BRICS Demand Helps UK Tier-1 Investor Visa Shrug Off Brexit Blues

BRICS Demand Helps UK Tier-1 Investor Visa Shrug Off Brexit Blues

Political stability, predictable economic policies, and increased economic cooperation with other countries – Brexit negated all that made it a popular destination for foreign investors.  Even so,  UK Tier-1 Investor Visa data shows a clear and marked surge in demand among wealthy investors from the BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Between…

Canada Start-Up Visa: Continued Rise in New Permanent Resident Applicants in 2019

Canada Start-Up Visa: Continued Rise in New Permanent Resident Admissions in 2019

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program is seeing a steady rise in the number of new permanent residents (main applicants). In 2019, the total number of new permanent resident admissions reached 510, more than double the 250 welcomed in 2018. The numbers have been steadily increasing over the last five years under the program, which grants unconditional Canadian…

Application Window For Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Delayed Until April 2021

Application Window For Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Delayed Until April 2021

The opening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program has been until April 1, 2021 by the Quebec government. The decision was announced in the Official Quebec Gazette on Wednesday May 20, 2020. Originally, the QIIP was schedule to reopen on July 1, 2020, after it was paused on August 31, 2019. It has been reported…

Ontario Entrepreneur Candidates: What to do if You Are Affected by COVID-19

Ontario Entrepreneur Candidates: What to do if You Are Affected by COVID-19

Ontario immigration has published detailed advice for Entrepreneur stream candidates in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic state of emergency. Canada’s most populous province is still answering inquiries, processing applications and issuing invitations to apply through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), including the Entrepreneur stream. Candidates having difficulty obtaining information and documents are advised…

Australia Significant Investor Visa: Fund Managers Want Longer Stay and Shorter Lock-In

Australia Significant Investor Visa: Fund Managers Want Longer Stay and Shorter Lock-In

Fund managers catering to wealthy Chinese investors have come up with suggestions on Australia’s Significant Investor Program.  The last major review of Australia’s Significant Investor Program in 2015 led to significant changes like bar on residential real estate purchase and mandatory investments in venture capital, private equity funds, and small cap/emerging companies’ funds. With the…