Trump Widely Expected to Support Lucrative U.S. EB-5 Program

Industry experts expect U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to favour the continuation of the EB-5 investment immigration program, the future of which has been under threat over the last two years. Trump’s knowledge of the real estate industry and understanding of the importance of capital inflow will mean his outright support for the program, many are…

Wealthy Americans Look for Secondary Residence and Citizenship

Uncertainty over the direction in which Donald Trump is about to take America is expected to result in a spike in wealthy U.S. citizens looking for alternative residence and citizenship. Investment immigration is a thriving industry in the Caribbean and Europe, with multiple options for high net worth candidates looking for back-up passports, or a…

Golden Visa Investors to Escape New Portugal Real Estate Tax

Investors in Portugal’s golden visa program are set to escape a new property tax to be imposed in 2017. Portugal’s government will impose a 0.3 per cent levy on all taxpayers owning real estate valued at more than €600,000. The real estate threshold for the permanent residency-by-investment program is €500,000. It is unclear whether the…

Will U.K. Still Be Attractive to Migrants Post-Brexit?

Does the U.K. remain an attractive destination for immigrants despite the impending exit from the European Union? The answer is yes, centred around the high standard of living and the world class education system the country has to offer. However, if the planned ‘hard Brexit’ is put into practice, the number of ways a high…