Ottawa Has No Plans to Challenge Quebec on Investor Immigrants

The federal government is not about to challenge Quebec over its immigration programs, despite British Columbia’s claim its economy is hurt by the French-speaking province’s system. The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP), currently accepting 1900 new applications in 2017 is the source of B.C.’s frustration, as evidence suggests the vast majority of the mainly-Chinese nationals given visas…

Canada Imposes Visa Restriction on Antigua and Barbuda Citizens

Canada has taken a surprise move to impose a visa requirement on citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. Ottawa announced on Monday, June 26, 2017 that all citizens of the Caribbean nation would require a visa as of 5.30am on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Any previously granted Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is defunct as of this…

Portugal Businesses To Benefit From Golden Visa Investment Plan

The Portugal immigration golden visa program is set to change some of its thresholds to boost investment in businesses. Under the new rules, investment requirements in Portuguese companies will range from €200,000 to €350,000, while the threshold for real estate requirement will rise to €500,000. Current rules call for a €350,000 investment in real estate…

Thailand Elite Investment Visa

Thailand is famous for its beaches, palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples. It is a sought-after vacation destination and offers an opulent quality of life for high net worth individuals. Capital Bangkok features an ultra modern core interspersed with more traditional Thai hospitality. The Thai government runs Thailand Elite, an investment immigration program granting residency…