Changes US Lawmakers May Consider When Renewing the EB-5 Program

With the US Congress opting for a temporary extension of the EB-5 Program, immigrant experts and economic analysts anticipate lawmakers will introduce significant changes to the new program in mid December 2015.  This is the period when a further renewal is required for the program to continue.     Here are some of the areas for anticipated…

Tier 1 Investor Visa Criticized for Subsidizing Wealthy Migrants at Taxpayers’ Cost

The UK Tier 1 Investor visa has come under fire from the head of the independent Migration Advisory Committee appointed by the government for effectively using taxpayers’ money to subsidize the stay of wealthy investors in the country. The UK Tier 1 Investor visa program is very popular among Chinese investors, whose 357 visas accounted for…

EB-5 Investors File Temporary Extensions to Apply before Investment Limit is Raised

With the US Congress preferring a temporary extension of the EB-5 program until December 2015, wealthy investors are rushing to apply for the US Green Card under the existing rules. With the controversial program coming under fire from critics for low investment requirements, widespread gerrymandering, and lack of oversight, immigration experts anticipate lawmakers to introduce…

Portugal Golden Visa Program Offers Permanent Residence with Attractive Tax Benefits

Unlike EU citizens, non-EU individuals must reside in Portugal to qualify for Permanent Residence in the country. Portugal Golden Visa program allows non-EU citizens to qualify for fast-track permanent residence in lieu of complying with specific investment-related and other requirements. Portugal Golden Visa program offers multiple investment options for applicants seeking permanent residence in the…

180-Day Non-Residence Allowance -an Attractive Feature of the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

The UK’s Tier 1 Investor Visa is popular among investment immigrants seeking fast-track permanent residence in the UK. Approved investments of £2 million or higher will entitle the applicant to leave to remain in the UK for three years and four months. Continued compliance with investment norms will result in grant of indefinite leave to…