Quebec Opens New 2016 Immigrant Investor Program

Immigration authorities in the Province of Quebec announced they will begin accepting new applications under its highly successful Quebec Immigrant Investor Program for a limited period beginning May 30th2016 and ending February 28th 2017. This comes as welcome news for high net worth individuals looking for an attractive passive investment program offering Canadian permanent residence. The…

Canadian tax opportunities for foreign business owners

Canada offers a number of permanent immigration options for business investors. Many business immigrants to Canada own and operate a business in their country of origin.  For these immigrants, one of the most significant benefits of moving to Canada, largely overlooked by most consultants, can be the ability to distribute the accumulated profits of their…

Reducing Application Backlogs is Vital to the Integrity of US EB-5 Visa Program

The US investment immigration program, the EB-5 visa, is a small program that contributes less than 2% of the total number of immigrants entering the United States each year. Around 4000 families gain the right to live in the USA through this program. Yet, this program, allowing affluent individuals to obtain the US Green Card…

UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Hit by Domestic Issues and International Risks

Speculation of Britain’s exit from the European Union is likely to hurt demand for the country’s investment immigration program. Despite reiterating its commitment to facilitate easy entry of skilled immigrants, repeated tinkering with the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa has resulted in a sharp fall in demand in recent times. In November 2014, the minimum…

Investment Immigration Nations Ranked in the Top-30 in the 2016 Visa Restriction Index

The 2016 edition of the Visa Restrictions Index that ranks countries according to the travel privileges enjoyed by citizens saw the UK fall from first rank, held since 2012, to the third spot. Just 21 out of the 199 nations retained their previous year’s ranking in the Index. Despite the flux, visa-free travel seems to…