Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Program: Safe, Robust and Credible

Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Program: Safe, Robust and Credible

Investment immigration programs have long been criticized by multinational bodies like the European Parliament.  The loudest and harshest criticism has been reserved for EU golden visa programs, especially the citizenship-by-investment programs offered by Cyprus and Malta.  EU Citizenship: Worth the Price Fast-track Cypriot citizenship does not come cheap. The applicant must invest at least €2…

BRICS Demand Helps UK Tier-1 Investor Visa Shrug Off Brexit Blues

BRICS Demand Helps UK Tier-1 Investor Visa Shrug Off Brexit Blues

Political stability, predictable economic policies, and increased economic cooperation with other countries – Brexit negated all that made it a popular destination for foreign investors.  Even so,  UK Tier-1 Investor Visa data shows a clear and marked surge in demand among wealthy investors from the BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Between…

Investment Hike Deferred as EB-5 Visa Receives Yet Another Short-Term Extension

Investment Hike Deferred as EB-5 Visa Receives Yet Another Short-Term Extension

Plans to increase investment thresholds for the U.S. EB-5 visa program have again been deferred, with the latest temporary extension expiring on December 7, 2018. Despite widespread agreement that the program requires updating, consensus on exactly how that update will look has again proven elusive. Lawmakers agree that the minimum investment to qualify for the…