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51% of Service Providers Think Small-State CIPs Will Offer Discounts in Response to Pandemic

April 5, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Over the last 48 hours, we’ve conducted an informal survey of 31 investment migration service providers from Europe, the Middle East, East- and Southeast Asia, as well as the Americas on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the market right now, what effect they expect it...

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10 On The Weekend – Alexander Varnavas: “Real Estate is The King in This Industry”

April 4, 2020

Ten On The Weekend is a weekly feature on IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each weekend, we ask the same ten questions to a different industry figure, letting readers get to know the interviewee on a more personal and informal level than they might in an ordinary business...

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In a Pandemic World, Vanuatu Has Placed Itself Under a Microscope

April 3, 2020

David LesperanceLesperance & Associates   My original article of Feb. 25, 2020, which questioned the viability of Vanuatu’s Honorary Citizenship program, has generated some controversy. Most notable was a response from James E. Harris of the Vanuatu Investment Migration Bureau. He published a follow-up article on March 2, 2020. These two articles,...

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The Importance of Picking the Right Location For a Second Home Is Now Palpable

April 2, 2020

Aran HawkerDirector, CIP Turkey   During these troubled times, I, like many others, I’m sure, have been receiving frantic calls from friends, family members, and business associates about what to do next. Whether it’s about temporarily closing their business, practicing social distancing, or complete self-quarantine, some of these calls have...

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IMI Talent: Results-Only, Fixed-Price Headhunting For Investment Migration Firms

April 1, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Finding the right people to hire for your investment migration business is challenging. It’s a highly specialized field with a relatively small pool of suitable candidates. The big job listing sites don’t have a job category called “investment migration”. No university offers an MSc in Golden...

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Brookes: Why Now Is The Very Best Moment To Market Second Citizenship

April 1, 2020

Andre BothmaCape Town   The sudden proliferation of the Coronavirus and resultant global lockdowns have blindsided marketers across virtually every sector and industry. For many brands, the knee-jerk reaction has been to trim back their marketing budgets, pause campaigns altogether, or even scale back their businesses. While this, at first...

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Cyprus Govt. Calls For Fast-Track Processing, St Kitts, St Lucia CIPs Go Fully Digital

March 31, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In the latest round of Corona-responses, the CIPs of Saint Kitts & Nevis and Saint Lucia announce they are also moving their processing entirely online, while the Cypriot government aims to speed up CIP application handling. In a measure brought to our attention by Astons, and...

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Reader Mailbox: Will The Covid/Economic Crisis Make RCBI Real Estate More Attractive?

March 30, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Every week, the editor of IMI receives a variety of questions and interesting comments pertaining to the residence and citizenship by investment market. Many of the questions are recurring. Rather than answering the same question multiple times to individuals, we’ll be posting answers to them in...

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Pandemic Reveals Disparities in Processing System Robustness Among RCBI Programs

March 29, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   An audio version of this article is available in the IMI Club Members’ Lounge The Citizenship by Investment Programme is to Dominica what oil extraction is to OPEC countries; an essential service and a vital source of revenue that remains operational, no matter the circumstances. In...

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10 On The Weekend – Kianoush Mahmoudi: “I’ve Been in Lockdown for One Month Now”

March 28, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Ten On The Weekend is a weekly feature on IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each weekend, we ask the same ten questions to a different industry figure, letting readers get to know the interviewee on a more personal and informal level than they might in...

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