • Canada Citizenship
  • Canada Family Reunification
  • Canada Permanent Residency
  • canada program
  • IRCC
What the Future Holds for Canadian Immigration

This year, Canada’s Liberal Government has held several meetings across Canada to obtain opinions and advice on how to better the future of Canada’s immigration system.

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Can Funds for the EB-5 Investment be Gifted? And Other Important Questions on Source of Funds

14 August 2016

  • EB-5 Investment Funds
  • EB-5 Requirements
  • QIIP vs. USA EB-5
  • usa program
Can Funds for the EB-5 Investment be Gifted? And Other Important Questions on Source of Funds

You’ve researched and selected a Regional Center in which to invest US$500,000 for the EB-5 program. Now what? In addition to having sufficient funds to complete the investment, one must prove that the funds came from a licit source and were legally acquired.

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Cap Reached for the Quebec Self-Employed Category

9 August 2016

  • canada program
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • quebec entrepreneur
  • Quebec Self-Employment
Cap Reached for the Quebec Self-Employed Category

The maximum number of applications that could be received under the Quebec Self-Employed worker category has been attained this week, and the program is consequently closed. The government of Quebec started intake of applications in April 2016 and was accepting only 50 applications under this immigration category.

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Canada Looking to Increase Number of French-Speaking Immigrants

9 August 2016

  • Canada PNP
  • canada program
  • Francophone Immigration
  • French Language Quebec
  • Immigration to Quebec
  • IRCC
Canada Looking to Increase Number of French-Speaking Immigrants

The Premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories have settled on an immigration target for French-speakers outside the province of Quebec of 5%, exceeding the federal government’s target of 4% by the year 2018.

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Antigua and Barbuda Strives for Excellence

7 August 2016

  • Antigua and Barbuda CIP
  • Antigua and Barbuda Program
  • U/HNWI Immigration
Antigua and Barbuda Strives for Excellence

Antigua and Barbuda celebrates Emancipation Day every August 1st and this year marked the 182nd year of the country’s full emancipation from slavery. In his Emancipation Speech, Prime Minister Gaston Browne told citizens that the country must “think b