New Restrictive Rules Leads to Decline in Demand for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

Recent changes to the Quebec Immigration Investor Program have led to a drastic fall in the popularity of one of the world’s oldest investment immigration programs. Wealthy Chinese investors, who constituted a significant component of applicants, now prefer other cheaper and less onerous programs than the Quebec residency program. In the past, thousands of high…

Will India Overtake China as the Next Big Source of Global Real Estate Investments?

Over the past few years, the international real estate sector has witnessed a significant increase in inflow of investment from Chinese buyers. Countries like Spain, Portugal, and even the USA are trying to attract investors by offering permanent residency through investment immigration programs. Investors are also being courted with significant tax benefits. Chinese investors, seeking…

Overview of Anticipated Changes in Australia’s Significant Investor Program

Australia announced the suspension of its Investment Immigration scheme pending the introduction of revised rules for the Significant Investor stream of the Business Innovation and Investment Provisional Visa (subclass 188). All new nominations under the program will take place under the new rules set to come into force from 1st July, 2015. The Department of…

Security Concerns in the UK over St. Kitts & Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment Program

In an interview with the October, the British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Victoria Dean, expressed serious concerns about the way the St. Kitts & Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment Program was being run. According to the top British official in the region, the Program was posing a serious security threat to the…