Affluent Filipinos Eye Permanent Residence Abroad Through Investment Programs

High net worth Filipinos seeking fast-track residence or citizenship in foreign countries are increasingly relying on investment immigration programs to move to Europe, Canada, the USA, Australia, Hong Kong and other nations. Europe is the preferred destination with nations like Portugal, Monaco, the UK, and Switzerland being preferred by English-speaking citizens of the Philippines. Such…

Antigua Citizenship by Investment Target for 2016  is $200M

Antigua and Barbuda has set an ambitious target of raising $200 million from its popular citizenship by investment program in 2016. The Acting CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit affirmed the country’s commitment to thorough due diligence and security checks. He stated that the existing due diligence process will be tightened further due to…

Best Compliance Practices for EB-5 Applicants

The US EB-5 visa program was introduced to help boost investment and job creation in the United States through issue of permanent residence to individuals investing between $500,000 and $1 million in commercial enterprises in the USA. While the program rules are the same for all investors, applicants must consider important practices to avoid complications…

St. Lucia’s Investment Immigration Program – Important Safeguards for Effective Due Diligence

After announcing the launch of its St. Lucia’s investment immigration program in October 2015, St. Lucia has become yet another Caribbean nation offering economic citizenship to wealthy international applicants. St. Lucia requires applicants to have a minimum net worth of $3 million. Further, they must fulfill one out of the three investment options—$200,000 in a sovereign…