US EB-5 Developer Welcomes Tighter Regulation of Program

The developers and real estate companies who use the US EB-5 investment immigration program lawfully have welcomed potential tightened regulations under Donald Trump. While the USA immigration program has received bad press for a series of problems with fraud, there are thousands of good-faith projects across America that would never have succeeded without EB-5 funding.…

Australia Significant Investor Visa Considering Language Requirement

Australia has hinted it could introduce an English language requirement as part of its residency-by-investment program. The changes will come as part of a full review into the Australian Significant Investor Visa, for which the vast majority of candidates are Chinese nationals. Under the stream, candidates must invest A$5 million and hold the investment for…

Czech Republic Considering New Golden Visa

The Czech Republic is the latest country to consider introducing an investment immigration ‘golden visa’. The European Union member’s lawmakers have seen the success of other programs and could be about to put their own program into the market. An amendment to the country’s foreign residence law is currently being considered by the Czech parliament,…

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) Accepting New Applications

Quebec immigration authorities have begun accepting new applications under the highly successful Quebec Immigrant Investor Program as of May 29, 2017. The application period will end on February 23, 2018. This comes as welcome news for high net worth individuals looking for an attractive passive investment program offering Canadian permanent residence. The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program is…

Portugal Golden Visa attracts Investment Worth $3b

Investment in Portugal’s Golden Visa has crossed the $3 billion threshold, according to the European country’s immigration department. Figures show $2.7 billion out of the total was invested in property, with the remainder flowing in through the capital transfer stream of the popular investment immigration program. The total number of visas issued reached 4,881 in…