Cyprus Drops Citizenship Program Investment Threshold to €2m

Cyprus has reduced the investment threshold for its citizenship-by-investment program from €5 million to €2 million across its asset classes. Foreigners can now access Cypriot citizenship for €2.5 million, given the added requirement of a €500,000 real estate purchase. The program has also been made more flexible, with investors able to combine all available categories…

Australia Launches New Entrepreneur Visa

Australia has already begun accepting applications for a new entrepreneur visa. The new stream comes under the country’s Business Innovation and Investment Program. To qualify, the immigrant must secure 200,000 Australian dollars in funding from an agency specified by the Australian government (see below for a full list) in order to start their business in…

Vietnamese Attracted To Europe`s Investment Immigration Programs

Wealthy Vietnamese citizens are being drawn to Europe to obtain residency or a second passport visa investment. Programs such as those in Malta, Cyprus and Portugal are attracting interest because of their quick approval, lack of physical presence requirement and lack of language requirement. Tightened regulations on the US EB-5 visa is a door closer…

EB-5 Offers Green Card and Lower University Costs

High university fees for international students in the US make the EB-5 investment visa a more viable option for parents who want an American university education for their children. Add in that international students are by no means guaranteed a green card after they graduate, and the investment visa becomes an even more attractive option.…