Balancing Due Diligence with Investor-Friendly Policies Key to Future of Investment Immigration

Balancing Due Diligence with Investor-Friendly Policies Key to Future of Investment Immigration

There are risks and pitfalls in operating investment immigration programs, in which countries have often learned the painful way by making mistakes and facing scandals.  Such risks include misuse of programs for tax evasion, the moral and political implications of putting citizenship up for sale, and the possibility of lax regulation and due diligence leading…

Citizenship by Investment Competition Heats Up In Caribbean

Caribbean Nations Dominate World’s Most Popular Citizenship Programs

Caribbean nations dominate the citizenship-by-investment industry, according to the latest Financial Times Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Index. The Index ranks the world’s citizenship programs and the top five positions were held by Caribbean nations—Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia.  About Economic Citizenship Programs Economic citizenship or investment immigration programs…

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program Garners €2.5 Billion in Two Years 

Presenting the annual budget for 2016, the Cypriot Interior Minister stated that Cyprus Citizenship by Investment has attracted investments worth €2.5billion since its introduction in 2013. Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program requires deposit of €5 million in a Cypriot bank, investment of the sum in bonds or equity shares in the country, or purchase of a property…