EB-5 Visa Due Diligence Best Practices & Challenges

The US EB-5 program offers permanent residence to investors making at-risk investments of $1 million in an enterprise or Regional Center, which is reduced to $500,000 if such enterprise or Regional Center is located in a rural area or a Targeted Employment Area. Further, the investment must, in order for the applicant to qualify for…

EB-5 Visa Due Diligence Best Practices & Challenges

The US EB-5 program offers permanent residence to investors making at-risk investments of $1 million in an enterprise or Regional Center, which is reduced to $500,000 if such enterprise or Regional Center is located in a rural area or a Targeted Employment Area. Further, the investment must, in order for the applicant to qualify for…

South Africans Look to Portugal and the UK as Preferred Investment Immigration Destinations

Portugal’s Golden Visa program is very popular among wealthy South African investors seeking the dual benefits of attractive investment real-estate opportunities and permanent residence in the EU along with accompanying travel privileges and other benefits. Around 100 South African investors have, till date, acquired properties in Portugal that either meet or exceed the minimum requirements…

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program Garners €2.5 Billion in Two Years 

Presenting the annual budget for 2016, the Cypriot Interior Minister stated that Cyprus Citizenship by Investment has attracted investments worth €2.5billion since its introduction in 2013. Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program requires deposit of €5 million in a Cypriot bank, investment of the sum in bonds or equity shares in the country, or purchase of a property…