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Q1 Figures Indicate NZ Investor Visa Program in Decline – Rejections Hit 43%

October 23, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The first quarter of New Zealand’s 2019-2020 reporting year ended on September 30th and figures released this month indicate the performance of the country’s investor visas is on a decidedly downward path. Among applicants to the NZ$3 million category 2 option, New Zealand approved 36 and...

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cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , cyprus , data , europe , intel-data , statistics

Investment in Cyprus CIP Passes EUR 1 Billion With Months to Spare

October 22, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Partly spurred on by a pending price-hike, investors have picked up some EUR 1.1 billion in (mostly) real estate assets so far this year. Figures obtained by StockWatch Cyprus indicate 550 investors have gained approvals for their CIP-applications in the year to date, a number just...

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athens , editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , processing , processing-times , residence-by-investment , risvas , rozakis , varnavas

Greek Capital-Region Immigration Offices Not Taking Any New Golden Visa Applications

October 22, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Immigration offices in the Greek capital region are turning away golden visa applications due to a lack of capacity. Fortunately, regional offices are picking up the slack. In June this year, Greek authorities moved to permit applicants to Europe’s most popular residence by investment program to...

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greece , hong-kong , im-people-in-the-news , portugal

Investment Migration People in the News – Oct 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In this weekly segment, we provide a roundup of industry personalities’ appearances in the traditional media over the past week. The ongoing unrest in Hong Kong and its effects on Portugal’s golden visa and real estate market was a common theme this week. People who made...

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The Investment Migration Market Gets a New Networking Platform

October 21, 2019

SPINSponsor   System for Professional Immigration Networking (SPIN), a new networking platform, was launched in October. The platform enables immigration companies to receive 200-400 enquiries from direct prospects every day, and to access 600+ contacts for decision-makers of the world’s major immigration agencies. SPIN is an online database of...

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data , editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , intel-data , record , residence-by-investment , statistics

Preliminary Data Points to Record Year for Residence by Investment in Europe in 2019

October 21, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   As the contours of 2019’s full-year figures begin to take shape, the empirical data increasingly indicate Europe’s residence by investment market will have its best year yet. Half-year approval numbers are now publicly available for five out of Europe’s seven major residence by investment programs (RIPs...

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data , eu , europe , golden-visa , intel-data , residence-by-investment , spain , statistics

Up 80%: Approvals for Spain’s Residence by Investment Program Hit All-Time High in H1 2019

October 19, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In its latest statistical release on foreign residents in Spain, the Ministry of Employment, Migration, and Social Security reveals that approvals for the country’s residence by investment program (colloq.: Golden Visa) reached unprecedented levels in the first half of 2019. The number of investment-based residence permits...

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cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , europe , opinion , opinion-of-the-editor

Politicians, Media Focus on CIP “Backdoor” to Europe; Front Door Barely Guarded

October 18, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Opinion of the editor European politicians, Transparency International, Global Witness, the Guardian, and many other outfits ideologically antipathetic to the granting of citizenship or residence permits on the basis of merit have characterized CIPs as a security threat, a money-laundering mechanism, a corruption risk, and a...

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More Than 500 Investors From 15 Countries to Visit Conference in Cannes

October 17, 2019

ILP Expo CannesSponsor   The third annual Cannes International Luxury Property and Residency Conference will be held 7-8 November at Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes, France. The event will be attended by real estate buyers and potential immigrant investors from 15 countries.  Special Offer from the Cannes International Luxury...

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additional-dependents , caribbean , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , cost , dependents , policy , price

The Cost of Granting Citizenship to Newborns When the Rest of the Family Already Have It

October 17, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Those applying for a CIP know it involves a substantial fee upfront and, also, that the fee will increase when including a spouse and other family members. But few applicants realize that additional fees may become applicable in the future, for example when they have children after the...

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