EB-5 Program—No Guarantees for the Coveted US Green Card

Introduced to attract foreign investment and facilitate job creation in the US economy, the program has become very popular among affluent investors since the recent global recession. Recently, the US Congress has extended the investment immigration program till September 30, 2016. There are many myths and misconception surrounding the US EB-5 program. The EB-5 Visa…

Affluent Chinese Investors Reject Australia’s Revamped Significant Investor Visa

Australia’s revamped Significant Investor Visa program that sought to discourage investment immigrants from investing in Australia’s real estate sector has completely fallen out of favor among affluent immigrants. As opposed to 50 applications per month under the old rules, the revised SIV has received just 47 applications between July and December 2015. The biggest deterrent…

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Urges OECS to Cooperate on Investment Immigration Policies

Warning against the perils of an adversarial approach towards economic citizenship, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis urged the members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States to choose a cooperative and integrated approach to the program which is growing in popularity. St. Kitts was the first country to offer citizenship in lieu…

Economic Citizenship is a Preferred Choice for US Citizens Seeking a Second Passport

While the USA has always been a preferred destination for immigrants, rich as well as poor, there is growing demand for economic citizenship or investment immigration programs among affluent individuals including American citizens seeking opportunities outside the USA. Investment immigration is becoming popular internationally because it enables wealthy individuals move to a stable political and…

Investment Immigration Options for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals

A UHNW Luxury Real Estate Report indicates that Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) individuals, generally defined as those with assets in excess of $30 million, are increasingly relying on global investment immigration programs to obtain a second passport. Among the reasons for seeking second citizenship include relocating to a nation offering greater security and stability, reducing personal and…