Citizenship by Investment Competition Heats Up In Caribbean

Caribbean Nations Dominate World’s Most Popular Citizenship Programs

Caribbean nations dominate the citizenship-by-investment industry, according to the latest Financial Times Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Index. The Index ranks the world’s citizenship programs and the top five positions were held by Caribbean nations—Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia.  About Economic Citizenship Programs Economic citizenship or investment immigration programs…

How Portugal’s Golden Visa Program Sparked Economic Revival

How Portugal’s Golden Visa Program Sparked Economic Revival

Buffeted by a global recession and witnessing a plunge in foreign investment, Portugal introduced its golden visa program in 2012 to attract foreign capital through investment immigration.  The program allowed non-EU nationals to become permanent residents of Portugal by purchasing a property worth at least €500,000.  Today, applicants have numerous other investment options. including €1…

Investment Hike Deferred as EB-5 Visa Receives Yet Another Short-Term Extension

Investment Hike Deferred as EB-5 Visa Receives Yet Another Short-Term Extension

Plans to increase investment thresholds for the U.S. EB-5 visa program have again been deferred, with the latest temporary extension expiring on December 7, 2018. Despite widespread agreement that the program requires updating, consensus on exactly how that update will look has again proven elusive. Lawmakers agree that the minimum investment to qualify for the…