Surge in Popularity of Portugal’s Golden Residence Investor Program

Portugal’s Golden Residence Investor Program has seen a huge surge in popularity in the first four months of 2016. A startling set of figures shows investment has risen 45 per cent when compared to the same period last year. Reis Campos, President of the Portuguese Construction and Real Estate Confederation, says the increase should be…

Guide to Malta Investor Program’s Progressive Tax Policy

Taxation is a crucial aspect of deciding which investment immigration program is the right one for you. Investment thresholds involve the need for money up front, but any potential investor should also be researching the tax implications of taking residency, or later citizenship, in a given country. Malta offers both residence and citizenship-by-investment opportunities, and…

Why Wealthy Lebanese are Putting Their Money in Cyprus

Wealthy Lebanese nationals have become key customers of the Cyprus investment immigration programs as they seek a safe haven from potential future conflict in their country and the wider Middle East region. With Cyprus still in full recovery mode following the acute financial troubles of the 2008 economic crash, investment from Lebanese – and other…

Due Diligence on Citizenship-by Investment Crucial, US tells Caribbean Nations

The US has told Caribbean nations with citizenship-by-investment programs to make sure each individual application is given the correct level of due diligence. Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, St Kitts & Nevis and St Lucia all offer programs which grant passports to candidates in return for specified levels of investment. Now the US Embassy in Bridgetown,…

Feds Should Reboot Cash-for-Residence Immigration Program

By: Colin Singer The following appears as an Op-Ed in the Parliament Hill Times – May 11, 2016  The federal government has taken fire for Quebec`s Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) which offers residency to wealthy immigrants, mostly from China. Critics accuse Ottawa of disregarding that the vast majority of these individuals settle in British Columbia…